TN Tea Partiers Demand Schools Not Teach Too Much About ‘Minority Experience’

From TPM Muckraker:

Local tea partiers have presented state legislators with a list of “demands,” that would alter school curricula to suppress the teaching of the “minority experience,” elect a “state litigator,” and, of course, reject Obama’s health care reform legislation, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

On the education front, they’re proposing that new textbook-selection criteria basically state that you can teach about minorities in history, just as long as it doesn’t get in the way of teaching students about the majority or about how awesome the founding fathers were.

Video Of Subway Rat Nets Videographer $3,850 And Counting

From NYC The Blog:

21-year-old Jeff Forde (seen at left) was traveling on the 4 train through Brooklyn earlier this week, dozing off at 2am, when he heard a woman scream. He opened his eyes and saw a rat on the train. The video he subsequently took, first posted reported on NYC The Blog, has now been shared across the world wide webs. What’s more, Jeffery told NYC The Blog, if you saw it on a local news broadcast or website, chances are they paid for it.

NYC The Blog spoke to Forde on the phone last night about his hectic day spent fielding media requests. This included sending and receiving approximately 500 YouTube messages from media outlets and others, juggling phone calls and negotiating multiple licensing requests for his video. “Man, I been out running around all day going to one interview to the next!” he explained. “I never expected this.” He even did an interview with CBS “Inside Edition,” who sent a car to retrieve him.