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  A Duncedom of Confederates

Deleted Comments Of The Week: Yr Wonkette Stands Accused Of Advocating ‘Southern Genocide’

Oh, land’s sakes, we have gone and done it now! We went and insulted the sacred honor of Southern Manhood, and now we are hearing from some VERY butthurt neo-Confederates who would just like us to know that a Southern Man don’t need us around, anyhow. Palmetto Patriot writes: It’s interesting how some of the commenters here openly promote Southern genocide. They rejoice in it. And yet they presume moral superiority. The US Left is morally and intellectually bankrupt. Genocide, really? Well bless your heart. Read more on Deleted Comments Of The Week: Yr Wonkette Stands Accused Of Advocating ‘Southern Genocide’…
  A Duncedom of Confederates

Texas GOP Will Literally And Non-Metaphorically Ban Critical Thinking In Schools

Hooray! The Texas GOP has published its 2012 platform! It’s a bonanza for list-makers, from Think Progress to Comedy Central, because it’s just THAT FULL of crazy. It’s a veritable Boffo’s Joke Emporium Grab-Bag of lunacy: we’ve got pledges to repeal the 1965 Voter [sic] Rights Act, to stop the womenfolk from doing ungodly things with their sinful ladyparts, and to keep the UN from tainting the water supply with homosexual Kenyan-born Day-After Pills. But the awesomest part of the platform is to be found in the section on Edumacation. No, it’s not the ringing endorsement of corporal punishment, nor is it the predictable support for promoting freedom by forcing children to pledge allegiance to both the US and Texas flags. Heck, it’s not even the subtle shift from an open “Cdesign proponentsist” agenda to a pseudo-neutral call for students to be able to answer “God Did It” on a biology test “without fear of retribution or discrimination,” or even the plan to base all US History lessons on the art of John McNaughton. Nope, the real zinger of the 2012 GOP platform is what appears to be a declaration of war on rational thought itself: 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. Read more on Texas GOP Will Literally And Non-Metaphorically Ban Critical Thinking In Schools…