Friday, April 21, 2006

Kentucky Business news publication for gay rights

Via AmericaBlog, central Kentucky's business news pub comes down hard on Governor Ernie Fletcher for removing employment protection from homosexuals in a Ky law. They do an excellent job of explaining why this is bad economicaly and can make for a hostile workplace overall. Think office politics are bad now? "Out" your rival. That person isn't gay? How is that a problem?

Just think of the trouble I would be in for coming out as an honorary lesbian.

by Robster @ 4/21/2006 09:13:00 AM PERMALink

Monday, April 17, 2006

Time names Jim Bunning one of the worst senators

Via Booman.

Wow. Now that is a high point for a do nothing, teleprompter reading goof like Bunning. And we have to put up with McConnell's gimp for another 4 1/2 years...

by Robster @ 4/17/2006 10:06:00 PM PERMALink

Friday, April 14, 2006

Does a fetus eperience pain?

From Pharyngula, an excellent post regarding a constant issue in the abortion debate. Apparently, the brain is simple not developed to the point of processing experiences that we consider "painful."

by Robster @ 4/14/2006 09:21:00 PM PERMALink

And some idiot will pay full price...

Via ConWebBlog, the right shows how it can't get on the best seller lists without bulk buying...
NewsMax is selling copies of Ann Coulter's upcoming book for the below-rock-bottom price of $4.99.
The sad part comes down to this. You can get the books of the right's "best" for little or next to nothing (and from some far right book clubs, you can get them for free). But some dumbass will go to the bookstore in the mall and buy mAnn's book for full price. But the Left, our books go for full price, and still sell like crazy.

by Robster @ 4/14/2006 09:03:00 PM PERMALink

Monday, April 10, 2006

Convengo con ella.

Ok, so I don't speak Spanish beyond a handful of phrases (love the babelfish), although I do dance a mean merengue. I've been thinking quite a bit about the recent scapegoating of immigrants, and wanted to write a heartfelt commentary regarding the demonizing of latinos/latinas/hispanics (pick your favorite descriptor)... But Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez of La Queen Sucia, via Atrios, does this far better than I could. See her responses (1, 2) to her troll Miguel, I mean Michael. heh.

I've been a bit quiet lately, too damn busy. Maybe this month will be a bit calmer.

One bit of my own rhetoric to add in... Why would someone sneak into the US, and live as an "illegal" with all the potential dangers involved? It is better to be working (if possibly poor) in the US than unemployed and destitute elsewhere. Want to stop illegal immigration? Make somewhere else a much better place to get a job and raise your family than the US.

Oh. Suddenly being an atractive place to live isn't so bad?

BTW, the next time you are thinking about telling someone from Central or South America that they aren't an American, check a map. They are still from the Americas, and you will be laughed at.

by Robster @ 4/10/2006 10:48:00 PM PERMALink