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The anti-vaccination bat signal must have gone out
because now Rand Paul is making the same remarks as Chris Christie. http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/rand-paul-vaccines-can-lead-mental-disorders-n298821 In an interview with the network ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 02/02/2015 143 153 1 -
NC House bill would prevent teens from getting STD treatment
The North Carolina House Committee on Health and Human Services passed a bill that would prevent teenagers from receiving counseling or treatment for sexually transmitted infections unless they have ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/08/2013 54 60 - -
Mitt Romney wants you to reproduce more
Mitt (who?) Romney spoke to a graduating class from Southern Virginia University over the weekend and told graduates they should get hitched and have a passel o'young-uns right quick. "If you meet a ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/02/2013 100 85 - -
Academic publications and Aaron Swartz
I am sad about the overeager prosecution and tragic death of Aaron Swartz. Since I have a little experience in the world of academic publications I have been thinking about how things can change in ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 01/15/2013 40 18 - -
Prop 37: two alternative viewpoints
If you live in California, you may be deciding how to vote on Proposition 37. Prop 37 is an initiative which would require the labeling of GMO foods. Since I was seeking information on how to vote, ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 10/25/2012 79 23 - -
Contraception turns men gay and kills you!
Such is the message of a new and VERY SCARY video from a group of nuns in Ohio. Here's Jezebel's take on it , and here is the very informative video itself:
pat of butter in a sea of grits 10/02/2012 90 54 - 350
A look at the Oath Keepers
I read Markos's diary about Clark County, Nev.'s Republican party being taken over by Ron Paul fans. The diary includes an image of a billboard suggesting that people check out oathkeepers.org. I ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 06/05/2012 44 29 - 274
Formidable Candidate Orly Taitz
H/T to Seneca Doane for linking to this poll . In the beginning of April, SurveyUSA did a poll of 1,314 likely California voters that asked who they plan to vote for in this June's California ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/24/2012 25 5 - 175
What the right thinks about Romney's bullying
I checked out Redstate to see what they were saying. Warning: you may wish to have your eyes washed after reading this. I won't link to it.
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/11/2012 44 30 - 343
Moran challenges Obama's birth certificate
Link to article Two New Jersey birthers are challenging President Obama's position on the primary ballot in New Jersey. Nick Purpura, of Monmouth County, has filed a challenge along with Ocean ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 04/09/2012 71 31 - 388
A look at the three California tax proposals - UPDATE: Brown/CFT compromise
Next November, Californians may be faced with three different ballot measures attempting to raise revenue for our state. The California Budget Project has released some comparisons of the sources ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 03/14/2012 25 9 1 102
Sports culture and the portrayal of women
I like sports. This is not a diary about hating sports. I'm going to say that right off the bat. I grew up playing soccer, ran on the cross-country team when I was in high school, and went to a ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 03/09/2012 33 16 - 123
Rick Santorum used to be pro-choice
Sorry if this has been diaried already - I missed it if so. Santorum In '95: 'I Was Basically Pro-Choice All My Life, Until I Ran For Congress'
pat of butter in a sea of grits 03/01/2012 23 11 - 140
NH legislator suggests married couples practice abstinence
Link to Huffington Post article Republican lawmaker Lynne Blankenbeker suggested yesterday that married couples who can't afford birth control can use condoms or abstinence, because they're ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 02/17/2012 47 21 - 256
Marco Rubio's financial problems (updated)
Senator Marco Rubio has been having some problems with his personal finances which ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 01/26/2012 47 43 3 378
Be careful what you ask for
A few years ago, Republicans (and some Democrats too, but mainly Republicans) donated money to gather enough signatures to ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 01/11/2012 29 79 - 599
On Republican primary polls...
In looking at how the Republican candidates are doing now, I became curious how predictive the polls at this time in 2007 leading up to the 2008 Republican primaries were of the final results. As it ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 09/14/2011 13 2 - 43
Not breaking: Newt Gingrich continues to be delusional
In U.S. News, Paul Bedard offers up some weak tea suggesting that maybe Newt ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 09/01/2011 17 10 - 104
Californians: Health insurance bill withdrawn
I have bad news - AB52, the bill jpmassar and Seneca Doane have done such a great job of following and encouraging phone calls, was withdrawn by the author today rather than be voted on. http://www....
pat of butter in a sea of grits 08/31/2011 30 30 1 231
Parents choosing not to immunize: Nevada County, CA
Yesterday, Capitol Public Radio in Sacramento ran a piece on the California county with the lowest immunization rates - Nevada County. You ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 08/30/2011 87 26 - 248
Hey Californians... AB52 (health insurance) good news!
Thanks to work from many folks here, including notably jpmassar and Seneca Doane, I bring you the good news that AB52, regulation of insurance rates, has passed out of the Appropriations Committee ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 08/25/2011 36 39 - 193
Explosion in Oslo
Very little is out there online yet but I saw this link and used Google Translate: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article4180673....
pat of butter in a sea of grits 07/22/2011 227 130 2 1469
70 California state parks to close
Link to SacBee ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/13/2011 233 118 2 816
I have some questions about Donald Trump's driver's license.
