It’s Bill the cat. In the flesh.
I’m sorry, but a $4,000 tax increase on $300,000 income is not exactly a “laser-like strike aimed straight at their wallets.”
When did registering for the SAT become more complicated than buying a home?
Senate bill S259 would allow HEKs to play g-school sports.
14 (23) Power to Adopt Eligibility Rules for Interscholastic Athletic Competition. –
15 The State Board of Education may adopt rules governing interscholastic
16 athletic activities conducted by local boards of education, including
17 eligibility for student participation. These rules shall provide that any high
18 school student who attends:
19 a. A public high school that does not have an interscholastic athletics
20 program in a given sport may participate in that sport at the high
21 school closest to the student’s school that has a program in that sport,
22 subject to the terms and conditions applicable to a regularly enrolled
23 member of that school’s student body.
24 b. A private school, home school, or charter school that does not have
25 an interscholastic athletics program in a given sport may participate
26 in that sport at the base public high school for the student’s address,
27 subject to the terms and conditions applicable to a regularly enrolled
28 member of that school’s student body. If the student’s base school
29 does not have a program in the sport, the student may participate in
30 the sport at the public high school closest to the student’s base school
31 that has a program in that sport, subject to the terms and conditions
32 applicable to a regularly enrolled member of that school’s student
That bolded bit, I think, is the key. If you’re going to have to meet the”terms and conditions” of the g-schools, it’s not worth the trouble.
My favoritest coffee in the world, the coffee that makes the espresso that gets me out the door in the morning, is NLA at Sam’s Club. And I can’t buy it online!!!
In my local paper:
Toxic religion injures our nation
I can’t wait to see all the LttE this one inspires.
Found on craigslist:
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Apparently the Tasings will continue until we can force the police to find a less violent means of dealing with the people they’ve sworn to serve and to protect. A million dollars from the officer and another from the town should serve as a nice incentive to re-think their actions.
Nan passed along this tale of a 90-pound autistic boy being Tased twice. Supposedly he posed a credible threat to the police officer.
Hmmm. A share of GM is cheaper than a gallon of gas.
I believe all right (as in correct) thinking folks ought to discourage new GOP head Michael Steele from even letting the Log Cabin Republicans see the
itsy-bitsy ever shrinking big GOP tent, let alone come inside. After all, the LCRs only represent 20,000 gays. And millions and millions of young adults who will see the GOP as the party of bigots and homophobes. Of course the bigots base are correct. The GOP doesn’t want those kind of voters even considering voting for them.
Yes, I understand that parents of kids diagnosed with autism are frustrated and upset and want answers. But the science is the science. And now the courts have spoken, too.
Let’s spend our energies looking for the real causes of autism, instead of re-fighting lost battles.
wacko Christian lawyer is wacked out worried that Obama is the Antichrist going to steal our kids and turn them all into Soylent Green make it more difficult for us to homeschool.
Summary: Rush Limbaugh falsely claimed that Democrats “have reformatted the [economic recovery] bill — they’ve made it a PDF file when they posted it. … And, so, you can read every page, but you cannot keyword search it. It’s not a text file as legislation normally is as posted on these public websites. They don’t want anybody knowing what’s in this.” In fact, as Adobe Systems notes of PDFs: “You can run a search using either the Search window or the Find toolbar. In either case, Reader searches the PDF body text, layers, form fields, and digital signatures.”
Media Matters helpfully points Rush to CRTL+F.
I have to give them credit, rightwingers have brass (bowling) balls:
Bruce Chapman is president of the Discovery Institute and a former director of the Census Bureau from 1981 to 1983. He says handing control of the Census over to the White House would compromise the integrity of the system and the population count so many people rely on.
“The first consequence is that literally states could [gain] or lose congressional seats. There could be changes in the makeup of legislative bodies within states,” he notes. “Millions, billions of dollars of money could be reallocated according to some sort of formula where the Census Bureau’s hard numbers are adjusted by sampling techniques and computer modeling, which are not good science.”
First, statistical modeling is quite well established science. And second, I’ll take lectures on what is and what isn’t good science from anyone associated with the DI when Hell freezes over.
Shocked, I tell you*. Vaccines containing thimerosal aren’t linked to autism.
Folks who believe that thimerosal-containing vaccines cause autism should receive an important ruling today.
I’ll be surprised if the plaintiffs win.
This one is pretty hard to fathom:
A fourth-grade teacher at Bellefontaine’s Western Intermediate School, who was arrested Tuesday on prosecution charges, allegedly used a school computer and postings on Craigslist to set up daytime trysts with clients.
Daytime trysts? She was arrested at noon. Maybe she was on her lunch break?
I believe the GOP said the exact same thing about the Clinton tax hike in 1993.
In the Forum section of today’s Fayetteville Observer, the question concerned whether or not NC should institute a ban on smoking in restaurants and bars. This one wins the Godwin Award for Most Egregious Violation of the Law in Old Media:
We have nonsmoking restaurants. We have only a few restaurants that have smoking and nonsmoking as required by law. I suggest to anyone, smoker or nonsmoker, look at Belmont, Calif., and see how government can get out of control. There you cannot smoke in your home.
