[saymaListserv] Fwd: Re: NEA as Terrorists

Janet Minshall jhminshall at comcast.net
Thu Feb 26 15:22:01 JEST 2004

>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 14:05:28 -0500
>To: "Nancy Whitt" <nmwhitt at samford.edu>
>From: Janet Minshall <jhminshall at comcast.net>
>Subject: Re: NEA as Terrorists
>Hi Nancy and Hi to your Nephew in Atlanta,  Thank you so much for 
>this.  When I heard Bush's Secretary of Education, Ron Paige, on 
>CNN, call the teachers organizations  "terrorists" and indicate that 
>their leadership should be prosecuted I realized that he was, of 
>course, condemning some of the greatest supporters of the Democratic 
>Party. This is probably only the start of a nasty Republican smear 
>campaign to discredit the Democratic base.  Janet
>>from my nephew, a media specialist in an inner city "theme" school in
>>Atlanta, GA.  If you're interested in children's literature or read to
>>children, check out his website.  N.
>>In response to comments by the Secretary of Education
>>I read today that we are terrorists,
>>my colleagues and I.
>>Not your typical terrorists, I'll grant you.
>>We have grammar instead of guerillas
>>car washes instead of car bombs.
>>We are nurturers of children, not their murderers.
>>Preaching education instead of eradication.
>>The NEA not the IRA.
>>Bathroom breaks instead of prison breaks.
>>Holding hands instead of hand grenades.
>>"The earth never tires,
>>     The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first,
>>     Nature is rude and incomprehensible at first,
>>     Be not discouraged, keep on, there are divine things well
>>     I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words
>>                      -Walt Whitman
>>                       Leaves of Grass
>>Frank Rogers
>>frankrogers at mindspring.com

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