08 September 2005

Striving for the 20%

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Wednesday he will veto a bill that would have made California the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through its elected lawmakers.

Schwarzenegger said the legislation, given final approval Tuesday by lawmakers, would conflict with the intent of voters when they approved an initiative five years ago. Proposition 22 was placed on the ballot to prevent California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries.


“Clearly he’s pandering to an extreme right wing, which was not how he got elected,” said Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, one of the bill’s sponsors.

Pandering to “an extreme right wing” by supporting an initiative that got over 61% of the vote?

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More on Muhammad al-Dura

The latest in a series of debunkings of the putative killing of Muhammad al-Dura. This time, in turns out that the extra footage, over an hour, that backed up the original claims, doesn’t exist and never did. Moverover, archival footage from other cameramen in the area show numerous staged “battles” going, all obviously faked. Worth reading.

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Close up hurrican pictures


Pictures from inside the eye of hurricane Katrina

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