Tuesday, January 30, 2007

N.J. Schools Test Students' Urine for Weekend Drinking

Teens who drink alcohol could be caught three days later under a high school's new testing policy for students.

The test, which will be given randomly to students at Pequannock Township High School, can detect whether alcohol was consumed up to 80 hours earlier. The legal drinking age in the United States is 21.

Other districts already use the test. Middletown began using it last spring for students suspected of using drugs and alcohol. This month, the district expanded it to include a random pool of about 1,800 students.

Pequannock Superintendent Larrie Reynolds said the policy approved last week should be a deterrent to students who feel peer pressure to drink.

Under the program, students who test positive will not be kicked off teams or barred from extracurricular activities, Reynolds said. Instead, they will receive counseling — and their parents will be notified.

"Most kids who think they can get away with it might be tempted to stop and think about it," he said.

The test costs will be paid with federal grants, Reynolds said.

Barbaro was Just a Horse

Now I love animals, but folks, don't take this the wrong way, but Barbaro was just a horse. The outpouring of support and media coverage is a bit much, don't you think? (We saw a piece on the FOX 10 o'clock news about how the florists in suburban Philadelphia were overwhelmed by flower orders.) Today dozens of media outlets including USA Today and even the New York Times came out with editorials about Barbaro's death. Here's an excerpt from the Times:

You would have to look a long, long time to find a dishonest or cruel horse. And the odds are that if you did find one, it was made cruel or dishonest by the company it kept with humans. It is no exaggeration to say that nearly every horse — Barbaro included — is pure of heart. Some are faster, some slower. Some wind up in the winner’s circle. But they should all evoke in us the generosity of conscience — a human quality, after all — that was expended in the effort to save this one horse.

Sure, we all cry and mourn when we lose pets -- they are part of our families. But Barbaro? Most of us never met him. Most of us never even watched him race. We don't see this kind of support, compassion and media hype for most people who die: American soldiers, innocent bystanders in LA gang violence like Charupha Wongwisetsiri or even the recently departed President Gerald Ford.

Our only hope is that if Brian Williams or Katie Couric are planning to cover Barbaro's burial at Churchill Downs that some little girl falls down a well so that the networks will have some other drama to hype.

After all, Barbaro was just a horse. And while networks like animal stories, they love little-girls-in-distress stories better. Hat Tip to LAist

Monday, January 29, 2007

Amazing Findings from New College Study!

By an astounding 3-to-1 margin, female college students would be far more willing to enter the Armed Services to defend America than their male college counterparts.

This is just one of the amazing findings in a new national college campus poll, sponsored by FamilySecurityMatters.org.

Other interesting findings:

- 73 percent of students say the Bush Administration is discussed frequently in class, while only 39 percent say the threat that radical Islam poses to the West is discussed (global warming is discussed 51 percent of the time);

- Only 24 percent of students say the genocide in Darfar is frequently discussed;

- 86 percent of students believe there will be another terrorist attack against the US, but only 27 percent (14 percent male), would be willing to serve in the Armed Forces;

- 79 percent of college students are proud to be American (83% of college women);

- The US Supreme Court is the most trusted institution (Men and Women), while the media is the least trusted institution (7 percent male; 15 percent female)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

Know what will happen to 100 individuals who start even at the age of 25, and who believe they will be successful? By the age of 65, only five out of 100 will make the grade! Why do so many fail? What happened to the sparkle that was there when they were 25? What became of their dreams, their hopes, their plans ... and why is there such a large disparity between what these people intended to do and what they actually accomplished? That is ... The Strangest Secret.

Read the rest HERE.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Woman Faces 40 Years for Porn-Infected PC (Crazy, but True)

Have you ever faced a pop-up that wouldn't go away? You try clicking it closed and another pops up in less than a nanosecond. You grunt in annoyance and reboot the system, annoyed that your anti-spyware program let something slip through.

That's annoying, sure--but the chances are good that your experience won't land you in jail.

