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  • Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things? Because to do otherwise would be immoral.

    03/18/2013 4:06:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies
    Reason ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    You hear a lot about the politicization of science, but the real problem is the moralization of science. The New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt has made a compelling case that moral differences drive partisan debates over scientific issues. Dan Kahan and others at the Yale Cultural Cognition Project have identified cultural differences that bias how people assimilate information. Together, Haidt and Kahan’s research suggests that what you believe about a scientific debate signals to like-minded people that you are on their side and are therefore a good and trustworthy person. Unfortunately, this means that the factual accuracy of beliefs...
  • Keep that Bible out of my room

    05/21/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 112 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/21/2013 | KATE BRUMBACK and RUSS BYNUM
    An atheist, Buckner believes that no religious literature should be provided in government-owned lodging, and he presented that concern to management at the Amicalola Falls State Park. Officials told Buckner they would remove the Bibles from all state park resorts while the state attorney general looked into the matter. Not long afterward, however, the AG issued a ruling saying the state was on firm legal ground because it hadn’t paid for the books. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal ordered the Bibles returned. Deal argued that if the state didn’t pay for them, it can’t be seen as endorsing them. He...
  • RI to become tenth state allowing gay marriage

    05/02/2013 11:41:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 1:19 PM EDT
    Rhode Island is poised to join nine other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Gov. Lincoln Chafee planned to sign gay marriage legislation into law Thursday evening, immediately following a final procedural vote in the state’s General Assembly. The outcome of the vote is not in doubt. Hundreds are expected to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate the new law, which has already passed the House and Senate once. The first weddings could take place Aug. 1, when the new law would take effect. …
  • Paul Ryan Supports Gay Adoption, But Not Marriage

    04/30/2013 5:33:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 308 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/30/2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Former GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., now supports the rights of gay Americans to adopt children, though he still believes marriage “is between a man and a woman.” In a town hall meeting with constituents in Wisconsin on Monday, the House Budget Committee chairman said he has changed his mind on the adoption issue, even though his opinions on other aspects of gay rights have remained unchanged. To date, two Republican senators — Rob Portman of Ohio, who had been in the mix for Mitt Romney’s No. 2 spot, and Mark S. Kirk of Illinois — have...
  • Mitrione calls Fox 'disgusting freak' (UFC)

    04/24/2013 5:46:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies
    http://msn.foxsports.com/ ^ | 04/24/2013 | A.J. Perez
    Matt Mitrione was suspended indefinitely by the UFC on Monday, hours after the heavyweight fighter and former NFL defensive lineman called transgender MMA competitor Fallon Fox “a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak” in an interview. “The UFC was appalled by the transphobic comments made by heavyweight Matt Mitrione today in an interview on the 'MMA Hour,'” the UFC said in a statement Monday evening. “The organization finds Mr. Mitrione’s comments offensive and wholly unacceptable and — as a direct result of this significant breach of the UFC’s code of conduct — Mr. Mitrione’s UFC contract has been suspended and the...
  • How Gay Marriage Won [Time Magazine Puts Homosexual Kisses on Cover]

    04/12/2013 8:56:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 3/28/13 | David von Drehle
    ...Yet no matter what the Justices decide after withdrawing behind their velvet curtain, the courtroom debate — and the period leading up to it — made clear that we have all been eyewitnesses to history. In recent days, weeks and months, the verdict on same-sex marriage has been rendered by rapidly shifting public opinion and by the spectacle of swing-vote politicians scrambling to keep up with it. With stunning speed, a concept dismissed even by most gay-rights leaders just 20 years ago is now embraced by half or more of all Americans, with support among young voters running as high...
  • Chick-fil-A franchisee gave free meals to gay marriage supporters at rally

