Discovery Institute fails in New Mexico

The DI-inspired "Academic Freedom/Strengths & Weaknesses" bill that was in committee in New Mexico has failed to get a hearing before close of session and has thus expired. Dave Thomas has more over at PT. The state of play for 2009 must be depressing for the DI

As a strategy this is clearly not working.

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Over at PT, Hector Avalos is reporting that the deadline has passed for the DI-inspired "Evolution Academic Freedom Act” (HF 183) to move out of committee in Iowa. This one is now officially dead. Thus the scorecard so far looks like: Mississippi - dead in committee Oklahoma - dead in committee…
No sooner than Oklahoma’s SB 320 gets axed than we find out about another “academic freedom”/”strengths and weaknesses” bill. This time it’s Missouri HB 656 introduced on Feb 10th. As NCSE reports, Robert Wayne Cooper (R-District 155), the chief sponsor, has a history of wasting time introducing…
I had received the news that Oklahoma SB 320 died in committee whilst at the Will Rogers airport heading home. I tried to post some details using my phone but that clearly didn't work. In the comments section Vic provides the details. This means the state of the nation currently is: Mississippi -…
Yet another defeat for the anti-evolutionists. NCSE is reporting that Florida's Senate Bill 2396 has died in committee. To recap: Mississippi - dead in committee Oklahoma - dead in committee Iowa - dead in committee New Mexico - dead in committee Florida - dead in committee Alabama - in committee…

We still have another week to go here in Texas for the School Board hearings on science standards, and when you have such loons as McElroy and Dunbar on the school board...

let's hope it works out bad for them, but a win here in Texas, even a temporary one, could make up for the others (even if the..house bill, isn't it...gets shot down by the legislature.

Badger3k,
Ed Brayton got a load of 'corrections' on a thread for McElroy who's real name is McLeroy. Just though I'd help out here. The man is a fool and deserves to have his name spelled correctly when pointing out his foolishness. ;-)

John,
As you point out, DI is having a well deserved rough time of it. The next step for little casey will no doubt be a conspiracy charge. What a colossal waste of time and money is casey and his DI IDiocy. Here's hoping for a clean sweep of these 'freedom' bills, a shutout in honor of a new baseball season!