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(The Raw Story)   Louisiana Public School District has a novel solution for sixth grader who felt he was being harassed by an evangelical Christian teacher for being a Buddhist: Don't be Buddhist anymore, DUH   (rawstory.com) divider line 339
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2014-01-23 06:31:08 PM
Sad, yes. Surprising, no.
 
2014-01-23 06:31:11 PM
Pretty flawless logic there, junior. This country is was built on my particular flavor of Christianity. You should learn to respect that.
 
2014-01-23 06:31:55 PM
For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, obvious, and wrong.
 
2014-01-23 06:32:12 PM
Those poor christians. Why do the unbelievers insist on stopping them from forcing their religion on the youth?

It's a war on Christianity, I tells ya
 
2014-01-23 06:32:31 PM
Why am I not the least bit surprised by this? I swear to god, the only people more aggressively stupid than HOA members are fundamentalist school board members,
 
2014-01-23 06:33:07 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2014-01-23 06:33:27 PM
If he were a true Buddhist, he would have set himself on fire.
 
2014-01-23 06:33:29 PM
Sounds a little over-the-top.

On the other hand, I've heard worse.
 
2014-01-23 06:34:13 PM
Why are jackhole teachers allowed anywhere NEAR children?

i651.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-23 06:35:15 PM
Well, that was an unexpected fulfillment of my "angry short-haired chicks in glasses throwing barrels like Donkey Kong" fetish.
 
2014-01-23 06:35:33 PM
How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.
 
2014-01-23 06:36:05 PM
Untouchable union teachers living high on the hog and indoctrinating our youth.
 
2014-01-23 06:36:32 PM
She told her students that "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

Checkmate, scientists!
 
2014-01-23 06:38:13 PM

shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place?


Louisiana
 
2014-01-23 06:38:26 PM
Christians give Christianity a bad name.
 
2014-01-23 06:38:46 PM
Here's a non-blog article about the events in question, btw.
 
2014-01-23 06:39:25 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: Those poor christians. Why do the unbelievers insist on stopping them from forcing their religion on the youth?

It's a war on Christianity, I tells ya


As a Christian I resent support this irony.
 
2014-01-23 06:39:38 PM

Cagey B: Well, that was an unexpected fulfillment of my "angry short-haired chicks in glasses throwing barrels like Donkey Kong" fetish.


You might be taking Rule 34 just a shade too far on this one.

/googles

I'm coming up empty here...
 
2014-01-23 06:39:42 PM
should have gotten a voodoo doll, kid
 
2014-01-23 06:39:55 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Why am I not the least bit surprised by this? I swear to god, the only people more aggressively stupid than HOA members are fundamentalists school board members,


Fixed that for you. The school board members just have an easier time of screwing over their local taxpayers with their lunacy... they're all aggressively stupid.
 
2014-01-23 06:40:49 PM
Well, to be fair, religion is UNDENIABLY a choice.
 
2014-01-23 06:41:45 PM
Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.
 
2014-01-23 06:41:55 PM
"OK,, Jesus! You wanna go? YOU WANNA GO????"

selfdefinition.org
 
2014-01-23 06:42:02 PM
You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.
 
2014-01-23 06:42:25 PM
There go those damned militant Buddhists again, oppressing the poor Christian masses!
 
2014-01-23 06:42:37 PM

Hope you like the sensation of the ACLU's foot up your ass, ignorant zealots!

 
2014-01-23 06:43:26 PM
Of course I am sure it is the christian teacher who feels that she is really the oppressed one.
 
2014-01-23 06:43:27 PM

MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.


oops
 
2014-01-23 06:43:40 PM

Omahawg: should have gotten a voodoo doll, kid


Why does Buddhist voodoo doll make me think forbidden doughnut?
 
2014-01-23 06:44:52 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Why am I not the least bit surprised by this? I swear to god, the only people more aggressively stupid than HOA members are fundamentalist school board members,


The difference being that fundamentalists on the school board are clueless enough to document that they're doing things for religious reasons. (See also: the guy in Dover, PA who justified teaching intelligent design because "2000 years ago, somebody died on a cross. Can't somebody take a stand for him?")

My understanding is that HOA boards are usually more circumspect, if no less vile.
 
2014-01-23 06:45:05 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Of course I am sure it is the christian teacher who feels that she is really the oppressed one.


Her first amendment rights and those of the children to express their faith are the real victims here.
 
2014-01-23 06:45:10 PM

shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.


If it's anything like my school in central Louisiana, most of the kids never see the inside of a college upon graduating, and when they do, they're taking so many remedial courses, they might not quite make it to the sciences before they drop out.

Those that DO go to college and succeed, they're smart enough not to believe the fundamentalist dribble, or at least understand the difference between what's in their bible and what's in the textbook, and which they are required to regurgitate when.
 
2014-01-23 06:46:49 PM
What is the sound of one brain fapping?
 
2014-01-23 06:46:58 PM
Well I am convinced.  In the face of all evidence to the contrary I will now believe in creationism.  Also, I will refuse all scientific explanations involving charged particles for the mysterious and completely magical phenomenon known as electricity.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-23 06:47:41 PM

Shirley Ujest: If he were a true Buddhist, he would have set himself on fire.


static1.wikia.nocookie.net

"Stupid Buddhist Monk, the Vietnam War has been over for hundreds of years!"
 
2014-01-23 06:47:45 PM

ten foiled hats: Omahawg: should have gotten a voodoo doll, kid

Why does Buddhist voodoo doll make me think forbidden doughnut?


Because the only good doughnut is made with 100% American Pig LardTM
 
2014-01-23 06:48:05 PM
Don't be gay, Sparky.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-23 06:48:06 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Of course I am sure it is the christian teacher who feels that she is really the oppressed one.


Exactly. How dare these damn Athiests put a damned Muslim Buddhist in her classroom, just to allow Satan in.
 
2014-01-23 06:48:23 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: "OK,, Jesus! You wanna go? YOU WANNA GO????"

[dalailama.jpg]


I Big hitter, the Lama
 
2014-01-23 06:48:46 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Untouchable union teachers living high on the hog and indoctrinating our youth.


Teachers union?  In Louisiana?  You do know about "Right to work" states, don't you?
 
2014-01-23 06:48:50 PM

likegif.com



/What a shocker.
 
2014-01-23 06:49:25 PM

wingnut396: There go those damned militant Buddhists again, oppressing the poor Christian masses!


No no no. It's the ACLU making their brand of trouble again!
The Buddhist kid is just an excuse.
Jeez, I mean, he already moved away, problem solved.

In fact, I heard that the one kid didn't even exist, and the ACLU just made him up!
To oppress Christians! Really!
 
2014-01-23 06:50:29 PM

Gergesa: Well I am convinced.  In the face of all evidence to the contrary I will now believe in creationism.  Also, I will refuse all scientific explanations involving charged particles for the mysterious and completely magical phenomenon known as electricity.

[i.imgur.com image 850x1113]


I never noticed it before, but the last sentence has a period following the "you" for no apparent reason.  Cripes, not only is the science bad but the punctuation as well.
 
2014-01-23 06:50:40 PM

shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.


Louisiana has given public funds to christian charter schools known for teaching creationism...
 
2014-01-23 06:50:47 PM
I'd like to say, "I'll wait and hear the other side of the story before drawing a conclusion."  I mean, I want to be that level headed.   That reasonable.  But it's Fundamentalist Christians being assholes in Louisiana.... it's probably true.
 
2014-01-23 06:50:53 PM
Didn't they fire all the teachers in LA after Katrina? Or was that just in New Orleans?
 
2014-01-23 06:50:55 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place?

Louisiana


It's north of US 190 or I-10, so its not really the part of Louisiana anyone wants to go to anyway.  Unless you like to church it up with rattlesnakes and can speak in tongues.
 
2014-01-23 06:51:56 PM
It's like the school district is allergic to money.
 
2014-01-23 06:51:56 PM

Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.


Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol
 
2014-01-23 06:53:21 PM
they should learn from
animetree.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-23 06:53:45 PM

jayhawk88: teenage mutant ninja rapist: Of course I am sure it is the christian teacher who feels that she is really the oppressed one.

Exactly. How dare these damn Athiests put a damned Muslim Buddhist in her classroom, just to allow Satan in.


Hey. Don't make me come up there.
 
2014-01-23 06:54:33 PM
Reminds me of that time I told someone I was black and they were all like, "You know, being black is a choice. Michael Jackson changed his skin color and you could too if you really wanted. You could use a bleaching cream until your skin got white."

Wow. Just wow. I didn't even know where to begin with that one so I just walked away.
 
2014-01-23 06:54:34 PM
Ok someone level with me, did the Internet invent Creationism to help them spot the loonies?
 
2014-01-23 06:54:34 PM
creationist? Ugh
 
2014-01-23 06:54:38 PM

Dinobot: shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.

Louisiana has given public funds to christian charter schools known for teaching creationism...


Well to fair, it was what done came on them fancy learning VHS tapes we had the kids watch all day.
 
2014-01-23 06:54:57 PM

BubbaWayne: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Untouchable union teachers living high on the hog and indoctrinating our youth.

Teachers union?  In Louisiana?  You do know about "Right to work" states, don't you?


Yeah I want to get in on that but I stupidly went looking for a number - the only one I found in a couple minutes of massaging the googles was that LA has 0-20% teacher union representation (the lowest category) on some 5 color map on a "We HATE UNIONS" website.  I'd assume it's probably zero (or almost so) union representation for teachers.
 
2014-01-23 06:54:57 PM

fusillade762: Didn't they fire all the teachers in LA after Katrina? Or was that just in New Orleans?


This was in Sabine Parish, which is really a part of Texas.

Thank god I grew up in South, Louisiana.
 
2014-01-23 06:55:07 PM

fusillade762: Didn't they fire all the teachers in LA after Katrina? Or was that just in New Orleans?


The Orleans Parish School Board, which controls the curriculum and policies for six schools in New Orleans, voted Tuesday to ban the teaching of creationism as science and a "revisionist" history course touted in Texas.
 
2014-01-23 06:55:15 PM
>_<  you would think schools would train their staff not to say and do stupid shait like this but noooo.
 
2014-01-23 06:55:22 PM
Go be Buddhist somewhere else!
 
2014-01-23 06:55:27 PM
Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..
 
2014-01-23 06:55:29 PM

fusillade762: Didn't they fire all the teachers in LA after Katrina? Or was that just in New Orleans?


Just New Orleans, and then the Recovery School District didn't hire them all back.
 
2014-01-23 06:55:29 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol


The other 95% is fiber to make you shiat.

/amirite?
 
2014-01-23 06:55:36 PM

Shirley Ujest: If he were a true Buddhist, he would have set himself on fire.


If he were a true Buddhist, he did something in a prior life to deserve this.
 
2014-01-23 06:56:46 PM
Just make sure, when you hear the words "Christian Oppression" in the United States, remember it means to them that the Christians are not freely allowed to push their faith upon people who disagree with them. If a Christian was talking about oppression in Saudi Arabia or China, then we'd have something to talk about, but still remember what was the first thing the Christians did after the Iraq War ended? They came in there with Bibles and missionaries, intent on converting Muslims when their faith was low and their country in shambles. Christianity, just stop with the pressuring of faith upon people who don't agree with your religion and we'll stop "oppressing" you! Hell, we might even let you put up a 10 Commandments display after we put it next to a statue of the Flying Spagetti monster, Buddha, and Cthulhu.

/Jewish
//Rather see all religions and non-beliefs have an equal footing in the US as the Founding Fathers intended it instead of this Christian Dominionist fantasy that always occurs when the fundamentalist Christians feel they can get away with it
 
2014-01-23 06:56:55 PM
"if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

Good lord lady I don't even know where to begin.
 
2014-01-23 06:56:56 PM

theflatline: fusillade762: Didn't they fire all the teachers in LA after Katrina? Or was that just in New Orleans?

This was in Sabine Parish, which is really a part of Texas.

Thank god I grew up in South, Louisiana.


Its the Other East Texas.
 
2014-01-23 06:57:12 PM
That explains Papa Duck's shiat, if he was "educated" in LA public schools.

no excuse
 
2014-01-23 06:57:32 PM
It's either this or more snowflakes.

In all seriousness though, we appear to have become a very adversarial country. Everyone can find themselves one one end of the pole on something and take issue with it. Now we're swinging from extremes on very fundamental issues which can do even more harm.

It will be interesting to see how the next 20 years plays out.
 
2014-01-23 06:57:43 PM
Also seriously federal over sight on the curriculum already.
 
2014-01-23 06:58:12 PM
Is it me, or have the rightards just totally lost all sense of a clue and just go around being the most insensitive, inhuman buttholes imaginable?
 
2014-01-23 06:59:13 PM
WTFLULZ!!1!!1
 
2014-01-23 06:59:48 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol


Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat
 
2014-01-23 07:00:16 PM

Gergesa: Well I am convinced.  In the face of all evidence to the contrary I will now believe in creationism.  Also, I will refuse all scientific explanations involving charged particles for the mysterious and completely magical phenomenon known as electricity.

[i.imgur.com image 850x1113]


Wow.  That is enlightening.  Do they have a chapter on magnets?
 
2014-01-23 07:00:18 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Shirley Ujest: If he were a true Buddhist, he would have set himself on fire.



"Stupid Buddhist Monk, the Vietnam War has been over for hundreds of years!"


I doubt there are any wall-mounted keyboards in the entire state of Louisiana.
 
2014-01-23 07:01:10 PM
Last week "Student told to STFU when she mentioned God". Fark reaction "Good. biatch should keep her mythology to herself.

This week "Student to to STFU when he mentions Budism". Fark reaction hypocrisy.

// Both teachers are idiots and should be fired.
 
2014-01-23 07:01:26 PM
Louisiana ACLU??  There's an oxymoron if I ever saw one.
 
2014-01-23 07:01:39 PM

TV's Vinnie: Is it me, or have the rightards just totally lost all sense of a clue and just go around being the most insensitive, inhuman buttholes imaginable?


"lost"?

No. It's just that many of them - especially, but not exclusively,  older whites in the south - didn't get the memo to stop being being the most insensitive, inhuman buttholes imaginable
 
2014-01-23 07:01:57 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat


I like my peas with a good bit of marbling though.
 
2014-01-23 07:02:02 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol


Huh, every bowl of Chinese food I ever ate only had like 2 peas max. Cheap bastards.
 
2014-01-23 07:03:14 PM

TV's Vinnie: Is it me, or have the rightards just totally lost all sense of a clue and just go around being the most insensitive, inhuman buttholes imaginable?


You're assuming they had any sense to begin with. These are folks who will kill people for arguing that the Earth isn't flat.
 
2014-01-23 07:03:31 PM

Hermione_Granger: Reminds me of that time I told someone I was black and they were all like, "You know, being black is a choice. Michael Jackson changed his skin color and you could too if you really wanted. You could use a bleaching cream until your skin got white."

Wow. Just wow. I didn't even know where to begin with that one so I just walked away.


Which gop district did they run for Congress in?
 
2014-01-23 07:03:58 PM

OnlyM3: Last week "Student told to STFU when she mentioned God". Fark reaction "Good. biatch should keep her mythology to herself.

This week "Student to to STFU when he mentions Budism". Fark reaction hypocrisy.

// Both teachers are idiots and should be fired.


Let me fix that for you....

"Public School Student told to  to STFU when he mentions Budism" STFU and accept Jesus and the dinosaur he rode in on.
 