    03/27/2013 8:11:53 PM PDT · by Bullish · 33 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 3-27-13 | Neil Nisperos
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Corey Braun, the operator-owner of a Chick-fil-A near Foothill and Day Creek boulevards, provided dozens of free entree tickets to gay marriage supporters at a demonstration. The fast-food chain came under fire from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, groups last year after statements from the company's chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage. Braun said Cathy's statements don't coincide with the company's policy on service to its customers. "There were a lot of things said over the past year," Braun said. "I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody....
  • Nonprofit buys house across from Westboro Baptist Church and paints it colors of gay pride flag

    03/19/2013 7:46:45 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 38 replies
    Daily News ^ | 3/19/13 | VICTORIA TAYLOR
    The Westboro Baptist Church has a colorful new neighbor, and Roy G. Biv isn’t going anywhere soon. Planting Peace, a Destin, Fla.-based nonprofit, has purchased a house directly across from the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, and today it is being painting with the rainbow pattern of the gay pride flag.
  • ZOT> Luther lovingly corrects the radical Chick-fil-A dominionists

    08/02/2012 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Downyoceanhon · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 2, 2012 | downyoceanhon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh4K2BePG0s
  • "Magic Mike" and "50 Shades of Perversion": Is this "Entertainment" appropriate for Christians?

    07/26/2012 8:09:38 PM PDT · by InHisService · 116 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-26-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Too many of us so called “Christians” today buy into the perversion that is prevalent in entertainment, simply because it’s there, it’s being promoted and we read or hear good reviews. The popularity of such genre does not make it acceptable for us, as Christians, to take part in it. If anything, we should be speaking out against it.
  • Short Bus's Obama Birth Certificate Defense Is Officially ZOTTED

    03/02/2012 9:17:36 AM PST · by Short Bus · 1,696 replies
    The Stir ^ | 3/2/12 | Sasha Brown-Worsham
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona is bound and determined to make sure we never forget the embarrassment of the birther movement. Most of us would love to put that ugly little racist blip in our history -- a time when conspiracy theorists and fools alike accused President Barack Obama of not being American. But Arpaio, a sheriff in Phoenix, Arizona, just won't give it up. Can we say beating a dead horse, people? Sometimes it seems like certain politicians just do things to help out Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Bill Maher. After all, how else does anyone explain Arpaio's...
  • Herman Cain: An inspiring leader for our times

    11/21/2011 10:10:58 PM PST · by Fred · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Wahington Times ^ | 112111 | Jim Picht/Michelle Scott, M.D.
    WASHINGTON, November 21, 2011 ― On November 19, 2011, Carter Lee wrote an article titled, "Mr. Cain on David Letterman: Cain Simply Can't Cut It." Others who heard the same interview thought, unlike Lee, that Herman Cain handled himself well. We remain inspired by his life story and ideas. A tit-for-tat analysis of Lee's opinion would be pointless, as it is obvious from his article that he has complete disdain for Cain, with biases so complete that he couldn't find even one thing that he liked. I would just request that he comment on something more relevant in assessing a...
  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Becomes First Republican To Cosponsor DOMA Repeal Bill

    09/24/2011 6:07:07 PM PDT · by MrZippy2k · 41 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican co-sponsor of the bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. “I voted against the constitutional amendment defining marriage so I’m pleased to co-sponsor the repeal of DOMA and work with my colleagues on marriage equality,” said Ros-Lehtinen in a statement. The DOMA-repeal bill, known as the Respect for Marriage Act, now has 125 cosponsors. Under DOMA, which was signed into law in 1996, states are allowed to not recognize valid same-sex unions performed in other states. Same-sex couples are also denied federal benefits afforded to opposite-sex...
  • Senior girl pushes back, allowed to get dressed up, in tux, for prom

    03/31/2011 9:17:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2011 | Rex W. Huppke
    A senior at Proviso East High School, Belinda Sanchez hopes to one day become a civil rights attorney. On Thursday, the 18-year-old got her first taste of victory, winning the right to wear a tuxedo to her upcoming senior prom. Sanchez was initially told by the Maywood school's principal, Milton Patch, that she could not wear a tuxedo to her prom and needed to wear a dress. "I was just shocked," Sanchez said.
  • Woman, 61, gives birth to own grandchild

