From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tom Cole, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said:

I would like to congratulate Congressman-elect Bob Latta on his victory in the special election in Ohio?s Fifth Congressional District. This campaign became a cause c?l?bre for national Democrats and liberal activists nationwide, but in the end, Bob?s anti-illegal immigration, anti-tax hike message won the day.

The people of Ohio?s Fifth Congressional District elected a representative in Bob Latta who will stand up for their values in Washington. Bob?s proven dedication to his constituents will enable him to be a very effective representative, as he fills the shoes of the […]

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Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, had this to say about the shootings at two Colorado churches on Sunday (transcribed from Countdown):

It is hard not to draw a line between the hostility that is being fomented in our culture from some in the secular media towards Christians and Evangelicals in particular, and the acts of violence that took place in Colorado Sunday. But I will say no more for now other than that our friends at New Life Church and YWAM are in our thoughts and prayers.

So… a kid gets kicked out of a missionary program, […]

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I’d really like to see Robin Weirauch kick Latta’s ass in OH-5- but
right now
it isn’t looking like it.

U.S. Representative District 5

Latta, Robert (R) 55.52% 22,697 votes Weirauch, Robin (D) 44.28% 18,104 votes Green, John (WI) .2% 81 votes

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Human evolution speeding up

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This is interesting:

Humans have moved into the evolutionary fast lane and are becoming increasing different, a genetic study suggests.

In the past 5,000 years, genetic change has occurred at a rate roughly 100 times higher than any other period, say scientists in the US.

This is in contrast with the widely-held belief that recent human evolution has halted.

The research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Professor Henry Harpending, an author of the study from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, US, said: “The dogma has been these [differences] are […]

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I think we’ve established that the GOP hates immigrants- especially Spanish-speaking immigrants.

So I guess it should come as no surprise that State Rep. Bill Batchelder has introduced a bill “to require that commercial driver’s license tests be given in English.”

To determine a person’s ability to understand highway warnings or traffic signs or directions, any test or examination given to a person to obtain or retain a commercial driver’s license or commercial driver’s temporary instruction permit under this chapter shall be administered in the English language only, without the assistance of an interpreter.

According to Batchelder […]

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Boy Scouts Needs To Grow Up

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I was a Boy Scout. An Eagle Scout actually. Which, if you know anything about scouting, is a fairly big challenge and kind of a big deal.

I spent the formative years of my life involved in scouting. I can still recite the Scout Law, the Scout Oath and even the Outdoor Code!

And I hope someday my kids will be involved in scouting too.

And yet- when I read this article in the NY Times last week about the city of Philadelphia evicting the Boy Scouts from city-owned land I actually cheered the decision.

That’s because:

For […]

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Barbara Sykes Resigns

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Gongwer is reporting that Barbara Sykes will resign from the Civil Right Commission.

I guess this is the best possible outcome for the Sykes v Strickland drama. Still, it’s kind of sad for everyone involved.

Best of luck to Ms. Sykes.

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Holy shit.

A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.

Jamie Leigh Jones, now 22, says that after she was raped by multiple men at a KBR camp in the Green Zone, the company put her under guard in a shipping container with a bed and warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she’d be out of a job.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court against Halliburton and its then-subsidiary KBR, Jones says she was held in the […]

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Somebody find Tom Blumer a hobby

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Please. Dude needs help. Recommend good hobbies in comments. Bonsai. Painting. Soup can label collecting. Anything. I think he’s desperate. This post is a cry for help!

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Seriously missed half of this damned movie laughing.

Just go ahead and buy it. Thank me later.

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Yes, they are seriously making a sequel to the movie that rebirthed the legend of NPH.

I can’t wait for the hilarious stupidity. You can see the R rated trailer here.

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