Substitute Teacher's Worst Nightmare

Julie Amero, a substitute teacher in Norwich, Connecticut, has been convicted of impairing the morals of a child and risking injury to a minor by exposing as many as ten seventh-grade students to porn sites.

The story is short: On October, 19, 2004, Amero was a substitute teacher for a seventh-grade language class at Kelly Middle School. A few students were crowded around a PC; some were giggling. She investigated and saw the kids looking at a barrage of graphic, hard-core pornographic pop-ups.

The prosecution contended that she had used the computer to visit porn sites.

The defense said that wasn't true and argued that the machine was infested with spyware and malware, and that opening the browser caused the computer to go into an endless loop of pop-ups leading to porn sites.

Amero maintains her innocence. She refused offers of a plea bargain and now faces an astounding 40 years in prison (her sentencing is on March 2).

A License To Panhandle?

Is this a solution for Downtown Orlando?

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- People who beg in Buffalo might someday have to have a license and ID tags.

With more residents and business owners complaining about aggressive panhandlers, city officials are considering ways to curb begging.

One City Council member said a license application for panhandling in public places is a possibility. Under that plan, beggars would have to submit basic information about themselves and wear identification tags when they're soliciting.

Some interesting poll results...
Do you give money or food to panhandlers?

Choice Votes Percentage of 7204 Votes
*I give them money. 1047 15%
*I give them food. 430 6%
*I give them money and food. 324 4%
*No, I don't give them anything. 5403 75%

Shock over disfigurement dating show

AMSTERDAM, Jan 24 (Reuters Life!) - The Netherlands, the country that has pioneered reality shows like "Big Brother," is planning a new first -- a dating program for the visibly disfigured.

The broadcaster SBS 6 is seeking candidates for its "Love at Second Sight" show due to be launched on February 20.

"Do you have a visible serious handicap and are you looking for a partner?" says an appeal on its Web site.

"The program is a platform for people with such problems to share experiences and feelings in a positive way with the rest of the Netherlands and to show that they are absolutely not pitiful," the broadcaster said.

"The main aim of the program is to remove prejudice about these people, to create more acceptance and respect and, of course, to find the love of their lives."

But the majority of Dutch viewers are turned off by the show that was initially set to be called "Monster Love." A poll by the mass circulation De Telegraaf daily showed 85 percent do not like the idea, with only 9 percent in favor.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Ted Nugent Stranglehold-58 and still kicking ASS!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the Central Florida market

" Heathrow Barbie"
This princess Barbie is sold only at The Mall of Millennia. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade Handbags, a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a cookie-cutter house. Available with or without tummy tuck and face lift. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version.

" Lake Mary Barbie"
The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Wind star Minivan and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.

Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the Central Florida market

" Sanford Barbie"
This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife,a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) ..unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about.

"Winter Park Barbie"
This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of BMW convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.

" Deland Barbie"
This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR t-shirt and tweety bird tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Bud light and a Hank Williams Jr. CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely free.

" Downtown Metro Barbie"
This collagen injected, rhino plastic Barbie wears a leopard print outfit and drinks cosmopolitans while entertaining friends. Percocet prescription available as well as warehouse conversion condo.

Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the Central Florida market

" Apopka Barbie"
This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased beer-gutted Ken out of Deland Barbie's house. Her
ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.
"Mills Avenue Barbie"
This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, arch-less feet, hairy armpits, no makeup and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow. She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two UCF Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper sticker for free.
" Orange Blossom Trail Barbie"
This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a GED and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his 1979 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant.
"Mt. Dora Barbie"
She's perfect in every way. We don't know where Ken is because he's always out a-'huntin'.
" Parliament House Barbie/Ken"
This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply adding or subtracting the multiple snap-on parts.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

How to Win in Iraq

General George S. Patton had it right: "A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week."

Be sure to read...
Special Report:How to Win in Iraq By H. W. Crocker III from The American Spectator

Friday, January 19, 2007

Billy Joel tickets starting Monday morning

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Blogger Bryan Preston joins me Thursday at 8:35AM ET with details.

Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin is back from Iraq. She just released a video report on the Hot Air blog based on her experiences at Forward Operating Base Justice in Baghdad.

Malkin says the troops she met asked for "time, patience and understanding of enormous complexities on the ground" from folks back home. "The Iraqis we met had similar requests," she says in the report. "No one we talked to wanted American troops to withdraw. There was unanimous agreement that abandoning the mission would be a disastrous capitulation to two-bit thugs and rogue operators."

Her traveling partner, blogger Bryan Preston, posted a lengthy essay on his impressions of the war after spending some time with the troops.

Malkin, who has criticized the Associated Press for quoting an Iraqi police source who said people were burned alive outside a mosque, promised to publish evidence of "media malpractice" in a forthcoming edition of the New York Post.

The controversy centered on whether or not Capt. Jamil Hussein, the source named in the AP story, actually existed. After weeks of back and forth between the bloggers and AP editors, the Iraqi government acknowledged earlier this month "that an Iraqi police officer whose existence had been denied by the Iraqis and the U.S. military is in fact an active member of the force, and said he now faces arrest for speaking to the media."

‘24′ is a ‘neocon sex fantasy’

We like it so "they" attack it. Check out what this clown from Newsweek Magazine had to say to Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Situation Room last night.

DEVIN GORDON, "NEWSWEEK" TELEVISION CRITIC: "24" is just your worst nightmares realized. If "24" is true, then everything the neoconservatives have been saying all along is true.

GORDON: Nothing that happens on the show would even happen like that in real life. So for neoconservatives to claim it as sort of a badge that they're right is kind of like admitting that something that you watch in a fantasy world is reality.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

A disturbing trend!

Bush, Iraq Lead a Conservative to Question
by Rod Dreher
All Things Considered, January 11, 2007 · Commentator Rod Dreher has been a conservative since he was 13. Now on the cusp of turning 40, he's still a conservative, but is so dismayed at the way President Bush is handling the Iraq war that all of his prior beliefs have come into question.

Jonah Goldberg responds at The Corner

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Would you take your wife's name?

Here he is Mr. P. Whipped
I think we know who wears the pants in this house!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Prostate cancer treatment may shorten penis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who receive combination treatment with hormone therapy plus radiation for local or locally advanced prostate cancer may experience a significant reduction in penile length, according to a report in the January issue of the Journal of Urology.

There has been anecdotal evidence that radiation therapy can reduce penile length but, to the authors' knowledge, the present study is the first to determine if penile length changes following combination treatment with hormone therapy plus radiation.

Dr. Ahmet Haliloglu and colleagues at the University of Ankara in Turkey enrolled 47 men with local or locally advanced prostate cancer. The patients, who were followed from 2000 to 2005, received leuprolide or goserelin injections every 3 months, for a total of three doses. At month 7, radiotherapy, using a 70-Gy dose, was initiated and continued for 7 weeks.

Just before treatment began, the average stretched penile length was 5.6 inches. Eighteen months later, the average penile length had shortened significantly to 3.4 inches.

Erectile function was also adversely affected by treatment. Roughly 23 percent of men had normal erectile function before therapy. Eighteen months later, 12.5 percent were able to have an erection that was suitable for intercourse.

Better to die a slow painful death than to sign up for this deal with the devil.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

“Little Mosque on the Prairie”

I'm not making this up! It debuted last night on Canadian television after tons of hype. “Exceptionally unfunny!” raves the Toronto Sun.

Little Mosque on the Prairie is set in the fictitious prairie town of Mercy. In the opening scene, members of the Muslim community file into the local Anglican parish hall, which is renting out the space.

Inside, Baber (Manoj Sood), an imam, rails against the insidious nature of Western culture. Wine gums, rye bread and licorice are “traps designed to seduce Muslims to drink alcohol!”

Baber’s peculiar sermon continues as he cites Desperate Housewives: “Why should they be desperate when they’re only performing their natural womanly duties?”

Why settle for fake Muslim comedy when you can get the real thing? It’s CAIR TV!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

This Bud's for you!

