Sounds like they've got some individuals down in Kentucky that weren't too 'intelligently designed'.
The Interim Superintendent said "The employees of the Mercer County Public Schools are qualified professionals who treat students with respect and dignity while providing a safe and nurturing learning environment". Really? I think they need to examine what they consider "qualified" and "professional" down there. I also think all of the people involved in this should be fired as they obviously show severe lack of judgment and have no idea how to handle special needs children. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Lowe's has shown again the ugly side of religion in America. You probably know all about the home improvement stores decision to pull adverts from TLC's "All-American Muslim", which in turn created a shit-storm of outrage at the company and the group behind getting Lowe's to decide to cancel the ads, the Florida Family Association.
I'm not surprised that this FFA would pressure a corporation to pull ads from the show. After all, as I've said many times in this blog, the Christian evangelicals are probably the most hateful, bigoted, and plain racist group of wing nuts in America today. What does surprise me a little is that Lowe's caved in to these bigoted demands.
The morons in favor of Lowe's decision posted all sorts of supportive comments to Lowe's Facebook page, which have since been removed. You can find some of these here - lowes-facebook-hell-racist-comments-pile
If you've read them, you can see what paragons of tolerance, love, and other so-called Christian values the people who posted them are. They apparently have forgotten, or never knew, that religious tolerance is a founding principle of our nation. Yep, those Founding Fathers that they like to invoke all the time were dedicated to creating a society where all are equal, not just the Christians.
Lowe's has aligned itself with the worst in our nation; ignoramuses and bigots. Lowe's has aligned itself as a corporation that believes that ALL Muslims are terrorists, and that ONLY so-called Christian values have any merit in America. Well Lowes, and the FFA, you're wrong. We're seeing a huge backlash from religious leaders of all faiths, from poltical and entertainment figures, and from ordinary Americans who do not support these bigoted beliefs, and who will boycott Lowes.
When you align yourself with hatred, fear, and ignorance, this is what happens.
Christians baffle me. Why the obsession with gays? Hell, you'd think they'd be FOR gays in the military since soldiers do meet sad ends sometimes.
And what is with that comment that kids can't openly celebrate Christmas? Does he live in Sombertown with the Burgermeister? This "war on Christmas" is such a farce, clearly existing only in the minds of extremist Christians.
As for prayer in school, Rick, you're wrong. Kids and teachers can pray in school as long as it's not organized or sanctioned by the school. So if you want to sit at your desk and silently pray to your god, you have that right. I'm just so tired of you Christians trying to get your faith endorsed by the government. Would you allow Muslims to pray in school, you know with the whole getting onto the prayer mat and facing Mecca thing? Yeah, I didn't think so. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
[An op-ed article in the Boston Globe on Wednesday by Georgianna Melendez, who co-directs a project aimed at making the state more friendly to minorities, cited a 2006 University of Massachusetts at Boston study that showed 75% of African Americans interviewed said race relations in the state were fair to poor. In addition, 17% of blacks surveyed said they had experienced racial discrimination by police within the previous year.]
Maybe you and your Blue-blood ancestors don't feel that Boston is a racist city, which would be accurate in regard to white people, but obviously the people of color who have to deal with racist issues feel differently. Your outright dismissal of even the possibility of race playing a part in this situation is patently ridiculous, and demeaning to the fact that racism does indeed exist in large measure in Boston.
If elected, Bachmann promises that the U.S. will not have an embassy with the Klingon Empire...
Somewhere in Tehran, she thinks
Or was that Iran? Meh, Iranians, Klingons, it's all the same to her; scary swarthy skinned aliens from some foreign land that don't believe in Jesus Christ.
So never mind that there hasn't been a U.S. embassy in Iran since just the other day in 1979!!Our little miss Bachmann Turner Off'erRocker will ensure that we do what we already did some thirty-three years ago. She's very contemporary, ain't she?
Must look normal...concentrate...relax...look normal...there, I nailed it!!
I have no doubt that this picture is the closest she's ever been to a Newsweek magazine. It's almost funny that someone who wants to be president is so ignorant on foreign policy.