Republican lawmaker believes only ‘tinfoil hat’ people are against Common Core

The backlash against Common Core detractors has been hard and fast. Remember when Secretary of Education Arne Duncan claimed that “white suburban moms” opposed the nationalized education standards because “their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Don’t worry, that’s not actually considered race and/or class warfare. The action of lawmakers in Missouri, however, might take the cake for the most insulting dismissal of Common Core detractors.

The Columbia Daily Tribune’s Rudi Keller reports:

[The Missouri] House Appropriations – Education Committee… Chairman Mike Lair, R-Chillicothe, found $8 to address a pressing problem. The money is to be used “for two rolls of high density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.”

On the summary sheet handed out to lawmakers, the money is slated for “tin foil hats” and was tied to an amendment removing language barring the state from accepting federal grants to implement Common Core standards for public schools.


“Basically, when you deal with conspiracy theorists, you do logic first,” Lair told the committee, noting that he has filed bills to limit how student data is shared and blocking the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from mandating curriculum or textbooks to local schools.

Yes, that’s right: Anyone who disagrees with Common Core is nothing more than paranoid, tinfoil hat wearers.

In response to Lair’s remarks National Review’s Jim Geraghty had this to say:

Take your tin foil and stick it where the sun don’t shine, Chairman Lair.

There are a lot of objections to Common Core, coming from a lot more corners than the conspiracy theorists. If you don’t like Glenn Beck, there’s plenty of Republican state lawmakers. If they’re too righty for you, there’s skepticism and complaints from the NEA, liberal education-reform groups, teacher complaints about the lesson plans, parents of every political stripe . . . Even if you’re a big fan of Common Core, you have to recognize that arrogant dismissal and mockery like Lair’s actions do nothing to reassure skeptical parents and teachers.

“That is your Republican chairperson for education in Missouri – Republican – calling you a tinfoil hat person if you stand against Common Core,” Glenn said disgusted. “That is really remarkable. Really truly remarkable.”

Common Core offers an incredible opportunity for the federal government to control what our children are learning and how they are learning it, so that generations to come have a very different education than the previous generations.

“You have to control education. You have to control the media. You have to control banking. You have to control labor. You have to control the military,” Glenn concluded. “Gang, they have all of them. And they’re now tightening the noose.”

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  • Connor

    I see Rhinos are still burying their heads in the sand or maybe them and the the liberals are the same type of moron.

    • Anonymous

      Progressivity knows no bounds.

  • Anonymous

    Mike Lair is the model for the term “RINO.” He and his ilk haven’t a clue and in fact it is they who who are the tin foil hat people – having allowed their pea brains to be taken over by agenda-driven, loony ideas. It should be a requirement that all who aspire to hold national public office be well versed in the U.S. Constitution and be completely familiar with our founding principles and founding documents. Most of the DC delusionals need ejected from office, starting with the 2014 midterms. They have failed at their jobs, think they are superior and above we little people and are arrogant and corrupt to the core. Show them the door, and tell them “here’s your hat, what’s your hurry.”

  • Anonymous

    Mike Lair is stupid. When you put bribery money ahead of your children your stupid, stupid, stupid!!!!!

    Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals. This book was published in 1971.

    There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained by the government before you are able to create a socialistic state. (The first on the list is the most important.) He listed several more.

    · Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.

    · Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

    · Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

    · Gun Control – Remove any ability of the general population to defend themselves from the Government and their COMPLETE control. That way they are able to create a police state, which means you children and relatives will be required to enforce their rules to the extent of killing their own people!

    · Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income, etc.) and dole it out to those who obey their rules only. (666)

    · Education – Take control of ALL media as to how and what people will be allowed to read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school. This goes along with #7 when they start “brain washing techniques”

    · Religion – Remove ALL belief in the God and his rules from any Government enmity and schools which in turn removes the ability for humans to have something to hope for in their future.

    · Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor, black or white, foreign or domestic. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Taxes) from the wealthy with the support of the poor and the government.

