Here are three items from the local and national news:
1. The traffic report on our local conservative talk-radio station is now sponsored by…..get this……Al Jazeera News! So, along with your morning and evening drive-time Talk Radio from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michael Medved, you now hear plugs from Jihad Central. The more you hear about them, the more they hope you will see them as legitimate. Hmmmm….
2. More ominously, the State Attorney General has issued an opinion that any hospital that offers maternity services must also offer abortion services. This is in response to the local Catholic hospital chain merging with other local hospitals (not Catholic) So now religious institutions who run their health-care branches according to their own religious principles, will be persecuted by the State Government if they try to run their hospitals following their religious precepts. Do you really think the Catholic hospital system will give up maternity services? I foresee a battle royal over this issue.
3. Bradley Manning, recently convicted of egregious crimes of releasing classified government documents to an organization whose reason for being is bringing down the US Government, and sentenced to 35 years in prison for his crimes, has declared that he is NOT a Male, but a Female (Chelsea!), and wishes to begin hormone therapy immediately, to convert from Male to Female. ON YOUR DIME!! Do you really want to pay for his sex-conversion therapy while he is in Federal Prison?? [with apologies to Rush Limbaugh, do you want to pay for Bradley Manning's "chopadickoffamy" operation??]