I finally had a chance to watch the debate between Bill Nye (the Science Guy) and Ken Ham of the Creationism Museum. Ken Ham, and anyone who still believes in creationism should be ashamed. What a sad commentary that we have digressed in this country to the point where we even have to have this discussion.
This category will be used for those topics related to education at all levels.
It is just astonishing to me the complete crap that has been stirred up over the President of the United States offering an address to school students at the beginning of the school year to encourage to stay in school and work hard. Really, does it get any more anti-American than that? Well, if you’re are a conservative Republican it doesn’t, but there really is logic to the Republicans taking the position they have.
For those of you living under a rock, President Elect Obama has invited Rick Warren, from the Saddleback Mega-Church, to deliver the invocation at Obama’s inauguration. Gay rights and other activists groups have strenuously objected, and Obama and his aides have made any number of statements defending the choice with the tired old line of how the Obama campaign has always been about “uniting people” and showing how “we can disagree without being disagreeable.” So let me be clear in my response. In the case of claims by the Warren supporters (including you Obama), they are correct. I am being intolerant and am applying the standard applied by Warren and his supporters to love the sinner and hate the sin. I believe that the sin of hate and bigotry, most especially when used for monetary gain, should never ever be tolerated. I guess that fits the definition of intolerance, so I am guilty as charged.
Here’s the news roundup for the week ending April 25, 2008. A woman in Pinellas County wakes up to find an 8 foot gator in the kitchen, finally a jury that understands “beyond a reasonable doubt,” and there’s the bank robber escaping on his bicycle. A dad makes an interesting find in his daughter’s treehouse, and a priests drifts away under a bunch of helium filled party balloons, along with more.
According to a report on MSNBC, a New Jersey 2nd grader got a one-day suspension from school because he drew a stick figure picture where the person in the picture was holding a gun. He later told his mom it was a picture of a water gun.
Is running an oil company really 90 times more valuable than leading one of the top-ranked institutions of higher learning?
The Denver Channel: An award-winning Texas art teacher who was reprimanded after one of her fifth-grade students saw a nude sculpture during a trip to a museum has lost her job. The school board in Frisco has voted not to renew Sydney McGee’s contract after 28 years. She has been on administrative leave. The teacher […]
Have or know a teenager in school? A controversial government sponsored program called ‘TeenScreen’ asks your kid a few questions and determines if they are a suicide risk or not. A high percentage winds up on psychicatric drugs. Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD testifies for State of Georgia about this.
We human beings have created this concept of time. We like to have beginnings and endings, and we American’s seem especially prone to the shorter increments of time. We celebrate almost all of our important holidays annually. We acknowledge birthdays and anniversaries every year. We note seconds (nano-seconds sometimes), hours, days, the months, the annual cycle of the seasons, and especially the years. It?s pretty traditional, as the we close one calendar and open another, to evaluate the year just past, and contemplate the year to come. So as 2005 fades, I?ll follow tradition and offer up my review of 2005.
A five-game suspension hardly seems adequate punishment for a private high school six-man league football coach who brought in college-age players during an October game without telling anyone.
The London Times has an interesting story about an article published in an academic journal. According to the study, belief in and worship of God may actually contribute to social ills.