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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 12:00 PM
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34. Why doesn't this article mention that the nuts are on their way out?
They're simply running out the clock after they were beaten in the most recent election days ago.

Voters not singing praises of extremist bloc
Updated: 3:31 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2010
Published: 5:18 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The State Board of Education bloc that pushes an extreme fundamentalist Christian agenda took a hard hit to its solar plexus in Tuesday's balloting, but while down, they're not completely out.

The bloc is usually referred to euphemistically as "social conservatives." In reality, they are religious extremists bent on injecting their worldviews into the public school curriculum. Don McLeroy, a Bryan dentist who is a leader of the bloc and who served two yearsas board chairman, was defeated in the Republican primary by Thomas Ratliff of Mount Pleasant.

McLeroy's views brought him great notoriety in Texas andelsewhere. The dentist declared, for example, that dinosaurs co-existed with humans, and he insisted on whitewashing the record of the disgraced Sen. Joe McCarthy, whose hunt for Communists in the 1950s whipped the nation into a paranoid frenzy. McCarthy saw Communists everywhere even in the Army.

McCarthy was ultimately censured by the U.S. Senate and died in 1957.

McLeroy was so extreme in his views that the Texas Senate no collection of pointy-headed liberals refused to confirm him as chairman of the State Board of Education last year. Ratliff, a lobbyist, will be unopposed in the November general election.

Lower inprofile but nonetheless surprising was Geraldine "Tincy" Miller's loss to Republican challenger George Clayton, an educator in the Dallas school district. Miller notched 26 years on the board. Ousting Miller, a former board chairwoman, was quite an accomplishment.

In Lubbock, board member Bob Craig survived a GOP primary challenge by Odessa School Board President Randy Rives, who was aligned with the McLeroy faction.

The McLeroy faction currently occupies seven of the 15 seats on the education board.The Tuesday primaries, combined with the voluntary retirement of Cynthia Dunbar who declared that President Barack Obama sympathized with terrorists plotting another attack on the U.S. takes three of the seven-member bloc out of action come January.

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  -Texas Conservatives Seek Deeper Stamp on Textbooks depakid  Mar-11-10 02:58 AM   #0 
  - California and New York need to get together and compile the same curriculum  rpannier   Mar-11-10 03:46 AM   #1 
  - CA and NY do not have money for books or anything else  Craftsman   Mar-11-10 05:05 AM   #2 
     - Texas HAS that money because BushInc made sure OUR TAX DOLLARS were excessively funneled to Texas  blm   Mar-11-10 08:28 AM   #13 
        - Wrong, oil and natural gas royalties  Craftsman   Mar-11-10 09:37 AM   #20 
        - That's only PART of the equation - Bush made SURE fed dollars were directed to Texas. YOUR defense  blm   Mar-11-10 09:40 AM   #22 
           - TX has the 3rd largest port in the US, 2000 miles of international border  Craftsman   Mar-11-10 10:03 AM   #23 
              - you are 'no longer convinced man has anything to do with' climate change. Gee....  blm   Mar-11-10 10:23 AM   #25 
                 - I am not defending Gov Goodhair  Craftsman   Mar-11-10 11:17 AM   #29 
                    - An energy state that soaks the rest of the country.  blm   Mar-11-10 11:33 AM   #31 
                       - We sell needed items at fair market prices.  Craftsman   Mar-11-10 12:20 PM   #35 
                          - You're exporting your TEXTBOOKS, too. Bushes NEED to control the history books  blm   Mar-11-10 12:44 PM   #36 
                             - Maybe so, but the point still remains the textbook companies cater to those who can pay  Craftsman   Mar-11-10 12:48 PM   #37 
                             - Dup  Craftsman   Mar-11-10 12:48 PM   #38 
        - Actually, Texas is a net payer. Ranked 33rd in all.  mbperrin   Mar-11-10 10:45 AM   #27 
  - Textbooks need to be held to a national standard  Mopar151   Mar-11-10 05:35 AM   #3 
  - Ugh - no. That would only result in a "Wal-Mart" textbook.  donco6   Mar-11-10 08:27 AM   #12 
     - I would beg to differ  Mopar151   Mar-11-10 09:30 AM   #19 
        - I've been through 2 sets of "standards" revisions.  donco6   Mar-11-10 11:33 AM   #32 
  - Textbooks! All they need is a bible.  damyank913   Mar-11-10 05:45 AM   #4 
  - Yeah, cuz Raygun was SO great of a President.  Roland99   Mar-11-10 06:04 AM   #5 
  - Not just taxing SS, but Unemployment as well...  rasputin1952   Mar-11-10 06:49 AM   #8 
     - A true man of the people!  Roland99   Mar-11-10 07:21 AM   #11 
  - Ronald Reagan limiting government! There's a laugh...  rfranklin   Mar-11-10 06:06 AM   #6 
  - Reagan didn't shrink government, it exploded under him...  rasputin1952   Mar-11-10 06:48 AM   #7 
  - Well the texts _should_ report Killer Trees and Ketchup as a Vegetable  HereSince1628   Mar-11-10 06:56 AM   #9 
  - For once I would just like to see...  SkyDaddy7   Mar-11-10 06:57 AM   #10 
  - Really, Texas, we're sick of this shit over here in America  Newsjock   Mar-11-10 08:36 AM   #14 
  - Texas and Alaska were the only two states that didn't participate in the panel for  sinkingfeeling   Mar-11-10 08:39 AM   #15 
  - Theoretically, if Texas wants to leave, fine  The Genealogist   Mar-11-10 09:03 AM   #17 
  - Why any liberal would live in Texas is amazing.  BonnieJW   Mar-11-10 08:59 AM   #16 
  - Getting away from the state -- nay, from the CITY -- where your life was built is hard as FUCK.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-11-10 09:40 AM   #21 
  - Some of us were born here!  hamsterjill   Mar-11-10 10:18 AM   #24 
  - No. The mere mention of Texas here is a dog whistle for people to crawl from the woodwork and  tXr   Mar-11-10 10:36 AM   #26 
  - See post #19  Mopar151   Mar-11-10 11:25 AM   #30 
  - I appreciate your sensibility!  hamsterjill   Mar-11-10 03:16 PM   #41 
  - As someone who once went from NY and LA to South Carolina, I definitely salute your efforts  blm   Mar-11-10 11:36 AM   #33 
  - Sometimes you get a nice chuckle out of living in Texas.  mbperrin   Mar-11-10 10:49 AM   #28 
     - Molly Ivins may have said it best:  depakid   Mar-11-10 07:36 PM   #42 
  - Then the RWers should accomplish something besides crime!  The Genealogist   Mar-11-10 09:22 AM   #18 
  - Why doesn't this article mention that the nuts are on their way out?  mbperrin   Mar-11-10 12:00 PM   #34 
  - I would love there to be an honest appraisal of Ronald Reagan in those textbooks  jmowreader   Mar-11-10 01:27 PM   #39 
  - The rest of the 49 states should just boycott the books this year!  Joanne98   Mar-11-10 02:35 PM   #40 

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