The Texas lunacy hearings are two days away. Our most recent reminder was here. Texas Theocracy: McLeroy Unleashed & Unhinged
PBS (The Corporation for Public Broadcasting) recently had a program on some of the issues being raised this week by McLeroy and his merry band of creationists and theocrats. One would expect the PBS presentation to oppose most of what the McLeroy faction is doing, and there is that slant here, but they do present both sides. See Is the Texas school board rewriting history? There’s a good video at that link, apparently taken from the show (which we missed).
The video is about ten minutes long. You get to see some — shall we say — action shots of McLeroy as he’s moving around in his dental office. You don’t want to miss any of that! Somehow, they didn’t discuss the purge of Thomas Jefferson, or if they did we didn’t catch it.
Otherwise, in the El Paso Times we read More changes sought for history textbooks. Your Curmudgeon would like to give you some excerpts from the story, but that paper is owned by Media News Group, and they’re suing bloggers who excerpt their stories without permission. So you’ll have to click over there to read it for yourself.
Basically, they say that Don McLeroy will propose at least nine more amendmentsat this week’s board meetings. Nine more amendments! O the joy!
They’re going to be about questioning the separation of church and state. Of all the ignorant and crazy things they’ve been up to on the SBOE, this is easily the worst. Their creationism last year was stupid and wrong, but this theocracy stuff is flat-out dangerous.
It’s a long article. Click over there to read it all. Then, clear your calendar for the fireworks on the 19th. Get ready for some jen-YOO-wine Texas-sized stupid, because a whole bunch of it is on the way.
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