June 6th, 2008


Friday Foofarah

Allegedly not so great on taste, but the packaging and icons have me won over. Who can resist demonic peppers that feast on the flesh of their vegetable kin?

I can't really see anything in this story but a failed omelette.

Today's American History lesson is the Kanawha County (WV) Textbook Controversy. More info available here (PDF):

On 16th May when the Textbook Selection Committee presented its adoption justification the School Board agreed to make a final decision on 27th June regarding the formal adoption of the books. The decision to consider adopting the books caused uproar in the community and in a nine month period between April 1974 and January 1975, mobs throwing rocks forced the County’s one hundred and twenty four public schools to close, demonstrators surrounded schools and blockaded school bus garages, two people were shot, schools were dynamited and firebombed and teachers were threatened. Coal miners went on strike in support of the protest, the Ku Klux Klan demonstrated in the streets of Charleston and a preacher and his followers discussed murdering families who wouldn’t join the school boycott.