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Jan. 16, 2014
| EPA Cornucopia
"The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed cutting by 3 billion gallons, or almost 18%, the amount of ethanol in the US fuel supply this year." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 16, 2014, page D1.The governors of seven corn-producing midwestern sta...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 10:43 a.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 10, 2014
| Iran Talks Doomed
"We would negotiate with the Satan to deter its evil......The nuclear talks showed the enmity of America against Iran..Islam and Muslims." Supreme Leader Ali Khameini of Iran (Reuters, Jan. 10, 2014)In this statement to Iranian media, Khameini inadvertently gave away the end...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 10:02 a.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 11, 2013
| Farewell to Filibuster
"They (Democratic senators) have violated everything I've known as a member of the United States Senate."Sen. John McCain (R, AZ) NY Times, Dec. 11, 2013What angered McCain and other Republican senators was the elimination of the filibuster for presidential nominations. You ...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 9:59 a.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 18, 2013
| Retain Right of Recall
Last week the Wisconsin Assembly passed an amendment to the state constitution that would restrict the right to recall state and county officials to those who had been charged with felonies or ethics violations. The vote was 54-39, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 9:22 a.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 30, 2013
| Doubting Darwin
Darwin's Doubt by Stephen G. Meyer, 498 pages (including notes), HarperOne, New York.This book challenges the theory of Charles Darwin that life evolved through random mutation and natural selection. Mutations, or changes in the genetic code, can be caused by radiati...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 4:06 p.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 24, 2013
| Reject the Conscience Amendment
"The right of conscience, which includes the right to engage in activity or refrain from activity based on a sincerely held religious belief, shall not be burdened unless the state proves it has a compelling interest in infringing upon the specific action or refusal to act, and the burden is...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 10:27 a.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 16, 2013
| Legalize Casinos
The current controversy about building a Menominee Indian casino in Kenosha County raises the following question: Why can Indian tribes run casinos in Wisconsin, but nobody else can? What about my tribe? If the Jewish Federation could operate a casino, it could abolish Sup...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 11:23 a.m. | Talkbacks
Sept. 25, 2013
| A Non-Partisan Sheriff
"He (Sheriff David Clarke) thought the sheriff's post should be non-partisan." Daniel Bice in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 25, 2013, page 6BWisconsin has two types of elections: Partisan (held in November of even-numbered years) and Non-partisan &n...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 2:05 p.m. | Talkbacks
Aug. 27, 2013
| Republicans and Race
"Republican Party leaders met Monday to once again take a new step forward in engaging black voters.....'Our party has a rich, proud history of equality, freedom, opportunity' said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus." McCaltchy Washington Bureau, Aug. 27, 2013The Republican P...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 11:00 a.m. | Talkbacks
Aug. 11, 2013
| Does Science Refute Creation?
"..The findings of science entail that the belief systems of all the world's traditional religions and cultures---their theories of the orgins of life....are factually mistaken..........The facts of science, by exposing the absence of purpose in the laws governing the universe, f...
Posted by Glazerbeam at 11:44 a.m. | Talkbacks