Texas approves textbooks with Moses as Founding Father

  • metta

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    Nov 23, 2014 8:47 AM GMT
    Texas approves textbooks with Moses as Founding Father

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/11/texas-approves-textbooks-with-moses-as-founding-father/
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 23, 2014 3:21 PM GMT
    The really sad thing is that probably half the morons who vote Republican do it because they think it is the party that believes in staying out of your business. And your wallet. When in fact they are crazy about imposing their goofball religion and morals on you and have a much worse record in handling fiscal affairs than Dems (at least at the Fed level).
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 23, 2014 3:32 PM GMT

    Come on guys, what do you expect from the lone star shithole of Texas. It is the most backward, undereducated, intolerant state in the US. Whether you are in the small towns and isolated rural areas, the sprawling suburbs, or in the largest cities, right wing religiosity and stupidity rule the roost. Southern states like Alabama and South Carolina will become progressive democratic states long before Texas makes any half assed attempt to become a purple swing state. Its rapidly growing Hispanic population is highly religious and very conservative which means Texas will remain a red republican state well into the forseeable future and that's no bullshit.

  • Nov 23, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    Gotta love the (white) conservative idiots that run the State of Texas. They always prove that erasure of truth is their way to go...
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    Nov 24, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    metta8 saidTexas approves textbooks with Moses as Founding Father

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/11/texas-approves-textbooks-with-moses-as-founding-father/

    Moses as Founding Father, huh? Ummmm... No they didn't.

    But the automated Metta 8 article headline and link machine has no ability to reason, it just copies and pastes, copies and pastes, day in and day out.

    Are you claiming that metta8 is a bot? He's a real RJ member, and he often supplies his own commentary with his links. You also copy & paste daily anti-Obama and anti-Democratic Party pieces, sometimes with little or no comment. Should we criticize you, as well?

    At least metta8 posts on a wide range of news topics, not all of them political, and many of gay interest. I'm glad he posts his links here, he's a great source of current events.
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    Nov 25, 2014 1:08 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Come on guys, what do you expect from the lone star shithole of Texas. It is the most backward, undereducated, intolerant state in the US. Whether you are in the small towns and isolated rural areas, the sprawling suburbs, or in the largest cities, right wing religiosity and stupidity rule the roost. Southern states like Alabama and South Carolina will become progressive democratic states long before Texas makes any half assed attempt to become a purple swing state. Its rapidly growing Hispanic population is highly religious and very conservative which means Texas will remain a red republican state well into the forseeable future and that's no bullshit.


    You want to live in NYC?

    Get an 18-wheeler, pack up my 1 BR apt and bring me back home.

    When I moved here, I'm pretty sure my stuff occupied maybe a third of the truck.
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    Nov 25, 2014 1:10 AM GMT
    metta8 saidTexas approves textbooks with Moses as Founding Father

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/11/texas-approves-textbooks-with-moses-as-founding-father/


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    Nov 25, 2014 1:17 AM GMT
    Long decrying the books have been academics, experts and activists on the right and left. Some say they are too sympathetic to Islam. Others say they exaggerate Moses' influence on American democracy.

    But approval means the books will be ready for more than 5 million Texas public school students next fall.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/21/texas-oks-most-proposed-new-history-textbooks-despite-outside-objections/
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    Nov 25, 2014 1:22 AM GMT
    The textbooks were written to align with instructional standards that the Board of Education approved back in 2010

    WSJ 5/20/10

    DALLAS—The Texas Board of Education is poised to enact a new social-studies curriculum that portrays America as a nation rooted in Biblical values and promotes the virtues of low taxes, limited regulation and free enterprise.

    The previous standards, a decade old, defined good citizenship as

    "a belief in
    justice,
    truth,
    equality and
    responsibility for the common good."


    The new standards talk about
    respect for others,
    personal responsibility, and
    the importance of voting and of "holding public officials to their word."

    Drop truth, equality, common good, and justice.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 25, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    If Conservatives want to teach their children these fictions and fill their heads with ignorance, we can't lawfully stop them. But Republicans should not expect the rest of us to pay for their religious claptrap. They need to ruin their kids' education on their own dime, not expect decent people to foot the bill.

    These fundie nut jobs should pull their children out of public schools and go back to home schooling where they aren't bothering normal people.
    But don't expect us to support the little simpletons when they grow up and can't get a job due to their "Bible-only" education. I'm tired of supporting deadbeat conservatives who can't make it in the real world -- and are ruining their kids' chances, too.
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    Nov 29, 2014 4:42 PM GMT
    I'm floored by this in relation to the OP.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 29, 2014 5:27 PM GMT
    StephenOABC said
    roadbikeRob said
    Come on guys, what do you expect from the lone star shithole of Texas. It is the most backward, undereducated, intolerant state in the US. Whether you are in the small towns and isolated rural areas, the sprawling suburbs, or in the largest cities, right wing religiosity and stupidity rule the roost. Southern states like Alabama and South Carolina will become progressive democratic states long before Texas makes any half assed attempt to become a purple swing state. Its rapidly growing Hispanic population is highly religious and very conservative which means Texas will remain a red republican state well into the forseeable future and that's no bullshit.


    You want to live in NYC?

    Get an 18-wheeler, pack up my 1 BR apt and bring me back home.

    When I moved here, I'm pretty sure my stuff occupied maybe a third of the truck.
    Why does it have to be NYCicon_question.gifThere are many great cities throughout the northeast and Midwest to choose from. Have you ever checked out cities like Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Chicagoicon_question.gif