‘Simpsons’ actress stirs up Springfield with schools program linked to Scientology

Discussion in 'Media' started by Anonymous, May 9, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

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  2. Daverator Member

    He sounds like a real expert on the subject.
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  3. Anonymous Member

    Nice find.
  4. LocalSP Member

    Louanne is really slacking off on this one. Not a sign of her. In RPF perhaps?
  5. Anonymous Member

    Maybe she goes by "Dave" nowadays.
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  8. Loki's spawn Member

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  9. Anonymous Member

    “I’ve been assured it’s not a Scientology promotion,” Burke said.

    Case closed then.
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  10. AnonLover Member

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  12. Ogsonofgroo Member

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  13. tikk Member

    I posted a story to on this.
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  14. RightOn Member

    I can't stand this bozo
  15. Sponge Member

    Comment from Rich Miller's "Capitol" blog:

    Plus more mainstream media attention, albeit brief, from NBC...

    Voice of Bart Simpson Testifies in Springfield
    Nancy Cartwright is promoting a character-building program rooted in Scientology
    NBC Chicago 10th May 2011
    No shit, NBC, I thought it was the fictional one, with a pretend debate and we were all living in cartoon land for a moment there.
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  16. RightOn Member

    "State Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago), the lead sponsor of House Resolution 254, said even though he’s read but three pages of Hubbard’s “Diametrics,” he is not interested in promoting the Florida-based religion that includes Cartwright and actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta as devotees."

    mmm.... it looks like you already have though!
    by saying "I’ve been assured it’s not a Scientology promotion"
    that's it? Take her word just cause she is a celebrity?
    You have been duped sir,
    do your homework you norp!
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  17. RightOn Member

    "Cartwright is scheduled to testify on behalf of the program before a House panel Wednesday"
    Who all is on this panel?
    can anyone attend this?

    EDITED: Sponge answered this below

    House Sponsors
    Rep. Daniel J. Burke - Robert W. Pritchard, Joseph M. Lyons, Timothy L. Schmitz, Frank J. Mautino and Linda Chapa LaVia
  18. RightOn Member

    ok only poon if this bill is passed!

    Representative Daniel J. Burke (D) - Previous General Assembly (96th)
    23rd District
    Majority Conference Chairperson
    Springfield Office:
    233-E Stratton Office Building
    Springfield, IL 62706
    (217) 782-1117
    (217) 782-0927 FAX

    District Office:
    2650 W. 51st Street
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 471-2299
    (773) 471-1648 FAX
    Cook County
  19. RightOn Member

    ok only poon if this bill is passed!

    Senator Martin A. Sandoval (D) - Previous General Assembly (96th)
    12th District

    Springfield Office:

    Senator 12th District
    124 Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL 62706
    (217) 782-5304

    District Office:
    5807 W. 35th Street
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 656-2002
    (708) 656-7608 FAX
  20. RightOn Member

    ok only poon if this bill is passed!

    Representative Elizabeth Hernandez (D) - Previous General Assembly (96th)
    24th District

    Springfield Office:
    264-S Stratton Office Building
    Springfield, IL 62706
    (217) 782-8173
    (217) 558-1844 FAX

    District Office:
    2137 S. Lombard
    Suite 205
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 222-5240
    (708) 222-5241 FAX
    Cook County
  21. Sponge Member

    Bill Status of HR0254 97th General Assembly


    House Sponsors
    Rep. Daniel J. Burke - Robert W. Pritchard, Joseph M. Lyons, Timothy L. Schmitz, Frank J. Mautino and Linda Chapa LaVia


    Elementary & Secondary Education Committee Hearing May 11 2011 8:00AM Capitol Building Room 114 Springfield, IL

    Last Action

    Date Chamber Action
    4/14/2011 House Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee

    Synopsis As Introduced
    Recognizes various programs as qualified to teach character development, and acknowledges that the Good Choices Program is one example of a program fully in compliance with provisions of the School Code concerning character education.


    Date Chamber Action
    4/6/2011 House Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Daniel J. Burke
    4/7/2011 House Referred to Rules Committee
    4/11/2011 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
    4/14/2011 House Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
    4/26/2011 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
    4/26/2011 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Frank J. Mautino
    4/26/2011 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
    5/4/2011 House Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard

  22. amaX Member

    Please don't bombard Rep. Burke's office today because they are in session. But, I have been assured by Rep. Burke's office that Cartwright is almost 100% NOT going to be coming to testify AND this resolution is dead in the water. Rep. Burke's assistant will be passing along the Ex-Scientology Kids website and my message that anything a Scientologist does is used as PR within the organization even if they're paying for it out of their own pocket.

    I'll be contacting the office again tomorrow to see if they have stopped this bill. Harpoons away if the bill survives.

