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KRYGYZSTAN VOTES–BUT WAS THE ELECTION FAIR?

By thisistwitchy  •  February 27, 2005 03:24 PM

Polls closed today in Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections. The results are expected tomorrow, according to VOA News, but one opposition leader is already alleging violations of election regulations. The Institute for War and Peace Reporting says protests about the integrity of the election process began about one week ago in Talas where “supporters of parliamentary hopeful […]

NBC: NETWORK BLASPHEMING CATHOLICS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 27, 2005 12:26 PM

Last week, the NBC-TV sitcom “Committed” decided to use the Holy Eucharist as a cheap comedy prop. (Hat tip to one of my favorite bloggers: The Anchoress.) The Catholic League describes the show: During the February 22 episode of the NBC-TV sitcom, “Committed,” two non-Catholics are mistakenly given Holy Communion at a Catholic funeral Mass. […]

REAL ID ACT LOOPHOLES

By thisistwitchy  •  February 26, 2005 07:00 AM

The Real ID Act, which recently passed the House by a 261-to-161 vote, has been portrayed by both supporters and opponents as banning drivers’ licenses for illegal aliens. As the sponsor of the bill, Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.), told Human Events, “an applicant for a driver’s license or renewal must prove […]

WHAT WILL THE VACCINE PUSHERS SAY NOW?

By thisistwitchy  •  February 26, 2005 07:00 AM

Earlier this month a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found no evidence that flu shots reduce deaths among the elderly. This morning brings word from The Lancet that flu shots don’t work at all among another large high-risk group: children under the age of 2. Reuters reports: There is no evidence that […]

SICKO OF THE DAY

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 12:51 PM

Look what this woman did while her toddler was in the back seat of her car. Trevor Bothwell of The Right Report has much more, if you can stomach it.

ANOTHER BIZARRE TWIST IN THE WARD CHURCHILL SAGA

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 08:21 AM

Check out these two pieces of art. The first, drawn by the late artist Thomas E. Mails, was published in a 1972 book called The Mystic Warriors of the Plains. The second, titled “Winter Attack,” was “drawn” by University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill. Photo credit: CBS4 Denver. Photo credit: CBS4 Denver. CBS4 Denver has […]

MUST SEE TV

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 07:35 AM

Columnist Mark Steyn is scheduled to appear on C-SPAN this morning at 9 am eastern time. (hat tip: Frum)

DAS BOOTS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 06:53 AM

There’s lots of buzz about Condi’s black leather, high-heeled boots. Robin Givhan of the Washington Post spins an entire, breathless article out of the Secretary of State’s attire (it’s Givhan’s schtick). An excerpt: When looking at the image of Rice in Wiesbaden, the mind searches for ways to put it all into context. It turns […]

MEDIA BIAS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 06:17 AM

When FDA panelists on COX-2 inhibitors have industry ties it’s considered a big story, but when panelists on federal and state immunization panels have ties to vaccine manufacturers few seem to notice or care. Why is one story more newsworthy than the other?

CALLING TYPE O BLOOD DONORS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 12:04 AM

There’s a Marine who needs you. From the Bakersfield Californian: LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) – A Marine who received a liver transplant because of a near-fatal infection that developed after his return from Iraq may now need a bone marrow transplant. Lance Cpl. Christopher LeBleu, 22, has a “high probability” of needing the transplant because […]

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