Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 261

Fall

Just look at the colours! Fabulous Fall! That is all I have to say about that!

Fall is here

Fall is here

I need/want these

Gold cowboy boots. Bloody lush! That is all I have to say about that!

Hell yeah!

Hell yeah!

Gross out

Pumpkin pie fudge. Pass the bucket…. That is all I have to say about that!

Holy moly!

Holy moly!

A little school history lesson

So, I heard this story from a British person with a child in an American school…..

‘Mmmmm. Youngest daughter home from school stating her Texan history teacher told the class today that “the British trashed America after the war.” Email sent asking what he meant and avidly waiting a reply. Here’s hoping he wasn’t talking cr*p and forgot there was a British student in his class!!’

Now, I am sure that there was some kind of trashing going on from the British – we have a bloody history (and I’m not swearing in a British way – I am talking about real blood being shed…). Anyway, we have a history and let’s face it, we probably trashed some stuff. So, sorry about that and everything. But I’m glad we are chums now!

But an interesting comment for a teacher to make…..thoughts?! I’ll let you know the response! 🙂

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6 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 261

  1. Wayne C. says:

    That’s Texas being Texas. It’s like a different country, where slavery was good and science is bad.

  2. ThatOtherGuy says:

    I’ve read a bit on the Revolution and have no knowledge of what he’s talking about. King George did plan to lay waste the ports up and down the east coast as well as enlist the Indian tribes to harass the Americans etc. AFAIK, it didn’t work. The British did widen the naval war to include targeting the trade with the West Indies.

    I find Wayne’s comment above to be a cheap shot and rather close minded to paint with such a broad brush.

  3. Jan says:

    If you’ve ever lived in Texas, spent time there, or known Texans, you would understand what Wayne C. is talking about. Unfortunately most Texans can’t see this about their own state.

  4. ThatOtherGuy says:

    If you’ve ever lived in California, it’s like a different country. Where abortions are good and literally everyone is gay and has AIDS or is an illegal alien.

  5. Pat and Pam says:

    Okay, there seems to be a “broad brushing” war going on. However, it is true that Texas has some peculiarities about what and how certain subjects are to be taught (science in particular).

    Perhaps the teacher was talking about the War of 1812, when the Brits DID burn Washington. President Madison and his wife fled the White House when the British were only blocks away.

    Ironically, the Americans trounced the British at the Battle of New Orleans, AFTER the peace treaty had been signed and the war was technically over.

  6. john says:

    The teacher must be Irish.

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