quote:"For Christians, intent is integral to determining whether and when certain techniques, including water-boarding, are morally permissible."-- Gary Bauer, founder of Campaign for Working Families, president of American Values, signer of the Statement of Principles of Project for the New American Century, Christian, fucking asshole
quote:While the shirts don't directly violate the district's dress code, Assistant Superintendent Brad Pollitt said complaints by parents made him take action."I made the decision to have the band members turn the shirts in after several concerned parents brought the shirts to my attention," Pollitt said.Pollitt said the district is required by law to remain neutral where religion is concerned. ...Band parent Sherry Melby, who is a teacher in the district, stands behind Pollitt’s decision. Melby said she associated the image on the T-shirt with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution."I was disappointed with the image on the shirt." Melby said. "I don’t think evolution should be associated with our school."
quote:Originally posted by Trogdor:
quote:Originally posted by cb4(r2)3t0:Evolution is not a question of belief. It's a fact. Discussion about evolution takes science back to XIX century. It's worthless trying to discuss evolution with people unable to understand it: they're retards. Perhaps rich retards, but retards.IMHO, motherfuckers are the ones who let people die from famine or treatable diseases. Some of those are retards that imagine universe was created 5000 years ago, most doesn't.Right now a motherfucker judge decided to evacuate a patch of land allegedly owned by a bus company and there are families living in the side walk. Certainly this is a motherfucker that believes in evolution and science and thinks that religion is something for assholes.
quote:Originally posted by Vec:This woman is a state representative... of Kansas... where I live. I have to be associated with these people. Really?
quote:the Kaiowas tribe, all over again.
quote:districts across the country have been inundated with phone calls from parents and are struggling to address the controversy that broke out after Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent a letter to principals urging schools to tune in.Districts in states including Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia and Wisconsin have decided not to show the speech to students. Others are still thinking it over or are letting parents have their kids opt out.Some conservatives, driven by radio pundits and bloggers, are urging schools and parents to boycott the address. They say Obama is using the opportunity to promote a political agenda and is overstepping the boundaries of federal involvement in schools."As far as I am concerned, this is not civics education - it gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality," said Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Steve Russell. "This is something you'd expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein's Iraq."
quote:Well, thank you very much. Please, be seated. You know, this is a real treat for me, having you here, and to have in a little while the chance to answer some of your questions. Let me also offer a special hello to those of you who are watching on C-Span, or the Instructional Television Network. Thank you for inviting us into your home or your school today ...And that is a vision that goes beyond economics and politics, it's also a moral vision, grounded in the reverence and faith of those who believe that with God's help, they could create a free and democratic nation ...Because you see, the taxes can be such a penalty on people that there's no incentive for them to prosper and to earn more and so forth because they have to give so much to the government ...There was talk about having a gun ban in California. It didn't go through. But I got a letter from a man in San Quentin Prison. And from the prison he wrote me the letter to tell me he was in there for burglary, he was a burglar. And he said, "I just want you to know that if that law goes through, here in San Quentin there will be celebrating throughout the day and night by all the burglars who are in prison." -- Ronald Reagan, speaking to our nation's school children, November 14, 1988
quote:Originally posted by Boogerhead:I just meant the land grab as justification."Imminent Domain" is what we call it here.
quote:How long did it take the right to go from: "if you criticize the President you are a traitor" to "School children should not trust the President?"-- TPM
quote:Originally posted by Trogdor:This is more of a problem for us of the 1/3rd set than you might think. Like we get our I'm-not-a-stupid-racist and I'm-gay secret signals all mixed up.Which is why I don't wear jewelry or even a watch.