    Nancy Cartwright in Illinois? DO NOT WANT.
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  23. xenubarb Member


    My first reaction to pols like this uninformed chappie is first anger and disgust. By the next day I'm ready to poon. Sounds like Rep. Burke is at least not one of those idiots who doggedly stand by their stupid mistakes. And really, getting suckered by clams promoting some noxious crap for other people's children isn't that stupid. It's easy to be hoodwinked by their slick PR. But the stupid really kicks in when you tell them "You are making a mistake here," and they refuse to listen.

    There's hope for Burke?
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  24. RightOn Member

    I edited the info I left for pooning
  25. amaX Member

    Let's hope there's hope for Burke. It seems this all fell in his lap this past weekend and from the way the assistant sounded it probably was a "hoodwinked by their slick PR" thing.
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  26. amaX Member

    Almost forgot: I also called Rep. Jerry Mitchell's Springfield office and left the same message about Sci's using everything for PR and the Ex-Sci Kids website. Rep. Mitchell is the already smart cookie saying NONONO to this resolution.
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  27. RightOn Member

    hey Cartwright! when they don't pass this bill?
    "It's going to be blast man!"
  28. mongrel Member

    From the comments section:
    Oh lawl, predictable.
  29. RightOn Member

    "Burke said he became enthusiastic about backing the resolution because it would be “fun to have Bart Simpson’s voice down there.”
    ^^^this taken from this blog:
    Bart Simpson, Scientology, and Illinois Character Education

    By teganx7
    "The link is important … I couldn’t make this up. Yes, character is an issue … and it is important for schools to play some role in this.
    The Illinois legislature is considering a bill that would require Illinois schools to adopt the “Good Choices” program for character education.
    Sounds good.
    The “Good Choices” program was created by a non-profit organization headed by Nancy Cartwright, better known as the actress who voices Bart Simpson on The Simpsons. No kiddin’ she is even going to Springfield, (Illinios) to lobby on it behalf.
    At issue: Cartwright has publicly admitted that the program is based on The Way to Happiness, written by L. Ron Hubbard. In case you aren’t aware, Cartwright is a Scientologist.
    I don’t know enough about Scientology to critique it too much. However, if a Catholic priest lobbied the legislature to use a biblically inspired program, or a rabbi did the same based on the Torah, or >>insert any figure associated with any religion<< associated with >>insert religion here<<<, that should be an automatic red flag that it needs to really not be introduced in public education.
    Wait … we haven’t even gotten to the good part yet.
    In a rare move, it is the Illinois Republicans standing up against this, and a Democrat, Dan Burke of Chicago, who has sponsored the bill. He has admitted that he knows little about the religion that this might be tied to, but that didn’t stop him from immediately sponsoring the bill and getting the process going.
    So, why do you ask, would one of our elected officials sign off on a bill that he pretty much admits that he knows something about. Unlike most of the business suited morons among our elected officials, he was upfront in admitting it.

    Initial reservations set aside, Burke said he became enthusiastic about backing the resolution because it would be “fun to have Bart Simpson’s voice down there.”
    Its such a damn good thing our state isn’t in a financial crisis … especially our schools, because otherwise I would be more worried than I am.
    Politicians, PLEASE stay out of education. PLEASE!!!?"
  30. AnonLover Member

    Thank you AMA2 - well done there dear, well done (fist pump)
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  31. RightOn Member

    without the fist pump lol
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  32. Anonymous Member

    Thanks AMA. It's good to see the scientology Whales aren't Winning so much. And sci gets the kind of press they so richly need. When even right wingers say sci is too wacky, you got a winner.

    Here's info of James W. McCoy. On his chiro website, shows the W. as well as some sci completions and also IAS Patsy mention, lists him with the W. $50,000 he coughed up.
    OT 8, does “Dissemination Course” on Freewinds
    Jim McCoy on ChicagoOT Committee, helps sell a book, volunteer for CCHR
    $50,000 to IAS in 2010
    Also, James W McCoy, which is how his name is listed on his chiro site!/photo.php?fbid=114860081895622&set=a.114860078562289.6751.110329189015378&type=1&theater

    McCoy Chiro website
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  33. Anonymous Member

    You story is excellent. I just sent it to Manya Brachear, the religion editor at the Chicago Tribune. She covered Darth Xander's challenge to the Chicago religious services protest ordinance.
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  35. xenubarb Member

    Thanks Tikk. Excellent as always!
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  36. AnonLover Member

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  37. Diablo Member

    I agree...MAKE GOOD CHOICES!

    DON'T JOIN A MONEY SUCKING CULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  38. Anonymous Member

    And, as the internet knows, we need more Experts to tell us how it is.
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