    02/12/2011 10:40:04 AM PST · by Krankor · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/12/2011 | Deborah L. Shelton
    Almost 39 weeks ago, Kristine Casey set out on an unusual journey to help her daughter and answer a spiritual calling. Her goal was achieved late Wednesday when she gave birth to her own grandson at age 61. Casey, possibly the oldest women to give birth in Illinois, served as a surrogate for her daughter, Sara Connell, who had been trying for years to have a baby. Connell and her husband, Bill, are the biological parents of the child Casey carried, which grew from an embryo created from the Chicago couple's egg and sperm. Crying and praying, Connell and her...
  • ‘Boomer dementia' alarming

    11/01/2010 10:18:41 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 87 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 1 Nov. 2010 | Richard A. Marini
    As a top adviser in a multinational financial services company, Susan Grant 59, was used to effortlessly juggling numbers, client details and other complex information in her head. So when she found her thoughts so muddled she couldn't remember if she needed to take the interstate north or south to drive home, she knew something was wrong. “I'd find myself talking to clients and unable to think of a word,” she recalled. “So I'd stop in the middle of a sentence — and then I couldn't remember the sentence itself.” A series of medical tests resulted in six diagnoses —...
  • Transgender senior can't be king

    09/27/2010 3:47:31 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 63 replies
    WOOD TV 8 ^ | 9-27-10 | Ken Kolker
    MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - Some Mona Shores High School students say administrators stole the homecoming king throne from the rightful winner -- a transgender senior. The controversy is playing out in the school's hallways, and on Facebook. Some classmates believe the crown belongs to Oakleigh Reed -- who was born as Oakleigh Marie, but who now goes as Oakleigh Marshall, or Oak for short. In fact, friends have started a Facebook page, titled, "Oak is My King." "It's the senior class that votes for their representative," Reed said. "What they did was taking away the voice of the senior class."
  • Ground Zero Mosque Update: Has The Worm Started To Turn?

    08/11/2010 9:30:05 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | August 11, 2010 | John Hawkins
    SNIP...Eventually, they drew attention to what was going on and more of us started speaking out. Then, God bless her, Sarah Palin jumped in. That's when it officially became okay for the GOP to get involved en masse -- and along with Joe Lieberman, the ADL, and other groups, they did. This made sense, because multiple polls show that the people of New York and the American people are against having this mosque. Still, the liberal elite in New York were wholeheartedly in favor of the idea and let's face it: They run things there. So, it still seemed entirely...
  • SEX CASE COPS GRILL AL GORE!

    07/27/2010 2:51:02 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 35 replies · 2+ views
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | July 27, 2010 | Unknown
    In a bombshell new development in the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that the former vice president has finally been interviewed by police in the Molly Hagerty case. Sources close to the investigation reveal that detectives from the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau traveled quietly to San Francisco on Thursday for the secret meeting with the 62-year-old Nobel Prize winner. "Al Gore has finally been interviewed face to face by detectives in the Molly Hagerty case," a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Details of what was disclosed in the police interview by Gore --and exactly how long...
  • Ron Paul: Media "Amen corner" poo poos gold

    07/24/2010 2:21:26 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 24, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Ron Paul explains why we need to put our money in gold and how we can do that as America slowly drifts towards socialism. I'm fully aware I can't change any one's mind about Dr. Paul on FR but please listen to this video you might agree with some of what he says.
  • Parent Blows Whistle on Teacher Promotion of Obama Internship