An Orlando man tunnels through a concrete wall and smashes his way into a locked storage box. In most places, a thief would only go to those length for jewels or money. In Florida, we do it for a beer!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Suzanne Somers: "At Least I Don't Have a Kid in Iraq"

Comments made by Suzanne Somers after her multi-million dollar home burnt down in Malibu.

In a statement to TMZ issued by her rep, Suzanne says, "My nature is to look at the glass half full. I don't have a son or daughter in Iraq. I haven't lost a loved one. We will rebuild, and I truly believe we will learn something great from this experience

Monday, January 08, 2007


This from the Denver Post:

This text is from a county emergency manager out in the central part
of Colorado after today's snowstorm.


Up here, in the Northern Plains, we just recovered from a Historic
event--- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions"
with a historic blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90
MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded
hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated
scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.

George Bush did not come.
FEMA did nothing.
No one howled for the government.
No one blamed the government.
No one even uttered an expletive on TV.
J esse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit.
Our Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else.
Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.
CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5

Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.
No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.
No one looted.
Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something.
Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.
No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No
Geraldo Rivera.
No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found.
Nope, we just melted the snow for water.
Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow-engulfed cars.
The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a penny.
Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments
delivered it to the snowbound families.
Families took in the stranded people - total strangers.
We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns.
We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die".
We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out
of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that
trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.
Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen
this early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.
"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about
48 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems
It does seem that way, at least to me.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Be All You Can Be (Even If You’re Dead)?

US Army urges dead to re-enlist

The BBC is reporting...
The US Army is to apologize to the families of officers killed or wounded in action who were sent letters urging them to return to active duty.

The letters were sent to more than 5,100 Army officers listed as recently having left the military.

But this figure included about 75 officers killed in action and about 200 wounded in action.

More than 3,000 members of the US military have died in Iraq since the war began.

Casualties have also been suffered in Afghanistan since the US invasion.

"Army personnel officials are contacting those officers' families now to personally apologise for erroneously sending the letters," the army said in a statement.

It said the database normally used for such correspondence with former officers had been "thoroughly reviewed" to remove the names of dead and wounded soldiers.

"But an earlier list was used inadvertently for the December mailings," it added.

It's gross! Janitors hit Equinox gym sex

The Joys of the Homosexual Lifestyle

Several disgusted janitors are dishing dirt on the Equinox fitness center chain, claiming in a lawsuit filed yesterday that the upscale gyms are used as sleazy gay sex clubs.

The six janitors charge in the Manhattan Supreme Court suit that they are fed up with cleaning up after male gym members engage in "explicit sexual activity."

The janitors cited five Manhattan clubs, including the chain's flagship gym in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, as places where "lewd behavior" is rampant in the men's locker rooms, showers, saunas and steam rooms.

When the maintenance men complained to management, they were "ridiculed" and subjected to "hostile" treatment, the lawsuit claims.

What's wrong with these people? Can't they control themselves? Get a room!

Saturday, January 06, 2007


Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons, the SUNDAY TIMES of London is planning to report, British media sources tell DRUDGE... MORE...

Help me out here. And that's a problem because????

I applaud Israel for having the testicular fortitude to do what we won't!

Friday, January 05, 2007

E-mail from this morning's show on Mormons

Hello Pat,

Thanks for having me on your program this morning. I do a lot of interviews and I must say, it was pleasure being on your show. You asked some great questions. If there is anything else I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Should a Mormon challenge the statements I made, I have listed the quotations I used (as many as I can remember) below. Please feel free to pass them on. If there are any I overlooked, let me know.

Thanks again,
Bill McKeever

“Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity” (Brigham Young, July 8, 1863, Journal of Discourses, 10:230).

“One by one, the Apostles were killed. Because of the persecution, surviving Apostles could not meet to choose and ordain men to replace those who were dead. Eventually, local priesthood leaders were the only ones who had authority to direct the scattered branches of the Church. The perfect organization of the Church no longer existed, and confusion resulted. More and more error crept into Church doctrine, and soon the destruction was complete. The period of time when the true Church no longer existed on earth is called the Great Apostasy” (Gospel Principles, p.105, emphasis theirs).

