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June 29, 2015

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas | Here & Now

Filed under: Children, History, News, Political, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 13:56

Horrible, just horrible.  Just think there are people saying teach both sides.  However there are somethings that don’t have two sides, don’t require that idea.  There is no way moses was any part of the founding of our country, we are not teaching religious creation in science class, it is not a science, evolution is science and not a myth.  My God they even changed the type of government we have, there is a huge difference between a democracy and a “constitutional republic”.   One gives the people the vote, the other takes it ways from them.   If you only read one thing I post today, please make it this one, and if you can in anyway…stop this before generations of kids have lost the truth of their history and country.    One way these people win is by doing things behind everyone’s back, that also needs to stop.   And just to be very clear this is pushed by mostly christian ideas, with a 10 percent political agenda.  As I have posted many times before this nation was not , NOT, founded as a “christian nation”.  The founding fathers were not really religious people, and they made clear by their writings and the articles they wrote that they did not want a religious state or a state religion.  They made clear they wanted a wall between the two.   But these revisionist want no one to know or remember that.  Hugs

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas | Here & Now.

several excerpts below:

The new standards are causing controversy in part because they require that Moses be cited as a major influencer of America’s founding documents. Marisa Perez and four other Democrats on Texas’ 15-member State Board of Education voted against adopting the new textbooks.

A Democrat who voted against the changes

“At the 11th hour, we were literally handed a stack of changes that were going to be recommended to the textbooks,” Perez recalled. “If we had gone by the timeline, we had probably about three days to review hundreds of pages of proposed factual errors that were being requested of publishers to change in the books.”

“We are a very diverse culture and we need to embrace that. Not everybody is Christian. Not everybody leans politically in one way or the other.”

– Marisa Perez, Democratic school board member

One of the proposed “factual errors” involved defining America as a “constitutional republic” instead of a democracy.

or this one which is very scary:

But what about the fact Moses didn’t have anything to do with the writing of the American Constitution?

“If there’s question if it is seen as not a fact to some, both sides need to be presented,” Linahan responded. “I guess everything is relative, isn’t it, to what a person’s belief system is. And that’s why there is that review process in place for those standards. … I think that if there is a question – whether it’s evolution, creationism, whatever – that both sides should be presented.”

Texas governor picks home-schooler to lead state Board of Education – The Washington Post

Filed under: Children, Economics, Greed, History, News, Political — Scottie @ 13:17

Texas governor picks home-schooler to lead state Board of Education – The Washington Post.

excerpt below:

In 2010, there was tumult over proposed changes to social studies standards by religious conservatives on the State Board of Education, including one that referred to the United States’s slave trade as the “Atlantic triangular trade.” In 2014, the board majority approved new social studies textbooks, some of which were criticized as being inaccurate and biased. And now, Gov. Greg Abbott,  has sparked controversy — even among fellow Republicans — with his appointment of a new chair of the Texas Board of Education, which is charged with setting policy and standards for the state’s public schools.

Abbott tapped Donna Bahorich, a Republican from Houston who has been on the board for two years and who home-schooled her three sons before sending them to private schools. They never went to Texas public schools.

Bahorich, a former communications director for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick who will succeed outgoing chair Barbara Cargil, was quoted by Texas Public Radio as saying that “my research and my work and my desire and interests have all been in education.” But her appointment is drawing criticism not just from Abbott critics but also from some of Bahorich’s Republican colleagues. Texas Public Radio quoted Thomas Ratliff, a Republican member of the state Board of Education, as saying:

“Public school isn’t for everybody, but when 94-percent of our students in Texas attend public schools, I think it ought to be a baseline requirement that the chair of the State Board of Education have at least some experience in that realm, as a parent, teacher, something.”

Animals Love Warmth…

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 09:08
isn’t it the truth

June 28, 2015

June Is A Lovely Time For A Wedding – YouTube

Filed under: Homosexual, Love, News, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 14:39

June Is A Lovely Time For A Wedding – YouTube.

Abstinence-Only Advocate Bristol Palin Is Pregnant Again – YouTube

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Health, News, Sex — Scottie @ 11:39

Abstinence-Only Advocate Bristol Palin Is Pregnant Again – YouTube.

People Are Supporting Dylan Roof…Unfortunately, We All Did

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, News, Political, Questions, Race, Sad — Scottie @ 11:34

People Are Supporting Dylan Roof…Unfortunately, We All Did.

Please read this post.  I would love to have all of us do the best we can to strengthen the IRS ability to handle groups like these.  That means taking some of the power and rhetoric from the republicans who shout from the roof tops how bad the IRS is and the people who simply work there.  We need the IRS, the government is not self funded, we fund it, and the IRS makes sure everyone pays their fair share, which when one group doesn’t pay, we all pay more.

The post also shares something so important and well written that I am sharing with the hope you will read it.  I could never have said it so well, or put the facts together so well as the author did.   Thanks you and enjoy the post.  Hugs

Gay Marriage Legalized In All 50 States | Historic Expansion Of Freedom – YouTube

Filed under: Bigotry, History, Homosexual, Love, News, Religion — Scottie @ 11:26

Gay Marriage Legalized In All 50 States | Historic Expansion Of Freedom – YouTube.

This is a picture of Burberry and Ian.  At 5:00 in…

Filed under: Animals, Criminal, News — Scottie @ 09:23

LiberalEffects.com, This is a picture of Burberry and Ian.  At 5:00 in….

This is a picture of Burberry and Ian. At 5:00 in the morning police showed up to the wrong address, Ian Andersons home. Burberry the service dog, whom Ian would take to see kids affected by autism and down syndrome, approached one officer slowly. The officer greeted him by petting him, Burberry then approached the other officer in the same manner who proceeded to jump back and draw his fire arm, when the dog continued to advance he was fatally shot in the head. The police officer refused to tell Ian who was broken down over his best friend and companion, or the other officer exactly why he shot Burberry but instead repeatedly told them to wait for a higher ranking officer to arrive. Today looking at an officer is grounds to be beaten or fatally shot and because anyone can become an officer they really are just normal people like you and I. This disturbs me, anyone can be given a gun and permission to use it… please share this story and read into it yourself because everyone should know, everyone should realize they have the power and the right to keep law enforcement in check. Tonight i send a prayer out for Ian and for Burberry, and i pray that good dogs go to heaven.

This is a picture of Burberry and Ian.

At 5:00 in the morning police showed up to the wrong address, Ian Andersons home. Burberry the service dog, whom Ian would take to see kids affected by autism and down syndrome, approached one officer slowly. The officer greeted him by petting him, Burberry then approached the other officer in the same manner who proceeded to jump back and draw his fire arm, when the dog continued to advance he was fatally shot in the head. The police officer refused to tell Ian who was broken down over his best friend and companion, or the other officer exactly why he shot Burberry but instead repeatedly told them to wait for a higher ranking officer to arrive. Today looking at an officer is grounds to be beaten or fatally shot and because anyone can become an officer they really are just normal people like you and I. This disturbs me, anyone can be given a gun and permission to use it… please share this story and read into it yourself because everyone should know, everyone should realize they have the power and the right to keep law enforcement in check. Tonight i send a prayer out for Ian and for Burberry, and i pray that good dogs go to heaven.

June 27, 2015

Debunking the Marriage Equality Dissents – YouTube

Filed under: Bigotry, History, Homosexual, Love, News — Scottie @ 12:09

Debunking the Marriage Equality Dissents – YouTube.

Supreme Court Victory: What You Need to Know – YouTube

Filed under: History, Love, News — Scottie @ 12:05

Supreme Court Victory: What You Need to Know – YouTube.

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