Tag Archives: sex education

  the facepalmetto state

Let’s Meet Lee Atwater’s Widow, Sally, Who Is Running For Something Somewhere, Badly

Sally Atwater, widow of the late Master of Electoral RatLovemaking Lee Atwater, is heading into a runoff primary for the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s State Superintendent of Education. Last week, she called in to this radio show hosted by Russ Cassell, who asked her some questions about teaching sex ed and creationism. While he’s a badgering dopey rightwing doofus, she actually manages to seem even worse, simply not answering fairly straightforward questions about whether and how sex ed should be taught, and punting altogether on evolution as well, neither saying she’s for it or agin’ it. It’s really a fairly impressive of volunteering nothing, which is remarkable in that she called the program to share her views. Which she apparently doesn’t have any of. But she did manage something pretty amazing — she made us share in a rightwing radio host’s annoyance at her non-answers, and we can pretty much agree with Cassell’s conclusion that Atwater is “an example of a person running for public office on name recognition only who is clueless.” Read more on Let’s Meet Lee Atwater’s Widow, Sally, Who Is Running For Something Somewhere, Badly…
  don't the stupid need a representative too?

Texas Homeschooler Running For Board Of Education Wants Big Sex Ed (And Education) Out Of Education

In today’s Republican primary run-off election, a Texas businessman who homeschools one of his two kids is the Tea Party-backed primary challenger for the nomination to a seat on the State Board of Education. Eric Mahroum says that there have been entirely too many people on the Board who have worked in schools, and that a businessman is the best choice, because what do educators know about schools? “We need someone who has a budget experience and money experience to deal with the permanent school fund. We need someone who will protect it and build on it,” Mahroum said. Also, there’s that “fathered a child at 16″ thing, which he doesn’t really talk about, but he totes opposes teaching sex about contraception in schools, because that sort of thing should only be mentioned in the home. If at all, if you get our drift. Read more on Texas Homeschooler Running For Board Of Education Wants Big Sex Ed (And Education) Out Of Education…
  sects fiend

Victoria Jackson Freaks Out Over Tiny Cartoony Genitals

Oh, boy, campers, looks like V-Jack is on a tear again! This time, she has discovered that there are a lot of books in public schools that she disagrees with! Just try and decipher this paragraph, which is not from a public school textbook, but from the blog of Victoria Jackson, which is a woman, that, wants to fix the schools so they are, better and more good, too: The current textbooks being used in public schools today, that your children are reading, memorizing and being tested on, are inaccurate, revisionist, anti-American, racist, climate change propaganda based on fake science, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, pro-Islam, Marxist, globalist, pro-Socialism/Communism, pro-homosexuality, pro-abortion, and sexually explicit. Below is a list of examples and… who wrote the Pearson Publishing textbooks, that TN schools are now using. (Related story, as of Dec. 2013, Pearson Foundation fined millions for violating laws. Story here.) That sure was a cogent argument for why children need a better education than Victoria Jackson received, wouldn’t you all agree? Read more on Victoria Jackson Freaks Out Over Tiny Cartoony Genitals…
  Junior Anti-Sex League

Insane ‘Life League’ Deeply Butthurt: NY Times Rejected Dumb Ad Saying Planned Parenthood Gives Porn To Kids

(Video may be NSFW if your place of employment considers tiny cartoon genitalia pornographic) You may have thought that we had something called “Freedom of the Press” here in America, but it turns out that there is no freedom for people who simply want to buy an ad in the New York Times to explain that Planned Parenthood uses pornography to “indoctrinate children and teens into a sick culture of sex.” And here is a link on the internet to prove just how oppressed the “American Life League” is by the Stalinist New York Times! The League of angry dingbats therefore recently issued a statement “questioning why major news outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post have declined their recent request to run ads highlighting the methods Planned Parenthood uses to target young kids,” implying that the ads were rejected for their “graphic content” rather than for being “bugfuck insane.” Way to go, major media outlets! By rejecting these paranoid ads, you have simply proven the League’s point that Planned Parenthood’s pornographic sex ed materials are too obscene for a family newspaper. For God’s sake, Planned Parenthood even tells teenagers that masturbation is not embarrassing, in direct contravention of common sense, the Bible, and the Constitution of the United States. Read more on Insane ‘Life League’ Deeply Butthurt: NY Times Rejected Dumb Ad Saying Planned Parenthood Gives Porn To Kids…
  Sweet Homo Alabama

Alabama Sex Ed Law: Tell Kids Being Gay Is A Crime

Let’s have a round of applause for Alabama state Rep. Patricia Todd, the state’s only openly gay legislator, who is trying yet again to delete a particularly idiotic provision of Alabama’s sex education law. Currently, state law requires sex ed classes to teach, inaccurately, that gay sexytime is a “criminal offense.” While it’s true that “homosexual acts” are a Class A misdemeanor under Alabama’s sexual misconduct statutes, that law was invalidated in 2003 by the Supreme Court’s Lawrence vs. Texas decision. Alabama is one of 18 states that have refused to revise their anti-sodomy laws to reflect the decision, because empty gestures are big in those parts. Read more on Alabama Sex Ed Law: Tell Kids Being Gay Is A Crime…
  seduction of the ignorant

