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The Snake Oil Bulletin: Deep In The Heart Of Stupid

Greetings, pardners, and welcome once again to the Snake Oil Bulletin. We've got us a rootin', tootin', hole-in-head-shootin' round of stories on the agenda this week, all taking place in that great throbbing, barbecue-thrombosed heart of America, Texas! Yeehaw!...
This is not an actual Texas schoolbook. This illustration has been chosen for its humorous hyperbole. Please complain on Facebook about this illustration.

New Texas Textbooks Love The Confederacy (And Their Sisters) So Much

Hey, just in time for the post-4th-of-July reminders that school starts up again far too soon, comes this Washington Post story about the brand new history books that will be hitting Texas classrooms in the fall. As we've noted...
As far as we can tell, this guy is completely serious.

Texas Gets The Moses-Wrote-The-Constitution Textbooks It Deserves

You may recall that back in September, we told you about some of the fascinating textbooks being written to conform to Texas's cool new history standards, which the conservative Fordham Institute called "a confusing, unteachable hodgepodge." The textbooks had...

Massachusetts Parents Freaked Out By Textbook That Says Not All Slaves Were Tortured

Remember how the Teaheads in Chandler Gilbert (Dok's geographic aphasia strikes again), Arizona, are on the cusp of murdering some biology textbooks because the books say that abortion is a thing that exists? Well, it's time for a big...
Actual image from a fundie website

Texas Texbooks Gonna Jesus Away All The Global Warming

We told you a while back about some of the fun distortions of American history that have made it into textbooks written to Texas's terrible history standards, but history isn't the only subject that goes off into rightwing fantasyland...
It is a right, actually. Not an excuse, however.

New Texas Schoolbooks: Moses Wrote The Constitution For Slavery, Segregation

Well here's a heck of a surprise! You may remember how Texas re-wrote its standards for history books back in 2010, to make sure that kids learned the important parts of history, like who Phyllis Schlafly is and how...

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...

Pals Of Oil & Gas Industry Will Rescue Texas Kids From Lies Of Environmental Science Textbooks, As Soon As They Find Some

Hey, Science fans! Now that you've had a couple days to enjoy that little sigh of relief over that fired Ohio creationist "science" teacher who won't be reinstated, here's a new thing to worry about: After another round of...

Hero Pennsylvania School Board Will Save Kids From Multiculti Literature, Like The Kind That Bombed Boston

Three members of Murrysville, Pennsylvania's Franklin Regional School Board are Very Concerned about the potentially damaging contents of high school literature textbooks. Board members Larry Borland, Dennis Pavlik and Jane Tower made the case for inclusion of a new...

Equivalencies: NOLA School District Embraces Evolution; Tenn. Preacher Says It Caused School Shootings

In the one step forward, one step back department, we have the heartening news that the school board for Orleans Parish, Louisiana, has voted to explicitly bar schools from teaching creationism or adopting "revisionist" history standards. On the...

California Will Also Teach Gay History Instead of Just American Wars

Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 48 into law yesterday, which means that California schools must somehow squeeze gay history into its schools’ curriculum, which up until this point have followed the standard formula of 97% white men kicking ass,...

Texas School Children Tired Of Reading ‘Pro-Islamic’ Textbooks All Day Long

Isn't it amazing how quickly Al-Qaeda has been able to infiltrate the Texas public education system and impose its radical Islam stuff on America's impressionable young people? Yes, it is! Just flip through one of these so-called history books...