I left this comment after reading a Facebook friend’s status about public school funding:
Speaking of school funding, considering funding for schools is taken from our tax dollars, shouldn’t it be public knowledge how that money is spent? Is there some place to go where a breakdown of all the spending is listed? Politicians are always whining about needing more funding for schools, when we already give tons of our tax dollars for failing school systems. Why don’t they post their budgets at the beginning of the fiscal year — listing every single thing on which the money is spent — so that people can see how they money is going to be spent, and then also list the final expenditures at the end of the school year, so that people can see how their money was eventually spent.
There is SO much corruption and wasteful spending in every single government program, I have no doubt the same exists in the public school system. As such, instead of whining for higher taxes and more money for public schools, let’s make sure they are spending their *current* budget properly.
Has our society broken down so much that we have forgotten how to count to 10?!!?
Let me break it down for you…
There was no Year Zero. Is there a Month Yero? No, January is Month 1. Is there a Day Zero? No, today is Day 1 of Month 1 of Year 2010.
Now, expanding on that, we understand that 2010 is the 10th Year of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century. 2011 will be the start of the next decade. It will be the 1st Year of the 2nd Decade of the 21st Century.
1st Century: 1 AD – 100 AD
2nd Century: 101 AD to 200 AD
3rd Century: 201 AD to 300 AD
4th Century: 301 AD to 400 AD
5th Century: 401 AD to 500 AD
6th Century: 501 AD to 600 AD
7th Century: 601 AD to 700 AD
8th Century: 701 AD to 800 AD
9th Century: 801 AD to 900 AD
10th Century: 901 AD to 1000 AD
11th Century: 1001 AD to 1100 AD
12th Century: 1101 AD to 1200 AD
13th Century: 1201 AD to 1300 AD
14th Century: 1301 AD to 1400 AD
15th Century: 1401 AD to 1500 AD
16th Century: 1501 AD to 1600 AD
17th Century: 1601 AD to 1700 AD
18th Century: 1701 AD to 1800 AD
19th Century: 1801 AD to 1900 AD
20th Century: 1901 AD to 2000 AD
21st Century: 2001 AD to 2100 AD
1st Decade (of 1st Century): 1 AD to 10 AD
2nd Decade: 11 AD to 20 AD
3rd Decade: 21 AD to 30 AD
4th Decade: 31 AD to 40 AD
5th Decade: 41 AD to 50 AD
6th Decade: 51 AD to 60 AD
7th Decade: 61 AD to 70 AD
8th Decade: 71 AD to 80 AD
9th Decade: 81 AD to 90 AD
10th Decade: 91 AD to 100 AD
1st Decade (of 2nd Century): 101 AD to 110 AD
[ . . . ]
1st Decade (of 3rd Century): 201 AD to 210 AD
[ . . . ]
1st Decade (of 21st Century): 2001 AD to 2010 AD
And, for that matter, 2000 was not the start of the next millenium. 2001 was the start of the 3rd Millenium.
Millenium 1: 1 AD to 1000 AD
Millenium 2: 1001 AD to 2000 AD
Millenium 3: 2001 AD to 3000 AD
UPDATE 12/09/2009: Here’s yet another example of America-hating from Howard Zinn… going on Iranian TV to blame America for the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. This sort of dementia will be on full display on The People Speak. Brilliant. Thanks so much, History Channel.
Via Big Hollywood: VIDEO: Howard Zinn Blames America For 9/11 on Iranian TV
Oh, and if that was not enough for you, Howard Zinn is working to get these pro-Marxism, anti-American messages and lessons into the nation’s public schools: Kids to Meet Marx in School — Care of Hollywood and The History Channel
For pre-Kindergarten thru High School age students. And considering our current President, Barack Obama, is himself a Marxist and worked with anti-American terrorist radical William Ayers on the Woods Fund and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge to spread just such messages to the children of Chicago’s public schools, I’m sure Obamarx has no problem with the plan by Zinn and The History Channel to bring these lessons to schools across the nation.
So I was going through the live updates on my Facebook wall and I notice that The History Channel Facebook page is promoting their upcoming show this December 13th called “The People Speak”. They add a video preview which has a still of Viggo Mortensen, noted liberal douchebag. So this got my skepticism going immediately.
So I decided to check out the “trailer” preview. Sure enough, another America-hating liberal douchebag, Matt Damon, is in it as well. So I immediately go to Google to find out more about this “The People Speak” show, as I know Damon and Viggo would never appear in anything which would promote a good portrayal of American history.
Sure enough, the first suggestion upon typing in “The People Speak” into google immediately comes up with noted Marxist Howard Zinn. Apparently this show is inspired by his America-hating book “The People’s History of the United States”.
So, it is not enough to have a Marxist and his merry minions in the White House and controlling Congress, but now we also need to be reminded by Hollywood Marxists this Christmas that our country’s history sucks.
Thanks, Hollywood! Thanks, History Channel! This is just what I wanted from Santa this year!
Wow, check out the comments being left at the “The People Speak” link. People are defending Marxist Howard Zinn’s book and calling Matt Damon “well educated”. Well, I can now understand how we got Marxist Barack Obama as President, what with geniuses like this getting their sense of American history from Howard Zinn and Matt Damon. Oy. Here is a sampling:
Hey Michael, Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” is a great text, unless you’re part of the aristocratic exploitative class. It tells American history as it really was, not some John Wayne version.
People’s History is Marxist? Did you actually READ the book? I think this is a great idea. VERY FEW people like history and maybe by adding ‘celebrities’, the ‘Reality TV America’ might actually LEARN SOMETHING! I abhor TV personally and despise when people are more concerned with who is winning Dancing with the Stars than following the war in Afghanistan… but that is just me. As for celebrities, Matt Damon is very well educated and it would surprise you which celebrities have beauty AND brains (Salma Hayek anyone?). Don’t be so quick to judge something that could bring the ‘mindless masses’ into OUR fold. I embrace this as not to educate us historians but to educate those who care less about history.
As of 5:10pm ET, there were 2 people who agreed with the above comment. Oy.
OMG doesn’t anyone GET IT????? These are actors, who are trained to be ORATORS AS WELL AS ACTORS, that are reading historical documents that remind us of why we’re American in the first place!!! Have you read aloud lately? I’m sure it sounds like crap, and I would rather listen to a sexy Matt Damon or sultry Marissa Tomei than you guys belch out the declaration of independence. Did anyone even other to check out the Aniboom stuff that got done w/this? Did anyone even bother to see the trailers and open their eyes to SEE what this is? I’m all for every American owning a gun, but i’m also for equality and prosperity for all not just for Sarah Palin and her idiot crew. Everyone needs to get over themselves and shut up. If you don’t like it, stop being a fan, take your viewing elsewhere cause I’m sure History doesn’t want your support!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, these are your fellow Americans and part of the voting electorate. The OMG! Generation. Feel better now?
Merry Christmas, courtesy of Hollywood and The ‘History’ Channel!