(Wasilla-AK) Soon to be Playgirl pin-up and almost son-in-law to Sarah Palin, Levi Johnston seems intent on keeping his almost mother-in-law off balance. This week Johnston accused Palin of frequently describing her son Trig, who has Down syndrome, as “retarded.” Palin shot back in an e-mail that CBS, who aired the interview in which the statement was made, was “providing a forum to propagate lies.” The statement went on to say, “Trig is our ‘blessed little angel’ and is lovingly called that every day of his life. But what can you expect from a network run by people who haven’t taken Jesus Christ as their savior.”
(Washington, D.C.) A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming President Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he isn’t a U.S. citizen. The lawsuit claim by the “birthers” maintains that President Obama was not born in Hawaii and if he was his citizenship was invalidated by living overseas as a child. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter of California said the plaintiffs were trying to persuade him to “disregard the constitutional procedures in place for the removal of a sitting president. The process for removal of a sitting president is only within the province of Congress, not the courts.” A comment has yet to be made by “birthers”, pending explanation to them exactly what the term “constitution” means.
(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling the most recent Democrat House of Representatives health care bills “seriously deficient on the issues of abortion and conscience” and is urging priests around the country to speak out against the legislation to their congregations. The Conference claims the bills would force “Americans to subsidize abortions through their taxes and health insurance premiums.” The Conference went on to say that if Catholics elect to have sex for reasons other than procreation followers should avail themselves to the accepted form of birth control endorsed by the clergy, homosexuality.
(New York-NY) They call themselves “New Jews”, Generation X and Y Jewish Americans, who are bringing the religion’s ancient cultural beliefs to modern forms of expression. According to Punk Rocker Patrick A, “”When I’m on stage screaming and pouring beer on my head, I’m singing about the Torah.” A is the 26-year-old founder of PunkTorah, an outreach effort to inspire Jewish spirituality. Asked how she felt about her son writhing around on stage screaming from the Torah, A’s mother said, “He has time to give you an interview. You think he could take five minutes to call or text?”