Dr. Tiller, RIP

I am pro-choice. I believe that a woman has the right to control her pregnancy. It is her body, and she is carrying and nourishing the fetus inside her. If it becomes impossible to carry it to full term; if she is abandoned by her family, her friends, and has no possibility of being able … [Read more…]

Economic Crisis – understanding why the bailout was proposed

(reposted from a comment I made in filkertom’s LJ) This may be useful for you: http://seekingalpha.com/article/97427-the-dummy-s-guide-to-the-u-s-financial-crisis A lot of what is happening right now has to do with money markets and short-term liquidity, which is drying up. When people hear “the banks can’t lend money”, they just assume it’s John Doe borrowing money to buy … [Read more…]

Why is this not front page news?

Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After Obsession DVD Hits Ohio elorie is much more eloquent than I am right now: Anti-Muslim Propaganda Has Predictable Results The news is starting to get to me because it’s all rotten.

Uh… homeland mission?

oddball79 made me aware of this: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/ The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys. Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home. Beginning Oct. 1 … [Read more…]

Last Chance to speak out against Bush’s new reproductive rights rule

“The Bush administration has issued a rule that would limit the rights of patients to receive complete and accurate reproductive health information when they visit a health care provider. It’s more of the Bush administration’s bad medicine, and this is our last chance to stop it. This new rule could allow individual health care providers … [Read more…]

I wouldn’t do that if I were you…

Thinking about voting for McCain? http://blog.thehill.com/2008/09/16/mccain-secretly-plans-new-tax-on-middle-class McCain wants to add the employer’s cost [of health insurance] — an additional $8,824 [on average] — to that middle class family’s income, then tax it. The hit to the average family is 15 percent of the McCain-added income — $1,323 more in income taxes. … Here’s the way … [Read more…]