Saturday, May 22, 2010
Washington Post - Texas board approves social studies standards that perceived liberal bias: "Texas was last to be readmitted post US Civil War 1870. First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler (her dad, US Sen. Gardiner of Gardiner's I., NY, was killed when 'Peacemaker' cannon exploded on the USS Princeton along with 2 Cabinet members and others) strongly lobbied for its statehood. Later she was a Staten Island, NY resident (so was Santa Ana, remember the Alamo?) after former President Tyler died in Richmond, VA for the Confederacy. Ironically, when a problem was discovered in Cold Spring, NY, from the production of nickel-cadmium batteries for the NIKE anti-missile system, next to the former West Point Foundry location, the former plant was filled with new textbooks that had to be either cleaned or burned, I would hope of the contaminants. The plant is gone but Foundry Cove marsh, after dammed, dredged and hauled out on the old Civil War railbed is returning. 5/22/2010 7:45:51 PM"