Wingnut Matt Barber Calmly Explains Why ‘Obama’s HHS’ Is Pretty Much A Pedophile

Oh my gosh, you guys, did you know that Barack Obama is “grooming” your innocent children to turn them into sex fiends? We’d have been unaware of this science fact were it not for totally credible (or is it “credulous”? We mix those up sometimes) wingnut freakout artist Matt Barber, the guy who angrily denounced the media for ignoring a photo of a “huge Romney rally” that was actually a huge Obama rally in 2008. He also predicted — accurately — that Obamacare would force everyone to get sex changes. In his latest opus for CNSnews, Barber makes the novel claim that all sex education is based on the research of “sexual psychopath” Alfred Kinsey, and therefore all sex ed is aimed at “grooming” children to become sex perverts. He bases this groundbreaking assertion upon the work of his “dear friend and colleague” at Liberty University, Judith Reisman, a culture warrior who has only been making those exact claims against Kinsey, sex ed, and teh ghey since the 1980s. More recently, in 2007, she explained that the Virginia Tech shooter’s brain was poisoned by “erototoxins” generated by his pornography addiction. So you know that this is Real Science! Read more on Wingnut Matt Barber Calmly Explains Why ‘Obama’s HHS’ Is Pretty Much A Pedophile…
  big love

Utah Lege’s New Sex Ed Rules: Don’t Say Sex

Proving just how good sweet, sweet censorship can be, Utah’s Legislature has passed new statewide sex-ed rules that ban teachers from discussing contraception, premarital sex, and teh Ghey, even when directly asked by “the children.” Perhaps Utah, “The Land of the Saints,” is emulating the smashing success of the “Don’t Say Gay” rules in Michele Bachmann’s home school district, Anoka-Hennepin, as evidenced by the veritable Minnesota tsunami of suicides by bullied gay teens; the “Don’t Say Gay” rules worked so well that the district finally overturned them last month after a federal lawsuit from grieving and angry families. (Might not want to read Rolling Stone’s original, excellent expose of the district’s handiwork unless you’re in an enviably calm — zen, even — state of mind.) Read more on Utah Lege’s New Sex Ed Rules: Don’t Say Sex…
  sex tapes

Weird Story Surfaces In Ongoing Search For Rick Perry Sex Scandal

The Rick Perry Investigative News Team over at POLITICO was still feeling nostalgic for Ronald Reagan’s America following the other night’s GOP Supersexxxual Debate about “taxes,” a thing that is fun to debate especially when no one on the stage understands what that word means. So someone started digging around news archives from 1986, which is the year Pixar opened its cartoon shop, “going postal” became a thing, and then-state Rep. Rick Perry “accidentally” sent sex videos to a bunch of teenagers, to teach them about the dangers of drug use. Read more on Weird Story Surfaces In Ongoing Search For Rick Perry Sex Scandal…
  trippin'

Washington U. In St. Louis Throws Bristol Palin To Curb

After receiving criticism for approving funding to pay Bristol Palin tens of thousands of dollars to speak there, Washington University in St. Louis has finally bowed to pressure after realizing it is, in fact, a real school. The group responsible for hiring Bristol put out a statement stating that they talked to her and jointly decided “the message that they intended on sharing would be overshadowed by controversy.” Haha, yes, that sounds exactly like Bristol. That family always turns down money. Anyway, “Wash U” is now officially an evil lamestream institution. This elitist university is literally trying to abort Bristol’s child by denying her $20k for sitting on a panel for a half hour, money that she needs in order to feed that kid. Read more on Washington U. In St. Louis Throws Bristol Palin To Curb…
 

South African Government As Strict As High School Lunchladies

Because there are hardly any pressing problems left in South Africa with which its government must deal, two weeks ago President Thabo Mbeki (on the left) signed into law a bill that makes it a criminal offense for teenagers under 16 to “kiss, touch or rub up against each other in public.” They probably did this in some sort of half-assed effort to stop the spread of AIDS in South Africa, since they don’t really want to get into things like comprehensive sex education and massive condom distribution programs and whatever, not that Mbeki believes that HIV causes AIDS anyway. This was, in fact, also the rule at my high school, and I was warned for holding my boyfriend’s hand under the lunch table and then given detention for whispering in his ear and it definitely didn’t stop me from having sex, so take that lunchladies and stupid government leaders! What did keep me from getting pregnant/diseased from said sexing, though, was the extremely comprehensive sex ed classes that were required by the State of New York and taught without embarrassment by our teacher. But, hey, a new law criminalizing teenage PDA is sooo much better. [Cape Argus] Read more on South African Government As Strict As High School Lunchladies…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘Cozying Ever Closer’

* Reliable Source: Rep. Cynthia McKinney reportedly “stabbed” Capitol Hill officer with her cellphone; her new haircut may have caused the confusion. . . Final Four lawmakers put hometown bets on the NCAA game. [WP] * Under the Dome: DSCC jumps on Sen. George Allen for saying the Senate is “too slow for me.” [The Hill] * Inside the Beltway: Twenty-two House Republicans seek a review of federally funded sex-ed programs. [WT] * Page Six: Rush Limbaugh gives “private pointers” to Monica Crowley. . . “Good Morning America” producer who knocked Bush in a leaked email also wrote of Madeleine Albright‘s “Jew shame.” [NYP] * Ben Widdicombe’s Gatecrasher: Rupert Murdoch and his New York Post are “cozying ever closer” to Hillary. [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘Cozying Ever Closer’…