There are a lot of reasons Democrats got crushed on Election Day, but this particular bit of information is worth noting: “Nones” — who are atheists, Agnostics, and people who may believe in God but don’t use a religious label — make up nearly 20% of the adult population… but, according to exit polls, we [Read More…]
Iran, Mindful of Islamic Doctrine, Contemplates Punishing Pet Lovers For Owning and Walking Their Dogs
Thirty-two members of the Iranian parliament are currently pushing a bill that proposes this:
… walking dogs, trading them or keeping them at home will be punishable by 74 lashes or a fine of 1m to 10m Tomans [an equivalent of $320 to $3,200].
The bill says that
Walking and playing with animals such as dogs and monkeys outdoors and in public places are harmful to the health and the peace of other people, especially kids and women, and are against our Islamic culture.
Ohio’s House Bill 597 would amend existing education law to include this bit about science:
The standards in science shall be based in core existing disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics; incorporate grade-level mathematics and be referenced to the mathematics standards; focus on academic and scientific knowledge rather than scientific processes; and encourage students to analyze, critique, and review, in an objective manner, the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the standards.
That’s all code for “teach kids that evolution is questioned by credible scientists”… which it’s not.
There are a couple of simple rules for those working the polls on Election Day: Don’t talk about politics. Don’t talk about religion. You get the idea.
Ruth Provencal broke those rules during September’s primaries in Derry, New Hampshire by saying “God bless you” to voters.