Don McLeroy and the Texas Board of Education...

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Don McLeroy and the Texas Board of Education...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/us/politics/11texas.html?src=me

Anybody else getting really annoyed by this attempt to subjectively rewrite social studies curriculum in Texas?

 

Now, I'm not against informing people about both sides of history - But this reeks of an underlying theological/socio-political motive.  They aren't only pushing to include information about conservatism and Christianity, but seek to glorify it while discounting the opposite viewpoints.  Beyond this, it seems as though they are attempting to censor actual history from the civil rights era.

 

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“To deny the

“To deny the Judeo-Christian values of our founding fathers is just a lie to our kids,” said Ken Mercer, a San Antonio Republican.

 

Yeah... lotsa Jews founded this country... my favorites were John Adamstein, and Alexander Hamilwitz... Jesus Christ on stilits these fundamentalist texans are amazing...


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Rich Woods wrote:“To

Rich Woods wrote:

“To deny the Judeo-Christian values of our founding fathers is just a lie to our kids,” said Ken Mercer, a San Antonio Republican.

 

Yeah... lotsa Jews founded this country... my favorites were John Adamstein, and Alexander Hamilwitz... Jesus Christ on stilits these fundamentalist texans are amazing...

 

yeah, everybody remembers the inspiring words of george waschazer at valley forge as he comforted his freezing soldiers:

"oy gevalt, he tells me he's cold!  i'm cold.  you don't think i'm cold?  i tell ya, my tuches is so cold i don't know if i'm sitting or standing till i look down, but you don't hear me kvetching!  feh, like i shouldn't know, you've been shlepping since breed's hill.  now get outta here, ya little pisher!  ...oy, i tell ya, they don't let you live, they don't let you breathe...two more days and i'll plotz."

 

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson