Monday, November 29, 2004

Faith and Values Coalition





Jerry Falwell: "Everyone now knows that the stage is set for the church of Jesus Christ to turn this nation back to the faith of our fathers and the Judeo-Christian ethic. New Supreme Court justices can overturn Roe vs. Wade. The Federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution can forever define the family as one man married to one woman. Any senator who opposes this FMA could face the same fate Sen. Tom Daschle experienced."

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Billy Jones wants local blogs and online publications to sell ads based on aggregated page-views, splitting the revenue among particpating sites. Interested in joining? Click here.

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Glenn Reynolds reviews Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle for The Weekly Standard.

"Stephenson's novels address topics that remain the burning issues of our age. And they do so in a highly entertaining fashion. So long as you are not expecting Cryptonomicon all over again, you'll find Stephenson's Baroque Cycle one of the great reads of the year."

I did fall hard for Cryptonomicon.

I wrote briefly about the first volume of the Baroque Cycle, Quicksilver, here. Any post that draws comments from Instapundit and Frograbbitmonkey is a success in my book. And I will read the rest of the trilogy.

Glenn also has an op-ed about crookedness and ineptitude at the UN in today's Wall Street Journal (unposted).

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That didn't take long: ABC broadcast its revisionist history of the Mathew Shepard case last week ("shoddy homophobic tripe," says this page) and today the Family Research Council sends an email saying, "The brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student, wasn't an 'anti-gay hate crime' at all, it appears.

More FRC fun: "In one of the first tests after the recent election where we voters with values made our voices heard, Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) is attempting to once again pass legislation in the Senate that would empower the Federal Communications Commission to finally put teeth behind broadcast indecency regulations. The Broadcast Decency Act, which would increase tenfold the fines that the FCC can levy, was passed overwhelmingly in the House, and now has its last chance this Congress in the Senate."

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Matt Gross is working on a new conservationist coalition, with big-name leaders and a strong web presence.

I've introduced Matt via email to Greensboro's newest state rep, Pricey Harrison, a long-time environmental activist with strong ties to the conservation groups across North Carolina. I'm hoping that Pricey will blog in office, and that Matt can tap into her NC connections.

Another thought: I hope that this coalition goes beyond traditional political boundaries and works with hunters, who are ardent conservationists and are well-organized, too.

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Too bad that the Oliver Stone's Alexander isn't great. Interesting discussion here on the real Alexander, complete with homophobic triumphalism over Stone's failure.

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ACC Hoops: "You can't call what UNC did to Southern Cal a "spanking," because some people are into spanking, and nobody is into getting destroyed the way the Trojans were in Chapel Hill..."

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Jinni Hoggard: "I never get sick."

The N&R publishes the first installment of Jinni's journal, which was born at her husband's blog.

We all knew that Jinni was a woman of many talents -- raising great kids, putting up with Hoggard, keeping the Preservation Greensboro office humming along -- but it turns out she can write, too.

Her story is going to help other people beat cancer.

The Hoggards know how to throw a party, as I learned at the Derby Day bash Hoggard publicized at his site. I look forward to the Jinni is Cancer Free shindig -- I'll brink a bottle this time.

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