The oddest weekend on Atlanta’s convention calendar

'I think that black gay guy is hitting on you.'

It’s that time of year again. Dragon-Con attendees, Black Gay Pride celebrants and fans attending the Chik-fil-A Kickoff Game will converge on downtown Atlanta this weekend for Mega-Super Diversity Expo 2011. 

In a related note, those  interested in the mating habits of sci-fi geeks should check out Craig’s List for a good laugh.

Garth Brooks in, George Washington out of Texas textbooks

The new Texas textbooks have debuted and, thanks to the America deification crowd, history will now be viewed through a Palin-esque prism.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or John Adams? They are nowhere to be found in the new high school TEKS. Students apparently learned everything they need to know about them in eighth grade.

A Texas high school history teacher  points out that “both the positive and negative impacts of … country and western music” will be taught, along with the historical importance of Estée Lauder.

If you think she is one of the 68 most important historical figures, you agree with the board. Yes, the board included her in the state curriculum, but not George Washington.

The new textbooks also vindicate alcoholic conspiracy theorist Joe McCarthy, confirming the findings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. That’s patently false, and not up for debate, but in Texas it’s taught as fact — at least to the unwashed masses.

 I will not have to deal with that issue in some of my classes because my Advanced Placement U.S. History classes are not required to follow the state curriculum. I am guessing that the Texas Education Agency realizes that students could never pass national exams while learning the state-mandated curriculum.

Hard to distinguish between reality and parody.

REMINDER: Texas public transit will not operate today so employees can celebrate Earth Day with their families. #sboe #p2 #tcot

22 Apr 10

That’s Texas for ya.

The chick from ‘Just One of the Guys’ salutes lip-syncing Disney product

D-List drag queen Lady Gaga, looking suspiciously like Terry (“dresses like Elvis Costello, looks like the Karate Kid”) from the 1985 gender-bending classic “Just One of the Guys,” was the big winner of the MTV Awards last night. The prep school graduate also took time out to honor an legend, an “icon” who, according to Elvis Macchio, “taught us all how to be fearless.”

Thank you, Britney Spears, for showing us the way. If not for your bravery, we would’ve missed out on another manufactured personality embraced by fame-hungry whores and gullible homosexuals.

EVERYTHING’s political when you’re a blindly partisan, race-obsessed buffoon

Rush Limbaugh said on his Monday show that President Obama was “hoping” that Hurricane Irene would be a “disaster.”

Limbaugh firmly came down on the side of those who think that the media oversold the destructive power of Irene. He said that the storm was blown out of proportion to “push the leftist agenda,” and tied it to what he said was Obama’s desire to have a huge disaster.

The other nutty thing Michele Bachmann said Monday

Besides claiming God sent Hurricane Irene to as a warning to Washington politicians who don’t adhere completely to tea party edicts, Michele Bachmann said she would consider oil and natural gas drilling in the Everglades.

Next up: Yellowstone.