Texas: An Ark-Load of Absurdity

Dustin Hoffman & Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man

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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5 responses to “Texas: An Ark-Load of Absurdity

  1. “One of McLeroy’s proposals is for students to question the separation of church and state as they study the First Amendment.”

    I like this one, it could actually turn around and bite them. You can do a lesson on this question and show all the private letters, and correspondence, and go deeply into the constitution, and what have you against it. Only that it does not specifically state separation of church and state.

  2. You called it, S.C., he’s trying to do as much damage as possible on his way out. At least he won’t be hanging around another four years – without him and Dunbar, the crazy bloc will be weakened. How I hope that Rebecca knocks Ken Mercer from his perch in November.

  3. James F says:

    You called it, S.C., he’s trying to do as much damage as possible on his way out.

    It was an easy prediction. He’s in the bunker, still ordering his generals to counter-attack and to hold out to the last man.

  4. Little Lord McLeroy™ and his other biblical literalist sycophants on the TSBOE appear to be ready to do their best “Dog in the Manger” act to subvert Texas public education. They have no use for a good secular and constitutional education so they want to deny everyone else a chance.

  5. retiredsciguy

    Perfect illustration for your blog article, Curmy!