And it is all George Bush’s fault!!!!
Number of electoral democracies reaches 122 as freedom spreads – Breitbart.com (hat tip – Instapundit)
The number of electoral democracies around the world rose from 119 to 122 this year, setting a new record as freedom made inroads in the Middle East and Africa, an independent monitoring group said. But in its annual report rating every nation in the world as “free,” “partly free” or “not free,” Freedom House on Monday expressed concern about countries like the United States and France, where it saw “looming problems” with electoral setups and immigrant integration.
In a rare critique of the United States, the survey complained about what it called “the widespread use of sophisticated forms of gerrymandering,” or redrawing of electoral districts, that the authors said has “reduced competitiveness in congressional and state legislative elections.”
No kidding. When big money flows uncontrolled from the likes of George Soros and Tim Gill, and the combination of Congressional desire for power and courts mandating that Congressional districts look like snakes, I agree that something is definitely wrong with our electoral system.
But Solution Number One is a government-issued photo ID should be required to vote in all elections.
I’m sure the Grand Ayatollah Sistani would not be officiating at this ceremony….
Dr. Germ and Mrs. Anthrax To Wed In Quiet Civil Ceremony – Conservathink
Rihab Taha, also known as “Dr. Germ” and Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash, known as “Mrs. Anthrax” announced Tuesday that they would be entering into a same-sex civil union in Brighton, England later this month.
The news came as a shock to many in Iraq, although not for the reason most would think. “Personally, I always thought that Taha was a man,” said Anwar al-Akbar, a Baghdad police officer. “I always thought that she was a dude.”
-Bruce (GayPatriot…. tongue always in cheek)
Last week I wrote that in rushing in to oppose Judge Samuel Alito, the president’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, national gay groups showed their left-wing stripes. I just learned that, for a change, Log Cabin is challenging that narrow ideological agenda. According to the Washington Blade, Log Cabin Executive Director Patrick Guerriero took issue with these groups for “seeking to impose an ideological ‘litmus test’ on Alito that they did not impose on the two Supreme Court justices nominated by President Clinton.” Kudos, Patrick.
Sounding like many Republicans and conservatives who have weighed in on the nomination, Patrick added:
Our angle on this is the rules applied for justices nominated by Republican presidents should not be any different than those nominated by Democratic presidents. . . . It’s unfair not to apply the Ginsburg-Breyer ground rules to Alito.
Exactly. Log Cabin is going to “wait until after Alito’s Senate confirmation hearing in January before it decides whether to formally take a position on the Alito nomination.”
While I’m inclined to favor Alito’s confirmation given his judicial temperament, conservative principles and solid record — as well as a respect for the privacy interests of gay and lesbian citizens going back thirty years — I acknowledge that Log Cabin’s stance (waiting for the hearings before deciding on endorsement) makes sense at this point. I’m particularly heartened that Patrick Guerriero has publicly taken issue with the national gay groups whose agenda leans increasingly to the far left.
Good job, Patrick. You got this one right.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com