Steve Martin With The Steep Canyon Rangers - Atheists Don't Have No Songs

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gleann Beck has Nazi Tourette's

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Back in Black - Glenn Beck's Nazi Tourette's

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Sen. Al Franken Intros College Non-Discrimination Bill

Monday, May 24, 2010
Al Franken, Senator from Minnesota
Senator Al Franken and 22 cosponsors introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act, a companion to companion bill to H.R. 4530, introduced by Rep. Jared Polis in the House early this year, which would prohibit discrimination in schools on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Rep. Polis’s bill currently has the support of over 100 representatives.

From Open Congress:

Under this bill, no school program that receives public funding would be allowed to exclude children because of their gender identity or sexual orientation, be they gay, transgender or straight. Harassment based on gender or sexual orientation, defined as “conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a student’s ability to participate,” would also not be allowed as a sanctioned element of a public school program. If schools discriminate or sanction harassment in their federally funded programs, federal education agencies would be given the authority to terminate their funding.
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Atheists of Florida Stop Graduation Prayer

Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Atheists of Florida successfully negotiated with Alonso High School and the Hillsborough County School District to prevent a prayer from being said at the graduation ceremony scheduled to take place on June 3rd.

The Atheists of Florida were contacted when a parent learned that Alonso High School principal Louis Diaz had rejected her appeal to remove the prayer from her son’s graduation ceremony. On Thursday May 20th, an Atheists of Florida attorney met with school officials and Principal Diaz and it was agreed that even though the word invocation would remain on the program there would be no religious message and a non-religious poem would be read instead.
The parents (who wish to remain anonymous) appreciated the quick work of the Atheists of Florida stating, “we are now looking forward to our son’s upcoming graduation ceremony.”   John Keiffer, president of the Atheists of Florida, was equally pleased with the outcome saying, “I commend Mr. Diaz and school officials for acting promptly and professionally to acknowledge the civil rights of our community.”

Read more here.
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Texas SBOE: Cynthia Dunbar Says We're A "Christian land"

H/T Texas Freedom Network

Repost from Texas Freedom Network

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Please support TFN's efforts in any way you can. Our children's future is too important to be hijacked by a few for political purposes.

The Next Steps

Here’s an alert the Texas Freedom Network just sent to supporters:
Thanks for joining us for the live-blogging over the last three days. So we’ll sign off with TFN President Kathy Miller’s e-mail this evening to TFN supporters:
Moments ago the State Board of Education cast the final vote on new social studies standards, ending more than a year of political wrangling that invited derision and scorn from the entire educational world. I’m not going to take you through the litany of problems with this curriculum. You can read about those on our blog or in the hundreds of news stories that will appear in the media tomorrow. All of these issues, as serious as they are, are really symptoms of the larger problem — allowing politicians with personal agendas to write our children’s curriculum, rather than teachers and scholars.
That’s why today’s vote is not the end of this fight. It’s the beginning.
For 15 years, all of us at TFN have been committed to safeguarding our children’s education from political ideology. And we’re not about to let up now.
Please make a generous contribution to our efforts today.
Our ultimate goal is nothing less than fundamental change at the State Board of Education. Parents, business leaders and concerned citizens across Texas must join together in our Just Educate campaign  to send a clear message to politicians: stop dragging our children’s schools into the “culture wars.” That’s why TFN is mounting our largest grassroots mobilization effort in the history of the organization. And we are counting on you to take part.
TFN’s strategy is ambitious and aggressive — and you can be sure that far-right pressure groups will continue to shell out millions of dollars to hold on to their power. That’s why we’re asking you for the most generous gift you can make today.
Together, we can do it. Our kids deserve better. Our future depends on it.
With gratitude,
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Texas SBOE: Dolores Huerta Doesn't Meet Good Citizenship

H/T Texas Freedom Network

Illegal Machete Movie Trailer

Wednesday, May 5, 2010