    04/02/2010 5:17:17 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 151 replies · 4,483+ views
    Education Reporter ^ | MARCH 2010 | Education Reporter
    Parent Blows Whistle on Teacher Promotion of Obama Internship The parent of a Perry High School student in Massillon, Ohio, set off a firestorm in his community and in the blogosphere when he gave Pamela Geller, of AtlasShrugs.com, a copy of an internship application provided to his 11th-grade daughter's government class the last week of January. The information packet, emblazoned with the Obama presidential campaign logo, was from DNC-funded Organizing for America (OFA), the successor organization of Obama for America. The student's father, identified as "Chuck," told Geller that the teacher offered no Republican Party internship equivalent to students. The...
  • Glenn Beck, Performer and Provocateur

    02/23/2010 3:42:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 67 replies · 1,349+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 23, 2010 | Alan Caruba
    I watched Glenn Beck mesmerize the audience at the CPAC meeting that had begun so well with serious conservative speakers such as former Vice President Dick Cheney. However, it ended as a libertarian fun fest and Beck strikes me as the clown prince of libertarianism. (snip) Beck is, above all, a performer. He made his bones on talk radio, migrated for a while to CNN, and then to Fox News where he is enormously popular. His manner is that of the smart kid in high school who secretly wishes he was the captain of the football team, but has to...
  • mr savage give his advice to the birthers

    08/05/2009 5:47:44 AM PDT · by amabokcarab · 99 replies · 2,673+ views
    Radio Man Savage ^ | 8/4/2009 | amabokcaraB
    Mr. Savage say birther be careful he tell you that government can create fake issues of certificate and finish birther for good.
  • Clinics in the Cross Hairs (US Marshall is Needed!)

    06/03/2009 11:06:46 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 19 replies · 781+ views
    GEORGE TILLER knew the danger of providing late-term abortions. His home was picketed, his office was blown up and in 1993 he was shot in both arms by an anti-abortion zealot. He never considered stopping his work, because he knew there were women who needed his help. His murder is a tragedy for his family, his patients and his profession. It should serve as a wake-up call that more must be done to ensure that women have access to this legal procedure. Mr. Tiller was shot to death Sunday as he handed out bulletins in his Kansas church and as...
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck Slams Joe The Plumber Over "Queers" Comment (Video)

    05/07/2009 2:44:01 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 54 replies · 1,829+ views
    Samuel Wurzelbacher, the Ohio man hailed as "Joe the Plumber" by Republican John McCain's presidential campaign last year, said he believes gays are "queer" and said he won't allow them near his children.
  • AMERICA-The Right Way: Staying Vigilant!(Feb.9-Feb.13, 2009)

    02/08/2009 6:18:30 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 521 replies · 5,453+ views
    All of Us | 2/8/09 | Various News Sources and Free Republic Members
    Good evening everyone, and welcome to the new week's thread.Our new president will treat us to another exhorting, scolding speech Monday night as the Senate prepares to vote on the Depression and Mind-Boggling Deficit Act of 2009.Meanwhile Sec Treasury Timothy Geithner, AKA The Treasury's Own Tax Cheat, will unveil yet another bank bailout Tuesday...but that could change...stay tuned.
  • Birthers get another lifeline

    12/09/2008 9:10:17 AM PST · by ckilmer · 96 replies · 2,023+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 9, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Birthers get another lifeline posted at 9:30 am on December 9, 2008 by Ed Morrissey Send to a Friend | Share on Facebook | printer-friendly When the Supreme Court denied cert to Leo Donofrio, most of us thought the issue of Barack Obama’s status as a citizen was put to rest.  Not so fast, as Dave Weigel reluctantly notes.  Justice Antonin Scalia has referred another lawsuit to conference covering much the same ground in Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz, and the Birther movement has another brief reprieve: Why is it that Justices Ginsburg and Souter have tossed junk lawsuits about Barack Obama’s...
  • Supreme Court to Uphold or Ignore the Constitution?

