Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Bush to hike SS taxes?
Dubya may not only raise Social Security taxes...but he may raise them only for the rich. going on.....

Monday, February 14, 2005

A Great Compromise
Sometimes, the news just seems like it came from The Onion.

Conservative MP Jason Kenney says gays have every right to marry whoever they want -- as long as it isn't someone of the same sex.

The Calgary MP made the remarks during a sometimes heated 40-minute discussion with members of the Toronto-area Punjabi language media, a recording of which was made available to The Canadian Press.

"The fact is that homosexuals aren't barred from marrying under Canadian law,'' Kenney said at the meeting of the Punjabi Press Club last month in Brampton, Ont. The group represents more than a dozen Punjabi-language newspapers.

In related news, Kenney also announced that he believes blacks should have the right to vote, so long as it's for the next American Idol.

Valentine's Day Is For Lovers
Why do all of the most conservative people in the country end up with gay daughters? I'm not sure, but I am appreciating the irony immensely.

The 19-year-old daughter of Alan Keyes has a queer Valentine for the anti-gay rights conservative pundit and frequent Republican candidate.

Maya Marcel-Keyes will be making her first public appearance as a gay activist at a Valentine Day's rally in front of the Maryland State House, says Dan Furmansky, the leader of Equality Maryland, a gay rights group.

Last summer her father, a conservative pundit and frequent Republican candidate, caused a stir during the Republican convention by labeling Vice President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter a sinner and calling homosexuality "selfish hedonism."

"It was kind of strange that he said it like a hypothetical," she told the Washington Post. "It was really kind of unpleasant."

Marcel-Keyes told the Post her parents have thrown her out of the house, stopped speaking to her and refuse to pay for college because she is gay. She said she loves her parents.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Iran threatens U.S.
Why do they keep trying?

"They know our capabilities. We have clearly told the Europeans to tell the Americans not to play with fire," Iranian spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a news briefing in Tehran, referring to Washington's refusal to rule out the use of force.

This is actually reminiscent of Asefi's early life, where he is quoted as once saying "Oh yeah? Well tell Muhammad to tell Ahmed that HE is stupid."

Interesting Budget Choices
Bush has announced his plans for the 2006 budget and, astoundingly, the states that will get the most funding were the ones that voted for Bush, while the states getting the least funding are the ones that voted for Kerry.

Critics and defenders of the president's $2.6 trillion budget say they do not believe the budget proposal represents a deliberate attack on states that voted for Democrat John F. Kerry, but rather that Bush's budget priorities tend to hurt those states that rely more on the health, community development, and housing programs that are targeted for reductions.

The result is that the highest percentage increases in state and local grant money would go to Arkansas, North Carolina, Arizona, and Missouri, while New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Hawaii, and Vermont would be among the states with the smallest increases. Massachusetts -- with a projected 1.9 percent increase -- is tied for 35th, while liberal-leaning California and Washington state (along with conservative-leaning North Dakota) would see a reduction in federal grants next year.

Oh come on, you conspiracy theorists. He obviously chose the states he did as a Valentine's Day tie-in. Red means love, people. Blue just stands for depression.