Archive for February, 2012

Congressman cites obvious satire as fact

February 6th, 2012 Comments off

Congressman John Fleming (R-La.) apparently doesn’t understand satire. The following update was posted to Fleming’s Facebook page this past Friday:

From Congressman John Fleming's Facebook page

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Video of teens at school demonstrating lack of basic knowledge is hilarious and depressing

February 3rd, 2012 Comments off

Came across the following video today and thought I would share. Apparently the school where these interviews took place is located in Olympia, Washington—which makes the responses to the first question especially painful.

(Click here to watch the video on YouTube if the embedded player won’t load.)

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Indiana Senate passes bill placing creationism in science classrooms

February 1st, 2012 Comments off

Yesterday, the Indiana State Senate passed a bill that allows the teaching of various religions’ origin stories in public school science classes, alongside the scientific theory of evolution.

Senator Dennis Kruse, the bill’s sponsor, has made it clear that his goal with the bill is to encourage the teaching of creationism in science classrooms. Kruse has expressed contempt for evolution, calling it a “Johnny-come-lately” theory.

While the original text of Kruse’s bill specifically mentioned “creation science” (a term banned by the Supreme Court in the 1987 Edwards v. Aguillard case), the bill was later re-written to encompass a variety of religions—including Scientology. Kruse has stated that he is aware that his bill violates the precedent set in the Edwards case and will likely be challenged if it becomes a law. He pointed out that “this is a different Supreme Court” than the one we had in 1987, and he believes that they “could rule differently.”

This guy is a moron on a few levels:

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