More trouble for the Episcopal Church

Sharon had a brief article on the troubles of the Episcopal Church USA on her site, and I had a much longer one here. And in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer I found yet another problem for our Episcopal friends. Budget trouble in Episcopal diocese A special session of the Pa. convention will be asked to approve …

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Politically radical?

You Are 40% Politically Radical You’ve got a few unusual political ideas, but overall you’re a pretty mainstream person. Chances are that you’re turned off by both the radical right and looney left. Are You a Political Radical? I guess it depends: I checked “yes” for both opposition to capital punishment (associated, I suppose, with …

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406

The final numbers on a gruesome toll are in, and the good citizens of the City of Brotherly Love managed to send 406 of their fellow good citizens to their eternal rewards. Some people might not like my habit of asking uncomfortable questions about Philadelphia and its murder rate. It has become convenient for politicians, …

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Democrat Civility on Display

I haven’t said for a while how much I’m gonna love having Democrats in charge of Congress, so I’m saying it now. Digby can complain in typical, churlish, Democrat (yes, Democrat) mode about Republican glee at Democrats having to do something besides obstruct government, but I find nothing more amusing than watching Democrats deal with …

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Sent by a friend: source unknown

WEATHER BULLETIN–DENVER Up here, in the “Mile-High City”, we just recovered from a Historic event— may I even say a “Weather Event” of “Biblical Proportions” — with a historic blizzard of up to 44″ inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists …

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These people ought to be permanently ineligible for federal assistance

New Orleans repeats mistakes as it rebuilds Many houses in areas that Katrina flooded are not on raised platforms By Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post Updated: 4:35 a.m. ET Jan 4, 2007 NEW ORLEANS – By ones and twos, homeowners here are reinhabiting neighborhoods, even the most devastated ones, and many view their return as …

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The al Qaeda – Iraq connection

It has become an axiom for our liberal friends to claim that President Bush was trying to make up some connection between al Qaeda and Iraq, to justify the invasion. Well, Frank Staheli has done the digging, and it seems that it was the Clinton Administration which was claiming an al Qaeda/ Iraq connection. It’s …

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Maybe if he’d done this a few years ago, we’d still have a Republican-controlled Congress

Too little, too late, or: why didn’t he have the cojones to do this years ago? Bush calls on Congress to cut back pet projects President to submit 5-year budget proposal to balance budget by 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush said Wednesday he’ll submit a five-year budget proposal that will balance the federal budget …

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