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Don't Know Much, Period

Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2007 3:59 AM

Not only is Sherri Shepherd (ABC's The View) unsure if the world is flat, she's kind of fuzzy on the whole A.D./B.C. concept.

In a conversation that touched on the Greek philosopher Epicurus, Shepherd eventually proclaimed that 'the Greeks had Christians because they threw them to the lions.' When Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar tried to explain things to their colleague, Shepherd said, "I don't think anything predated Christians."

"Jesus came first before them," Shepherd said about Greek civilization.

Boy, I hope you aren't homeschooling your kid, Sherri. It's bad enough you're mangling history, but it's clear you don't even comprehend the Bible.

The spin has already begun in the wake of President Bush's bumbling press conference yesterday, with the media dutifully buzzing about Mr. Bush's views on Iran, as opposed to the content of the National Intelligence Estimate, and that our constant browbeating of Iran has been based on a faulty premise.

Or the fact that we have a Commander-in-Chief who is so ill-informed (and/or detached) as to be completely unaware of an NIE completed months ago. (It's been pointed out that the subtle change in language - from an active program to 'knowledge' - suggests that Bush was informed of the NIE's contents.)

Among the commercials for the holiday season are ones touting 'learning systems' for children - VTech, Leapster, and so on.

Instead of plugging your children in, how about trying parenting? A child's discovery of shapes, colors, letters and numbers are valuable opportunities to engage your children so that intellectual curiousity isn't coupled to a video game. It's also a time to form the basis of social skills.

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