Daily Archives: May 24, 2004

Unitarian ruling reversed

Good news: Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn has gotten a clue, and her office has reversed its earlier ruling in which a Unitarian church was denied tax-exempt status for not meeting the approved definition of a religion. Reversing an earlier decision, … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in The great state of Texas | 28 Comments

The case for space travel, continued

Christians look to form “new nation” within US Calling the approval of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” a group of Christian activists is in the beginning stages of an effort to have one state … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Around the world | 7 Comments

RIP, Doug Pappas

On a much sadder note, I’m as shocked as anyone to learn of the death of Doug Pappas, who succumbed to heat prostration while camping in Big Bend National Park this weekend. Joe Sheehan writes a lovely obituary to his … Continue reading Continue reading

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The battle for first place

With two games to go, both of which were rescheduled due to rain, the Twins were tied for the lead of the Mustang division with a 12-2 record. Their penultimate game was yesterday against the co-leading Cardinals, against whom they’d … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Just call me Coach | 5 Comments

Armey v. DeLay

Interesting article in Salon about the falling-out of Dick Armey and Tom DeLay. Hard to believe, but I almost feel a twinge of nostalgia for Armey, puffed-up bloviating ideologue that he is. One item that caught my eye in the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Morrison in the Chron

On the one hand, I should be happy that the Chron has finally written something about Richard Morrison. I’m willing to bet that this is the longest and most in-depth article they’ve ever written about any challenger to Tom DeLay. … Continue reading Continue reading

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