“We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. These are incomprehensible ideas to some, but they are simple. It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the Character of God, and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.345; also cited in Gospel Principles, p.305).

"Our Father in heaven, according to the Prophet, had a Father, and since there has been a condition of this kind through all eternity, each Father had a Father, until we come to a stop where we cannot go further, because of our limited capacity to understand” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 2:47).

"In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ.’ “No, I don't. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fulness of Times. He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages." (Gordon Hinckley as cited in Church News, June 20, 1998, p.7).

“As a church we have critics, many of them. They say we do not believe in the traditional Christ of Christianity. There is some substance to what they say” (Gordon Hinckley, “We look to Christ,” Ensign (Conference Edition), May 2002, p.90).

“Mormonism be it true or false, holds out to men the greatest inducements that the human mind can grasp… It teaches men that they can become divine, that man is God in embryo, that God was once man in mortality, and that the only difference between Gods, angels and men is a difference in education and development. Is such a religion to be sneered at? It teaches that the worlds on high, the stars that glitter in the blue vault of heaven, are kingdoms of God, that they were once earths like this, that they have been redeemed and glorified by the same laws, the same principles that are applied to this planet, and by which it will ascend to a perfected and glorified state. It teaches that these worlds are peopled with human beings, God's sons and daughters, and that every husband and father, may become an Adam, and every wife and mother an Eve, to some future planet” (Orson F. Whitney, Collected Discourses 4:336-337, June 9, 1895).

“Temple garments, garments of the holy priesthood, symbolical of the robes of righteousness with which the saints must clothe themselves if they are to gain eternal life. Both literally and figuratively, to defile one's garments is to disobey the Lord's law, and to keep one's garments (Rev. 16:15) is to keep the commandments and qualify for the robes of righteousness that clothe celestial beings” (Bruce R. McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3:455-456).

“Temple garments afford protection. I am sure one could go to extreme in worshiping the cloth of which the garment is made, but one could also go to the other extreme. Though generally I think our protection is a mental, spiritual, moral one, yet I am convinced that there could be and undoubtedly have been many cases where there has been, through faith, an actual physical protection, so we must not minimize that possibility” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.539).

“Let me give you a definition in brief. Your endowment is, to receive all those ordinances in the house of the Lord, which are necessary for you, after you have departed this life, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father, passing the angels who stand as sentinels, being enabled to give them the key words, the signs and tokens, pertaining to the holy Priesthood, and gain your eternal exaltation in spite of earth and hell” (Discourses of Brigham Young, p.416. Also cited in Ensign, “The Doctrine of Temple Work,” October 2003, p.60).

“Through living proxies who stand in behalf of the dead, the same ordinances are available to those who have passed from mortality. In the spirit world they then are free to accept or reject those earthly ordinances performed for them, including baptism, marriage, and the sealing of family relationships. There must be no compulsion in the work of the Lord, but there must be opportunity” (Gordon B. Hinckley, Be Thou an Example, p.131).

"Logic and reason would certainly suggest that if we have a Father in Heaven, we have a Mother in Heaven. That doctrine rests well with me. However, in light of the instruction we have received from the Lord Himself, I regard it as inappropriate for anyone in the Church to pray to our Mother in Heaven." (Gordon Hinckley, "Daughters of God," Ensign (Conference Edition), November 1991, p.100. Also cited in The Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p.257).

“Implicit in the Christian verity that all men are the spirit children of an Eternal Father is the usually unspoken truth that they are also the offspring of an Eternal Mother. An exalted and glorified Man of Holiness (Moses 6:57) could not be a Father unless a Woman of like glory, perfection, and holiness was associated with him as a Mother. The begetting of children makes a man a father and a woman a mother whether we are dealing with man in his mortal or immortal state” (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 516).

