Tip/Wag - Campaign for Cursive & The RNC

  • Aired:  12/04/13
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Obama's Common Core curriculum wages a war on cursive, and the RNC reminds everyone that Rosa Parks ended racism. (5:20)

FOLKS, WHAT A HAPPY,WONDERFUL, ATTRACTIVE GROUP

OF PEOPLE.

FOLKS, SOME PEOPLE SEE THEGRASS AS HALF EMPTY.

I SEE THE GRASS AS HALFFULL.

OF URINE, UNFORTUNATELY.

BUT THIS IS TIP OF THE HAT,WAG OF THE FINGER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU

KNOW THERE IS NOTHING MOREIMPORTANT THAN A QUALITY

EDUCATION.

EXCEPT PERHAPS A QUANTITYEDUCATION WHICH IS DR.I WENT

TO THE 6th GRADE THREE TIMESIN A ROW.

HANG IN THERE, BUDDY, ITGETS BETTER.

NOW I'M NO FAN OF THEDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUT

I DO LIKE THEIR NEW COMMONCORE STANDARDS.

>> WHICH ARE GOING TO BELESS EMPHASIS ON READING

LITERATURE AND MORE ONREADING MEMOS AND

INSTRUCTION MANUALS.

SO I WAS READY TO GIVE THECOMMON CORE AN F FOR

FANTASTIC.

THEN I SAW SOMETHING THATMADE ME CHANGE THAT TO AN A

FOR ANGRY.

JIM?

>> 45 STATES ADOPTING THEOBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S

COMMON CORE CURRICULUM WHICHDOES NOT REQUIRE THAT

CURSIVE BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL.

>> THERE ARE MANY CHILDRENTODAY WHO CAN'T EVEN READ

CURSIVE WRITING LET ALONEWRITE IT.

>> Stephen: WRITTEN OFF.

>> CURSIVE WRITING IS NOLONGER PART OF WHAT IS

CALLED QUOTE, UNQUOTE, THECOMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS.

THIS MEANS THAT CURSIVE ISNO LONGER CONSIDERED A CORE

SKILL THAT YOUNGSTERS MUSTLEARN.

>> Stephen: NATION, THATCRANKY RAISIN IS RIGHT.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISWAGING A WAR ON CURSIVE, OR

POSSIBLY A WAYNE ON LURSIVE,IT'S KIND OF HARD TO TELL.

DIDN'T QUITE FINISH THATTHERE.

THAT'S WHY I'M GIVING A BIGTIP OF THE HAT TO THE

PENMANSHIP PATRIOTS OVER ATTHE CAMPAIGN FOR CURSIVE

WHOSE LOGO IS, NATURALLY, ADISEMBODIED HUMAN BRAIN WITH

EYES AND A MOUTH GIVING ATHUMBS UP SAYING CURSIVE IS

COOL.

IT IS EASY TO REMEMBERBECAUSE IT WILL HAUNT YOUR

DREAMS.

AS HANDWRITING TEACHER JANOLSON POINTS OUT THERE ARE

PLENTY OF REASONS TO KEEPCURSIVE AROUND.

>> CURSIVE IS THE FLUIDSTYLE OF WRITING.

THE CONNECTIONS MAKES THELETTERS FLOW TOGETHER AND IT

IS ACTUALLY FASTER FORSTUDENTS TO WRITE AND GET

THEIR THOUGHTS DOWN ONPAPER.

>> Stephen: YES, IT IS SOMUCH FASTER.

I MEAN LOOK HOW QUICKLY THATCHILD WROTE A-R.

SHE-- THINK ABOUT IT.

THAT WAS LIKE-- 11 SECONDS.

AND NOW SHE'S ALMOST A THIRDOF THE WAY THROUGH ARDUOUS.

(LAUGHTER)PLUS AS MASTER PENMAN

MICHAEL SULL EXPLAINSCURSIVE CONNECTS KID TO OUR

NATION'S HISTORY SAYING THEYWON'T BE ABLE TO READ THE

CONSTITUTION, THEDECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

OR ANYTHING WRITTEN DURINGTHE CIVIL WAR.

GREAT, NOW THOSE NATIONALTREASURE MOVIES WON'T MAKE

ANY SENSE.

SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,CAMPAIGN FOR CURSIVE.

AND BE TOTALLY INDEPENDENT,IMPARTIAL AND COMPLETELY

OBJECTIVE GROUP BEHIND THECAMPAIGN, THE AMERICAN

HANDWRITING ANALYSISFOUNDATION WHOSE LOGO, AS

YOU CAN SEE, IS NOT INCURSIVE.

LOOKS LIKE THEY'VE ALREADYLOST, FOLKS.

THE HANDWRITING'S ON THEWALL.

AND NO ONE CAN READ IT.

NEXT UP ON THE TIP WAG, WAG,WAG, I'M TIRED OF

CONSERVATIVES BEING ACCUSEDOF BEING INSENSITIVE TO

BLACK PEOPLE.

WE GET IT.

NOW I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW OVERTHIS BREAK I WATCHED ALL OF

ROOTS PERFORMING ON JIMMYFALLON.

REALLY OPENED MY EYES TO THECRUELTY OF JIMMY FALLON.

WELL, FOLKS, ON SUNDAYREPUBLICANS PROVED ONCE AND

FOR ALL THAT THEY ARESENSITIVE TO THE BLACK

EXPERIENCE BY COMMEMORATINGTHE 58th ANNIVERSARY OF ROSA

PARK'S COURAGEOUS BUSPROTEST.

THE RNC TOOK TO TWITTERSAYING TODAY WE REMEMBER

ROSA PARK'S BOLD STAND ANDHER ROLE IN ENDING RACISM.

NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU ARETHINKING.

S THIS'S NOT RIGHT.

IT WAS REALLY MORE OF A BOLDSIT.

FOLKS, I'VE NEVER BEEN A FANOF ROSA PARKS.

I DON'T GET WHAT THE BIGDEAL IS I REFUSE TO GIVE UP

MY SEAT ALL THE TIME.

I DON'T STAND UP FORPREGNANT WOMEN, THE ELDERLY

OR EVEN FOR ROSA PARKS.

I STOLE HER SEAT AT ABENEFIT TO SIT CLOSER TO

OPRAH.

I SAY YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSEROSIE.

I-- (APPLAUSE)

I DON'T WANT TO TOOT MY OWNHORN BUT I AM THE ROSA PARKS

OF NOT GIVING UP MY SEAT FORROSA PARKS.

NEVERTHELESS, I AM GIVING ATIP OF THE HAT TO THE RNC

FOR REMINDING EVERYONE THATROSA PARKS ENDED RACISM.

THE MOMENT SHE REFUSED TOGET UP FROM HER SEAT IN

DECEMBER OF 1955 RACISM WASOVER.

THE END FADE TO BLACK.

OR FADE TO CHINESE,WHATEVER.

IT'S ALL THE SAME NOW.

SO BRAVO, RNC, FOR FINALLYGIVING PROPER CREDIT TO ROSA

PARKS.

AND IF ANYONE OUT THERE DOESNOT AGREE THAT SHE DESERVES

IT, THEN YOU'RE A RACISTWHICH YOU CANNOT BE THANKS

TO ROSA PARKS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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