Archive for March, 2005

Schiavo dies, despots fervently hope for martyr status

March 31, 2005

So, Terris dead, having passed right on schedule, though it sure seemed like a rather long death watch. The extremist right wingers are not missing a beat, as CNN is reporting that Tom Delay released a statement threatening revenge on those who fought for Terris right to die, and his GOP cohorts are all over [...]

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Florida legislators just can’t keep their filthy laws off of your body

March 31, 2005

Time to start saving your rusty old coat hangers… Parents would have to be told when their daughters under 18 seek an abortion under one of two abortion measures approved Wednesday by legislative committees. The other would spell out an array of regulations for abortion clinics, from rules for sterilizing equipment and training employees to [...]

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Today’s Terri tidbit

March 30, 2005

Steve Gilliard’s News Blog Reality left the room long, long ago. The idea that Terri Schiavo can speak is so bizarre as to be funny, if there weren’t people charging the doors of the hospice. When does the gun nut who won’t stick up a gun store, just walk in and buy weapons instead show [...]

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Telecom giants fight broader broadband access

March 30, 2005

Some Florida cities are offering free or subsidized traditional and wireless broadband Internet access to their citizens. This is a good thing. Yet bills backed by Gov. Bush would let cities and municipal-owned utilities provide wireless service, broadband over power lines or other technologies only if cable and telephone companies don’t offer it first. Even [...]

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Good old fashioned American capitalism

March 30, 2005

For some reason, when I stumbled upon this ad a few days ago while googling around for something else Schiavo, I wasnt surprised. I guess the fact that vultures are greedily dining on Terris still breathing corpse just seems like par for the circus. New List! First time available! Each of these donors responded to [...]

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Jeb! wants special election to thwart voter mandate

March 29, 2005

Jeb! really wants to kill the class size amendment. In 2002, Florida voters decided to cap elementary through high school class sizes with a constitutional amendment after the legislature repeatedly failed to act. What voters said they wanted (Three) years ago, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to reduce class sizes. By the 2010 school [...]

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Sex and Schiavo

March 29, 2005

1,800 sex offenders missing One month before a registered sexual offender allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford, Florida law enforcement agencies had lost track of at least 1,800 other sexual offenders statewide, according to a review of Florida’s Sexual Offender/Predator Registry. Uh, heres one, anyway… As protests outside the hospice housing Terri Schiavo [...]

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Science vs. fundamentalism

March 28, 2005

Schiavo’s parents beg Gov. Bush for action Terri Schiavo is still refusing to die, even as she approaches her eleventh day without food and water, a spokesman for her parents said Monday morning. On Sunday night, she was visited by her father and a friend she used to go dancing with, when “something extraordinary happened,” [...]

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American Taliban works to stop infidel professors

March 27, 2005

Right wing extremist David Horowitz has been making lots of noise lately about academic freedom. His definition of freedom: includes the right to challenge ones professors on such controversial subjects as evolution and the holocaust. See, according to Horowitz, teaching a scientific theory that is universally accepted and backed by hundreds of years of research [...]

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Local cops thwart FDLE kidnapping plan

March 26, 2005
Local cops thwart FDLE kidnapping plan

More details are emerging about the almost showdown between FDLE and local police in the Schiavo case. First discussed here and here, Jeb! was attempting to use FDLE agents to seize Terri Schiavo from her hospice bed and have her feeding tube reinserted. Hours after a judge ordered that Terri Schiavo was not to be [...]

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