Sen. John McCain today challenged Democrats and fellow Republicans wavering on the Iraq war to “subordinate a temporary political advantage” and renew their commitment to funding and finishing the war. “So long as we have a chance to prevail, we must try to prevail,” he said, adding that he wondered when Democrats cheered on the House floor passage of a timetable bill: “What were they celebrating? Defeat? Surrender?”
This nation’s safety should come before anyone’s political party or ego. Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
The Senate approved legislation today to relax the restrictions that President Bush has placed on embryonic stem cell research, but not by enough to override a threatened presidential veto.
It seems the more evidence that comes in that it’s adult stem cell research that shows the most promise, the more the Dems push for embryonic. Do they like the idea of destroying potential life?
Flabby schoolchildren would get more exercise under a Senate bill passed Wednesday that sets firm standards for daily physical education in kindergarten through the eighth grade.
It’s pretty sad when it takes state legislation to require kids get exercise. Way back when, we had no choice but to take gym until the 9th grade. Obviously, in elementary school, we had recess, organized games outside, or during inclement weather, square dancing or some such thing in the cafeteria.
Iraqi militia fighters are being trained in Iran to build and use deadly armor-piercing roadside bombs and complex attack strategies against American forces, the US military said.
First, I wouldn’t call them ‘militia’. Second, and I repeat myself…..these are the people Queen Nan wants to chat with?
Temperatures well into the 80s and even 90s are likely to be a common feature of summer in Britain once more. “This summer is, yet again, likely to be warmer than normal,” a Met Office spokesman said. There was “a high probability” that the average summer temperature would exceed the 1971-2000 long-term average of 14.1C (57F).
Maybe the Brits should think about planting those grapevines again, like they did back in the Middle Ages? 🙂
The state is trying to acquire a significant private collection of Abraham Lincoln artifacts whose centerpiece is an iconic stovepipe hat worn by the 16th president and valued by one expert at $5 million.
Maybe it’s just me, but shouldn’t that type of thing be in the Smithsonian?
NBC News dropped Don Imus yesterday, canceling his talk show on its MSNBC cable news channel a week after Mr. Imus made a racially disparaging remark about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.
So, when is ABC going to toss Rosie? Not that I care, but shouldn’t there be a goose and gander thing? Hateful is hateful, no matter who says them.
Late Tuesday, an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, said water vapor has been found in the atmosphere of the Jupiter-like planet located 150 light years from Earth.
Cool. Ok, let’s all hop into the station wagon and go take a look. 🙂