2014-01-23 07:04:13 PM

Dinobot: they should learn from
[animetree.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]


Am I supposed to know wtf I'm looking at here?  Because I don't.
 
2014-01-23 07:04:29 PM

stoicjohn: Ok someone level with me, did the Internet invent Creationism to help them spot the loonies?


It must have. I don't recall Bible stories being taught anywhere except in church, and then mainly as morality tales to instill good behavior toward others. They were absolutely not taught as scientific fact.

/Of course that was back in the 70s in a small town.
 
2014-01-23 07:04:34 PM
The ACLU, a fundamentalist Christian being persecuted for her beliefs; this will likely be big poutrage in the right wing echo chamber before long.

These authoritarian fundy fruit loops are part of the reason I fear the gop.
 
2014-01-23 07:04:53 PM

ReverendJynxed: Huh, every bowl of Chinese food I ever ate only had like 2 peas max. Cheap bastards.


You ever make it over to Fort Zul for dinner, I'll wok up a bunch of Zul's Fried Rice for you.  A Plethora of Peas in Every Bowl!
 
2014-01-23 07:05:35 PM

shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.


Simple.  They go to Bob Jones University.
 
2014-01-23 07:05:36 PM
When I was like 10, I got tossed from Sunday School for asking "How can we tell that God isn't dead?" I would have been at war at age 10 if I lived in Louisiana.
 
2014-01-23 07:05:44 PM

stoicjohn: Ok someone level with me, did the Internet invent Creationism to help them spot the loonies?


You got us
 
2014-01-23 07:05:51 PM

AliceBToklasLives: "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

Good lord lady I don't even know where to begin.


Perhaps if you spent a little more time evolving you would
 
2014-01-23 07:06:55 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: I would have been at war burned as a witch at age 10 if I lived in Louisiana.


fixed
 
2014-01-23 07:07:23 PM

OnlyM3: Last week "Student told to STFU when she mentioned God". Fark reaction "Good. biatch should keep her mythology to herself.

This week "Student to to STFU when he mentions Budism". Fark reaction hypocrisy.

// Both teachers are idiots and should be fired.


RTFA. If you did you wouldn't have to embarrass yourself like that.

/hint: school is for learning, church is for pushing religious beliefs
 
2014-01-23 07:08:19 PM
Poor Greg Fishman. The only Jew in Oklahoma City (or so it seemed) in 1972. Mrs. Bodine (yes, that's her real name) asked Greg if it was okay if she read from the book of Luke at Christmas. The coup de gras? It was biology class.
 
2014-01-23 07:09:16 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat


OK is this bullshiat or not? Don't make me look it up.
 
2014-01-23 07:10:59 PM
Well good job idiot religious zealot school district, CC just got his college tuition paid for by you, and your taxpayers.
 
2014-01-23 07:12:16 PM
Religion shouldn't be Constitutionally protected when it's not used for comforting people than it is being used to oppress and subjugate them.
 
2014-01-23 07:12:17 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Dinobot: they should learn from
[animetree.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]

Am I supposed to know wtf I'm looking at here?  Because I don't.


Buddha and Jesus take a sabbatical and go on vacation to Tokyo.
 
2014-01-23 07:12:34 PM
If you wanna be Buddhist and wear a turban and pray to the holy cow and all that shiat, do it on your own time. I'm sure there's a 711 or some shiat close by where they hold prayer chants in between refilling the Slurpee machine.
 
2014-01-23 07:12:39 PM
Oh good grief.
 
2014-01-23 07:13:39 PM

Dinobot: Soup4Bonnie: Dinobot: they should learn from
[animetree.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]

Am I supposed to know wtf I'm looking at here?  Because I don't.

Buddha and Jesus take a sabbatical and go on vacation to Tokyo.


Buddha only wants to tour with Jesus because he can turn a $2 ramen bowl into 40
 
2014-01-23 07:14:01 PM

Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.


Someone's brain is starved of something, but it isn't the Buddhists'.
 
2014-01-23 07:14:48 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If you wanna be Buddhist and wear a turban and pray to the holy cow and all that shiat, do it on your own time. I'm sure there's a 711 or some shiat close by where they hold prayer chants in between refilling the Slurpee machine.


images.wikia.com
 
2014-01-23 07:14:58 PM

OnlyM3: Last week "Student told to STFU when she mentioned God". Fark reaction "Good. biatch should keep her mythology to herself.

This week "Student to to STFU when he mentions Budism". Fark reaction hypocrisy.

// Both teachers are idiots and should be fired.


I love it when people who had previously earned a "stupid" tag say stupid things.

If I hadn't bothered to RTFA I might not know that your characterization of this story revealed a complete lack of understanding of the issues at hand.

/I mean, other than your history.
 
2014-01-23 07:15:40 PM
If only there was a place one could go to lean about the Constitution and the Separation of Church and State® ...
 
2014-01-23 07:16:56 PM

FormlessOne: Hope you like the sensation of the ACLU's foot up your ass, ignorant zealots!


Another example of small government at work in the great State of Oklahoma.

/also a responsible use of tax payer monies, fighting the inevitable lawsuit
 
2014-01-23 07:17:01 PM
When is Louisiana going to get their own tag? They're at least as stupid and crazy as Floriduh.
 
2014-01-23 07:17:10 PM

Piizzadude: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat

OK is this bullshiat or not? Don't make me look it up.


Sounds more like pulses than garden peas.
 
2014-01-23 07:17:30 PM

shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.


Liberty University.
 
2014-01-23 07:17:44 PM

Hagbardr: DarkSoulNoHope: Shirley Ujest: If he were a true Buddhist, he would have set himself on fire.

"Stupid Buddhist Monk, the Vietnam War has been over for hundreds of years!"

I doubt there are any wall-mounted keyboards in the entire state of Louisiana.


I bet there are a bunch of Enforcer golf carts though!

"Put your helmet on, we'll be reaching speeds of THREE!"
 
2014-01-23 07:17:54 PM

FizixJunkee: If only there was a place one could go to lean about the Constitution and the Separation of Church and State® ...


learn, even.
My lesson plan would lean heavily on Jefferson.
 
2014-01-23 07:18:23 PM

ReverendJynxed: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Huh, every bowl of Chinese food I ever ate only had like 2 peas max. Cheap bastards.


ReverendJynxed trying to order 4 peas:

farm4.staticflickr.com

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2014-01-23 07:18:39 PM

fusillade762: Didn't they fire all the teachers in LA after Katrina? Or was that just in New Orleans?


If teachers hadn't been teaching gay math all the live-long day then god would not have unleashed Katrina and that's why we can't have nice Jesusy things.  What god couldn't purge with water, we purged with fire...ing.
 
2014-01-23 07:18:44 PM

Atomic Spunk: Sad, yes. Surprising, no.


Religion of geist.
 
2014-01-23 07:19:32 PM
Well nice of Louisiana giving the kid a really good start on a college fund.
 
2014-01-23 07:20:11 PM

OooShiny: If teachers hadn't been teaching gay math all the live-long day then god would not have unleashed Katrina and that's why we can't have nice Jesusy things. What god couldn't purge with water, we purged with fire...ing.



somuchwin.jpg
 
2014-01-23 07:21:48 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Well nice of Louisiana giving the kid a really good start on a college fund.


I feel like they probably owe him that much since they apparently aren't going to give him an education.
 
2014-01-23 07:22:23 PM
When the outraged parents confronted Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb about the incidents, she allegedly told them "this is the Bible belt" and that they "shouldn't be offended" to "see God here." Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

The obvious legal implications aside what has race got anything to do with religion? Last I check there are a lot of Asian Christians in the US. How does 'moving' to a school district with more Asians mitigate the student's problem anymore than one with caucasian or black students?

Just trying to understand the logic behind her statement is all.
 
2014-01-23 07:23:59 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Piizzadude: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat

OK is this bullshiat or not? Don't make me look it up.

Sounds more like pulses than garden peas.


"Take my wife. Peas!"
 
2014-01-23 07:24:20 PM

SuperNinjaToad: When the outraged parents confronted Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb about the incidents, she allegedly told them "this is the Bible belt" and that they "shouldn't be offended" to "see God here." Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

The obvious legal implications aside what has race got anything to do with religion? Last I check there are a lot of Asian Christians in the US. How does 'moving' to a school district with more Asians mitigate the student's problem anymore than one with caucasian or black students?

Just trying to understand the logic behind her statement is all.


Well there's your problem.
 
2014-01-23 07:24:37 PM
And hence I quote the Bible on how the earth was created (or as best as I can recall):

In the beginning there was silence
and darkness, all across the earth.
Then came the wind, and a hole in the sky.
Thunder and lightning keep crushing down,
hit the earth and split the ground,
fire burning high in the sky.
From down below, fire melted the stone,
the ground shook, and started to pound.
The gods made heavy metal,
and they saw that it was good.
They said to play it louder than hell,
we promised that we would.
When loosers say its over with,
you know that its a lie.
The gods made heavy metal,
and its never gonna die.
We are the true believers,
its our turn to show the world,
in the fire of heavy metal,
we were burnt.
It's more than our religion,
it's the only way to live,
but the enemies of metal,
we can't forgive.
We believe in the power and the might,
and the gods who made metal, are with us tonight.
The gods made heavy metal,
and they saw that it was good.
They said to play it louder than hell,
we promised that we would.
When loosers say its over with,
you know that its a lie.
The gods made heavy metal,
and its never... gonna die.
We believe in the power and the might,
and the gods who made metal, are with us tonight.
We're here tonight for heavy metal,
are you ready in the hall?
They have chosen us,
and we have heard the call.
Go and tell rumor with our sound,
crack walls and shake the ground.
Fight tonight for metal,
one and all.
(cause)
we believe in the power and the might,
and the gods who made metal, are with us tonight.
The gods made heavy metal,
and they saw that it was good.
They said to play it louder than hell,
we promised that we would.
When loosers say its over with,
you know that its a lie.
The gods made heavy metal,
and its never gonna die.
The gods made heavy metal,
and they saw that it was good.
They said to play it louder than hell,
we promised that we would.
When loosers say its over with,
you know that its a lie.
The gods made heavy metal,
and its never gonna die.
The gods made heavy metal,
and they saw that it was good.
They said to play it louder than hell,
we promised that we would.
When loosers say its over with,
you know that its a lie.
The gods made heavy metal,
and its never gonna, never gonna die
 
2014-01-23 07:25:05 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: When I was like 10, I got tossed from Sunday School for asking "How can we tell that God isn't dead?" I would have been at war at age 10 if I lived in Louisiana.


I quit Sunday School when I was 5 or 6. I told my parents I would not go back because I did not believe the stories. At the time, I still found Santa believable, but God was just too ridiculous.
 
2014-01-23 07:26:05 PM
Maybe the US can give Louisiana back to the French. Nah, the French aren't that stupid.
 
2014-01-23 07:26:33 PM

FizixJunkee: If only there was a place one could go to lean about the Constitution and the Separation of Church and State® ...


You can't teach stuff like that in school. Next you're gonna say proper sex ed should be learned there, heathen
 
2014-01-23 07:26:33 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Just trying to understand the logic behind her statement is all.



Found it.
 
2014-01-23 07:27:14 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Just trying to understand the logic behind her statement is all.


I think I see your problem...
 
2014-01-23 07:27:56 PM

kling_klang_bed: And hence I quote the Bible


No law shall be enacted respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. - article I, section 8  Constitution Of Louisiana

/turns out they're also required by the same document and State law to provide him with an education
 
2014-01-23 07:28:09 PM

jtown: Just trying to understand the logic behind her statement is all.

Well there's your problem.

 
2014-01-23 07:28:24 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat


That's some weapons-grade bullshiat right there.  Steak is comprised of about 50% protein calories.  Twice as much is already 100% protein calories.  5 times as much is 250% protein calories.  Which peas are we talking about, exactly?
 
2014-01-23 07:28:34 PM
This is what creationists really believe:

 "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

/FTFA
 
2014-01-23 07:28:43 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Maybe the US can give Louisiana back to the French. Nah, the French aren't that stupid.


lol, just wait until you see how the French handle religion in public schools.
 
2014-01-23 07:29:18 PM

theflatline: fusillade762: Didn't they fire all the teachers in LA after Katrina? Or was that just in New Orleans?

This was in Sabine Parish, which is really a part of Texas.

Thank god I grew up in South, Louisiana.


Hear, hear. South Louisiana isn't absolutely awful--in fact, the public schools I attended were pretty damned good. Had excellent teachers, received a good education that actually prepared me for college.

/Terrebonne Parish ftw!
 
2014-01-23 07:29:52 PM
Fire everyone involved, seize everything they own and give it to the school and/or bullied kids, then let the entire nation throw rotten fruit at them as a warning to all ignorant, evil, wretched wastes of flesh who think of doing similar things. Problem solved.
 
2014-01-23 07:31:10 PM

Piizzadude: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat

OK is this bullshiat or not? Don't make me look it up.


Not bullshiat. By weight, meat has way more protein, but also way more fat and calories.

100 g of cooked peas: 42 calories - .323g fat  -  3.27g protein
100g Tbone steak:  247 calories  - 15.93g fat -  24.18g protein

But on a per calorie basis, more than a few green vegetables beat the shiat out of meat. Of course, that means you have to consume a lot more food to maintain your caloric intake, but that's pretty easy in the first world

Peas: 3.27g protein/42 calories =  .078g protein/cal
Meat: 24.18g protein/247 calories =  I should have been more careful choosing which vegetable to compare to meat - peas are slightly lower in this particular example.

But seriously, if you look it up, you'll find that on a per calorie basis, there are several green vegetables that have more protein than meat. Broccoli and kale are the highest, I think. Just not peas. But remember, also too - zero fat in the green vegetables
 
2014-01-23 07:32:17 PM

shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.


The teacher is clowncar on fire?
 
2014-01-23 07:36:23 PM

Cagey B: Here's a non-blog article about the events in question, btw.


The article mentions this happened at the high school, but the kid's in 6th grade? Huh, it's 9-12 here in California.
 
2014-01-23 07:36:33 PM
Bah, I see and hear of these idiots making it seem like Louisiana is stuck in the 1700s. While I live in Louisiana.. all these stupid things are either in northern Louisiana (and yes Sabine Parish is considered in the northern part) or just along the border of our neighboring states. I swear half the time I want to just sell off the these parishes to the neighboring states just to say "See its the dumb farks in texas/arkansas/mississippi that come up with dumb ideas"
 
2014-01-23 07:37:43 PM

Rezurok: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat

That's some weapons-grade bullshiat right there.  Steak is comprised of about 50% protein calories.  Twice as much is already 100% protein calories.  5 times as much is 250% protein calories.  Which peas are we talking about, exactly?


The peas of God, which passeth understanding.
 
2014-01-23 07:40:07 PM
One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.
 
2014-01-23 07:40:19 PM

Rezurok: Steak is comprised of...


To comprise means  to consist of or  to be made up of. It is used to denote that something  is made up of smaller parts. Do not use the word  of with comprise.

