No! Instead of learning such ho hum boring stuff, like . . . history, science, and math, now . . . you can get a voucher, at tax payers' expense, to cover the cost of attending a private parochial school, complements of Louisiana Republicans, where you can learn really neat stuff, like, fire breathing dragons were actually real, and so is the Loch Ness Monster, and also, that the KKK are really nice guys, and slave owners were also kind and loving people who never abused their servants.
Yeah! Forget about learning science and math!
Now, you get to learn fairy tales!
And all at tax payer's expense!
Now isn't that neat, boys and girls!!!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/0 ... de=1351588
Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students
Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program
Posted: 08/09/2012 3:04 am Updated: 08/09/2012 3:42 pm
Under Republican Gov. Bobby Jindalâ??s sweeping new school voucher program, tens of millions of Louisiana taxpayer dollars will be used to offer vouchers to more than half of the stateâ??s poor and middle-class public school students. These students can in turn use these vouchers to attend more than 120 private schools, including a number of small, Bible-based learning institutions that boast extreme anti-science and anti-history curriculums while championing creationism.
Earlier this week, C. Welton Gaddy, the president of a national multi-faith religious group, blasted Jindalâ??s program in a letter to the governor, claiming the effort represents "a ruthless attack on public education" and violates the separation of church and state.
â??Let me be clear: I am not appalled that a Christian school is teaching its students that God created the Earth ... Children in my church learn that every Sunday," Gaddy wrote. â??I am appalled that these schools are teaching theology as science, and theyâ??re doing so with government money, my tax dollars."
Lance Hill, executive director of the Southern Institute for Education and Research, echoed this sentiment, telling Reuters in July: "Almost all the voucher schools are religious schools, and many use an evangelical curriculum that teaches that humans walked the earth 6,000 years ago with dinosaurs. Do I, as a taxpayer, want my taxes to support that as a proper education in science?"
One of the schools in question is the Light City Church School of the Prophets, which will receive over $700,000 a year via Jindalâ??s vouchers. As Diane Ravitch points out in her education blog, the school is run by Leonard Lucas, a former, one-term Louisiana State Representative who refers to himself as an apostle or prophet.
According to Mother Jones, many of the Christian schools rely on A Beka Book curriculum or Bob Jones University Press textbooks to teach their students â??the accumulated wisdom of the past from a biblical worldview.â?
Researcher Rachel Tabachnick and writer Thomas Vinciguerra examined the aforementioned texts in detail, citing the most blatant inaccuracies.
Mother Jones listed their 14 favorite lessons, and from their compilation we highlighted eight. Check out the slideshow below and click on over to Mother Jones to see the complete list.
The above mentioned slide show can be seen at the website link I had posted.
But, for your convenience, I have also up-loaded the photos to my Photobucket
web site to post them here.
Enjoy! Or barf!
In my case, it wants to make me up-chuck!
Yeah! There are moderate Christians who are against the proposed voucher program in Louisiana!Earlier this week, C. Welton Gaddy, the president of a national multi-faith religious group, blasted Jindalâ??s program in a letter to the governor, claiming the effort represents"a ruthless attack on public education" and violates the separation of church and state.
So, it's not just us liberals who are against vouchers to attend religious private schools, but even some moderate Christians think that Bobby Jindal is a douche-bag!!!
The Louisiana Voucher Program . . . I prefer to call it the Loony-Anna Vulture Program that swoops down and feeds on the minds of young students with their anti-science and historical revisionist BULLSHIT propaganda!!!
Anyway . . . . .
Here's a link to the above aforementioned Mother Jones article.
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/ ... ax-dollars
Yeah! It just keeps on getting better.14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn
in Louisiana's Voucher Schools
â??By Deanna Pan| Tue Aug. 7, 2012 3:00 AM PDT
Thanks to a new law privatizing public education in Louisiana, Bible-based curriculum can now indoctrinate young, pliant minds with the good news of the Lordâ??all on the state taxpayers' dime.
Separation of church and what?
