Sunday, 05/24/09 Public Square

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Just a little ho-hum, everyday sunset over the prairie.  No big deal, they happen all the time.  😉

How are you doing?  Is the long weekend bringing at least some of what you hoped for?

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10 responses to “Sunday, 05/24/09 Public Square

  1. With the Indy 500 starting at noon, and NASCAR at 4, it looks like a couch potato watch racing day to me! 😉

    I had out-of-town company most of yesterday so I’m feeling worthy of down time.

  2. Gay US diplomats to receive equal benefits

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will soon announce that gay American diplomats will be given benefits similar to those that their heterosexual counterparts enjoy, U.S. officials said Saturday.

    Among the benefits that will now be granted gay diplomats: the right of domestic partners to hold diplomatic passports, government-paid travel for their partners and families to and from foreign posts, and the use of U.S. medical facilities abroad.

    In addition, gay diplomats’ families will now be eligible for U.S. government emergency evacuations and training courses at the Foreign Service Institute, the message says.

    more at:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090523/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_us_diplomacy_clinton;_ylt=Ag8yY8igd.HnRi3c07i04FJzfNdF

  3. Bad Biker

    What to do, what to do………………

    Indy 500 on Channel 10.

    Detroit Red Wings on Channel 3 at 2:00 PM.

    Beautiful day out.

    The grill is calling.

    Rufus wants a walk.

    Cold beer in the ‘fridge.

    Solution: Take both TV’s outside, fire up the grill, get the tennis ball for the dog, keep the beer coming.

    Any questions?

    See how easily liberals handle complex problems?

  4. More intolerance from Conservatives. Give them enough rope…

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    “Conservative University Founded by Jerry Falwell Bans College Democrats Club

    Liberty University has ordered its fledgling College Democrats club to shut down, saying the group stands against the conservative Christian school’s moral principles.

    Club president Brian Diaz said he was shocked to be notified by e-mail last week that the club was being banned by the private university in Lynchburg founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The university first recognized it in the fall.

    “We were shocked, as well, that (the club) even got accepted. It was huge, and we were glad that Liberty did that,” Diaz said in a telephone interview from Orlando, Fla.

    The club is barred from using Liberty’s name, advertising events and holding meetings on campus. Violators could be reprimanded and face expulsion for repeated offenses.

    Vice president of student affairs Mark Hine said in the e-mail sent to Diaz on May 15 that the Democratic party violates the school’s principles by supporting abortion, socialism and the “‘LGBT’ agenda,” referring to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. The e-mail said that even though the campus group “may not support the more radical planks of the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party is still the parent organization of the club on campus.”

    Mathew Staver, the dean of Liberty’s law school who also is overseeing a review of university policies, said the decision stemmed from a new policy governing student groups. No other groups have been affected, including the campus Republican organization, he said.

    Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said the club’s previous recognition by the school was “an oversight by an administrator” who didn’t thoroughly consult school policy.

    He said he likes the group’s members and knows they mean well, but that the university has received “lots of complaints from parents and donors” about the club’s existence.

    “They’re great Christian kids. I hope they’ll find a Democratic organization that is pro-life and pro-family so they can become endorsed,” he said in a telephone interview.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/22/conservative-university-founded-jerry-falwell-bans-college-democrats-club/

  5. jammer5

    Here’s a link to some fascinating information about the Google map for the fallen, as well as being the download page for the same.
    http://www.mapthefallen.org/

  6. Not to take away from the importance of the map of the fallen, but to show the whole story of what the bush war of choice wrought —

    http://www.iraqbodycount.org/

    In the meantime, Republicans are sure they’ve found a wedge issue that will bring them back to power in the Gitmo / torture issue, arguing about who is keeping America safe and who isn’t…

    Is it because facing the truth is too difficult for them?

  7. I think they’re still trying hard to be the masters of evil politics, it’s just that we know their tricks and now they’re only fooling their own 24 percenters.
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    “The Class Clowns

    Once the masters of evil politics, Republicans have been reduced to half-assed buffoonery, providing comic relief for desperate times

    Following the Republican Party of late has been a movingly depressing experience, sort of like watching Old Yeller die — if Old Yeller were a worm-infested feral bitch who spent the past eight years biting children at bus stops and shitting in neighborhood swimming pools.

    continue reading at:
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/27596371/the_class_clowns

  8. Susan Boyle again. The start is a bit shaky, but she hits her stride enough to get into the finals which will be next Saturday night.

    http://talent.itv.com/videos/video/item_200228.htm