Read more at  http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/comprise_compose.htm#h 6 BthyURjLsgbllO.99


"to comprise" means "to contain" (1), as in "The house comprises seven rooms." In other words, this house has or contains seven rooms. When you use "comprise," you're talking about all the parts that make up something. -

See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/comprise-versus-co m pose#sthash.o4eu2tKH.dpuf
 
2014-01-23 07:40:56 PM
Dear Louisiana,
 
You are my home state. I root for the Tigers and Saints no matter what kind of season they have. The cajun, southern, and creole food is in my blood! Hell, even some of my "louisiana accent" sneaks up on me in conversation. And while it's hard to tell sometimes, there are a lot of beautiful places around to feel one with nature. I have loved you and defended you for many years,

But not anymore. I'm done with you for good. You can boast about the wonderful food/filming/fun, but yet you ignore ANY attempt to PROGRESS/grow  with the rest of the nation (and humanity) when it comes to anything that just might NOT be biblical. And while you pander to tourists, you don't bother to take care of your own people in terms of education and basic human rights. The evidence is everywhere, esp with stories like this. You have become the joke of the nation. The partying and wonderful food can't save you now.

and it's with a heavy heart that I have to walk away now. I can't defend you anymore. I'm done.

Goodbye and Rot in hell,
mafiageek1980
 
2014-01-23 07:41:11 PM

Voiceofreason01: tinfoil-hat maggie: Well nice of Louisiana giving the kid a really good start on a college fund.

I feel like they probably owe him that much since they apparently aren't going to give him an education.


Well, they're certainly
www.ardemk.com


instantyeah.org
....about to get schooled.

i183.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-23 07:41:13 PM
Jesus, could that farking website possibly have any more farking ads?

This is why the world isn't going to switch to tablets tomorrow. Shiat like this absolutely KILLS the browser on a mobile device, especially those pages like DailyFail with all the ads, plus a bunch of giant pictures, plus a sidebar with like 40 links, each with its own farking picture...
 
2014-01-23 07:41:37 PM
Down here in Cajun Louisiana, we are all Catholic. The Catholic Church says some goofy stuff sometimes but it has never endorsed the Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs crap that the evangelical fake Christians peddle. French Catholics live on the edge already. We are kind of Buddhist already.
 
2014-01-23 07:42:19 PM

Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.


Oh wow... Even the Fark filter  doesn't allow you to punctuate with a string of three dozen exclamation points.
 
2014-01-23 07:43:34 PM

Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.


Or he never working in education again and the college she went to losing accreditation for teaching certificates in the US?
 
2014-01-23 07:43:52 PM
To be fair, it's Sabine Parish. It's one of those places where you're going to meet some married cousins. No, literally.
 
2014-01-23 07:45:54 PM
I live in Louisiana and it's as dumb as you can imagine!
 
2014-01-23 07:47:23 PM

Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..


Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.
 
2014-01-23 07:47:43 PM
Nehemiah Scudder Lives!
 
2014-01-23 07:47:45 PM

Mikey1969: Jesus, could that farking website possibly have any more farking ads?

This is why the world isn't going to switch to tablets tomorrow. Shiat like this absolutely KILLS the browser on a mobile device, especially those pages like DailyFail with all the ads, plus a bunch of giant pictures, plus a sidebar with like 40 links, each with its own farking picture...


In all fairness, the readers of DailyFail never really got past illustrated books.
 
2014-01-23 07:47:51 PM
Why are there so many of these stories this week? It'samazing how mmany of these we've gotten this week alone.
 
2014-01-23 07:48:05 PM

a particular individual: Rezurok: Steak is comprised of...

To comprise means  to consist of or  to be made up of. It is used to denote that something  is made up of smaller parts. Do not use the word  of with comprise.

Read more at  http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/comprise_compose.htm#h 6 BthyURjLsgbllO.99


"to comprise" means "to contain" (1), as in "The house comprises seven rooms." In other words, this house has or contains seven rooms. When you use "comprise," you're talking about all the parts that make up something. -

See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/comprise-versus-co m pose#sthash.o4eu2tKH.dpuf


There does not exist a word or phrase in the english language that could accurately convey how little I care about whether "comprised of" is technically correct grammar.  I only replied to let you know that I would really, really like to invite you to my next party.
 
2014-01-23 07:50:15 PM

Rezurok: I only replied to let you know that I would really, really like to invite you to my next party.


Who will the guest list be comprised of?
 
2014-01-23 07:51:24 PM

MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.


YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.
 
2014-01-23 07:51:35 PM

captacc: I live in Louisiana and it's as dumb as you can imagine!


You must live in the dumb part, which granted is most of it.
 
2014-01-23 07:51:35 PM

T-Boy: Down here in Cajun Louisiana, we are all Catholic. The Catholic Church says some goofy stuff sometimes but it has never endorsed the Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs crap that the evangelical fake Christians peddle. French Catholics live on the edge already. We are kind of Buddhist already.


Anyway - when Catholics want their kids taught their religion, they have the common decency to found and run their own schools.
The damn fundies want it taught to my kids too, and on my dime.
 
2014-01-23 07:51:41 PM

TV's Vinnie: Voiceofreason01: tinfoil-hat maggie: Well nice of Louisiana giving the kid a really good start on a college fund.

I feel like they probably owe him that much since they apparently aren't going to give him an education.

Well, they're certainly
[www.ardemk.com image 487x274]


[instantyeah.org image 259x220]
....about to get schooled.

[i183.photobucket.com image 262x262]


LoL : )
 
2014-01-23 07:51:53 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place?

Louisiana


Just the backwoods parts. The Orleans Parish School Board has expressly excluded that from its schools. Granted, it's just yet another subject kids in those schools won't learn among all the others, but, hey, every little bit helps.
 
2014-01-23 07:52:16 PM
Why does this kind of stuff not happen to me or my family?! I'd love to collect a paycheck from the eventual settlement and rub it in their faces.
 
2014-01-23 07:53:08 PM

Burning_Monk: It's like the school district is allergic to money.


This.
 
2014-01-23 07:53:11 PM

GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.


So what?
 
2014-01-23 07:54:46 PM
For giggles and to be vaguely on topic, I'll post this link that this thread reminded me existed.

Fundies Say the Darndest Things

It's a collection of quotes from fundies all across the interest. Message boards, comment sections, etc.
 
2014-01-23 07:56:56 PM

TV's Vinnie: Is it me, or have the rightards just totally lost all sense of a clue and just go around being the most insensitive, inhuman buttholes imaginable?


They always were. They just stand out more now.
 
2014-01-23 07:57:04 PM

jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.


You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.
 
2014-01-23 07:57:25 PM
scienceblogs.com
Well, Edna, for a  school with  no Asian kids, I think we put on a pretty darn good  science fair.
 
2014-01-23 07:57:27 PM

jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.


I was cold called and asked if I would consider a job and the pay was pretty good.

But I'd have to move to Monroe.... farking Monroe.  I know I don't live in the most progressive, hip or happening part of the planet.  But I sure as hell know its better than Monroe.
 
2014-01-23 07:57:42 PM

jso2897: GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

So what?


The school also tried to reeducate the parents and was teaching creationism as well as runing biblical scripture on the schools electronic massage board out front. I'd say some one has a problem and it's not the parents of the kid.
 
2014-01-23 07:58:23 PM
Thinking about it, I can't recall a recent case where religion was quite so institutionalized into a public school.  I mean, there was the school that was forced to take down a picture of Jesus in the gym, or something like that, and there have been plenty of cases dealing with school prayer, and with 'teaching the controversy', but this school seems to have it all:  Mandatory prayer, the bare-faced teaching of creationism and denying of science, affirmations of Christianity on schoolwork, staff and student bullying of students regarding religion.. and it's at every level of their school system, as evidenced by the teacher, principal and superintendent refusing to address the problem--even going so far as racism, telling the parents to put their kid in a school with other Asians, as if there were no such thing as a Christian Asian.

With that kind of bigotry throughout the school system, how do you even begin to address the problem?  I just don't understand how it is possible without nuking it from orbit.  Obviously, the case is a slam dunk, and at some level in the court system, the school district will indeed receive the epic smackdown it so desperately deserves... but what then?  How do you tell an entire school district's staff so obviously filled with the spirit of the Lord that they can no longer make the religion they so love a part of their school?  More importantly, how do you ensure that they follow through, especially given that the students have already been quite indoctrinated to think that religion in school is OK, and they won't understand why suddenly everything has to change?  Students who believe that their teachers want what's best for them, and who know their teachers do NOT want religion removed from the classroom?

It's a little bit mind-boggling.
 
2014-01-23 07:59:47 PM

maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.


Before I agree with you, which side of the Vermilion are you from.  Which school is better, USL or ULL?
 
2014-01-23 08:00:10 PM

maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.


Hey, at least you aren't in Cut-Off.
 
2014-01-23 08:00:40 PM
Cricket Feldstein is going to have a field day with this one.
 
2014-01-23 08:00:57 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Rezurok: I only replied to let you know that I would really, really like to invite you to my next party.

Who will the guest list be comprised of?


I think you mean "who will comprise the guest list?".  Could be wrong.

(If it's "who will compose the guest list?", why, Rezurok, of course!  *rimshot*)
 
2014-01-23 08:01:34 PM

Hermione_Granger: Reminds me of that time I told someone I was black and they were all like, "You know, being black is a choice. Michael Jackson changed his skin color and you could too if you really wanted. You could use a bleaching cream until your skin got white."

Wow. Just wow. I didn't even know where to begin with that one so I just walked away.


Agreed. That's far too much effort when you could simply paint yourself green or something.
 
2014-01-23 08:01:43 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: FizixJunkee: If only there was a place one could go to lean about the Constitution and the Separation of Church and State® ...

You can't teach stuff like that in school. Next you're gonna say proper sex ed should be learned there, heathen


They really should not teach stuff like that in school.
 
2014-01-23 08:01:46 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: the schools electronic massage board


*snicker*
 
2014-01-23 08:03:34 PM

maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.


Oh, I never lived in Monroe. I lived in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. But I went to La. Tech. The only thing Monroe had going for it was Hot Shotz, the gay bar with cheap, stiff drinks served in real glasses and drag shows on Thursdays (or was it Tuesdays).

But I don't know if you understand or not. If you're from southern La. and you've never been up there, except maybe to go to Shreveport for some reason, you might not get just how farked up it is in the northern part. I was clueless so I was a bit shocked when I got up there. I mean, I'd never seen actual KKK members before, you know?
 
2014-01-23 08:03:59 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Just make sure, when you hear the words "Christian Oppression" in the United States, remember it means to them that the Christians are not freely allowed to push their faith upon people who disagree with them. If a Christian was talking about oppression in Saudi Arabia or China, then we'd have something to talk about, but still remember what was the first thing the Christians did after the Iraq War ended? They came in there with Bibles and missionaries, intent on converting Muslims when their faith was low and their country in shambles. Christianity, just stop with the pressuring of faith upon people who don't agree with your religion and we'll stop "oppressing" you! Hell, we might even let you put up a 10 Commandments display after we put it next to a statue of the Flying Spagetti monster, Buddha, and Cthulhu.

/Jewish
//Rather see all religions and non-beliefs have an equal footing in the US as the Founding Fathers intended it instead of this Christian Dominionist fantasy that always occurs when the fundamentalist Christians feel they can get away with it


You know I've been reading lately that the founding fathers only intended freedom of religion for christianity, those other fake religions don't count at all so just shut up with that new fangled jewish stuff, we don't need that new age stuff.
 
2014-01-23 08:04:13 PM

trappedspirit: tinfoil-hat maggie: FizixJunkee: If only there was a place one could go to lean about the Constitution and the Separation of Church and State® ...

You can't teach stuff like that in school. Next you're gonna say proper sex ed should be learned there, heathen

They really should not teach stuff like that in school.


Like what?
 
2014-01-23 08:04:14 PM

Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.


Par for the course from the folks who endorsed:


img.wonkette.com

/Second time this week I've used this.
//Fundies make this too damn easy.
 
2014-01-23 08:04:33 PM
Yellow split peas contain ~25g of protein per 100g serving of unprocessed pea.  The concentrate without fiber is used as a vegetarian substitute for whey supplements. It tastes 'okay'.
/yay sidetracks
 
2014-01-23 08:06:56 PM

ElLoco: tinfoil-hat maggie: the schools electronic massage board

*snicker*


Head desk , I will preview before posting . 20 repetitions.

/I guess we know where my brain is now.
 
2014-01-23 08:09:00 PM
So the derpeness of these stupid teachers and school officials is causing pain and suffering for this child? Good.
He now has better understanding of the first Noble Truth and on his way to becoming a better Buddhist.
 
2014-01-23 08:15:47 PM

shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place?


Because the other inbreds living there wanted it that way. A seething cauldron of stupid, if you will, feeding on its young and sending the remainder out into the world to spread the DERP.

"Stop being Buddhist". Seriously?
 
2014-01-23 08:15:48 PM
All of the "Christians" in the story are actually Atheists who are trying to discredit actual Christians and further remove ACTUAL religious freedom.

They don't want anyone to actually convert to Christianity.  They want to ban ALL expression of ANY religious beliefs in ANY school.  This is just how they go about it.

It's like the U.S. government attacking a site in Miami, in the name of Cuba, so the rest of the U.S.A. would approve of going to war with Cuba.
 
2014-01-23 08:15:54 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Maybe the US can give Louisiana back to the French. Nah, the French aren't that stupid.


*pokes at Louisiana* No, we don't want it back either.

Regards

The English
 
2014-01-23 08:16:02 PM
I expect that it is evident that this woman is unfit to teach children science because a) she is a bully; b) she is a bigot; c) she is ignorant of the material she should be teaching; and d) she is violating the separation of church and state by using the bully pulpit of a third rate state school to impose her warped version of Christianity on non-Christians in violation of freedom of religion, etc.

But anybody could see that, so allow me to explain why chimpanzees are not evolving into humans, although there is no real evidence that they aren't seeing as evolution usually takes so much time you can't see it in action, like the brain of Southern Baptist.

I will answer this supposedly knock-down argument in terms that a small child will be able to understand.

Let us begin.

This is my hand. See my hand. My hand has four fingers and a thumb. There are four kinds of chimpanzees, the animal most like Man. There is one kind of human, namely man. Let each of my four fingers be a kind or species of chimpanzee. Let my thumb be man.

As you can see my fingers do not grow out of my thumb. They are opposed. They are joined in my hand.

Let the palm of my hand be the common ancestor of chimpanzees and man. It is not around any more. You can't see it, but it existed several million years ago. We have plenty of fossils of other types of men and ape to prove that this is how it was millions of years ago. We know it must exist even if we can't find it, even if it is currently a missing link, because the acidic soil of forest floors don't allow bones to lie around and because many animals such as ants and mice eat bones for their calcium and mineral content. We know it is missing, which is the same as knowing it must have existed, because there were no humans millions of years ago, but every living thing has two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, and so forth, barring incest. Our family trees go back to pre-humans and keep on going to apes and then monkeys and so forth, or rather, not to apes, but common ancestors like apes and like humans, not to monkeys but to common ancestors of apes and monkeys, and so forth.


You can represent and see all of these family trees in the shape of my hand. We still have humans, apes, monkeys and lemurs. We still have cats and dogs, horses and zebras, Indian and African elephants. But we don't have their common ancestors any more because their descendants, of howsoever many species there might be, replaced them as you and your parents have replaced your distant ancestors all the way back past whatever missing links bear the names of Adam and Eve.

Because they are missing, aren't they? We don't have Adam, Eve, the apple, the tree, the Garden, or even the snake with legs. If God made any of these, they have disappeared. But the fossil record has not disappeared, so scientists have evidence where theologians have only words, words, words called "evidences" despite not being very easy to understand or very convincing to those of us who believe other crackpot myths and fairy tales.


