I’m sure the Obama administration will see to it that somebody is fired over this — the person who removed the quote, that is:

A U.S. government website geared toward children under the umbrella of the Department of Education yanked a quote from Communist leader Mao Zedong off its page on Friday after it went viral on social media.

“Our attitude towards ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ‘to be tireless in teaching,’” read what appeared to be a somewhat mangled Mao quote on the “Kids’ Zone” webpage of the National Center for Education Statistics.

This is how it appeared:

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Mao also said “to read too many books is harmful.” When will the US Department of Education post that one?

After it was noticed, the quote was removed and the acting press secretary for the Department of Education kinda-sorta blamed Bush:

“The Kids’ Zone website hosted by the National Center of Education Statistics earlier today featured a poorly chosen quote, intended to highlight the importance of teaching and learning, in the ‘Quote of the Day’ feature. This feature, which automatically generates one education-related quote per day from a database of quotes last updated in 2007, has been temporarily suspended pending a review of the database’s contents.”

Just to be safe they’ll probably replace any other Mao quotes with the sage wisdom of Hugo Chavez and Saul Alinsky.

Comments

25 Responses to “Dept. of Education Removes Mao Quote from Website for Kids”

  1. Marshall_Will on March 23rd, 2013 4:45 pm

    And Jackie Chan agrees! Too much protessing, all dee TIME! The goverment should control how much and 'what' peoples can protess…

    Yeah, scuh-rew YOU Jackie. Well one thing's for sure, we'll never see a quote regarding Common Core from MM up there? I will say, I did warn on collusion between Microsoft and pre-loaded "Gubermint" web sites in your 'Favorites"?

    Another vote for Linux.

  2. Marshall_Will on March 23rd, 2013 4:57 pm

    ( SPG from previous )

    "The senate actually passed a budget after more than 4 years. Of course they did it in Obama style, way late and not what was needed !"

    W/ the help of your usual suspect squishies. As Doug noted, spending cuts on a 'timeline' only Our Creator can truly fathom? It was 2:30 (AM!) Pacific when cattle prodded through.

    And I think we all know where 'I' was… Man, you can't even tie one on w/ these clowns in power without waking up to a nightmare [squared]?

  3. SignPainterGuy on March 23rd, 2013 7:03 pm

    "……. ' to be satiable in learning' "; or iow, to get enough, reach your limit, don`t get too much. I was immediately struck with "that`s a misquote", but then I realized we are talking Ch, Mao here; he didn`t want people to be too well educated, they`d know more than he !

    "….. database of quotes last updated in 2007, …." Of course they`d use this as a slight against the Bush admin., but really, it`s a cut at themselves, like not doing their jobs to keep things updated and fresh !

  4. SignPainterGuy on March 23rd, 2013 7:06 pm

    No surprise that any cuts in spending will occur only in a far off fantasy time, but spending and tax increases will start right away, ASAP !

    At least the senate DID reject the UN`s small arms treaty crap ! Pant Suits most be inconsolable !

  5. Marshall_Will on March 23rd, 2013 8:16 pm

    Consider briefly, Cali has not one but (2) "retro active" tax booty barbs for the self employed *already* baked in. NeverMIND the future.

    Der' Schlickmeister found out quickly the tolerance from W-2 America for endless payroll taxes was met with [appropriate] disdain. ( They've been targeting small biz ever since )

    The fallout in Cali is raising a stink. Anyone recall directly? Thought it was essentially what we can only describe as a "Galt Tax" where if you sell your business ( or had a successful venture capital.., 'venture'? ) they were going to jab it in your MOON, again, retro-style!

    What lifelong gov. apparatchiks can't seem to fathom is; you'll FAIL 90+% of the time in that arena. It's a PROMISE. ( Just as the FDA *declines* 90% of the applications before them! ) The hope is, your (1) in 10 success rate offsets the [other] 9 dogs.

    You know, this country's tax code and moral fiber actually used to SUPPORT risk-taking. NOW the way we do things is thru pub/pvt. 'partnerships' between pre-chosen designated Winners. The exchange between MM and; The Dumbald last week showcased that in all the unflattering light he deserved. He's getting about as Piggy as Maher anyway. What with Michelle and "her past"? WTH was The Dumbald supposed to alluding to anyway, her Hatemail o' the day? Is he really that oblivious/incurious? The quicker we get rid of HIM, the better…

  6. Marshall_Will on March 23rd, 2013 8:23 pm

    What else are all those progressive "think tanks" FOR? They already KNOW the agenda. Their sole function is propaganda generators that come up with semantics to stay one step ahead of the Conservative battle line.

    They simply craft and sculpt language that wouldn't ruffle otherwise reasonable concern and sedate their targeted audience, simultaneously. It's what TROLLS do, infiltrate.

    This is where food deserts come from…

  7. SignPainterGuy on March 23rd, 2013 8:36 pm

    Here`s a McCain who gets it, likes MM and disdains the Dumbald ! (Like that) : http://theothermccain.com/2013/03/22/this-will-no

  8. backwoodsconsr on March 23rd, 2013 9:55 pm

    I've always found myself to be insatiable in learning. The stack of books that I've read over the last three years or so boggles my mind, and pleases me as well. I'm currently reading the memoirs of John C. Fremont.

  9. SignPainterGuy on March 23rd, 2013 10:08 pm

    So, you`re part of the right wing counter Mao culture ?

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