    12/07/2008 11:14:58 AM PST · by PlainOleAmerican · 359 replies · 5,664+ views
    Capitol Hill ^ | Dec. 7, 2008 | JB Williams
    As of this writing, December 6th, the Supreme Court has not yet announced whether or not it will take up the Donofrio case, or any other case concerning Obama’s constitutional eligibility for the office of President. Yet there is no more important issue before the court today and the clock is ticking. (snip) The Supreme Court of the United States of America has but one primary obligation to the American people, and that obligation is to use the power afforded it under Article III—Section I of the Constitution, to uphold, protect and preserve the U.S. Constitution, the Charters of Freedom,...
  • Sarah Palin's last chance to tell the truth to Americans

    10/13/2008 11:58:23 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 61 replies · 1,795+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/13/09 | Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist
    Sarah Palin has about one more week to come clean with Americans, tell them the truth and try to win votes for John McCain's ticket. Can she do it? Not based on her actions so far. Remember, a bipartisan investigation found that she abused Alaska's ethics laws when she tried to have the head state trooper get rid of an ex-brother-in-law. The report was released on Friday. Yet Palin claimed to reporters over the weekend that she had been "cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of unethical activity." That's just not true, and Palin knows it. She kept repeating...
  • Under Palin, Wasilla Charged Rape Victims for Sexual Assault Exams (Barf Alert)

    09/10/2008 9:56:10 AM PDT · by Deek1969 · 40 replies · 74+ views
    Frontiersman ^ | September 9, 2008. | JO C. GOODE
    NCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles recently signed legislation protecting victims of sexual assault from being billed for tests to collect evidence of the crime, but one local police chief said the new law will further burden taxpayers. The governor signed House Bill 270, sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft, D-Anchorage, outside the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) exam room at Alaska Regional Hospital. In attendance at the signing were members of victims advocate groups, law enforcement agencies and legislators.
  • Updated 411 Obama vs. McCain Electoral Map Preview 09.09.08

    09/09/2008 1:39:17 AM PDT · by tomymind · 73 replies · 647+ views
    411mania ^ | 09.09.08
    How do things look now? Obama - 273, McCain - 265 So where does the race stand now? We've seen a lot happen in the past 30 days. Obama picked Joe Biden as his VP, we got a pretty successful Democratic convention, McCain picked Sarah Palin as his VP, and we got a pretty successful Republican convention. The end result of everything, at this point, seems to be a slight boost for McCain nationally. However, all polling done in swing states since the end of the conventions indicates that the race remains basically the same. I'm also going to go...
  • 24% Chinese view India as an enemy [34% say the US is an enemy]

    07/27/2008 7:37:55 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 280+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 28 Jul 2008, 0012 hrs IST | PTI
    WASHINGTON: Chinese people are confident about their nation’s place on the world stage but a poll highlights "significant tensions" between China and other rival powers, including India with 24% viewing New Delhi as an "enemy". Overwhelmingly, the Chinese think their country is popular abroad with roughly three-in-four (77%) believing people in other countries generally have favourable opinions of China. However, the 2008 survey by the Pew Research Centre’s Pew Global Attitudes Project highlights significant tensions between China and other rival powers. Views about India are "mixed at best" with 25% viewing India as a partner, while a similar number 24%...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!

    07/21/2008 2:51:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 244 replies · 338+ views
    michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 7-21-08 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • I guess I need to be set straight

    01/29/2008 8:49:52 PM PST · by Steve40K · 53 replies · 586+ views
    I have been listening to Rush ream McCain a new one day after day and I totally understand all of the points Rush makes. Here is what I don't get, Romney will NEVER win ! The only people that will vote for Romney is us. He will get ZERO independents and ZERO moderate Democrats. The most conservative candidate has worked for the GOP in the past, this isn't the past. This election is freshly post Bush with many PR problems within the party. In the general publics mind, the GOP is about as refreshing as week old road kill. As...
  • Iraq vs New Orleans

