Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ministries fear restrictions under Obama administration

Kelly Shackelford, president of the Liberty Legal Institute, says Congress could move quickly to outlaw discrimination in hiring based on sexual orientation, even if a school or ministry teaches that homosexuality is sinful. He says ministries also fear that a federal hate crimes law could be used against preachers, and that re-imposition of the "Fairness Doctrine" could require Christian broadcasters to air anti-Christian views.

"The impact [the Fairness Doctrine] would have on religious radio is huge," Shackelford contends. "To tell a religious radio station that they have to present the opposite view of theirs on their radio station would create an incredible conflict with religious liberty."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cafferty Slams ‘Gasbag’ Limbaugh, Reads E-mail Comparing Rush & Hannity to KKK

By Brad Wilmouth (Bio Archive)

On Friday’s The Situation Room on CNN, Jack Cafferty used his regular "Cafferty File" segment to attack Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives, citing Colin Powell’s recent words criticizing Limbaugh’s role in speaking for Republicans. After he quoted Powell’s remarks, Cafferty clarified that Powell was "talking about that gasbag Limbaugh," and posed the question for viewers: "Should Republicans stop listening to Rush Limbaugh?" Later in the program, all the viewer emails he read were harshly critical of Limbaugh, with one even comparing him and Sean Hannity to the Ku Klux Klan. Cafferty, reading email: "Connie in Chicago: ‘Yes! Limbaugh is a far-right agitator of the worst sort with a 1950's mentality of what values 21st century America should reflect. I expect him and other like-minded Sean Hannitys of the world to step out of their closet and display their white sheets and dunce caps. Limbaugh is a bad joke.’"

A transcript of relevant portions from the Broadcast can be found at NewsBusters

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Google and Popular Mechanics - Bringing 106 Years of PM to the Web

"The Popular Mechanics magazine archive—especially the 100-plus-year-old section—stinks. It smells a bit as though it's been stored in the wet basement of your untidy, chain-smoking uncle. When you get beyond sensory observations, the content of our 106-year archive captures a remarkable breadth of news, views and practical advice over the past century. Still, spend more than a few minutes with your face buried in paper that's more than a century old and, unavoidably, dust and mold start doing strange things to your sinus cavities."
This has got to be one of my favorite sites of all time. Popular Mechanics was one of the first magazines I subscribed to as a child. One could say I used it as my reference to the future Anyone who had any interest in technology before the days of the computer and Internet will surely know what I mean. This is a great place to show you children or anyone for that matter.

You can search the archives on your own, but on a weekly basis PM will also be highlighting their favorite past stories on the PM site.