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:
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.
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.
Here's some info on the group itself:
Gee, I wonder why.
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.
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?