Monday, March 09, 2009

What Is The Plural Of "Anecdote?"

From The Tulsa World
Thirteen-year-old Lane Dunkley just wanted to go hunting with his
grandfather. Dunkley and his father, Daniel Reddy, who live in Tulsa, went
to Broken Arrow on Tuesday night for a hunter safety course normally required to
get an Oklahoma hunting license.

The class was a reward of sorts. Dunkley, who wants to go hunting with
his grandfather, was told he could take the class only if he brought up his
grades. So he did — to a B-plus average.

But when father and son arrived at the lesson, the volunteer
instructor, Kell Wolf, asked if any of the students voted for President Barack
Obama. Reddy, a transplanted Californian — and former Marine —
raised his hand.

According to Reddy and others in the room, Wolf called Obama "the next
thing to the Antichrist" and ordered Reddy and Dunkley from the room. When Reddy
refused, Wolf said he would not teach "liberals" and would cancel the course if
Reddy didn't leave. So Reddy and Dunkley left, as did a few others.

Cooler heads prevailed, of course. Wolf no longer is listed as a volunteer for the ODWC and Dunkley is receiving the Hunter Safety Training he wanted. It's tempting to say, "No harm, no foul," but what has this thirteen year old learned about politics from his instructor? He looked up to Wolf for information and got naught but foolishness.

Whose point of view looks bad from this story? Do you think they can extrapolate to figure out why their opinions are held in such low favor right now?

1 comment:

Dan said...

Gee grumps, have you ever posted and disagreeded when liberal college professors do the same thing?
What this instructor did was bad and very wrong. I feel bad for the kid and his family. Thank goodness that the State of Oklahoma took care of the problem immediately.