School officials in Wisconsin have revised the science curriculum to allow the teaching of creationism.
A Republican state board of education member in Texas has called on publishers to change the definition of marriage in student health textbooks. The Texas Board of Education also plans to approve four new textbooks that teach abstinence without mentioning the benefits of contraceptives.
The The New England Journal of Medicine posted a table in late September called The Most Important Issues for Voters in the Presidential Elections of 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. I find it interesting in reading the progression on these same issues that allegedly "won" this election, that the very things that were being bandied about are strangely absent here - and yet...? See for yourself.
The Iraqi government declared a 60-day state of emergency as U.S. and Iraqi forces prepare for an all-out assault in Fallujah. Under the W doctrine, "peaceful" democratic elections will be held right after the state of emergency ends.
Georgia evolution debate going to court
[MSNBC/Reuters/Atlanta Journal Constitution]
School officials in suburban Cobb County go to court Monday to defend themselves against a lawsuit accusing the district of promoting religion by requiring that science textbooks warn students evolution is “a theory, not a fact.”
Evangelicals say they led charge for GOP
As the presidential race was heating up in June and July, a pair of leaked documents showed that the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign was urging Christian supporters to turn over their church directories and was seeking to identify "friendly congregations" in battleground states.
Bush to Seek Gay-Marriage Ban in New Term
President Bush will renew a quest in his second term for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage as essential to a "hopeful and decent" society, his top political aide said on Sunday.
Specter says he won't slow anti-abortion court nominees
The Republican in line to head the Senate Judiciary Committee pledged Sunday not to stall the president's judicial nominees even if they oppose abortion rights. The White House expressed confidence its choices would get a fair hearing.
Druggists refuse to give out pill
For a year, Julee Lacey stopped in a CVS pharmacy near her home in a Fort Worth suburb to get refills of her birth-control pills. Then one day last March, the pharmacist refused to fill Lacey's prescription because she did not believe in birth control.
New blogs & sites added to my reading list:
GayAmerican.org - Because some people think being American is a choice.
Andrew Sullivan - I'm going to give ol' Andy another go, hopefully he'll have some fucking balls this time.
International Socialist Review - Check out Issue 37, September–October 2004; The Roots of Gay Oppression, definitely a must-read.
AMERICAblog.org & it's companion site, Hatecrime.org
Baptistwatch.org - HE is not the only one watching...
city_of_dis: has written the brilliantly crafted Grow Up, Liberals. Note to self; give city_of_dis eHead later tonight...
Also, t_rex has written an open letter to anyone who voted yes to Georgia's Amendment One, which you can find here. Also a must-read.
Fuck The South - Whoa...
Oh why are you liberals so full of vile hatred?
So what all happens in just over a week, hmm?
Yesterday morning while trying to face being me right now (and that shit ain't easy, trust me) and have the courage to get out of bed and motivate…
Now and again something finds you when you most need it. Sometimes, if you're really lucky, that thing will open your eyes in a way they've never…