    Are any of these familiar in our country today?

    Is this the President & Democratic Party’s playbook?

    • Anonymous

      E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T POST!

    • Monte Montierth

      Very scary. Published in 1971. Obama is using this. Is the GOP on board with this too? I don’t trust the government. One party says it’s the other party’s fault, but both advance this agenda. Both parties must ignore the constitution in order for us to get where we are. I read the constitution. The federal government ignored the constitution where it established the Social Security Administration. I need that for my retirement; but it is illegal. Any law regulating or even referring to firearms is illegal. How did New York get away with the Sulivan Law which infringes with gun ownership. If we allow some level of government to ignore any part of the constitution we lose the whole thing. Our constitution limits the power of government. Quit ignoring it. We have reached a point that We the People will have to decorate every lamppost with a hanging politition.

      • senior74

        I just found an article the 1963 Congressional record on Communist Goals, one of them was to infiltrate one or both political parties, I believe it has happened except for the tea party ones. Found at

        • Karen A. Adams


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          • Davd Williams

            nice cleavage, bad spam.

          • Anonymous

            really need to work on your grammar, spelling and composition

        • Anonymous

          Actually there are “factions” of the Tea Party that are actually Liberals falsely offering up candidates to run against Party Coservatives and if successful go to D.C. to further the Liberal agenda..

      • RevJules

        Monte, while I agree with all your post, the last sentence is the most appealing. Not that I would stoop to their level by doing something like that, its playing their game and inviting them to retaliate with massive force.
        Even though you screwed up the spelling of the lamp post residents, I knew what ya meant.
        I love my country, but I fear my government. Now so more than ever. Don’t trust them, at any level, to do what is right.

      • Anonymous

        Anyone who considers themselves to be “progressive” has sipped from the Alinsky Kool Aid…. And anyone trying to cover up this “Common Core” (damn, the name itself makes that impossible) crap as the next big step to higher education is also a firm believer in “Brother Sauls” teachings…… Politically there is no such thing as Right and Left any more only varying degrees of Left with Obama, Reid, Clinton and Pelosi on the far Left and McConnel, McCain, et al closer to but still left of center. Anyone Right of center, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Company are Libertarians leaning slightly center right and the extreme right would be the Anarchists like the “Occupy” crowd who would try to lead you to believe that they don’t believe in anthing when in fact they really want to impose their own will upon the people…

    • KJinAZ

      This needs to be taught in schools, espcially now that we have a modern day example of how harmful this is.

    • Duncan Taylor

      Most of those have been going on for decades.

  • Fat Lip

    Well big MO. you made the grade i’m south of Chillicothe care to come drive that crap down my throat in person weasel, America its a small town in MO. this nad speaks for none of us real Americans .
    Heartland of America has cancer to folks time for a good dose of Chemotherapy .
    Homeschool and teach your own the truth .
    Lets talk about the illegal visitors you allow to work here and run our kids off the road on the way to your INStitution’s it happened to my boy care to give me a go nad.

    • Anonymous

      If you want someone sot stand with you, let me know. Illegal aliens are part of the intentional plan of BOTH parties to destroy America, and they are succeeding. If congress passes ANY kind of amnesty, they will have put the final nail in the coffin that once was America, and they know it. ANYONE who promotes ANY kind of amnesty is a TRAITOR and deserving of the lawful punishment reserved for traitors; execution by hanging.

