Thanks to legislation signed by Louisiana governor and potential Mitt Romney running mate Bobby Jindal, beginning this fall, thousands Louisiana schoolkids will receive taxpayer funded vouchers covering the full cost of tuition at private religious schools, some of which are reputed to be excellent alternatives to the state's under-performing public schools and some of which are fly by night operations relying on the hilarious-in-a-cry-yourself-to-sleep-kind-of-way curriculum contained in textbooks published by A Beka Book and Bob Jones University Press.
Mother Jones did yeoman's work of highlighting the wackiest facts these textbooks teach, which leads us to this quiz: Are You Smarter Than a Bible School-Educated Louisianan?
1. Which of the following is a true statement about the Trail of Tears?
a) It was a God-ordained event that brought Native Americans closer to Jesus Christ
b) It was a Department of Agriculture program designed to increase cotton production
c) All of the above
d) None of the above
2. Paleontologists have have found large chambers in certain dinosaur skulls. These chambers likely allowed the creatures to do what…?
a) Encase a larger brain
b) Maintain balance while walking
c) Shoot fire from their mouths or nostrils, like dragons
d) Store food near their energy-hungry brains
Tags: 30 Rock, Bobby Jindal, Christianity, Education, Evolution, Louisiana, Science & Technology
Condoleezza Rice is an incredibly intelligent and motivated woman who served in the Bush administration as both Secretary of State and National Security Advisor.
Finally, though, she might be doing something worthwhile to make up for that…
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will reunite with an old flame…in TV land. Tina Fey announced Thursday, on NPR's The Leonard Lopate Show, that the Stanford University political science professor will make her star turn in an upcoming episode.
Jack Donaghy (played by Alec Baldwin) name-dropped Rice as his ex-girlfriend throughout the first season of NBC's 30 Rock and it appears she will debut in "a couple weeks" as the fictional executive's former flame.
Glad to see she's finally getting her career on track. Maybe she'll actually make something of herself one day.
Tags: 30 Rock, Condoleezza Rice, NBC, Obama Administration, Television, Tina Fey
From The CC Insider…
UCB-er Aaron Glaser wrote and directed this political ad parody starring 30 Rock's Sue Galloway as an Anarchist mayoral candidate from Indianapolis. An anarchist politician would probably come up with crazy laws designed to undermine and eradicate our delicately balanced system. In other words, they'd cause far less damage than the average politician.
What's funny is if she was actually running in these midterm elections, she wouldn't even be thaaat fringe compared to all the crazy witch virgins and Yosemite Sam street preachers campaigning this year. If you really want to be fringe these days, you have to sacrifice a baby to your goat god while proposing we send all Muslims to the planet Muslamia on a rocket ship fueled by blood diamonds.
Tags: 30 Rock, Anarchists, Television
Tina Fey and SNL on the Make-Believe 'Sarah Palin Network' Which Will Not Be So Make-Believe in a Few Years
I give it less than a year after Oprah Winrey's network — the Oprah Winfrey Network, which is going live on January 1 — is proven to be a financial success that other celebrities start unveiling their own networks. To mind mind, the smart money is on Sarah Palin's to be rolled out after Martha Stewart's but before Corey Feldman's…
Tags: 30 Rock, Abstinence, Alaska, Banks, Bobby Jindal, CBS, Census, CSPAN, Health Care, Katie Couric, Michael Steele, Sarah Palin, Saturday Night Live, Sex, Stephen Baldwin, Tea Party, Television, Tina Fey
Sure, 30 Rock is pretty much one of the funniest shows on television and everything. So, we know it's funny-funny. But is it Republican-funny? Like, is it actually a conservative-leaning show in disguise?
According to this not-completely-unconvincing argument from Slate, it just might be…
The show's central tension remains the tug of war between Fey's Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Their head butting doubles as an argument about the viability of liberal ideals and the allure of a pragmatic, colder-eyed conservatism — and it's remarkable how often the show sides with the latter…
Tags: 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin, Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, NBC, Tina Fey