14 March 2005 @ 08:57 am
The absurdity of having Congress discuss minimum wage.

Thanks to the GOP, the House is now an ethics-free zone.

At least nineteen states are discussing evolution and education.

* President Bush, stand-up comedian.
* There's a major earthquake on the way for Tehran.
* The Himalayan glaciers are melting quickly.
* Planning a trip to Europa.
* The ashen remains of Oregon's mentally ill.
* Italy's interesting ideas on prisoner rehabilitation - including a vineyard.

The financial challenges for newspapers online

Permit me to include ten things we didn't know this time last week.
Added bonus: ten badges for commuters.
danzanramon on March 14th, 2005 06:02 am (UTC)
missmeridianmissmeridian on March 14th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)
panzer_faust on March 14th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
Yes! Blimy!!
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on March 14th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
YAY ten things!

BOO minimum wage. Could I have read more ridiculous arguments this morning? I think not.
paleotheistpaleotheist on March 14th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
Creationism. Grrr!
"If you believe God created that baby, it makes it a whole lot harder to get rid of that baby," Fox said. "If you can cause enough doubt on evolution, liberalism will die."

Presenting kids with multiple options to consider concerning the creation of life is one thing, but that statement just goes too far! These people really are out to kill liberal thought all together. They quote freedom of speech and freedom of religion as backing for their cause, but what about the freedom to think for ourselves instead of having someone else's unsubstantiated tripe crammed down our throats?! Sorry about the rant, but that just makes me really f'ing pissed.
Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on March 14th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
Re: Creationism. Grrr!
Aw, fundies so cute. They never change. They're like really stupid puppies.

PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on March 14th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
Barely a third of the public approves of the way President Bush is dealing with Social Security and a majority says the more they hear about Bush's plan to reform the giant retirement system, the less they like it, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Bush's overall job approval rating stood at 50 percent, unchanged from last month and nearly exactly where it was a year ago. Currently, 48 percent disapprove of the job Bush is doing as president.

But on Social Security, the president's popularity continues to decline. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed said they approved of the way Bush is handling Social Security, down three points since January and the lowest level of support for Bush on this issue ever recorded in Post-ABC polls.

PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on March 14th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC)
GOP starts to worry about DeLay, while Democrats seek to reverse changes to the ethics committee.
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on March 14th, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
Not really news, but this is interesting, albeit not particularly shocking.
PMMJcheetahmaster on March 14th, 2005 07:57 am (UTC)
Gah. I found it pretty shocking.
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on March 14th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
There has been a lot of mucking about regarding underage sexual exploitation in religious sects, such as in Bountiful, BC. I guess I am just familiar with the concept because of the news lately?

This is actually quite interesting.
PMMJcheetahmaster on March 14th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC)
I had read about it elsewhere, not specifically with the Amish.
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PMMJ: Kicking. Real kicking.cheetahmaster on March 14th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Our top story
Uh oh!

Time to start looking at wrestling websites again.
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on March 14th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)