That Seal Was Real

December 2, 2012 9:36 am

Conservatives Seek To Eliminate Climate Change From Curriculum

kohenari:

In drafting their substitute language, coalition members drew upon the departments of education in Virginia and Texas and conservative sources, including Eagle Forum, the Heritage Foundation, the Pioneer Institute, Seton Home School Program and Hillsdale Academy.

The coalition’s proposed standards are far more detailed than the state’s proposal, mandating that kids learn important dates and figures. The state’s draft standards, instead, suggest examples of people, dates and events teachers might want to teach about under broader concepts.

For instance, the coalition’s standards would require fifth-graders to identify the Founding Fathers and “patriot heroes,” including John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin and others.

The coalition’s standards would eliminate the reference to climate change in the state’s draft, as well as other elements of human geography, and add specific language pertaining to American exceptionalism.

There are two amazing things about this article from the Omaha World-Herald.

The first is the notion that climate change shouldn’t be taught in Nebraska’s public schools. After all, it’s not like climate has an impact on farming or ranching, right? I mean, we’ve only just had an incredibly severe drought that has taken a serious toll on people all across the state; the last thing anyone would want to do is teach children climate science because, obviously, no one has any idea at all why droughts occur.

The second is that the article, which features what I take to be politically-motivated changes that conservatives want to make to the curriculum, begins with this statement:

Nebraska’s proposed social studies standards are so vague they would invite misuse by teachers with a political agenda, according to a coalition offering to substitute a more detailed, conservative-leaning version.

So … it’s the teachers’ political agendas that are the problem. Riiiiiiight.

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June 19, 2012 9:48 pm May 18, 2012 1:01 pm
"

You see, conservatives are scientifically-verified, fear-based cowards…and true Republican homophobes loathe the LGBT community for the simple fact that they possess what CONS can only envy…namely, the COURAGE to live an authentic life.

Just this week, conservatives in North Carolina voted to prevent two people of the same-sex from forming a legal marriage contract. This is because living in a free society takes a level of maturity conservatives simply don’t possess. They lack the intelligence to live up to the responsibilities of freedom – which includes ensuring that each citizen is afforded equal protection under the law – even if you don’t like them.

Yes. It is exhausting to live among whiny children sporting “Made in China” American flag lapel pins, working incessantly to devolve this nation into the antithesis of a free society – simply because they can’t handle the “freedom” they pretend to love.

"

Guest Writer at Addicting Info, “Conservatives: Always On The Wrong Side Of History”

Them’s some tough words.

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May 9, 2012 5:09 pm March 27, 2012 10:55 am
"If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you’re not really a real Republican, is the way I look at it."

Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, being all “I hate the liberal media and stuff,” on Fox & Friends. 

Well when the liberal media hurts your feelings by asking you to explain your own words, there’s no salve better for those wounds than Fox “News.”

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February 10, 2012 2:50 am
"Really, conservatives just hate women. They resent the fact that we work, go to school, vote, everything. Their entire stance on birth control, abortions and social programs is a thinly veiled attempt to take us back to a time when we had less rights. Take away our birth control and we get pregnant. Take away our abortions and we have to keep the baby (in their minds, anyway). Take away certain social programs to help support ourselves (mainly food stamps, WIC and housing assistance) and they think that will force us to get married to a man who can support us. Take away other social programs like daycare subsidies and then we have no choice but to stay at home and take care of the kids because the cost of daycare eats into any additional income. Men who have always relied on their male privilege to get them through life cannot handle seeing a women succeed, or even exist, without them. They figure if you keep kicking them back down, they’ll eventually give up and settle for some loser who doesn’t deserve them but has been given all the opportunities in the world to succeed because he possesses a penis."

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inb4 someone changes this all to “uterus-bearers”

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November 30, 2011 2:07 pm
"I repudiate, and I call on the President to repudiate, the concept of the 99 and the 1. It is un-American, it is divisive, it is historically false…"

Newt Gingrich

Somehow I don’t feel like President Obama is eager to heed the calls of Newt “let’s replace unionized janitors with schoolchildren” Gingrich.

-R

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November 28, 2011 6:55 am November 27, 2011 10:18 am
toastergrrl:

The difference between patriots and faux-patriots

toastergrrl:

The difference between patriots and faux-patriots

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November 24, 2011 2:10 pm
stfuconservatives:

steviemcfly:

Quotes from Ron Paul, pictured here with the founders of white supremacist website Stormfront:
“If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”
“Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
“We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.”
 ”I miss the closet. Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.”
 ”Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. … What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.”
“Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action.”
“Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for that pro-communist philanderer, Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressmen [sic]. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”
“Our priority should be to take the anti-government, anti-tax, anti-crime, anti-welfare loafers, anti-race privilege, anti-foreign meddling message of [KKK Grand Wizard David] Duke, and enclose it in a more consistent package of freedom.”
“Duke lost the election, but he scared the blazes out of the Establishment. If the official Republican hadn’t been ordered to drop out, he might have won…Duke carried baggage from his past, but voters were willing to overlook that. And if he had been afforded the forgiveness that an ex-Communist gets, he might have won.”
On the end of apartheid: “It is the destruction of civilization.”
“The criminals who terrorize our cities — in riots and on every non-riot day — are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are. As children, they are trained to hate whites, to believe that white oppression is responsible for all black ills, to ‘fight the power,’ to steal and loot as much money from the white enemy as possible.”
“Although we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers.”
He also mocked the idea of renaming NYC after MLK (which is a silly idea, but nonetheless), saying it should be instead renamed ”Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” “Dirtburg,” or “Lazyopolis.” Of the rally on the subject, he suggests that ”[n]ext time, hold that demonstration at a food stamp bureau or a crack house.”

