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Thursday, January 14

“You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans”.....George Carlin

Forgive me lord, but I've heard eee-nough from the state of Texas (The Texas School Board will be taking its first vote today on the history curriculum in its public schools)

This piece from back in July has a detailed outline of some of these proposed changes. The Culture Wars' New Front: U.S. History Classes in Texas -- check out some of the outside experts appointed by the Board to review the curriculum.

I also just saw this news item from Texas. I wonder why no possible connection to the above was mentioned as a reason
for Perry to reject federal money -- Perry won't let Texas compete for federal school money

Yep - enough from TX already. On second thought, don't waste your time on the above -- head over to and read about it in one of today's submissions: Texas school board redefining history curriculum "He'll also ask the board to reconsider mentioning makeup entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash more often than Christopher Columbus in the curriculum standard." Wait....what? (it's true!)

I hope they make room in those books for some quotes from the 46th Governor of the State of Texas, and the 43rd President of the United States of America --

"As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards.”

“I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state.”

“There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee...that says, fool me once, shame on...shame on you. Fool can't get fooled again.”

“I was raised in the West. The West of texas. It's pretty close to California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California.”

“The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.”

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