June 10, 2005
That time of year
Posted by Joseph Coletti at 2:10 PM
The Va. governor who does not share the name of a former Redskins coach is also getting ready to run in 2008. According to the Washington Post,
Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) is forming a federal political action
committee and has hired a former top aide to Vice President Al Gore to
advise him on national politics, the governor's top political aide in
Warner heads the National Governors Association and led its efforts to develop a Medicaid reform alternative.
Posted by Joseph Coletti at 1:52 PM
Most people in North Carolina don't know who Fred Holborn
was, but he provided first-hand experience of US foreign policy, how
Congress works, and numerous anecdotes to generations of students who
are now in government, the media, banking,
and elsewhere. Prof. Holborn started the annual crisis simulation
(policy wonk wargame) that allowed us to save or destroy the world in a
weekend while in school so we'd be better prepared to do more of the
former and less of the latter in real life.
Good teachers and professors always need to be recognized, even if it's after the fact.
The Transgendered Employee Dilemma
Posted by Paul Chesser at 09:24 AM
USA Today examines the question, "What do employers do when their workers change their gender?"
Well, my first thought is, if he becomes a she, you cut her pay, and if she becomes a he, you raise his pay. Come to think of it, that's how we can solve the whole gender pay gap problem!
David and Diane
New Ipswich Leads Fight Against Illegal Immigration
Posted by Paul Chesser at 09:01 AM
No joke: a small-town police chief in New Hampshire is getting national attention for his initiative to arrest illegals on routine traffic stops and charge them with trespassing.
New Hampshire's trespassing law...states: "A person is guilty of criminal trespass if, knowing he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place."
(The police department) planned to demand that illegal immigrants report to an immigration office within 72 hours of pleading guilty.
The local prosecutor and the state attorney general gave a "thumbs-up" to the idea. Let's see where this goes nationally.
Posted by John Hood at 08:56 AM
In certain circles, the following story would almost certainly be called “Don Carrington bait”:
The design specifications for that proposed ferry pier on the Outer Banks are coming out. You know, the one that will use the taxpayers’ money and be the longest pier on the Eastern seaboard — so that fewer than 10 students a day can take a ferry to school rather than ride a bus to a closer school in a neighboring county. The one that has led to charges of federal crimes. That pier.
You can’t say the powers-that-be aren’t being thoughtful about this next step, however:
At high tide, the pier will stand at least four feet off the water's surface to allow access under the structure by people using kayaks and canoes, Myers said. The pier also will be designed high enough off the water so as to provide adequate shade to the aquatic vegetation underneath.
Won’t someone please think of the children — and the seaweed?
The Chaotic Dean Press Conference
Posted by Paul Chesser at 08:34 AM
Heard out of Harry Reid's office yesterday:
"I think a lot of this is exactly what Republicans want, and that's a diversion."
(It's the Republicans' fault)
"You guys should be ashamed of yourselves."
(It's the media's fault)
Oh, and apparently the question of the day, from Brian Wilson of Fox News (not the Beach Boys):
"If people are focused on the other things that you've said about hating Republicans, about Republicans being dishonest and then this latest comment about the Republican Party is full of white Christians. You say you hate Republicans -- does that mean you also'' (hate white Christians)?
Reports that "Yeeeeaaaaaggghhhhh" was heard behind closed doors after the media left could not be confirmed.
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