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HB-318 Vote - Another Alabama Republican Who's Bad At Math

by: countrycat

Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 16:36:23 PM CST

After Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin's astonishing assertion last legislative sesson that a baby is the "largest organ in a woman's body," we all knew she wasn't destined for a medical career.  Now, after yesterday's committee vote on HB318, we can also cross mathmetician off the list.

Because really, how hard is it to count the votes in a legislative committee?  She didn't even need both hands:

By way of a voice vote, the House Education Policy Committee passed a bill that would require teachers to recite Christian prayers in public schools every day, even though the majority of members did not vote for it.
Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, chairwoman of the committee, said she heard more votes in favor of the bill.

“It’s what I heard as chairman,” she said.

Reps. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, Elaine Beech, D-Chatom, and Phil Williams, R-Huntsville, all voted against the bill. Reps. Marcel Black, D-Tuscumbia, Mac Buttram, R-Cullman, and Kerry Rich, R-Albertville, did not vote at all.

The only two to vote in favor of the bill were McClurkin and Rep. Lesley Vance, R-Phenix City.

Kudos to the two Republican representatives who don't think that the main problem with Alabama schools is that schoolchildren don't know enough about "Congressional procedures."

But what's up with the members who didn't vote?  I the cat got your tongues, I swear I'm not the kitty responsible!


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Apparently none of those four voting against the bill were brave enough to ask for a show of hands. 


Shame on you, for not challenging the chair's decision. 

can't wait (4.00 / 1)
for the next time the congressional opening prayer is led by a Muslim...

Gardener: One who interfers with natural selection one seed at a time

we need Wiccans, Hindus, Unitarians.... (0.00 / 0)
 you name it, to cut loose on the floor of the House.

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith

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Most of the time (4.00 / 1)
Very few Congresspersons or Senators are actually present for the opening prayer.  And the prayer itself has its own parameters and is first vetted by the Chaplain of the House or the Senate/

Re: "She didn't even need both hands" (4.00 / 1)
Maybe she did.  Her voice was one hand and Vance's voice was the other hand.  (I am, of course, implying she's so stupid she doesn't realize she has fingers she could use to count with.  Sort of the old, "He's so stupid he can't count to 21 unless he's naked" joke.)


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