Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
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Jesus H. Christ on a Flamin' Biscuit...

Gay sperm donor ban has no scientific basis
Wanted: Scientific Reason for FDA's Gay Sperm Ban

Aubrey Stimola of the American Council on Science and Health says the FDA issued edict denying gay men as sperm donors has "no sound scientific basis." A good read even if you don't care about the issue itself.
Maine gay gene abortion bill unanimously rejected
Stamped by critics as an irrelevant piece of legislation

Unsurprisingly, the House and Senate were formally notified today that the bill to outlaw abortion based on sexual orientation has been unanimously rejected by the Judiciary Committee.
Evangelicals rethink their public face
Faithful must branch out beyond politics, leaders say

Evangelical leaders are re-examining whether American evangelicalism has suffered from its portrayal as a conservative political movement rather than as a broad religious philosophy rooted in a literal reading of the Bible.
Religion - America's 2nd Civil War
EXCELLENT Read by Third Party & Independents' David R. Remer

America may be marching headlong toward another civil war. Many of the descendant players are the same. Many of the strategies are the same. The motivations are the same. Even the flags are symbolically similar. Only a date of commencement and outcome of this second civil war remain unknowable.
Senators compromise on filibusters - no, I am NOT fucking kidding you
Bipartisan group agrees to vote to end debate on 3 nominees

The looming Senate showdown over filibustered judicial nominees has been averted by a bipartisan agreement that gives both sides some -- but not all -- of what they wanted.
Opinions are all over the place on this one, and I am personally disappointed that a word like "compromise" is being thrown around here. That word will now be as suspect a bullshit catchphrase as "Culture of Life", "Freedom", "Democracy", and "Equality" have become to me. First off, before I post the opinionated fallout resulting from this "compromise", read Alternet's The Top 10 Filibuster Falsehoods, put out this morning. Then you'll be better prepped for Watchblog & Kos:
Watchblog:
Democrats & Liberals: Another Victory For Democrats...
Republicans & Conservatives: The Compromise of the Fourteen

DailyKOS:
Lott vs Dobson | Gallup poll: Bush approval sinks, Dems rise | Nuclear Option deal | The Deal | Another Deal thread | The other side isn't happy | Dobson's response | Feingold response, blocked judges
Another gem from KOS: [What a] Dumbass
WOOHOO!! Look again at who some of you elected, directly or indirectly! *...stab...*

Q: [...]And if I may ask you, Mr. President, as you know, the casualties of Iraq is again high today -- 50 more people dying. Do you think that insurgence is getting harder now to defeat militarily? Thank you.

PRESIDENT BUSH: No, I don't think so. I think they're being defeated. And that's why they continue to fight.
So if the insurgents stopped fighting, would that mean we were losing? What the hell kind of answer is this? What the hell kind of logic is this supposed to be?
Paris Hilton to be LA's Gay Pride Marshal - Again, no, I am NOT fucking kidding you
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I think a huge rant will be coming out of this news tidbit in a future post on Pride.
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