Americans on both sides of the aisle should be bitterly angry today.
A United States Congressman stood on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday and said that kids are being sent “to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president`s amusement.”
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the three evening news programs of America’s top broadcast networks didn’t feel this despicable act was important enough to share with the citizens of our nation.
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Well, he did manage to make it onto today’s front page in a local paper near his district.
And he is no stranger to controversy.
Two lesbian couples who were denied permission to use a church group’s seaside pavilion for civil-union ceremonies have persuaded New Jersey officials to punish the group through revocation of its tax-exempt status.
The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association owns the boardwalk pavilion that is a popular spot for weddings.
A spokesman for the gay-activist group Garden State Equality said the state didn’t go far enough, and may ask a court to revoke the tax exemption for all of the boardwalk and land, which the Methodist group has owned since 1870, according to The Associated Press.
Brian Raum, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, said it’s the same problem posed by the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) now being considered in Congress. It would grant special protections to homosexuals in the workplace.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA — In some ways, Hiasl is like any other Viennese: He indulges a weakness for pastry, likes to paint and enjoys chilling out watching TV. But he doesn’t care for coffee, and he isn’t actually a person — at least not yet. In a case that could set a global legal precedent for granting basic rights to apes, animal rights advocates are seeking to get the 26-year-old male chimpanzee legally declared a “person.”
What does the Governor of California, our resident expert on things Austrian, think about all this?
If Hiasl came here, would he get a green card?
Too bad this didn’t surface in time to be used in that Debate out in California. It might have appealed to the moderator.