The Republican Party of Texas recently adopted their 2012 platform (PDF)… it’s full of all sorts of horrible ideas (faith-based drug rehab, repealing the minimum wage, no gay people in the military), but one portion of it really sticks out if you care about educating children:
“We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”
“I don’t think women are better than men. Men are a lot worse than women, though. Like, there’s not even a comparison. Some people try to say, ‘No, women cause—’ no, NOTHING. It doesn’t even touch the mayhem of male nonsense and violence. The worst thing you can say about a woman is that she’s annoying to a guy. That’s the worst thing. Like, a woman you can say, ‘My mom makes me feel stupid.’ ‘Oh, really? My husband murdered me.’ ‘Kim Kardashian’s annoying.’ ‘Really? Hitler killed everybody.’”—
My best galpals (blehck, that’s gross but i’m leaving it) are leaving our little safe haven and it’s makin’ me REAL sad. Jesus, now who am I gonna bake for/hang out with/vent and listen to?
Not to mention, this is my first summer spent away from home, which strangely seems sad all of a sudden. (these complaints are stemming from the fact that I still have one more final in two hours and i’m feeling really stressed and emotional)
okay okaaaay, complaining done. almost time to become an official member of the redneck yacht club for a week! (a la bridesmaids) catch ya on the flip side, mothafuckahs.
I just found this on Mitt Romney’s official site and it makes me want to cry:
"Mitt Romney is pro-life. He believes it speaks well of the country that almost all Americans recognize that abortion is a problem. And in the quiet of conscience, people of both political parties know that more than a million abortions a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America… The compassionate instincts of this country should not be silent in the face of injustices like China’s One-Child policy…As president, Mitt will ensure that American laws reflect America’s values of preserving life at home and abroad…he will also champion a Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman.”
I don’t understand how he is up in the polls. It is just simply ridiculous and heartbreaking that Americans believe in this bigotry. If Mitt Romney gets his way, abortion will be illegal, planned parenthood will have no funds, and non-heterosexual couples will be denied the right to marry. This. Is. Complete. And. Utter. BULLSHIT.
p.s. “With his parents’ example before him, he married, had five sons, and now basks in the joy of eighteen grandchildren.” Basks in the joy of 18 grandchildren? What the actual fuck? Go bask somewhere else, Mitt. You are the absolute worst.