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Date: 03/18/10 10:32 AM

84 Responses to Texas Board of Education Cuts Thomas Jefferson Out

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    PostModsleaz Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 10:41 am
    Link: Texas Board of Education Cuts Thomas Jefferson Out - Looks like one of our founding fathers isn`t important enough for Texas. Guess who they`re replacing him with...
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 10:48 am
    I love how Americans can change historical facts to suit their needs.
    Maybe they invented a time machine?
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    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 10:50 am
    way to stay classy texas
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 10:54 am
    Texas; second only to Florida in psychotic behavior.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:04 am
    If this is any indication of the future, we`re all f*cked
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:04 am
    the F U C K is wrong with these guys???
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    fancylady Female 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:09 am
    Now they have more time to teach creationism .
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:10 am
    I`d rather live in the f*cking Congo than Texas.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:11 am
    If this is any indication of the future, we`re all f*cked

    No, just Texas, and possibly a few more southern states, but we don`t care what happens to them.
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    theos12 Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:17 am
    Embarrassed to say I`m from Texas but happy to say I`m FROM Texas - Glad I moved to Portland. I support the desire of many Texans to build a wall on the border; I just think it should be the NORTHERN border.
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    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:20 am
    One of my favorite quotes from Jefferson:

    "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
    - T.J. in a letter to his nephew.
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    theos12 Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:22 am
    Are they going to ban nickels and five dollar bills? Go back to Confederate currency?
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:23 am
    @lazyme484

    No, you see, because texas is the largest purchasser of textbooks, the companies print their textbooks according to what texas wants.

    So, not just a couple of Southern states.

    See, because Jefferson quoted "Seperation of Church and State" Texas quoted "Seperation of Jefferson and History".

    <3 Colbert.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:25 am
    I live in Texas and I could write a book on what a s***hole this place.....except others have already beat me to it. The man wrote our declaration of indipendence for christ`s sake. One thing I do agree with, however, is them removing the term "democratic" as a description of this nation. We`re a republic (see the pledge of allegiance) based on the Roman system with some vague democratic ideals. I just hate that these magnanimous, self righteous idiots(I`d say retards but that would be an insult to retarded people) probably did it for political rather than conceptual reasons. I wish this state would succeed from the union so American can go to war with it over the oil!
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    mynamecandi Female 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:25 am
    haha, I`m from Texas...And yes, our school systems are effed in the A. Please note, this is not a reflection of all Texans or of all southern states.
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    crabcake Female 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:38 am
    don`t EVER go to texas. stay away from it.
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:39 am
    This is so disgusting it makes me wonder if its real.
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    MTKK Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:39 am
    You`ve reached a certain stage of delirium when you flat out aknowledge your own hypocrisy.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    March 18, 2010 at 11:42 am
    "I love how Americans can change historical facts to suit their needs."

    Pretty much every society does that. I am positive the axis` version of WWII differs from the allies`

    Famous Quote by Winston Churchill: "History is written by the victors."
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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    March 18, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Textbooks are all drated up. History is written by the winners - if you think that applies only to Texas you`re sadly mistaken.
    Hell, in my middle school Canadian history textbooks they taught us that the natives ate some exploreres and settlers, and never touches upon decades of opression. My grade 8 teacher was good enough to deviate from the book to teach us about the treatment of women, immigrants, and the poor, but that`s all we got, and we wouldn`t get it from any other teacher.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    For those of you who think the decisions made by the Texas State Board of Education are isolated only to Texas, you couldn`t be more wrong.

    Textbook publishers cater to the curriculum set forth by the BoE. Texas is one of the largest consumers of textbooks (second only to California, and since CA is pretty much bankrupt at the moment, this puts Texas at the forefront). Textbook publishers will end up producing what they can get the most money for, leaving the choice for books pretty much limited to the standards of the biggest buyer (Texas).

    By the way, the Texas State Board of Education also changed the curriculum to include the "weaknesses of evolution" and the "Christian foundation of the United States."

    In short, the Texas SBoE is filled with batsh*t crazy right-wing morons and the children`s education will pay the price.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    people, the real problem is not that texas wants their children to be stupid...it`s that 80% of textbooks sold in the US COME FROM THAT STUPIDASS STATE...

    so that means that their kids will be stupid and they will make all the others just as stupid...well maybe not just as stupid considering that Texas all on its own is a whole seperate breed of stupid as it is, but hell close enough!

    you should write your reps and tell them this should be stopped. wrote your school districts and demand that they do not use these books.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    The last fact, not calling us democratic but a constitutional republic is dead on. In a democracy, the people elect their leaders directly. This is true for all offices in the US except the presidency, where we elect people called electors to go vote for the president. We are, therefore, a republic. The CIA Fact Book lists us as a Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition. Basically our own government is saying what the Texas BoE is saying.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    TJ resposible for buyin` up everything west of the Mighty Mississip from the Frenchies. Right? Louisiana Purchase? That`s all I remember about him. And he signed the declaration of independence. I did not read the link becuase it sounds boring. I am not a big fan of history. I`m sure no one cares.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    This is frightening. And it`s kind of scary how many of our textbooks come from Texas.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    they are trying to "kim jong-il" us
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    IAB has so far taught me that Florida`s messed up and Texas is stupid. :D
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    wow, sounds like someplace needs all there federal funding cut.
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    J3llyd0nut Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    "The last fact, not calling us democratic but a constitutional republic is dead on. In a democracy, the people elect their leaders directly. This is true for all offices in the US except the presidency, where we elect people called electors to go vote for the president. We are, therefore, a republic. The CIA Fact Book lists us as a Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition. Basically our own government is saying what the Texas BoE is saying."

    Not trying to start an argument or anything but isn`t that why we`re a democratic republic?
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    March 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Get your ignorance and small minded-ness here! get it while it`s hot!
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    Andicicle Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    Texas people are so F^cking retarded.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    wow they messed up big!
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    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    March 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Redneck conservatives! Dumbing down America since...well, since forever.