      • Fat Lip

        Mike you no the truth it is all on purpose my boy was dammed near killed by one of these visitor of the grand F’ ing of Americans .146 of those SOB’s found out i’m not one to play with got those sob’s taken away only to have our wonderful kneepad wearing gov’ let them go after that 17 death threats serious threats and shot at 3 times and I live in the country I had enough and went after one his teeth are in my presence at this time we are at war brother if they come here legally and become an American i’m good if not it is WAR just so you know if you put your name next to me you will have no choice but to be all in !
        I’m hated big time brother and this is no joke .
        The money I cost the company was substantial and guess who took it RIGHT the same gov’ that let them go . Thyssen Krupp is the company just to show I have no fear and they no it to !
        Thank you for the response brother. God bless from Fat Lip

  • Anonymous

    How can you say you have a love in teaching children, honor their spirit, lead and nurture them, sheppard them to their brighter tomorrow but believe in the lies & deception of Common Core?
    Teachers! You have a great responsibility…. don’t waste the opportunity of an opened, free thinking mind. I know when I was growing up, I placed a great deal of trust in my teachers. Teach truth not lies.

    Bring the truth out into the light, announce it in the town square, and call them out to explain themselves. Vote them out, ask them to step down…. and never come back around.

    • ozzie Mccauley

      I came across a sample COMMON CORE test on the American hero Caesar Chavez. I don’t equate him with George Washington, Lincoln, Patton, Carver, Einstein, Eisenhower or other real heroes. Sounds like this was made up to appease Hispanics. He was simply a union activist. He did some good but wasn’t a hero as portrayed.

  • Anonymous

    Why should we be surprised? The gop establishment has stabbed us in the back so many times there is hardly any place left for them to jam their knives in. No, what is surprising is why anyone would be surprised at all at this display of arrogance from almost all elected serpents, in congress as well as in the state level, for nearly all of them are corrupt to the point where they cannot even tell when they are lying anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Only Idiots, would be for it….

  • dmprisk

    Defund the GOP!!

    • soybomb315

      In order to defund it, we cannot depend on it.

      • Anonymous

        Heeeere Keatie, Keatie, Keatie!

  • Mike Barnes

    Glenn, even if the GOP took the Senate, the collaborationists like that Missouri Republican would be in control. We are on board the Ship of Fools. The lights are going out. To change the nautical metaphor, Glenn, you think you are trying your damndest to keep the USA Titanic from hitting the berg. But, Glenn, we’ve already struck it.

    • Anonymous

      He-he! You’re right! The Progressives SEE the iceberg heading toward us and they are getting their “globally warm” drinks ready for refreshing ice cubes! Unintended consequences would be an understatement.

    • Anonymous

      True Mike, but it is not too late if enough people wake up soon. I have not yet found what it will take to accomplish that but we must do so or America will sink just as the Titanic did.

    • Anonymous

      People like Glenn and others plus the Tea Party’s injection, all speaking truth, created an election environment in 2010 of over 700 seats, across the nation, transferred to the Common Sense-side….. and it can happen again!!

      We all need to brush up on our people skills, step out of our comfort zone, and get involved locally because this is where the reluctant candidates come from.

      This is the Battle of Words & Ideas, a peaceful revolution, that seeks to place the truth in the light; truth stands – lies crumble.

      It seems The Founders placed with US, the Citizens, a great trust and a non-compensated job in the short-run but huge upside benefits in the long-run; Liberty, Freedom & Opportunity. Essentially, We, US, are the government – that means we all have a silent mandate, job, “to keep” the Republic….. the issue here is we got “comfortable”. We bought the couch instead of working the ground! I know…. I bought into the couch theory for a few years; no more.

      “The Job” starts with US going to every single School Board meetings, County Board meetings, City Council meetings, this is where the changes need to start. We, parents, need to be involved in their decisions or their replacement, even delineate the job because they have 6 VP’s for 4 schools in the system – at least 2 can go; that’s $300K back to the School budget.

      I believe in paying teachers their worth. I think they should have the choice to either be in/out of the union. To mandate joining a group because you take the job is oppressive, socio-communistic even, kind of like the Obamacare Mandate, join or else be penalized – sound familiar? If you’re going to become a teacher, in some states, you have a choice, but most not…. and you MUST join the Teacher’s Union, locally & nationally. Maybe if prospective teachers investigate the pro’s & con’s prior to accepting “the job”, and are self-aware, may be we wouldn’t have that many teachers?

