Saturday, February 27, 2010

OpEdNews - Article: Temple Grandin: Helping the animals we can't save

OpEdNews - Article: Temple Grandin: Helping the animals we can't save: "Throughout her career as an animal-science professor at Colorado State University and a consultant to the American Meat Institute, Grandin has worked to improve animal-handling systems at slaughterhouses--markedly decreasing, although never able to stop completely, the amount of fear and pain that animals experience."

Friday, February 26, 2010

VIDEO: Anthony Weiner Owns it on House Floor; Becomes My New Favorite Congressman « SpeakEasy

VIDEO: Anthony Weiner Owns it on House Floor; Becomes My New Favorite Congressman « SpeakEasy: "Wednesday morning, Rep. Anthony Weiner, Democrat of Brooklyn, N.Y. was repeatedly chastised by House decorum masters for correctly and quite passionately asserting that the Republican Party is a “wholly-owned subsidiary of the health insurance industry.”"

Right wing slams White House for meeting with atheist ‘hate groups’ | Raw Story

Right wing slams White House for meeting with atheist ‘hate groups’ | Raw Story: "'Over 13 percent of the population is considered 'non-religious,' and this includes millions of atheists, freethinkers, humanists, rationalists, and other citizens,' Buckner said. 'We are committed to the separation of church and state and to equality for non-believers in the political arena. Religious speakers must not continue to be given special privileges.'"

Americans Rise Up Against the Supreme Court Decision to Create Corporate Frankensteins | | AlterNet

Americans Rise Up Against the Supreme Court Decision to Create Corporate Frankensteins | | AlterNet: "Meanwhile, Americans of all political stripes have risen in overwhelming opposition to the court's contortion of both the Constitution and common sense. In a Washington Post-ABC poll published last week, 85 percent of Democrats, 81 percent of independents and -- get this -- 76 percent of Republicans reject this act of gross judicial overreach."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

OpEdNews - Article: "Post Racial"? I Don't Think So

OpEdNews - Article: "Post Racial"? I Don't Think So: "Here's the truth: when the electoral high and hype wore off America woke up to the fact we had elected a black man for president. And then right wing America decided nothing he did could be right. We're living in a country where tens of millions of so-called conservatives would rather embrace outright and absurdly silly paranoid lies, go bankrupt, fail, lose our place in history and saddle ourselves with virtually infinite debt than work constructively with a moderate, decent, smart, kind and honest black man".

Citibank Shuts Down Gay Entrepreneur’s Bank Account Over Blog’s Content « The Washington Independent

Citibank Shuts Down Gay Entrepreneur’s Bank Account Over Blog’s Content « The Washington Independent

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rachel Maddow Praised: 'Some Of The Finest Commentary Available On Cable TV'

Rachel Maddow Praised: 'Some Of The Finest Commentary Available On Cable TV': "'She is largely eloquent and in command of the English language on a level one is not accustomed to in television commentary,' he writes."

Judge Alex Kozinski: The Fourth Amendment is Gone. "Welcome to the fish bowl." - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Judge Alex Kozinski: The Fourth Amendment is Gone. "Welcome to the fish bowl." - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine: "This is an extraordinary case: Our court approves, without blinking, a police sweep of a person’s home without a warrant, without probable cause, without reasonable suspicion and without exigency—in other words, with nothing at all to support the entry except the curiosity police always have about what they might find if they go rummaging around a suspect’s home. Once inside, the police managed to turn up a gun “in plain view”—stuck between two cushions of the living room couch—and we reward them by upholding the search."

Police escort student out of class after refusal to recite Pledge of Allegiance | Raw Story

Police escort student out of class after refusal to recite Pledge of Allegiance | Raw Story