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October 2005 Archives

October 29, 2005

A Great Opportunity

In nominating Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court, George W. Bush made one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency. Having suffered the humiliation of having the intellectual wing of his own supporters shoot down his nominee, Bush has a golden opportunity to restore excellent and demonstrated ability, rather than stealth, as the most important qualification for a Supreme Court nominee. Bush must not miss this opportunity.

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October 26, 2005

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

I thought the Bush Administration was supposed to usher in an era of American politics and leadership, one which returned honesty, humility, and integrity to the White House and Capitol Hill. Not so, it would seem, not so at all; every day seems to bring revelations of new Republican wrongdoing. One has to wonder where will it all end.

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U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Hits 2,000 and Rising...

Is it enough to be disgusted at the obscene waste of human life this very ill-advised war has cost on both sides? Is protesting enough if impassioned cries to get our of Iraq land on deaf ears, closed minds, and cold hearts?

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October 24, 2005

Incumbent Fatigue

On Thursday October 20th, Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) took the podium on the Sentate floor and gave a stirring speech. The fury in his voice and the righteousness of his message was powerful. However, Senator Stevens was not rallying the country in the war on terror. He was not as Churchill did during the time of war recounting a heroic defense of the "empire" like the battle of Britain in 1940. No, he was not referring to our country's "finest hour"

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Posted by Dennis at 7:31 AM

October 10, 2005

Shall We Dance and Fiddle Why the Republican Party Burns?

Is it right to gloat? Is it right to sing and dance a jig over the news of another's misfortune, or in this case the misfortune of an entire political party? When it's the Republican Party I think the answer should be an unqualified YES!

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October 7, 2005

What's Next, No Dancing?

On the heels of announcements from Pharmaceutical Giants Merck and GlaxoSmithKiline about promising test results for a vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus or HPV, which is responsible for most cases of cervical cancer, religious groups such as the Family Research Council have begun to muster opposition to the vaccine. Claiming that such a vaccine would "give licence for young women to engage in prematiral sex" the FRC is continuing to push abstinence as the best method for avoid HPV.

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Posted by Dennis at 9:33 PM

October 6, 2005

Spelling America with a K

Well, my home state of Indiana is at it again. Sen. Patricia Miller has introduced a bill that would make it illegal to have children though assisted pregnancies, unless you are married. Even further, intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization or other procedures must be approved by the state and those participating must register with the state and provide information such as values, hobbies and talents, personality descriptions and religious background. Not only is the proposed law blatantly unconstitutional, it steps all over the basic ideals that this country was founded upon.

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Posted by Rhinehold at 1:55 AM

October 3, 2005

Harry and Harriet?

You could almost feel the waves of shock and disbelief hit many in the blogosphere this morning when President Bush made the announcment that Harriet Miers was his nomination to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. Senator Harry Reid was one of the first to comment. Some are stating he even suggested Miers. What is happening here? Democrats actually liking someone President Bush nominated? Republicans by the dozens stating Bush has lost their support forever?

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