Currier & Ives/Library of Congress
Under Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program, considered the most sweeping in the country, Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's notoriously terrible public schools receive a private education. While the governor's plan sounds great in the glittery parlance of the state's PR machine, the program is rife with accountability problems that actually haven't been solved by the new standards the Louisiana Department of Education adopted two weeks ago.
For one, of the 119 (mostly Christian) participating schools, Zack Kopplin, a gutsy college sophomore who's taken to Change.org to stonewall the program, has identified at least 19 that teach or champion creationist non-science and will rake in nearly $4 million in public funding from the initial round of voucher designations.
Read about Bobby Jindal's exorcism problem.
Many of these schools, Kopplin notes, rely on Pensacola-based A Beka Book curriculum or Bob Jones University Press textbooks to teach their pupils Bible-based "facts", such as the existence of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and all sorts of pseudoscience that researcher Rachel Tabachnick and writer Thomas Vinciguerra have thankfully pored over so the rest of world doesn't have to.
Here are some of my favorite lessons:
1. Dinosaurs and humans probably hung out: "Bible-believing Christians cannot accept any evolutionary interpretation. Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time and may have even lived side by side within the past few thousand years."â??Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007
Much like tough cop Katie Coltrane and Teddy the T-rex in the direct-to-video hit
Theodore Rex Screenshot: YouTube
2. Dragons were totally real: "[Is] it possible that a fire-breathing animal really existed? Today some scientists are saying yes. They have found large chambers in certain dinosaur skullsâ?¦The large skull chambers could have contained special chemical-producing glands. When the animal forced the chemicals out of its mouth or nose, these substances may have combined and produced fire and smoke."â??Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007
3. "God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ."â??America: Land That I Love, Teacher ed., A Beka Book, 1994
4. Africa needs religion: "Africa is a continent with many needs. It is still in need of the gospelâ?¦Only about ten percent of Africans can read and write. In some areas the mission schools have been shut down by Communists who have taken over the government."â??Old World History and Geography in Christian Perspective, 3rd ed., A Beka Book, 2004
The literacy rate in Africa is "only about 10 percent . . . give or take a few dozen
percentage points. residentevil_stars2001/Flickr
5. Slave masters were nice guys: "A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well."â??United States History for Christian Schools, 2nd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 1991
Doesn't everyone look happy?! Edward Williams Clay/Library of Congress
6. The KKK was A-OK: "[The Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross. Klan targets were bootleggers, wife-beaters, and immoral movies. In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians."â??United States History for Christian Schools, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2001
Just your friendly neighborhood Imperial Wizard Unknown/Library of Congress
7. The Great Depression wasn't as bad as the liberals made it sound: "Perhaps the best known work of propaganda to come from the Depression was John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrathâ?¦Other forms of propaganda included rumors of mortgage foreclosures, mass evictions, and hunger riots and exaggerated statistics representing the number of unemployed and homeless people in America."â??United States History: Heritage of Freedom, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1996
Definitely Photoshopped. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Wikipedia
8. SCOTUS enslaved fetuses: "Ignoring 3,500 years of Judeo-Christian civilization, religion, morality, and law, the Burger Court held that an unborn child was not a living person but rather the "property" of the mother (much like slaves were considered property in the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sandford)."â??American Government in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1997
9. The Red Scare isn't over yet: "It is no wonder that Satan hates the family and has hurled his venom against it in the form of Communism."â?? American Government in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1997
10. Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson were a couple of hacks: "[Mark] Twain's outlook was both self-centered and ultimately hopelessâ?¦Twain's skepticism was clearly not the honest questioning of a seeker of truth but the deliberate defiance of a confessed rebel."â??Elements of Literature for Christian Schools, Bob Jones University, 2001
