Yep, long time Texan's, who didn't just move here in the last 20 years,
are independent and don't put up with a whole lot of bullshit.
For instance, when the textbook sellers tried to sneak in a book with
“The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”
... presented as a summation (totally erroneous) of the 2nd Amendment in
a proposed text book last year, they do tend to get their Levi's in bunch.
Let's address the question ... a cite where Texas' State Board of
Education was engaging in a "rewrite of early US history"?
The ideal number is replacement level.
And while my having children is several decades in the past, I see no
reason why one has to be licensed to drive a car, carry a gun, etc., but
not to have children.
And I did practice what I preach - 2 wives and 3 children - that's one
for one :-).
Hummmmm. Replacement level at what particular point? today, 10 years
ago, 20 years ago, 100 years ago, maybe we have not reached the ideal
population number yet. And once we reach that level will we rely on the
government to enforce that number? Will we toss the new born or dispose
of one of the parents?
The requirements of the Texas State Board of education dominated text
book publishing, so in some view the demanded rewrite US history. Now
to be fair the California requirements were just as much of a PIA. The
volume of text books, made those two states "needs" paramount.
So when you say that they dominated the text book publishing, and it
could viewed that it was demanded ma rewrite of US history, it could be
viewed that they demanded that the textbooks actually be rewritten using
In the past 20~30 years it there have been countless media coverages
showing absurdly incorrect information in some text books being used.
So I can see how they would want to be quite strict about what is being
Yes, but do we want those little minds exposed to the real lives of our
Just as an example, Washington offered to run the army for no salary,
just expenses. Then he padded his expense account to the extent that
when he made the same offer for the presidency, congress said thanks, but
no thanks, we'll pay you a salary!
And that painting of him praying in the snow? Leaving aside George's
ability to deflect any queries about his beliefs, the aforementioned
expense account for the winter in Valley Forge makes it clear that
although the troops might be in a pickle, old George was living high on
On Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:58:41 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
You've got to be kidding - I have nothing but sympathy for any man with
multiple wives :-). Might have been bearable back when wives were
property, or in some Islamic countries today, but not in the good old USA.
But there are thousands, non-Moslems, in the good old USA who do.
Besides having sympathy, do you have a real problem with people who
choose to practice polygamy?
Q: What is the penalty for polygamy?
A: Two mothers-in-law. :)
Just keep whistling past the graveyard, Leon. After all you and I will
be dead when it comes time to pay the piper :-).
And once we reach that level will we rely on the
How many years ago was it that most people smoked? A combination of
changing public opinion and increasing taxes made quite a difference.
And I see nothing wrong with limiting the number of children and then
requiring that any man who'd reached the limit have a vasectomy. And
with DNA testing there'd be no doubt who the father was.
And before you ask, yes I did.
There are several (~10, IIRC) university presidents >$1M/yr, and many
more coaches. Sports is a money maker for many schools, though. I
guess presidents are too. Their job is to lobby legislatures and alma
mater for more cash.
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