What it’s causing:

Baby it’s hot outside. I’m rereading the Lost Fleet series but it’s not fun when it’s 104 even if I am shaded.

 that’s the screen in front of my porch. It lets some light through so I’m not in the shade so much as less light.

At night, with the moths, that screen looks like one of those WWII “enemy identification” charts that coast watchers and AA gunners would use so they’d know who to report on or shoot, respectively.

 I think that’s a German Henschel 123 dive bomber.

Let’s ‘tube!

The other reason I’m here is I was looking for something grammar-related when I read this

Traditional grammar defines the object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject.[1] There is thus a primary distinction between subjects and objects that is understood in terms of the action expressed by the verb, e.g. Tom studies grammar – Tom is the subject and grammar is the object. Traditional theories of sentence structure divide the simple sentence into a subject and a predicate,[2] whereby the object is taken to be part of the predicate.[3] Many modern theories of grammar (e.g. dependency grammars), in contrast, take the object to be a verb argument like the subject, the difference between them being mainly just their prominence; the subject is ranked higher than the object and is thus more prominent.[4] (emphasis me V)

and it made me want to write a post about child abuse, it was also a good reason to get into the a/c.

Before I get into why I have a problem (and I’d bet many of you as well, especially if you have children), the point of the whole thing is that our fine intellectual betters make a game of saying the most anti-reasonable things and then the rest act as if it’s PROFOUND!!! and GROUND-BREAKING!!!! when really it’s just unlearning lessons we’ve spent millennia learning.

Let’s have FrnakJ explain it.

The Alpha liberals are the smaller faction of liberals who create the new and idiotic ideas for other liberals to follow. To put that in more practical terms, they pick the cliff that other lemmings jump off of.(1) The Alpha liberal or pinhead, to use the more common term come in the guise of politicians, activist judges, and the college professor. Often, these liberals are at the higher end of the intelligence bell curve. Why, you ask, would smart people come up with the moronic ideas that liberals are so fond of. Well, I’ll explain.

And he does.

That’s been a long-term trend. People have to say ridiculous things so others can nod and say, “How wise! How profound!” when it’s really just going against what we spent millennia learning.

 

I tried teaching math to a lot of different grades, from 6th to 12th, and they could not multiply even 6×4 without their calculators. A few decades ago it became the fashion that learning math is supposed to be fun and memorizing the multiplication wasn’t fun so… adios basics.

I’ve had something on my mind for a long time that greatly bothers me: the multiplication table. This is because I think that education should be fun — full stop. Memorizing the multiplication table is not fun. But more than that, I believe they are the source of most people’s hatred of math. At the same time, I’ve long thought that one should probably know them. And that created a conflict in me because I thought that it was really only possible to know them by memorizing them. But the other day it occurred to be what hogwash that is.

 

Kids are taught the short-cuts you learn after you learn the basics in stead of the basics.

He mentions a bad way to teach the times table as the reason it’s bad

And he used to do this thing where he would go desk by desk asking each student one question, “Seven times eight?” He went sequentially through the table and the desks, so I always calculated which question I would get so I could figure it out and say it the moment he asked me. In that case, there was clearly some mathematics education going on for me, but it had nothing to do with the multiplication table.

Yeah, see. As you noted he wasn’t teaching the times table so much as teaching to pay attention to shortcut learning. If he had randomized it, you would have learned more. But you did learn a bunch as using the multiplication table gets you to remember it.

Strawman alert!

The rationale for knowing your multiplication table is that if you know them, then you can do things like multiply and divide arbitrarily large numbers. But if that’s true, why were we taught the table from 1 through 12?

Yeah, that’s a nitwitish way to put it and a nitwitish question.

It’s so kids can learn the basics so they can more easily learn the advanced. Like multiplying large numbers, or doing calculus. We could not use a calculator in any of my college calculus classes. It led to leaving the answer in terms of the square root of 2 or pi fairly often, but I was learning calculus, not how to use a calculator.

I have never memorized what 6×7 is. Instead, I know that 6×6 is 36, and so I know 6×7 must be 6 more than that, which is 36+6, which is 42.

So he memorized 6×6 then? No! He ‘knows’ it! Totally different.

