Mary Lou Bruner is a retired teacher who lives in northern Texas. She’s running for the State Board of Education in northeast Texas.
“We need concerned parents, grandparents, local businessmen and educators to guide our education system. We do not need paid lobbyists in elected offices who profit from inside information and use their influence to help their clients.”
Sounds like a pretty canned Republican/Tea Party style quote to run on. Here’s something from about a month or two before Bruner’s announcement that she would run for the state Board of Ed. It’s from her now secured up Facebook page.
Holy shitballs that’s some crazy made-up type of stuff. She spoke with the San Antonio Current, and in true Yosemite Sam form, she had this to say:
“I’m not ashamed of anything that I have ever said,” Bruner said. “If I’m on the State Board of Education, I’m going to speak up for the things that I believe because I have a First Amendment right.”
That’s exactly the problem. You don’t know things and what you believe is made up of lies and fears and anger and probably something from a Cheesecake Factory. Here are some other things that Mary Lou believes:
Bruner, in fact, has written about the extinction of dinosaurs. “When the flood waters subsided and rushed into the oceans there was no vegetation on the earth because the earth had been covered with water. . . . The dinosaurs on [Noah’s ark] may have been babies and not able to reproduce. . . . After the flood, the few remaining Behemoths and Leviathans may have become extinct because there was not enough vegetation on earth for them to survive to reproductive age.”
Meanwhile, “Climate change has nothing to do with weather or climate, it’s all about system change from capitalism (free enterprise) to Socialism-Communism. The Climate Change HOAX was Karl Marx’s idea. It took time to ‘condition’ the people so they would believe such a HOAX!”
[bold is the sound BOING]
Needless to say she probably taught a variety of classes to a very high percentage of Republican Party officials.