Monday, November 29, 2004

Them Darn Focus Groups

What's that? More signs that the Man Date never showed up?

Poll: Americans Want Roe V. Wade Upheld

The article brings up a few points for discussion:
1) Do you think Bush regards the public's opinion as that of a "focus group," as he did with Iraq, something to throw to the side when it gets in the way of his "resolute leadership?"
2) Interesting that, near the bottom of the article, the percentage of Americans opposed to gay marriage vs. those in favor is similar to the percentage of Americans opposed to the overturning of Roe V. Wade vs. those in favor of its overturning. But yet Bush seems to think he has a Man Date for an Anti-Gay Marriage amendment and against Roe V. Wade. Hmmm...

Friday, November 26, 2004

Update On The Dec of Ind Story

http://www.bluelemur.com/index.php?p=446

I think this says it all. And now I can go to sleep.

Yet Another Great Idea From The Bush Administration!

Bush and his Congress cronies aren't wasting too much time, are they:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=536&e=1&u=/ap/20041125/ap_on_go_pr_wh/second_term_abstinence

"President Bush's re-election insures that more federal money will flow to abstinence education that precludes discussion of birth control, even as the administration awaits evidence that the approach gets kids to refrain from sex. (emphasis added)

Wow. Not that I didn't expect stuff like this, but wow. Read the story yourself. Do these people live in the Land of Make Believe? Oh yeah, they do. Most studies I've read fly in the face of abstinence only education. But then, this is brought to you by the people who brought you "Just Say No" and "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Feel the outrage, then discuss.


Thursday, November 25, 2004

Enjoy the turkey...

...but first check this out. I'm sure it'll be fodder for dinner discussion across this great land of ours

Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School - http://www.reuters.com/printerFriendlyPopup.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6911883

Of course, you've probably heard about this already. The implication is that those Godless Bluestate Commie Californians hate baby Jesus and are indoctrinating our chillun to do the same. And of course, you know that's bull.
Get informed: http://seetheforest.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_seetheforest_archive.html#110134337110716232

If any of you can direct me to any further information, please do so and I'll add to this. I know a lot of bloggers are on this, but the more the merrier I say. Oh - and take time before the tryptophan kicks in to send a friendly email to Reuters about their shoddy reporting. I know I will. Happy Turkey Day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Bowtie Boy's Latest

Read this on Media Matters: http://mediamatters.org/items/200411230009

Tucker Carlson is such a punk. There are worse wingnuts, sure, and he occasionally breaks from the party line. But then he issues forth diarrhea like this, and I despise him all over again. He must really be afraid of assertive women. Here's a cheap shot of my own: the bowtie looks just plain silly on you!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Not so quickly...

The NYTimes is reporting that "Americans are optimistic about the next four years under President Bush, but they have reservations about central elements of the second-term agenda that Mr. Bush presented in defeating Senator John Kerry." They go on to say that, according to their polling, most are "ambivalent" about the new Bush agenda (although I say there's nothing "new" about it) and the mess in Iraq. Imagine that? I didn't hear that on Fox News!
Reading items like this actually gives me some faint hope. Am I grasping at straws or is the Man Date imaginary?

Now anyone can post a comment!

Thanks to the person on Atrios' site who recommended this change. Please comment away, and I will try to add more content soon!

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Fun At Others' Expense

If you're as pissed off at the fundies as I am, check out www.landoverbaptist.org. Hours of hilarious fun.

Ok, got it figured out.

Sorry for those who might actually be reading this, but like I said, I'm a newbie. I promise that future posts will actually contain content. The link on the last post was just to run a test, and to give props to my favorite blog. And, yes, I realize that I misspelled "Blogger." And I was 6th grade spelling bee champ!

Bloger sucks.

How come I'm having trouble posting?

www.atrios.blogspot.com

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