Tags: Illinois, taxes
MIDDLE CLASS ILLINOIS MAY PAY 50% MORE TAXES: “Quinn said Friday that he plans to hike taxes for families that make more than $56,000 a year.“
Tags: sex education, teen pregnancy, teens
NEWT GRINGRICH PROPOSES PAYING TEENS: “Newt Gingrich, often cited as a Republican prospect for president in 2012, says the state should consider paying teenager girls not to get pregnant.”
I don’t think this plan is going to work in the long run, because who is going to pay the girl to not get pregnant out-of-wedlock when she gets out of high school? College? And beyond? Of course, I’m more concerned about the increase in general of single moms of all ages, and not just teenage single moms.
And what about teenage boys? Who is going to pay them to not sleep around?
Tags: Afghanistan, Islam, Sharia
AFGHAN STUDENT SENTENCED FOR DOWNLOADING WOMENS RIGHTS ARTICLES: “Sayed Pervez Kambaksh, the student journalist sentenced to death for blasphemy in Afghanistan, has been told he will spend the next 20 years in jail after the country’s highest court ruled against him – without even hearing his defence.”
Tags: Oregon, taxes
OREGON PROPOSES BICYCLE TAX: “a bill is proposed in Oregon that would require cyclists to pay a $54 registration every two years.”
Hmmm…. I wouldn’t mind paying a tax to help with upkeep of the roads, but if the cyclist also owns a car, couldn’t they simply lump the registrations together? Also, this does not bode well for cyclists’ privacy.
Tags: atheists, politics, religion, secularists
AMERICAN SECULAR HUMANISTS ON THE RISE: “As their numbers grow and the stigma of being nonreligious fades, nonbelievers are beginning to raise their voices to combat the influence of religion in politics.”
But someday everyone will embrace religion:
The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?”
Tags: Islam, Muslims, Saudi Arabia
Saudis sentence elderly widow to whipping: She didn’t even commit a crime! Not by our standards, anyway.
Prop 8 opponents gather signatures for two ballot measures: “They have already received a title and summary from the AG, so now they are in the signature collection stage.”
Tags: Democrats, politicians, scandals
Democrat attacks voter: “Get the f**k out of my office!”
Tags: aging, celebrities
Ugly, old celebrities: They don’t look so hot now.
Tags: banks, economy
Hmmm… Citigroup bonds have value? “Graybill says Citi’s short-term senior debt—bonds maturing in three years or less—is a safer bet because the government won’t let the company default.”
Exactly what conservatives don’t like about this deal.
Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I’ve been stressed out and sick, dealing with bad reports from my doctor regarding my pregnancy. Please pray that all goes well. Thanks for your support of this blog and I will now go back to posting when I can.