Tuesday, August 29, 2006

In other news....

Paul McCartney pulled out of a charity fundraiser due to the split with second wife Heather Mills. As a result, the event was cancelled. However, he did donate a lot of money.

In news relating to Senator Bayh, here's a WaPo article on campaigning the Bayh way. The Bayh watch deals with Facebook.

Make sure to check out Alan Dershowitz's latest article.

Right on, Tom Lantos!
The ranking Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives’ International Relations Committee, Lantos said Sunday during a visit to Jerusalem that he was putting a hold on President Bush’s proposal to funnel $230 million in aid to Lebanon following Israel’s war with Hezbollah.

“The international community must use all our available means to stiffen Lebanon’s spine and to convince the government of Lebanon to have the new UNIFIL troops on the Syrian border in adequate numbers,” Lantos said, referring to a U.N. peacekeeper force which, for now, is to be deployed only in southern Lebanon.

“My purpose is not to withhold aid from Lebanon, my purpose is to persuade the government of Lebanon that the closing of the Lebanon-Syria border to arms smuggling from Iran and Syria is in the prime national interest of Lebanon and the Lebanese people.”
Here's an article on the newest member of the New York Mets: Shawn Green.

Here's one writer's view on the show that I missed on Sunday.

Honest Reporting uncovers some bias in the media.

Katherine Harris has outdone herself this time. What she says is just as bad, if not worse, than Ann Coulter.
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.), the leading GOP contender for a Florida U.S. Senate seat, said not electing Christians amounts to “legislating sin.

“If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you’re not electing Christians then in essence you are going to legislate sin,” Harris told the Florida Baptist Witness in an interview last week. “Whenever we legislate sin and we say abortion is permissible and we say gay unions are permissible, then average citizens who are not Christians, because they don’t know better, we are leading them astray and it’s wrong.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who is Jewish, told the Orlando Sentinel that Harris’ comments were “disgusting.”

Harris, who also described the separation of church and state as a “lie,” later issued a clarification to Fox News saying that she is pro-Israel and supports Holocaust education.
I'm not buying into the argument that Harris gives in the paragraph where she says that she supports education on the Shoah. If she supported such education, she wouldn't be saying filth like this.

Just a reminder of what happened last year.

Red Sox news:
August 27
Boston 3, Seattle 6
Losing pitcher - Kyle Snyder (3-3)
HR: Mike Lowell (15), David Ortiz (47)

August 28
Boston 0, Oakland 9
Losing pitcher - Kason Gabbard (0-3)

I think that's about all for now.

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