Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What We Need to Know Today

Councilwoman Donna Frye, a Democrat, environmental activist and surf shop owner will face former Police Chief Jerry Sanders in a mayoral runoff election this fall. Frye got 43% of the vote. She needed 50% to prevent a runoff. Talk about your atypical candidate.

Women in India continue organizing under extremely difficult conditions.

USA Today has an editorial by Laura Vanderkam (never heard of her before) saying that even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe, few states would actually ban abortions. Ms. Vanderkam- before you write an editorial about this hot button issue, I urge you to get a clue. You might have your statistics right but Row is so much more than statistics. You have to take into account the political environment and the fact that this is about women's rights to self determination which is exactly what the right wing freaks want people to forget about.

I'm not even linking to this piece cause I don't want to give her more play.

Anne Applebaum on Karen Hughes' appointment to Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy

Hillary Clinton is criticized by the left for her speech before the Democratic Leadership Council (a centrist group)

Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez said in an interview that a Supreme Court Justice was not bound to precedent in Roe v. Wade "if you believe it's wrong."
"In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Gonzales said the legal right to abortion is settled for lower courts but not the Supreme Court, suggesting high-court nominee John Roberts would not be bound by his past statement that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision settled the issue."

This is unacceptable! This logic is frightening! Remember- this man was on the short list for the Supreme Court. Yikes.

Good News
RIM the makers of "crackberries" have created the Blackberry Women and Technology Awards. The prizes will not only salute women who create technology but also women who use technology in a creative and successful way. Great idea!

Give me a Break
Remember those fembots from The Bionic Women? Well it seems that Japanese scientists have create the 21st century version- a female android. Guess the dating world in Japan is so bad that they need to create robots.

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