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Montana GOP Creationist Lawmaker: It’s a “Monumental Leap” to Believe in Evolution

The hoary old “teach the controversy” dodge is resurrected again
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Republicans across the nation simply never stop trying to find ways to reintroduce creationism into public school science classes.

The latest example is in Montana, where Rep. Clayton Fiscus (R-Billings) is hauling out the old “teach the controversy” canard for another spin. According to Rep. Fiscus, “It’s been about 150 years now since the evolution theory came out, and there’s a lot of evidence came out since then that would indicate we have to think a little bit wider.”

These guys are always a hoot when they try to pretend they’re all about science. It’s almost cute, in a sick way, and Rep. Fiscus is no exception; his bill, introduced yesterday, is titled “Emphasize critical thinking in science education.”

They’re so tricky and clever when they’re in disguise! Who wouldn’t vote for such a wonderful-sounding thing? Well, the Montana House Education Committee, for starters.

HELENA - A lawmaker’s proposal protecting “alternative viewpoints” during the teaching of evolution and science in schools came under fire Friday from opponents who argued it would pave the way for teaching of creationism.

Rep. Clayton Fiscus, R-Billings, said evolution isn’t settled science and called it a “monumental leap” to believe it is true. His bill would allow teachers - if they want - to address perceived weaknesses in evolution studies in the classroom.

“This is just a bill to instruct what we have presently in the science on the origins of life,” Fiscus said. “We should teach what we do know. We should also teach what we don’t know.”

The House Education Committee didn’t take immediate action on the proposal. There were no supporters, and roughly two dozen opponents.

The bill says it does not promote the teaching of religious doctrine, and “only protects the teaching of scientific information.”

An early draft version of the bill sought to teach “intelligent design,” but the suggestion was dropped during the drafting process. Courts over the years have struck down similar legislative demands for the teaching of creationism.

Rep. Fiscus just keeps coming back with ever more watered-down versions of his original “intelligent design” bill, but he’s being denied again.

Denied! It’s a crime! If you can’t teach creationism to kids in Montana, where in tarnation can you teach it? Besides Turkey, I mean.

(By the way, Rep. Clayton Fiscus has an excellent website that hasn’t evolved much since about 1997.)

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Breitbrat Joel Pollak: Obama’s Skeet Shooting Means He’s a Racist Lying Tyrant

Rage addiction
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The New Republic published an interview with President Obama today, and of course that means the right wing blogosphere has to fly into a rage. In unison, the way they do everything.

At the hate site that Andrew built, Breitbrat Joel Pollak has apparently decided that Barack Obama is relevant again, because he’s back to his obsessive attacks.

In the interview, Obama is asked if he’s ever fired a gun, and he says yes, he’s done skeet shooting at Camp David. This is Joel Pollak’s cue to start ranting about “hypocrisy” and post a picture of Obama with a water pistol. Har de har har.

SURPRISE: OBAMA GOES SHOOTING ‘ALL THE TIME,’ HE CLAIMS

Pollak’s absurd post is even more unfocused than usual; he starts out making fun of Obama’s “hypocrisy,” then segues into a rant about how Obama lies about his “sporting knowledge or prowess.” Then Pollak reiterates that he’s paranoid about the government becoming a tyranny and that’s why he needs his guns, and concludes by accusing Obama of being a reverse racist.

I have no idea how he got to that last point, but it’s pretty inevitable in any Breitbrat tirade.

The real purpose of this pointless thrashing is to keep the knuckle-draggers who follow breitbart.com topped off with rage. Commenters get right to it:

barry is the most corrupt president this nation has ever known.

[…]

Lying comes to him as easily to him as breathing.

[…]

I seriously doubt Obama is telling the truth on this one since the man has no physical or athletic skills to speak of.

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Liberals lie. Obama is a Liberal. Therefore Obama lies.

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I hate this man with a passion.

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You are an enemy to this great country and YOU must be destroyed. Period! It is war.

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He meant ” all the time “, there are shootings in Chicago, and it was all a community effort to arm the animals and disarm the citizens of Chicago, last night 7 killed by animals and many more injured.
We have an animal problem, not a gun problem.

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I hate this man. I have disagreed or have been opposed to politicians in the past. I hate barry.

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This f v cking doushe would have all Republicans executed if he could get away with it.

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Sorry progressives, the 2nd Amendment was not created for sport shooting & hunting. It was created to keep the citizenry armed in case assh*les like Obama think they are going to impose tyranny on the people.

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Careful now… you keep talkin like that and Obongo will whack you with his purse.

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Sandy Hook was the Start of the Soviet Offensive See this on YouTube
‘The Sandy Hook Cover-Up-Full Movie’ See the Local Cops Chasing an
Armed ‘Off Duty Cop’ who was part of Perimeter Security Tackled and
Arrested Video as the Cops Showed Up on the Scene.
I don’t know how to make a Link

You Got To Check This Out.

On and on it goes, rage without end, amen.

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