Dengre dissed us liberals out here gently because we didn't bash Bruce Bateman enough during that flare up. Angelo tells a story of his words being twisted around by Wendy Doromal in an awful way, the same as Jane did to me. I hate to start thinking this on the heels of moderating a bit on Richard A. Pierce, but I'm concluding that some wings of liberalism are as dishonest as the Right Wing is in general.
Right wingers never do this stuff to each other. They hardly even argue with each other, which I hardly envy. I have no problem with liberal on liberal spats, but it would be nice to argue the issue and not be misrepresented and called various "ists" by the likes of Jane, whose tactics in polemics hardly seem worthy of her legal education. She's way too smart to misread what I wrote, so when she represents what I said as inaccurately as she did, I can only conclude she lied intentionally.
Here is what she said:
Jeff Turbitt, teacher at Saipan Southern and popular blogger, denies his own
racism but says the Korean students in his classroom are unfair to the other
students because of their poor English skills.
Nice lie Jane. Love the "denies his own racism" idea you threw out there. Very "Brutus is an honorable man" of you. Avoid the distinction that makes all the difference in your dishonest crusade. Here is my editor's note because I knew some people wouldn't see the distinction. It was in bold and was very clear in who I was directed this post toward: Not Koreans in general, but Korean parents sending their kids here alone for "free" English lessons on tourist visas.
"This is not directed at Koreans here legally operating businesses, paying taxes
and contributing to this island. I appreciate these people. This is directed at
families in Korea sending their kids alone to this island on tourist visas to
flood CNMI schools for "free" English lessons."
Jane embellished the story to generate outrage she couldn't generate with what I actually said. This here is exhibit A. No one even suggested a certain ethnicity is a problem:
"It's never smart, fair, or ethical to say students of a race or ethnicity are a
problem in the schools. Not by teachers. Not by Board members. Not by
You can get people to defend Koreans or any race, I certainly would. You can't really get people to defend tourists overstaying their visas to enroll in PSS for free English lessons. She just ignored the category I was making the point about, tourists looking for free English lessons, created a straw man, Turbitt is against Koreans, and suggested I was some ignorant racist for something I didn't say. Nice work if you are Karl Rove, but she is a lawyer working for the poor --- someone you would presume is one of the good people. Oh well.
You are a bald faced liar, Jane.