No HOTS for Young Texans

From the folks who gave us President Monkey Boy, and tried to sell us Rick Perry:

In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, here’s what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education:

Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority. — Washington Post

That’s as admirably candid a chunk of imbecility as ever canned in a single six-pack.

You can easily envision what went into this. There’s certain element of conservative anti-thought that worries about kids going to school where they might be exposed to socialist instructors from liberal colleges who teach that bible’s version of creation is a load of goat shit. Or that global climate change isn’t an AlGore hallucination. Etc.

Who needs critical thinking skills when we have obedience? And guns to play with? And snot to roll?

On the subject of guns, I find this humorous:

And that’s all I got because July 24 was National Tequila Day, and I’m a Patriot.

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5 Responses to No HOTS for Young Texans

  1. ya' gotta' guessit says:

    Stupid Republicans.
    I mean, they are just. so. stupid.

    Cool pix – got any photos of guys who were NOT allowed to buy guns, but managed to acquire them, anyway?
    Which group presents the greater overall danger, squathole?

    And weren’t you talking about buying a firearm a few years back – whatever became of that?

    • 'Nonymous says:

      I agree that delegation’s proposed plank is out of line, but characterizing all Republicans as “stupid” is an irresponsible generalization. If you were to look at every proposal and statement offered in the course of a year by both parties, you would find plenty of similar off-the-wall statements, it’s what happens when people get carried away with their own rhetoric and loose perspective. Obviously you’ve lost yours, just as Squirthole, who just loves picking and choosing to bias his points, did a long time ago.

  2. Frank of Oregon says:

    I lived in Texas 15 years ago when I attended graduate school at UT. There were always fringe groups around, political extremists religious zealots, all kinds of crackpots. The difrerence between now and then is, now they’re running the asylum, and the more rational rank and file is content to let them. Scary.

  3. Living Will says:

    Comment above: “Cool pix – got any photos of guys who were NOT allowed to buy guns, but managed to acquire them, anyway?” I think some of those are called “mug shots.”

  4. Elemenno P says:

    In Florida, the state isn’t even allowed to use a national databse to screen applicants for gun-carry permits: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-07-06/news/fl-gun-carry-permits-20120706_1_mental-illness-mental-health-nics.

    This is the same state government that demanded Homeland Security files for the purpose of finding illegal voters. There’s your priorities. There’s your ideology.

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