Southern Loon Watch: the Texas Edition

Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Gov. Rick Perry Friday named Gail Lowe of Lampasas to chair the Texas State Board of Education. Ms. Lowe — a graduate of Louisiana State University, is a co-publisher of the Lampasas Dispatch Record but is not a teacher. Deeply distrustful of public education, she home-schooled her children.

Ms. Lowe’s elevation helps Gov. Perry move Texas toward a true Christian government. She refers to herself a creationist and said the study of evolution — while important to the teaching of biology, also believes “Kids ought to be able to hold religious beliefs and still study science without any conflict.”

Gail Lowe also embraces a conspiracy theory heard in the rightwing echo chamber that says President Obama is ineligible to be president because he was born in Indonesia (he was born in Honolulu, HI), and like many other far-right loons, Lowe refuses to believe his Hawaii-issued birth certificate is a valid document.

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10 Responses to Southern Loon Watch: the Texas Edition

  1. Gleneagle says:

    Is this the same Rick Perry who was nearly brought down by a gay scandal a few years ago? A man come forward and detail an affair between he and the very married Perry?

    I’m surprised he managed to survive it.

    Texans like their steers but they aren’t fond of queers.

  2. Jimmy says:

    I think it’s remarkable that she admits evolution is actually important to the teaching of biology. That it causes conflict in the mind of a person predisposed to belief in creationism is a byproduct of becoming educated, which is clearly something she is not.

  3. Kristin says:

    Well this is one hopeful Texan that Perry won’t remain in office for too much longer.

  4. Robster says:

    One more reason why I’m glad my family and almost all of my relatives are Texas Ex.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    This decision from the same governor who just a few months ago was calling for Texas to secede from the country over the size of Obama’s stimulus? He Rick Perry screech when Bush was running up a $10 trillion dollar debt? Crickets, that’s what we heard from this moron. Oh well, voters elected him. Now they can settle back and enjoy the ride!

  6. libhomo says:

    I’m beginning to think that the only solution to the problem of Texas is expulsion from the union.

  7. Conejo1982 says:

    I’m beginning to think that the only solution for Texas is a comet.

    Then fill the hole with water and create the largest man-made lake in North America and we can use for various forms of recreation.

  8. Brigadoon says:

    This woman will be responsible for approving the school books bought and used in public schools? Nice job, Gov. Perry. Will she approve books that claim the world is flat and dinosaurs still roam around in the Amazon?

  9. Tiny Dancer says:

    Conejo1982 has the best solution for the problem known as Texas I’ve heard so far.

    There is no reason for this state to exist.

  10. bradfrmphnx says:

    Texas is stupided.

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