Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Like most people who don't have any kids, I'm convinced that I could raise them better than most parents. With my intelligence, my strength and my piercing gaze, I clearly have all the nurturing attributes necessary to bend any child to my will. But because of the current legal system and, frankly, considerable cowardice on my part, I have not seized anyone's child and then reared them properly myself. Instead I've published a short guide on the subject, because that's something I could do without leaving my chair.
Full article at cracked.com.
Le Sexoflex performs their hit single, "Marriott Cock Squat," at Dragon*Con 2008. Featuring Miss Lady Flex, Princess Genius, Peep Peep & Vas D. Download their free mixtape "Invagine the Pussibilities" at http://lesexoflex.com.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
The messaging shift was circulated this afternoon on a conference call and PowerPoint presentation organized by FamiliesUSA — one of the central groups in the push for the initial legislation. The call was led by a staffer for the Herndon Alliance, which includes leading labor groups and other health care allies. It was based on polling from three top Democratic pollsters, John Anzalone, Celinda Lake and Stan Greenberg
The confidential presentation, available in full here and provided to POLITICO by a source on the call, suggests that Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled. Instead, the presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public and to defend the legislation — in particular, the individual mandate — from a push for repeal.
Politico.com story link.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi judge
has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man's spinal cord as punishment after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him, the brother of the victim said Thursday.
Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi, 22, was left paralyzed and subsequently lost a foot after a fight more than two years ago. He asked a judge in northwestern Tabuk province to impose an equivalent punishment on his attacker under Islamic law, his brother Khaled al-Mutairi told The Associated Press by telephone from Saudi Arabia.
He said one of the hospitals, located in Tabuk, responded that it is possible to damage the spinal cord, but it added that the operation would have to be done at another more specialized facility. Saudi newspapers reported that a second hospital in the capital Riyadh declined, saying it could not inflict such harm.
Foxnews.com story link.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Commenting publicly for the first time on the Park 51 project, Pelosi said the issue was posing a distraction and that some organized force is behind it.
"There is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some," she said in remarks posted Tuesday in a video on the San Francisco Chronicle website. "And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded."
A Republican aide ridiculed Pelosi's claim that there was a "conspiracy" to oppose the project.
"If the speaker needs help finding the heart of the 'GOP GZM Conspiracy,' I urge her to ask Sasquatch," the aide told Fox News. "His office is behind the black helicopter hangar between the unicorn pen and the leprechaun's pot of gold."
FoxNews.com story link.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Gurgling in a mix of wonder and joy, this is the incredible moment a child hears his mother's voice for the first time.
Eight-month-old Jonathan was born deaf and had cochlear implants put into his ears so he could hear.
DailyMail.co.uk story link.
Atlanta Journal Constitution story link.
Full story at Bigjournalism.com.
Center for Responsive Politics British Petroleum donation matrix (top recipients):
|President||George W Bush||$47,388|
|Senate||George V. Voinovich||$41,400|
|House||John D. Dingell||$31,000|
|Senate||Mary L. Landrieu||$28,200|
|Senate||Daniel R. Coats||$25,000|
|Senate||Frank H. Murkowski||$24,000|
|Senate||James M. Inhofe||$22,300|
|Senate||Pete V. Domenici||$20,800|
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