Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dallas school district squanders over $50 grand sending boys to George Lucas movie


And now the Dallas School District has bussed 5,700 boys to see George Lucas's movie, Red Tails, at a cost to the taxpayers of over $50 thousand. This came from Title I funds earmarked for low income students. This was for Black History Month. The school saved money by sending only boys. Girls got to stay behind and---well, I guess there wasn't much for them to do at school that day. With half the students gone, they couldn't do much in class. Sort of like what boys used to go through on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. I don't know why boys needed to see the movie and not girls.

It may be just as well. As I understand it, the movie was aimed at tweenage boys. I don't think Lucas is capable of producing a movie a for adults. The cast is nearly all-male, and they don't even mention having ever had girlfriends, wives or female relatives.

Instead we have one of the airmen going after an Italian woman. He sees her from his airplane a thousand feet up flying at 400 miles per hour and he keeps gushing that she's "the most beautiful woman" he's ever seen and she's going to have his babies.

Now Lucas needs to take some of the millions and millions of dollars he's made from the children of America off movies and aggressive merchandising and reimburse the taxpayers for the cost of sending those kids to his movie.

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