Thursday, June 7, 2007

This and that

A few interesting items in the news today:

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., says he'll fight fire with fire on procedural obstructions on the immigration bill. We hope that threat isn't empty hot air, especially after seeing this comment at Blue Jersey: (Update: Senate Leader Harry Reid pulled the bill.)

There is another good reason to oppose this bill.

Hidden way down in the guts of the thing, there is a rule that all people applying for a job, that's you, me, every American citizen and everybody else, would have to get the okey-dokey from Homeland Security to be approved for the job. The same Homeland Security that cannot get the no-fly list right.

No okey-dokey? No job. And, you cannot go to court to challenge the decision, if you could afford it. All power in this resides in the Director of HomeSec. Tandalayo Scheisskopf
Our other senator, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, posted a bill yesterday that would require all pharmacist to dispense Plan B birth control, a.k.a. "the morning after pill," which some pharmacist withhold because of their religious beliefs. So, I guess if a pharmacist dispensed a Viagra prescription to someone sleeping with his secretary, the pharmacist's religion supports adultery. Some pharmacists don't stop at denying a woman's right to stop conception. Some, like this chain in Montana, decided they know best that no woman customer -- even married women -- is capable of choosing even the size of their own families.

Virgin chairman Sir Richard Branson's first train operating on environmentally friendly bio-fuel (right) pulled out of the London station today. Using these trains could slash the green company's CO2 emissions by 14 percent, as much as taking 23,000 cars off the road.

The man who plays Adam in the video at the Creation Museum in Kentucky flaunts his sexual exploits online and models clothing that promotes free love. When publicity started, the museum pulled the plug on the video. I wonder if visitors get some of their $20 back.

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