Rand Paul’s wife, Kelley, got a jumpstart on marking Transgender Day of Visibility by firing off a psychotic tweet ranting and raving about Chinese third graders, math, and men having babies.
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Yesterday, Mrs. Paul tweeted: “Chinese third graders are learning multi-variable calculus. Our third graders are being taught that ‘men can have babies.’ This will not end well.”
Chinese third graders are learning multi-variable calculus. Our third graders are being taught that “men can have babies.” This will not end well.
— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) March 30, 2022
OK first, we would like to meet these Chinese third graders learning multi-variable calculus. Second, sex ed is definitely not being taught to third graders in the United States. And third, Kelley’s tweet, like Kelley herself, is complete garbage. Sadly, it’s right on brand for the extreme right-wing activist and frequent guest on Fox News.
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Mrs. Paul has quite a history of saying stupid things on social media. Last week, she tweeted about her outrage over an elementary school in Austin, Texas that held a Pride parade for students back in April 2021. Last month, she tweeted her support for transphobic children’s author JK Rowling. And last year, she accused ’80s singer Richard Marx, best known for his 1989 worldwide hit single “Right Here Waiting”, of trying to get her husband killed.
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We’re sure Kelley’s transphobic tweet being fired off the day before Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual event occurring on March 31 that celebrates trans people and raises awareness of the discrimination they still face worldwide, was no coincidence.
Now, some responses…
I grew up in china, this is not true at all.
— N (@wjnsss) March 30, 2022
Climate change is gonna kill us all whatever our ideology. Maybe we should work on that
— Yann Charbonneau (@LeBisonRavi) March 30, 2022
First of all, no they’re not.
Secondly, that math is developmentally inappropriate.
— It’s Just Me (@starsat_night) March 30, 2022
Your husband went all the way through med school and residency just to end up being one of the 2% of physicians who is anti-vax.
— Midwestern Hedgie 💛🤍💜🖤 (@MidwestHedgie) March 30, 2022
So, you agree that public schools should be properly funded and good education be more accessible to inner city/urban areas?
Because your husband and his peers actively legislate against that
— Zack (@zackbalzer) March 31, 2022
Do you want American third graders to also learn multi-variable calculus? I don’t know what the Chinese are doing, but third grade seems a little young.
As for education in this country, we need to teach more tolerance.
— Michael Klein (@mhklein57) March 30, 2022
How about we start working on what we should be teaching our children rather than obsessing over what we shouldn’t be teaching them then, hmm?
— Marc Smith (@reggaebass75) March 30, 2022
Actually, Chinese students learn calculus around 11th grade. But you’re just making up the whole thing anyway, so I guess I’m nitpicking.
— Richard Bradley (@RPBradley1) March 30, 2022
Third graders in Kentucky are being taught that dinosaurs were created by god on the same day as Adam and Eve some 6000 years ago. This means there must have been two on the ark. Yep, we’re screwed.
— floridaman (@yesicanslim) March 30, 2022
Time to learn Mandarin
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) March 30, 2022
My niece, who’s in second grade, continually amazes me with what she’s learning about in school. Things that I didn’t learn until much, much later! And things I never learned AT ALL, like how many wives Paul Revere had (two). But one thing that she’s not learning is sex ed, that I’m sure of.
As for Chinese third graders learning calculus, well, good for them if they are that smart. I barely got through trigonometry (and it didn’t help that my teacher had both Welsh and Australian accents, at 8:00 in the morning!).
It is quite ironic that she would complain about our education system. One that her husband, and father-in-law, perpetually tries/tried to get more and more defunded. You can’t willfully try to break something and when it finally succumbs, point to it and say, “see I told you it wouldn’t work.” Esp considering these same people have no solutions otherwise to offer up.
this is what happens to your brain when you let rand paul put his thing in you. beware.
Just a reminder, based on very recent polling, that the majority of US school children (80 percent) are enrolled in public schools and of that number, 70 percent of parents are happy with their children’s education. The main group of people who are complaining about public school education are people who do not have children in public schools, particularly people who have aged out of children of school age. I.e., seniors, especially on the right.
The right wing needs something to complain it seems they enjoy being miserable and want everyone else to be the same. It’s not only sad but pathetic !
The only thing a third graders will ever learn about sexual orientation is that you shouldn’t treat people differently because of who they love.
This is what the right are actually afraid of. Much harder to teach a kid homophobia this way.
Mrs. Paul’s contribution to building up one of the Republican wedge issues for the coming election. And Queerty, like so many lazy media outlets, takes the bait and parrots her remark so that everyone can discuss what the Republicans have decided is a (wedge) issue. Could it be any easier for them?
Also, if it’s so great in China where they quarantine Shanghai, a city of tens of millions, because of a few Covid cases, why doesn’t she move there?
This is better than a Saturday Night Live sketch. Where is Bowen Yang?
she lost her damn mind as she married rand paul. its continued deterioration ever since. rand pauls neighbor should have ended them both.
She is just another train wreck in motion.
I could almost understand this line of reasoning, if they championed science and education in general. But they don’t, they just want Jesus in school.
Let’s see calculus, LGBTQ or Jesus… Hmmm, let’s have a primer.
1) Calculus: Elegant math that starts out very simply but it is used to describe many, many complex occurrences in nature.
2) LGBTQ: Our community. We are in every culture.
3) Jesus: Cool guy. Gets nailed to a tree for saying we should be nice to each other.
We won’t do calculus, because you need a brain that can do some critical thinking. The right hates thinking.
We should teach LGBTQ in schools, because we are real people of all ages; learning this is in school would be good for all of us. That can’t happen. The right hates us.
That leaves Jesus. We have this crumbling idea of the separation of Church from State. We’ll probably get this, because the right loves Jesus even if they are not necessarily familiar or follow his dogma.
The thing is you can teach what Christ said without actually using Jesus.
Ironically neither thing is true except maybe in some very rare case. That said, I do believe all third graders are more prepared to learn about the wonderful variety of human existence than calculus.
No idea, by the way, what multi-variable calculus is or how it differs from calculus. I mean single variable calculus would be X=3…which isn’t really calculus, is it.
Also, to be clear, men cannot give birth to babies. Trans men can give birth to babies. I hope that any education be clear on this. I can imagine third grade boys thinking they can give birth would be a bit traumatic.
She married Paul Rand so that her judgment called into question So who really gives a toss what she thinks ! Or come to that that guy with the shirley temple hair do ,who really cares ?
Apparently Marcy and jd have the day off. I expected them to be here. It is their subject expertise after all.
I hear that Kelly Paul and Ginnie Thomas are closet lesbians. While their husbands are away, they get together and play. Ginnie uses the strap- on.
I took DIFEQ in college. I’m talented in math and it was a difficult class. I was a junior in college. Somehow I don’t think even Chinese third graders could grasp the concepts of DIFEQ. Anyone who ever had the class can testify it’s a difficult class.