Pat, to be quite candid, this is one of the biggest reasons why a Romney presidency concerns me. As you have clearly seen, many Mormons would like nothing better than to silence all of their critics. They always want their people leading the discussion. I can’t begin to count how many times I have been accused of hatred and bigotry simply for quoting what LDS leaders have written or said. To my knowledge I have never heard Romney disparage the right to criticize; however, I can only hope that he does not share the same opinions as many of your Mormon listeners have shared. I love the First Amendment too much to see our nation turn into a southern extension of Canada.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

I always feel like somebody's watching me!

The President slipped a fast one past us, signing a kind of executive order claiming the right to open people's mail to snoop on potential terrorist activity, as if terrorists are stupid enough to use the mails to deliver incriminating stuff. On the other hand, it's incredibly unlikely that the feds would bother to look at the mail of 99.999% of you. And if they want to look at my mail, all they'll find is credit card bills and endless Capital One credit card applications.

Hat Tip to Perry Simon

The USPS says there's nothing to worry about.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: USPS Media Relations 202-268-2155

Comment on President’s signing statement accompanying Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act “As has been the longstanding practice, First-Class Mail is protected from unreasonable search and seizure when in postal custody. Nothing in the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act changes this protection. The President is not exerting any new authority.”
-Thomas Day, Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Knowing what you know now?

Beware, this is an unscientific online poll, but for entertainment purposes only, here's a survey that shows more than half of married women saying they aren't sure they'd marry their husbands again, and more than a third say they fantasize about a man other then their husbands, which I would say is low- it's probably closer to, say, 100%. Nearly half suspect their husbands of cheating, too.

Does Mitt Romney Have a Chance to Be Elected President?

Outgoing Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, whose one term heading the state ends today (January 4th), filed papers yesterday forming an exploratory committee, the first step towards running for president in 2008. Romney is entering a crowded Republican field, led by more the well-known Senator John McCain and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. Romney, best known for his work on the 2002 Winter Olympics, would be the first Mormon president. Despite his one term as governor being his only experience in elective office, the 59-year-old Romney has a political pedigree as the son of former Michigan Governor George Romney.

Do you think Romney's Mormon religion would be a handicap? Would it bother you?

What do you know about the Mormon faith?
Check out- What Do Mormons Believe: The Primary Differences Between Mormonism & Christianity and Mormonism Research Ministry

Republican Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential bid should be viewed skeptically by Christians, critics tells CNSNews.com Staff Writer Kevin Mooney, since Romney has recently “flip-flopped” over to traditional Christian positions just before announcing his candidacy.

While Romney now touts his opposition to same-sex “marriage,” abortion, and judicial activism, critics point to “reams of evidence” contradicting his new conservative stance – such as his pro-gay actions as governor – and say his “late life” conversion to a pro-life viewpoint should “raise eyebrows” among Christians.

See full story http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200701/POL20070104b.html">HERE

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Job applicants with African-American sounding names are far less likely to get a callback as are similarly qualified "white" candidates, according to researchers at the University of Chicago and MIT, who submitted 5,000 bogus resumes in response to job ads. PT


If you were offered a lower-quality kidney to shorten your stay on the organ transplant waiting list, would you take it? Special program to expand pool of donors offers organs of less quality to patients willing to take them.

Fight brewing over uniforms for students

John Quinones joined me on the show this morning with details of his plan.

From the Oralndo Sentinel...

Orange County school officials are gearing up to fight a state legislator's push to make student uniforms mandatory throughout the district.

Rep. John Quinones, R-Kissimmee, said he will ask other area lawmakers in January to support his attempt to revive an idea that failed to pass the Florida Legislature in 2005.

It would make uniforms mandatory for all children in Orange public schools, with a free-speech provision that would let children opt out with their parents' approval.

The idea is one of several proposals by House members aimed at increasing safety in the public-school system. Other bills, including another by Quinones to prohibit state parole offices near schools, could be filed as well.

Quinones, who represents parts of Orange and Osceola counties, said his attempt to pass the uniform measure is fueled by rising crime and gang activity in the area.

He said uniforms -- simple khakis and polo shirts -- would increase safety, cut down on gang activity and boost academic performance.

"We don't want gang members bringing in weapons in their baggy clothes," he said.