Some arresting developments from the Deep South:
Some hicks in the Tennessee senate have apparently drafted and passed a bill that will allow "teaching the controversy" in their schools.
The Senate voted 24-8 for HB368, which sponsor Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, says will provide guidelines for teachers answering students' questions about evolution, global warming and other scientific subjects. Critics call it a "monkey bill" that promotes creationism in classrooms.
Oh, also, the House decided it was okay to display some useless words by their imaginary sky monster:
The bill authorizing display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings — HB2658 — is sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, who said it is in line with court rulings. In essence, courts have often declared displays of the biblical commandments unconstitutional standing along, but permissible as part of a display of "historic documents."
There are a few things about this that are troubling.
1. Who actually knew that they taught anything other than squirrel recipes in Tennessee schools?
B. How did they find enough people from there capable of writing a bill? And enough people able to read it well enough to pass it?
III. How is it that a State almost no one can locate on a map has enough money to face the lawsuits that will eventually flow if the Governor signs these bills?http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/mar/19/anti-evolution-class-discussions-get-senates-ok/