Scrolling around...March 14, 2013
America’s New Theocracy: Liberals and the Gospel of Banning
Please take a pew while we kneel reverently and pray the Gospel of Banning.
Guns. Soda. Salt. SUVs. Trans Fats. Plastic bags.
Have I mentioned:
Conservative talk radio.
Shark fin soup.
The internal combustion engine.
Incandescent light bulbs...
SURPRISE: HIGH SCHOOL GRADS CAN'T READ
City University of New York officials raised some eyebrows last week when they revealed that 80 percent of the high school grads who enroll in CUNY can’t read, write, or do basic arithmetic. If you’re a New York City high school grad, that means eight out of ten.
Not to worry: tests administered by the U.S. Dept. of Education show that, nationwide, only 30 percent of eighth-graders in the public schools—that’s just three out of ten—can read like eighth-graders.
Do you still wonder why Obama’s president?...
Physicists say they have found long-sought Higgs boson
...The elusive particle, called a Higgs boson, was predicted in 1964 to help fill in our understanding of the creation of the universe, which many theorize occurred in a massive explosion known as the Big Bang. The particle was named for Peter Higgs, one of the physicists who proposed its existence, but it later became popularly known as the "God particle."... image
White House tour move backfires on Obama
With Obama’s poll numbers dipping to near 50 percent, Republicans have seized on the issue, criticizing the president for canceling the tours as a stunt to hurt Congress, where lawmakers have long arranged White House tours for their constituents...
President Obama Meets with Hezbollah-Defending Groups ahead of Mideast Trip On Monday, President Obama prepared for his trip to the Middle East by meeting with around 10 Muslim and Arab officials that provided him with “recommendations.” The attendees included representatives from the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, two anti-Israel groups with a record of pro-Hezbollah advocacy. The meeting came four days after his meeting with Jewish leaders...
Germany To Legalize Anonymous Hospital Birth
The German government wants to allow women to use false names when giving birth in hospitals while still ensuring that children born this way can learn the mother's name after turning 16...
Porn is destroying a generation of young people: expert
An expert on sexual ethics and pornography has used a disturbing new report out of the UK to describe how the culture of easy access to pornography and sexual promiscuity is destroying a generation of young people... Scotland: “Police chief: If you don’t curb porn, number of sex crimes will rise”
Religious-based adoption services may be leaving Colorado
Religious-based adoption agencies might be forced to close when civil unions for same-sex couples become law.
A measure allowing civil unions for gay couples has cleared the Colorado Legislature and is headed to the governor's desk, where it's expected to be signed...
My father, the hate preacher: Nate Phelps on escaping Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps, whose bizarre protests have made his tiny church reviled around the world, has a terrifying hold over his congregation. But one escapee is now Fred’s fiercest critic – his own son...