Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: The American Times - A seperate Project

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Thursday, February 10, 2005

The American Times - A seperate Project

As if one blog isn't enough!

There is something else I have been getting into with Oliver Willis. It is called The American Times. Anyway its kinda like a few bloggers writting fake news based on real news. Kinda like John Stewart's Daily Show.

Anyway, here is a clever piece I wrote. I say check out American Times and look for posts from media in trouble.

NEW JERSEY (TRS)- Some state senators want to make sure that every public school has the Ten Commandments displayed and that every school day begins with students and teachers reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bills that would put both requirements into law won approval in the state Senate Education Committee on Wednesday and now go to the Senate for consideration.

The committee approved a bill by Sen. Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) to require that each day begin in Alabama public schools with students and teachers reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The bill passed on a voice vote without any audible dissent.

Sen. Byrne's bill provides an exception for immigrants and people who object to reciting The Pledge.

Sen. Byrne said he was inspired to write his bill because of the recent federal case regarding and atheist father and his objection to his daughter reciting The Pledge in California.

The committee also voted 6-3 for a bill by Sen. Curt Lee (R-Jasper), that would require each public school in Alabama to display framed or mounted copies of the Ten Commandments.

Sen. Lee's inspiration for his Ten Commandments Bill, though speculative, is said to have come from disregarding the Constitutions of both the United States and that of Alabama (Section 3).