More Goodies From Mary Lou Bruner

Mary Lou Bruner

Mary Lou Bruner

Our last post about Mary Lou Bruner (pictured above), who will be in the May runoff election for what had once been Don McLeroy’s seat on the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), was Mary Lou Bruner Opposes the Experts.

We are pleased to see that Mary Lou is back in the news again. At the website of television station WOAI, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, we read Front-runner in TX Board of Education race called ‘fringe’ and ‘wacko’. Hey — that’s no way to talk about a lady! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

The unusual views of Mary Lou Bruner have been bouncing around the news in Texas and nationally for several months.


Her controversial facebook posts are no longer visible to the general public, but because they’ve been posted by a group called The Texas Freedom Network, Bruner has found herself trying to defend and explain views even some of her Republican supporters admit they were surprised to hear.

Then they gives us some of Mary Lou’s most memorable comments. We’ve mentioned some of them before, but they’re worth repeating:

President Obama was a gay male prostitute when he was younger to support his drug habit.

Dinosaurs may have become extinct because the dinosaurs on (Noah’s) Ark ‘may have been babies and not able to reproduce. It might make sense to take the small dinosaurs onto the ark instead of the ones bigger than a bus.’

• Many people believe the Democrat Party had JFK killed because the socialists and Communists in the party did not want a conservative president.

• “The GLBTQ agenda is one of the big reasons liberals want 3-year-old and 4-year-old children to attend public school Pre-K programs. The federal government wants to indoctrinate the little children” who will “become confused about their sexuality” and “rebellious.”

Climate change is not only a hoax, it was a hoax that was Karl Marx’s idea.

Much of what happens in the world is controlled by a secret group known as The Illuminati.

Some of those were new to us. We’ve never heard that climate change was Marx’s idea, and we had no idea that the Illuminati are so powerful Let’s read on:

Bruner, a retired schoolteacher, took 48% of the vote in a 3-way Republican Primary in March. Because she didn’t get a majority, she faces a May 24th run-off with second-place finisher Keven Ellis, a chiropractor and president of the Lufkin School Board.

We knew that. Here’s the rest of the news story:

The winner will face Democrat Amanda Rudolph in the general election in November. Because of her strong showing in the primary and the strength of the Republican Party in that part of Texas, Bruner is said to be the front-runner in the race.

Your Curmudgeon delights in the antics of creationists in public office, so we say: Go, Mary Lou!

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17 responses to “More Goodies From Mary Lou Bruner

  1. michaelfugate

    As long as they are confined to Texas, then “Your Curmudgeon delights in the antics of creationists in public office, so we say: Go, Mary Lou!” is fine with me.

  2. Hello Mary Lou, goodbye brain
    Sweet Mary Lou, I see you’re here again
    I knew Mary Lou, you’d run again
    So hello Mary Lou, goodbye brain

    (Apologies to Ricky Nelson)

  3. michaelfugate

    I am really trying to imagine what her instruction was like when she taught. Wouldn’t be great to get some former students to comment?

  4. Given today’s happy holiday, I hereby declare Mary Lou Bruner our honorary Queen of Uranus!

  5. Megalonyx, there are persistent rumors — or rumours, if you prefer — about you and Mary Lou. Olivia tells me that Mary Lou is perfect for you.

  6. @michaelfugate: The problem is they aren’t confined to TX, TX is the largest consumer of school textbooks. Which means that if Don McLeroy had had his way, every state, other than TX, would have been trying to teach Evolution without Evolution being in science textbooks, history texts would state that the US is a Christian Nation, . . .. So you see, TX does have influence well beyond the state borders.

  7. Fortunately it looks like the Texas tail wagging the national dog might be obsolete or at least overstated.

  8. Cool! I stand corrected, gratefully corrected. Texas may not be nearly as big a concern as I had thought. Thanks Troy.

  9. What gets me is how kind and caring Mary Lou’s picture makes her look. You would think the worst thing she would ever foist off on children is excess sugar, by serving them cookies and cocoa.

  10. Okay. Low information voters don’t know what she said and GOP diehards would rather die than vote for a Democrat .And some people agree with her. I predict Mary Lou will win the election and provide our curmudgeon with years of entertainment..

  11. Mel and Norma Gabler were Texans who fought textbook adoptions if the books were not sufficiently conservative nor christian in outlook. They reviewed books, including science, and sought to eliminate those that supported evolution, etc. Both are now dead, but their work still continues, though I don’t know how great an influence it has on public schools, but certainly churchy schools take note, I’m sure. They certainly sound like they lend support to the views of Mary Lou, and they are still active.

  12. Our Curmudgeon reports

    Olivia tells me that Mary Lou is perfect for you.

    Even were that true, as a gentleman I must stand aside on the grounds that you saw her first.

  13. After reading that article, I don’t see where Texas’s adoption influence is really not a problem. Sure, publishers can now customize books for Texas and “un-customize” them for other markets, but will they, when it’s still cheaper to have a single version?

    And even if they’re willing to do it, that would still mean that the second-most populous state in the Union would be turning out citizens with a skewed, ignorant and in some ways downright crazy view of the world. Not that it doesn’t already, but “customizing” books for Texas alone would make things even worse by further isolating the Lone Star State from the reality the rest of the country perceives. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  14. Even more inspiring pin-up images of the divine Ms Bruner are available from the Kaufman County Tea Party website:

  15. Megalonyx gives us: “Even more inspiring pin-up images of the divine Ms Bruner”

    O Mary Lou! Hubba hubba!

  16. michaelfugate

    I will oppose the philosophy of education that drives the Common Core curriculum because it emphasizes process over the right answer.

    Says MayLou – because we already know the right answer to every question, don’t we? Just read the Bible – is that it ML?

    Give a child a right answer to a specific problem and she can repeat it to pass a test, teach a child the process for answering answering problems and she can answer any problem – even ones she has never seen before.

    I still can’t imagine having her as a teacher, that must have been fun.

    The “God Bless America” slogan always reminds me of George Carlin.

  17. @Eric-yes you bring up good points, no one wants to see Mary Lou or Don McElroy deciding what children learn. It is a tragedy even if it is limited to Texas. I am a bit skeptical that the impact is really that severe to the nation as a whole, which is why I searched for a link that repudiates the common idea that the nation’s textbooks all get contaminated by one loon getting elected in Texas.