Teacher back in class after Bush-Hitl...

Teacher back in class after Bush-Hitler comparison

There are 147 comments on the CNN story from Mar 10, 2006, titled Teacher back in class after Bush-Hitler comparison. In it, CNN reports that:

A high school teacher who was placed on leave after comparing President Bush's State of the Union address to speeches by Adolf Hitler has been reinstated, his attorney and school officials said Friday.

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jsufo

Duvall, WA

#1 Mar 10, 2006
Bush belives he is Hitler....just ask him. The country has no right to know what he's planing or doing, and we're wrong to voice against him. He picks who enters his venues, even has Congressmans wife thrown out because of a shirt she is wearing. This teacher is right and more of us should have the guts to voice our opinon.
lucky wisconsin

Shalimar, FL

#2 Mar 10, 2006
what a moronic statement
mad vet

Barnesville, OH

#3 Mar 10, 2006
I hope this teacher sues the dookey outta the school. Or have our rights to critisize been revoked yet? Actually, now I think about it, our rights to sue someone have been taken away, am I right?

I'm a little confused here. Actually jsufo, Mr. Bush thinks he's a king. A king has the right to make deals with India without consulting Congress, or the Arabs to take over our ports, without consulting Congress, or to spy on his own subjects, without consulting Congress. Please revise your statement, buddy. Now, back to my statement. To help clear up my own confusion here, King George's government should put out a list of rights that we still have, for example...
mad vet

Barnesville, OH

#4 Mar 10, 2006
Oh yeah, and while you were right about getting the congressman's wife thrown out of his State of the Union speech, it was really the woman that she and her husband had invited to sit with them that the police were after.

She's that dead Iraq War soldier's mother who has been staging the protest outside King George's ranch way down yonder, and has begun to collect a following.

King George was quite upset about this matter, calling it an shame that in this great country of his, a relative of someone he had killed should be allowed to wander around the building in a tee shirt!! Shame on them!
Doug Dowdle

AOL

#7 Mar 10, 2006
W 04 Hooah l wrote:
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The teacher was beyond the scope of his intelligence and should stick with the BS topics that he usually spewes out during class. He is way over his head on topics of Politics and war, and apparently has issues with authority. This is what happens from THC over dose.
Isn't it sad that our society has come to this, comparing George W. Bush to Hitler and folks supporting that comparison, I'm convinced we're in deep trouble in America which folks who use that rationale.
Doug Dowdle

AOL

#8 Mar 10, 2006
If he did loose his job teaching he'd be a sure bet for CNN.
Lance Winslow

United States

#9 Mar 10, 2006
You know, I have always said until you meet a man you should not judge him, so unless all you folks know him very well, well then you have no business making these comments really. Mr. George Bush is the President of the United States of America and those who are making these comments should perhaps compare resumes before blowing smoke in the sound and fury. Additionally to all the Bush Haters, with out that hate you have your political party would fall apart at the seams. It is a "hate" which holds you together in a common cause. A chip on the shoulder of your political human grouping you call a political party. It is rather silly to listen to you all carry on about things you have no clue about. Surrendering your minds to the mass media hysteria and they repeating it as if it was original thought, well it only makes you foolish to those of us in the know. Fight on human with all your sound and fury and hate. Bush is a great president and this in not "Monica-Gate" and you are all running out of stuff to debate.
0legoat

Live Oak, FL

#10 Mar 11, 2006
A young rebel espousing doctrine alien to his alledged specialty [geography]. How sad that our children are exposed to such blind doggerel!
aApe

Apopka, FL

#11 Mar 11, 2006
Bush is to Hitler as a piano is to an organ.
Hey, Olegoat - your location, Live Oak (a town full of rebel flags, racism, and exploitation of blacks and Latino immigrants), excuses your ignorance. To correct goat boy: Geography is a hugely political topic, and contributes greatly to political decisions and the interpretation of history.
An apt example or two:
1) Geography was key to Hitler's early military movements - the taking of Austria and the Rhineland, for example.
2) Chimpy's invasion of Iraq. Do you really think we'd be there if there wasn't so much oil there, and it wasn't in such a key location for more invasions, in defense of amerika, inc.? Geology and geography are the reasons we are there.

-aApe

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
--JFK
aApe

Apopka, FL

#12 Mar 11, 2006
Bush is to Hitler as a piano is to an organ.

Olegoat is mistaken.
Geography is a hugely political topic, and contributes greatly to political decisions and the interpretation of history.
An apt example or two:
1) Geography was key to Hitler's early military movements - the taking of Austria and the Rhineland, for example.
2) Chimpy's invasion of Iraq. Do you really think we'd be there if there wasn't so much oil, and the country wasn't in such a key location for more invasions, in defense of amerika, inc.? Geology and geography are the reasons for the invasion.

