“No more free rides for uteruses in MY state!” cried Governor Brewer, as she signed off on a bill that would end most public funding to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. Citing her supporters, who do not wish to have their tax dollars support cancer screenings, vaccinations, and health education (editor's note: this should read “cancer screenings, vaccinations, health education, AND abortions. We apologize for the error), Governor Brewer called it a “common sense” law that “closes loopholes”. Read more
On the American cable channel Fox Business an inexplicable whooshing nose accompanies graphics resembling the opening titles of robot wars as a gray middle-aged presenter introduces his boss live on air. “Chairman thanks very much for joining us we appreciate it sir”, “good afternoon” replies the Australian media baron. Read more
This week US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot though the head by a would-be assassin before he went on to murder six innocent people including a nine-year-old girl. Immediately many journalists pointed out that Sarah Palin had, before the November elections, published a map of America using rifle crosshairs to point out swing constituencies; one of them being that of Gabrielle Giffords. Read more
Last Saturday morning 20 people were shot in a Tucson Safeway parking lot by a 22-year-old who stated on YouTube he "won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver." Fifteen minutes after the news broke, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tweeted, "The price of gold today is at $1,368.90 an ounce."
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In f act, everything about SB 1070, Arizona's new ruthless immigration law signed last week seems refried.
An hour south of Tucson you'll find deserted silver mines used to make Confederate bullets in the latter days of the Civil War. The settlers of the region tried and failed to gain the federal government's protection for their business interests. Read more