Ohio superintendent, community support portrait of Jesus hanging in public school

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 7:00 am

Jackson City School District Superintendent Phil Howard finds support at school board meeting where hundreds boo those expressing that the portrait’s presence violates the U.S. Constitution. Yes, it’s time again for an episode of “Might Makes Right” and “Majority Rules.” The trouble began when the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent Superintendent Phil Howard a [...]

Armed Teacher Training Program launches in 15 states; ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws = increase in homicides

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 6:00 am

These two stories are real signs of the screwed-up times. Boy, this is a bad idea on so many levels – teachers are already in high-stress positions — imagine dealing with middle-school-age, hormone-racing kids all day for one thing. Add on the responsibility of being in charge of your firearm, to keep it safeguarded yet [...]

America the Beautiful: ‘Riled Up’ by Fox News, bum rushing gun stores, and lack of male aggression and strategic thinking

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 7:00 am

Stories like this make me sad and curious — how many people in the U.S. are as intellectually challenged as this man? Has the nation been so dumbed down that it’s not difficult to come across countless stories of jack@ssery like this just casually surfing the news? Randolph Linn, Indiana Man, Drank 45 Beers, Got ‘Riled [...]

Texas: male vice-principal spanks teen girl; leaves welts

By: Monday October 1, 2012 10:39 am

Why is this happening? I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that this still goes on in Texas — parental-approved corporal punishment — but the reason it’s banned almost everywhere is because of the potential for outlandish violence perpetrated by an school administrator. This is what happened to Taylor Santos at Springtown High School, located northwest [...]

Louisiana school voucher program allows kids to learn creationist non-science and pro-slavery revisionism

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 1:00 pm

You can thank Republican Veep prospect, Governor Bobby “the exorcist” Jindal for this development. Millions of tax dollars under his voucher program will go to “save” the low-wealth and middle class kids from Louisiana’s horrible public schools to private schools run by fundies teaching from textbooks rife with bible-based bullsh*ttery. (Mother Jones): While the governor’s [...]

It’s never ‘two easy’ to learn the hard way…on camera

By: Friday July 13, 2012 7:48 am

This laffer is precious – school “two easy” for kids? Apparently the GOP plan to destroy education is on target, based on the skillz at local station WNDU-Indiana.

Zoinks! Louisiana legislator thought state voucher program for religious education meant only for Christian schools

By: Friday July 6, 2012 8:22 am

Today in fundie dumb@ssery, for sure. Louisiana State Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Watson), like many bible-thumpers who believe your tax dollars should fund their “Christian” indoctrination centers schools, originally supported Governor Bobby Jindal’s voucher program to send students to schools run by religious groups included non-Christian faiths, specifically Islam. Oh noes! “I actually support funding for teaching the [...]

Ten-year-old NC school boy strip-searched for $20 that he didn’t steal

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 2:33 pm

This is outrageous. An assistant principal at a elementary school in Clinton, North Carolina seems to think a strip search of a 10 year old is A-OK. How on earth is doing something like this okay without parental consent? Clarinda Cox says her 10-year-old son, Justin, a student at Union Elementary School, was ordered to take off [...]

Gallup: 46% of Americans believe God created humans within the last 10,000 years

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 12:30 pm

Should we laugh or cry? Man has only been on the earth for 10,000 years? Have these people completely ignored the fossil record? Well, if they are biblical literalists, yeah they do. But this number, 46%, according to Gallup, has remained relatively unchanged for the last 30 years. Forty-six percent of Americans believe in the [...]

Fundie, Inc.: NC election fliers linked to anti-public school Christian activists

By: Thursday September 15, 2011 10:46 pm

My friends at Facing South pointed me to this garbage, another case of professional hate-mongering Dominionists getting involved in in the business of the Wake County School Board, in this case there’s a flier that’s not so subtly using well-worn fear and smear tactics. An investigation is under way by the Board of Elections. These [...]

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