October 9th, 2009

Space Cadet

Way To Go Mr. President!

From the New York Times, 10-9-2009:

"OSLO — The Nobel Committee announced Friday that the annual peace prize was awarded to Barack Obama, just nine months into his presidency, “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”"

Nine months into Bush's presidency the country was reeling from the attacks of September 11th. In his defense, President Bush said that he hadn't had time to get up to speed on everything, so the fact that the country was blindsided by the attacks wasn't his fault.

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President Obama's inauguration, January 20, 2009. Photo by cdozo © 2009.
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We Only Want To Help...

I posted a response to an Op-Ed piece on Google Books that was written by the co-founder and technology president of Google Sergey Brin, which seems to me to be a bit like having the fox tell you who should guard the hen house.

Go and read what he said and what I said in response. Google Books is a bad thing. If it is allowed to happen the way that Google wants, they will be doing evil by stealing author's copyrights and taking away people's right to decide what can, and can't, be done with their art.
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It Takes Two To Make Three But One Aint Here

Why don't they have to reveal any information about the father?

From the http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/08/oklahoma-abortion-law-det_n_313779.html:

A new Oklahoma law requires physicians to disclose detailed information on women's abortions to the State's Department Of Health, which will then post the collected data on a public website. The controversial measure comes into effect on November 1 and will cost $281,285 to implement, $256,285 each subsequent year to maintain.

Oklahoma women undergoing abortion procedures will be legally forced to reveal:

1) Date of abortion
2) County in which abortion is performed
3) Age of mother
4) Marital status of mother
5) Race of mother
6) Years of education of mother
7) State or foreign country of residence of mother
8) Total number of previous pregnancies of the mother