Tag Archive: Political

Nov 15 2013

Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013


We’ve seen a lot – a LOT – of legislation introduced at the state and federal levels that have been designed to limit people’s access to safe, legal abortion. With Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme court disallowed many types of restrictions that would prohibit people from obtaining abortions. But as we have seen in …

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Oct 26 2012

Absentee Voting

This November 6th marks the first time that I will be out of my precinct during general elections. I freaked out a bit when I realized this yesterday; I have never done absentee voting. Since the election is less than two weeks away my first thought was that I’d be too late to turn around …

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Aug 21 2012

Stay Classy, Senator Dan Hall


Dan Hall is a Minnesota state senator representing District 40, which includes areas of Burnsville and Bloomington. He’s a Republican and was one of 38 senators to co-sponsor and support MN SF 1308, the constitutional amendment to recognize marriage solely between one man and one woman. Attempting to restrict the rights of the people you …

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Jul 03 2012

6 O’Clock BS – Carpooling


6 O’Clock BS – Today I learned about China. I have a new carpool mate. I love carpools because I drive about 45 miles round-trip every day and sharing the ride (and the gas) is convenient. I hate carpools because you don’t always end up with the carpool mate you’d like. I like carpools because …

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May 23 2012

6 O’Clock BS – Work Silliness


Today’s 6 O’Clock BS centers around silly work stuff: Another edition of “Scientists Know How To Have A Good Time” I was reading an article from Clinical Chemistry (45: 616-618, 1999) and thought this was a funny sentence: “We enjoyed reading the interesting article entitled, “False increase in C-reactive protein attributable to heterophilic antibodies in two renal …

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May 03 2012

Hamza Kashgari Fails Appeal

Hamza Kashgari has not yet been charged for his blasphemous tweets. After the tweets, he feared for his life and fled Saudia Arbia for Malaysia. Malaysian immigration officials – at the request of Saudia Arabia – sent Hamza back. If he is charged and found guilty of insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad, he could face …

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Apr 23 2012

You Pagans With Your “Earth Days”!


The Dinkus of the Day award goes to Representative Mary Franson from Minnesota District 11B (covers a large swath of central eastern side of the state). Image Source  “It absolutely infuriates me, celebration of a Pagan holiday, worship of Nature and not God’s nature,” Alexandria Representative Franson tweeted on Earth Day.” Yup. She tweeted that on …

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Feb 23 2012

I Love Lamp

Dammit, Google Reader! Stop being so entertaining! When I first saw the clip of Romney “loving everything”, it sounded familiar, but I didn’t make the connection until I saw this. Seen over at Joe.My.God Okay, I’m really, really going to work now.

Jan 15 2012

I Don’t Want To Vote On Marriage Law

I have a problem with the majority voting on the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of the minority. It doesn’t matter which groups we are discussing when we say the “majority” and “minority”; what we have are two sets of people – human beings – that are different in some way. Legislation can be …

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Oct 20 2011

The Way Things Used to Be

This one is going around teh Facebook today. I like the reminder that we were not founded on Christian values as I’ve heard people put forth (e.g., “This country was founded on the Ten Commandments!“), and that our government documents used to reflect our shared secular values. I’m not so much of a fan of the idea that we …

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