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  • Not-So-Free Speech in New Jersey

    10/23/2011 9:57:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2011 | Jan LaRue
    Who can say "gay" isn't okay in New Jersey? Judging by Gov. Chris Christie's actions, teachers can't. Christie told CNN's Piers Morgan on June 15 that he doesn't think homosexuality is a sin even though his religion does. To be sure that the citizens of New Jersey are aware of Christie's beliefs, the interview and transcript are posted on the official New Jersey website. Okay, that's his opinion. But read on. New Jersey high school teacher Viki Knox may have been inspired by Christie's comments to think that it was okay for a New Jersey public employee to express an...
  • The Over-Employed and the Mal-Employed

    06/25/2011 7:53:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 24, 2011 | Janet M. LaRue
    Roughly 14 million people are formally labeled as unemployed, but “there’s probably 22 million to 23 million people who are unemployed, mal-employed or under-employed,” said Andrew Sum, an economics professor at Northeastern University in Boston, as reported by The professor didn’t define “mal-employed,” but I’m thinking it includes the over-employed—those in full-time jobs way over their heads who screw up life for the rest of us. Consider Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, who’s blown through nearly $2 trillion taxpayer dollars trying to fix the economy. He admitted Wednesday that he’s clueless about why the economy has a...
  • Stage legend La Rue dies at 81

    06/01/2009 9:37:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,024+ views
    bbc ^ | 1 June 2009
    Entertainer Danny La Rue has died at his home in Kent at the age of 81, his spokeswoman has said. "Danny died peacefully in his sleep just before midnight last night after a short illness," she said. "His beloved companion Annie Galbraith was with him at their home in Kent," she added. La Rue had been ill with cancer. He made a career out of his vaudeville drag act although he disliked being called a drag artist. La Rue preferred the term "comic in a frock".
  • Pro-Life Groups Work to Block Arlen Specter’s Appointment to Chair Senate Judiciary Committee

    12/14/2004 5:07:11 PM PST · by The_Eaglet · 17 replies · 582+ views
    Pro-Life Groups Work to Block Arlen Specter’s Appointment to Chair Senate Judiciary Committee By (EP) Days after the Nov. 2 election, Sen. Arlen Specter remained at the center of a political firestorm of his own making. The Republican senator from Pennsylvania raised the ire of conservatives across the country with comments that he made about pro-life judicial nominees the day after President Bush’s re-election.