[H/T OIL GUY ]
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/05/2011 25 18 - 132
California school year may go to 160 days next year
The Sacramento Bee reported this morning that among the options for closing the budget hole would be ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/04/2011 18 12 1 163
Hope dims for June ballot on CA tax extensions
Yesterday afternoon Jerry Brown announced that he has given up talks with legislative Republicans on ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 03/30/2011 44 11 - 115
Californians support extending taxes
Just a quick diary in case you have not seen the latest Field Poll results on the California ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 03/16/2011 15 20 1 126
Turnout: a little data
There have been a few diaries this morning on turnout, so I thought I would provide a bit of data, based on turnout numbers and some percentages from a diary from earlier today.
pat of butter in a sea of grits 03/10/2011 43 21 3 217
White supremacist murdered in suburban Sacramento
The Sacramento Bee reported this morning that the rather ironically named David Lynch, founder of the hate ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 03/03/2011 45 28 - 329
Balancing California's budget
Last week the Sacramento Bee asked readers to weigh in using an interactive exercise that allowed them to rank various possible means of cutting the state budget. The options were all within a ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 02/23/2011 14 14 - 101
Polling methodology: testing messages
Greetings polling and statistical geeks! I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion about the methodology around testing political messages. This is something that has been kicking ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 02/21/2011 21 8 - 70
California politics group?
I'm wondering if there would be interest in creating a group for diaries about politics in California.
pat of butter in a sea of grits 02/20/2011 25 18 - 96
History: Traditional marriage
We often read that marriage has traditionally been a religious ceremony and therefore, we cannot separate religion from marriage. We should “get the state out of marriage” back to where ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 01/28/2011 38 45 4 313
In this moment of healing...
Reading Meteor Blades' and teacherken's diaries and listening to the President's speech, I was beginning, momentarily, to feel a sense that people were sick of hate speech, and that maybe something ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 01/13/2011 15 6 - 33
In the past, immigrants learned English right away. Right?
Oklahoma passed an English-only bill the other week to make English the only language for state business. In ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 11/21/2010 172 37 - 77
Rasmussen and poll questions (w/poll)
I was lucky (?) enough to pick up the phone Monday evening to receive a poll from Rasmussen. Results from this ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 09/08/2010 11 6 - 51
Politicians on Twitter
I was looking over Twitter's suggestions of who to follow in different areas, and was surprised to see how few people are following some of the Republican Party's brightest stars. Like our good ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 07/14/2010 14 4 - 36
ORLY?
Orly Taitz went down in the Republican primary for Secretary of State in California last night, gaining only 25.7 percent of the vote. Her ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 06/09/2010 86 24 - 49
In which J.K. Rowling predicts the future
I'm reading the Harry Potter series to my kids. Right now we are on Book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . The ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/28/2010 45 16 1 48
A U.S. success story in bicycling: Davis, CA
How do we improve the ability to bicycle in the United States? I thought I'd share some information from a success story, Davis, California, the first (and one of only three) U.S. cities to have ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 05/26/2010 43 39 2 217
SheKos: Family leave - we're even farther behind than you thought.
Welcome to SheKos! SheKos is a diary series for all Kossacks to explore issues related to feminism, women's history, and equality. We seek to find solutions within and ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 12/08/2009 30 45 - 308
Meg Whitman and politicians who don't vote
The Sacramento Bee did an investigative report last week on Meg Whitman's voting record - or lack thereof. Meg Whitman is the ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 09/28/2009 50 30 - 65
Antifeminism advocacy
Why, oh why, do I ever venture over to the wingnut side of the blogosphere? I do it and then deeply regret it. I did it today in order to find out what they were saying about health care, but got ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 08/11/2009 58 14 - 36
Michele Bachmann continues her attack on the Census
A few weeks ago, Michele Bachmann (R-Crazytown) indicated she would not fill out her Census form because ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 07/14/2009 68 20 1 28
Another 200th birthday: Edgar Allan Poe
The poet and short-story writer Edgar Allan Poe was born 200 years ago, on January 19, 1809. He turned 200 the day before Obama's inauguration. Poe is perhaps best known ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 02/13/2009 30 12 1 2
Health care system failure results in "not guilty" verdict
The week before the inauguration, I served on a jury for a statutory rape trial. I have served on one previous jury, and this seemed like an ordinary sort of trial, except that a crucial component ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 01/30/2009 5 6 - 16
Meanwhile, over at Redstate...
Seeing all the delight over here on our side, I was curious what they were thinking over on the other side. Turns out that rather than being depressed, they have moved wholeheartedly into utter ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 11/03/2008 31 15 - 1
Obama's visit to Elko, Nevada
Barack Obama went to Elko, Nevada on Wednesday for a rally that was attended by more than 1,500 people, and followed it up with a trip to Las Vegas. This trip marked his 16th visit to Nevada this ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 09/19/2008 23 13 - 21
CA same-sex marriage: "Our rights have been violated"
Today's Sacramento Bee has an article about a young heterosexual couple who are fighting California's new marriage license forms because ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 09/16/2008 154 39 1 29
More on ballot petition fraud
Many of you have read Vikingkingq's excellent diary on ballot petition fraud in California. I encountered the same situation a few ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 11/16/2007 14 19 - 78
Donations in the West
This week's High Country News has an interesting piece covering political donations for the 2008 presidential election in ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 08/15/2007 4 1 - 6
University admissions and religion: UC vs. Christian schools
The University of California system (representing all the UCs) is being sued by the Association of Christian Schools and the Calvary Chapel Christian School of Murrieta, CA, over their admissions ...
pat of butter in a sea of grits 12/04/2006 24 23 2 6
Photoblog: Charlie Brown & Joseph Wilson
pat of butter in a sea of grits 10/22/2006 13 10 1 70
Did your representative sign the Marriage Protection Pledge?
pat of butter in a sea of grits 10/20/2006 7 2 - 42
Foley frame: just another fox guarding the henhouse
pat of butter in a sea of grits 10/03/2006 5 8 - -
Alternative energy in California: Prop 87
pat of butter in a sea of grits 08/11/2006 27 16 - 146
California and stem cell research
pat of butter in a sea of grits 07/20/2006 13 11 - 143
Demzilla vs. Mothra (er, Voter Vault)
pat of butter in a sea of grits 06/29/2006 46 38 6 202
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