You all know about Mary Lou Bruner (pictured above), who will be in the May runoff election for a seat on the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). It’s the seat that used to be held by Don McLeroy, the creationist dentist. He supports her, as we reported in Don McLeroy Endorses Mary Lou Bruner.
With the fading of the careers of past Creationist Hotties, Mary Lou has become our new creationist poster girl. We look forward to her electoral success, so we can use her as the embodiment of ideal creationist womanhood.
We learned about some more of her words of wisdom at the website AL.com, part of the Alabama Media Group, which publishes several newspapers in Alabama. There we found How Noah killed off the dinosaurs. It was written by Joe Rogers, described as a staff editor for The New York Times. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The most intriguing candidate by far this election season is not running for president. She’s running for the Texas State Board of Education. Her name is Mary Lou Bruner, and in photos she comes across as pretty much the default image of somebody’s mother, or grandmother.
She is far more than that to us. Then Rogers says:
She is no fan of what she considers federal overreach into education. If elected, she says, “I will stand for Texas values – your values.” But you have to dig a little deeper to find her version of Texas values, because she doesn’t list them all on the campaign website. Nor does she list them on her Facebook page anymore, because, well, some folks found them a little odd. Or more than a little.
We’ve previously described some of her views, so you’ve already seen them. Let’s read on:
Mind you, some of it was just garden-variety Confederate mythology and Christian fundamentalism, like her belief that slavery wasn’t really a factor leading to the Civil War and that school shootings are the result of taking prayer and the Ten Commandments out of the classroom, and a strong preference for the biblical story of creationism rather than godless evolution. Shoot, maybe you believe in all that. A lot of people do.
That’s certainly true in Alabama. Rogers continues:
But she did turn a few heads with her explanation for the extinction of dinosaurs: It was Noah’s fault for not fully appreciating the limitations of his cargo:
[Rogers quotes Mary Lou:] “The dinosaurs on [Noah’s ark] may have been babies and not able to reproduce. … After the flood, the few remaining Behemoths and Leviathans may have become extinct because there was not enough vegetation on earth for them to survive to reproductive age.”
Rogers goes on to describe Mary Lou’s opinion of Islam, which doesn’t interest us, and then he comes through with some new stuff:
Among other Brunerisms:
“Climate change has nothing to do with weather or climate; it is all about system change from capitalism (free enterprise) to Socialism-Communism. The Climate Change HOAX was Karl Marx’s idea.”
“It is a goal of United Nation’s agenda 21 and the One World Order to reduce the population of the world by 2/3.”
“Many people believe the Democrat Party had JFK killed because the socialists and Communists in the party did not want a conservative president.”
Isn’t she wonderful? Rogers concludes with this:
At this point you may believe that the electoral process will take care of Mary Lou Bruner, and that the good people of Texas will send her back into retirement. But the good people of Texas gave her 48 percent of the vote in the first Republican primary. She’s in a runoff in May. There’s an old saying that goes, “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” We may have a case study here.
There are five comments so far at the website where we found this item, and none of them are favorable to Mary Lou. At this point it looks like the folks in Alabama are intellectually superior to Mary Lou’s Texas constituents. Anyway, we hope she wins. We find creationists to be endlessly entertaining, so his blog needs Mary Lou.
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