There are good reasons to oppose TSA body searches and scanners or at least the extent to which they are used. This is not one of them – Anti-gay group: ‘Homosexual’ TSA staff ‘secretly turned on’ by patdowns. The Right’s sudden discovery of the 4th amendment is welcome. Maybe we could get rid of the most pernicious aspects of the Patriot Act and get the far Right to join us if we all start calling it a gay plot. Since the anti-gay group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) has not expressed any objection to straight TSA workers getting “turned on” we assume their objections are more about the possibility of getting gay cooties rather than some some Constitutional based principles.
“If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care, your members should walk that walk,” Crowley writes in a letter to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
“You cannot enroll in the very kind of coverage that you want for yourselves, and then turn around and deny it to Americans who don’t happen to be Members of Congress. We also want to note that in 2011, the Federal government will pay $10,503.48 of the premiums for each member of Congress with a family policy under the commonly selected Blue Cross standard plan.”
Some might remember that in 2009 Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) found 55 Republicans representatives were on that commie plan called Medicare. Medicare being the United States single-payer universal health care system for the disabled and elderly.
Some creative mash-ups of popular magazines – Annals of Our Endangered Medium: Out and Driver, Town & Country & Guns & Ammo, and Wired Brides. Cosmopolitan and National Geographic was my favorite.
air catastrophe recounted by le pitit journal late 1800s. the journal operated from 1863 to 1944.
It seems that some people have too much time on their hands and not enough imagination to think of more constructive things to do. Conservatives are rigging the vote on “Dancing With The Stars” so to make Bristol Palin the winner. I try to not find daughters and sons guilty of the sins of their parents – until of course they are actually found to be chips off the old blocks. Have these vote riggers ( one guy complained of being exhausted after doing it for two hours) wondered how Bristol might feel if the only reason she won is because the voting was rigged. What will make “liberals head explode” is yet another cruel unthinking prank pulled on someone that hasn’t done anything to anyone. And how about a little respect for DWT as a capitalist enterprise. By compromising the voting conservative zealots tarnish the show’s reputation. Ultimately resulting in the loss of viewers. The show is a business endeavor and the producers and others associated with running that business will be hurt. Some more commentary here – The ongoing, albeit amusing, battle to save Bristol
Following the release of former President George W. Bush’s book Decision Points, right-wing media are promoting Bush’s claim that waterboarding “saved lives.” But this claim is disputed by intelligence experts, including former British officials who have “cast doubt” on Bush’s waterboarding claims.
There is no evidence what so ever torture saved lives- American, Iraqi or Afghan. The propaganda technique is well worn territory. Repeat what torture supporters want to believe over and over – sans any supporting documentation – and the propaganda becomes the the new truth. History’s despots would be proud.