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Archive for January 29th, 2007

Snowe and Collins Back McCain

Posted by Mike on January 29, 2007

This won’t help the Senator from Arizona. It’s one thing to have the Bobbsey twins in your corner during a Republican primary. It’s quite another thing to brag about it.

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Oh Boy… or Girl?

Posted by Ryan on January 29, 2007

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the girl trapped in a boy’s body who needed to be liberated, convinced his/her parents so, and finally got the operation done. So a twelve year old boy is, after all the fuss, a 14 year old girl. Wow. I’m not sure where I even want to begin with this one, or even if I should have addressed this issue in the first place.

However, the shock value has struck me. The kid has issues, for which he/she cannot be totally blamed for. The parents have one issue resolved and another with which to contend. Though the he/she is German, I still think our Western culture has issues, like a general oversexualization of kids. Remember when kids were kids… like back in the 80s when we worried about manhunt, poison ivy, and talking to that girl who you didn’t want ANYONE to know that you had a crush on! I sound like one of those old guys who gets mad at the news, occasionally throwing things, but I’m not even thirty! Am I getting old or are things getting weirder out there.

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Tories Punt

Posted by Mike on January 29, 2007

Surprise. Surprise. David Cameron has opted for a free vote on the issue of an exception for the bill forcing adoption agencies to place children with same-sex couples. Under parliamentary systems, party policy normally dictates the way the rank and file votes. By departing from this norm, Cameron is essentially taking no position at all, children be damned. I guess the focus groups were inconclusive.

Figuring out what the Conservative party stands for is a little difficult right now. It’ll be interesting to see if right-leaning Brits are willing to vote for a grab bag.

Meanwhile, Tony Blair has announced that he will support the bill without the religious exemption.

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