From the daily archives: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

via email from PFAW:

Although Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) has said he wants to eliminate the state?s troubled private-school voucher program, the Republican-controlled state House yesterday passed a budget maintaining the program, and the state Senate is apparently poised to do the same. The Columbus Dispatch reports on one parochial school that fails to meet the lowered requirements for private schools to receive state money: Harvest Preparatory Academy, operated by televangelist Rod Parsley?s World Harvest megachurch.

They quote a Dispatch article, which has this gem from a school spokesperson:

“(The school) has the utmost confidence in both […]

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Update: Some of this post references Scott’s post here (and my comment there) – meant to link it but didn’t.

OK, funny ha-ha time over. I’m on record as giggling my ass off over the thought of strippers at my old office. I’m also on record as not a big strip club fan. However, the issue doesn’t really stop at the 6 feet rule or hours of operation. I’ve been thinking about this alot and was on my way to writing why this is, indeed, important – and even a “progressive cause”. As happens sometimes, someone else ends up […]

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Combat Blogging Going Away

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Wired has the story:

The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned. The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction on troops’ online activities since the start of the Iraq war. And it could mean the end of military blogs, observers say.

Hit the full article to see a pdf of the news rules. This pretty much will kill it though:

The new rules obtained by Wired News require a commander be consulted before every blog update. […]

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On Clinton’s Kosovo:

(June 4, 1999) “I would strongly urge that if there are U.S. troops involved, they be under U.S. command or NATO command. I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn. If there needs to be a residual force, it is important that over time U.S. troops are withdrawn and our European allies carry the majority of the load.” — Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

On His Own Iraq:

(May 1, 2007) It makes no sense to tell the […]

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Mission Accomplished

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Just a reminder of the skewed priorities of our current government leaders.

More here.

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I just got confirmation this morning that our beloved wingnut momma’s boy Matt Naugle was spotted outside of the Progress Ohio offices just after an event with “Dancer’s for Democracy”, an advocacy group for adult entertainers who are fighting a house bill that would restrict their profession.

Here’s what Matt said when he found out about the press conference:

You would think that such staunch supporters of the nanny state, who want to protect bar employees from being “forced” to work in a smoke-filled environment, would also support legislation to keep dancers far away from patrons who may have […]

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Our boy Phil de Vellis lands a gig with media consulting firm Murphy Putnam Media. So much for 45 degrees downward – I was not nice. [ht RCP] Akers at WaPo’s The Sleuth has the scoop. You know how melikes irony:

Ironically, the man who cooked up an ad that ends with “BarackObama.com” will be working for an Obama rival in his new capacity. The firm de Vellis is joining represents New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in the 2008 campaign. (Uh-oh, should Richardson now kiss good-bye his chances of becoming Clinton’s VP pick?)

Found this interesting too:

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Who Would Jesus Date?

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Everyone’s seen those cheesy eHarmony.com commercials- with that creepy white-haired doctor guy claiming he knows how to match YOU with your perfect mate.

Yep- that Dr. Neil Clark Warren seems like a real, upstanding guy. And, judging by HIS numbers, eHarmony is doing quite well: 13 million users, more than 6000 marriages between members, etc.

But what about the other numbers?

You know… like 83% of the members are white, 91% are christian… and 100% are straight. (29 Dimensions my ass!)

Here’s the problem:

eHarmony is a Christian-founded, marriage-oriented matchmaking website… eHarmony was co-founded by Dr. Neil Clark Warren […]

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