"Several of [Emily Dickinson's] poems show a presumptuous attitude concerning her eternal destiny and a veiled disrespect for authority in general. Throughout her life she viewed salvation as a gamble, not a certainty. Although she did view the Bible as a source of poetic inspiration, she never accepted it as an inerrant guide to life."â??Elements of Literature for Christian Schools, Bob Jones University, 2001
To say nothing of her poetry's Syntax and Punctuationâ??how odious it is. Todd-Bingham
picture collection, 1837-1966 (inclusive)/ Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University
11. Abstract algebra is too dang complicated: "Unlike the 'modern math' theorists, who believe that mathematics is a creation of man and thus arbitrary and relative, A Beka Book teaches that the laws of mathematics are a creation of God and thus absolute . . . A Beka Book provides attractive, legible, and workable traditional mathematics texts that are not burdened with modern theories such as set theory."â??ABeka.com
MATHS: Y U SO HARD? Screenshot: MittRomney.com
12. Gay people "have no more claims to special rights than child molesters or rapists."â??Teacher's Resource Guide to Current Events for Christian Schools, 1998-1999, Bob Jones University Press, 1998
13. "Global environmentalists have said and written enough to leave no doubt that their goal is to destroy the prosperous economies of the world's richest nations."â??Economics: Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1999
Plotting economic apocalypse, BRB Lynn Freeny, Department of Energy/Flickr
14. Globalization is a precursor to rapture: "But instead of this world unification ushering in an age of prosperity and peace, as most globalists believe it will, it will be a time of unimaginable human suffering as recorded in God's Word. The Anti-christ will tightly regulate who may buy and sell."â??Economics: Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1999
Swapping insider-trading secrets is the devil's favorite pastime. Luca Signorelli/Wikipedia
Whew! Seems extreme. But perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised. Gov. Jindal, you remember, once tried to perform an exorcism on a college gal pal.
And now, for your reading pleasure . . . . .
Here's a link to the Mother Jones article on Bobby Jindal's Exorcism Problem.
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/05 ... girlfriend
WOW! It sounds to me, like Jindal's account of the exorcism, is an admission of kidnapping, false imprisonment and, assault and battery, and that he and his moronic cohorts should be doing some really serious time.FLASHBACK: Bobby Jindal's Exorcism Problem
â??By Tim Murphy| Thu May. 17, 2012 7:38 AM PDT
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Bobby Jindal/Flickr
In an op-ed for Politico on Wednesday, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist called on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to select Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as his running mate. That came just a week after former Bush speechwriter David Frum penned a piece for CNN entitled "Bobby Jindal for Vice President." Scott Conroy captured the emerging zeitgeist with a profile of Jindal for Real Clear Politics in which he reported that, after "private conversations with people close to both Romney and Jindal", there were plenty of reasons to believe that Jindal could be our next vice president. Phil Klein at the Washington Examiner says Jindal is "hands down" the best to be Romney's running mate. Jindal Fever: catch it!
Criticism of Jindalâ??aside from his dodgy health care privatization scheme, support for an Arizona-style immigration law, and fierce opposition to reproductive rightsâ??tends to center on an awkward State of Union repsonse he delivered three years ago. This is dumb because most people didn't watch it, and anyway, there's basically no dignified way to rebut a State of the Union. (For one thing, unlike the President's speech, there's no one there to applaud.)
A much bigger reason why Jindal won't be Romney's running mate is the exorcism he conducted.
No, really. Jindal himself wrote about the experience in 1994 for the New Oxford Review, in an article entitled "Beating a Demon: Physical Dimensions of Spiritual Warfare." The short of it is that, while Jindal was an undergraduate, his close friend, Susan, with whom he had maintained a wholly non-romantic relationship, began acting strange. One might attribute this to the fact that she was undergoing treatment for cancer. Jindal assumed she had been possessed. A sample:
Maybe she sensed our weariness; whether by plan or coincidence, Susan chose the perfect opportunity to attempt an escape. She suddenly leapt up and ran for the door, despite the many hands holding her down. This burst of action served to revive the tired group of students and they soon had her restrained once again, this time half kneeling and half standing. Alice, a student leader in Campus Crusade for Christ, entered the room for the first time, brandishing a crucifix. Running out of options, UCF had turned to a rival campus Christian group for spiritual tactics. The preacher had denied our request for assistance and recommended that we not confront the demon; his suggestion was a little late. I still wonder if the good preacher was too settled to be roused from bed, or if this supposed expert doubted his own ability to confront whatever harassed Susan.
. . .