The point is that they have to know that 6×6=36 before they can get to “36+6”. I do x9 by multiplying by 10 and subtracting the number, but I was trying to teach math to 11th graders who had to sit and think about the answer to 7×10.

Oh, and they also didn’t memorize the addition tables. So they need their phone to add 6 to 36. Cuz people like the guy above had a theory about making math “fun”.

You cannot make everything in life fun. That’s why discipline and respect are so important.

I think math is fun because I like it. YMMV. I liked looking at the relationships on the multiplication table, but I learned that table before I could use relationships like subtracting 8 from 8×10 to figure out 8×9.

 

My grammar, and punctuation, suck; I. know that. In my defense, I bought a lot of commas, a few years ago, and they have an expiration date.

I had nuns making sure I knew English so I was good but if you don’t use something you lose it. I worked in places where good grammar was considered snooty and rude so I lost it. Which: leads us to-

Dependency Grammar!

a class of modern syntactic theories that are all based on the dependency relation (as opposed to the constituency relation) and that can be traced back primarily to the work of Lucien Tesnière. Dependency is the notion that linguistic units, e.g. words, are connected to each other by directed links.

That’s okay so far, I mean, if you’re going to get philosophical, I’ll give you that. To get to the point, they use that idiocy to teach grammar to kids.

Check that.

They use that idiocy to not teach grammar to kids. Just the way they use their idiocies to not teach math to kids.

Different methods of teaching grammar to kids!

One of the older forms of teaching grammar, diagramming sentences, first appeared in the 19th century. This method involves visually mapping the structures of and relationships between different aspects of a sentence. Especially helpful for visual learners, this method disappeared from modern teaching at least 30 years ago

Yeah, the way that we found that works, let’s stop using that!

Students are encouraged to explore language through creative writing and reading, picking up correct grammar usage along the way.

And right there is the difference between riding a tricycle, a bicycle with training wheels, a bicycle, a Honda 125, a Honda 500 and then a Honda Goldwing and “Here’s the key to the Harley, pick up how to ride it along the way”.

The Teaching is hard! Learning is easy! method:

The inductive method of teaching grammar involves presenting several examples that illustrate a specific concept and expecting students to notice how the concept works from these examples.

This guy is doing it right, these people are doing it wrong. Ready? Now do it!

I was actually with this one until the second sentence

The deductive method of teaching grammar is an approach that focuses on instruction before practice. A teacher gives students an in-depth explanation of a grammatical concept before they encounter the same grammatical concept in their own writing.

But then I realized they weren’t teaching anything, merely saying, “Here’s some stuff. Now look at that and tell me what’s wrong. Figure it out yourself. Geez, what do I look like, a teacher?” The tell is the word “concept”, that’s not an example, that’s a description.

And then I read further

This type of teaching, though common, has many people—including teachers—rethinking such methods, as more post-secondary level students are revealing sub-par literacy skills in adulthood. (emphasis me V, cuz it’s anger-inducingly, anger-inducive)

Well that’s surprising! Both that our children isn’t learning and that it’s still common. Educrats have a theory and if you’re kids have to pay, well, that’s the price they’re willing to make us all pay.

Another method of teaching grammar is to incorporate interactivity into lessons. Using games to teach grammar not only engages students but also helps them to remember what they’ve learned.

Once again, it starts pretty well, I’m all into interactivity, but then veers off into idiocy.

If you are not teaching the basics they cannot learn the advanced material.

How can you know to have agreement between object and predicate if you don’t know what an object is? Or a predicate. Or what I mean by “agreement”.

 

A repost

She knows her son is a lesbian trapped in a boy’s body, because that would be Awesome! Baroness Munchausen by proxy!

Shit like that is rewarded instead of having her lose her kids, all visitation rights and any contact with children.

 

This is even more horrific than the above. It’s one of the most horrible things I could imagine.

Janet Reimer was granted her dearest wish: she gave birth to twins…(perfect control group! V)

Then things went horrible.

were sent to the local hospital for a routine circumcision. Unfortunately the doctor in charge of the procedure was using electrical equipment, which malfunctioned several times. On the last trial, Bruce’s entire penis was burnt off. Brian was not operated on. The family were distraught. In the Sixties plastic surgery was not an option: even today it is not recommended that new-borns undergo penis reconstruction operations…

Then, they went more horrible as a horrible person preyed on their tragedy.

saw a television programme that gave them some hope. Dr John Money, a highly renowned sexologist, featured in a debate about sex change operations on transsexuals. He had brought a transsexual with him who was convincingly feminine looking…

Then other lefties prayed on their tragedy.

