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Ol' Tommy Delay's been indicted, and in Texas of all Places!
---Wonder if They Give the Death Penalty for Being a Complete Ass...
Now Tell Me the Truth Tommy, Is This Kind of Fun?



One of the 400 people at the Pro-War Rally aimed to draw attention away from the thousands at the Anti-War Rally, Jeff Gannon was seen, gotta give it up to Pam

Isn't that Hilarous?



Mustang Bobby's gettin giddy already ;)

Sheree Hied, a mother of five who believes that God created the earth and its creatures, was grateful when her school board here voted last year to require high school biology classes to hear about "alternatives" to evolution, including the theory known as intelligent design.

But 11 other parents in Dover [PA] were outraged enough to sue the school board and the district, contending that intelligent design - the idea that living organisms are so inexplicably complex, the best explanation is that a higher being designed them - is a Trojan horse for religion in the public schools.

With the new political empowerment of religious conservatives, challenges to evolution are popping up with greater frequency in schools, courts and legislatures. But the Dover case, which begins Monday in Federal District Court in Harrisburg, is the first direct challenge to a school district that has tried to mandate the teaching of intelligent design.

What happens here could influence communities across the country that are considering whether to teach intelligent design in the public schools, and the case, regardless of the verdict, could end up before the Supreme Court.

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Advocates on both sides of the issue have lined up behind the case, often calling it Scopes II, in reference to the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial that was the last century's great face-off over evolution.

On the evolutionists' side is a legal team put together by the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. These groups want to put intelligent design itself on trial and discredit it so thoroughly that no other school board would dare authorize teaching it.

Witold J. Walczak, legal director of the A.C.L.U. of Pennsylvania, said the plaintiffs would call six experts in history, theology, philosophy of science and science to show that no matter the perspective, "intelligent design is not science because it does not meet the ground rules of science, is not based on natural explanations, is not testable."

On the intelligent design side is the Thomas More Law Center, a nonprofit Christian law firm that says its mission is "to be the sword and shield for people of faith" in cases on abortion, school prayer and the Ten Commandments. The center was founded by Thomas Monaghan, the Domino's Pizza founder, a conservative Roman Catholic who also founded Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria School of Law; and by Richard Thompson, a former Michigan prosecutor who tried Dr. Jack Kevorkian for performing assisted suicides.

"This is an attempt by the A.C.L.U. to really intimidate this small-town school board," said Mr. Thompson, who will defend the Dover board at the trial, "because the theory of intelligent design is starting to gain some resonance among school boards across the country."


I think Witold J. Walczak says it best with,"Intelligent Design is not a science..."
And MB,
"We have a hell of a long way to go to fixing our education system in this country if we have school boards that waste their time and money on superstition."



Only one thing to say,
"Thank God."



It wasn't the fact that he might be under-foot with the on-going storm preparations, oh, no, the reason was because it wouldn't be a good picture, ya see:
It was too sunny...

I wish I was joking, honestly I do, via NYTimes:
Another White House official involved in preparing Mr. Bush's way noted that with the sun shining so brightly in San Antonio, the images of Mr. Bush from here might not have made it clear to viewers that he was dealing with an approaching storm.

Pop Quiz: Give Example Of Desperate


Sugar We're Goin Down...

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Listenin to Fall Out Boy's latest album and writing what came to my head
Down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it


Another Birthday?

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Just had to say Happy Birthday to an Awesome Blogger, Sam, turned 19 today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ;)



Oh, man this is too much, well first of all I strongly disagree with hunting.
I don't approve of it, anyway, there's an article on NYTimes, about a young girl (7 or 8) being taken out of school to go on a "dream hunt" for black bears in Vermont.
So I click on the article, and what's first thing that pops out at me?
Two pictures, the first, a young girl holding a shoutgun, roughly half her size. I'm thinking, how side-splitting is this pic?
I'm staring at a poster girl for NRA.
The other picture, not so funny, more on the verge of sickly psychotic, the picture is of dogs, "smell-hounds" one of which looks as though it is being held back by its owner, so I'm thinking, great dogs trained to scent out an animal miding its own business and lead the animal to its exucutioning.
How sick are these people? It disgusts me.

^^^
Go here for a picture that looks so similar...