So chimpanzees and man are evolved from a common ancestor, as my fingers and thumb grow out of my hand.

But could chimpanzees evolve into man? Should they? Should we be able to see this happen before our eyes in the lifespan of one person or even many generations or even ten or twelve thousand years?

No. Evolution is slow. It seldom repeats itself unless there is something to be gained. And, of course, the only way evolving into humans could happen is if chimps were better humans than humans are. Because if you are competing against humans in a being human contest you are bound to lose.

So you will never see a chimpanzee give birth to a human baby. They just can't pull that kind of Poof! miracle off. There is little advantage for chimps to be humans even if they could. There are seven billion of us. There are so many of us that there's no point for chimps to try to compete by being us. It would be impossible to win that fight. On the other hand, there are so many dumb humans that humans could, if they found any advantage in being dumb, evolve into dumber and dumber humans until we had to consider them fundamentally a different kind of human, or even a different kind of ape.


Thank you for your contribution to the devolution of dumb kids into fundamentalists. A few million years stands between you and the kind of progress that is described in Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. or in the Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin.

Unfortunately evolution just does not work the way you think it does and you shouldn't be teaching children outside of a Sunday School, where the dumber kids will embarass you with questions you can not answer, while the smarter kids will be good little Christians and just roll their eyes behind your back.



If you prefer, you can skip the text in italics without losing the science, and only most of the snark. But I know how Farkers love snark, so I chose to leave it in.
 
2014-01-23 08:16:30 PM

UncomfortableSilence: Mikey1969: Jesus, could that farking website possibly have any more farking ads?

This is why the world isn't going to switch to tablets tomorrow. Shiat like this absolutely KILLS the browser on a mobile device, especially those pages like DailyFail with all the ads, plus a bunch of giant pictures, plus a sidebar with like 40 links, each with its own farking picture...

In all fairness, the readers of DailyFail never really got past illustrated books.


OK, you've got a point there. Of course, every once in a while, the DailyFail format works well. Sometimes there are stories where the pictures are a great addition, but the success rate is so farking low, I'm going to just consider those to be a coincidence....
 
2014-01-23 08:17:23 PM

abb3w: For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, obvious, and wrong.


Well, there's my simple, obvious and wrong solution, which is to kill all the idiots.

Mine feels better, though.
 
2014-01-23 08:17:53 PM
Wow, what a coont. And I thought MY high school was bad...I remember once when I was carrying my D&D books in my backpack to play after school, and when my German teacher spotted them, she flat out told me I would go to Hell unless I burned them and repented. Another time, there was a mandatory assembly with two churchies who basically told everyone the same thing; they were like a hilarious living Chick tract.

I used to have religious debates with my psych teacher after class (they were always stimulating and mutually respectful, then she brought in a guest speaker who told the class not to believe anything they said in Sex Ed, because they were just trying to trick us into having sex and getting AIDS.

Of course, in our district at the time, "Americanism vs. Communism" was a required class.
 
2014-01-23 08:18:08 PM

GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.


Not really up to date on this whole "Constitution" thing, are you?
 
2014-01-23 08:21:04 PM

TOSViolation: All of the "Christians" in the story are actually Atheists who are trying to discredit actual Christians and further remove ACTUAL religious freedom.

They don't want anyone to actually convert to Christianity.  They want to ban ALL expression of ANY religious beliefs in ANY school.  This is just how they go about it.

It's like the U.S. government attacking a site in Miami, in the name of Cuba, so the rest of the U.S.A. would approve of going to war with Cuba.


So in your tiny little mind you believe an atheist would live their public life as a devout fundamental christian in Louisiana, just to generate backlash for christians?  That's the explanation you're going with?  Seriously?  Are you trolling, or just indescribably stupid?
 
2014-01-23 08:24:07 PM
*sigh* Texas adjacent.
 
2014-01-23 08:25:12 PM
  As a young Catholic kid, I felt like fundamentalists were super crazy.  And, then I started listening to the shiat they were teaching me at my Church.  I thought they were trolling me, and someday would let me in on the joke.  Kind of a crazy, extended hazing.  I guess I was right?

/they still haven't told me they were kidding
//do people actually believe this shiat?
///6,000 years
////they are laughing at us because we are actually dumb enough to think they could seriously propose such idiotic ideas?
 
2014-01-23 08:27:37 PM

kazrak: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Why am I not the least bit surprised by this? I swear to god, the only people more aggressively stupid than HOA members are fundamentalist school board members,

The difference being that fundamentalists on the school board are clueless enough to document that they're doing things for religious reasons. (See also: the guy in Dover, PA who justified teaching intelligent design because "2000 years ago, somebody died on a cross. Can't somebody take a stand for him?")

My understanding is that HOA boards are usually more circumspect, if no less vile.


Remember, a lot of Fundamentalists, especially deep in the Bible Belt, sincerely, genuinely believe that it's perfectly legal to do that, since (as I heard it quoted to me) "Separation of church and state is mentioned nowhere in the Constitution".  They sincerely believe that the US is a "Christian state" founded by Christians and it's "liberal" propaganda/lies that you can't force people to worship Jesus or require people to be Christian to be a citizen or vote or hold office.

They basically think that the US is supposed to be a Christian theocracy and was until the last few decades, and it's only godless "liberal" treachery that began sometime in the 60's (or thereabouts) that's preventing that.

No, I'm not joking.
 
2014-01-23 08:29:10 PM

Hermione_Granger: Reminds me of that time I told someone I was black and they were all like, "You know, being black is a choice. Michael Jackson changed his skin color and you could too if you really wanted. You could use a bleaching cream until your skin got white."

Wow. Just wow. I didn't even know where to begin with that one so I just walked away.


Maybe this dipsh*t thought that if you dipped your lower half into that same cream your children would come out white as well...

Where do these people get the brainpower to breathe?
 
2014-01-23 08:30:53 PM

Nabb1: Sin_City_Superhero: shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place?

Louisiana

Just the backwoods parts. The Orleans Parish School Board has expressly excluded that from its schools. Granted, it's just yet another subject kids in those schools won't learn among all the others, but, hey, every little bit helps.


LOL... they call them "parishes"
Louisiana  appears to be the only state in the U.S.  that uses this term, everywhere else it is associated with a church... maybe LA is pulling the big wink?
 
2014-01-23 08:32:19 PM
Did the author interview anyone at the school to find out there side. No? Seems to me if they were so adamantly creationist, they would have a problem backing up what these parents say.

Until then I'm going to file this under balloon boy.
 
2014-01-23 08:34:02 PM
I had a physical science teacher in high school open every class with a prayer and a bible quote. He had a bumper sticker stuck to the bulletin board that said "The Big Bang Theory: God spoke and BANG! it happened!" This, of course, meant that any teaching didn't start properly until about twenty minutes into the class and shiat was generally a massive clusterfark.
I went to the school administration to mention it and was met with "What's wrong with a bit of prayer? What are you, atheist or something?"

After that I raised enough of a stink that the teacher got in trouble and made it a point to tell us all about how one disrespectful killjoy ruined it for the entire class by getting offended by some "good ol' Christian values".
 
2014-01-23 08:34:20 PM

Rezurok: TOSViolation: All of the "Christians" in the story are actually Atheists who are trying to discredit actual Christians and further remove ACTUAL religious freedom.

They don't want anyone to actually convert to Christianity.  They want to ban ALL expression of ANY religious beliefs in ANY school.  This is just how they go about it.

It's like the U.S. government attacking a site in Miami, in the name of Cuba, so the rest of the U.S.A. would approve of going to war with Cuba.

So in your tiny little mind you believe an atheist would live their public life as a devout fundamental christian in Louisiana, just to generate backlash for christians?  That's the explanation you're going with?  Seriously?  Are you trolling, or just indescribably stupid?


You obviously have no idea the lengths to which some people will go to achieve their world vision.

Also this.
 
2014-01-23 08:34:57 PM

jso2897: GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

So what?


so your mom

more feigned outrage
 
2014-01-23 08:35:25 PM

BenJammin: Louisiana appears to be the only state in the U.S. that uses this term, everywhere else it is associated with a church... maybe LA is pulling the big wink?


Parishes here were originally tied to the Church. Nowadays it's just Louisiana being odd one out and not changing it to "county" instead.
 
2014-01-23 08:39:08 PM

Wyalt Derp: She told her students that "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

Checkmate, scientists!


graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-01-23 08:39:18 PM

Mikey1969: GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

Not really up to date on this whole "Constitution" thing, are you?


What did what I say have anything remotely to do with the constitution?  The schoolboard shouldn't have said what they said.  Kids don't have real religion anyway.  The only people with an opinion are the parents about to make bank and a bunch of bigoted farkers who now have another reason to show bias against southern states.  It really is the last acceptable form of bigotry, you know.
 
2014-01-23 08:39:38 PM

TOSViolation: Rezurok: TOSViolation: All of the "Christians" in the story are actually Atheists who are trying to discredit actual Christians and further remove ACTUAL religious freedom.

They don't want anyone to actually convert to Christianity.  They want to ban ALL expression of ANY religious beliefs in ANY school.  This is just how they go about it.

It's like the U.S. government attacking a site in Miami, in the name of Cuba, so the rest of the U.S.A. would approve of going to war with Cuba.

So in your tiny little mind you believe an atheist would live their public life as a devout fundamental christian in Louisiana, just to generate backlash for christians?  That's the explanation you're going with?  Seriously?  Are you trolling, or just indescribably stupid?

You obviously have no idea the lengths to which some people will go to achieve their world vision.

Also this.


You do realize there's a difference between being playing a role you're being compensated for and living your entire life as a lie to maybe generate a little bad publicity, right?  Right?!  Please tell me you see the difference.  Pretty please.  I want to believe you can.
 
2014-01-23 08:45:39 PM

Rezurok: TOSViolation: Rezurok: TOSViolation: All of the "Christians" in the story are actually Atheists who are trying to discredit actual Christians and further remove ACTUAL religious freedom.

They don't want anyone to actually convert to Christianity.  They want to ban ALL expression of ANY religious beliefs in ANY school.  This is just how they go about it.

It's like the U.S. government attacking a site in Miami, in the name of Cuba, so the rest of the U.S.A. would approve of going to war with Cuba.

So in your tiny little mind you believe an atheist would live their public life as a devout fundamental christian in Louisiana, just to generate backlash for christians?  That's the explanation you're going with?  Seriously?  Are you trolling, or just indescribably stupid?

You obviously have no idea the lengths to which some people will go to achieve their world vision.

Also this.

You do realize there's a difference between being playing a role you're being compensated for and living your entire life as a lie to maybe generate a little bad publicity, right?  Right?!  Please tell me you see the difference.  Pretty please.  I want to believe you can.


There are plenty of "Christians" out there who don't really believe a word of it.  Turn on your TV, and you should easily find at least one televangelist who is just in it for the money.  I'm sure plenty of churches are filled with them as well.

If you don't believe there are people out there with enough determination to go to such lengths, then you're an idiot.
 
2014-01-23 08:47:09 PM

Wyalt Derp: She told her students that "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

Checkmate, scientists!


Now shut up or we'll unleash the bananas.
 
2014-01-23 08:47:09 PM

GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.


Written by someone who doesn't have children.  A 10 year old is certainly capable, if objectively given the tenets of various religions, of choosing which one they would like to believe.  My 8 year old could do it easily if I provided the information.  I think it is all nonsense, so I don't.  I don't disparage religions in front of him, but nor do I try to indoctrinate him; I just try to teach him critical thinking skills.
 
2014-01-23 08:49:59 PM

wingnut396: theflatline: fusillade762: Didn't they fire all the teachers in LA after Katrina? Or was that just in New Orleans?

This was in Sabine Parish, which is really a part of Texas.

Thank god I grew up in South, Louisiana.

Its the Other East Texas.


fark you in the ass it is not. You can keep that shiat.

/Raised in Lufkin
//Seriously, I've never met anyone from Lousy-ana that was tolerable
 
2014-01-23 08:50:30 PM

Wyalt Derp: She told her students that "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

Checkmate, scientists!


and my answer, even in sixth grade, would have been "As far as I can tell, they are.  And being hired to teach science in schools."
 
2014-01-23 08:50:37 PM
I went to the best schools in the state of Louisiana and, that one science teacher aside, had some truly remarkable teachers. Like my biology and chemistry teachers. Absolutely brilliant people. My band instructor was fantastic and I still speak to him on a regular basis. One English teacher in particular was perhaps the kindest person I'd ever met and would go above and beyond for any student.

The woman in TFA just sounds like a f*cking moron.
 
2014-01-23 08:51:29 PM

GORDON: Mikey1969: GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

Not really up to date on this whole "Constitution" thing, are you?

What did what I say have anything remotely to do with the constitution?  The schoolboard shouldn't have said what they said.  Kids don't have real religion anyway.  The only people with an opinion are the parents about to make bank and a bunch of bigoted farkers who now have another reason to show bias against southern states.  It really is the last acceptable form of bigotry, you know.


You've got to be kidding.
 
2014-01-23 08:51:39 PM

GORDON: Mikey1969: GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

Not really up to date on this whole "Constitution" thing, are you?

What did what I say have anything remotely to do with the constitution?  The schoolboard shouldn't have said what they said.  Kids don't have real religion anyway.  The only people with an opinion are the parents about to make bank and a bunch of bigoted farkers who now have another reason to show bias against southern states.  It really is the last acceptable form of bigotry, you know.


Well to begin with, you're effectively trying to excuse the school board by implying that it doesn't really matter anyway because "kids don't have religion".

As far as perceived "bigotry" against the southern states, it's not bigotry when they exhibit behavior that rightly gets dismissed. You want the southern States to quit being treated like a joke? Then they need to quit acting like the but of every joke ever written.

But yeah, rather than fix the behavior, the correct answer is to whine about how nobody understands you... That'll get you taken seriously.
 
2014-01-23 08:52:16 PM
There's nothing in the United States Constitution that says the Biebs can't drag race a Ferrari on public roads, but it does say something about religion.
 
2014-01-23 08:52:58 PM

Hermione_Granger: Reminds me of that time I told someone I was black and they were all like, "You know, being black is a choice. Michael Jackson changed his skin color and you could too if you really wanted. You could use a bleaching cream until your skin got white."

Wow. Just wow. I didn't even know where to begin with that one so I just walked away.


Yes, it's a choice, and it's even worse when you have to come out black.
 
2014-01-23 08:54:00 PM
Christianist bastards.
 
2014-01-23 08:55:22 PM
Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

From the article it seems like the kid is a Buddhist of Asian descent. Wow! that's a double whammy against him!
Discriminated and outcast based solely on his religion AND race in a singular event!!
 
2014-01-23 08:57:55 PM

quantum_csc: GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

Written by someone who doesn't have children.  A 10 year old is certainly capable, if objectively given the tenets of various religions, of choosing which one they would like to believe.  My 8 year old could do it easily if I provided the information.  I think it is all nonsense, so I don't.  I don't disparage religions in front of him, but nor do I try to indoctrinate him; I just try to teach him critical thinking skills.


My friends did the same thing with their daughter; they are both atheists, and spent a good deal of time teaching critical thinking to the girl. They didn't want to stifle her, though, and allowed her to discover what she could about religion, and choose one if she desired.