    08/29/2007 8:49:58 PM PDT · by DaScrooge · 70 replies · 1,165+ views
    It may be just me but I see a compelling parallel with the situation in Iraq and the situation in New Orleans. Both have suffered though a disaster, one from nature and one man made. However, regardless of the cause both were equally devastating on the populace and the "government." In New Orleans case the people suffered several casualties but major property loss and social disruption. In Iraq's case they suffered considerably more casualties, come property loss and certainly social disruption. It's interesting to note the differences in the response of the two populaces. New Orleans appears to be waiting...
  • Libby found Guilty

    03/06/2007 9:22:15 AM PST · by LM_Guy · 216 replies · 8,787+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 03/06/2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial. Libby, 56, faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of $1 million. Libby was convicted of: obstruction of justice when he intentionally deceived a grand jury investigating the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame; making a false statement by intentionally lying to FBI agents about a conversation with NBC newsman Tim Russert; perjury when he lied in court about his conversation with Russert; a second count of...
  • Sen. Feingold faults Bush's war language [refrain from using the phrase "Islamic fascists....]

    09/12/2006 8:12:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 146 replies · 1,715+ views
    Sen. Feingold faults Bush's war language By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer 28 minutes ago Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold (news, bio, voting record) called on President Bush to refrain from using the phrase "Islamic fascists," saying it was offensive to Muslims and has nothing to do with global terrorists fighting the United States. "We must avoid using misleading and offensive terms that link Islam with those who subvert this great religion or who distort its teachings to justify terrorist activities," Feingold said Tuesday in a speech to the Arab American Institute on Capitol Hill. The Wisconsin senator, a potential...
  • Democratic "Warrior" website to counter ProtestWarrior, be companion of DU

    02/25/2006 7:13:42 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 22 replies · 812+ views
    http://democraticwarrior.com/Forum/index.php They are just an offshoot of the Democratic Underground, however, they are more to the left than the DU'ers. They are a mix of Greens, Democrats, and Socialists/Communists
  • DUmmyland Site Will Be Down

    02/05/2006 1:29:27 PM PST · by marblehead17 · 18 replies · 367+ views
    02-05-2006 | marblehead17
    Heads up. I was slumming over on the dark side. Their site will be down for several hours to upgrade servers. Be on the lookout for increased troll activity.
  • Judge: Mich. Law Against Type of Abortion Unconstitutional

    09/14/2005 6:23:27 PM PDT · by HHKrepublican · 149 replies · 4,344+ views
    LANSING, Mich. — A federal judge has declared unconstitutional Michigan's law aimed at banning a procedure that opponents call partial-birth abortion. In a ruling dated Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Page Hood (search) in Detroit ruled the law places an "undue burden" on women's right to choose an abortion. The parties in the lawsuit learned of the ruling Wednesday.
  • Breaking: President Bush taking blame for Katrina response

    09/13/2005 9:10:16 AM PDT · by Millee · 220 replies · 7,536+ views
    President Bush says he takes responsibility for the federal government's failures in responding to Hurricane Katrina. No details yet, but what the??????
  • Michael "No Clue" Chertoff discusses US aid effort being criticized in New Orleans - Exhibit A

    09/06/2005 10:16:17 PM PDT · by tallhappy · 160 replies · 2,705+ views
    US Tax Payers | 9-1-05 | Chertoff
    National Public Radio (NPR) SHOW: All Things Considered 8:00 AM EST NPR September 1, 2005 Thursday HEADLINE: Michael Chertoff discusses US aid effort being criticized in New Orleans ANCHORS: ROBERT SIEGEL BODY: ROBERT SIEGEL, host: From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. Conditions and public order continue to deteriorate in New Orleans today. Looting and violence spread. Evacuation efforts moved slowly. Four days after Hurricane Katrina people were still being plucked from rooftops. Officials reported little progress in plugging the damaged levees and flood walls. President Bush has proposed $10 billion for the flooded city and...
  • New horrors discovered as search-and-recovery effort goes on

