So I took a week off from my usual posting, ranting and general internet perusal, to get some much needed brain R&R. I return to find the world in pretty much the same place it was last week: throughly screwed.
One Fine Example
You will not teach or show that propagandist Al Gore video to my child, blaming our nation — the greatest nation ever to exist on this planet — for global warming,” he wrote in an e-mail to the Federal Way School Board.
The computer consultant is an evangelical Christian who says he believes that a warming planet is “one of the signs” of Jesus Christ’s imminent return for Judgment Day.
(from The Houston Chronicle: Angry response pulls film from class)
I’m so very, very sad that we have this kind of jack-ass-ery governing what teachers show kids in public schools. And so very unsurprised.