Saturday, April 18, 2009

One more great paraody...

each one just gets better

http://www.shootthemessengernyc.com/index.php?/wakeupworld/a_storm_is_gathering/

The Shipping News from Truthout

Wish I was a bit more accomplished around woodworking tools...



courtesy of Truthout

Obama Calls for "New Beginning with Cuba"

FOCUS | Obama Calls for "New Beginning with Cuba"

http://www.truthout.org/041809Z

Paul Richter and Peter Nicholas, The Los Angeles Times: "The US and Cuba built sudden momentum Friday toward easing half a century of hostility as President Obama met Havana's willingness to discuss sensitive topics, including human rights, with a declaration that he was ready for a 'new beginning' in relations."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Human Rights Campaign Exposes National Organization for Marriage’s Fake Ad for Fake Problems

Right-wing group does not have truth on its side, so it hires actors to spew lies; Audition reel uncovered online

see: http://www.hrc.org/12470.htm

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Corporatization of Public Education

Andy Kroll | The Corporatization of Public Education

http://www.truthout.org/041509B

Andy Kroll, Truthout: "Before an audience of big-city mayors and school superintendents in late March, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan offered an early - and troubling - indication of his vision for the future of public K-12 education in the United States. Duncan told audience members at the Mayors' National Forum on Education in Washington, DC, that more mayors need to take control of low-performing, urban school districts, and that he was prepared to do whatever it takes to shift leadership of urban districts from school boards to City Halls. 'I'll come to your cities. I'll meet with your editorial boards. I'll talk with your business communities,' Duncan said. 'I will be there.' For those familiar with Duncan's controversial legacy in Chicago, one that emphasized the privatization and militarization of that city's mayor-led public schools, Duncan's vow to give more big-city mayors control over their city's schools is a worrying harbinger of reforms to come."

http://www.marriageissogay.com

You go Girl!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Ten Reasons Gay Marriage Is Wrong

from 2M4M:

  1. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.
  2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
  3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
  4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
  5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
  6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
  7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
  8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in the world.
  9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
  10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans

SPACE STATION ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM

You may enjoy this, if you don't consider the cost. This is the ISS Assembly diagram, piece by piece. I had no idea the Space Station had grown to this size. I would need a road map!!!

http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm
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