Posts tagged ‘Mark Foley’

July 7, 2011

Handpicked News: No Longer Required To Teach Cursive, ‘Heartbeat Bill’ , 3 Antigay Amendments, Monogamish

by Accidental Bear

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A Parody about the Great Recession
:Wantmore, Tweakmore, Totalscum, and the Tragedy of Boneheadia In the country of Boneheadia there was a man, Wantmore, who earned his income as a home mortgage loan originator. Wantmore operated conservatively. All his home loans bore interest rates of 6 percent or less, and he demanded of all borrowers large down payments, documented proof of adequate income, and an immaculate credit-using history. Wantmore sold all his loans to life insurance companies that, before closing purchases, checked loan quality with rigor—then held all loans to maturity.

Monogamish Anti-equality right-wingers have long insisted that allowing gays to marry will destroy the sanctity of “traditional marriage,” and, of course, thelogical, liberal party-line response has long been “No, it won’t.” But what if—for once—the sanctimonious crazies are right? Could the gay male tradition of open relationships actually alter marriage as we know it? And would that be such a bad thing? With divorce rates at an all-time high and news reports full of famous marriages crumbling at the hand of flagrant infidelities (see: Schwarzenegger, Arnold), perhaps now is the perfect time for the gays to conduct a little marriage makeover.

Jamie Hollin X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMMark Foley Has Prostate Cancer Former Rep. Mark Foley says that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and will soon undergo surgery to treat it in the coming weeks. 

Pro-Gay Measure Leads to Heated Exchange Metro Nashville Council member Jamie Hollin (pictured) went on a profanity-laced rant Tuesday night against other councilmen after his proposal to praise students who protested Tennessee’s “don’t say gay” bill was killed. 

3 Antigay Amendments Proposed in Defense Spending Bill Rep. Foxx of North Carolina’s amendment would restate the Defense ofDAN BURTON VIRGINIA FOXX 390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
Marriage Act, which has barred the federal government from recognizing marriages or unions of same-sex couples since 1996. Ty Cobb, a legislative counselor for the Human Rights Campaign wrote that there was no denying that DOMA is clearly still the law of the land, adding he found it “troubling that Rep. Foxx would question whether our military leaders understand this point.”

Ohio ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Divides Pro-Life Community A controversial new bill in Ohio that would ban abortions after the fetal heartbeat can be detected is driving a wedge into the state’s pro-life community, with some concerned that a court battle over the bill could end up reaffirming Roe v. Wade.

Buffett: GOP Threatening To ‘Blow Your Brains Out’ Over Debt Ceiling  Republicans are playing a dangerous game by refusing to raise the debt ceiling, according to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. “We raised the debt ceiling seven times during the Bush Administration,” Buffett told CNBC on Thursday. Now, the Republican-controlled Congress is “trying to use the incentive now that we’re going to blow your brains out, America, in terms of your debt worthiness over time.”

Indiana Schools No Longer Required To Teach Cursive [POLL]Is the keyboard completely replacing the pen?Indiana school officials have announced that students will no longer be required to learn cursive writing, effective this fall. In a memo to schools in April, state officials said schools can still teach cursive as independent school protocol, but students will be expected to be proficient in using the keyboard, The Tribune-Starreports.

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