Who Hijacked Our Country

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Reduced Funding for Education; MORE funding for Biblical Theme Park

Priorities, don’t you know.  Because of his state’s severe budget crisis, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear wants a 6.4% reduction in education funding.

At the same time, Governor Beshear is planning a $43 million tax break for The Ark Encounter — a Biblical theme park.  The park includes a 500-foot by 75-foot simulation of Noah’s Ark.

Hallelujah!  We never needed that there booklarnin’ anyway.

The state budget also includes $11 million to improve a highway interchange that just happens to be near the park.

Proponents of the Ark Encounter have claimed that the park will create jobs by boosting tourism.  This claim is based on a study that was done by — you guessed it — the developers of the Ark Encounter.

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Blogger Donald said...

Good heavens... I've spent some time away from civilization, but now I come back to find it is as uncivilized as ever.

January 21, 2012 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Cutting funds in education is part of the plan. Intelligence and Arks do not mix well together.

January 22, 2012 at 6:09 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Kentucky don't need no education! After all, they're ranked 47th in terms of quality of life in these here United States of Uhmuhricuh!

Seriously... it's because of these damned Jethros that Ohio became so screwed up. I'd be in favor of mining the damned river and forcibly repatriating Cletis and his cousin/wife.

January 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Holy, lawdy Jebus Almighty. What the fuck? That's insane. Absolutely insane.

January 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Donald: Yup, it continues to go downhill.

MRM: You're right, Arks and intelligence don't mix. Down with intelligence.

JR: LOL. Tell Cletis and his cousin/wife to stay on the Ark.

Carlos: Insane, and yet not surprising.

January 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I'm sure the governor is just reacting to the opulence and splendor of Kentucky's luxurious schools. I'll bet they even put toilet paper in school restrooms when corncobs and old Sears catalogs would be a lot cheaper. (This obviously refers only to the schools with indoor plumbing.)

Meanwhile, you've got this valiant entrepreneur who wants to put in a badly needed theme park. He's struggling to capitalize on christianity, which is obviously a righteous thing to do.

Unbelievable. But then when I think about Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, it's not so hard to believe.

January 23, 2012 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Damn, toilet paper and indoor plumbing? I knew them skools were too pampered and coddled.

You're right that this isn't surprising, coming from the same state that elected Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning.

January 23, 2012 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

If they would just teach the buybull in the schools, all that lernin stuff would just happen. Damn libruls wanting to have people smart and stuff what the hell is the matter with all of you anyway? No need for an answer, it's cuz yer all eleetists.

January 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Whah hail yes, the buybull. What else could anyone possibly need?

January 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM  

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