Daily Archives: January 28, 2011

Just picked this up by PZ Myers at his great Pharyngula blog…

clipped from scienceblogs.com

Holy crap, Texas, how can you stand your governor?

Governor Rick Perry has been talking about education.

Well, there is a lot of fat to cut from our public schools, especially those in our biggest urban areas like Houston and Dallas. I am

Texas Governor Rick Perry
Texas Governor Rick Perry

concerned that some of the highly diverse Magnet public schools in this city are becoming hotbeds for liberalism. Do we really need free school bus service, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, ESL, special needs and enrichment programs like music, art or math Olympiad? I think we should get back to the basics of the three Rs, reading writing and arithmetic. I mean when is the last time a 6th grade science fair project yielded a cure for a disease?

There are strange, wild, guttural sounds spilling from my lips right now; I dare not transcribe them here lest innocents repeat them, summoning vindictive elder gods to rend their sanity. I’m a trained professional in coping with madness, others may not be.

In this same talk, he also babbles about making private Christian schools more affordable. Kill public education, promote religion instead. That’s his position.When’s the insurrection? Or at least the repeal? Don’t Texans have any self-respect?

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And I thought Rick Santorum was the Stupidest Governor in America.
Now I see it is a Republican disease that infects both of them.

Charlie Callas has died at 83

One of my favorite 60s and 70s comedians, Charlie Callas has died in Las Vegas at 83. A regular television guest on Carson, Merv Griffen, Ed Sullivan and Gleason, Charlie had a face that could be twisted into rubbery responses to any concept.

Callas made movies for Mel Brooks, was roasted by Dean Martin and did a little of everything in the comedy field.

According to Tony Belmont, executive director of the National Comedy Hall of Fame in St. Petersburg, Fla.:

“There were two things he could do that made his career. He could think very fast on his feet, and he had an unbelievable number of sounds that he made with his voice.”