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Things to read while pining for the Update to return

by Family Research Council

August 21, 2007

Gay Marriage On Agenda As Calif. Lawmakers Return To Work

Ireland Amnesty International Affiliate Won’t Promote Pro-Abortion View

An Unjust Judge by Nan Aron (The Washington Post must have felt bad they actually endorsed a fair process in the judicial nomination system and immediately let the liberal Alliance for Justice respond - I’m so sure they would grant us equal time on other issues.) Ed Whelan has a good response to Mr. Arons response here.

Faceoff looms at new Planned Parenthood

Abortion foes vow to launch protests and urge boycotts when the organization begins building the $4.2 million center at Stapleton, a site previously kept secret.

The 109th Congress: An Old Political Era Ends Will the New Era Steer the Nation to Rougher Fiscal Waters or a Brighter Horizon? By Demian Brady

Congress Approval Rating Matches Historical Low

Just 18% approve of job Congress is doing

Update stories you won’t see today

by Family Research Council

August 20, 2007

With the Update on hiatus this week here are a few stories and op-eds worth reading:

A big role in a fight to help gays wed

Activist Tim Gill and allies of his funded 38% of the opposition to same-sex marriage bans.

Qualified to Serve

The opponents of appeals court nominee Leslie H. Southwick haven’t made their case. (Even the Washington Post is supporting Judge Southwick what is Senator Reids and Leahys problem now? What is more important justice or kowtowing to the loony left?)

Giuliani ducks queries about faith and family

The NY State Senate & The Future of Congress

PORKERSPASS: CONGRESSEARMARK REFORM CHANGES LITTLE

If a pickpocket becomes a mugger, he becomes more open and honest, but that doesn’t make him more admirable.

The Man Behind the Plate

After Loss of Majority, Several Republicans Head for Exits

Cleansing the ACLU : Michigan and the case of Muslim footbaths.

Monkeying with man

New DVD Counters Thought Crimes Laws

by Tony Perkins

July 10, 2007

In George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, government in the form of “Big Brother” aimed to control the attitudes and perceptions of its citizens through thought control. Eerily, fiction is slowly becoming a reality as those who speak out against homosexual behavior are now having their liberties threatened because of their religious beliefs and association. New “hate crime” laws threaten to curtail the freedoms of speech and religion.

As Dr. D. James Kennedy has warned, they have the potential to “shut down churches and send pastors to prison for simply reading a part of the Bible. “Hate Crimes Laws: Censoring the Church and Silencing Christians” is a provocative, 40-minute DVD that looks at this ominous legal tool of the homosexual lobby.

The program features Dr. D. James Kennedy; Ake Green, a Swedish pastor arrested for preaching against homosexuality; members of the Philadelphia 11 who were charged with a hate crime while peacefully protesting; Christine Sneeringer, an ex-lesbian; Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission; and Pastor Danny Nalliah of Catch the Fire Ministries (who was prosecuted under hate crimes laws in Australia). Order this exceptional video today.

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From Bugs Bunny

by Family Research Council

June 26, 2007

Examples of life imitating Warner Brothers:

Squirrels start house blaze twice

Press Assoc. - Monday, June 25 12:08 am

Alan Turcott’s house in Blue Island, Illinois, has caught fire twice in the space of eight days, thanks to squirrels. Twice squirrels have knocked high-voltage wires loose from a utility pole and onto his house, causing severe damage to his house and fence. Blue Island Fire Chief Robert Copp said: “This is unbelievable. I’ve seen where squirrels have shorted things out or blown a fuse, but nothing like this before.”

Injured coyote chases Orrington woman mowing lawn

By Nok-Noi Hauger

Monday, June 25, 2007 - Bangor Daily News

ORRINGTON A woman mowing her lawn Monday morning says she was chased by an injured coyote.

Asked for comment the woman said Beep! Beep! pecked at some Acme birdseed and raced down the highway.

The Professional Scape Goat*

by Family Research Council

June 18, 2007

The religion of global warming is well known for some outrageous claims, however when I saw this I almost thought it was an Onion headline:

THE slaughter in Darfur was triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizon, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says in an article published today.

Other headlines I expect to appear:

O.J. Simpson catches the real killers: If the glove doesnt fit, you can blame the climate

Global warming caused the sinking of the Titanic. Iceberg cleared of all charges.