I already knew Ron Paul was a bigot, but where are these quotes from?! I must know!
-R

One again, Ron Paul is a racist. A hard-core racist.

stfuconservatives:

steviemcfly:

Quotes from Ron Paul, pictured here with the founders of white supremacist website Stormfront:

  • “If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”
  • “Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
  • “We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.”
  •  ”I miss the closet. Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.”
  •  ”Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. … What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.”
  • “Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action.”
  • “Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for that pro-communist philanderer, Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressmen [sic]. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”
  • “Our priority should be to take the anti-government, anti-tax, anti-crime, anti-welfare loafers, anti-race privilege, anti-foreign meddling message of [KKK Grand Wizard David] Duke, and enclose it in a more consistent package of freedom.”
  • “Duke lost the election, but he scared the blazes out of the Establishment. If the official Republican hadn’t been ordered to drop out, he might have won…Duke carried baggage from his past, but voters were willing to overlook that. And if he had been afforded the forgiveness that an ex-Communist gets, he might have won.”
  • On the end of apartheid: “It is the destruction of civilization.”
  • “The criminals who terrorize our cities — in riots and on every non-riot day — are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are. As children, they are trained to hate whites, to believe that white oppression is responsible for all black ills, to ‘fight the power,’ to steal and loot as much money from the white enemy as possible.”
  • “Although we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers.”
  • He also mocked the idea of renaming NYC after MLK (which is a silly idea, but nonetheless), saying it should be instead renamed ”Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” “Dirtburg,” or “Lazyopolis.” Of the rally on the subject, he suggests that ”[n]ext time, hold that demonstration at a food stamp bureau or a crack house.”

I already knew Ron Paul was a bigot, but where are these quotes from?! I must know!

-R

One again, Ron Paul is a racist. A hard-core racist.

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November 22, 2011 10:36 am October 2, 2011 9:37 pm

I am honestly tired of this.

My queue currently has some lovely homophobic bile stewing in it at the moment. I think it was re-reading a quote by Rick Perry that finally just made me feel honestly exhausted. I like being political as much as the next feisty, obnoxious, liberal queer. To an extent, that’s what I’m doing here, albeit from a rather anti-political perspective.

The thing is, I’m simply tired of being a political issue. Although I haven’t really heard it expressed, I feel like a lot of other non-heteronormative people are as well. I’m sick and tired of peoples’ opinions of how I live my life having any bearing on whether or not they get elected to run my country. I’m tired of straight politicians acting like they have any idea what it’s like to be me and spewing their ignorant, hateful garbage. I’m tired of being told to change what I can’t and wouldn’t want to if I could. I am tired of politicians whose lives are entirely unaffected by mine acting like I’m a threat to them, their ways of life, the rest of the country, or anyone else. I’m tired of hearing lies about myself from public figures. I’m tired of people getting away with saying things about me that they would never utter about any racial or ethnic minority. I want governing bodies to worry about the economy, healthcare, and curtailing this country’s imperialist streak, not me. I’m simply tired of it.

August 9, 2011 1:45 pm

stfuconservatives:

iamateenagefeminist:

tara-nova:

If a woman in poverty wants to access birth control to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy, she’s a dirty slut and doesn’t deserve it.  If she gets pregnant because of a lack of access to effective birth control and seeks abortion services, she’s a baby killer just doing it out of convenience.  If she carries the baby to term and keeps it, she’s a welfare queen.  This has nothing to do with funding, or even religion and morality.  It’s not even entirely about being anti-woman.  It’s all about punishing women for being poor.

And although it’s not only women who can experience these things, it is women who the anti-choice right focuses on. Not because they have compassion for people who are not women wanting access to birth control or having children, but because they don’t believe such people exist.

^^Accurate. All of this.

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August 4, 2011 2:18 am

It always cracks me up when people say they’re Republicans because of some fantasy policies that are antithetical to what Republicans actually believe and practice.

  • Republicans are not for free markets; they’re for corporate welfare and subsidies.

  • Republicans are not for low taxes; they’re for low taxes on today’s rich people. Everyone else can pay.

  • Republicans are not for reasonable regulation, they’re against all regulation of corporations, and all for regulation of individuals.

  • Republicans are not for limited government, they’re for a government that micromanages people’s personal lives, dictates to women about their bodies, aggressively compels people towards religious practice, and seeks to intrude into the private sphere in every way possible.

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    July 29, 2011 6:19 pm

    ahungryvirgin:

    I’ve lost track of my Jon Stewart v. Fox News tally, but I think it’s about 14,000-0

    Tyler, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this.

    I really have nothing to add.

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