Reading, Writing And Science

If you don’t want to read my rant this morning, I think the best thing you can do is go look at this picture of two giant vegetables.

Go on, it’s okay.

I don’t even know where to start this morning. I was talking to my buddy Vibinc and I told him that there was so much jaw-dropping nonsense going on in the state right now that all I could do was look at a blank page and think “What the hell?”

And then I threw a shoe. In my brain, of course, but the intent was there. I am a pacifist.

So the creationism bill passes yesterday. I guess we threw the separation of church and state out with the bathwater. My bold prediction is we just headed into Lawsuitapalooza. The case will be sent about creating a new debate when it’s thrown out about “renegade judges” (we will hear, my friends, why they should be elected ad nauseum) but will ultimately head to federal court, where judges are appointed. We made national news again. WhooHoo! If this is about critical thinking, I think I just figured out for you. The lawyers win.

Also, don’t we already have a Bible Class law that passed in 2008? Oh, yeah, that didn’t include science.

Once again, where are the jobs bills?

Ahh, and then we get this from our GOP leaders in the state. A government shutdown won’t mean much when it comes to Tennessee. I think that’s interesting being that we get more than 50 percent in federal funding in our state budget. And let’s be clear; this isn’t a fight about budgeting at this point. It’s a showdown over Planned Parenthood. And which programs will be impacted in Tennessee, the Department of Human Services.

And don’t even get me started on the anti-discrimination bill.

Aunt B. brought up yesterday that we aren’t treated as Real Tennesseans. I think we are being treated in a fantasy where Haslam, Ramsey and their cronies don’t know how real Tennesseans actually live.

They also forget that we can read.

Wonder when a law to only allow reading for the upper-class is introduced.





5 comments for “Reading, Writing And Science

  1. April 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Kernell, who voted for the bill, insists that this PREVENTS the teaching of creationism, and I have read and re-read this bill and I just don’t see that. He also says this reinforces the use of the scientific method. I kept arguing that they would use Intelligent Design arguments, but he said teachers could shut that down as a religious argument.

    But WILL they? I think we have opened Pandora’s Box.

  2. April 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Are you serious? Mike Kernell saw who put forth this bill and thinks it’s about PREVENTING the teaching of creationism? My mind is boggled.

  3. April 8, 2011 at 9:33 am

    One reason why I have been slamming my head non-stop into a wall for the past 16 hours.

  4. grandefille
    April 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Thanking you, and offering you a soft pillow and a cold Fresca.

    Good LORD. I said yesterday that I would be willing to bribe somebody to get at the House audio system and put Garth Brooks’ “Shameless” chorus on a loop until the state troopers broke in and hauled me off.

    BTW, I found a perfectly innocent file photo this morning that I suddenly realized has all sorts of inappropriate possibilities for some of our legislators, simply because of the angle at which it was shot. I should send it to you and make you laugh. Because OH BOY WILL YOU.

  5. Dave
    April 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Preach on, sister! I am so utterly disgusted with the world of politics these days. We’re being legislated back into the dark ages! Is there any hope?

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