Say Hello to Your New Education Secretary LeBron James
Say Hello to Your New Education Secretary LeBron James
In what’s got to be one of the flabbergastingly defective online efforts yet, a petition to replace Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with basketball star LeBron James is gathering steam and has garnered more than 34,000 signatures so far. Just when you thought leftists couldn’t get more unhinged, they said “HOLD MY BEER, Y’ALL!” and gave the stupefyingly moronic heaps of imbecilic dung – otherwise known as fuckwits
exercising their First Amendment rights wasting time and bandwidth – some stiff competition.
Because being a kind, charitable person totally translates into running a Cabinet-level department!
The petition, which is directed at President Donald Trump, praises James and criticizes current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: “LeBron James is an inspiration to kids all over the country. He’s shown he cares about America’s youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential.”
Well, there you have it. LeBron James cares about children and understands the power of public education, even though he tried to escape the clutches of publik edjukashun before graduating high school, so he could join the NBA draft, and therefore, we should make him a member of the Presidential Cabinet!
Why? Because WE HATE TRUMP! That’s why! And because we hate him, anything he does is bad and therefore should be undone – especially that rich woman he made Secretary of a department (that has no business being a function of the federal government) that should get more tax dollars than the military!
But I digress, as I do so often.
There’s no doubt that LeBron James is to be lauded for working to improve the lot of children in Akron, OH. He is one of the few celebrities out there who really puts his money where his mouth is when it comes to helping people. James is and should be an inspiration to feckless, selfish, tonedeaf celebutards who spend lavishly on themselves but do nothing except pay lip service to the concept of supporting their communities or the less privileged, while they jet around the world lecturing the rest of us about how we’re just not sufficiently giving to their charity of choice.
To be sure, LeBron James – through his foundation and in collaboration with Akron Public Schools – has funded a brand new school project for the public school students in Akron who need it most, and it sounds wonderful!
A culmination of years of on-the-ground work and research-based interventions through LeBron’s I PROMISE program, the proposed I PROMISE School will be more than a 1st – 8th grade academic institution. It will infuse APS’s rigorous curriculum with a STEM, hands-on, problem-based learning focus with LJFF’s ’We Are Family’ philosophy to create a complete wraparound for its students and their families.
LeBron is providing much more than a meaningful education to these kids. He’s providing some hope, and hopefully some help to their families as well. According to James, the students will also receive:
Much needed? Definitely!
Effective? God, I hope so.
Worthy of an appointment to a Cabinet-level position? Ummmmmm…
Look, we can debate DeVos’s qualifications for the post all day long. But if charitable giving is going to be part of the criteria that make one qualified for a Cabinet-level post, DeVos – whether you like the organizations to which she and her family have contributed or not – is no slacker in that department.
The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation was launched in 1989. The foundation’s giving, according to its website, is motivated by faith, and “is centered in cultivating leadership, accelerating transformation and leveraging support in five areas”, namely education, community, arts, justice, and leadership. In 2015, the DeVos Foundation made $11.6 million in charitable contributions, bringing the couple’s lifetime charitable giving to $139 million. Forbes ranked the DeVos family No. 24 on its 2015 list of America’s top givers.
The DeVos Foundation has donated large amounts to hospitals, health research, arts organizations, Christian schools, evangelical missions, and conservative, free-market think tanks. Of the $100 million the foundation donated between 1999 until 2014, half of it went to Christian organizations.
With respect to educational-focused donations, the foundation from 1999 to 2014 supported private Christian schools (at least $8.6 million), charter schools ($5.2 million), and public schools ($59,750). Specific donations included $2.39 million to the Grand Rapids Christian High School Association, $652,000 to the Ada Christian School, and $458,000 to Holland Christian Schools.
DeVos is also a generous patron of the arts. She was appointed by President George W. Bush to the board of directors of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2004, and she served in that capacity until 2010. While she was on the board, she and her husband spent millions of dollars on a center to teach arts managers and boards of directors how to not be fiscal disasters and keep their enterprise afloat without
government money stolen taxpayer dollars which have a tendency to fund “art” that looks like an exploding dick. See the photo to your right for an example of what an exploding dick might look like.
After the announcement of the DeVoses’ gift to the Kennedy Center, DeVos explained that she had been persuaded by Kennedy Center official Michael Kaiser‘s observation that millions of dollars are invested “in the arts, and training artists”, but not in “training the leaders who hire the artists and run the organizations”. The DeVoses’ gift was intended to remedy this oversight. “We want to help develop human capital and leverage that capital to the greatest extent possible”, she said, describing Kaiser’s “practice and approach” as “practical, realistic and creative.” The DeVoses’ gift, part of which would be spent on arts groups in Michigan that had been hit hard by the recession, was the largest private donation in the Kennedy Center’s history.
I could go on, but you see my point.
To the frothing, unhinged liberal ass monkeys, however, all of that doesn’t matter. LeBron James is not a Trump supporter or appointee, and he does not contribute to them eeeeevil Christian causes, and he’s certainly unqualified to run a federal department, so therefore more than 34,000 of them want him in that post.
And while LeBron James was trying to escape the clutches of high school without graduating, Betsy DeVos was chairing investment projects, working as treasurer of a think tank, teaching managers and boards of directors how to manage cultural institutions, and establishing an annual scholarship for students earning a BBA or combined BBA/MBA at Northwood University.
Oh, and did I mention DeVos actually bothered to graduate from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics?
LeBron James, as talented as he is on the court, doesn’t have a college degree, his foundation – as much good as it does – is supported and operated by some pretty hefty administrators and business leaders, and his school project will still cost taxpayers $8 million per year, because it’s still a public school.
Being a good person and a monster sports talent doesn’t qualify one to be a Cabinet member. As others in the administration with no government experience are finding out, it’s not an easy job to run a government bureaucracy. One needs to understand budgeting, government regulations, personnel needs, and policy. Someone with just a high school education whose claim to fame is that he can dribble a ball and put it in a basket just won’t cut it!
But the left hates Trump, and by extension DeVos, so much, that they’re willing to advocate her ouster even by a man with no practical government experience whatsoever, whose career has been managed by others and whose only qualification for the position is that he happens to be a nice guy.
Much like the left is worshiping at the altar Alexandria “Crazy Eyes” Ocasio-Cortez, whose claim to fame is that she’s a moderately hot female, who has a dual degree in economics and international studies from Boston University, who knows exactly jack and shit about those two subjects, but who managed to hoodwink the fuckwits in Queens to vote for her in a primary election because ¡FREE SHIT!, and promoting her for a Congressional seat for which she is supremely unqualified, even by Hank “Guam could capsize” Johnson standards, they are demanding that a guy who barely graduated high school be appointed to a Cabinet-level position because is an inspiration to kids.
And by the way, in a continued show of financial ignorance, these sub-cretinous shit biscuits apparently think that LeBron James will give up his $154 million salary over the next four years to work 20-hour days for a little more than $200,000 per year, because REASONS!
Here’s a clue, clueless hemorrhoids: $154 million > $207,000.