Saturday, September 17, 2005

Under the guise of compassion 

Stop me if you've heard this one. The U.S. has a big catastrophe. The President, a uniter not a divider, urges us all to pull together.

While we're all feeling good about pulling together, the right wing cons the rest of Congress to pass a bunch of legislation to make us all safer. Except that later on it will make most of us puke.

Just when you thought Karl Rove was about to be indicted, along comes a class-5 hurricane to get him out of the spot light. And guess what? He's calling the shots on the reconstruction of New Orleans. Digby's got it.


Girls just want to have fun 

Or maybe girl-girl relationships are have gained sufficient acceptability that they're not afraid to talk about it.

The CDC says that more young women are experimenting with bi-sexuality than in the past. Or at least more are willing to say so.
More women - particularly those in their late teens and 20s - are experimenting with bisexuality or at least feel more comfortable reporting same-sex encounters, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The survey, released Thursday by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, found that 11.5 percent of women, ages 18 to 44, said they've had at least one sexual experience with another women, compared with about 4 percent of women, ages 18 to 59, who said the same in a comparable survey a decade earlier.

For women in their late teens and 20s, the percentage rose to 14 percent in the more recent survey. About 6 percent of men in their teens and 20s said they'd had at least one same-sex encounter.
The report contained no comment from the First Daughters.


Friday, September 16, 2005

Worst President Ever -- you can look it up 

Google has launched the beta version of its Blog Search. Have fun.

Kevin Hayden says don't search under "miserable failure" (Oh please don't throw me in that briar patch). My personal favorite is "worst president ever."

And I heard about this one yesterday. It showed up on the search.


Thursday, September 15, 2005

the new wave of behavioral health clients 

Head above water for a few minutes. Campaign has officially begun, meaning I have filed papers with the county recorder and am circulating petitions.

Last week I was named to the Goveronor's Veterans' Task Force, looking at services our state provides veterans, and how they intersect with services from the VA.

We haven't talked about behavioral health issues yet. But they're coming, like a class 5 hurricane right off the coast.

Go read Atrios.


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