Oh, and if I stepped on any toes about this post, (which I think I might have)
Get Over It.


Failure

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---Thanks Sam ;)---
OMG!
Not something I say often, but for what you're about to find out, that's the only acronym for it!
Okay,
1. go to google.com
2. type in the search bar, "failure" without the quotations.
3. click, "I'm Feeling Lucky"
4. Enjoy :)



Just Wanted To Tell Everyone Go Wish a Blogger Comrade and Friend, Mustang Bobby a Happy Birthday!

barkbarkwoofwoof.blogspot.com
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
GO GO


Pledge = Unconstitutional

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Some consider the battle of the "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance to be not worth it.
And on that I say I agree.
But I also agree that the Pledge contains a religious phrase, and it is idiotic to say that the words `under God' contain no religious significance.
I also disagree with forcing students to recite the Pledge. Now coming from a student who, (up until this year when my High School stopped the practice) said the pledge every school day, rain or shine for 180 days out of the year for 11 years, it was boring.
What I mean by that is, when you force students to say it every day it becomes a chore, I honestly (along with my other colleagues) felt little to no respect for it. It was no longer a proud moment to say, "I Love America" the teachers forced you to do it, and, believe me, if you had to say it everyday when you didn't even understand what it represents, you would feel the same way.
So, I'm almost neutral on this subject, I love this country, I'm proud to be American, but if students don't want to say the pledge, they don't have to, and be honest, would you want to be the sole child having to sit out because of religious beliefs, why not just make them wear neon signs?
And to quote Attorney Newdow, "Imagine every morning if the teachers had the children stand up, place their hands over their hearts, and say, 'We are one nation that denies God exists, I think that everybody would not be sitting here saying, 'Oh, what harm is that.' They'd be furious. And that's exactly what goes on against atheists. And it shouldn't.''
He makes a good argument.



Well, he never ceases to disgust me.
Remember my old post about Pat Robertson and his thoughts on hurricanes? Well, yet again, he's blamed a hurricane (Katrina) on "sinners." Who's this sinner now you ask? Ellen Degeneres. Yep on 700 Club Robertson is quoted saying, "by choosing an avowed lesbian for this national event, these Hollywood elites have clearly invited gods wrath," "is it any surprise that the almighty chose to strike at Miss Degeneres' hometown?"
WTF DUDE!?!?
Please, PLEASE, someone put this guy away! He's not well, because Ellen is hosting the Emmy's God decided to kill hundreds, devestate thousands, and cost the country billions upon billions!?
I just cannot believe the nerve of that man, how dare he, HOW DARE HE tell people, (our fellow Americans, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation) that God killed their mothers, wrecked their houses and lives, because God doesn't want Ellen Degeneres to host an AWARDS SHOW!!!
Ughh, that bastard makes me sick...



Tip of Hat to MB, (barkbarkwoofwoof.blogspot.com)

On this, the fourth anniversary of 9/11, I'm just curious, how does it feel?

How does it feel to know that the man you elected to lead us after we were attacked went ahead and put a guy in charge of FEMA whose main qualification was that he ran horse shows?

That's right. Horse shows.

I really want to know -- and I ask you this in all sincerity and with all due respect -- how do you feel about the utter contempt Mr. Bush has shown for your safety? C'mon, give me just a moment of honesty. Don't start ranting on about how this disaster in New Orleans was the fault of one of the poorest cities in America. Put aside your hatred of Democrats and liberals and anyone with the last name of Clinton. Just look me in the eye and tell me our President did the right thing after 9/11 by naming a horse show runner as the top man to protect us in case of an emergency or catastrophe.

I want you to put aside your self-affixed label of Republican/conservative/born-again/capitalist/ditto-head/right-winger and just talk to me as an American, on the common ground we both call America.

Are we safer now than before 9/11? When you learn that behind the horse show runner, the #2 and #3 men in charge of emergency preparedness have zero experience in emergency preparedness, do you think we are safer?

When you look at Michael Chertoff, the head of Homeland Security, a man with little experience in national security, do you feel secure?

When men who never served in the military and have never seen young men die in battle send our young people off to war, do you think they know how to conduct a war? Do they know what it means to have your legs blown off for a threat that was never there?

Do you really believe that turning over important government services to private corporations has resulted in better services for the people?

