Head, Meet Explode

The 5 Craziest Policies in the Texas Republicans’ 2012 Platform

Even these chuckleheads must realize that opposing the teaching of “critical thinking skills” in schools puts you on a mental/spiritual path from which there is no return.

Update: Head explosions continuing.

1. House Candidate Downplays Swastika Photo

A Republican Oklahoma state House candidate on Friday sought to downplay a photo on his Facebook page of him wearing a swastika-adorned Iron Cross medallion around his neck, saying it was part of a Halloween costume a few years ago.

[snip]

Hiebert, of Taloga, said the photo was taken at a friend’s Halloween party about four years ago and that the pendant belonged to his friend.

“I was just going to be a vampire. I had just got off work, and my friend said, ‘Here, put this on and we’ll just pass you off as a vampire and go.’ I didn’t really give no thought about it. I still don’t really,” the 42-year-old Hiebert said.

Hiebert, who says he would serve only one term if elected, said he is not a racist and that he has friends from various ethnicities and countries.

He said he doesn’t think public schools should be allowed to teach Spanish as a foreign language, and that they should place greater emphasis on teaching about Native American culture.

So swastikas are part of vampire culture, but schools should not teach Spanish as a foreign language because then kids would speak Spanish. Got that?

Can these people possibly descend any deeper into the black void of know-nothingness?

Yes. Yes they can. Because:

2. The Loch Ness Monster is real and that somehow disproves evolution, at least according to a private Christian ‘school’ in Louisiana

The startling claim about Nessie’s authenticity is made to bolster creationism within the textbook, the Scotsman newspaper reported Monday. The Loch Ness Monster is described as a type of dinosaur, and if dinosaurs and man co-exist, then presumably there would be holes in the scientific argument for evolution.

The textbook, produced by Accelerated Christian Education, features a passage about the Loch Ness Monster in the Biology 1099 edition, Scotland’s The Herald reported.

“Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence,” the textbook reads, according to the newspaper.

And there’s more idiocy because of course there is:

Marie Carrier, principal of Eternity Christian Academy, said her students are learning at their own pace.

Yes Marie, and that pace is retrograde.

“We try to stay away from all those things that might confuse our children,” Carrier told Reuters.

Such as knowledge.

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