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Today’s Republican Party

“We only provide you with “access” to health care. Don’t bother us with details about how to pay for it. Stop being not rich. That’s your problem, ya know. Stop being poor and middle class. “

Using the Bible as an astronomy textbook is like using “The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas” as an anthropology resource

The fun never ends with these people: palin-on-dinosaur

Over the weekend, the Idaho Republican Party’s State Central Committee met to discuss possible rule changes, how to conduct primary voting, and proposals for potential pieces of legislation [and a requirement to use the Bible in all science classes].

That last item isn’t just theoretical, either. The GOP controls the House and Senate by large margins and the Governor is also a Republican. So bad ideas can become law without much opposition.

That’s why there’s reason to worry about one of the ideas coming out of the weekend meeting: A proposal to bring the Bible into Idaho public schools:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Idaho County Central Committee encourages the Idaho legislature to draft and support a bill stating that the Bible is expressly permitted to be used in Idaho public schools for reference purposes to further the study of literature, comparative religion, English and foreign languages, U.S. and world history, comparative government, law, philosophy, ethics, astronomy, biology, geology, world geography, archaeology, music, sociology, and other topics of study where an understanding of the Bible may be useful or relevant;

They won’t be satisfied until every public school student is as ignunt as they are.

I can see the middle school entrance examination now:

A) Estimate the temperature of the Burning Bush –you may burn a secular book at a Bunsen burner as a reference point — using:

  1. Fahrenheit
  2. Kelvin (aka, Satan’s temperature scale)
  3. Celsius

B) Estimate the top speed in MPH of a adult velociraptor if it were carrying each of the items below. Show your work.

  1. A 135-pound adult women wearing a 3-lb floor-length dress (no cleavage!)
  2. Six standard King James version Bibles.
  3. Twelve loaves and six fishes.

Harvard, MIT and Oxford would be impressed.

via Idaho Republican Party Considers Proposal Supporting “Bible Use” in Public Schools | Patheos