Glenn Beck on the radio today, rejecting evolutionary science (audio clip from Media Matters): “I don’t think we came from monkeys. I think that’s ridiculous. I haven’t seen the half-monkey, half-person yet. Did evolution just stop? … There’s no other species that is developing into half-human?” That argument sound familiar? You might recall that Texas […]
Mercer Backer Attacks Fulbright, Peace Corps
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a supporter of Texas State Board of Education incumbent Ken Mercer is attacking his election opponent for having been a Fulbright scholar and a Peace Corps volunteer. Writing on the Republican website Texas GOP Vote, Sonja Harris has this to say in criticizing Rebecca Bell-Metereau, a professor […]
A Candidate for the Texas Education Board?
“Evolution is a myth. . . . Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?” No, that’s not Ken “Dog-Cat/Cat-Rat” Mercer, the Republican State Board of Education member from San Antonio who thinks evidence against evolution is the fact that dog-cat and cat-rat mutants aren’t roaming the earth. The quote above comes from Christine O’Donnell, the […]
Board Takes Up Anti-Muslim Measure
The Texas State Board of Education is about to take up a proposed resolution attacking Islam and claiming that social studies textbooks are anti-Christian. TFN Insider will keep you updated on progress. 9:53 a.m. – We notice that board members Barbara Cargill and Don McLeroy have been going through world history textbooks currently used in […]
Lie to the Voters?
The falsehoods continue to flow in Republican efforts to shield the party’s candidates in the Texas State Board of Education elections in November. Now District 5 board incumbent Ken Mercer, a San Antonio Republican, says he won’t participate in the League of Women Voters debate set for September 28 in Austin — but he either […]