Monday, April 25, 2005

Thanks for the Mammaries

Myanmar mother breastfeeds tiger cubs

According to the zoo "breastfeeding will stop by the end of April or when the cubs start teething — whichever comes first." OUCH!

G-d's verklempt

Courtesy of the lovely & talented Pam Spaulding: it appears as though G-d is having some problems expressing Himself emotionally. Thank heavens for that good Samaritan Jacob Phelps (grandson of Fred) to help Him out
"We wouldn't be here doing this protest if we hated people absolutely," he said. "What we're expressing is not our hate, it's God's hate. That's a pure hate. It's the only kind of hate allowed. I feel this is my obligation to God."
I dunno about you, but I'm sure that if G-d felt the need to express some hate, he'd have no problem smiting the Hell out of the Phelps clan.

If filibustering you is wrong, I don't wanna be right

The Republicans/religious right on the evils of filibustering Presidential nominees:

  • Calling the Hormel appointment "highly inappropriate," Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has threatened to filibuster "every single presidential nomination" to protest the President's sly, though not illegal, recess appointment. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) set a precedent for such action in 1995 in an attempt to insure that Ronald Reagan would refrain from such "recess appointments." Sen. Lott, who originally told reporters he would not support Inhofe's action, has apparently changed his mind. If Lott follows through, this would affect all future Clinton appointments and the 149 appointees now awaiting confirmation.

  • The White House, as always, has attempted to focus attention away from its own actions. Going on the attack, White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart accused the Senate in general - and Sen. Inhofe in particular -- of homophobia. Said Lockhart: "This is about Sen. Inhofe, who believes that Mr. Hormel should not be able to serve as ambassador to Luxembourg for one simple reason -- because he's gay" (UPI 6/9/99).

Word of the Day - Totalitarian: "They are totalitarians who accuse everyone that disagrees with them of hatred." [FRC spokeman Steven Schwalm in 1998]

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