South Carolina state fossil delayed while senators debate how to properly credit God

  • metta

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    Apr 05, 2014 3:14 PM GMT
    South Carolina state fossil delayed while senators debate how to properly credit God


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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288912/-South-Carolina-state-fossil-delayed-while-senators-debate-how-to-properly-credit-God
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 05, 2014 3:18 PM GMT
    metta8 saidSouth Carolina state fossil delayed while senators debate how to properly credit God


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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288912/-South-Carolina-state-fossil-delayed-while-senators-debate-how-to-properly-credit-God
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    Apr 05, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    Sunbeams from cucumbers. Sheesh!
  • creature

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    Apr 05, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    metta8 saidSouth Carolina state fossil delayed while senators debate how to properly credit God


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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288912/-South-Carolina-state-fossil-delayed-while-senators-debate-how-to-properly-credit-God
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    The one that the Republican senator who introduced the amendment to include a Bible verse believes in. That's who.
  • honestsweat

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    Apr 05, 2014 8:08 PM GMT
    South Carolina makes the rest of the country look like rocket scientists.

    More uniform sex-ed standards raise fears
    Posted: February 26, 2014
    By Sarita Chourey
    Morris News Service
    COLUMBIA -- Mountain Dew doesn’t prevent pregnancy.

    The fact hasn’t changed, despite what one South Carolina teacher has been telling students.

    Lawmakers on Tuesday labored for the second year over a bill to make sure acceptable standards of reproductive health are taught to public school students. 

    Earlier testimony revealed that some teachers have been uttering bizarre statements in class. Among them: That Mountain Dew doubles as a contraceptive, and that the only thing better than sex is macaroni and cheese.

    Still, a bill to standardize the teaching of reproductive health continues to be a tough sell. Some lawmakers feared that teaching students about the consequences of sex would either numb them to the risks or encourage their interest.

    Proponents said the bill, H. 3435, doesn’t mean South Carolina will begin teaching sex ed. It’s been in place for years, but neither updated nor uniformly followed. The Comprehensive Health Education Act has not been revised for 25 years.

    “What this bill does, it says ‘We don’t care about your values.’ We’re going to impose that across the entire state,” said Rep. Joshua Putnam, R-Anderson, a chief opponent of the bill.

    “Are we setting our children up for failure by introducing them too much and numbing them to the severity of this?

    Putnam acknowledged that some school districts may not be teaching the subject appropriately, but “that’s up to the local counties, the local communities to get involved. It’s not up to me to oversee that.” 

    Chairman Andy Patrick, a Hilton Head Republican, challenged him to show how the bill wrests local control from communities. He said the state Department of Education would adopt a menu of acceptable curricula, while local committees would be the ones to review the materials give the go-ahead for use in a particular district.

    Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville, argued for its passage and pointed out that South Carolina ranks third in the nation for per capita sexually transmitted diseases in those ages 15-19.

    “While it may not be everything that everybody would have liked to have had, I think it strikes a good balance between what we need to make sure there is uniformity and consistency from district to district in what we are instructing our children in the area of health education,” she said.

    Lawmakers who voted against the bill were Republicans: Samuel Rivers of Goose Creek, Don Wells of Aiken, Bill Taylor of Aiken, and Joshua Putnam of Anderson. 

    Those who voted in favor were: Rep. Andy Patrick, R-Hilton Head, and Democrats Jerry Govan of Orangeburg, Harold Mitchell of Spartanburg, and Brown of Hollywood.

     
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    Apr 05, 2014 9:16 PM GMT
    Well you know, the big bang and Darwin never did kill off god; whats all the fuss.
  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 05, 2014 9:23 PM GMT
    Is their god so vain?
  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 05, 2014 9:31 PM GMT
    I'm not surprised... this is typical of what Republican politicians spend their time on.
    They have given up trying to solve real problems... instead they focus on symbolic issues to excite their base.
  • waccamatt

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    Apr 06, 2014 5:20 AM GMT
    If we could chop off Upstate South Carolina and give it to, oh… Uganda, maybe? South Carolina would be a purple to blue state. They grow 'em idiotic up there in the hills.
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    Apr 06, 2014 6:56 AM GMT
    waccamatt saidIf we could chop off Upstate South Carolina and give it to, oh… Uganda, maybe? South Carolina would be a purple to blue state. They grow 'em idiotic up there in the hills.



    Maybe you mean hills like most euphemisers mean.
    Yes we're easier to sell grown ignorant and trusting.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 06, 2014 1:00 PM GMT
    waccamatt saidIf we could chop off Upstate South Carolina and give it to, oh… Uganda, maybe? South Carolina would be a purple to blue state. They grow 'em idiotic up there in the hills.
    Are you referring to Greenville and surrounding environs which is home to Bob Jones, the premier institution for NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLSicon_question.gif


    You could give upstate South Carolina to Texas, that would work very wellicon_biggrin.gif