    09/05/2005 9:04:34 PM PDT · by Frustration · 162 replies · 6,985+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 9/5/2005 | TOMMY TOMLINSON, LEE HILL KAVANAUGH AND MARTIN MERZER
    NEW ORLEANS - (KRT) - Ghastly new evidence of Hurricane Katrina's horror emerged Monday night when a sheriff reported the recovery of 22 bodies lashed together around a pole - a desperate, futile attempt to survive the storm. Sheriff Jack Stephens of St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans, said rescuers found the bodies tied with rope and wrapped around a pole in the tiny village of Violet along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. The bodies were found soon after the storm in a flooded area of the village but still haven't been identified, he said. He...
  • Only one question . . .

    07/26/2005 2:37:44 PM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 116 replies · 1,698+ views
    ERF | 260703 | ERF
    First vanity after more about 2 years. One question: When it comes to dealing with a very difficult civilization; in terms of the values we hold most dear as a civilization with a Judeo-Christian tradition. Should we not ask ourselves, when we feel mildly threatened - "What would God do?"
  • Hey, where can I get a good piece of zot in this town?

    06/07/2005 12:40:30 PM PDT · by Cowboy2008 · 20 replies · 729+ views
    The Reddy Kilozot Hour | June 7, 2005
    Did I hear this right? Rush read something today from his mistress who was in North Carolina. Anyone here know who he might be talking about?
  • Rush: "Howard Dean admitted to being a binge drinker in his earlier days"

    05/23/2005 9:15:28 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 111 replies · 4,479+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Monday 5-23-2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    "Dean also claimed that the best DemocRATS are Socialists"
  • Worrying About “W”

    05/05/2005 9:13:01 AM PDT · by metalmanx2j · 169 replies · 2,932+ views
    intellectualconservative.com ^ | 27 April 2005 | Alan Caruba
    A lot of thoughtful conservatives are having serious second thoughts about George W. Bush. His failure to act upon core values of fiscal conservatism and sovereignty is a growing concern. Donations to conservative organizations and think tanks are in sharp decline. A lot of conservatives have decided to stop giving financial support because they are losing faith in the ability of these groups to have any effect on administration policies. Bush has an engaging personality, but he’s not running for office anymore. He is already a very lame duck. In concert with Republican party leaders in Congress, the White House...
  • Judge Okays Abortion For Girl, 13

    05/03/2005 7:33:22 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 263 replies · 6,359+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 5/3/05 | Associated Press
    WEST PALM BEACH - A 13-year-old at the center of an abortion fight with the state was given permission Monday to terminate her pregnancy, but it was unclear whether she immediately underwent the procedure. Attorneys for the girl, known only as L.G. in court papers, said the abortion was scheduled for later Monday. However, the state Department of Children and Families appealed the decision, according to Maxine Williams, one of the teen's attorneys. "Since this is still in litigation, I can't speak to what's going on in court," DCF spokeswoman Marilyn Munoz said. Palm Beach Juvenile Judge Ronald Alvarez issued...
  • Is this the New Racism?

    04/18/2005 10:00:13 AM PDT · by tmcauliff656 · 56 replies · 1,878+ views
    4/18/2005 | TIM MCAULIFFE
    Is this the New Racism? Black woman civil rights lawyer in the tradition of a Fanny Lou Hamer, runs for DA in 2001 against white male incumbent, amidst charges of corruption from the political machine, which spawned him. Her banner- Justice not Politics. Media Ignores Her. Incumbent’s agent vows to crush her. He levels an unprecedented colossal election battle against her and supporters, a mosaic, mostly people of color. Supporters are harassed all hours of the night by his agents. An extraordinary 150 people are subpoenaed including her father who had been dead 13 years. Media Ignores Her. She is...
  • Playing God [Robert Schindler Yanks Plug on Own Mother]

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