Funny alright. Funny how your revisionist views of why the decline happened are so far off. Your precious teachers unions and your trial lawyers are the major players, not to mention the “multi-cultural lower the bar” saps like yourself. Oh, did I forget to mention the illegal aliens that are flooding our emergency rooms and not paying their bills? Face it. T.J. would be proud of the forum for alternate views, however misguided, but no doubt would disagree with your “blame America for all that is (in your warped view) wrong with the world” opinions. Funny how you think you even know what patriotism is… (LMFAO) When your side uses words like Manifesto to describe your views. You are truly a useful idiot.