31 Oct 2011

NCTE And The FRC On A Trans Youth Joining The Girl Scouts

Update: The National Review has posted a peice on the 7-year-old trans girl from another person associated with the Family Research Council — Senior legal fellow Cathy Ruse. The name of the article is Male and Female He Created Them. From the conclusion of the article: No mention is made

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31 Oct 2011

rick perry…. JECKYL, HYDE or BOTH!

my training and education and experience and studies and observation all add up to…. rick perry is a “risky” – to say the least – person. but i am not too surprised. after all.. all that “i am the governor” pretense was never the real him.

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31 Oct 2011

Why Is The DHS Doing The City Of Portlands Police Forces Job?

Really? Sitting here watching the local news and I see a story about DHS going to downtown Portland Oregon, into a city park full of OWS protesters and telling them to disperse or get arrested. Who the hell are you and why are you here? This should be a Portland

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31 Oct 2011

You are what you eat: McRib’s ‘restructured meat product’ and Pink Slime infused burgers

There is a piece over at The Week, “What’s the McRib made of, anyway?” that answers the question about what’s in McDonald’s pork sandwich that recently made its return to the menu for a limited time. Since I live in the South and have access to real barbecue, not pre-fab,

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31 Oct 2011

Just when you thought that the European Debt Crisis could not get any more bizarre…

  [Ed. Note – photo from The Guardian removed. Only your own produced images, or images with a license to share, such as from flickr or wiki commons, may be used here. No copyrighted images allowed.] George Papandreou suggests holding a referendum on the latest proposal. From the Guardian. The

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31 Oct 2011

Late Night FDL: Kids Today Like Their Print

I can’t tell you how many college journalism events I go to, where they discuss “the future of journalism.” The only time student media even comes up is for someone to deplore it as unserious and students’ love of it as insignificant. It only counts as reading a paper if you read the Times, kids!

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31 Oct 2011

What Are We For?

I’d been trying for weeks to capture the story of occupy in song. I was with my daughter in Miami coupla weeks ago and we were in strategy mode and I said “we are the ninety niners.” She says “No, just tell a simple story.” I just went down a

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31 Oct 2011

OccupyMN to Minnesota Chamber of Commerce: Stop Foreclosing on the American Dream!

St. Paul—Minnesotans from faith, labor and community groups will rally on Tuesday November 1st outside of the annual meeting of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to demand that large banks and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, invest in good jobs, fix the foreclosure crisis and practice fair lending.

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31 Oct 2011

NYC Law Enforcement Moving Aggressive Park Dwellers into Occupy Wall Street Site

If this is true, it represents one of the more cynical actions I’ve seen from law enforcement, whose job it it to serve and protect, in a long, long time. According to Harry Siegel, cops in New York City are re-routing aggressive, drunken individuals picked up in parks across the city down to the protest site, taking advantage of the open-source nature of the protests.

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