The crucifix had a calming effect on Susan, and her sister was soon brave enough to bring a Bible to her face. At first, Susan responded to biblical passages with curses and profanities. Mixed in with her vile attacks were short and desperate pleas for help. In the same breath that she attacked Christ, the Bible's authenticity, and everyone assembled in prayer, Susan would suddenly urge us to rescue her. It appeared as if we were observing a tremendous battle between the Susan we knew and loved and some strange evil force. But the momentum had shifted and we now sensed that victory was at hand.
The problem for Jindal going forward is that the absolute last thing that Romney wants, as the first-ever Mormon presidential nominee from a major party, is to spend even more time talking about a religious tradition that many Americans view with suspicion.
And now, back to not writing about the veepstakes.
So, lets see if I'm getting my facts straight . . . . .
The Republicans are against health care, Medicare/Medicaid, SSI, food stamps, public education for teaching science and math, etc. etc. and of course, they resent having their tax dollars going to pay for such Government programs.
Oh! But they want the rest of us having our tax dollars going for vouchers so some people can afford to send their kids to parochial fairy tale schools!!!
But seriously!!! Why do the Republicans complain about their tax dollars going toward public programs?
I mean, like, really!!!! They have no right to bitch and grip about their taxes anyway . . . because most of them are multi-millionaires and billionaires who pay lower taxes than the janitor who works for them, thanks to the tax cuts by the previous Bush Administration!
So, they seriously need to just, SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!
And yet . . . . . these moronic Republican fuck-tards want to extend Bush's tax cuts for the super-rich while increasing taxes on middle income families.
And . . . . . they want our tax dollars to pay for their retarded parochial religious fairy tale schools!!!
And speaking of health care . . . . .
I don't have a doctor anymore!
He dropped my case, because twice I had to complain to the receptionists in the front office, about some recent mistakes he made in writing out some prescriptions.
The unreceptive receptionists would not allow me to speak and ask any questions, and they would tell me I have to go!
I told them NO! I don't have to go! I have to speak!
The doctor came out, told me to leave, or he would call the cops! An argument ensued, and he kicked me in the stomach!
Yeah! He call the cops, but I wasn't arrested, so I was able to leave and go home.
In the meantime, I'm going to sue the fucker for malpractice and have his receptionists fired!
When the receptionists lose their jobs, they can just do the Hoochie Dance out in the streets and spread their legs apart for quarters!
Yeah! They're just bubble-headed bimbos who just wanted to sit around in the office and gossip, and file and polish their nails, instead of doing their jobs anyway, like they were suppose to.
So, they deserve to get fired . . . . .
FROM A CANNON, HEAD FIRST, INTO A BRICK WALL! KABOOM!!! KER-SPLAT!!!
Also . . . . .
My doctor, or rather, my ex-doctor, he's one of those Christian Fundamentalists. He thinks he's perfect and never makes mistakes.
Yeah! You should see his clinic! It really creeps me out! The walls are decorated with crosses and all kinds of religious icons.
Also, it is quite apparent, that he does not believe in freedom of speech, because, when I tried to point out another mistake to the receptionists, they would not let me speak, and told me I had to go.
So now, I have to find another doctor who takes Medicare/Medicaid patients, and make sure that he/she is with Amerigroup instead of Molina.
Also, I want a doctor who is an ATHEIST!!!
I hope the Democrats win this upcoming election. I know the Democratic party is not perfect, not by a long shot.
But, I would even vote for the Devil, as long as he supports science education in our schools.
Of course, there is no Devil, he does not exist, so I guess I'm outta luck!
I think I know what became of the bullies in my school who use to harass me for being a science nerd who didn't like sports.
THEY ALL GREW UP TO BECOME REPUBLICANS!!!
Well, actually . . . . . they never really grew up (except in height) and like most Republicans today, they're just bed-wetting ignoramuses in shitty diapers!
In the meantime . . . . .
If I can't get another doctor soon, and if I'm unable to get any more refills in my diabetes medications, I hope I can live just long enough to vote, and I hope Obama wins.
And if Obama wins, I'll die happy.
But if Mitt Romney, the magic underwear man, wins in this 2012 election, then I'll be glad I will die anyway, so I won't have to watch the USA go swirling down the crapper.
I'm outta here!!!