PA in Maryland is not Pennsylvania

A bill passed by the Maryland House and sent to the Maryland Senate was released to the full Senate yesterday by the Senate Rules Committee.  This bill is known as HB235.

Maryland’s HB235 is a discrimination bill dealing with gender identity.  It defines gender identity as “a gender-related identity or appearance of an individual, regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth.”  It would protect transgender individuals from discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and lending.

The italics in the bill’s definition, indicating my astonishment, are mine.  (more…)

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Published in: on April 8, 2011 at 2:47 am  Leave a Comment  
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Revisiting “The Three Little Pigs Revisited”

Who can forget the immortal lines:  “Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin.” and  “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.”

It’s from that exciting children’s classic, The Three Little Pigs: The terrifying story of three little pink cutsies being traumatized by the ever villainous wolf.  (more…)

Published in: on March 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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I draw the line at schizophrenia

There is an epidemic in a disease that is running rampant in America now.  I call it organizational schizophrenia.

The beginning of this epidemic was caused by the federal government policy that everyone should be able to buy their own home. (more…)

Published in: on March 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm  Comments (2)  
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Success in our Courts!

It’s a success!  Ahmed Ghailani was convicted of conspiracy to destroy US property. We can afford to ignore those other 284 counts of which he was acquitted. (more…)

Published in: on November 18, 2010 at 11:33 pm  Comments (3)  
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Blasphemy is a capital offence . . . but asking for ID is a Human Rights Abuse

On Monday, November 8, 2010 Aasya (or Asia) Bibi, a 45 year old mother of 5 (the oldest is 20) was sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy. (more…)

Published in: on November 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm  Comments (1)  

How Many New York Times Experts Does It Take to Multiply 2 Numbers Together?

My question is:  How many New York Times experts does it take to multiply 2 numbers together?  I wondered this after a recent foreign press briefing. (more…)

Published in: on November 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Marching to a Different Drummer

I learned it when I was young.  The saying was so widespread that all anyone had to say was “different drummer” and everyone understood.  In fact, the entire quote, by Henry David Thoreau, is

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” (more…)

Published in: on October 31, 2010 at 8:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Keep swimming, Nancy

I have been having an unsettling nightmare lately in which I have been in a shipwreck in shark-infested waters.  My 110 pound dog is drifting with me on a small lifeboat that can only hold two—her and me.  I view someone else from the shipwreck swimming towards me.  As she gets closer, I realize that it’s Nancy Pelosi!  “Let me in!” she pleads.  I am so torn.   I have a hard time sharing a continent with this woman, but I’m supposed to let her on my boat? (more…)

Published in: on October 25, 2010 at 11:35 pm  Comments (1)  
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Pile on Arizona

There was a lot of brouhaha over Arizona’s immigration law.  The coverage in the news has died down, but the fight has gotten a lot more bizarre and a lot nastier. (more…)

Published in: on October 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm  Comments (2)  
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Beating . . . er . . . Honoring Your Wife the Shariah Way

Get ready for the hope and change!  We approach it every day.

In an ABC “Townhall” hosted by Christiana Amanpour on October 3 entitled “Holy War: Should Americans Fear Islam?”, one of the guests was Anjem Choudary.  Mr. Choudary is a Muslim cleric stating openly that the goal of Islam is to have a single world Caliphate where everyone is either Muslim or dead. I do not say that this is the goal of Radical Islam because I am talking about Mr. Choudary’s representations and his is the only true kind of Islam, which is not Radical.  I emphasize openly lest I be accused of spreading a conspiracy theory, which requires secretiveness and stealth.  For those of you who are Radical Islam Deniers, you should perhaps look up the other 377,465 times that this goal has been publicly stated in English. (more…)

Published in: on October 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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