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We might speak the same language, but when it comes to social conservatism, don't even.

Get this:

Members of Parliament are about to fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women want their right established to display the cross at work.

Did you get what I'm saying here? These British ministers will argue against the women.
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Here's something cute:

Remember the bill that would impose a cap on how much workers' comp doctors could charge their patients for repackaged drugs they dispense? That bogus bill originating with the insurance industry was supposed to save the state money. When a growing number of senators didn't buy the trumped-up savings as advertised, the bill got scooped into a House bill. Anything to try to save it.

But listen to this:
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Question: If you're offended at Rush Limbaugh calling Democratic activist Sandra Fluke a "slut," why weren't you offended when Bill Maher called former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and other Republican women much worse?

Answer: Because you're way liberal and Maher is way liberal, which makes that kind of misogynistic rhetoric "allowed."

Here, from a John McCormack piece in this week's The Weekly Standard, are a few of the words and antics the political comedian got so much mileage on:
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Tom Grady

Tom Grady, commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, told his staff this morning he will resign his position, effective "soon." He said he has been appointed to head up Citizens Property Insurance Corp. -- a move made by the Citizens board of directors.
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Rush Limbaugh still claims he isn't worried about advertisers quitting him because he called college student Sandra Fluke a "slut." He says he can pick up more radio advertisers at the drop of a hat -- in fact, "he insists he's turned away 'millions.'"

Who so far have announced they'll pull their ads? There are seven companies: AOL, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Sleep Number beds, Sleep Train, Citrix Systems and LegalZoom.
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals media writer Amanda Schinke wrote Sunshine State News a letter to the editor taking issue with my blog of Feb. 27, "PETA, Pet Deaths and O.J. Simpson's House."

In the interest of fairness, I would like to print the body of her Feb. 29 letter here:
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Judge Carl J. Barbier of the Federal District Court in New Orleans issued an order late Friday night to award victims of the BP oil spill $7.8 billion in damages.
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Hardly surprising that senior Barack Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod wears his heart on his sleeve where Charlie Crist is concerned. The Obama camp wants the fallen former Republican governor back in the president's warm embrace.

While he was in Gainesville Wednesday night, Axelrod told the Tampa Times this:
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Kirk Fordham, CEO and the human face of the Everglades Foundation since 2008, has resigned to become executive director of Gill Action, a Colorado-based organization that provides funding for pro-gay political campaigns across the nation. It's a job that starts April 16.

Billionaire founder of the organization Paul Tudor Jones will lead the search for a replacement for Fordham.
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A story published in The Daily Caller shows that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011.
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