Oh to be a fly on the wall at the Texas School Board. This week, education leaders in the State senate are grilling the creators of an online curriculum that they say promotes Islam and socialism while deconstructing American values and patriotism. And Todd Starnes, the ever-vigilant culture warrior, is making sure we know the ungodly and un-American things those lefties are teaching our kids. “They are indoctrinating our children to hate America,” said Janice VanCleave, of Texas Education Patriots.
During the Political Grapevine segment of Special Report yesterday, host John Roberts reported that the New York City public school system had "revealed" a much greater use of the Morning After Pill than had previously been reported. The suggestion, of course, was that the schools were covering up what a bunch of out-of-control sluts they had for students. Yet, Roberts failed to note that the greater usage of contraception has dramatically lowered teen pregnancies.Read more
A few days ago, Fox & Friends Weekend hosted a discussion about the Obama administration's compromise on the contraception mandate offered to religiously-affiliated institutions. Of course, that wasn't good enough for the Curvy Couch Crew. But what was even more striking was how the discussion was among three men and no women. And when the male guest compared the mandate to food stamps, that was a slur against both.Read more
As a result of the Newtown massacre, there has been a push for stricter gun laws. But attempts to create legislation around prohibitions on assault weapons, background checks for gun shows, limits on ammunition clip sizes, etc. are opposed by the NRA and far right Second Amendment supporters who actually believe that further gun restrictions will lead to nation wide gun seizures by President Obama's jack booted thugs. And rather than focus on the weapons that doing the killing, the right wing seem to be diverting the argument with claims that it's the mentally ill who are doing the killing and if we just lock up all these folks, everything will be hunky dory. Of course these are the same deficit hawk types who have no problem cutting mental health service; but I digress. This morning, Steve Doocy listened raptly as he sat knee to knee with his right wing sensei , Peter Johnson Jr. whose passion for gun rights clearly supersedes concern for the rights of those who are mentally ill who, contrary to Johnson's belief, are not the main offenders!Read more
Ann Coulter visited Hannity last night to offer her “thoughts” on gun control – which, naturally, meant that the 50-ish Coulter let forth with a stream of childish invective. Near the end, she spewed outrage that people would think “we” don’t care about children. Because, you know, she’s such a vision of compassion and caring.Read more
Bill O’Reilly took an interesting report from the National Journal, “Why Obama Is Giving Up on Right-Leaning Whites,” and ran with it to suggest that Obama is giving up on all but the most radical of whites in order to favor people of color and “give them what they want.” Yup, the way O’Reilly interpreted the article, his worst fears about the 2012 election are coming true.Read more
Fox News is still clobbering the competition in the ratings department. But Roger Ailes has got to be mindful of the bad news that looms like a Republican favorability poll. UPDATED.Read more