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Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 11 2008

Getting involved with the Texas SBOE

The Texas State Board of Education is reviewing its high school science curriculum standards this year. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the embodiment of those standards. These standards are important because they have a profound influence on how science is taught in Texas, including impacting textbook content. Because many other states adopt …

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Nov 07 2008

The heat is on Dunbar

Cynthia Dunbar took a pounding today on the editorial pages of the usually staid Austin-American Statesman, in a blistering piece that rightfully excoriates her as “an embarrassment who has brought heaping amounts of ridicule to this state,” and “a disgrace to public education and an embarrassment to Texas.” But on top of her utterly asinine …

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Nov 07 2008

Possummomma returns!

This week just keeps getting better.

Nov 05 2008

Schadenfreude!

Yes, there was a blemish on last night, which is that Christian Hate gets to crow about at least one victory. I am a little baffled about the Californians this morning. After all, they managed to deliver the state pretty handily for Obama, giving him no less than 61% of the popular vote there. So …

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Nov 04 2008

One big victory

I can’t really describe how I feel right now, my joy that the nation has taken, at long last, a whopping big fat sanity pill. No, I don’t see Barack Obama as some messianic figure come to save us all. But I do see him not as simply the lesser of two evils, but as …

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Nov 04 2008

Vote, for no-God’s sake

In a blatant effort to throw around the weight of this blog’s popularity, which is greater than that of my own blog, I’m going to repost something I wrote in February about why you, yes YOU, should vote today. In the spirit of bipartisanship I’ve decided to cut the more blatantly pro-Obama material that I …

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Nov 03 2008

Testify at the SBOE hearings

Yesterday on the TV show I mentioned that as soon as I confirmed the info about signing up to testify at the SBOE hearings, I’d post it here. So here you are. Despite the defeatist attitude from some people that I criticized heavily yesterday, it is vital that the pro-science contingency deliver a massive turnout …

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Nov 01 2008

More on Prop 8 and Hitler

Lest anyone think my mention of Nazi Germany in my California Prop 8 post was over the top, I have officially been outdone by this alleged spokesperson said in his breathless support of Prop 8: The link to the video is here. These people are desperate.

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