Monthly Archives: June 2011

Political Séance

Even in Florida, people have heard that gay marriage is a hot issue these days.  But look how New Jersey’s porcine governor weighed in last weekend: “I’m not a fan of same-sex marriage,” Governor Christie said on the NBC News … Continue reading

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The Milky Way

Nobody  is reading my blog these hot summer days, a scant 2 weeks (6.16) since my post, “Torture Chamber of Commerce,” got 938 hits.  So it’s time to go basement again. An Ohio woman attempted to fight off police trying … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believing

An atheist in Central Florida filed suit in Federal District Court in Tampa on Friday, accusing the Polk County sheriff, an evangelical Christian, of harassing and unnecessarily arresting her as retaliation for not believing in God and for her efforts … Continue reading

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Slutwalk!

“Slutwalk” protests have become a global phenomenon sparked by comments from a Canadian police official who told female students that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Demonstrators are protesting against sexism, rape, sexual crimes … Continue reading

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Rumor Flies: Delta’s Not Ready When Jews Are

This one is as sure to go viral as it is just wrong: Delta Air Lines’ plan to add Saudi Arabian Airlines to its SkyTeam Alliance of partnering companies would require the American carrier to ban Jews and holders of … Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Turn Your Head and Cough

Here’s how America takes care of the medical needs of an aging work force: Some people who need medical care but can’t afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they’ll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a … Continue reading

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Kick Butt

RICHMOND, Virginia — Dead bodies, diseased lungs and a man on a ventilator were among the graphic images for revamped tobacco labels unveiled on Tuesday by U.S. health officials. Proposed in November under a law that put the multibillion-dollar tobacco … Continue reading

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