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1 Oct 2010, 12:52 pm by J DeVoy
By J. DeVoy And all it got to show for it was Syphilis and Gonorrhea! No, this isn’t some tribute to Larry Flynt and Hustler’s famous ad about Jerry Falwell; we actually did this.  Consistent with the CIA’s penchant for involuntary testing of chemicals – such as LSD on Americans and the French, and extreme [...] [read post]
25 Mar 2011, 6:15 am by Al Nye
In another update to a post I wrote recently about Gov. LePage's lame idea of forming "secret" advisory groups exempt from the Freedom of Access laws, the Portland Press Herald writes that the public backlash has caused the governor to rethink (I'd argue it's more like think for the first time) his position and he's now decided to put his plan for all business advisory groups "on hold" for the time being. Perhaps someday soon, the governor and his advisors will think through their ideas before… [read post]
16 Mar 2012, 7:02 am by TvT
By Tatiana von Tauber I’m embarrassed to be an American woman with witness to the current state of the Union. Being a woman is without a doubt the most difficult process of becoming I’ve ever undertaken especially since I began my role as a mother 14 years ago. Nothing prepares you for the experience of motherhood better [...] [read post]
12 Jan 2012, 5:09 pm by George Wilson
The non-profit organization MapLight has posted webpages as to the U.S. Congress and certain state legislatures (California and Wisconsin) regarding money’s influence on politics: MapLight’s Newly Launched Company Pages Profile Contributions From Organizations And The Bills They Seek To Influence See also here. Hat tip to Resource Shelf. [read post]
8 Oct 2009, 10:06 am by D. Todd Smith
As reported in the Houston Chronicle, Governor Perry has selected 14th Court of Appeals Justice Eva Guzman (pictured) to fill the seat recently vacated by former Justice Scott Brister. Justice Guzman will be the first Latina to serve on the Court. Because she is filling an unexpired term, she will stand for election as the incumbent in 2010. The Governor's press release can be found here. [read post]
8 May 2011, 9:27 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed the death of Osama bin Laden, the week in federal politcs, SlutWalking, and I endorsed two new podcasts, The Digital Munch and Manners in the Digital Age: [read post]
22 Feb 2013, 2:49 am by Jason Poblete
If you’ve been to New York City, you more than likely have seen the orange and white steam stacks located in the streets and sidewalks throughout the city. If not,  please write and tell me what captivated your attention so intently. Manhattan has a huge underground steam delivery system. It is used for heating and [...] [read post]
3 Oct 2011, 12:55 am by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed federal politics, pokies and tax reform, some US politics, Syria and Facebook (among other things): [read post]
24 Jan 2013, 7:09 am by Jess Bravin
On Jan. 15, freshman Rep. Rodney Davis (R., Ill.) made it to the House chamber just in time to participate in a ceremonial recitation of the Constitution. Now, after the House Wednesday passed a bill that some say violates the provision, Mr. Davis finds himself the voice of the 27th Amendment in more ways than one. [read post]
7 Nov 2010, 6:24 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed this week's midterm elections in the US, Hillary Clinton's visit to Australia, the Brisbane International Film Festival, banking reform and Longreads: [read post]
31 Oct 2010, 10:26 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed this week's midterm elections in the US, bank reform and the proposed merger of the Australian and Singaporean Stock Exchange, the new New Matilda, and the Brisbane International Film Festival: [read post]
12 Dec 2010, 10:54 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed WikiLeaks, banking reform, riots in the UK, the google Zeitgeist 2010 and the Ashes cricket: [read post]
2 Jan 2011, 5:22 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed the unofficial beginning of the 2012 US Presidential campaign, the release of the 1980 Cabinet papers, the Queensland floods, some new laws that came into effect on 1 January 2011, end of year lists, and the Ashes: [read post]
14 Mar 2011, 3:32 am by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This morning we discussed the unfolding events in Libya and the Middle East, the week in federal politics, the disaster in Japan and the Brisbane Roar's epic win at Suncorp Stadium: [read post]
12 Nov 2010, 8:22 am by Al Nye
The ABA Journal is reporting that a straight couple in the United Kingdom is suing for the right to be granted a civil union rathter than a traditional wedding. They have apparently been refused this right because they are not a same-sex couple. Full article is here. It's an interesting concept and one worth following. What do you think? Can only gay couples be allowed civil unions? [read post]
5 Dec 2010, 7:22 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed WikiLeaks, The Ashes, Tron: Legacy, the proposed R18+ rating for video games and change at the 7:30 Report: [read post]
30 Nov 2010, 3:54 pm by annalthouse@gmail.com (Ann Althouse)
"... then I think we should look at their budget," said Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, scaring the Smithsonian Institution into taking down the ants-on-Jesus video. Cowed, the Institution nevertheless defended the artist, whose "intention was to depict the suffering of an AIDS victim." The museum assures us it had no "intention to offend."blog advertising blog advertising [read post]
26 Mar 2010, 2:00 am by J DeVoy
By J. DeVoy The Minnesota House of Representatives recently killed a bill that would have prohibited government employees from staying at hotels that offer pornography on their in-room televisions when on official business.  The Senate version of this bill, however, S.F. No. 2861, has made it out of committee and awaits a final vote. The availability of [...] [read post]
18 Sep 2011, 12:09 pm by PunditMom
You KNOW you want it!  Once Sarah Palin announces her 2012 Presidential candidacy, good luck trying to find one of these babies! And while I was out shopping for this, I wandered into the dangerous territory of taking PunditGirl, who now has to change outfits three or four times before heading to school, to stock up on T-shirts and tops since she outgrew everything over the summer.  What used to be a relatively painless outing is now a browsing and fashion analysis extravaganza.   The full… [read post]
19 Dec 2010, 10:11 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed US politics, WikiLeaks, the Christmas Island tragedy and asylum seeker policy, Time's Person of the Year, and some cricket: [read post]