Monday, March 15, 2010

Christ-lovers Fucking it up Again

The unexpected victory of Congressional Democrats in Texas, that successfully blocked the renomination of creationist douche-bag Don McLeroy as Chair of the State Board of Education, was sadly short-lived as Governor Rick "Swill the Sherry" Perry took time away from stoking the secessionist fantasies of the Tea-Baggers to appoint "moderate" creationist Gail Lowe of District 14 to replace him. Although Lowe is seemingly better than Perry's first choice, bat-shit whack job Cynthia Dunbar, Lowe in fact is now spearheading an effort along with State Republicans and the creationist block of the Board to get Caesar Chavez as well as other prominent people of color, such as Justice Thurgood Marshall and Irma Rangel, the first Hispanic woman elected to the state Legislature, banned from history books due to what is perceived as an "over representation of minorities." The United Farm Workers of America — the union that Chavez and Dolores Huerta helped found in 1962 — is leading the fight to stop the Texas School Board from banning Chavez. According to the UFWA, Gail Lowe stated that Chavez “lacks the stature…and contributions” appropriate for recognition in our school's History/Social Studies books and should therefore "not be held up to our children as someone worthy of emulation.” I guess for Gail Lowe and her creationist ilk its imperative that the Texas Board of Education not let the lily-white pages of history be sullied with a couple of brown splotches.

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