Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Viral Email About George Bush; Labor Unions Pulling Back Donations at Federal Level; Phermones and Birth Control Pills; No More Sex Class at Northwestern University; President Bush Struck the Deal with Pakistan; Martin Bashir's Lack of Civility; Lifeguards Making $100,000; ABC News Employs Fact-checking; OSB's Son's View of Obama

USA Today reveals: Feeling under siege in more than a dozen states, some of the nation's largest labor groups are focusing their political activity to challenge state laws that sharply curb union rights or to outs the legislators who crafted them.
That could hurt congressional Democrats who rely heavily on organized labor for campaign money and get-out-the-vote efforts.  Democrats received 93% of the money union-affiliated political action committees donated to federal candidates.  [$1 million was spent in Ohio to put a measure on the ballot to overturn a new state law curbing collective-bargaining rights.  The SEIU is not retreating from federal candidates, saying it will spend $2.2 million to start new outside groups which will tap unlimited donations.]
Wall Street Journal Online reports: Much of the attraction between the sexes is chemistry. New studies suggest that when women use hormonal contraceptives, such as birth-control pills, it disrupts some of these chemical signals, affecting their attractiveness to men and women's own preferences for romantic partners.
Taking the pill or another type of hormonal contraceptive upends this natural dynamic, making less-masculine men seem more attractive, according to a small but growing body of evidence. The findings have led researchers to wonder about the implications for partner choice, relationship quality and even the health of the children produced by these partnerships.
[New Media strikes again!]  Northwestern University students will no longer be able to learn about human sexuality from professor Michael Bailey.
The university has ended the popular Human Sexuality course that, for the past, 20 years has entertained and informed students because of a February demonstration that involved a motorized sex toy penetrating a female guest.

KFIAM radio reminds us: Pakistan: 10 years ago the U.S. and Pakistan agreed that if Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan the U.S could unilaterally act to capture or kill him.  The deal was struck between the military leader General Pervez Musharraf and President George Bush after Bin Laden escaped US forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in late 2001, according to serving and retired Pakistani and US officials.

Real Clear Politics reveals yet one more Democrat's idea of civility: (Exchange starts near 2:50 mark) Martin Bashir to Fmr. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO): "To follow your logic, would you have then preferred the death of the president as opposed to bin Laden?"

Tancredo responds: "Of course not, my God."
News from Newport Beach: High pay and benefits for lifeguards in Newport Beach is the latest example of frustrating levels of compensation for public employees. More than half the city’s full-time lifeguards are paid a salary of over $100,000 and all but one of them collect more than $100,000 in total compensation including benefits. 
ABC News: The president said “we have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement.  But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time.  They’ll say we need to triple the border patrol.  Or quadruple the border patrol.  They’ll say we need a higher fence to support reform. Maybe they’ll say we need a moat.  Or alligators in the moat.  They’ll never be satisfied.  And I understand that.  That’s politics.”  [When fact-checking the President comes from ABC News, we can have some hope.  Below are the 3 lies the President told.  Go to website to see full explanation.]
1)      “They wanted a fence,” the president said. “Well, that fence is now basically complete.”
The president is referring to the fact that 649 miles of fencing have been completed out of 652 miles of fencing mandated by Congress. (Out of 1,969 miles of border with Mexico.) That is factually correct, [but the border remains porous]..
2)  “The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build up that began under President Bush and that we have continued,” the president said.
3)  “We are deporting those who are here illegally.  Now, I know that the increase in deportations has been a source of controversy.  But I want to emphasize: we are not doing this haphazardly; we are focusing our limited resources on violent offenders and people convicted of crimes; not families, not folks who are just looking to scrape together an income.  As a result, we increased the removal of criminals by 70 percent.”
Osama Bin Laden's son complained Tuesday that his father was summarily executed - if he's really dead - and demanded proof from President Obama.
"We are not convinced on the available evidence in the absence of [a] dead body," said Omar Bin Laden, 30, who said he was speaking for his many brothers.
The son, who long ago denounced his father's murderous ways, said Obama was no better than the terrorist.

1 comment:

  1. Nice photo of "W"....even nicer message related to his policies and performance ! HooRah !