      The Titanic – some survived, most perished, and some very important lessons were learned – we were schooled by God, the elements, and our exploratory engineering aspirations. In the Battle of Words & Ideas, some will stand, fall, drop to their knees, some will learn to pick themselves up; that’s when we need to stop, look back, and help others get up. Republic means we’re in this together. Government is US [we forgot that], and whether we like it or not, we were all given a job on Day One of our first breath in what we call Life – A very worthwhile endeavor!

  • mdhawthorne

    It seems to me he changed his name. Isn’t it really Liar?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I love you man – do you really need the money from the commercials on your videos? Is it really necessary? Sorry brother – just bothered by them personaly.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a poison that’s spread across the internet. You click on a “breaking news” video, only to have to endure a 30 second tampon commercial.

  • Anonymous

    Well we have here noth SUPID INO mouthing off on somthing he knows nothing off! Hope he wears his tin hat outside so lightening will cook his brain! But for that to happen it might sear his ASS where his brain is located!

    • Jeff Carnes

      Why don’t you try learning some English and/or put down the bottle before posting such idiotic comments. At least make it SOMEWHAT legible. SMH

  • Anonymous

    democrat vs republican politics is like WWE wrestling…the conflict is all for show, and they are really all part of the same venture.

    • Anonymous

      Precisely! Once again, our Founders warned us about political parties, but we allowed the snakes to become elected serpents who then twisted, manipulated, and corrupted our laws so they could steal power from We the People. All parties should be abolished so people have to run as individuals who stand on principles. If they had to defend their principles rather than just defend the party, they would be exposed for who they really are which is just what you say rags,and more; two sides of the same traitorous coin (like the gold coin from Xerxes in 300), with but a handful of exceptions.

  • Watch it

    Perfect example of why the government should not be running our education system.

  • soybomb315

    What goes around comes around…For years Beck has mocked people to the right of him by calling them ‘kooks’ and ‘conspiracy theorists’ even for things he now believes in….Beck has apologized to the MSM but not the ‘kooks’….Now the MSM calling him ‘tin foil’ is poetic justice.

    • Anonymous

      You and Keatie Pooh would make a great same-sex couple.

    • Anonymous

      soy, I generally agree with your conclusions. If he does not agree with those of us who are firmly committed to our Constitution, at least he does not have to attack us like the traitors in the gop do.

  • Anonymous

    He’s NOT a Republican…. he’s a Leftist who ran on the Republican ticket. Now that he’s out of the closet, he needs to be voted out of office ASAP …!

  • Anonymous

    I have always advocated for the abolishment of the Department of Education.

  • Hugh Jass

    This is a lamp that I’ve found useful for eluding the dark and despotic march of most of mankind:

  • Davd Williams

    People should trust the government… they care… remember that while you keep your doctor.

    • Anonymous

      and health insurance

  • Snorri

    Trust neither Republicans nor Democrats at any level of government. Know your potential elected leaders on a personal level if possible. No matter, you must educate your children outside of and in addition to the school system. Personally, I think that worse unconstitutional personal interference in private lives by the Federal and some State governments is yet to happen. Note: Violence, “legal” and extra-legal has always been the last resort of socialist, Marxist, and communists as well as extreme conservatives and religious zealots. It’s best to TRUST NO ONE, to be armed and to have an escape plan, a foreign passport, and funds available for immediate use..

  • Anonymous

    This common core is obama way to dismiss your rights to home school your child ,even if your a former teacher ,you have a very hard time to teach your child at third grade level math on their way to solve the problem !!!, So now your child being hinder if you teach your child at home because he or she won’t be able to pass that grade level to prove your teaching that child correctly or for college entrance exam all this is by progressive long term planning & obama !! This is by design to get around your rights to home school so it won’t be practicable to teach at home to ,undermine your right to home school !!!!!!!! Our President obama is using every illegal trick in the book to go around our rights and freedoms in our constitution to dismiss them !! Welcome to obama progressive dictator police state !!!!!!!!!!

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