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“Petition: Allow the Administration to Secretly Bug Fox News”

31 May


The fact that even one person would sign something this idiotic is scary.






Duke Raises Fees to Provide Sex Change Surgery to Students

3 May

Sexual reassignment surgery for transgendered students will be covered in students’ health care plans, starting this fall:

Administrators signed a new contract with Duke’s health insurance provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, that will include up to $50,000 to cover sexual reassignment surgery, Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek confirmed. With this new coverage, she said, all vital aspects of transgender health care—counseling, hormone therapy, and surgery—are now included in students’ plans.

“The addition of sexual reassignment surgery with a $50,000 cap makes Duke’s student health care plan one of the most, if not the most, transgender-inclusive plans in the country,” said junior Sunny Frothingham, the incoming outreach chair for Blue Devils United. “This is a huge step forward for Duke”…

…The additional coverage will have a “minimal” impact on cost to students, Wasiolek said. The coverage will cause a 0.3 percent increase to student costs…

…Tobia added that this inclusion is one step to further ensure that students spanning the LGBT community feel welcome at Duke.”

Interesting.  I wonder if Duke would ever consider taking a “step to further ensure” that Conservative students feel welcome there?  I won’t hold my breath.

Yale University will now cover sex change operations as well.



Atheists Win Right to Pass Out Literature at Florida High Schools

1 May


From The Washington Times:

If the Christians get to do it, then so should we. That was the winning argument of atheists who fought for access to several Florida high schools to distribute group documents — same as evangelicals did with Bibles in January.

“We want to close the door to religion in schools, not open it to Freethought,” said David Williamson, an organizer with the Central Florida Freethought Community, the Orlando Sentinel reported. “[But] if they’re going to have a religious discussion on campus, we need to be a part of it.”

The principals of several schools told the Orlando Sentinel that they were forced to allow the atheist groups to distribute materials on campus, or they would be sued. The schools’ legal counsel said in a letter that the Freedom From Religion Foundation had joined Mr. Williamson’s group in threatening a suit for equal access.

Adding fuel to the legal fire: The Bible distributions in January stemmed from a threat of a lawsuit, too. The Orlando Sentinel reported that World Changers of Florida, a group that promotes more religion in schools, warned it would sue unless its members were allowed to place Bibles on a table in a public place for students to take. The atheists have to follow the same rules — no interaction with students, the newspaper reported.

Hank Williams, Jr. vs Roseanne Barr: What are these major networks telling us?

11 Oct


ESPN recently broke ties with Hank Williams, Jr. over his recent remarks when he compared “Obama and House Speaker John Boehner’s golf game to a hypothetical one between Adolf Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”

Compare that with news that NBC has decided to give lunatic Roseanne Barr a new sitcom deal.  As Newsbusters notes, just last week, “Roseanne Barr said the wealthy should be beheaded if they don’t willingly part with some of their money.”

They go on to list more outrageous things from Roseanne Barr in the past three years:

They end by asking “what are these major networks telling us?”  Indeed!  They are telling us that as long as you are liberal and support liberal causes, you will always have a place at our networks.  If you attack Conservatives openly, even better. However, if you are a Conservative and say anything negative whatsoever about a liberal (particularly Obama), you are finished.  ESPN is no different than NBC, ABC, CBS, etc.  They are all run by liberals.  Their tolerance for attacks on Conservatives knows no bounds.

Obama Gets Nobel Peace Prize, Now Chavez Gets Journalism Award

30 Mar

I guess the future credibility of their organizations is no longer important.  First we had Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, basically for the simple fact that he was elected President (and was not George Bush).  To make matters worse for the credibility of the folks giving out the Nobel Prize is the fact that Obama had been President for less than two weeks before the Feb. 1, 2009 nomination deadline.  “Rather than recognizing concrete achievement, the 2009 prize appeared intended to support initiatives that have yet to bear fruit: reducing the world stock of nuclear arms, easing American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthening the U.S. role in combating climate change.”

Now we find out that the socialist dictator of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has been awarded a “journalism” award.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Hugo Chavez is getting a journalism award in Argentina.

The Venezuelan leader regularly clashes with critical media, but the University of La Plata is giving him its Rodolfo Walsh Prize on Tuesday for what it describes as his work giving people without a voice access to the airwaves and newspapers.

Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper criticized the award Tuesday, saying the journalism school must be ignorant of Chavez’s continuing crackdown on independent media. “That a South American university doesn’t know about this grave situation and dares to honor this military leader with the Rodolfo Walsh Prize says much about the destruction of values that the Kirchners have imposed on the Argentine nation. Walsh was a victim of military repression and his example is now stained absurdly.”

The InterAmerican Press Association president, Gonzalo Marroquin, said in an interview that Chavez has proven to be a “clear enemy of freedom of the press.”

“It would take a long time to enumerate the long chain of actions that Chavez has taken against the right of the Venezuelan people to receive information,” Marroquin said. “Whoever believes in freedom of expression and the press should show it with actions. Chavez doesn’t have a single action, not one, that shows he’s a friend of the principles of freedom of expression or the press.”