Recently President Bush signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 12-18 Marriage Protection Week. One of the main goals of this initiative, which is being sponsored by a coalition of conservative and religious organizations, is to marshal support for the Federal Marriage Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex civil marriages.
The new strategic plan is on the right track. The three main areas on which it will focus, the building of the new science center, diversifying the student body and planning the budget, while paying attention to revenue, are all good goals.
A few weeks ago, radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh resigned from his position as an analyst on ESPN TVs Sunday NFL Countdown, a football pre-game show, after making disparaging remarks about Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles.
I would like to extend my personal congratulations to Arnold Schwarzenegger for doing exactly what everyone knew he would: winning the race for governor of California. Come now, are any of us really that surprised? I know Im not. Whether or not he is the best man for the job never had anything to do with it. He didnt draw the state's highest voter turnout in 23 years because of his political platform; more people voted because they had the opportunity to vote for Arnold Schwarzenegger, everyones favorite destruction-savvy, buff hero. He may be a pro-choice, pro-death penalty, NRA-loving Republican, but all these faults aside, you have to give credit to a man who could probably bench press your immediate family.
Three weeks ago, Billy Tourtelot, lead singer of the little-known Tampa Bay heavy metal band Hell on Earth, announced his intention to have a terminally ill fan commit suicide on stage as a political statement in support of physician-assisted euthanasia.