NRA Annual Elimination Begins
4 in Idaho
1 in Maine
a llama in Minnesota
And This from Montana, where, apparently, the Second Amendment must be protected from the First Amendment.
As you may remember, the Houston Chronicle issued the world's most asinine endorsement of the incumbent, concluding with the following laugher:
"The Chronicle believes Bush, if granted a second term and freed of the need to appeal to the extreme factions of his party, will regain his bipartisan effectiveness at solving problems."
I mean, that's like picking the Longhorns over the Sooners while Mack Brown continues to draw breath.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Thursday urged Democrats to stop blocking President Bush's federal court nominees and hinted that he may try to change Senate rules to thwart their delaying tactics.
KOCO Will Not Air 'Saving Private Ryan'
A Statement From KOCO-TV's
President And General Manager
"It has been a subject of considerable
discussion within our station as to whether 'Saving Private Ryan' is
appropriate for broadcast prior to 9 p.m.
The movie has been recommended by the motion picture industry itself for mature audiences only due to its language and violent content.
Recent discussions by the Federal Communications Commission
have established new legal standards for what broadcast stations may and may not
broadcast prior to 9 p.m.
Until the FCC or the courts clarify those legal standards, we are left guessing as to
whether the artistic, social or historical significance of programs such as
'Saving Private Ryan' is sufficient to insulate us from liability. We have
an obligation to our viewers, as well, to consider our local market and how
best to serve them.
We asked ABC for permission to air 'Saving Private Ryan' at 10:35 p.m. to broadcast it in the 'safe harbor' time period established by the FCC and, to our disappointment, were refused. As
a result, we were left with the only alternative to preempt the show.
We regret that decision by ABC since this movie possesses significant artistic,
social and historical value and its presentation on Veterans Day -- at a time
when our nation is at war -- is a fitting tribute to the coverage and honor of
those who so bravely serve and have served in the defense of our nation’s
Brent HensleyPresident, General
Evangelical Christians flexing post-election muscle
DENVER The Colorado-based head of an evangelical Christian group is meeting this week with White House officials.
The Reverend Ted Haggard of Colorado Springs says he'll discuss the filling of any Supreme Court vacancies.
The president of the National Association of Evangelicals says he doesn't believe Supreme Court justices should be subjected to a "litmus test" on abortion or other issues, but they also shouldn't be constrained by prior court decisions.
The influential Christian ministry Focus on the Family also wants supporters to contact Republican senators and oppose Senator Arlen Specter's appointment as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.
The Pennsylvania Republican has suggested the Senate won't approve justices who want to overturn legalized abortion. Specter later said he was speaking about the likelihood of Democratic filibusters.
The nation's highest court could see as many as four vacancies during President Bush's second term.
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her
altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse
me, can you help me?
I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know
where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air
balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet
above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and
100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically
correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm
still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're
going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot
air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you
expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you
were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."