One evening, we were all sitting around the dinner table, and the girl asked if she could say grace. Mom and Dad said that would be fine, and we all bowed our heads respectfully as she began: "Let us give thanks to the farmers and ranchers who grew this food, and the truck drivers for taking it to the store, and for the people at the store who got it ready and sold it to us, and for mommy and daddy and uncle Buckler for cooking it. Amen." We all gave a hearty "amen" to that. Mom & Dad would never admit it, but they looked just the tiniest bit relieved.
 
2014-01-23 08:58:45 PM

TOSViolation: Rezurok: TOSViolation: Rezurok: TOSViolation: All of the "Christians" in the story are actually Atheists who are trying to discredit actual Christians and further remove ACTUAL religious freedom.

They don't want anyone to actually convert to Christianity.  They want to ban ALL expression of ANY religious beliefs in ANY school.  This is just how they go about it.

It's like the U.S. government attacking a site in Miami, in the name of Cuba, so the rest of the U.S.A. would approve of going to war with Cuba.

So in your tiny little mind you believe an atheist would live their public life as a devout fundamental christian in Louisiana, just to generate backlash for christians?  That's the explanation you're going with?  Seriously?  Are you trolling, or just indescribably stupid?

You obviously have no idea the lengths to which some people will go to achieve their world vision.

Also this.

You do realize there's a difference between being playing a role you're being compensated for and living your entire life as a lie to maybe generate a little bad publicity, right?  Right?!  Please tell me you see the difference.  Pretty please.  I want to believe you can.

There are plenty of "Christians" out there who don't really believe a word of it.  Turn on your TV, and you should easily find at least one televangelist who is just in it for the money.  I'm sure plenty of churches are filled with them as well.

If you don't believe there are people out there with enough determination to go to such lengths, then you're an idiot.


Correct!  Absolutely correct!  There is hope for you!  The key word, you just used it!  "For the money"!  Money!  It's the common demonitor, the motivation for these kinds of actions!  You've taken your first step, now...one more and you're there.  Ok, now, take your time, but answer me this.  Where is the money to be made in this story by the christians, the ones you claim are actually foul, scheming atheists.  Think it over, the correct answer will be upside down at the bottom.


¿op noʎ pᴉp ʍoH  ¡ʎuɐ ʇ,usᴉ ǝɹǝɥ┴ (∀
 
2014-01-23 08:59:21 PM

Rezurok: There does not exist a word or phrase in the english language that could accurately convey how little I care about whether "comprised of" is technically correct grammar.


Sure there is; it just has more syllables than you can handle.
 
2014-01-23 09:00:09 PM

highendmighty: Gergesa: Well I am convinced.  In the face of all evidence to the contrary I will now believe in creationism.  Also, I will refuse all scientific explanations involving charged particles for the mysterious and completely magical phenomenon known as electricity.

[i.imgur.com image 850x1113]

Wow.  That is enlightening.  Do they have a chapter on magnets?


No, it's just there in the air, like farking rainbows after it rains
 
2014-01-23 09:01:45 PM

Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.


Maybe if you had a job you wouldn't be spending so much time at soup kitchens.
 
2014-01-23 09:02:18 PM

wingnut396: maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.

Before I agree with you, which side of the Vermilion are you from.  Which school is better, USL or ULL?


I may catch flak for this, but I studied at that school after the switch (2010-2012, M.A.). But it doesn't matter--the Bulldogs are now the Ragin' Cajuns. Same spirit, different name. Also: I'm from east of the Vermillion.
 
2014-01-23 09:03:00 PM

TOSViolation: Rezurok: TOSViolation: All of the "Christians" in the story are actually Atheists who are trying to discredit actual Christians and further remove ACTUAL religious freedom.

They don't want anyone to actually convert to Christianity.  They want to ban ALL expression of ANY religious beliefs in ANY school.  This is just how they go about it.

It's like the U.S. government attacking a site in Miami, in the name of Cuba, so the rest of the U.S.A. would approve of going to war with Cuba.

So in your tiny little mind you believe an atheist would live their public life as a devout fundamental christian in Louisiana, just to generate backlash for christians?  That's the explanation you're going with?  Seriously?  Are you trolling, or just indescribably stupid?

You obviously have no idea the lengths to which some people will go to achieve their world vision.

Also this.


Maybe you should go back to whacking off to Infowars
 
2014-01-23 09:03:54 PM

Nabb1: maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.

Hey, at least you aren't in Cut-Off.


Worse than Cut-Off: Chuavin and Dularge. Both of those communities makes me hear banjoes and "french-fried pertaters, mmhmm."

/Best friend from Chauvin
//His wedding reception held at the Baptist church
///No liquor, no dancing
////That the preacher knew about, anyway
 
2014-01-23 09:04:07 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Why am I not the least bit surprised by this? I swear to god, the only people more aggressively stupid than HOA members are fundamentalist school board members,


You know, I'd respond to the anti-HOA part of that, but I don't want to get jackboot polish all over my keyboard.

Damnit!
 
2014-01-23 09:05:02 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.

Or he never working in education again and the college she went to losing accreditation for teaching certificates in the US?


To be fair - these values in society and education in that school existed peacefully long before this family came to live there.
 
2014-01-23 09:08:41 PM

wingnut396: Sin_City_Superhero: shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place?

Louisiana

It's north of US 190 or I-10, so its not really the part of Louisiana anyone wants to go to anyway.  Unless you like to church it up with rattlesnakes and can speak in tongues.


I live north of I-10, and I can vouch for this. Most of the money stays south of I-10.  Most of the batshiat crazy stays north of I-10.  If you're not you're a hunter, fisherman, soybean farmer, or a Duck Dynasty groupie, or don't already have family here, there's really nothing else.
 
2014-01-23 09:08:48 PM
Dead-guy-on-a-stick-lickers should burn for this.
 
2014-01-23 09:10:16 PM

GORDON: jso2897: GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

So what?

so your mom

more feigned outrage


i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-23 09:10:31 PM

Trillian Astra: I went to the best schools in the state of Louisiana and, that one science teacher aside, had some truly remarkable teachers. Like my biology and chemistry teachers. Absolutely brilliant people. My band instructor was fantastic and I still speak to him on a regular basis. One English teacher in particular was perhaps the kindest person I'd ever met and would go above and beyond for any student.

The woman in TFA just sounds like a f*cking moron.


I'm a product of Louisiana public schooling (H. L. Bourgeois High School), and my teachers were fantastic. My biology and chemistry teacher--Ms. Hash--was a little loopy but excellent. (She let me play with the Bunsen burners--it's like she wanted me to burn the school down...) My English teacher my junior and senior year--Ms. Burlette, who later married a biology teacher at the same school--was sweet, and not only because she let my G/T class share answers on the tests. Mr. Gautreaux was a history teacher I never had a class with, but he still managed to teach me a lot. My choir director, Ms. Jones, was also amazing. She supported me as a student and as a tenor, and even got me into theatre. (Musical theatre, but still...)

And then there was the basketball coach and athletics director. When I was a basketball manager (I sat in the stands and filmed games for two years to get the letterman jacket), he trusted me with the keys to the concession stand. I didn't abuse the privilege, but I can't recall paying for a Coke at school my last two years.

Point is, yeah I went to a Louisiana public high school. But I still did well in college. And I miss some of my teachers--that's how good an impression they left me with. I even considered getting certified to teach, but...f*ck no.
 
2014-01-23 09:11:05 PM

shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.


Fortunately, high schoolers are a skeptical lot. And these days, they have teh internets.
 
2014-01-23 09:11:48 PM
Nam-myoho
(Nam-myoho)
renge-kyo
(renge-kyo)

When you've drowned
In the blood of that lamb
Well, back you'll go
(back you'll go)
 
2014-01-23 09:14:12 PM

SuperNinjaToad: When the outraged parents confronted Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb about the incidents, she allegedly told them "this is the Bible belt" and that they "shouldn't be offended" to "see God here." Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

The obvious legal implications aside what has race got anything to do with religion?


Keep in mind that we're dealing with the "Santa, like Jesus, just is white" level of derp here.  Christians are white and Asians are Buddhist because potato.
 
2014-01-23 09:15:06 PM

jso2897: trappedspirit: tinfoil-hat maggie: FizixJunkee: If only there was a place one could go to lean about the Constitution and the Separation of Church and State® ...

You can't teach stuff like that in school. Next you're gonna say proper sex ed should be learned there, heathen

They really should not teach stuff like that in school.

Like what?

 
2014-01-23 09:16:57 PM

Rezurok: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat

That's some weapons-grade bullshiat right there.  Steak is comprised of about 50% protein calories.  Twice as much is already 100% protein calories.  5 times as much is 250% protein calories.  Which peas are we talking about, exactly?


TARDIS peas, obviously.
 
2014-01-23 09:18:44 PM

Silverstaff: Remember, a lot of Fundamentalists, especially deep in the Bible Belt, sincerely, genuinely believe that it's perfectly legal to do that, since (as I heard it quoted to me) "Separation of church and state is mentioned nowhere in the Constitution".  They sincerely believe that the US is a "Christian state" founded by Christians and it's "liberal" propaganda/lies that you can't force people to worship Jesus or require people to be Christian to be a citizen or vote or hold office.

They basically think that the US is supposed to be a Christian theocracy and was until the last few decades, and it's only godless "liberal" treachery that began sometime in the 60's (or thereabouts) that's preventing that.

No, I'm not joking.



I got into an argument with a Fundie not too long ago about currency.  I mentioned that our money shouldn't say "In God We Trust" and he went off on me.  Turns out, he didn't know that "In God We Trust" wasn't always on our currency.
 
2014-01-23 09:19:02 PM

maram500: Point is, yeah I went to a Louisiana public high school. But I still did well in college. And I miss some of my teachers--that's how good an impression they left me with. I even considered getting certified to teach, but...f*ck no.


Word. There are good teachers and there are f*ckhead teachers in every school district. I lucked out and all the teachers for Honors and AP classes were brilliant educators who were passionate about teaching. Most of my favorite teachers are still at my old high school, though my American History teacher made it to the school board a few years ago. Only history teacher who could engage me enough to keep me awake during a history class.
 
2014-01-23 09:21:19 PM

Trillian Astra: maram500: Point is, yeah I went to a Louisiana public high school. But I still did well in college. And I miss some of my teachers--that's how good an impression they left me with. I even considered getting certified to teach, but...f*ck no.

Word. There are good teachers and there are f*ckhead teachers in every school district. I lucked out and all the teachers for Honors and AP classes were brilliant educators who were passionate about teaching. Most of my favorite teachers are still at my old high school, though my American History teacher made it to the school board a few years ago. Only history teacher who could engage me enough to keep me awake during a history class.


I didn't mean to make it sound as though all my teachers were wonderful, brilliant educators. My G/T American history teacher was...the girls' soccer coach. We didn't do a thing in that class, and the whole last week he brought his Xbox in so the four guys in the class (myself included) could play Halo 2. I made an A in the class, sure, but I learned nothing of American history of any appreciable depth until I took it in college.
 
2014-01-23 09:24:23 PM

Degenz: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

The other 95% is fiber to make you shiat.

/amirite?


Carbs. Carbs and fiber. Because meditation is pretty energy intensive. And everyone needs to shiat.
 
2014-01-23 09:24:58 PM
Probably been said already; but this is the same mentality that believes in "praying the gay away".
 
2014-01-23 09:28:10 PM

maram500: I didn't mean to make it sound as though all my teachers were wonderful, brilliant educators. My G/T American history teacher was...the girls' soccer coach. We didn't do a thing in that class, and the whole last week he brought his Xbox in so the four guys in the class (myself included) could play Halo 2. I made an A in the class, sure, but I learned nothing of American history of any appreciable depth until I took it in college.


That shiatty science teacher I had was the girls' soccer coach. They went to State. Like I said. Good teachers and f*ckhead teachers.
 
2014-01-23 09:29:26 PM

JoieD'Zen: tinfoil-hat maggie: Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.

Or he never working in education again and the college she went to losing accreditation for teaching certificates in the US?

To be fair - these values in society and education in that school existed peacefully long before this family came to live there.


Slavery existed in LA for a long time till those abolitionist got things riled up. So did you have a point we have a constitution, people like to talk about it or never understand it, I'm trying to say a lot of really bad things go on and some already have constitutional solutions others need amendments, but this is outright wring unless it is a church school.
 
2014-01-23 09:30:08 PM

Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.


Look on the bright side
1.bp.blogspot.com
At least it wasn't science class.
 
2014-01-23 09:31:37 PM
"ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE ____Ymir_________ HAS MADE!"
 
2014-01-23 09:36:41 PM

a particular individual: Rezurok: Steak is comprised of...

To comprise means  to consist of or  to be made up of. It is used to denote that something  is made up of smaller parts. Do not use the word  of with comprise.

Read more at  http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/comprise_compose.htm#h 6 BthyURjLsgbllO.99


"to comprise" means "to contain" (1), as in "The house comprises seven rooms." In other words, this house has or contains seven rooms. When you use "comprise," you're talking about all the parts that make up something. -

See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/comprise-versus-co m pose#sthash.o4eu2tKH.dpuf


No.
 
2014-01-23 09:39:02 PM

Frederick: Probably been said already; but this is the same mentality that believes in "praying the gay away".


No.....it's the mentality that we aren't all going to change our behavior in your honor.

Nobody cares if you're gay or Asian or buddhist. Knock yourself out.
 
2014-01-23 09:40:44 PM

Rezurok: a particular individual: Rezurok: Steak is comprised of...

To comprise means  to consist of or  to be made up of. It is used to denote that something  is made up of smaller parts. Do not use the word  of with comprise.

Read more at  http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/comprise_compose.htm#h 6 BthyURjLsgbllO.99


"to comprise" means "to contain" (1), as in "The house comprises seven rooms." In other words, this house has or contains seven rooms. When you use "comprise," you're talking about all the parts that make up something. -

See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/comprise-versus-co m pose#sthash.o4eu2tKH.dpuf

There does not exist a word or phrase in the english language that could accurately convey how little I care about whether "comprised of" is technically correct grammar.


I'm told "I could care less" works wonders in situations like these.
 
2014-01-23 09:40:45 PM

ciberido: Hermione_Granger: Reminds me of that time I told someone I was black and they were all like, "You know, being black is a choice. Michael Jackson changed his skin color and you could too if you really wanted. You could use a bleaching cream until your skin got white."

Wow. Just wow. I didn't even know where to begin with that one so I just walked away.

Yes, it's a choice, and it's even worse when you have to come out black.


I love Wanda Sykes, and to Hermione I've heard mouth-breathers say that before in fact Iron Sky as a comedy had a bit of fun with it.
 
2014-01-23 09:41:48 PM

El Dudereno: Degenz: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

The other 95% is fiber to make you shiat.

/amirite?

Carbs. Carbs and fiber. Because meditation is pretty energy intensive. And everyone needs to shiat.


Buddhists need beans and peas. You can't fly without gas.
 
2014-01-23 09:42:03 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Piizzadude: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat

OK is this bullshiat or not? Don't make me look it up.

Not bullshiat. By weight, meat has way more protein, but also way more fat and calories.

100 g of cooked peas: 42 calories - .323g fat  -  3.27g protein
100g Tbone steak:  247 calories  - 15.93g fat -  24.18g protein

But on a per calorie basis, more than a few green vegetables beat the shiat out of meat. Of course, that means you have to consume a lot more food to maintain your caloric intake, but that's pretty easy in the first world

Peas: 3.27g protein/42 calories =  .078g protein/cal
Meat: 24.18g protein/247 calories =  I should have been more careful choosing which vegetable to compare to meat - peas are slightly lower in this particular example.

