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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 10 2010

10 May 2010 at 9:23:22 AM

Texas State Board Of Education still wack or "He Who Must Not Be Named"

TSTA President Rita Haecker created a stir among legislators today when she testified, at a hearing hosted by the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, that the State Board of Education, in its recent rewrite of social studies curriculum standards, had refused to name President Barack Obama.

That bit of news seemed to catch several lawmakers by surprise. They already knew that the right-wing bloc on the board had attempted to rewrite history. But to go so far as to omit the name of the historic, first African American president of the United States seemed preposterous, even by conservative leader Don (the Earth is 5,000 years old) McLeroy’s standards.

Haecker was correct. Barack Obama’s name, so far, has not been included in the history curriculum standards on which the SBOE is scheduled to take a final vote next month. The standards do note the “election of first black president” as a significant event of 2008, but they don’t say who that black president is.

Remember that story from Galveston about how the city of Friendswood tried to take land from Alvin? Lawsuit, rebuffed. But then the guy selling the land tried to sue. And was rebuffed BECAUSE IF IT WAS ILLEGAL FOR THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT THEN HIS CONTRACT WAS VOID.

Judge Wayne Mallia, of the 405th District Court, dismissed a lawsuit an Alvin landowner filed against the city of Friendswood after it terminated a contract to buy land.

David Wight sued the city for refusing to pay his expenses after city council members terminated a contract to pay $2.6 million for 60 acres in Brazoria County.

The city agreed to buy the land in 2008 to build ballparks to alleviate crowding at the city’s athletic fields.

Five residents fought the city’s plans to issue $11 million in certificates of obligation — debt taken on without voter approval — in part to buy the land

Elena Kagan is Obama's pic.

TxDOT -Nyah, Nyah Nyah- No more roads after 2012

Evolution of Facebook's mission statement

Pfftt to flying a flag on Non-secular-purpose National Day of Christian prayer

and one more thing

Secret Service screws up at Denton ministry re: bill tracts

Since when does the FCC have control over hardware in your homes?

Betty White video on SLN

The headline on this article is misleading-the word God is not in the presidential oath.

Obama administration says buh-bye to always using the Miranda rule

Private eye in Houston story

Court tosses anti-war ti-shirt lawsuit

The ACLU said the court found that Frazier did not use soldiers' names to endorse or encourage others to buy the shirts, but "to make a political statement, which is an exercise of free speech."

Sarah Palin continues to wrongly insist that the United States was founded as a christian nation.









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