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ND house rejects private medical care for pregnant teens

Are they out of their minds? I cannot think of a single instance where this law will be beneficial.  What about situations of child abuse? Sexual abuse? Incest? Did they not think of that? Are the representatives so sheltered that they think this does not exist in North Dakota? “I’ve never seen an issue that’s […]

White House lists cuts to pay for more troops

BOGOTA, Colombia — President Bush wants to pay for his plan to send 8,200 more U.S. troops to Iraq and Afghanistan by cutting money for agriculture, education and other programs, budget records show. Bush’s $3.2 billion plan, submitted to Congress over the weekend, includes 3,500 new troops for Afghanistan to train that nation’s army and […]

The Price of War

I meant to write about this yesterday but kottke summed it up so great I think I will borrow his words on the subject: Nina Berman won a prize in the 2007 World Press Photo contest for this heartbreaking photo of a badly wounded Iraqi war veteran and his childhood sweetheart on their wedding day. […]

The war is heating up

The military has designed a new weapon, that when fired upon, feels like you are about to catch fire. I’m not sure what that feels like to “about to catch fire”, but I don’t think I want to find out. In fact who gets volunteered for this type of testing? I think I would look […]

No Presidential Contender

John Kerry announced he will not be running for President in 2008. A lot of people are wondering “Why not?”, “He got pretty darn close to winning last time.” Here’s the low down though. Even though John Kerry is arrogant, he is not stupid. 2008 just happens to be the year he seeks re-election to […]

2.2 Million Dollar Road to Nowhere

“We cannot consider (joining the roads),” said Bipin Parikh, assistant Pasco County administrator. He said he needs to look out for the residents and streets of Meadow Pointe, to the north of the road with traffic problems of its own. Parikh said if the connection is made between Kinnan Street and Meadow Pointe’s Mansfield Boulevard, […]

Scott Adams Thinks Bill Gates should be President

I’ve always felt that you should pick a president the same way you’d pick an attorney to help you out of a dangerous legal problem. Do you want the attorney who dresses nicely and belongs to your church? Or do you want the attorney who can rip out your opponent’s heart and put it on […]

If Only They Meant It

I’m not much for politics, but I do know a few things: gas is always cheaper around election time political parties make great scapegoats if you can lie on national TV without resentment, you are either a reporter or a politician Anyway here is Micheal Moore’s pledge: A Liberal’s Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives November 14th, […]

Down with the Voting Machine Hackers!

Or not? Would it be such a bad thing if the voting machines were hacked? In my books, anyone smart enought to hack such a machine should have more control of the figureheads leading this country than the average guy that votes based on the names he can pronounce or has heard more commercials of, […]

2 thing in life you can count on; becomes 3

While growing up I had quite a few teachers/adults tell me that there are 2 things in life you can count on: Death Taxes I’d like to add a third that I’ve seen every election season since then: Gas prices will drop about a month before elections and stay low until about 2 weeks afterwards. […]