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February 13, 2006

Quote of the Day

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Did you hear Sam Brownback made a movie? It's about two cowboys who meet, go straight and decide to devote their lives to stopping stem cell research. It's called, "Brownback Mountain."

— Attributed (outside of quotation marks) to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.)

January 16, 2006

They're Not Dangerous Because They're Cartoons

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Malbug_13Ever since the days of "Davey and Goliath," the religious right has relied on the power of animation to ensure that our kids clean their plates, and keep it in their pants until marriage.

Now, SNL's "Saturday TV Funhouse" has hit upon some new characters to teach children valuable lessons, such as: "Pat Robertson," who sits pontificates from a giant toadstool about why God strikes certain people down with strokes; "Darwin," a dopey evolutionist; and "The Celi-bots," chastity-belted automatons that transform into getaway vehicles whenever they are at risk of forsaking their carnal treasure.

Oh, and Hillary Clinton makes a cameo as an ogre who wants to kill gay stem cells.

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July 29, 2005

Frist Breaks With Bush on Stem Cells

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Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has rolled the dice on Middle America, breaking with President Bush's hard-line stance on stem-cell research.

The gambit could be seen as a move to moderate his rightward plunge since becoming the Senate's Republican leader and boost his presidential aspirations by earning cred with centrist voters.

But will the decision do anything to raise his profile among the oddsmakers, who currently rate him as No. 4 for the GOP nomination, barely ahead of Mitt Romney?  The three horses currently leading the GOP pack are all arguably to the left of Frist on most issues.

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