From the daily archives: Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thank GOD Dobson and his pals at FOTF are around to protect Chrismas from evil, anti-Christmas companies like Ebay, Staples and, of course, Disney Store!

Their list of “good, bad and ugly” companies is “designed to equip citizens to express their feedback (both positive and negative) to retailers concerning their Christmas advertising approaches.”

“Good” Companies Include…
Amazon**
American Eagle Outfitters
Bath and Body Works
Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Big Lots
Dillard?s
Hobby Lobby

“Bad” Companies Include:
Ace Hardware
Best Buy
Bloomingdale?s
Borders
The Gap
Kohl?s
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The GOP and the filibuster

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Three years ago, the GOP was threatening to “nuke” the filibuster. Trent Lott had this to say:

[Filibustering] is wrong. It?s not supportable under the Constitution. And if they insist on persisting with these filibusters, I?m perfectly prepared to blow the place up.

Mitch McConnell’s spokesman said this:

Senator McConnell always has and continues to fully support the use of what has become known as the ?[nuclear]? option in order to restore the norms and traditions of the Senate.

Today:

Mr. McConnell and his fellow Republicans are playing such tight defense, blocking nearly every bill proposed by […]

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This is astonishing.

I have now received three (3) student papers that discuss Iraq’s attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11. All three papers mention it as an aside to another point. I’ve had two papers on the virtue of forgiveness that argue that if we had just forgiven Iraq for the 9/11 attacks, we wouldn’t be at war right now. I just read a paper on the problem of evil which asked why God allowed “the Iraq’s” to attack us on 9/11.

The thing that upsets me most here is that the the students don’t just believe that […]

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A funny overview of the Democratic ads.

There are some laugh-out-loud moments in that.

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Fake GOP Presidential ads

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Oh man, these are funny. First, Rudy:

Romney, anyone?

Maybe Huckabee?

And, of course, the series wouldn’t be complete without an ad attacking Jesus.

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The Libertarian Party of Ohio is planning to sponsor a voter initiative “to repeal all income taxes in the state of Ohio”.

They have formed “The Repeal the Income tax Petition (RIP) Committee” that will develop a plan to replace all existing taxing permission given to the State with a single sentence:

“The taxation of incomes shall be prohibited in the state of Ohio.”

They will be making the official kickoff announcement this Sunday at a meet-up event for REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Ron Paul.

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Kucinich Out of the Iowa Debate

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The Hill is reporting that The Des Moines Register will exclude Dennis Kucinich from the Democratic debate they are sponsoring in Iowa this week.

The paper supposedly told the Kucinich campaign that ?a person working out of his home did not meet our criteria for a campaign office and full-time paid staff in Iowa?. The Kucinch campaign called the decision “arbitrary and unreasonable”- and they are probably right.

But it does seem like it’s about time to start thinning the field- and that usually starts at the bottom- which is exactly where Kucinich is and has been since the […]

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According to The Dispatch there was quite a ruckus during debate in the State Senate over House Bill 104.

The bill would require state boards to perform background checks before issuing licenses. This would impact licenses for a long list of professions- everything from accountants to veterinarians.

The trouble came when Democratic Senator John Boccieri proposed “that all legislative candidates go through a criminal background check, with results posted on the Internet.” According to Boccieri: “If we’re holding this standard for everyone else beneath us, then legislators should be held to the very same standard.” Good point.

The […]

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