Florida Follies: Billions of Years and Dollars VANISH!

12 03 2008

First the dollars – we slashed education (and other) funding today, made a half a billion go POOF. So much for “educating kids” being held harmless in the budget.

But that wasn’t as astounding as the billions of years of evolution that vanished along with it — apparently we’re not holding that harmless either. Reason is just too darned expensive for our schools to afford these days? Looks like we’re going back to the basics of human nature, superstition, belief in supernatural powers that can be called upon to smite enemies and save kids, and such: Ben Stein’s in town today hosting a private, closed indoctri- oops, screening session of his movie, Expelled.

Plus, everything we ever knew and believed about the power of Government in the Sunshine has been repossessed, gone!

“It’s not a closed meeting. We invited the whole Legislature and spouses and staff,” John Stemberger, head of the Florida Family Policy Council, said Tuesday. “The movie is separate from any legislation.”

“No business is being discussed,” he said. “They’re just watching a movie.”

What’s the most astounding of all is how public representatives make human reason go poof.

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Real Education About Real Sex? Priceless

12 03 2008

The first national study of four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four are infected with at least one of the diseases, federal health officials reported Tuesday.. . . the new findings “emphasize the need for real comprehensive sex education.”

“The national policy of promoting abstinence-only programs is a $1.5 billion failure . . .and teenage girls are paying the real price.”