But seriously, if you look it up, you'll find that on a per calorie basis, there are several green vegetables that have more protein than meat. Broccoli and kale are the highest, I think. Just not peas. But remember, also too - zero fat in the green vegetables


The idea that fat is bad for you is about as true as young-earth creationism.
 
2014-01-23 09:42:52 PM

trappedspirit: jso2897: trappedspirit: tinfoil-hat maggie: FizixJunkee: If only there was a place one could go to lean about the Constitution and the Separation of Church and State® ...

You can't teach stuff like that in school. Next you're gonna say proper sex ed should be learned there, heathen

They really should not teach stuff like that in school.

Like what?


Spelling Nazism is the best you can do?
Why am I not surprised?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-23 09:48:11 PM

ciberido: SuperNinjaToad: When the outraged parents confronted Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb about the incidents, she allegedly told them "this is the Bible belt" and that they "shouldn't be offended" to "see God here." Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

The obvious legal implications aside what has race got anything to do with religion?

Keep in mind that we're dealing with the "Santa, like Jesus, just is white" level of derp here.  Christians are white and Asians are Buddhist because potato.


I always laugh a little at that. Jesus was white? Really? Apparently grasping that a descendant of a desert tribe for generations might have had a tad of 'perma-tan' is too much for some folks to handle.
Hell, even some of my cousins once-removed (from Sicily) are rather less-than-white.
Environment. It has an impact on how folks look.
/probably a LOT closer to reality:
i1145.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-23 09:51:51 PM

GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.


I certainly didn't have any religion by 10.  I was 6 when I realized the concept of a god was completely ridiculous, and that my parents were lying to me.
 
2014-01-23 09:55:16 PM

gja: ciberido: SuperNinjaToad: When the outraged parents confronted Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb about the incidents, she allegedly told them "this is the Bible belt" and that they "shouldn't be offended" to "see God here." Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

The obvious legal implications aside what has race got anything to do with religion?

Keep in mind that we're dealing with the "Santa, like Jesus, just is white" level of derp here.  Christians are white and Asians are Buddhist because potato.

I always laugh a little at that. Jesus was white? Really? Apparently grasping that a descendant of a desert tribe for generations might have had a tad of 'perma-tan' is too much for some folks to handle.
Hell, even some of my cousins once-removed (from Sicily) are rather less-than-white.
Environment. It has an impact on how folks look.
/probably a LOT closer to reality:
[i1145.photobucket.com image 448x213]


No, Jesus is Mexican.  jesus is whatever color you draw hir, because a fictional character isn't confined by human traits like race and gender.
 
2014-01-23 09:56:27 PM

cchris_39: Frederick: Probably been said already; but this is the same mentality that believes in "praying the gay away".

No.....it's the mentality that we aren't all going to change our behavior in your honor.

Nobody cares if you're gay or Asian or buddhist. Knock yourself out.


I don't think you read the same article we did.
 
2014-01-23 09:57:01 PM

Apos: Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.

Par for the course from the folks who endorsed:


[img.wonkette.com image 768x1024]


*shakes highly evolved fist*
 
2014-01-23 10:01:54 PM

GORDON: Mikey1969: GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

Not really up to date on this whole "Constitution" thing, are you?

What did what I say have anything remotely to do with the constitution?  The schoolboard shouldn't have said what they said.  Kids don't have real religion anyway.  The only people with an opinion are the parents about to make bank and a bunch of bigoted farkers who now have another reason to show bias against southern states.  It really is the last acceptable form of bigotry, you know.


Except for the fact that it's the parents and not the teacher that get to instill religious values in the children.
That, and it's the southern state (school district really) who are being the bigots and not the other way around. Not to mention the anti-discrimination laws the school is blatantly violating.
Except for those things and a few more I won't get into because typing on my phone sucks arse, your astute comment was right on target
 
2014-01-23 10:02:27 PM

Vaneshi: Pointy Tail of Satan: Maybe the US can give Louisiana back to the French. Nah, the French aren't that stupid.

*pokes at Louisiana* No, we don't want it back either.

Regards

The English


Sour grapes.
www.oldgloryprints.com
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-23 10:03:04 PM

DarkVader: gja: ciberido: SuperNinjaToad: When the outraged parents confronted Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb about the incidents, she allegedly told them "this is the Bible belt" and that they "shouldn't be offended" to "see God here." Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

The obvious legal implications aside what has race got anything to do with religion?

Keep in mind that we're dealing with the "Santa, like Jesus, just is white" level of derp here.  Christians are white and Asians are Buddhist because potato.

I always laugh a little at that. Jesus was white? Really? Apparently grasping that a descendant of a desert tribe for generations might have had a tad of 'perma-tan' is too much for some folks to handle.
Hell, even some of my cousins once-removed (from Sicily) are rather less-than-white.
Environment. It has an impact on how folks look.
/probably a LOT closer to reality:
[i1145.photobucket.com image 448x213]

No, Jesus is Mexican.  jesus is whatever color you draw hir, because a fictional character isn't confined by human traits like race and gender.


That's your opinion, but a flawed one at that. He was a man. Just a man. Plenty of evidence he lived.
Just no proof for the magic-show shiat because that was added in by liars.
 
2014-01-23 10:03:07 PM

a particular individual: Rezurok: There does not exist a word or phrase in the english language that could accurately convey how little I care about whether "comprised of" is technically correct grammar.

Sure there is; it just has more syllables than you can handle.


How about "pilkunnussija"?  Can you both handle that many syllables?
 
2014-01-23 10:07:16 PM

FizixJunkee: Silverstaff: Remember, a lot of Fundamentalists, especially deep in the Bible Belt, sincerely, genuinely believe that it's perfectly legal to do that, since (as I heard it quoted to me) "Separation of church and state is mentioned nowhere in the Constitution".  They sincerely believe that the US is a "Christian state" founded by Christians and it's "liberal" propaganda/lies that you can't force people to worship Jesus or require people to be Christian to be a citizen or vote or hold office.

They basically think that the US is supposed to be a Christian theocracy and was until the last few decades, and it's only godless "liberal" treachery that began sometime in the 60's (or thereabouts) that's preventing that.

No, I'm not joking.


I got into an argument with a Fundie not too long ago about currency.  I mentioned that our money shouldn't say "In God We Trust" and he went off on me.  Turns out, he didn't know that "In God We Trust" wasn't always on our currency.



Next time, tell him about the pledge of allegiance.

But back away a safe distance first, in case his head explodes.
 
2014-01-23 10:10:29 PM

Vaneshi: Pointy Tail of Satan: Maybe the US can give Louisiana back to the French. Nah, the French aren't that stupid.

*pokes at Louisiana* No, we don't want it back either.

Regards


The English Spanish (Spain acquired the territory from France after the Seven Years War in 1763 and handed it over to Napoleon in 1803, who then sold it  to the US. It was never a British possession.)

Everyone associates Louisiana with the Cajuns and the Creoles, but the "let the good times roll" spirit only applies in southern Looziana. The northern half of the state might as well be Alabama. I
 
2014-01-23 10:11:25 PM

ciberido: Rezurok: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

Actually peas have an enormous amount of protein, depending on how you measure it.

On a per calorie basis, peas have more than 5 times as much protein as beef, and almost zero fat

That's some weapons-grade bullshiat right there.  Steak is comprised of about 50% protein calories.  Twice as much is already 100% protein calories.  5 times as much is 250% protein calories.  Which peas are we talking about, exactly?

TARDIS peas, obviously.


All we are saying is,
GIVE PEAS A CHANCE
 
2014-01-23 10:12:24 PM

jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.


I don't have to live in the worst part of Louisiana to not hate the state for its politics and hateful, mean spirited populace who vote monsters into office.
 
2014-01-23 10:15:11 PM

Dedmon: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

I don't have to live in the worst part of Louisiana to not hate the state for its politics and hateful, mean spirited populace who vote monsters into office.


Well, feel free to leave anytime.
 
2014-01-23 10:19:19 PM

maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.


Hey now.  I lived on the east side of houma before it was ghetto, but that was in 1976.

It had the Seabreeze, Yots Steakhouse, Rosalie and Rays, and Ginos Pizza.  It got ghetto in the 80s, that is when we built a house in Summerfield.

/Former la casa del sol bartender
 
2014-01-23 10:24:03 PM
This crap is why people make fun of southerners.
 
2014-01-23 10:24:37 PM

Dedmon: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

I don't have to live in the worst part of Louisiana to not hate the state for its politics and hateful, mean spirited populace who vote monsters into office.


New Orleans is home to quite possibly the nicest people in the US.

Do you hate Africans because Mugabe was a dick?
 
2014-01-23 10:25:34 PM
BorgiaGinz:
(Spain acquired the territory from France after the Seven Years War in 1763 and handed it over to Napoleon in 1803, who then sold it  to the US. It was never a British possession.)

Except for a bit downriver from Chalmette. Briefly.

/VERY briefly
 
2014-01-23 10:29:44 PM

MBooda: BorgiaGinz:
(Spain acquired the territory from France after the Seven Years War in 1763 and handed it over to Napoleon in 1803, who then sold it  to the US. It was never a British possession.)

Except for a bit downriver from Chalmette. Briefly.

/VERY briefly


Chalmette and ol Leander Perez.

I grew up uptown but lived in Chalmette for 2 years, and I gained 20 lbs, had lots sex with hot yat chicks, and spent a ton of money swilling at Desi Romanos...
 
2014-01-23 10:33:17 PM
I was raised Buddhist, and all the while, I was exposed to Christianity. I went to my Grandmother's Methodist church, because she went, and it didn't impede my own practice. I went to my Dad's third wife's Baptist church, because it made her happy, and it didn't impede my practice. I went to a high school friend's father's church, because it didn't impede my practice. The Middle Road isn't harmed by exposure to other faiths, but the practice can be impeded by folks who don't understand that practice. You have to set your own boundaries, and listening to folks doesn't harm that practice, in and of itself.

I got a lot of questions. Which, a lifetime of being around Christians had prepared me for. I find a lot about Christian practices actually comforting and reassuring, and certainly, there are many Christians that I call good friends, and whose faith I respect deeply. One of the things that attending a Unitarian Society has taught me over the years, that faiths often share elements, that help define your own faith in their commonality. Specific practices, that gets down to stylistic elements, and dogma, but compassion, forgiveness, charity, extension of kindness, not just to others, but to one's self, those are shared.

I did take the time, when I was in school to actually study the Bible. It didn't affect my own practice, and understanding the faith I found myself surrounded by, it helped me see past the somewhat myopic views of those who prefer to wear their faith as a badge and as a club, and see the beauty within the words of Yahweh's prophets. Wisdom in their teachings. Failings too. The People of the Book, were surrounded by folks, and their own practice came about when they were surrounded by folks who worshiped differently. The early Israelites themselves were polytheistic in their early days, and came to monotheism on a somewhat hard road. Their practice has matured, it has changed, it has grown, and it has endured, and I find a great many of their teachings to have wisdom.

That being said, the schools need to nip this sh*t in the bud. This is a public school, not a private school. Folks want to send their children into a private setting for religious instruction, the drive on. But the public schools are entirely different, and the school board should know this. And if it takes a lawsuit to remind them of this, then it is absolutely appropriate. Teacher wants to give instruction in her faith, in an extracurricular, then go for it. Otherwise, it has no place in the public school, because freedom of religion means that the state--and teachers ARE part of that state, what with those publicly funded paychecks--doesn't promote one faith over others. Do what you want in private instruction, but leave that sh*t out of the teaching. This promotion of Christianity over other faiths is a definite violation of that freedom of religion.

Freedom of religion isn't "I'm free to tell everyone the good news!" if you're a public employee. If you represent the State, then you serve more than one faith. If you can't handle that: then you need to get a job in the private sector. Teach in a private school. But on the public dime, that is NOT your job.
 
2014-01-23 10:34:38 PM

theflatline: MBooda: BorgiaGinz:
(Spain acquired the territory from France after the Seven Years War in 1763 and handed it over to Napoleon in 1803, who then sold it  to the US. It was never a British possession.)

Except for a bit downriver from Chalmette. Briefly.

/VERY briefly

Chalmette and ol Leander Perez.

I grew up uptown but lived in Chalmette for 2 years, and I gained 20 lbs, had lots sex with hot yat chicks, and spent a ton of money swilling at Desi Romanos...


None of that Creationist crap for St. Bernard Parish schools. One look and they can see they're descended from amphibians.
 
2014-01-23 10:36:45 PM

GORDON: MayoSlather: Imagine the diarrhea Fox News would be spewing out right now if the religions were the swapped.

YEAH IMAGINE THAT

Not to defend a stupid religious schoolboard, but a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.



And assuming for the sake of argument that you're correct - it isn't the job of a public school to give it to them. A public school has absolutely no place whatsoever in religious indoctrination.
 
2014-01-23 10:37:28 PM

ciberido: Apos: Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.

Par for the course from the folks who endorsed:


[img.wonkette.com image 768x1024]

*shakes highly evolved fist*



It's cool. Great minds and all that jazz. ;)
 
2014-01-23 10:38:16 PM

hubiestubert: I was raised Buddhist, and all the while, I was exposed to Christianity. I went to my Grandmother's Methodist church, because she went, and it didn't impede my own practice. I went to my Dad's third wife's Baptist church, because it made her happy, and it didn't impede my practice. I went to a high school friend's father's church, because it didn't impede my practice. The Middle Road isn't harmed by exposure to other faiths, but the practice can be impeded by folks who don't understand that practice. You have to set your own boundaries, and listening to folks doesn't harm that practice, in and of itself.

I got a lot of questions. Which, a lifetime of being around Christians had prepared me for. I find a lot about Christian practices actually comforting and reassuring, and certainly, there are many Christians that I call good friends, and whose faith I respect deeply. One of the things that attending a Unitarian Society has taught me over the years, that faiths often share elements, that help define your own faith in their commonality. Specific practices, that gets down to stylistic elements, and dogma, but compassion, forgiveness, charity, extension of kindness, not just to others, but to one's self, those are shared.

I did take the time, when I was in school to actually study the Bible. It didn't affect my own practice, and understanding the faith I found myself surrounded by, it helped me see past the somewhat myopic views of those who prefer to wear their faith as a badge and as a club, and see the beauty within the words of Yahweh's prophets. Wisdom in their teachings. Failings too. The People of the Book, were surrounded by folks, and their own practice came about when they were surrounded by folks who worshiped differently. The early Israelites themselves were polytheistic in their early days, and came to monotheism on a somewhat hard road. Their practice has matured, it has changed, it has grown, and it has endured, and I find a great many of their teaching ...


Yeah, but you're a smart, sane, and normal person. People down there, not so much.
 
2014-01-23 10:41:01 PM

El Dudereno: Degenz: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol


The other 95% is fiber to make you shiat.
/amirite?
Carbs. Carbs and fiber. Because meditation is pretty energy intensive. And everyone needs to shiat.

c2.diapers.com
 
2014-01-23 10:51:12 PM

Hickory-smoked: cchris_39: Frederick: Probably been said already; but this is the same mentality that believes in "praying the gay away".

No.....it's the mentality that we aren't all going to change our behavior in your honor.

Nobody cares if you're gay or Asian or buddhist. Knock yourself out.

I don't think you read the same article we did.


Oh, I'm sure he READ the same article.
 
