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Unca Gore calls Obama "incompetent"; GOP akin to "Hitler Youth"

I do so enjoy Unca Gore. Gore Vidal: Obama ‘incompetent’ but GOP ‘like Hitler Youth’ | Raw Story
Storied writer and historian Gore Vidal, in a lengthy interview published Wednesday by The Independent, had more than a few stones to throw at modern Americana. Calling President Barack Obama "incompetent," Vidal predicted he will lose his bid for reelection amid the "madhouse" that is present-day politics. As for the political opposition, the iconic intellectual said that Republicans are no longer a party, having morphed into a "mindset," full of hate "like Hitler youth." ... On the election of President Obama, Vidal told The Independent that he was initially optimistic, but after witnessing the administration at work he's relegated himself to despair. "[He's] incompetent. He will be defeated for re-election. It's a pity because he's the first intellectual president we've had in many years, but he can't hack it. He's not up to it. He's overwhelmed." "[Obama] wants to be liked by everybody, and he thought all he had to do was talk reason," Vidal continued. "But remember – the Republican Party is not a political party. It's a mindset, like Hitler Youth. It's full of hatred. You're not going to get them aboard. Don't even try. The only way to handle them is to terrify them. He's too delicate for that."

New Oklahoma law will publicy post details of women’s abortions online

Think Progress � New Oklahoma law will publicy post details of women’s abortions online. This is completely abhorrent. It's being challenged in court, so keep your fingers crossed.
On Nov. 1, a law in Oklahoma will go into effect that will collect personal details about every single abortion performed in the state and post them on a public website. Implementing the measure will “cost $281,285 the first year and $256,285 each subsequent year.” Here are the first eight questions that women will have to reveal: 1. Date of abortion 2. County in which abortion performed 3. Age of mother 4. Marital status of mother (married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never married) 5. Race of mother 6. Years of education of mother (specify highest year completed) 7. State or foreign country of residence of mother 8. Total number of previous pregnancies of the mother Live Births Miscarriages Induced Abortions Although the questionnaire does not ask for name, address, or “any information specifically identifying the patient,” as Feminists for Choice points out, these eight questions could easily be used to identify a woman in a small community. . . .

October 07, 2009

Didn't Donald Rumsfeld Predict this Exact Eventuality?

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Arne Duncan is a lying pig

His plan for Chicago was to consolidate schools and send kids to schools outside their neighborhoods. This has of course led to massive amounts of fighting between street gangs. Rather than admit he was wrong -- as he is wrong about so much else related to education -- Obama and Daley's corporation man Duncan will tough it out. All it will cost is dead children. The Associated Press: Duncan: Chicago education plan not causing deaths
Duncan, who as the former head of Chicago Public Schools helped implemented the district's improvement plan, told reporters that is easy to point fingers, but the country needs to focus it's attention instead on the root of the problem. Since 2005, dozens of Chicago's public schools have been closed and thousands of students reassigned to campuses outside their neighborhoods — and often across gang lines — as part of Renaissance 2010. While the plan has resulted in replacing failing and low-enrollment schools with charter schools and smaller campuses, it has also led to a spike in violence that has increasingly turned deadly, many activists, parents and students say. Before the 2006 school year, an average of 10-15 public school students were fatally shot each year. That soared to 24 deadly shootings in the 2006-07 school year, 23 deaths and 211 shootings in the 2007-08 school year and 34 deaths and 290 shootings last school year. Few deaths have occurred on school grounds, but activists say it's no coincidence that violence spiked after the school closures.