Archive for the 'Politics' Category

A Change of Mind?

Monday, January 10th, 2005

WND has apparently reconsidered the headline “Hollywood lesbians in legal scratchfest?” because I saw that it has been changed to “Hollywood lesbians in legal smackdown?” I noted the word choice here yesterday. Now I wish I would have gotten a screen shot!

What a headline!

Sunday, January 9th, 2005

“Hollywood lesbians in legal scratchfest?”
-Worldnet Daily
This headline refers to a story about Ellen DeGeneres’ ex-girlfriend who is considering her legal options after the breakup.
The headline packs a punch and is clever…but is also a bit on the mean side, I think. Am I wrong? No matter the conservative position of Worldnet Daily […]

It’s a serious piece, really.

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

BBC Defends Decision to Air Profane Springer Show
The BBC has defended its decision to air “Jerry Springer-The Opera” uncut, despite outrage over a libretto peppered with more than 3,000 swear words.
3,000 swear words?! I checked the run time of the opera - 2 hours and 20 minutes. 3,000 swear words! That’s something […]

Speaking of Planned Parenthood…

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

The consumers group best known for rating cars and washing machines has turned its testing prowess to condoms to find out which ones measure up best and how other birth control methods compare.
The nonprofit Consumers Union says in a new guide to contraception that the seven top U.S. types of condom they studied did not […]

A Sign of Things to Come?

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

I don’t know if I should be enjoying this headline and story as much as I am, but I sure do get a kick out of what George is doing (intentionally or unintentionally) in keeping the UN’s dirty hands off the relief we want to send to Asia.

Duct tape, please!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

In an effort to curtail the abundant tolerance Daniel has witnessed on my blog lately, I’ve just got to blog about this news article.
A junior high student goes to a holiday dance in a Santa outfit and gets asked to leave.
Principal Fred Muscara said he told the boy he couldn’t get into […]

First Man on Campus

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

Wells College, a women’s school since 1868, will begin admitting male students in 2008 and some of the current students aren’t happy about this at all.
“We all leave our doors unlocked. We can run around in our nighties. It’s all girls and we feel really safe and that will change,” said student Starbuck […]

And so it goes…

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Holland is now euthanizing babies. Apparently Hitler was decades before his time.
Ok, so these babies were terminally ill. We’re all terminally ill. We’re all dying, but that doesn’t change the value of life, nor should it for terminally ill, deformed or otherwise disabled individuals.

What is Bush thinking?

Monday, November 29th, 2004

I’ve been leary about Bush’s decisions (or lack of decisions) when it comes to illegal immigrants. Now that he doesn’t need the conservative right to stay where he is, does that mean it’ll get worse?
La Shawn Barber has an informative post on Bush’s nominee for Attorney General. Ought we have, “a […]

Cal Thomas on Yasser Arafat

Sunday, November 14th, 2004

Cal Thomas, another voice refusing to rewrite history:
The legacy of Yasser Arafat, for those not brainwashed by his propaganda and that of his supporters, is one of murder, deceit and corruption.
As part of its obituary, The New York Times said, “Arafat led a long and failed effort for statehood” for the Palestinians. He did no […]

Just learn, don’t think

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

In Cobb County, Georgia, the ACLU is upset about a sticker on science textbooks that states:
This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered.
In fact, they are so threatened […]

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful Hope

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

The Good:
When Scott Peterson was convicted of killing his wife, he was also convicted of killing his unborn son. Connor’s life was just as valuable as Laci’s and I am happy that this jury recognized that.
The Bad:
A couple in New Hampshire were caught before they sacrificed their children:
“Eighteen years I’ve been doing this and […]

Before revisionist historians get their dirty hands on him…

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Jeff Jacoby at the Boston Herald has an article about Arafat that actually recalls some of his work in this world:
In a better world, the PLO chief would have met his end on a gallows, hanged for mass murder much as the Nazi chiefs were hanged at Nuremberg. In a better world, the French president […]

March of Dimes Funding

Monday, November 8th, 2004

A few days ago my friend called me from jail - March of Dimes Jail & Bail fundraiser, that is. He called me at work asking for some bail money, so I told him to put me down for $10 (I know, big spender, huh?) - but I asked him if the March of […]

Whew! Rape is still illegal…for now

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

Thanks to Cameron “-if you think rape should be legal, then don’t vote” Diaz, America had a record voter turnout on November 2nd. According to Bloomberg.com, 59.6 percent of eligible voters went to the polls.
Thanks, Cam!
As a woman, though, I’m a little concerned about the remaining 40.4 percent of Americans […]

A little perspective

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

I live in a relatively liberal area and have heard the liberals around me bemoaning the “narrow” Bush victory and that half of voters didn’t want him in office. I think bemoaning as a tragedy an election where a president doesn’t or just barely wins a majority springs from a narrow emotional response, not […]

My Favorite Picture of the Election Coverage

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Here is my favorite picture of the election coverage.
I love how Laura is looking at her husband. She has such admiration and respect in her eyes! Doesn’t every husband want his wife to look at him like that and doesn’t every wife long to see her husband that way?

Happily Wrong

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

I have to say, I didn’t expect Kerry to concede so soon or to be so gracious and urge national unity. I didn’t give the guy that much credit, and I’m happy to see I was wrong. Fighting an election that was fair would really have been bad news for America. A […]

Seeing red!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Michelle Malkin has a really great map that breaks down the votes by county. It is courtesy of USA Today, but I’d rather link to Michelle’s site than USA Today’s.

Buh-bye

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

This is my list of famous people who have vowed to leave us alone if Bush wins:
George Soros - Yay! On a sidenote, I was surprised to find that he was behind most of the advertisements for decriminalizing pot here in Alaska. Now I’m kind of glad it lost! NewsMax reports:
Asked what […]