Ugh. Sometimes you see things on Facebook and you begin to hate people, places, and things that you would rather disregard. Case in point – yesterday I was flipping around Facebook when I saw that some of my friends joined a group called . I saw this and I immediately said to myself, “Ugh, more of these dummy types, huh?”
This is the “Description” of the group as it appeared on Facebook yesterday afternoon:
In an outrageous move by Monmouth University, Governor Chris Christie has been invited to participate in the 2010 Commencement Ceremony. This man has proven that he could not care less about education, has zero respect for teachers, and yet Monmouth University has still asked him to speak at this year’s graduation. This is a slap in the face to the students who have worked so hard to attain their degrees (especially Education majors who now have to worry about how they are going to find a job when so many teachers are already being laid off) and the professors that have helped them along the way.
Some of you might be wondering why reading this makes me ashamed of my alma mater. Well, I’ve copied and pasted the text above right below this paragraph with my comments inserted in bold. Take a read and for the love of God, try not to be a politically biased pig when you read this stuff. I clearly support what Governor Chris Christie is doing because it makes perfect sense economically. All I ask is that someone – anyone – who disagrees with the Governor’s plan as vehemently as the 800 or so dummies that have joined this Facebook group bring alternative plans to the table that do not include increasing taxes on the highest taxed population in the United States – our fellow New Jersey citizens.
In an outrageous move [Who said it was outrageous to have a Governor speak at Commencement? This is a common move all around the country and in New Jersey. As a Monmouth University alumnus, I’m incredibly proud to have the sitting Governor receive an honorary degree from my alma mater. Good work, Monmouth!]
by Monmouth University, Governor Chris Christie has been invited to participate in the 2010 Commencement Ceremony. This man has proven that he could not care less about education, [Uh oh. That statement needs some back up. I’ve heard Chris Christie speak in person on two different occasions and both times he has only had wonderful things to say about New Jersey’s teachers. I’d like to know why the person who put together this Facebook group is lying to its members. As any schoolchild can tell us, you’re not supposed to lie. Shame on the person who put this Facebook group together for lying.]
has zero respect for teachers, [I refer to my previous comments. I’ve seen the Governor speak twice – one time was in a room full of New Jersey teachers – and he was crystal clear about his support for teachers and the very hard work that they do. I guess the person who put this Facebook group together has now told two lies. And we all know that two wrongs don’t make a right, you liar.]
and yet Monmouth University has still asked him to speak at this year’s graduation. This is a slap in the face to the students who have worked so hard to attain their degrees [Assuming that we have already disproved the lies that are listed above, how is inviting the sitting Governor to speak at Commencement a slap in the face? Wait…are we on the edge of reading another lie here? Hmmm…since the ill-informed person who wrote this “description” clearly is either brainwashed or not exactly bright, I’ll refrain from calling this one a lie. However, if I was graduating from Monmouth University, I’d jump at the chance to have such a great Commencement speaker. Hell, when I graduated we were sitting in the pouring rain listening to President Rebecca Stafford as the guest speaker. Talk about a slap in the face!]
(especially Education majors who now have to worry about how they are going to find a job when so many teachers are already being laid off) [Wait – those education majors didn’t get into the teaching profession for the money, did they? Geez, I hope not. It’s supposed to be all about the children, right? What about the children?! But seriously, did any of these graduates take a basic business class? Do they know what happens when an industry in a single geographic location has too many new people coming into it? Here’s a tip – new people wind up NOT getting hired until the older folks are fired or retire. Is it the best system? No. Is it reality? Yes. Don’t tell me that the liar who put this Facebook group together thinks that all graduating education majors should be guaranteed a job once they get their diploma. Isn’t that something like you’d find in a communist or socialist country? Surely, our fellow Americans don’t believe that an education system in New Jersey that already can’t pay for itself is not required to give them a job simply because they graduated. Right? RIGHT?!]
and the professors that have helped them along the way. [As an adjunct professor, I am offended by this last comment and I demand an apology.]
So, folks, why does this “description” present another reason to be ashamed of my alma mater? Simple – I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the same brainwashed dummy that put together that ridiculously biased, chock-full-of-lies description that you read above.
Thank God I went to Rutgers for the Masters Degree…