I'm none too happy with the state of Texas right about now. And I'm not talking about our current drought or the record setting heat wave. Did somebody say 23 days of 105 or hotter? I only thought it was hot two years ago.
No, what I'm p*ssed off about is man made. Woman made. Ignoramus made.
I ranted before about how Texas' public school kids are getting lousy information when it comes to pregnancy prevention. This time it's more serious.
Here's the conversation between my son and Daring Daughter (DD). We were in the kitchen. I was cooking dinner. The kids were getting a snack. I can't remember how it started but eventually they got to arguing about safe sex.
Older and Wiser Son: Condoms prevent AIDS.
DD: No they don't. Nothing prevents AIDS.
O&WSon: Um, you're wrong. Condoms work. They work really well! Go look it up!
DD: I don't need to look it up. Nothing protects against AIDS except abstinence. That's what they taught us at school!
O&WSon: (Fanning me as I lie on the kitchen floor.) That's right, Mom. That's what they teach in school. You know, abstinence education?
How can this be happening? How can the powers that be, the State Board of Education and their mutant cronies, be allowed to perpetuate, to legislate, to TEACH to our CHILDREN information that is clearly a lie? A lie that kills?
And why are we all just lying down taking it? Do we need to wait for the next wave of HIV epidemic before we put a stop to this dangerous policy?