Having long ago clued in to the blatant bias and sometimes outright lies in America’s public school textbooks, FOX news is reporting further on the Texas textbook battle that is angering portions of the country that don’t agree with Texans. Issues include evolution vs. creation (particularly the controversy in teaching evolution as fact rather than theory), which names will be included, and which facts will be presented. Errors contained in several history and social studies textbooks have been ignored by much of the MSM as it seems the same loony liberals who write those books also have ties to the equally batty liberals who run the MSM. Anger in liberal states such as Massachusetts and California stems from the fact that Texas, which buys a large majority of textbooks, tends to set the standard for what is in them and the state department of education is reviewing what they are willing to peddle to their kids.
Sharif Mobley of Buena, New Jersey is in US custody after he tried to shoot his way out of a hospital in Yemen. He was apparently in custody already and was trying to escape when he killed one guard and wounded another. Former classmates were stunned and the family stated they were still waiting for word from Sharif. The FBI has been tight-lipped due to the nature of the investigation. Conservatives smell a pro-Sharif campaign for defense and ultimately release coming on despite his documented membership in Al Qaeda.
In a stunning twist of irony, a jury in Santa Ana, California recommended the death penalty for serial killer Rodney Alcala. He was first arrested in 1979 and convicted, but his convictions were overturned due to technicalities. Prosecutors re-filed the original charges and tacked on new ones in 2006 when DNA evidence linked Alcala to each of his five murders; photos just released by police show more potential victims. The jury in the land of fruits and nuts took exactly one hour to suggest the death penalty.
Finally, administrators at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Mississippi decided to cancel the senior prom after lesbian student Constance McMillen wanted to take her girlfriend and wear a tux (both are students at the school). Spokesmen hilariously claimed that the controversy had “provided a distraction to the educational process” despite the extracurricular nature of the senior prom. The decision to cancel this year’s prom was made after McMillen consulted the ACLU on the matter and the ACLU threatened a lawsuit. It is worth noting this is the same school sued ten years ago for the practice of reading bible passages and leading prayers over the school’s intercom.
It is also worth noting, however, that the ACLU is still famous for only fighting against Christian students.