No it is NOT a good idea
the Idea STINKS and im ready to sue!!!
I was BORN and RAISED in ODESSA TEXAS OK?
i know these people PERSONALLY lol and they are mostly fundamentalist jerks they dont know a *@#% thing about Science at all
They DO force mandatory electives; I went to Permian High School there remember our movie Friday Night Lights; it was just released last year!
There is the day that "everyone starts picking classes for next year" well; all the students who were last in line; and the new students; all get
stuck in classes they DID NOT PICK
i know this personally because it happened to me every single year i went to high school in Odessa texas
i graduated from permian high in 1999
i know how things work in odessa
i know how the city government works
i know what the teachers and school administration is like
once all of the "cool" elective classes are picked; the last handful of classes are AUTOmatically delt to whomever at random
it happened to me yall; just hear me out
Odessa is a city with a drug abuse rate equal to LA ghettos like Compton or Watts
i am NOT lying or exaggerating
Odessa is right in the MIDDLE of the biggest central american drug route
there is constant drug busts
and get this
I have PERSONALLY seen cops in Odessa texas breaking every constitutional law possible
I have caught a police officer smoking weed
I have seen a police officer punk a dealer for a free Ounce of weed
I have seen the Drug Task Force raid a house where a guy sold Cocain and they took his stash (half a kilo) and they did NOT PRESS CHARGES ON
They just left....they stole this dudes cocain LOL!!!
no one went to jail
but homeboy lost his dope thats for sure !
I once got busted with less than a bowl of marijuana in Odessa
The 3 police officers who were there;
they Threatened my LIFE!!!
they said "tell us where you got it or i WILL KILL YOU!!!"
he then threatened to get his dog to bite me
they slammed me around and physically punk'd me
i said "what is your badge number!" and BOOM my face is flat on the car man it hurt pretty bad!
i swear i wasnt being a smart*@$ until AFTER they threatened to kill me!
and after they punk'd me i didnt say anything more
i swear on my soul my life my baby girl
its the Truth nothing but the Truth So Help ME God!
Ok now that you have a basic understanding of What odessa Is;
I will describe the "other side" of Odessa
we locals call it "Slow-Detha"
The other side is a whole lot of hypocritical fundamentalist christians
they are absolutely psychotic in their devotion and will hurt anyone to protect their faith
i have been jumped (had the crap beaten out of me) by these so called christians before because I said something they didnt like
they are absolute hypocrits
and what did the other christians do? Nothing
because their liars!
so what if im emotionally bias due to my horrible expierances??
wouldnt you be ? too?
as to the subject of them forcing The Bible onto kids
its Nothing New
they been doing it in Biology class for years
i was in all the Honors science classes when i attended permian high
In Honors Biology
the word "evolution" was Banned 100%
you can NOT mention Evolution, Darwin or anything of the sort
But they DID teach creationism
and all the xtians in my classroom rellished in it
and they loved it when i would argue agianst it , and the teacher would say "God made it so"
they would all act like i was totally disproved
They are TwoFaced; hypocritical; insulting; assulting; dangerous people
These are the people who vote en masse for Bush
Yes true; perhaps Not all of them are like that
Im certain that not all of them are
My friends were not like them
I wasnt either
but keep in mind; we are the Small Minority
over 90% of them are totally fanatical about their Literalist interpretations of the Bible
heck they successfully omitted Evolution from Honors Biology 1 and Biology 2 !!
and they successfully implemented a Creationism Only curriculum
how did they do that? because when someone like me complains to city coucil; no one listens
when i complain to state legislators; no one listens
you gotta understand me here; NO ONE listens to a High School Student!
Especially NOT in West Texas
they have complete control in Odessa; and they like it that way
and they wont change for anyone
Even if Washington DC comes down and says they are wrong
they will go behind Washingtons back and do it anyway
thats what they are like
the city of Odessa is 100,000 people
but according to the article only 6000 people are able to make this decision? ya RIGHT!!!! thats not even 10% of the voters!!!
and you BET your butt that the ONLY people who are all for this proposal were the 6000 who showed up
to them its all about Hell and Heaven
What they need to learn is to Respect other people
until then i will NEver Respect a single one of them
I now live in Lubbock Texas; a far more liberal democratic city
yes everyone here votes for G W Bush also; but they are not Fanatical about their Beliefs...as they allow all types of religions here
The cops are not corrupt in Lubbock as they are in Odessa too
Lubbock is a State University town; with over 25,000 students at Texas Tech alone....not to mention the 3 or 4 other universitys in the city
Lubbock is 250,000 during school year roughly; and at Least 60,000 to 70,000 of the population is students; and at least 1/4 of the students are from
Out of State; or are from Forign nations
I lived next to 10 Russians for a few months; as Indians Vietnamese and Koreans are everywhere also
its quite a wonderful place; no one here acts racist
In odessa almost everyone acts rascist
the white people live mostly on the North side; and the Mexican community is kept on the very very poor South side...
now you know why i hate odessa dont you?
because they are like this article shows them
a bunch of Constitution burning *(%#*&@#%
they care nothing for the original American intentions; they only care about their religion and the spreading of that religion
at Any Cost!
also; on another note; i just got a letter 2 days ago From the Odessa Police Department
They are threatening to put a warrent out for my arrest if i dont pay 500$ for a speeding ticket i got when i was UNDER 18
they said i could be jailed for at least 5days and up to a month
these people have no clue what Real Texas Law is
they ignore it, and they claim authority in any respect they wish
they think they can do anything they want
i was driving 34 in a "30 zone" , down a hill
and i get this massive ticket? and then they threaten me with many days in jail? over that???!!!
dont they realize they are creating terrorists?
are they truely this .... blind??!
you must understand clearly fellow ATS'ers
i never did anything to hurt anyone i dont go around attacking christians ; but after they attack me for years on end for no reason just because i
dont beleive in their religion; is absolutly begging for me to fight back
and here i am fighting back with my thoughts and words...
Odessa brought me nothing but trouble and emotional / mental strife
i went to counciling because i could not figure out how to deal with a corrupt police officers whom hounded me
(remember i never broke a law cept speeding a time or two and smoking a tiny bit of marijuana)
come to find out, my own guidance counciler was a cocain addict!
my best friend also went to the same counciler for the same reason i did (police troubles) and he caught him snorting some cocain
well my friend T walks out of the councilors office with a bag of coke on him too! he said the councilor gave it to him because he said "ill tell my
mom if you dont give me some of that for free"
i didnt do cocain more than once because i didnt like it
plus if you lived in odessa you would see one of the biggest crack cocain type epidemics you can imagine
seeing these junkies and twisted individuals; skewed by their cocain or fundamentalist lifestyles ;
have permanently scarred my mind
i will never do cocain
and i will
never follow their religion
thanks Odessa you taught me well
now i know what Hell is
and i certainly wont go back
Just thought all of you ATS'rs would like to know a FIRST HAND account of what its like in Odessa Texas; home of the Permian Panthers
and home of ultimate hypocracy
i could say a million more negative things about "Slow-Detha"
but ill stop here for now
if you want to know more ask
(keep in mind that im a bit bias due to my being a victom in their crimes)
but their crimes are no less criminal
dont forget that
oh ya and the drug mafia rules the whole dang town too
drug mafia + corrupt cops + fundamentalists = one messed up texas city
thanks for bearing with me thru my emotional rant and i apoligize if your offended
but remember, a True Christian is NOT one of these people we are talking about
True Christians dont attack other people, they dont force others into their religion; but Fundamentalists do
Big Big Differance
Now im ready to be flamed lol
have fun yall