National Organization for Marriage, from its website, in support of Chik-Fil-A's opposition to same-sex marriage: "Buy a chicken sandwich, and thank the manager for the company's support of traditional family values." – National Organization for Marriage blog, April 27, 2011 National Organization for Marriage, through its President, in opposition to Starbuck's support of same-sex marriage: "Americans should be able to … Read More
This is pretty badass and hilarious. The Virginia legislature is trying to pass a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound for having an abortion. According to CBS: The legislation would require all women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image taken to determine the gestational age of the fetus. It says each patient must be given the opportunity … Read More
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the strange situation in upstate New York, where twelve girls in the same junior-senior high school have developed strange tics, not unlike Tourette's, and nobody knows why. It's now 14 girls, and possibly one boy, who have developed the strange behaviors. One of them is posting her ordeal on YouTube. It's still … Read More
"Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that number. Now you're in Romney territory." — Associated Press story It should be noted that Romney would be in the top 1% based solely on the income he receives in one week. But I think Steve Benen is right: The problem isn't that Romney … Read More
In late September 2010, many — myself included — were disturbed by the story coming out of Rutgers University regarding a gay freshman named Tyler Clementi who committed suicide (jumping off the George Washington bridge) after he learned his roommate, Dharun Ravi, had used a hidden webcam to secretly film Clementi engaging in homosexual behavior. The New Yorker has a … Read More
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Tomorrow will make it official, but it's curtains for Newt. Every available bit of polling data shows a strong trend in favor of Mitt Romney in the Florida. Nate Silver’s fairly conservative projections now indicate a 13-point win for Romney. The inevitable end to Newt's campaign was also spelled out symbolically when he picked up the endorsements of Herman Cain and Sarah Palin. ' … Read More
In last night's debate, Santorum accused both Romney and Gingrich of buying into the "global warming hoax". It's very disturbing that a presidential candidate still cannot buy into clear scientific data. There is room for debate about the extent of global warming, and possibly even the root cause (although that latter point is almost universally closed as well). But to say that … Read More
I missed it, but from what I gather, Santorum was the one who actually "won" (just like last one I watched), but nobody is going to declare him the victor because he has no chance of winning the nomination. Apparently, I understand that Romney was more agressive against Newt, and some of Newt's attacks (like his now-expected attack on the … Read More
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I've emboldened my favorite parts. Here it is: I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich but it is now time to take a stand before it is too late. If Gingrich is the nominee it will have an adverse impact on Republican candidates running for county, state, and federal offices. Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has … Read More
Republicans are concerned, or pretend to be, about voter fraud. They want voter ID laws to prevent all this fraud. It just so happens that voter ID laws discriminate against minorities and the poor (who tend to vote Democratic), but that's not why Republicans are doing it. It is because of the massive voter fraud. Massive, I tells ya! Like what … Read More