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Brokeback Hunting

February 19, 2006

Certain people are raising questions regarding certain discrepancies in the Cheney hunting mishap story. These questions touch on the topics of sex, alcohol, hunting safety, and more. I reflexively started a post with hard questions of my own regarding the general sanity and national identity of these haters of Dick, but, sadly, I now must [...]

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Saving America’s Children

February 11, 2006

This LA Times article speaks for itself. Go read the whole thing. I just want to add that, as illustrated by the excerpted bit below, even kids who are getting the right upbringing – homeschooling, bible study, faith based healing, et al. – can fall prey to the wicked secularist rantings of science based theorists. [...]

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Troops Supporter Unceremoniously Ejected!

February 1, 2006

Thankfully, the hard working people whose job it is to protect our leader from any exposure to dissent were on the ball last night. Rabble rouser Cindy Sheehan thought it would be cute to wear a brazenly anti-Bush t-shirt to the SOTU address. Cindy Sheehan finally got her invitation to see President Bush again, but [...]

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Snow job in Tampa: Trib pushes Bush agenda

January 31, 2006

Today’s Tribune has an nice easy-to-read sales job for Bush’s forthcoming plan to fix our health care crisis by offering Americans even less health insurance than we currently have. Tonight, if leaks are correct, President Bush will use his annual State of the Union speech to seek support for changing the health care system into [...]

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Something to do on a rainy day…

January 30, 2006

A filibuster is within reach. Call, fax, or email your Congressman right now – this is your last chance. If you’ve already called, do it again. Alito Filibuster Daily Kos: Breaking News: Cloture vote too close to call – Alito may be blocked THE NEWS BLOG Jesus’ General

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Poor timing

January 11, 2006

This report is making the rounds. Tax refunds sought by 1.6 million poor Americans over the last five years were frozen and their returns labeled fraudulent, although the vast majority appear to have done nothing wrong, the Internal Revenue Service’s taxpayer advocate told Congress yesterday. A computer program identified the refund requests as suspect and [...]

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E-voting: Flawed Florida systems unsafe says Sancho

December 16, 2005

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho started testing his e-voting system earlier this year. He quickly determined that an insider, or someone who gained access to the inside, could easily manipulate vote totals. Now, with a decision to scrap the old system in favor of a new model, Sancho has tested some more, allowing [...]

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Schiavo forms PAC

December 8, 2005

Michael Schiavo is back. The husband of the Pinellas County woman who became the focus of a national end-of-life controversy has started a political action committee to keep the heat on politicians who tried to intervene in the case and fight his efforts to remove her feeding tube. “The easiest thing would be to move [...]

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Al-Arian acquitted

December 7, 2005

The most telling moment of the Al-Arian trial came when his lawyers opted to put on no defense. They simply declined to answer what they said was insufficient evidence presented by the government to prove their client’s guilt. Apparently, the jury agreed. Once billed as a major strike in the war on terrorism, the case [...]

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AMERICAblog: Call to action

December 5, 2005

Ford Motor Company is regressing toward the philosophy of its founder. Background: In a nutshell, the rabid homophobes at the American Family Association threatened Ford with a boycott earlier this year because they were advertising in the gay press. Suddenly in June the AFA called off their threatened boycott because local Ford dealers had contacted [...]

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