Archive for March 30th, 2007

Keroack Hits The Road

Excellent:

The head of the federal office responsible for providing women with access to contraceptives and counseling to prevent pregnancy resigned unexpectedly yesterday after Medicaid officials took action against him in Massachusetts.

The Health and Human Services Department provided no details about the nature of the Massachusetts action that led to Dr. Eric Keroack’s resignation.

Five months ago, Keroack was chosen by President Bush to oversee the department’s Office of Population Affairs and its $283 million annual budget. The pick angered Planned Parenthood and other abortion-rights groups that viewed him as opposed to birth control and comprehensive sex education. Keroack had worked for an organization that opposes contraception.

(…)

Keroack told his staff in a letter yesterday that he became aware of the action being taken against his private medical practice in Massachusetts. He said he immediately hired a lawyer to initiate an appeal. He did not elaborate on why the action was taken.

“My attorney feels confident that misunderstandings have occurred and that upon further review of the facts during the appeals process, this action will be reversed,” he wrote. “However, the appeals process will present a significant distraction to my ability to remain focused on my duties.”

Well, that’s Oxytocin Man taken care of. Hopefully we can get rid of Oxycontin Man next.

(h/t Digby)

3 comments March 30th, 2007 at 10:09pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Choice,Corruption/Cronyism,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Sweet Jesus!

This is much tastier than wafers:

A New York gallery has angered a US Catholic group with its decision to exhibit a milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ.

The six-foot (1.8m) sculpture, entitled “My Sweet Lord”, depicts Jesus Christ naked on the cross.

Catholic League head Bill Donohue called it “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever”.

(…)

“The fact that they chose Holy Week shows this is calculated, and the timing is deliberate,” Mr Donohue said.

(…)

Mr Cavallaro, the Canadian-born artist, is known for using food ingredients in his art, on one occasion painting a hotel room in mozzarella cheese.

He used 200 pounds (90 kg) of chocolate to make the sculpture which, unusually, depicts Jesus without a loincloth.

Me, I would have titled it “Jesus Pieces.” Of course, I’m going to hell.
(h/t Glenn and Ol’ Froth)

5 comments March 30th, 2007 at 09:49pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Art/Architecture,Coolness,Religion,Weirdness

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from cheesy evil-priest-trying-to-summon-the-Antichrist movie The Eighteenth Angel:

We have many cats. Which do you seek?

And speaking of cats…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCE6GBeOdk0
This one is very popular with the canine community.

1 comment March 30th, 2007 at 06:30am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Spring!

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Indisputable proof that it’s finally here.

March 30th, 2007 at 12:01am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics


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