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Arizona GOP Senator Wants Mandatory Church

Yesterday, 06:59 PM

No, really.




During a committee debate on allowing concealed guns in public buildings, the Republican senator said mandatory church attendance would stem a moral crisis she says is eroding the "soul of America."


"I believe what's happening to our country is that there's a moral erosion of the soul of America," she said. "It's the soul that is corrupt. How we get back to a moral rebirth I don't know. Since we are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have. Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth."


Because the bill they were debating when she brought this whole thing up was a bill allowing guns in all public buildings.



Next Up for the GOP: Carly Fiorina

Yesterday, 12:14 PM



Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Sunday that she is almost certain she will run for the GOP nomination for president. Fiorina told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace that there is a “very high” chance she will run, and followed it up by specifying that the probability is “higher than 90 percent.”

If she decides to run, Fiorina wants to wait until late April or early May to announce, she said.


Although she was fired from HP, laid off 30,000 of its workers and its stock price was cut in half during her tenure as CEO, she's going to run on the platform as a shrewd economist and business person?


NCGOP Wants to Eliminate Zoning Protest Petitions

23 March 2015 - 11:12 AM

So, when Sheetz decides they want to build one of those rather large and red gas stations/drive-thru fast food/convenience stores next door to you, you may not have the right to mobilize the neighborhood and organize a petition to fight the zoning change. 





A Democratic representative believes he had enough votes Thursday at the state legislature to change a controversial bill dealing with local land-use rezonings, but the Republican committee chairman ruled otherwise after a voice vote.

The disagreement came during a meeting Thursday of the N.C. House’s committee on local government. The 23-member committee was considering House Bill 201, which would reduce landowners’ influence over the development of neighboring property.

Most city council decisions are decided by a majority vote. But some rezonings can require approval of three-fourths of the governing body – if they’re the subject of a “protest petition.” The extra requirement is triggered when people owning 5 percent of the 100-foot buffer around the land make a formal protest.

The proposed legislation would eliminate that process, which has shaped a wide range of land-use projects statewide.

Apex Republican Rep. Paul Stam, a House leader and bill sponsor, said that the petitions are an “assault” on property owners’ rights.



Russel Wilson Contract News

20 March 2015 - 08:00 PM

Since it will likely have a bearing on Cam's next contract:




ESPN's Terry Blount reports the Seahawks are "very close" to a contract extension for Russell Wilson.

"From what I've been told they're very close, they're just trying to make sure every single thing is in place," Blount said. "It's going to be bigger and crazier and different from what any contract has ever been." There's been speculation Wilson could give the Seahawks a hometown discount if his deal is fully guaranteed. The Seahawks want Wilson to take less money in exchange for financial stability. Seattle currently has $14.2 million in salary-cap space.

Texas Ends High School 'Roid Testing Program

20 March 2015 - 10:41 AM



AUSTIN, Texas -- When Texas officials launched a massive public high school steroids testing program over fears of rampant doping from the football fields to the tennis courts, they promised a model program for the rest of the country to follow.

But almost no one followed. And after spending $10 million testing more than 63,000 students to catch just a handful of cheaters, Texas lawmakers appear likely to defund the program this summer. If they do, New Jersey and Illinois will have the only statewide high school steroids testing programs.

Even those who pushed for the Texas program in 2007 now call it a colossal misfire, either a waste of money or too poorly designed to catch the drug users some insist are slipping through the cracks.


That's about $158 per test.... wow. Just think what $10M can do for a state's education budget rather than drug testing students.

I'm now waiting for the headlines announcing an accelerated execution program for the state prison system. Gotta clear off the backlog of death row executions...