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HEAVEN – Following a staggering donation to the Heaven Fund, the Koch Brothers will now have final say on who gets Raptured. sources tell this reporter.
David and Charles Koch – who combined are worth $43.5 billion – recently made headlines when it was learned that they had essentially taken control of the economics departments of such public colleges as Florida State University. In the FSU case, the Koch Brothers donated $1.5 million to the economics department, but with the caveat that the money could be taken away should the brothers disagree with any new hires.
By law, all bloggers have to post some version of this song today.
There was nothing to the Common story. [Read more]
Over the course of the day, I've come across three stories from major media outlets that shared two things in common. First, all three stories were trivial. Second, all three of these trivial stories were based on comments from anonymous sources.
First up, Derek Thompson at the Atlantic:
GOP Aide: Republicans Not 'Intellectually Honest' on Taxes
"But a senior GOP aid I spoke with, who asked that his name be withheld to speak freely, said the Republicans' no-tax-increase stance wasn't "intellectually honest" in the real world." [Read more]
Thanks for all the fish, Douglas.
If you need more proof that Libertarianism is an ideology of the soul-less, let John Stossel finish the deal:
After my FBN show last week, where I let critics of my FREELOADERS show talk back, I got this e-mail:
Dear Mr. Stossel,
I am a veteran who is rated and compensated as 100% disabled.
Do you, and Libertarians in general view me as a “freeloader;” and should I not be compensated according to your views of this situation?
Like your show, and I am truly curious. While I register as a Democrat, I’m probably a Libertarian at heart.
I responded: [Read more]
You don't need no education.
Coming from a conservative upbringing, I have long held strong beliefs about marriage and the commitment that comes with eventually destroying said marriage. So when I married more than seven years ago, I set out on a path to make mine the most traditional marriage and divorce as possible. As my marriage has evolved, I have followed conservative principles as best as I could so I could have the type of marriage that emulated those of American heroes John McCain, Ronald Reagan and Rudy Giuliani. [Read more]
Let's crank this back up, shall we?
When the stories of Michael Vick's abuse of dogs came to light, there was understandable outrage from both the public and the media. But the case also seemed to serve as a wake-up call for some sports journalists, who seemed to realize that something was amiss with their own lack of outrage over athletes who commit domestic violence against women.
Update: Currently, the STF is requesting that the Brazilian Congress pass a bill to make this the Law of the land as rights to Gay & Lesbian couples can be denied without legal ramifications. With this decision, however, Gay & Lesbian couples can sue to receive any rights denied, and would win as precedent has been set.
Brazil's 11-member Supreme Court decided that those in same-sex civil unions will have the same rights as heterosexual married couples. From Brazil's Veja Web site:
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Here it is. I’m dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.
If you knew me at all in real life, you probably heard the news already from another source, but however you found out, consider this a confirmation: I was born on June 30, 1969 in Vancouver, Canada, and I died in Burnaby on May 3, 2011, age 41, of complications from stage 4 metastatic colorectal cancer. We all knew this was coming. [Read more]
In 2011, showcasing someone's blood is usually left to the likes of eccentric celebrities or psycopaths. But when it comes to religion, blood lust is not just a hobby, it's part and parcel of the whole thing. Which explains why Pope John Paul II's blood was on display at the Vatican.
Blood taken from Pope John Paul II before he died is to go on display at his beatification on Sunday. [Read more]
As America celebrates President Barack Obama's birth certificate as well as Osama bin Laden's new eye hole, one bit of news managed to get by that will likely have a bigger effect on the U.S. - Chrysler announced a profit:
Chrysler has posted its first quarterly net profit since declaring bankruptcy almost two years ago, Reuters reports.
The Fiat-controlled brand's first quarter net income came to $116 million, with a total increase in revenue of around 35 percent to $13.1 billion.  [Read more]
While running the worst campaign for President in the history of campaigns for President, John McCain made one thing very clear - He knew how to get Osama bin Laden. He just wouldn't tell anyone unless he was elected President.
John McCain says in almost every stump speech that he knows how to capture Osama bin Laden and that he’d follow the al Qaeda leader to the “Gates of Hell.”
So Washington Wire was wondering, what does McCain know that President Bush and the Pentagon don’t about how to sweep up America’s most elusive enemy. [Read more]
"Let me just say this, when I came on the scene, Obama didn't have a birth certificate and Osama was alive," said Trump, standing on the head of a poor guy named Jim. "This has been the greatest week of my life. [Read more]
I'm a documentary fan, and even with my other-worldly Internet research skills, I often come up dry when searching for a new documentary. Thus, I am creating this post where you, the reader, can tell me, the documentary watcher, what to watch.
I'll give a list and some comments of some docs I've seen: