Thursday, January 26, 2012

Indiana and the March Back in Time

There's More than Corn in Indiana! There's also Ignorant Religious Fanatics and Slave Masters!
An Indiana Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 to send legislation endorsing the teaching creationism in public schools, to the super majority (37-13) Republican controlled Indiana State Senate. Senate Bill 89 allows school corporations to authorize "the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life" and specifically mentions "creation science" as one such theory.

State Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, who voted for the measure, said if there are many theories about life's origins, students should be taught all of them.
Ah! I can't wait for Norse-Creationism to be taught in Biology class! YMIR was the father of six-headed son that was nourished by a cosmic cow called AUDUMLA. Audumla fed herself by licking the salty rime-stone, until that stone was licked into a shape of man. Ye, but verily did WOTAN slay the Mighty Frost Giant Ymir and from his bones made the earth and from his blood made the seas and rivers and his skull became the Vault of the Heavens! ODIN!!!!!!!

But, wait there is more! Not to be outdone on the March Back in Time, the Indiana House voted 54-44 to pass one of the Right-To-Fuck-Over-Workers Bills. The Indiana Legislature has 3 bills (2 House and 1 Senate) which contain language making it illegal to be part of a Union or Labor Organization. These bills are so bad that even the NFL Players Association condemned the right-to-work bills in a Jan. 6 statement, calling it “a political ploy designed to destroy basic workers’ rights.”

And you thought the train had pulled away from the Pullman Shanty Towns forever! This is how Corporate evil works, little by little they undermine hard-fought gains until the you wake up and your Rights as a worker are gone.

You really think you're going to negotiate paid-sick leave and a salary increase? You think your complaints about unsafe working conditions are going to stop the Company from putting you in harms way? Just ask the 29 dead workers at the Msssey Energy Upper Big Branch Mine or the 11 dead Oil Rig workers on the BP Deepwater Horizion Off-Shore Rig?

Once Corporations get the power to pay you slave wages that's exactly what you are going to get. Don't like it? You're fired! Combine this with Republicons working to steal Social Security, unfund Medicaid, eliminate Medicare, and roll-back Obama Cares the vast majority of Americans are looking at being chained as Serfs and Wage Slaves to the 1% Neo-Feudal Industrial Machine.


Sarge said...

The Right To Work law should have been made into a voter referendum but the GOP state house would have none of that. There are a lot of pissed off people in Hoosierland over what happened with this and the Democrats have vowed to make it an election issue.
Will we see protests at the Super Bowl in INDY? Guaranteed.
Creationism in the schoos - It is just another ploy by the thumper right to turn America into a theocracy. I thought you taught arithmatic in the schools and Jesus in the churches...


toma said...

Creationism is not a theory. Period. You cannot test for the existence, much less the characteristics, of the driving force behind it.

Gravity is an inherent property of mass. We observe that mass exists, and we can measure and correlate the force of gravity with the amount of mass. Thus, it's a testable theory.

We cannot test the 'intelligence' or the existence of this 'God' force. Creationism is no more a theory than anything a random text generator can spit out.

Grung_e_Gene said...

toma, you anti-Aesir make me so angry!

It is written! It is written! And how can you deny the Wotan-wrought majesty of the 'Red Sky in Morning' clearly showing the beauty of Ymir's bloody skullcap!

How can you be so blind? Needs must you be smacked with a hammer?

the yellow fringe said...

Toma cannot test for the powers and creations of Wotan the kind friendship of Loki nor the nourishing sheltering of Yggdrasill. He can devise no test which can detect, correlate or measure it, in the end he may deny what is written.

But, even so, Thor loves you (and us). The sword bearers, the hammer throwers, and all the milk drinkers of Asgard love you too, they even bound Fenrir for you.

Grung_e_Gene said...


BB-Idaho said...

1. Over one million Wisconsin
voters agree.
2. Creationism: one reason 94%
of scientists vote Democrat.

Grung_e_Gene said...


That's just Standard Operating Procedures for the Right. When something is against the will of the people they retreat behind "representative Democracy" means Walker, or Kasich or Daniels can do whatever they please and the State Legislatures can vote away human rights. When their loud tiny faction is annoyed with some law they rant on about Tyrannical Government!

The Right Adores Big Government especially when it oppresses people or codifies some ignorant conservative principal into law.