Tag Archives: United States

This dude gets it

Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians. The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex couples… Proposition … Continue reading

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LDP press release #1

I hope all my readers consider voting for the Liberal Democrats in a few weeks, at least in the Senate where we can do a lot of good. I will be posting the LDP’s press releases here because I’m fairly … Continue reading

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Taking the Laura Norder bus, last stop Dystopia

A worrying development in the United States – the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2010 was approved by the House of Representatives. It gives money to states if they abide by certain rules, which would require anyone arrested … Continue reading

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More good news for Cuba

Obama has delivered on a campaign promise to ease some sanctions on Cuba. Now Americans with family in Cuba can send any sum of money, and travel at any time and frequency, for any reason, to Cuba. This is positive, … Continue reading

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Druggies join the ranks of the undeserving

Here in Australia, people getting unemployment benefits have to perform certain obligations in order to qualify. Centrelink describes it as having to “actively look for work, accept suitable work offers and undertake extra activities to improve your chances of finding … Continue reading

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When is a bonus not a bonus?

AIG is in trouble. Financial trouble, sure, but I’m talking about the naughty-corner type of trouble. Being a giant company deeply enmeshed in the financial system, AIG has been receiving money from the US government in order to prop it … Continue reading

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Halfway down the slippery slope

California – a bastion of liberal values, right? Not if you’re a smoker.* The city of Belmont has made it illegal to smoke in your own home, if your home is an apartment. Your own home! Perhaps I was being … Continue reading

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Grrrr

This makes me mad. How dare Bush Jr bestow an honour originally meant for war heroes and now only supposed to reward “exceptional meritorious service” – and awarded to such luminaries as Nancy Wake, Pope John Paul II, Mandela, Galbraith,  … Continue reading

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Now there’s a shocker

BREAKING NEWS: Teenagers have sex despite what they tell their parents and pastors. The sad part of this is, because of the milieu in which the virginity pledge is made, when they inevitably fail to keep it, they also fail … Continue reading

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Democracy 2.0

I came across an excellent article the other day, exhorting Obama to put teeth into the ethic of transparency he says is going to be important in his administration, by implementing Wikipedia-style revision control into his Change.gov website, and eventually … Continue reading

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