From the monthly archives: August 2007

One of my firm’s clients is the IAFF – the fire fighters union that has been taking on Giuliani. I’ve been keeping a secret for a week, but we finally got the go-ahead to break the news at 4pm today…

The IAFF is endorsing Senator Dodd for president at a news conference tomorrow in DC. This is the union that endorsed Kerry in 2004 – when he was no where in the polls. I don’t think anyone at the IAFF thinks this will have the exact same result as that endorsement, but it would be nice to see Dodd get […]

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Terrific little insight in to how Ben Stein is getting his “science is flawed because it excludes God” movie Expelled made. He (or rather, his producers) are lying to people they interviewed, talking to them about other subjects, and then carefully removing quotes from context to say something completely different.

Why were they so dishonest about it? If Mathis had said outright that he wants to interview an atheist and outspoken critic of Intelligent Design for a film he was making about how ID is unfairly excluded from academe, I would have said, “bring it on!” We would […]

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The Patriot Dames

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You may have heard about the Columbus Police Officer who posted some videos of herself (and her sister) on the internet making some pretty outlandish anti-Semitic claims. Just in case you haven’t, here is one of the many videos.

Of course, they aren’t limiting their comments to Jews. They have videos on Ebonics (and racial stereotypes!), Miami Cubans, and the US border. They even have a website – they call themselves The Patriot Dames. (And they appear to support Ron Paul!)

Mayor Coleman has requested a formal investigation. You can see the text after the […]

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Go figure.

Historical evidence, including legal documents and gravesites, can be interpreted as supporting the prevalence of homosexual relationships hundreds of years ago, said Allan Tulchin of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

If accurate, the results indicate socially sanctioned same-sex unions are nothing new, nor were they taboo in the past.

?Western family structures have been much more varied than many people today seem to realize,” Tulchin writes in the September issue of the Journal of Modern History. “And Western legal systems have in the past made provisions for a variety of household structures.?

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Rebuilding in New Orleans

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Last month it was Senator David Vitter of Louisiana.

Yesterday it was Idaho Senator Larry Craig.

Here is Craig’s statement:

At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions. I was not involved in any inappropriate conduct.

I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously.

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As the story of the six missing Utah miners slowly fades away I thought I’d get around to posting something that I researched a while back, and other’s have already blogged about

This is a list of contributions from Murray Energy Corp’s political action committee to Ohio Republicans (from ):

Husted For Ohio… $10,000 Montgomery Campaign Committee… $10,000 Citizens For Mary Taylor… $6,000 Citizens For Jim Petro… $5,000 Cupp For Supreme Court… $5,000 Ohioans For Justice Odonnell… $5,000 Ohioans For Ken Blackwell… $5,000 Committee For Thompson… $3,000 Friends Of Greg Hartmann… $2,000 Re Elect Judge Mary […]

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Watch Miss Teen South Carolina, a finalist in the recent Miss Teen USA pageant, answer this question:

“Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the US on a world map. Why do you think this is?”

Note: She was the THIRD RUNNER UP!

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