The most recent—and extreme—example is Arizona. There, lawmakers are writing a 20-week abortion ban that starts counting off at the first day of a woman’s period. Yes, they’re arguing that you’re “pregnant” while you’re
PHOENIX, April 12 (Reuters) – Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed into law on Thursday a controversial bill that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, giving Republicans a win in ongoing..
“It took Romney millions of dollars and months of attacks to narrowly defeat a mental patient in a sweater vest.” –Andy Borowitz
The World-Is-a-Safer-Place-Without Saddam
- Two Coast Guard members shot dead at Alaska base
- Obama administration to Syria’s Assad: ‘Stop killing your people’
- Saudi-US talks focus on key issues
- Man gets 17 years for plot to kill GIs in Iraq
- White House: Failed NKorean launch ‘provocative’
- Putin calls NATO ‘relic of the Cold War’
Oh Great, Cyber Warfare
The Pentagon is establishing a fast-track acquisition process that would enable it to develop new cyber warfare capabilities within days or months if urgently needed, the Defense Department said in a report to Congress.
- Santorum corrects the record: I’m a fun guy
- Romney camp turns stay-at-home mom criticism into cash
- Newt Gingrich: ‘CNN is Less Biased Than Fox News’
- Fox News threatens Gawker’s ‘Fox Mole’ with legal action: ‘A crime has been comm …
- Gawker gets ‘Fox Mole’ legal threat, responds with photo of Bill …
- D.C. ‘Is the Source of Our Problems’: Beck Delivers The ‘Oval Office’ Speech Obama …
- Levi Johnston: Oops! We forgot the birth control pills on vacation
- Santorum Donor Foster Friess Hopes Obama’s ‘Teleprompters Are Bulletproof’
“Gingrich is $5 million in debt. And he’s the guy who was going to fix our economy.” –David Letterman
More Gun Deaths
Police shot and killed an armed man at a crowded Cracker Barrel restaurant where a woman and a girl had been killed and another person was wounded, sending customers fleeing out the back door.
Rock the Voter
- Biden: ‘War on women’ is real, will intensify
- Hasn’t worked? Obama stands up for Romney’s wife
- Obama says Air Force One travel is ‘not my choice’ in sharp exchange
- GSA spent millions in relocation costs
- Edwards’ trial starts with jury selection
“The teenage birth rate… is now the lowest it’s been in 70 years, and people are wondering why. Is it due to a resurgence of sexual abstinence? Is it due to teens acting more responsibly? Or is due to the fact that ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3′ is so awesome that boys don’t care about girls anymore?” –Jay Leno
Graphic by: Rev. Steve Hammond “The Gatekeeper”
Evening Show Host – 97.5 WONE
- Oil rises above $103 ahead of Iran nuclear talks
- Exxon awarded CEO total pay of $34.9 million in 2011
- China’s Hebei to invest $195 million in Canada iron ore miner
- Home prices close to bottoming, to rise in 2013
- Court: Managers don’t have to ensure lunch breaks
London Police Were Too Cozy with Rupert Murdoch’s Newspapers
Senior London police staff linked to the News Corp phone hacking scandal showed poor judgment, took bad decisions and got too close to journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, an independent watchdog said on Thursday.
“Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race. He wanted to ban gambling and outlaw pornography. And this is a guy who claims Romney is out of touch with America.” –David Letterman
Today is Friday, April 13, the 104th day of 2012.
There are 262 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 13, 1861, at the start of the Civil War, Fort Sumter in South Carolina fell to Confederate forces as the Union commander, Maj. Robert Anderson, agreed to surrender in the face of relentless bombardment.
On this date:
In 1598, King Henry IV of France endorsed the Edict of Nantes, which granted rights to the Protestant Huguenots. (The edict was abrogated in 1685 by King Louis XIV, who declared France entirely Catholic again.)
In 1742, Handel’s “Messiah” had its first public performance in Dublin, Ireland.
In 1743, the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell in the Virginia Colony.
In 1860, the Pony Express completed its inaugural run from St. Joseph, Mo. to Sacramento, Calif. in 10 days.
In 1912, the Royal Flying Corps, a predecessor of Britain’s Royal Air Force, was created.
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial.
In 1958, Van Cliburn of the United States won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition for piano in Moscow; Russian Valery Klimov won the violin competition.
In 1960, the U.S. Navy’s Transit 1B navigational satellite was successfully launched into orbit.
In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award for “Lilies of the Field.” (Patricia Neal was named Best Actress for “Hud”; Best Picture went to “Tom Jones.”)
In 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. (The astronauts managed to return safely.)
In 1986, Pope John Paul II visited the Great Synagogue of Rome in the first recorded papal visit of its kind to a Jewish house of worship.
In 1992, the Great Chicago Flood took place as the city’s century-old tunnel system and adjacent basements filled with water from the Chicago River.
Ten years ago: Venezuela’s interim president, Pedro Carmona, resigned a day after taking office in the face of protests by thousands of supporters of the ousted president, Hugo Chavez.
Five years ago: Iraq’s parliament met in an extraordinary session on a Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, and declared it would not bow to terrorism; a bouquet of red roses and a white lily sat in the place of a lawmaker killed in a parliament dining hall suicide bombing.
One year ago: Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were detained for investigation of corruption, abuse of power and killings of protesters. A federal jury in San Francisco convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice, but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he’d knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it. The NBA fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 for using a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee’s call.
Did you have a good time today?
Thank you Joseph!
Offline Contribution: Lisa Casey ~ PO Box 88 ~ Ashford, AL 36312
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What could be more adorable than six bulldog puppies sitting in a suitcase with their mother watching over them? As cute as the above photo is, it has a less-than-heartening beginning.
An Ohio man has been charged with animal abandonment after Humane Society authorities matched his name with a suitcase in which the six puppies had been trapped. The suitcase, allegedly belonging to Howard Davis, 53, had been left next to a garbage can in a Toledo alleyway.
The puppies were discovered after someone noticed their mother pacing around the closed suitcase.