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Repealing Military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy

In a step forward for GLBT rights, the House voted to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy:

The House of Representatives voted 234-194 Thursday night to repeal the military’s 17-year-old policy that prohibits gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the nation’s armed forces.

The historic House vote followed the Senate Armed [...]

Today Is International Sandwich Day

I am declaring that today, May 13, 2010 is International Sandwich Day.  Today, buy a sandwich, eat your sandwich, enjoy it, and then go back to work.

This day is not to be confused with the following holidays:

–  Take Your Sandwich to Work Day

–  Sandwich Appreciation Week

–  Sandwich History Month

–  Sandwichmas

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What’s Wrong with People?

I’m thinking of making the “What’s Wrong with People?” a regular feature here at The Waterglass.  In today’s What’s Wrong with People?, the story of a sick maniac who stabbed six kindergarteners to death in China:

Six kindergarteners and a teacher were stabbed to death and at least 20 other people were injured on Wednesday [...]

Obama to Nominate Kagan for Supreme Court

No judicial experience, no problem:

President Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the nation’s 112th justice, choosing his own chief advocate before the Supreme Court to join it in ruling on cases critical to his view of the country’s future, Democrats close to the White House said Sunday.

In settling on Ms. Kagan, [...]

The Rotten Romaine Lettuce Recall of 2010

E-Coli strikes again, folks.  Don’t just sit there: throw out the Freshway and Imperial Sysco e-coli tainted romaine lettuce lurking in your refridgerator’s produce bin.

A food company is recalling lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people, three of [...]

Iraqi Torture Facilities

An op-ed from the New York Times on a secret prison in Iraq, run by Iraqis, for Iraq’s version of the War on Terror:

Despite overwhelming evidence that torture was routine and systematic at a secret prison in the old Muthanna airport in West Baghdad … Iraqi officials at the highest level appear to be [...]