My fear is what is next. Also, look up history under passive smoking and you might be surprised to learn one of the first to coin the phrase was Hitler.
For the record, NC isn’t so backward that we require smoking and nonsmoking sections by law. The law requires only that there be a nonsmoking section.
Published a few minutes ago:
Vandals set two school buses on fire at Southview High School early Sunday and damaged another bus.
In response to some atheist advertising, Christians think they need to promote God. But at least one
con artist minister believes he’s found a way to turn a pound or two:
In Britain, the Rev. George Hargreaves, leader of the Christian Party, said he was annoyed that buses running past his London office bore the atheists’ creed. So his minor political party bought advertising assuring people of God’s existence. Those ads also seek to raise money by encouraging people, for a $2 fee, to text “Amen.”
There’s a sucker born every minute. — Proverbs 32:1
Bob Herbert in the NYT:
It’s been clear for years that the G.O.P. is a party without a heart. But its pointless obstructionism, its overall lack of any serious response to what is a clear national economic emergency, seems to indicate it’s also a party without a brain…
The Republicans still don’t get it. Most act as if they don’t understand that in this radical economic downturn the demand for goods and services has fallen off a cliff, and that government spending is needed — and needed quickly — to replace a large portion of that lost demand.
The goal is twofold: to alleviate some of the enormous suffering (something that is easily understood if you have a heart), and to revive the battered economy (equally easy to understand by anyone with a brain).
This chart pretty much says it all. And, no, that’s not an extrapolation. Those are actual job losses through January.
A GOP-bot almost stumbles on Truth:
“The new president’s only agenda is to undo everything that was put in place by the former administration, with no interest in the cost to this once-great nation.”
But her construction is a little mangled. This way is much clearer, IMO:
The new president’s only agenda is to undo everything that was put in place, with no interest in the cost to this once-great nation, by the former administration.
This has to be one of the dumbest issues on which to take a contrary stand.
Donny Wildmon of the AFA is such a kidder. Check out his latest sidesplitter:
Obama nominates pro-p*rn, pro-abortion lawyer for the number 2 position in the office of the Attorney General
Phone calls need now!
February 4, 2009
Your phone calls are urgently needed now! President Obama has nominated David Ogden to be the second person in command in the U.S. office of the Attorney General! Ogden must be confirmed by the Senate.
Call your two senators and tell them to vote against the Ogden nomination. Ogden is no friend of the family.
• As an attorney in private practice, David W. Ogden has filed briefs pushing for gays in the military.
• He has litigated numerous obscenity and pornography cases on behalf of clients like Playboy, Penthouse, the ACLU and the largest distributor of hardcore pornographic movies.
In various cases, he has filed briefs opposing:
• parental notification before a minor’s abortion
• spousal notification before an abortion
• the military’s policy against public homosexuals serving in uniform
• the Children’s Internet Protection Act and the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act.
The NC General Assembly is considering giving parents a choice between comprehensive sex education (which works) and abstinence only
sex education wishful thinking (which doesn’t). Believe it or not, this is actually a step in the right direction:
Two state lawmakers say they think North Carolina’s mandated abstinence-until-marriage sex education curriculum does not tell students what they need to know to keep from getting pregnant or contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
Rep. Susan Fisher of Asheville and Rep. Bob England of Ellenboro want to add a comprehensive curriculum that would include more information on contraception. The proposed change would give parents the option to choose which program to send their children through: The comprehensive one or the abstinence-only one.
Sex ed is taught in grades 7 to 9 in Cumberland County. In 1995, state lawmakers passed a bill limiting sex education to mainly focusing on abstinence.
The abstinence-only curriculum discusses other methods of pregnancy- and disease-prevention, but bars teachers from telling students details such as how to use a condom.
When students ask their teachers questions that the teachers are not allowed to answer, the teachers may refer them to someone else who can or to their parents, said Shirley Johnson, the Healthful Living Coordinator for the Cumberland County Board of Education.
That makes sense, because we all know that teens are completely comfortable talking to their parents about sex.
There’s a reason that NC ranks in the top 10 for teen pregnancy rate. I wonder what it could be.
I blast my friend the editor for calling for 2 years of compulsory service by recent HS grads. Feel free to come over and blast him (or me), too.
It’s a bit of a long story that I might blog about soon, but I ended up on extreme wingnut Phyllis Schafly’s website. There I learned all sorts of interesting “facts” about the feminist agenda. I also learned that I’ve been wrong in thinking all these years that the two genders were male and female. Under Obama, they’ve been redefined:
Appoint feminists to key positions in all the federal departments and strive for gender balance (i.e., fifty percent feminists) throughout the government… Many Americans don’t understand what it means to be a feminist. Now we know. The premier feminist organization, NOW, has defined feminism for us.