Father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby is actually Al Gore!”

WMDs found! Saddam had a stockpile of SUVs and Aerosol cans!

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News of the Duh twofer

by Family Research Council

June 1, 2007

First another (probably taxpayer funded) study that tells you what you should already know:

BUMPS to the head on the football field can lead to lasting brain damage, according to a landmark international study that found just three concussions triples the risk of developing depression. Australian experts said the American study of more than 2500 retired National Football League athletes was of real concern to Australia’s generation of junior football players who were more susceptible to a brain injury and were playing a more violent code.

Then an actual headline that must have been written by someone hit on the head once too often:

Next Hurricane Could Strike Anywhere From TX to NY

Thanks Sherlock.

Addendum: Life Around the World

by Family Research Council

June 1, 2007

England:

New research conducted by doctors in England shows that unborn children can face emotional stress during a pregnancy as the baby’s mother faces stress herself. Pro-life advocates say the study has implications for abortion as society learns more about the amazing development of children before birth. More . . .

Mexico:

On May 26, one day before the 30 days allowed to challenge a new law had expired; the federal Human Rights Commission and the national Attorney Generals Office asked the Mexican Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a recently adopted law in the Federal District that legalized unrestricted abortion before the twelfth week of pregnancy. More . . .

New Zealand:

Six women who blame their mental health problems on abortions have been denied the chance to testify in court against the Abortion Supervisory Committee. More . . .

Scotland:

The leader of Scotland’s Roman Catholics says the abortion rate north of the border was equivalent to “two Dunblane massacres a day” as he stepped up his attack on pro-choice politicians. More . . .

Life in These United States 06/01/2007

by Family Research Council

June 1, 2007

Florida:

The Florida Supreme Court has paved the way for two state ballot amendments about stem cell research funding — one that forces the state government to pay for embryonic stem cell research and another that prohibits it. Now all organizers of the competing proposals have to do is get enough signatures to qualify. More . . .

Kansas:

Citing privacy issues, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday vetoed a provision requiring more medical details on late-term abortions. The action didnt surprise the author of the budget provision, Rep. Lance Kinzer, an Olathe Republican. Sebelius, an abortion-rights supporter, vetoed a similar measure a year ago. More . . .

Missouri:

When it comes to expressing his views of church values, Roman Catholic Archbishop Raymond Burke has a habit of making headlines. More . . .

Rhode Island:

Conflicting claims, dueling statistics and an utter lack of common ground on a polarized and intimately emotional issue marked a more than two-hour legislative hearing Wednesday on a bill to require a 24- hour waiting period before a pregnant woman can obtain an abortion. More . . .

Texas:

A divorced couple’s battle over frozen embryos is headed to the Texas Supreme Court, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday. Augusta and Randy Roman froze three embryos during years of infertility treatments that they went through during their marriage. More . . .

Bonus: Great op-ed by Kathryn Jean Lopez:

What’s so bad about Planned Parenthood? It’s a question Americans must wonder about as they see pro-lifers protesting or praying outside clinics. And it deserves an answer because it gets to the heart of some key and contentious questions we face as a society, one that is ever creeping toward a brave new world (in many respects already living in it) as biotechnological choices propagate. More . . .

Send in the taxpayer funded clowns, don’t bother, they’re here

by Family Research Council

May 30, 2007

In Helsinki, as part of its plan to back corporate ideas worthy of development, the City of Tampere has decided to spend EURO 25,000 (about $33,538 in U.S. dollars) to hire clowns to perform throughout the city in hopes of getting Tampere citizens to enjoy their work more. Here in the United States we have had a similar program for years and we pay them up to $212,000 (about 157,970 in EURO/Monopoly money) annually.

News of the Duh

by Family Research Council

May 25, 2007

Please tell me this wasnt taxpayer funded . . .

Heavy-drinking college kids make worse decisions

Thu May 24, 6:25 PM ET

Young adults who binge drink frequently are more likely to show disadvantageous decision-making patterns than their peers who don’t drink as heavily, a new study shows.

Furthermore, the earlier a person begins to binge drink, the stronger the tie to poor decision-making skills, Dr. Anna E. Goudriaan and colleagues from the University of Missouri-Columbia report.

However, the study wasn’t able to demonstrate which came first — a bad approach to decision-making or a tendency to drink heavily. More . . .

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