2014-01-23 10:52:35 PM

El Dudereno: Degenz: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

The other 95% is fiber to make you shiat.

/amirite?

Carbs. Carbs and fiber. Because meditation is pretty energy intensive. And everyone needs to shiat.


Allll we are saaaaying, is give peas a chance...
 
2014-01-23 10:55:31 PM

Gyrfalcon: Yeah, but you're a smart, sane, and normal person. People down there, not so much.


I spent some time in my youth in Beauregard Parish. DeRidder is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Fort Polk, and my Dad did a posting there, before we went to Germany. My Dad's third wife was a Coonass woman, and I will admit that I was a bit bewildered by her becoming "born again" and with some trepidation, because even in 4th grade, I could spot a con artists fair often. DeRidder IS some Coonass country. I learned how to hunt, to skin and cook rabbit, squirrel, frogs, turtles, and snakes, and a bit more, including the various uses of cat o' nine tails, which you can make a surprising amount of edibles from. I learned you can make a fair roux from porcupine fat. If anything, I learned a lot about cooking, and to embrace new stuff, especially if the roots are actually pretty damn old. There's a reason that stuff survives, after all. I am fair acquainted with Louisiana, and her people. It's not just New Orleans, and the back country folk are not the inbred hicks that a lot of folks like to make them out to be. Oh, there some country ass motherf*ckers, and some damn ignorant ass folks of all stripes, but I got a lot of love for the state, still. Even with the God Botherers all up in the schools, and out on the streets...
 
2014-01-23 10:56:09 PM

ciberido: Rezurok: a particular individual: Rezurok: Steak is comprised of...

To comprise means  to consist of or  to be made up of. It is used to denote that something  is made up of smaller parts. Do not use the word  of with comprise.

Read more at  http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/comprise_compose.htm#h 6 BthyURjLsgbllO.99


"to comprise" means "to contain" (1), as in "The house comprises seven rooms." In other words, this house has or contains seven rooms. When you use "comprise," you're talking about all the parts that make up something. -

See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/comprise-versus-co m pose#sthash.o4eu2tKH.dpuf

There does not exist a word or phrase in the english language that could accurately convey how little I care about whether "comprised of" is technically correct grammar.

I'm told "I could care less" works wonders in situations like these.



Baiting him further is a good strategy, but that just doesn't go far enough to portray the pureness of the apathy involved here.  I'm pretty sure that it's starting to condense into some form of physical matter.


a particular individual: Rezurok: There does not exist a word or phrase in the english language that could accurately convey how little I care about whether "comprised of" is technically correct grammar.

Sure there is; it just has more syllables than you can handle.



Ah, there we go, acting as if you are superior because you managed to nitpick a ridiculously trivial grammatical "flaw".  That's what popularity is comprised of, and it's why I want you at all my parties.  Perhaps we can all sit down and look at etchings!


ciberido: a particular individual: Rezurok: There does not exist a word or phrase in the english language that could accurately convey how little I care about whether "comprised of" is technically correct grammar.

Sure there is; it just has more syllables than you can handle.

How about "pilkunnussija"?  Can you both handle that many syllables?



I like it!  No I can't handle that many syllables, but I can appreciate it for what it is.
 
2014-01-23 11:01:51 PM
change must come from within.
 
2014-01-23 11:08:27 PM
I've always wondered what the ACLU does when word of these situations starts to spread.  Do they rub their hands together and laugh manically?  Do their eyes roll back into $ $ and make that Cha-Ching noise?  Do they high-five each other and yell "JACKPOT!"  'Cuz I mean, that's like guaranteed income right there, go ahead and spend it.  And the best part is, there are idiots like this all over the South and parts of the Midwest pulling this kind of crap.  That's financial security right there!
 
2014-01-23 11:11:11 PM

gja: ciberido: SuperNinjaToad: When the outraged parents confronted Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb about the incidents, she allegedly told them "this is the Bible belt" and that they "shouldn't be offended" to "see God here." Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

The obvious legal implications aside what has race got anything to do with religion?

Keep in mind that we're dealing with the "Santa, like Jesus, just is white" level of derp here.  Christians are white and Asians are Buddhist because potato.

I always laugh a little at that. Jesus was white? Really? Apparently grasping that a descendant of a desert tribe for generations might have had a tad of 'perma-tan' is too much for some folks to handle.
Hell, even some of my cousins once-removed (from Sicily) are rather less-than-white.
Environment. It has an impact on how folks look.
/probably a LOT closer to reality:
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Closer than the blonde haired, blue eyed version, sure. If Jesus wasn't a fictional character he probably would have looked a lot more like this:

i107.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-23 11:11:59 PM

MBooda: None of that Creationist crap for St. Bernard Parish schools. One look and they can see they're descended from amphibians.


cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2014-01-23 11:12:05 PM
Pointy Tail of Satan: OK is this bullshiat or not? Don't make me look it up.

Even if it was true peas don't replace meat. If chewing the cud were as far as we evolved we'd all be standing next to Elsie chomping on field grass. We advanced from primates because we hunted, killed and ate meat. All that fat went to our heads...and then we invented Jeebus.

.
 
2014-01-23 11:17:15 PM

El Dudereno: Degenz: Pointy Tail of Satan: Degenz: You ever eat at a Buddhist soup kitchen? Those jackasses only serve ketchup, raman and peas. I don't care what god they believe, or not, their farking brains are starved of protein.

Fail! Peas have lots of protein. Like 5%. Knowledge is power! lol

The other 95% is fiber to make you shiat.

/amirite?

Carbs. Carbs and fiber. Because meditation is pretty energy intensive. And everyone needs to shiat.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-01-23 11:17:39 PM

stonelotus: change must come from within.


Make me one with everything.
 
2014-01-23 11:28:27 PM

hubiestubert: Freedom of religion isn't "I'm free to tell everyone the good news!"


I'm fairly certain that is exactly some people think.  I've read as much on FB.
 
2014-01-23 11:33:56 PM
Non-Christians are excluded in so many ways in this country that most Christians don't even realize they are excluding them, and then get upset when you point out they are being exclusionary.
 
2014-01-23 11:43:28 PM
Rezurok: Ah, there we go, acting as if you are superior because you managed to nitpick a ridiculously trivial grammatical "flaw".

You'll get over it. It's Fark. Are you unfamiliar with the concept?

Seriously, you're all butt-hurt over minimal trolling? How have you survived here for 7 years?
 
2014-01-23 11:53:05 PM

ciberido: a particular individual: Rezurok: There does not exist a word or phrase in the english language that could accurately convey how little I care about whether "comprised of" is technically correct grammar.

Sure there is; it just has more syllables than you can handle.

How about "pilkunnussija"?  Can you both handle that many syllables?


That's not English.It's Finnish.

/Are you finnished?
 
2014-01-23 11:53:20 PM

theflatline: maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.

Hey now.  I lived on the east side of houma before it was ghetto, but that was in 1976.

It had the Seabreeze, Yots Steakhouse, Rosalie and Rays, and Ginos Pizza.  It got ghetto in the 80s, that is when we built a house in Summerfield.

/Former la casa del sol bartender


1. I love La Casa (especially the one on Monarch Drive); they make the most excellent chicken tacos I've ever had. 2. My parents lived on the east side for a few years in the late 70's before they bought a house in Gray. 3. Sorry, but I have to laugh my ass off at Summerfield, largely because it isn't Sugar Mill but tries so hard to be.

(I used to live on Fairmont Drive--what the hell am I talking about?)
 
2014-01-23 11:54:10 PM

jso2897: stonelotus: change must come from within.

Make me one with everything.


Just don't try that joke on the Dalai Lama.
 
2014-01-23 11:55:48 PM

a particular individual: Rezurok: Ah, there we go, acting as if you are superior because you managed to nitpick a ridiculously trivial grammatical "flaw".

You'll get over it. It's Fark. Are you unfamiliar with the concept?

Seriously, you're all butt-hurt over minimal trolling? How have you survived here for 7 years?


Who's butthurt?  I find you amusing, but not in a way one could call desirable.

Also this

i828.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-24 12:02:19 AM

meat0918: Non-Christians are excluded in so many ways in this country that most Christians don't even realize they are excluding them, and then get upset when you point out they are being exclusionary.


The thing about "privilege" (including "Christian privilege") is that the people who have it almost never realize that it even exists.

There's a saying "Fish don't know what water is" which conveys the idea well enough.
 
2014-01-24 12:06:25 AM

maram500: theflatline: maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.

Hey now.  I lived on the east side of houma before it was ghetto, but that was in 1976.

It had the Seabreeze, Yots Steakhouse, Rosalie and Rays, and Ginos Pizza.  It got ghetto in the 80s, that is when we built a house in Summerfield.

/Former la casa del sol bartender

1. I love La Casa (especially the one on Monarch Drive); they make the most excellent chicken tacos I've ever had. 2. My parents lived on the east side for a few years in the late 70's before they bought a house in Gray. 3. Sorry, but I have to laugh my ass off at Summerfield, largely because it isn't Sugar Mill but tries so hard to be.

(I used to live on Fairmont Drive--what the hell am I talking about?)


Summerfield was there before sugarmill, sugarmill was cane field when I was a kid, so Summerfield never had to try, Sugarmill came after the fact.  Sugarmill tried to be Ellendale.  I am 44 so I probably have more memories of Houma growing than most.

Sugarmill is called that because it actually had a sugarmill and large mounds of bagas on it up through the early 80s.  But the owners sold the mill illegally to Cuba and shipped it down there.  The innitial build out of Sugarmill was awful because it always flooded and the pipes backed up.  It was like an uptown Dularge.

The original La Casa was in Thibodaux downtown, then the one on Monarch, was originally a groovy place called Reflections before it was La Casa, it had a floor that lit up and looked like a disco with chandeliers, than the la casa family bought it and that is when their business took off.
 
2014-01-24 12:12:49 AM

theflatline: maram500: theflatline: maram500: jigger: Dedmon: Two and a half more years of apprenticeship, then I'll have the freedom to move out of this backwards assed hellhole of a state, and have a job waiting for me where-ever I go (in the US or Canada). I'm outta here..

Dude, you live in Metairie. Talk to me when you live in Monroe or some place like that.

You shut your mouth. When you live in Houma--the west side, mind you, not the abomination that is the east side--then you have grounds to talk.

Hey now.  I lived on the east side of houma before it was ghetto, but that was in 1976.

It had the Seabreeze, Yots Steakhouse, Rosalie and Rays, and Ginos Pizza.  It got ghetto in the 80s, that is when we built a house in Summerfield.

/Former la casa del sol bartender

1. I love La Casa (especially the one on Monarch Drive); they make the most excellent chicken tacos I've ever had. 2. My parents lived on the east side for a few years in the late 70's before they bought a house in Gray. 3. Sorry, but I have to laugh my ass off at Summerfield, largely because it isn't Sugar Mill but tries so hard to be.

(I used to live on Fairmont Drive--what the hell am I talking about?)

Summerfield was there before sugarmill, sugarmill was cane field when I was a kid, so Summerfield never had to try, Sugarmill came after the fact.  Sugarmill tried to be Ellendale.  I am 44 so I probably have more memories of Houma growing than most.

Sugarmill is called that because it actually had a sugarmill and large mounds of bagas on it up through the early 80s.  But the owners sold the mill illegally to Cuba and shipped it down there.  The innitial build out of Sugarmill was awful because it always flooded and the pipes backed up.  It was like an uptown Dularge.

The original La Casa was in Thibodaux downtown, then the one on Monarch, was originally a groovy place called Reflections before it was La Casa, it had a floor that lit up and looked like a disco with chandeliers, than the la casa family bou ...


My conception of Summerfield and Sugar Mill (yes, I knew there had been a sugar mill there) was based on my childhood memories (I'm 27). And I thought the original La Casa was the one on the east side--I learn something new every day.

All that aside: Can we agree that we're a hell of a lot better than the people down the bayou?
 
2014-01-24 12:26:42 AM

Rezurok: a particular individual: Rezurok: Ah, there we go, acting as if you are superior because you managed to nitpick a ridiculously trivial grammatical "flaw".

You'll get over it. It's Fark. Are you unfamiliar with the concept?

Seriously, you're all butt-hurt over minimal trolling? How have you survived here for 7 years?

Who's butthurt?  I find you amusing, but not in a way one could call desirable.

Also this

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No irony there.
 
2014-01-24 12:31:03 AM

Dinobot: they should learn from
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is that that manga where jesus and buddha are roommates and they fark?

I may need to read it for research reasons... yeah, that's it. Research.
 
2014-01-24 12:55:15 AM

Apos: Hickory-smoked: One test she gave to students asked: "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!"

This alone should be grounds for deportation.

Par for the course from the folks who endorsed:


[img.wonkette.com image 768x1024]

/Second time this week I've used this.
//Fundies make this too damn easy.


15"Look at Behemoth,
    which I made along with you
    and which feeds on grass like an ox.
16What strength it has in its loins,
    what power in the muscles of its belly!
17Its tail sways like a cedar;
    the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.
18Its bones are tubes of bronze,
    its limbs like rods of iron.
19It ranks first among the works of God,
    yet its Maker can approach it with his sword.
20The hills bring it their produce,
    and all the wild animals play nearby.
21Under the lotus plants it lies,
    hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22The lotuses conceal it in their shadow;
    the poplars by the stream surround it.
23A raging river does not alarm it;

Sounds like a hippo to me...
 
dh2
2014-01-24 01:04:28 AM

MBooda: Vaneshi: Pointy Tail of Satan: Maybe the US can give Louisiana back to the French. Nah, the French aren't that stupid.

*pokes at Louisiana* No, we don't want it back either.

Regards

The English

Sour grapes.
[www.oldgloryprints.com image 700x431]


93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (in the checked bonnets, wearing trews, not kilts) in that painting.
http://www.93rdhighlanders.com/myths.html
 
2014-01-24 01:09:25 AM
 
2014-01-24 01:09:38 AM
a particular individual


Not only as well, but also because not on you're reply
 
2014-01-24 01:32:54 AM

kazrak: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Why am I not the least bit surprised by this? I swear to god, the only people more aggressively stupid than HOA members are fundamentalist school board members,

The difference being that fundamentalists on the school board are clueless enough to document that they're doing things for religious reasons. (See also: the guy in Dover, PA who justified teaching intelligent design because "2000 years ago, somebody died on a cross. Can't somebody take a stand for him?")

My understanding is that HOA boards are usually more circumspect, if no less vile.


Ironically, the HOA boards are generally better educated, and include at least one lawyer.
 
2014-01-24 02:23:33 AM

vicioushobbit: shastacola: How in the he'll did a public school get away with teaching fundamentalist shiat for this long in the first place? The science teacher teaches that the world is 6000 years old?? Do any of those kids who "graduate" from this high school ever actually find a college that will accept them? Damn.

If it's anything like my school in central Louisiana, most of the kids never see the inside of a college upon graduating, and when they do, they're taking so many remedial courses, they might not quite make it to the sciences before they drop out.

Those that DO go to college and succeed, they're smart enough not to believe the fundamentalist dribble, or at least understand the difference between what's in their bible and what's in the textbook, and which they are required to regurgitate when.


Actually, thanks to Texas (because Texas uses the most schoolbooks, what they want in the books often gets in - and a lot of Texas is the same way this place is), what's in the Bible may also be in the textbook.

It's WRONG, but it's in there.

