Update: Freezer Mom died "naturally"
He's still a loon though.
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"Fear any fool who says something is impossible; they're often painfully wrong."
At trial, the defense attorneys pointed out that the father had, on occasion, physically abused his daughters when he lost his temper and had repeatedly warned them about becoming pregnant. “I was just so scared for her,” Jane testified with a wavering voice, “I wanted her to go to college like I did.” Jane added that her father would never have paid for her sister’s education if he discovered that she was pregnant. “I didn’t want to break the law, I just wanted to help my little sister.”Read the rest here.
Dr. Smith was less contrite. “I did it, and I’d do it again,” he noted calmly as he was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. “This is the United States, not Saudi Arabia. And I don’t think it’s right for the state to force themselves into people’s private lives in the name of one group of people’s religious views. The government is sending me to jail for serving the needs of my patient.”
"James Trussell, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University, has estimated that, if emergency contraceptives were widely available in this country, they could reduce the approximately 1.3 million abortions that take place yearly in this country by half. If a culture of life is so sacrosanct, shouldn't that trump the issue of premarital sex?"Consider those two statements for a second. Ok, done? Then maybe you can tell me why it is people in favor of making Plan B a behind-the-counter medicine to women over 16 are considered the extremists.
"According to Trussell, who studied statistics from 1998, about 22,000 of the 25,000 women who became pregnant from rape could have prevented pregnancy with emergency contraception."
"Absolutely. We've got Justice Kennedy writing decisions based upon international law, not the Constitution of the United States? That's just outrageous," DeLay told Fox News Radio.But it get's better. It seems that using the internet to do research, as we all do for our blog stories, is a big NO NO. Why do I say that? Because of the second half of Delay's quote:
"And not only that, but he said in session that he does his own research on the Internet? That is just incredibly outrageous."Am I the only person who thinks Delay's just being an ass by thinking Justice Kennedy has done anything wrong by doing his own research. The internet is a tool specifically made for this type of thing, I'm glad to see we've got at least one judge who won't completely rely on his underlings.
"You're born absolutely free except laws of nature. If you drink too much you'll get drunk, that's a law. If you get old you die, that's a law...these are the only laws you're born with and any government just fucks you out of that type of freedom...You're not free. You need a diploma in this country to cut hair. They say if you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. But if you teach a man to fish...then he has to get a fishing license. But he doesn't have any money, so he has to get a job and enter the social security system. And he has to file taxes, and you're gonna audit the poor son of a bitch because he's not really good at math. You pull the IRS van up to his house and take everything. You take his velvet Elvis and his toothbrush and his penis pump and that all goes up for auction with the burden of proof on you because you forgot to carry the 1. All because you wanted to eat a fish, and you couldn't even cook the fish because you need a permit for an open flame. And then the health department is gonna wanna ask you a bunch of questions about where you're going to dispose of the scales and the guts. This is not a sanitary environment. And ladies and gentleman, if you get sick and tired of it at the end of the day, it's not even legal to kill yourself in this country. You were born free and you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating that fact...If you wanna fix the pledge of allegiance, put a disclaimer at the end: With liberty and justice for all...must be 18, void where prohibited, some restrictions may apply, not available in all states."
"Students have a right to expect that their academic freedom and the quality of their education will not be infringed upon by instructors who persistently introduce controversial matter into the classroom or coursework that has no relation to the subject of study and serves no legitimate pedagogical purpose."He doesn't go on to explain what a "legitimate pedagogical purpose" would be, or to define what exactly is controversial, assumingly so it would be a fair playing field. We wouldn't want to infringe on the rights of students to claim that the holocaust never happened, after all. In a sharply worded rebuke to the insanity this bill would allow [Rep. Dan] Gelber [D-Miami Beach] states:
"Similar suits could be filed by students who don’t believe astronauts landed on the moon, who believe teaching birth control is a sin or even by [University of Florida] medical students who refuse to perform blood transfusions and believe prayer is the only way to heal the body"Scientific inquiry and advancement is a conservative process by nature. If an idea is well founded and supported by the evidence it gains acceptance, eventually becoming a standard part of scientific teaching curricula. Quantum physics, gravity, germ theory, evolution, take your pick from the hundreds of other once unbelievable notions. All have withstood the tests (literally) of time, and all are now understood by scientists and science professors as valid subjects for a classroom setting.
"Intelligent Design (ID) has failed to meet even the minimal standards of evidence and scholarship we should expect of the science we teach our children. Teaching it steals time from more vital subjects in which our kids should be grounded.So to use the same quote Baxley does by Thomas Jefferson, "We are not afraid to truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." Allowing students to sue teachers for singling them out to make them explain an unfounded idea and learn the proper one, or allowing ideological extremists and courts to decide which parts of the worlds scientific knowledge are acceptable as truth, fails to combat error.
Science is a conservative process. Most college-level introductory textbooks contain only material that has stood the test of time and has been confirmed independently. ID proponents have not only failed to provide any evidence for their thesis, they aren't even trying. There are no labs doing research on this subject; all the papers the Discovery Institute has tried to publish are exercises in spin, in which they try to distort biology researchers' work to fit their preconceptions. With no established body of results, no current work, and no promising prospects for future research, why should ID be supported? It's a dead end. It is absurd to propose that our kids learn about a subject that no legitimate scientists are pursuing and that has no utility."
Human connections are tenuous at best, a thin web that can tear even despite the best efforts at preservation. ~~Jack
"Mr. Bolton's approach to maternity leave is: get pregnant, get interrogated, get fired," Schroeder, a Democrat of Colorado, wrote in a letter to then attorney general Ed Meese. Bolton also took the position that Bernott had no legal recourse, and sent her a letter actively discouraging her from retaining counsel. Both Bernott's attorney and Schroeder disagreed—as, ultimately, did Bolton's more compassionately conservative superiors at Justice, who granted Bernott both her leave and her job.I may not have a womb, but this still just plain pisses me off. I'd can and blacklist his ass for this type of behavior.
You Are 28 Years Old
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
"Why in the world would you think your (cell) phone would work in your house?" he said. "The customer has come to expect so much. They want it to work in the elevator; they want it to work in the basement."Yes Ivan Seidenberg, chief executive officer of Verizon Communications actually complained that such expectations are unrealistic during a recent soundoff about customer complaints, Verison's MCI takeover bid, and San Francisco's attempts to make a cheap-to-free city-wide municipal Wi-Fi network.
eliminating the power of the filibuster is more akin to the Vietnam-era statement that “we had to destroy the village in order to save it.” One day the GOP is going to be the minority party in Congress. (I think it’s going to happen sooner than anyone thinks. My prediction: look for the Democrats to pick up the Senate in 2006.) And when the find themselves in the minority, they’re sure as hell going to wish they had that filibuster.Let's just hope he's right about the democrats picking up the senate in '06. The GOP's most recent and seemingly backfiring public perception of leaping to the tune of their radical theological constituents at the cost of everything else certainly doesn't hurt the prediction.
"involves acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State".
“to commit or to incite to commit, under circumstances indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily injury”.
Clearly Nugent's inciting to his millions of fellow NRA members to ignore existing criminal law and take the role of judge, jury, and executioner violates both statues of the Patriot Act, thus defining him as a terrorist and punishable accordingly. Even if the people they wish to kill are in the process of committing a crime they are still entitled to their day in court, not a western style hangman's noose or the wrong end of a gun barrel. I'm not one to usually advocate the Patriot Act, but if we're going to have it we should at least use it fairly with everyone. Whether you're a major political proponent and/or detractor, whether you're a celebrity or the average Joe, it shouldn't matter.
Yet again apparently it does.