Nurture not nature determines whether we feel feminine or masculine. Widely cited in many text books, the case was a landmark study – hailed as proof of the overwhelming force of nurture..

Of course, the “Dr” was still preying

He insisted that to fully understand that she was a girl (the poor kid who had his johnson cut off V)…

A reprieve

Finally when she (he you assholes V) was 13, the family told her (him you assholes V) and Brian the truth. Brenda was intensely relieved as she (he you assholes V) had felt she (he you assholes V) was going insane. Almost immediately she (he you assholes V) turned herself (himself, you assholes V) back into a boy and called herself (himself, you assholes V)  David. David received compensation money for the circumcision…(huh V) (no, I should have said, “duh” V)

Before the end of the tragedy

before driving to a supermarket car park on 4 May 2004 and shooting himself in the head. He was 38 years old.

Did our hero learn anything from his experiment?

Dr Money argues that he cannot be held to blame because David did not accept a female gender identity.

And then blames the parents… but not for trusting him, for not trusting him!

He says that the family delayed making a decision until their son was almost two, just before the gender gate was about to shut.

Way to twist the knife dude.

What that BBC article leaves out is pretty horrific.

This allowed Money to experiment on Bruce while using Brian as a control.

I noticed that above, but the BBC did not see fit to mention it.

It’s also hard to find this because most “journalists” do not think it’s relevant apparently.

However, aged 38 he committed suicide, 2 years after his twin also killed himself.

So sad.

It is believed that they both committed suicide because of the methodology used by Money and his impact on their life

Ya think?

So what happened to this savage, barbaric, modern-day Dr. Mengele?

Money was a professor of pediatrics and medical psychology at Johns Hopkins University from 1951 until his death.

This is that extra twist we expect.

He also established the Johns Hopkins Gender Identity Clinic

The twist they use when they’re pulling their bayonet out of your guts. Don’t hold it against him that his theories are idiotic rubbish, he cared! Just because a family (one that we know of V) was destroyed over this, it’s not his fault! If only they had trusted him more!

So no matter the horror, death and despair he left behind him, he was a professor of pediatrics and medical psychology at Johns Hopkins University until he died in 2006. In other words, when the twins whose lives he ruined killed themselves he was a respected professor at John Fucking Hopkins instead of what he deserved.

 

Now we’ve had a couple generations of kids taught by people with theories who used them as lab rats, some places are far worse than others.

Many had parents who cared enough to do something something and some were those who avoided the obstacles to learning and learned by themselves so they did learn, but many did and are not.

The conclusion, let’s let FrnakJ explain again

Now let’s talk about present day.(11) Inevitably, as time as past, the number of finite good ideas out there have been discovered, and thus there is less and less chance that any liberal will have anything worth saying. Ergo, the ideas they do propose now are increasingly idiotic. And, now only using the weapons of derision to stop them, they strive by sealing themselves off from outside input, huddling together in small enclaves protected form the light of reason. They’re like cockroaches, hiding in the walls, and occasionally emerging from the shadows to wreak havoc.

Or they become judges.

Anyway, liberals are out there, and their ideas are more and more chaotic. And, though everyone calls them idiots, instead of taking the logical conclusion and realizing they are idiots, they think only they are right and all others are wrong and must be crushed.

They cannot admit, even..especially to themselves that they are wrong, so that’s why a discredited method of teaching grammar is still “common”, that’s why people are still arguing against memorizing addition and multiplication tables.

Unfortunately, he wrote this before Obama became God-President, before the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party was in full swing and before FrnakJ had kids.

Oh, the horrors they would subject us to if only they had the power.

Lucky for us, though, their main weapon is the whine.

It was so much better when their only power was the whine.

Oh well. At least now they’re sending their smelly foot-soldiers to attack us so we can kick their asses under the perfectly legal right of self-defense.

So don’t forget, let them take the first swing!

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