/Christian, but not a Young Earth Creationist idiot
//science is for knowing about the physical world. religion is for knowing about the soul. stupid happens when you forget the distinction.
 
2014-01-24 02:35:26 AM
My imaginary boss can kick your imaginary boss's ass. This is because your imaginary boss is a pacifist, and my imaginary boss has ordered armies to cut open pregnant womens' stomachs like they were watermelons at a picnic.

Oddly enough, we believe our boss hates abortion, despite the fact that the first half of the employee handbook treats it like an intramural sport.
 
2014-01-24 02:38:27 AM

meat0918: This is nice.


That's pretty cool.
 
2014-01-24 03:06:00 AM

Wyalt Derp: She told her students that "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

Checkmate, scientists!

well the teacher...
 
2014-01-24 03:20:58 AM
But it's ok when secular bigots do it.

You can all return to your scheduled stuffing Cheetos into your fat basement-dwelling faces now. Fun time is over.
 
2014-01-24 03:41:44 AM

Rueened: But it's ok when secular bigots do it.

You can all return to your scheduled stuffing Cheetos into your fat basement-dwelling faces now. Fun time is over.


Do what?
 
2014-01-24 03:55:59 AM
FTFA:  When informed that C.C. was a Buddhist and therefore didn't believe in God, Roark allegedly responded, "you're stupid if you don't believe in God."

This from someone a christian. Christianity is the most  illogical, schizophrenic religion I know of. Islam has (I think) at least some semblance of internal logic, because it was invented by just one guy. Christianity, by contrast, was made by a committee set up by Emperor Constantine. Teachers like the one in TFA shouldn't be allowed near children.

Also:  She told her students that "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."
i560.photobucket.com

Apos: [img.wonkette.com image 768x1024]


That picture never fails to piss me off. Any school with that in the curriculum should be burned to the ground by barbarian hordes.
 
2014-01-24 04:44:48 AM

GORDON: a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.


I'm not sure how that's any different than a 45-year-old -- they're mostly just regurgitating what authority figures from both their childhood and adult life told them to say. Most people have literally nothing original to say about whatever brand of (non-)theology they're selling, and are not particularly interested in thinking deeply about it in the first place.

But 10-year-olds are certainly capable of having their own opinions, on religion or anything else, just like they're capable of preferring certain foods or certain friends. They don't necessarily have the same goals as older people when it comes to religion, but that doesn't make their preferences or beliefs any less valid.
 
2014-01-24 04:50:34 AM

Burning_Monk: It's like the school district is allergic to money.


There was a budget surplus and they wanted to make sure the money got spent so their budget wasn't reduced the next fiscal year.  Technically their plan worked....
 
2014-01-24 04:57:25 AM
Not all parts of Louisiana are this effed up. Let me remind you that this happened in north Louisiana. My poor parents are from there. They GTFO and went to college down south and things went a little better for them.

The fact that the goddamned teacher is using "This is the bible belt"  as some kind of twisted territorial right is just sick. What are you, a gangster? Bible belt, motherf*ckers! Represent!

/I GTFO of Louisiana.
/I GTFO of the entire country.
 
2014-01-24 05:01:07 AM
Also, this just in. Shreveport is number five. Go figure.
 
2014-01-24 06:04:10 AM

FizixJunkee: Silverstaff: Remember, a lot of Fundamentalists, especially deep in the Bible Belt, sincerely, genuinely believe that it's perfectly legal to do that, since (as I heard it quoted to me) "Separation of church and state is mentioned nowhere in the Constitution".  They sincerely believe that the US is a "Christian state" founded by Christians and it's "liberal" propaganda/lies that you can't force people to worship Jesus or require people to be Christian to be a citizen or vote or hold office.

They basically think that the US is supposed to be a Christian theocracy and was until the last few decades, and it's only godless "liberal" treachery that began sometime in the 60's (or thereabouts) that's preventing that.

No, I'm not joking.


I got into an argument with a Fundie not too long ago about currency.  I mentioned that our money shouldn't say "In God We Trust" and he went off on me.  Turns out, he didn't know that "In God We Trust" wasn't always on our currency.


Did you add the fact that the Pledge of Allegiance was written by a socialist?  It's funny to try to watch them process that little fact.
 
2014-01-24 06:05:02 AM

PunGent: FizixJunkee: Silverstaff: Remember, a lot of Fundamentalists, especially deep in the Bible Belt, sincerely, genuinely believe that it's perfectly legal to do that, since (as I heard it quoted to me) "Separation of church and state is mentioned nowhere in the Constitution".  They sincerely believe that the US is a "Christian state" founded by Christians and it's "liberal" propaganda/lies that you can't force people to worship Jesus or require people to be Christian to be a citizen or vote or hold office.

They basically think that the US is supposed to be a Christian theocracy and was until the last few decades, and it's only godless "liberal" treachery that began sometime in the 60's (or thereabouts) that's preventing that.

No, I'm not joking.


I got into an argument with a Fundie not too long ago about currency.  I mentioned that our money shouldn't say "In God We Trust" and he went off on me.  Turns out, he didn't know that "In God We Trust" wasn't always on our currency.

Did you add the fact that the Pledge of Allegiance was written by a socialist?  It's funny to try to watch them process that little fact.


D'oh, Ciberido beat me to it.
 
2014-01-24 07:20:40 AM

Gergesa: Well I am convinced.  In the face of all evidence to the contrary I will now believe in creationism.  Also, I will refuse all scientific explanations involving charged particles for the mysterious and completely magical phenomenon known as electricity.

[i.imgur.com image 850x1113]


pim.cpcache.com

This is the non-nutcase way of combining religion and science. Practiced by most christians in the world and official policy of the catholic church
 
2014-01-24 07:25:03 AM

The Irresponsible Captain: This crap is why people make fun of southerners.


Banjos don't help the matter.
 
2014-01-24 07:27:15 AM

ciberido: meat0918: Non-Christians are excluded in so many ways in this country that most Christians don't even realize they are excluding them, and then get upset when you point out they are being exclusionary.

The thing about "privilege" (including "Christian privilege") is that the people who have it almost never realize that it even exists.

There's a saying "Fish don't know what water is" which conveys the idea well enough.


well, in all fairness, have you ever met anyone that speaks "fish" ? How do you know what they know if you can't ask them?

/game, set, match :P
 
2014-01-24 07:29:07 AM

Rueened: But it's ok when secular bigots do it.

You can all return to your scheduled stuffing Cheetos into your fat basement-dwelling faces now. Fun time is over.


that was a reallllly awkward sentence... it just had no flair.... no ummm... what's the word... oh yes, it was dumb.... that's it.
 
2014-01-24 07:36:49 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: ciberido: meat0918: Non-Christians are excluded in so many ways in this country that most Christians don't even realize they are excluding them, and then get upset when you point out they are being exclusionary.

The thing about "privilege" (including "Christian privilege") is that the people who have it almost never realize that it even exists.

There's a saying "Fish don't know what water is" which conveys the idea well enough.

well, in all fairness, have you ever met anyone that speaks "fish" ? How do you know what they know if you can't ask them?

/game, set, match :P


Well, Gillileo has a pretty good understanding of the concept, but he just got excommunicated by the Fish Pope, so... yeah.
 
2014-01-24 07:51:34 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: Rueened: But it's ok when secular bigots do it.

You can all return to your scheduled stuffing Cheetos into your fat basement-dwelling faces now. Fun time is over.

that was a reallllly awkward sentence... it just had no flair.... no ummm... what's the word... oh yes, it was dumb.... that's it.


Glad to see you expressing yourself in a coherent and relevant manner as always.

Oh wait, that's not what I meant at all.
 
2014-01-24 08:17:10 AM

Wyalt Derp: She told her students that "if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."



Oh.

My.

God.

The stupid... IT BURNS!!!
 
2014-01-24 09:40:46 AM
North and South Louisiana are two different countries.

North- Baptists, evangelicals, country music in bars that only sell Bud-lite, want Jim Crow back. Major products=pregnant teens, ignorant duck call makers.

South- Catholic, liquor in gas stations, dancing at festivals, gumbo. Major products=drunken tourists, drunken college students, milfs who dance with strangers at festivals.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-24 09:40:49 AM

mongbiohazard: gja: ciberido: SuperNinjaToad: When the outraged parents confronted Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb about the incidents, she allegedly told them "this is the Bible belt" and that they "shouldn't be offended" to "see God here." Ebarb advised that C.C. should either change his faith or be transferred to another District school where "there are more Asians."

The obvious legal implications aside what has race got anything to do with religion?

Keep in mind that we're dealing with the "Santa, like Jesus, just is white" level of derp here.  Christians are white and Asians are Buddhist because potato.

I always laugh a little at that. Jesus was white? Really? Apparently grasping that a descendant of a desert tribe for generations might have had a tad of 'perma-tan' is too much for some folks to handle.
Hell, even some of my cousins once-removed (from Sicily) are rather less-than-white.
Environment. It has an impact on how folks look.
/probably a LOT closer to reality:
[i1145.photobucket.com image 448x213]

Closer than the blonde haired, blue eyed version, sure. If Jesus wasn't a fictional character he probably would have looked a lot more like this:

[i107.photobucket.com image 220x242]


Holy moley, that looks SO much like my second-cousin Paolo from Calabria. Freaky.
 
2014-01-24 09:45:02 AM
I always liked the Science Made Stupidapproach.    We take the classical evolution approach:
www.besse.at

and combine it with a glaring hole in the creationist approach:

www.besse.at

Where did the wives for Cain and Seth come from?  Voila...

www.besse.at
 
2014-01-24 10:03:13 AM
God made everything.  Even Penis Fencing and Traumatic Insemination.

Right?
 
2014-01-24 10:31:34 AM

NicoFinn: /I GTFO of Louisiana.
/I GTFO of the entire country.


This is me, soon! I'm in Atlanta right now but I'll be moving abroad later this year.
 
2014-01-24 10:46:26 AM

Rueened: HindiDiscoMonster: Rueened: But it's ok when secular bigots do it.

You can all return to your scheduled stuffing Cheetos into your fat basement-dwelling faces now. Fun time is over.

that was a reallllly awkward sentence... it just had no flair.... no ummm... what's the word... oh yes, it was dumb.... that's it.

Glad to see you expressing yourself in a coherent and relevant manner as always.

Oh wait, that's not what I meant at all.


You're going to respond with a soft-sarcasm IKYABWAI? Come on son, even grade-school trolls on YouTube can do better than that.

Go ahead and tell us all what it is that secular bigots are doing, and make it interesting. Go big or go home.
 
2014-01-24 10:47:25 AM

rnatalie: I always liked the Science Made Stupidapproach.    We take the classical evolution approach:
[www.besse.at image 249x300]

and combine it with a glaring hole in the creationist approach:

[www.besse.at image 239x300]

Where did the wives for Cain and Seth come from?  Voila...

[www.besse.at image 427x400]


I love discussing that bit with creationists. When they break out the Adam and Eve bit, I get to break the bad news to them:

1. Technically, you're having sex with family
2. The entire human race is inbred as hell and we should be ashamed of ourselves for it. Because Bible.

They look at me quizzically for a moment or two, and then I am forced to explain that if Adam and Eve were the only two humans in existence, and Eve only birthed out three male kids, then by that train of "thought," Eve sexed with Abel and Seth, and presumably the hellspawn of those unholy unions sexed with each other. Voila! The South.
 
2014-01-24 11:01:25 AM

maram500: rnatalie: I always liked the Science Made Stupidapproach.    We take the classical evolution approach:
[www.besse.at image 249x300]

and combine it with a glaring hole in the creationist approach:

[www.besse.at image 239x300]

Where did the wives for Cain and Seth come from?  Voila...

[www.besse.at image 427x400]

I love discussing that bit with creationists. When they break out the Adam and Eve bit, I get to break the bad news to them:

1. Technically, you're having sex with family
2. The entire human race is inbred as hell and we should be ashamed of ourselves for it. Because Bible.

They look at me quizzically for a moment or two, and then I am forced to explain that if Adam and Eve were the only two humans in existence, and Eve only birthed out three male kids, then by that train of "thought," Eve sexed with Abel and Seth, and presumably the hellspawn of those unholy unions sexed with each other. Voila! The South.


http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/nab/who-was-cains-wife

This pretty much sums up the line of thought...

Of course, the Isrealites minted a great set of Creation tales, even while they were starting to separate themselves from their early polytheism. Yahweh was indeed a jealous God, since at the time he had a LOT of competition...
 
2014-01-24 11:13:55 AM
ultramarinblaa:
This is the non-nutcase way of combining religion and science. Practiced by most christians in the world and official policy of the catholic church

CitationNeeded.jpg
 
2014-01-24 11:17:56 AM

rnatalie: I always liked the Science Made Stupidapproach.    We take the classical evolution approach:
[www.besse.at image 249x300]

and combine it with a glaring hole in the creationist approach:

[www.besse.at image 239x300]

Where did the wives for Cain and Seth come from?  Voila...

[www.besse.at image 427x400]


They would have had to have bred with their mother, creating a line of inbred, mentally retarded, ... what's the word? Oh yeah - Creationists!
 
2014-01-24 12:33:38 PM

profplump: GORDON: a 10 year old doesn't have any religion, anyway.  They just say what their parents tell them to say.

I'm not sure how that's any different than a 45-year-old -- they're mostly just regurgitating what authority figures from both their childhood and adult life told them to say. Most people have literally nothing original to say about whatever brand of (non-)theology they're selling, and are not particularly interested in thinking deeply about it in the first place.

But 10-year-olds are certainly capable of having their own opinions, on religion or anything else, just like they're capable of preferring certain foods or certain friends. They don't necessarily have the same goals as older people when it comes to religion, but that doesn't make their preferences or beliefs any less valid.


10 year olds can definitely have their own opinions. But they are not really able to have them in a completely reasonable way. There's a reason we don't let them drive, or drink, and so on. It's because their judgment is still developing, and it's still erratic and not fully formed, and it's still highly dependent on the people around them. They are not independent, they aren't even trying to be terribly separate from their parents. It's a time in their life when they're learning more and more what it is to be an adult, and learning a lot of that from emulating their parents and peers, but they aren't trying their own wings quite yet. So basically, a 10 year old can "have" a religion, but it's NOT the same as an adult that's had an opportunity to be exposed to other things and rejected them.

Read some child development stuff... it's really enlightening.
 
2014-01-24 01:13:20 PM

jso2897: trappedspirit: jso2897: trappedspirit: tinfoil-hat maggie: FizixJunkee: If only there was a place one could go to lean about the Constitution and the Separation of Church and State® ...

You can't teach stuff like that in school. Next you're gonna say proper sex ed should be learned there, heathen

They really should not teach stuff like that in school.

Like what?

Spelling Nazism is the best you can do?
Why am I not surprised?


Aww.  Yup, you called it.  That's the best I can do.  Just exactly what it is you think I am trying to do that this was the best of  is your problem now.
 
2014-01-24 08:30:42 PM

blindio: God made everything.  Even Penis Fencing and Traumatic Insemination.

Right?

And the Osedax worms.



"Male Osedax are microscopic dwarfs that live as "harems" inside the lumen of the gelatinous tube that surrounds each female. An individual female can house hundreds of these males in her tube."

Not exactly straight missionary sex, is it?
 
2014-01-24 08:55:19 PM
"if evolution was real, it would still be happening: Apes would be turning into humans today."

I'm guessing she is not a football fan.
 
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