Friday, April 29, 2005

Gay Book Burning!

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA -- Republican Alabama lawmaker Gerald Allen says homosexuality is an unacceptable lifestyle and under his bill public school libraries could no longer buy new copies of plays or books by gay authors, or about gay characters.

"I don't look at it as censorship," says hayseed/State Representative Gerald Allen. "I look at it as protecting the hearts and souls and minds of our children." From men who put other men's wieners in their mouths!!! Oh, and write books too. Like "In Cold Blood," "The Glass Menagerie," "A Passage to India," and other horseshit.

Books by any gay author would have to go: Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, Carson McCullers, Tennessee Williams, Rita Mae Brown, Quentin Crisp, Truman Capote, May Sarton, Noel Coward, Alice Walker, and Gore Vidal, etc.

Allen originally even wanted to ban some Shakespeare, believed by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. After criticism, he narrowed his bill to exempt the classics, although he still can't define what a classic is because the last book Allen probably read included artifical bunny fur for the sole purpose of patting. Also exempted now are Alabama's public and college libraries.

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Darth Vader Blogs!

Darth Vader has launched his very own blog: The Darth Side: Memoirs of A Monster, in which the Sith Lord holds forth in posts such as "Christmas on Hoth" and "I Am Surrounded By Idiots." The homage appears to be the handiwork of Canadian Matthew Frederick Davis Hemming.

Plus with all this Star Wars talk, Kevin Smith, the director, got a special invite to see the new movie...here's his take...warning spoilers: Revenge of the Sith

And finally fun stuff for the day an article on the recently defunct Walmart parody site: A Parody Walmart Site
and the original parody here

Monday, April 25, 2005

GOD: 1 CONSTITUTION: 0

You thought the fillbuster-buster was a cynical gambit? Today's Los Angeles Times carries a chilling account of evangelical leaders' plans to use their congressional allies to harrass judges off the bench by stripping them of their staffs, administrative budgets, and such, and then to "reconstitute" their courts once the heathen jurists have quit in frustration.

The story is based on an audio tape of a March conference attended by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson; House and Senate majority leaders Tom Delay and Bill Frist spoke at the gathering.

[Perkins] said that instead of undertaking the long process of trying to impeach judges, Congress could use its appropriations authority to "just take away the bench, all of his staff, and he's just sitting out there with nothing to do."

These curbs on courts are "on the radar screen, especially of conservatives here in Congress," he said.

Dobson, who emerged last year as one of the evangelical movement's most important political leaders, named one potential target: the California-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Very few people know this, that the Congress can simply disenfranchise a court," Dobson said. "They don't have to fire anybody or impeach them or go through that battle. All they have to do is say the 9th Circuit doesn't exist anymore, and it's gone."

MORE HERE



On top of all this...the bastard Republicans can now break a filibuster... !!!
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Thursday, April 21, 2005

BOOOOOOYAH!


Funny Water UPDATED

A federal judge ruled yesterday that major oil companies must defend dozens of lawsuits accusing them of fouling groundwater by using a gasoline additive that has become a political liability in the proposed energy bill.

The ruling means that plaintiffs can proceed with some 80 lawsuits against oil companies asserting that the additive, methyl tertiary-butyl ether, or MTBE, fouled groundwater. The suits were brought by water providers, towns, counties and cities, including New York City and the state of New Hampshire. First filed in state courts, the suits were consolidated last year in federal court in New York.

Read More: NyTimes.com



Finally a win for the little guy? Will this be squashed with the new Energy Bill?

Friday, April 15, 2005

Funny Water



The additive, methyl tertiary butyl ether, has seeped into wells that supply water all over the country and the boys in the Senate, the ever ethical Tom Delay, are heading up an Energy Bill that will keep the manufacturers of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether safe from lawsuits and cleanup hassles...
thank goodness that those Senators and Representatives are thinking of their constituants...ohhh for the people
Read More at NYtimes.com:
If oil and chemical companies have their way, a majority of lawsuits like United Water's will be thrown out by Congress as part of the energy bill backed by the Bush administration. The bill, which won easy approval from the House Energy and Commerce Committee late Wednesday, includes a waiver that would protect the chemical makers, which are some of the biggest oil giants in the United States, from all MTBE liability lawsuits filed since September 2003.

The House majority leader, Tom DeLay, and Representative Joe L. Barton, who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee, are staunch supporters of the waiver. Both are Republicans from Texas, where more than a dozen MTBE manufacturers are based.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Terry Schiavo's CD Collection

Terry Schiavo's CD Collection:





Analysis points to election `corruption’


There’s a one-in-959,000 chance that exit polls could have been so wrong in predicting the outcome of the 2004 presidential election, according to a statistical analysis released Thursday.

Exit polls in the November election showed Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., winning by 3 percent, but President George W. Bush won the vote count by 2.5 percent.

The explanation for the discrepancy that was offered by the exit polling firm – that Kerry voters were more likely to participate in the exit polling – is an “implausible theory,'’ according to the report issued Thursday by US Count Votes, a group that claims it’s made up of about two dozen statisticians.

Twelve – including a Case Western Reserve University mathematics instructor – signed the report.


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