March 24th, 2005

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Diner finds finger in chili
A diner at a Wendy's fast food restaurant in San Jose, California, found a human finger in a bowl of chili prepared by the chain, local officials said Wednesday.
Source: CNN [Link]

Calif. High Court Dismisses Stem Cell Challenge
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed two lawsuits that sought to block the state's publicly financed $3 billion stem cell research program approved by voters last year.
Source: Reuters [Link]

Army expects to miss recruiting goals again
The Army expects to miss its recruiting goals again this month and next, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey said Wednesday, and it is developing a new sales pitch that appeals to the patriotism of parents who have been reluctant to steer their children toward the Army.
Source: CNN [Link]
Umm.... Hands up - who can blame them? I'm not the biggest fan of Michael Moore, but I'm 100% in favor of his efforts to recruit for the armed services by starting first with the children of Congressional figures and Senators. Put your fucking money where your mouth is, THEN talk to me about patriotism. Fuckers.
Speaking of people I'm not necessarily fans of, I have a new respect for Moby. From his journal:
"My note to the far-right would be: you can’t have it both ways. If you genuinely believe in the sanctity of life then you cannot support the death penalty and you cannot allow people to buy automatic assault weapons and you cannot support wars that result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. And if you genuinely believe in states rights then you can’t pass intrusive federal legislation when the states do things that you arbitrarily disagree with."
Well put, o' bald crunchy one...

A life worth living
Republicans & Conservatives Blog
Source: Watchblog [Link]
Very well written piece, Jack Matel pulls it off again in finding commonalities across partisan lines. This is part of the reason I read Watchblog.
SENATOR BULLROAR WON’T STOP! John McCain just won’t stop lying. When will your brave “spokesmen” make him?
Source: Daily Howler [Link]
I really do hope this induces seizures and much frothing somewhere...
A Great Big Fist Job
Karl Rove is a frustrated fat man; no matter how much he works, he can't train his male leather slave to take a fisting.
Source: Rude Pundit [Link]
I love the Rude Pundit! Careful when you read this, as with most of these posts made by RP, they're pretty graphic. Nothing pictorial, but possibly NSFW content. And I'll prep you for that now as a courtesy, so no whining to me after clicking the link about how much your pussy hurts 'cause I warned you. I really need to make an icon or banner to that effect, I really do.

How to Beat the Christian Right, Part I

Source: dailyKOS [Link]
Just. Wow. The threads spurned by this piece alone are worth bookmarking it!

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Supreme Court ruling is a denial for the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, with any luck that'll be that and she'll die as soon as possible. This is getting nerve wracking, and I hope she dies very soon for the sake of all family members involved. It's long past time to start living again, folks.

In other news, I have the absolute worst feeling that Jeb Bush is going to royally fuck this whole day up for me. I'm really hoping I'm wrong, but I feel it in my bones. I've already got reflux from watching Randall Terry on MSNBC, all I need is for the Lesser Bush to completely set me off all over again.