In order to have real election reform I suggest we take the following steps:
Any more ideas?
He voted against Condi before he voted against her.
Here’s the complete list…
Akaka (HI) · Bayh (IN) · Boxer (CA) · Byrd (WV) · Dayton (MN) · Durbin (IL) · Harkin (IA) · Jeffords (VT) · Kennedy (MA) · Kerry (MA) · Lautenberg (NJ) · Levin (MI) · Reed (RI)
The Passion of the Christ was nominated for three Oscars: Cinematography, Makeup, and Original Score.
Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 was Shut Out!
The URL has changed for Jim Geraghty’s TKS (formerly The Kerry Spot):
Newdow: One of his reasons for continuing with his suit against prayer at the inauguration is that listening to a prayer will “force him to accept unwanted religious beliefs.” How exactly does hearing a prayer force anyone to accept anything? I have been to a bar mitzvah, spent the entire time in a synagogue, listening to prayers. I wasn’t converted to Judaism, nor forced to accept anything.
Boxer & Botox: They voted against Condi. Botox said he was making a statement, he had to “vote his gut”. It’s amazing how Boxer so conveniently forgot that the resolution contained at least seven reasons to go to Iraq.
BOXER: Well, you should you read what we voted on when we voted to support the war, which I did not, but most of my colleagues did. It was WMD, period. That was the reason and the causation for that particular vote.
Joint Resolution here.
Biden: He insulted Condi by suggesting that she would hold a grudge against him in the future if he didn’t vote for her now.
Kellipundit reports that 6th grade math scores are steadily declining in Newton, Mass. It seems that the school district is teaching anti-racist multicultural math.
In 2001 Mr. Young, Mrs. Wyatt and an assortment of other well-paid school administrators, defined the new number-one priority for teaching mathematics, as documented in the curriculum benchmarks, “Respect for Human Differences – students will live out the system wide core of ‘Respect for Human Differences’ by demonstrating anti-racist/anti-bias behaviors.” It continues, “Students will: Consistently analyze their experiences and the curriculum for bias and discrimination; Take effective anti-bias action when bias or discrimination is identified; Work with people of different backgrounds and tell how the experience affected them; Demonstrate how their membership in different groups has advantages and disadvantages that affect how they see the world and the way they are perceived by others…” It goes on and on.(/snip)
Gee, and I thought math was 1 + 1 = 2 and 2 x 4 = 8…
Ann Althouse watched so we don’t have to. Ann Althouse Live-blogged the Golden Globes last night. I’m glad I didn’t watch.
“Life and Death of Peter Sellers” wins. Actually, it did have the best clip. Three boring producer guys make their way to the stage while we hear the record “What’s New Pussycat?” Speech: booooorrrrrinnnnngggggggg.
The Anchoress‘ brother, “S”, passed away this morning. She and her family have my condolences and prayers.
Joe Carter at Evangelical Outpost is posting on the Dutch Euthanasia decision by the Royal Dutch Medical Association that doctors ought to be able to help those “suffering through living” to have doctor assisted suicide.
There will always be utterly selfish people who think that suicide is the way out of any trouble they’re in. They don’t think through to all the trouble that they leave behind.
This seems to give those who would commit suicide some kind of validation of their selfish determination to end their life. “Oh, you lost your job and can’t pay your bills? I diagnose suffering through living. Here’s a presciption for something that will end your suffering by ending your life.” Depending on your particular views of an afterlife this might end your suffering, or it might be only the beginning…
One of the commenters (Mark O) on Joe’s post reminds us of Romans 5:3-5
3Not only so, but we[a] also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
4perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.