From the daily archives: Thursday, November 12, 2009

One day after his primary opponent and the Ohio and national blogsphere erupted in outrage over the Stupak amendment to last Saturday’s House health care bill, Lee Fisher finally issued a statement:

“The Stupak Amendment goes far beyond existing law in restricting a woman’s right to choose. I strongly urge the Senate to strip this discriminatory language before a final health care bill reaches the President’s desk. This narrowing of women’s reproductive rights has no place in legislation that is intended to expand health care access, not limit it. This unnecessarily jeopardizes the passage of affordable health care […]

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fIREHOSE was formed in the spring of 1986 shortly after the untimely death of D. Boon brought an end to Watt and Hurley’s previous band, the Minutemen. Crawford, a then 21-year-old Ohio State student and Minutemen fan heard a false rumor that Watt and Hurley were auditioning guitarists for the band and having found Watt’s phone number in the phone book, called him up and expressed his desire to come out to California and play with them.

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