Why do you hate our federal government so much? You have voted for politicians for the past 25 years whose main goal has been to de-fund the federal government. Do you think that cutting federal programs like FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers has been good or bad for America? GOOD OR BAD?

With the nation's debt at an all-time high, do you think tax cuts for the rich are still a good idea? Will you give yours back so hundreds of thousands of homeless in New Orleans can have a home?

Do you believe in Jesus? Really? Didn't he say that we would be judged by how we treat the least among us? Hurricane Katrina came in and blew off the facade that we were a nation with liberty and justice for all. The wind howled and the water rose and what was revealed was that the poor in America shall be left to suffer and die while the President of the United States fiddles and tells them to eat cake.

That's not a joke. The day the hurricane hit and the levees broke, Mr. Bush, John McCain and their rich pals were stuffing themselves with cake. A full day after the levees broke (the same levees whose repair funding he had cut), Mr. Bush was playing a guitar some country singer gave him. All this while New Orleans sank under water.

It would take ANOTHER day before the President would do a flyover in his jumbo jet, peeking out the widow at the misery 2500 feet below him as he flew back to his second home in DC. It would then be TWO MORE DAYS before a trickle of federal aid and troops would arrive. This was no seven minutes in a sitting trance while children read "My Pet Goat" to him. This was FOUR DAYS of doing nothing other than saying "Brownie (FEMA director Michael Brown), you're doing a heck of a job!"

My Republican friends, does it bother you that we are the laughing stock of the world?

And on this sacred day of remembrance, do you think we honor or shame those who died on 9/11/01? If we learned nothing and find ourselves today every bit as vulnerable and unprepared as we were on that bright sunny morning, then did the 3,000 die in vain?

Our vulnerability is not just about dealing with terrorists or natural disasters. We are vulnerable and unsafe because we allow one in eight Americans to live in horrible poverty. We accept an education system where one in six children never graduate and most of those who do can't string a coherent sentence together. The middle class can't pay the mortgage or the hospital bills and 45 million have no health coverage whatsoever.

Are we safe? Do you really feel safe? You can only move so far out and build so many gated communities before the fruit of what you've sown will be crashing through your walls and demanding retribution. Do you really want to wait until that happens? Or is it your hope that if they are left alone long enough to soil themselves and shoot themselves and drown in the filth that fills the street that maybe the problem will somehow go away?

I know you know better. You gave the country and the world a man who wasn't up for the job and all he does is hire people who aren't up for the job. You did this to us, to the world, to the people of New Orleans. Please fix it. Bush is yours. And you know, for our peace and safety and security, this has to be fixed. What do you propose?

I have an idea, and it isn't a horse show.

Yours,
Michael Moore



Well gentle ladies and men,
I honestly don't know what to say, I feel horrible. So much death and destruction! It's all so tragic, I know everyone else is pointing the finger of blame at someone, I don't know what to think, I'll admit, the national respnse to this was slow, and for conservative idiots to call these poor people stupid because they didn't evacuate, there is no word disgraceful enough to describe them. Can they not grasp tht most of those people that didn't evacuate are not "stupid" they are living in a life of poverty! They don't have cars to evacuate in, they don't have credit cards to even rent cars!
Hmm... I have never felt so helpless since this day four years ago.



Ohh, sweet tap-dancing Jesus...
Find out more here

He Looks Like I Did When I Found Out...



One word, whoa.
Well, just so everyone knows, I've been grounded for a month, but, finally, it's come to an end!
But there's other matters to talk about, I am freaking out because during my "groundation" 2 extremley important things have happened.
First, Rehnquist died after serving 33 years on the Supreme Court, ughhh, now we'll have the most conservative court ever!
The other, we all know, Katrina. I am wracked with emotions, I'm happy that Katrina missed us (FL Panhandle) but I feel slightly guilty in a way for feeling that, and I am so depressed for those people, I mean new-born babies w/o food, young girls being raped by gangs, it's horrible, a total anarchy, I know something needs to be done, but I just don't know what, other than let's all just donate to the Red Cross I'll set up a link for yall. I've donated the rest of my money after buying a mac mini (bought it pre-Katrina)
Other good news, I'm done with Hitchiker's and my teacher just told me, I have another book to read, Tale of Two Cities! ...Yah...


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