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September 25, 2007

Your Tax Dollars At Work

I caught this on last night's Countdown. Our favorite whoremonger, Republican Senator David Vitter, was on KO's worst person list last night.

By the way, on that list we also find that the source of the "Petreaus/Betray us" pun is none other than our favorite drug addict, Rush Limbaugh.

Turns out that our John has been busy:

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., earmarked $100,000 in a spending bill for a Louisiana Christian group that has challenged the teaching of Darwinian evolution in the public school system and to which he has political ties.

The money is included in the labor, health and education financing bill for fiscal 2008 and specifies payment to the Louisiana Family Forum "to develop a plan to promote better science education."

The earmark appears to be the latest salvo in a decades-long battle over science education in Louisiana, in which some Christian groups have opposed the teaching of evolution and, more recently, have pushed to have it prominently labeled as a theory with other alternatives presented. Educators and others have decried the movement as a backdoor effort to inject religious teachings into the classroom.

For the record, I had nothing to do with the use of the metaphor "backdoor effort" though I am assuming that in Vitter's case, it would probably cost extra - at least for the lube.

Here's some info on the group itself:

The nonprofit Louisiana Family Forum, launched in Baton Rouge in 1999 by former state Rep. Tony Perkins, has in recent years taken the lead in promoting "origins science," which includes the possibility of divine intervention in the creation of the universe.

The group's stated mission is to "persuasively present biblical principles in the centers of influence on issues affecting the family through research, communication and networking." Until recently, its Web site contained a "battle plan to combat evolution," which called the theory a "dangerous" concept that "has no place in the classroom." The document was removed after a reporter's inquiry.

Gee, I wonder why.

Here's their website, by the way. From it, you can learn many many wondrous things such as the groups core values. One of which is:
We believe that life-long, faithful marriage is the first Human institution ordained by God and therefore, the basic, irreducible building block of society. We believe the value of marriage in a community will determine that community’s health, happiness, productivity and safety.
I wonder what they think of a guy who uses money to hire prostitutes? And what about that $100,000 he just slipped them. Did he leave it in an envelope for them on the dresser when he was done?

10 comments:

Sherry said...

and yet they still claim that god is on their side and people still buy into it and the democrats are still too spineless to use all of this against them!

Anonymous said...

John K. says: You mean 'earmarks' as in the earmarks that Rep. Murtha, the current king of pork, brings back to his district. Murtha ever going to apologize to the Marines he falsely accused?

Sherry said...

and the point is?

that's a grade schoolers way of arguing a point.

"well, johnny down the street did worse stuff tham mmmeeeee!!!"


are you defending vitter?

Whigsboy said...

Yes, Murtha is a prick who wastes taxpayer dollars. Nothing new there. He did his duty and changed the course of the discussion on Iraq when he spoke out however long ago that was. Now he should retire because he is a pork addict who is no longer doing much good.

That, of course, has nothing to do with Sen. Vitter's sneaky efforts to give federal money to this sad little group in Louisiana, but John Koward can't really ever address any of these things. That would require rational thought.

Given his penchant for gibberish and crazy mongering, and since Robert Novak has already secured the "douchebag of liberty" moniker, I suggest christening John Koward the "dirty tampon of justice and freedom," or DTOJF. Although I'm open to other suggestions.

Oh, and DTOJF, you never answered my question about why you aren't over in EyeRack with your boots on the ground. Any response yet?

Anonymous said...

John K. says: I got to say whigsboy, I already graduated from college and feel no need to take tests anymore. But you seem compelled to give them so make it essay or multiple choice, rather than the mundane true or false.
Yep, left wing kooks always forget about the corruption in their own political ranks. Must I always remind you of the last Sheriff of Allegheny County.
But it seems odd that the left would even attack Sen. Vitter. After all doesn't everyone lie about sex? LOL And isn't the bedroom beyond the prying eyes of government? LOL Come on lay out some more lines from when we impeached your President in 1998 and you lefties defended him. Like, sex is no one's business. Way too easy here exposing you hypocrites. LOL

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Now we all know that Sen. Clinton will be the Democrat nominee for Prez. And we all know moveon.org is a Clinton support group. So she gets on (last Sunday) 'This Week' with Stephanonoupolis or whatever and says, I paraphrase, She will not pull out of Iraq, and has to evaluate the situation, especially as it relates to Iran.
I told you lefties over and over, you aren't opposed to the war and you don't want to bring any troops home. In fact, this war would be perfectly acceptable to you lefties provided a Clinton was running it. LOL Lol I win again.

Whigsboy said...

dtojf, can you read? Did I say anything about Vitter and sex? I know you don't like taking tests, but the answer is "no." Did I say anything (in this or other comments on this blog) that there is no corruption among Democrats. Again, "no."

All I asked is why you haven't joined the military or otherwise found a way to go make glorious battle for dimwit president in Iraq.

Can you just answer the question? Wouldn't a college grad be able to do at least that?

jaywillie said...

Oh god...John K., the most obtuse person in Western PA.

It's about the hypocrisy, you jackanape.

You're ilk ramble on about family values, then get caught soliciting gay sex in men's rooms or frequenting prostitutes.

Or better yet, you mindlessly support the war yet have no intention of enlisting yourself.

It's always easier if someone else has to do the conservatives dirty work.

Like I said before, everyone else pays the price for people like John K. and his delusional worldview.

Keep listening to the oxycontin junkie.

Sherry said...

all he can do is type LOL over and over and declare" i win again."

grade school, nothing but grade school mentality.

not even good enough for a jr. high debate team.

great attitude tho for playground one upsmanship.

Wavy Gravy said...

Fred Fascist I mean John K if you knew anything about Moveon.org you would know Clinton would be the last Democrat they would back.They would only back her in a general election against a republicrat.