We’re expecting some creationist fireworks in the US Senate today at the confirmation hearing of Betsy DeVos, whom Trump has selected to be Secretary of Education, because there has been much speculation about her supposed creationist tendencies.
The last time we wrote about this was Discovery Institute Defends Betsy DeVos, in which David Klinghoffer, the Discoveroids’ journalistic slasher and poo-flinger, predicted that her confirmation hearing “may attract more liberal venom than any other” because she was likely to be asked “how old she thinks the Earth is, whether human beings rode on dinosaurs, whether she has visited Ken Ham’s Ark Park lately.”
The Discoveroids are concerned because they hope DeVos will be a champion of their Teach the Controversy campaign, described by Wikipedia as: “a campaign, conducted by the Discovery Institute, to promote the pseudoscientific principle of intelligent design, a variant of traditional creationism, while attempting to discredit the teaching of evolution in United States public high school science courses.”
If you’re in the mood to watch the hearing, it starts at 5:00 PM in the Eastern US. We’re posting this early so you’ll know ahead of time that you can watch the debate online and post your comments, if any, right here. We’ll provide a few different online choices. They should all be showing the same thing, but one never knows.
This is the video that will come directly from Senate committee’s website at the appropriate time: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) will have it on YouTube here: Betsy Devos confirmation hearing.
Fox News should have the live video here: Senate holds confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos.
Feelings are running high about this, so we urge you, dear reader, to keep your comments civil. We can behave better than the politicians. The curtain will rise a bit less than six hours from the time this is posted, so there’s plenty of time to get ready. And then the fun begins.
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