CA ACTION ALERT: Stop the Fabricator

Right now in CA petitions are being circulated for intiatives that will be placed on a November special election.  This election will cost $70 million dollars to hold, and if the intiatives pass, even more money will be spent at a time our budget is busted.

I am outraged as my local high school district is facing a $10 million shortfall, has issued 400 layoff notices to teachers and is considering cutting one period from the school day.  But there is $70 million to push the “special interests” of the Fabricators agenda?

If you live in CA PLEASE get involved to help us inform the public about these intiatives, help us to ask the voters of this state NOT to sign these petitions.

How can you help?  Read below.


From Lou Sheldon

Activist “Republican” Judge Says CA Marriage Law Unconstitutional:

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer, described in the press as a Catholic and Republican, ruled on March 14 that California’s Proposition 22 is unconstitutional and violates the equal protection clause of the California Constitution.

Proposition 22 was passed in 2000 by 61.4% of the voters. It requires the government to define marriage as a one-man, one-woman union under California law.

Because Catholics and Republicans couldn’t disagree on this, could they?


As for the “61.4%,” this is a game both liberals and conservatives play. What’s right is right, regardless of the percentages. Law in the United States has always been used to protect the minority from the majority; it’s part of the great American tradition of representative democracy. But I suppose whining about the results of an unpopular decision is also a great American tradition.

Is it just me, or does the site have a problem?

Every time I click on one of the regional threads, or a new diary, the new page loads and is displayed for only 3 to 5 seconds before it is replaced by a page which is blank apart from the ‘blogads’ strip down the left-hand side of the page.  My machine displays this page indefinitely, indicating that it has not completed the download.  I can click the browser’s ‘back’ button and restore the page I want perfectly.

Strikes me something may not be working.  I’ve got a broadband connection and I’m browsing with Firefox on a Windows XP OS with plenty of computing power.  I haven’t had this problem before today on this site, and i don’t have the problem with other sites.

Anybody else have similar problems?

Religious News Roundup

As many of you know by now, I’ve recently started a new job, which cuts back on the number of links I can collect for these roundups. But here’s what we’ve been covering over at the faithforward news desk in the last week or so:

Govt Employees May Have Falsified Yucca Mtn Docs

Fake news, fake documents. What else is new.

But, David Hobson, R-Ohio, chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee that controls the dollars for Yucca Mountain, says “the problem did not appear too serious and that he did not think it would throw Yucca Mountain off track.”

Nothin’ here, folks. Keep movin’ along.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Government employees may have falsified documents related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada, the Energy Department said Wednesday. The disclosure could jeopardize the project’s ability to get a federal permit to operate the dump.

During preparation for a license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the department said it found a number of e-mails from 1998 through 2000 in which an employee of the U.S. Geological Survey “indicated that he had fabricated documentation of his work.” …

Give ’em hell, Harry

In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the development “proves once again that DOE must cheat and lie in order to make Yucca Mountain look safe.”

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