Say Hello to Your New Education Secretary LeBron James

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!

/leftist derp

But I digress, as I do so often.

Photo courtesy of: the LeBron James Family Foundation

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:

  • Free tuition
  • Free uniforms
  • Free breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Free transportation within 2 miles
  • A free bicycle and helmet
  • Access to a food pantry for their family
  • Guaranteed tuition for all graduates to the University of Akron

Generous? Yes!

Inspiring? Absolutely!

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.

In 2016 the Foundation reported $14.3 million in donations to over 100 organizations including the X Prize Foundation, Mars Hill Bible Church, and the American Enterprise Institute.

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?

Photo courtesy of: Heavy.com

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.

You’re welcome.

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Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.

9 Comments
  • kevin donegan says:

    “clueless hemorrhoids, sub-cretinous shit biscuits, fuckwits (used twice), unhinged liberal ass monkeys, and leftist derp” … such descriptive hate filled, disrespectful, maligning words all coming from a person (woman? can’t tell from the photo) who is too afraid to show their face. I wonder why? Backlash from family? Employer? Immigration status (or lack thereof)? Maybe just not enough self esteem or pride to just put it out there and say, “This is who I am. Take it or leave it.” Your postings have such an angry, hate-filled and victimization vein running through them and your point is generally lost in the name calling and crap tossing. Like LeBron James is going to be appointed Education Secretary because of his good deeds. The petition got something like 20,000 signatures … Let me figure out the percentage of people that support this move … 20,000 / 350,000,000 = .00005714%. Hey that’s a big enough percentage to spend a few hours drafting a hate-filled post … You keep going girl (boy, man, woman, whatever because I can’t tell with your face covered)!

    • Marta Hernandez says:

      Supercilious, self-important jackasses like you are precisely why I like to keep my face covered.

      The petition now has 37,000 signatures, but the petition itself is beside the point, which you missed in your zeal to snottily criticize my language. The point is that liberals hate Trump so much, they want to replace him with pretty much anyone who will give out free stuff, which is the center of their entire existence.

      But you keep going, boy. It’s pretty sad to see just how eager you are to miss the point in favor of posting arrogant, superficial critiques! LOL

      • Kevin Donegan says:

        Just like the Antifa mob … keeping their faces covered. Your ability to effectively make a point gets lost … and just like the Antifa mob whose language is filled with anger, angst, confusion, inconsistencies, and incoherence. I learned in college (35+ years ago) when I was elected to the student government that publicly taking a stand on something (doesn’t matter what) takes courage. Hiding behind a mask … a literal veil or as an internet troll or even a Russian troll 😉 … is for the weak who are without purpose or morals. If I post again, I won’t mention “the veil” because it appears to be a sore point. When I last looked at the petition it had something like 19,000 signatures. Wow, 37,000 signatures … that makes it .00015714% of the population cares about the issue (up from .00005714%).

        • GWB says:

          Hiding behind a mask … is for the weak who are without purpose or morals.
          You mean like A True Patriot?
          Or Publius?
          Or all the other folks who wrote under pseudonyms?

          Oh, and Marta is probably just as discoverable on the internet as you are. Assuming “Kevin Donegan” is your real name.
          I mean, c’mon, dude. You’re making a crawdad hill into Everest with the whole “Oooooh, you’re anonymous!” bit. *eyeroll*

        • Marta Hernandez says:

          Yes, Publius publishing the Federalist Papers was certainly without purpose or morals. What a sad little person you must be!

          You are certainly lousy at trolling if you think mentioning “the veil” is a sore spot.

          It’s actually a bit laughable that you’re still missing the point of the post, which has little to do with how many people have signed the petition, but more with the liberal attitude that giving away freebies should qualify you for a cabinet-level post.

          But it certainly sounds like you’re bound and determined to feebly attempt to paint me as something you’ve created in your pointy little head because you wet your panties at my language.

          So be it, sad little person.

    • GWB says:

      such descriptive hate filled
      Huh? Do you mean “descriptive hate, filled with…” or “descriptive, hate-filled…”?
      Either way, you’re maligning her descriptiveness?

      You keep going girl (boy, man, woman, whatever because I can’t tell with your face covered)!
      Do you even read, bro?
      *points up to the title of the blog*

      (BTW, I’ve been known to criticize Marta for her language at times. But your criticism is kinda warped, given its aim.)

      And, if Marta took a few hours to draft this post, then I would be really surprised. Even at 20 words a minute, she should have been able to knock this out in a little over 1 hour.

      (Marta doesn’t really need me defending her. But your criticism just seemed so petty that I had to pile on.)

      • Marta Hernandez says:

        Believe it or not, the longest part for me when creating a post is not the writing, but the formatting. I have to find appropriate graphics and videos, if needed, I have to figure out the best tags and keywords and a good featured photo that won’t look fuzzy or stupid. Plus, I like to hyperlink when I make claims, so readers don’t think I’m pulling information out of my fourth point. All that takes much more time than simply writing something, which depending on the length of my posts (some are pretty long), could be anywhere from 15 minutes to 1/2 hour.

  • GWB says:

    a department (that has no business being a function of the federal government)
    AMEN!

    Effective? God, I hope so.
    But, probably not. (And, unless he’s refunding the equivalent of local taxes to the attendees’ parents, it’s not really free – just no *additional* cost from what they’re already pouring into the hole of their local public education.)

    his school project will still cost taxpayers $8 million per year, because it’s still a public school.
    Oh, wait…. It’s even less free than I thought……..

    a tendency to fund “art” that looks like an exploding dick
    Oh, good, it’s not just me, then. Yikes.

    it’s not an easy job to run a government bureaucracy
    It *should* be a lot easier, though. Except for the Navy, our federal gov’t should be able to fit in a decent NFL stadium (hey, they’re otherwise empty!). Maybe 2. There’s only a handful of authorized jobs for the federal gov’t, and the scope on those jobs should be a lot more limited than it is.
    Our Founding Fathers certainly didn’t think you should have to be a genius to be part of oour federal governance.

    a man with no practical government experience whatsoever
    That and no practical business experience, either. Not really much leadership experience, either – there’s some on a b-ball team, but not much.

    even by Hank “Guam could capsize” Johnson standards
    Dayum!

    • Marta Hernandez says:

      I was giggling so hard when I read your comment! Thanks for this and for your chivalrous defense of my honor. **hugs**

      I know my language isn’t for everyone, and I don’t always use invective. Sometimes I just need to vent, and pernicious yambags who have nothing better to do than wax arrogant about cussing just piss me off!

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