Our pal Gail Simone retweets the following:
Short, sweet, and illegal: A one-sentence bill by South Dakota lawmakers to set the clock back 500 years. http://t.co/YlWwQMH7Yr— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) January 31, 2014
However, if you take the time to check the link, here's what it actually says:
No school board or school administrator may prohibit a teacher in public or nonpublic school from providing instruction on intelligent design or other related topics.
Now while I agree that public schools shouldn't be teaching this stuff, this bill, however, also states that non-public schools shouldn't be hindered from teaching such. Although I'd be curious why such a bill would be needed to ensure that non-public schools can teach I.D. Is some state law prohibiting such?
Elsewhere, Ron Marz is still obsessing over acquitted [WHITE HISPANIC] George Zimmerman:
If George Zimmerman actually knew how to box, he wouldn't have had to shoot an unarmed teenager.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) January 31, 2014
Can we send George Zimmerman to Italy to be tried again?— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) January 31, 2014
That second one being snark about Amanda Knox. Why does Marz obsess so about [WHITE HISPANIC] Zimmerman? He's tweeted "gotcha" tweets every time he supposedly had threatened his girlfriend (the girlfriend, who seems to have a screw loose, has backed off from her complaints/charges each time), tweeted when [WHITE HISPANIC] Zimmerman might get in trouble for copying someone's photo, and now ...? Because Amanda Knox made the news?
We're not here to defend [WHITE HISPANIC] Zimmerman by any means. The guy certainly appears to have some issues, to be sure. But the "progressive" obsession with the guy is bizarre. Guys like Marz keep it alive ... why? To [re]establish their bona fides as "one of the ["progressive"] team? To keep alive the idea that "racism is just as bad now as it was in, say, 1954?" I mean, if [WHITE HISPANIC] Zimmerman's case is such an "example" of never-dying racism, what explains Roderick Scott?
And, sadly again there's Kurt Busiek, who seemingly has no problem at all with the Lie of the Year from our president, yet is so miffed at the GOP for apparently hyping up a not-quite accurate anecdote that he's compelled to retweet it:
Shock: GOP SOTU Obamacare victim story turns out to be bogus http://t.co/sed6xIG1K6— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 31, 2014
Earth to Busiek: Try counting the number of whoppers President Lemon told you in the SOTU. That is, if you can manage to get past your dogma.Posted by Hube at January 31, 2014 07:44 PM | TrackBack