-aApe
lucky wisconsin

Shalimar, FL

#13 Mar 11, 2006
i am just amazed at people's inability to grasp reality
Kearney

Columbia, MD

#14 Mar 11, 2006
I am getting tired of the Hitler stuff. Reminds me when I was a kid (I am 55 now)... all of kids use to compare each to Hitler because that was all we ever heard from our dad's who fought in WW2. That he was so evil... after a while you start to get a 6th sense about anything sounds like Hitler (aka dictatorship + blind loyalty)... blind loyalty is the is first seed of dictartorship.. so shame on all you folks that are sticking for "hitler"....and "neonazism"...

However, perhaps there are teachers, or rather business owners that fire anyone that did not kiss up to Bush in public.

I am not sure if this issue is as bad as it looks. It does reflect a certain comfort level to speak out your feelings. I am sure the teacher will have learned something from this experience.

We all should drop the "Hitler" and replace it with something more polite...emperorors speak that way... or dictators...if they can reason with you then MUST demand loyalty because they haven't got the reasons.
mad vet

Barnesville, OH

#15 Mar 11, 2006
Good point, Kearney.
Maybe the deeper point here is the issue of our right to our own opinions, as expressed in the First Amendment. We have the right to criticize Bush, but some people forget that right. This teacher was expressing his opinion, and it's unfortunate that he had to do it in front of impressionable minds, but it was HIS opinion, and he should have been slapped on the wrist by school administrators, and asked not to do it again, not sent home and embarrassed nationally.

There are other such cases since this man has stormed the white house. A visiting preacher in California who criticizes Bush cost that church its tax-exempt status. 54000 students in a university in Iowa, who were listening to a Bush speech, and had vowed to stand up and turn their backs on HIM, were told they would be arrested if they did! The recent string of reporters told they would be arrested if they didn't reveal their sources harkens to control of the press.

Regardless of whether those students could have been arrested, or whether this teacher was wrong, our rights are systematically being taken from us.

So, do us all a favor Lance Winslow, move your blinders, horsey, they're blocking our view of the road! In other words, stop using the media you seem to hate so much to tell us that we shouldn't be...!
Twinkie

United States

#16 Mar 11, 2006
Isn't this a great country? We have freedom of speech and cannot be sent to jail or lose our jobs for disagreeing with someone and stating our opinions. Wait a minute!!! Haven't I heard in recent years of people being arrested because they spoke out against some of our political leaders? Gosh, I'd better keep my mouth shut or I'll get 3 hots & a cot.
aApe

Apopka, FL

#17 Mar 11, 2006
Kearney wrote:
...perhaps there are teachers, or rather business owners that fire anyone that did not kiss up to Bush in public...
I'll tell you this - I work for his brother. I'm a civil servant in Flori-duh, and while most of my associates are varying shades of blue (or some, like myself, full on Socialist Red), there are very few that say anything bad about Chimpy to anyone except their most trusted peers.

Many people are worried about retributive firing.
aApe

Apopka, FL

#18 Mar 11, 2006
Twinkie wrote:
...Gosh, I'd better keep my mouth shut or I'll get 3 hots & a cot.
Yeah, maybe you and I will have adjoining cages at Gitmo!
aApe

Apopka, FL

#19 Mar 11, 2006
Kearney wrote:
I am getting tired of the Hitler stuff...
We all should drop the "Hitler" and replace it with something more polite...
I don't know about polite, but I think Mussolini would be a better comparator.
His brand of fascism, like Chimpy's, aspired for a complete merging of corporate and government powers. He believed in a world corporate state. In fact, his black shirts where drawn from assorted corporate security forces.

Chimpy dreams of a world where there won't be a Senator from Texas, but from Texaco.

Also, Mussolini proved his manly man powers by sending his troops to invade Ethiopia! Hmmm, who today is a draft dodging coward, who likes to act tough, and sent his army against another small nation, that didn't have a chance in heck against it?

That's right! CHIMPY!!!!

So from now on, let's all call him "El Duce, the lesser"
Twinkie

United States

#20 Mar 11, 2006
aApe wrote:
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Yeah, maybe you and I will have adjoining cages at Gitmo!
Are they Co-ed?
sultan of swing

Saint Cloud, FL

#21 Mar 11, 2006
Twinkie wrote:
Isn't this a great country? We have freedom of speech and cannot be sent to jail or lose our jobs for disagreeing with someone and stating our opinions. Wait a minute!!! Haven't I heard in recent years of people being arrested because they spoke out against some of our political leaders? Gosh, I'd better keep my mouth shut or I'll get 3 hots & a cot.
example please?
lucky wisconsin

Shalimar, FL

#22 Mar 11, 2006
YOU ARE ALL SO PAMPERED
YOU HAVE NO GRASP OF WHAT A DICTATORSHIP IS
LEARN YOUR WORLD HISTORY

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