Florida Republican Congresswoman Katherine Harris
, who is running for Senate:

“If you are not electing Christians,
tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you’re not
electing Christians, then in essence you are are going to legislate

…Whenever we legislate sin, and we say abortion is permissible and we
say gay unions are permissible, then average citizens who are not
Christians, because they don’t know better, we are leading them astray
and it’s wrong.”

I don’t really need to comment on that, do I?  She should be voted out on sentence structure alone.

Jennifer Marks, Harris’ campaign spokesman:

“Congresswoman Harris encourages
Americans from all walks of life and faiths to participate in our
government.  She continues to be an unwavering advocate of
religious rights and freedoms.”

Oh, is THAT what she meant?

And then there’s this:

Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List

By Cornelia Dean

Evolutionary biology has
vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of
a federal education grant for low-income college students.

The omission is inadvertent, said Katherine McLane, a spokeswoman
for the Department of Education, which administers the grants. “There
is no explanation for it being left off the list,” Ms. McLane said. “It
has always been an eligible major.”

Another spokeswoman, Samara Yudof, said evolutionary biology would
be restored to the list, but as of last night it was still missing.

If a major is not on the list, students in that major cannot get
grants unless they declare another major, said Barmak Nassirian,
associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admissions Officers. Mr. Nassirian said students seeking
the grants went first to their college registrar, who determined
whether they were full-time students majoring in an eligible field.

“If a field is missing, that student would not even get into the process,” he said.

That the omission occurred at all is worrying scientists concerned about threats to the teaching of evolution.



33 thoughts on “

  1. I was listening to NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t tell me today” and they said there is new catch phrase going around; “That person is Katherine Harris crazy.” RYC: “I noticed that all of the employees you sucked up too were attractive females”  Duh…of course they were. Why would I bother sucking up to a male employee?

  2. Another dimwitted theocrat.  On the bright side, the Florida GOP came right out and told her she can’t win this fall and she should withdraw from the race.  Better late than never, I guess.

  3. Thank goodness the Christians have the inside track to the only truth. Heaven forbid that ‘sinful’ legislation is drafted that actually follows the practices that JC was trying to preach … like tolerance.

  4. Is that the same Harris who deliberately bumped about 50,000 legit voters off the Florida election rolls just before the presidential election ?  I want to go to her church.  The one that bumped “Thou Shalt Not Lie” off the commandment list.

  5. I read the rest of the “evolutionary biology” article, and I’m afraid that Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University, is correct in his guess that the removal was deliberate.  The final paragraph in the article was this:
    “Dr. Krauss said: ‘Removing that one major is not going to make the nation stupid, but if this really was removed, specifically removed, then I see it as part of a pattern to put ideology over knowledge. And, especially in the Department of Education, that should be abhorred.'”
    The gang that is running things in Washington has been systematically infiltrating our local school boards for years.  It’s time that the REAL moral majority (you and I are among them) realize what’s going on.
    Katherine Harris makes me ashamed to be a Florida resident.  This fact kept me from being able to say LOL in reference to the beginning of this blog.  It’s hard to laugh when you’re wincing.

  6. good grief, good Lord we are going to hell in a handbasket carried by these fanatics………
    a fanatic “Christian” in my opinion is just as lethal to the freedom and equal rights of our nation and individuality as a fanatic Islamic or Aryan Warrior or any other wingnut group that claims an INSIDE TRACK on TRUTH.
    horseshit pure and simple. 

  7. Hear, hear RainyDar!
    Did I hear that Katherine Harris secretly proposed to Ann Coulter?
    And she is proof that evolution doesn’t exist, for if it did, then such stupidity would certainly have been weeded out. (shame on me!)

  8. Dear Jesus, please deliver & protect us from Your “followers.” And just as an aside — somehow, people who announce that they are “Christians” in hopes of gaining something for themselves always remind me of the used car salesman who tells me up front that he’s an “honest” man.

  9. These times frighten me. Publishers now want manuscripts at no higher than a 6th to 7th grade reading level. That is the national average today. To control the masses limit their understanding of that control. Where knowledge is limited ignorance flourishes. People who accept darkness as light walk paths in diminishing circles.

  10. There’s a town in Florida that actually officially banned Satan from its midst. That’s absurd on so many levels it’d ruin it to elaborate.
    Love the picture. She looks like Spock after a tanning booth accident.
    And I’m glad her spokeswoman clarified that all Americans, both saved and damned, should participate in politics.

  11. Before you go all x-files on me, I should point out that there is at least one other “suspicious” blank spot on the D of Eds grant form.  Line 26.0908 (under the Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences heading) is also missing.  Given the low standards for our civil servants these days I’d have to chalk this up to an (unfortunate) clerical error.
    See the original form here:
    I don’t have an excuse for Katherine Harris…

  12. Remember, evolution is JUST A THEORY.  Not like the Bible, which is fact.  We can’t have people leaning theories…we want them to learn facts!
    And besides, how many low income students will really want to study evolutionary bio, anyway.  They are much more interested in cosmetology, HVAC repair and welding.
    All kidding aside, the DOE story sickens me.

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