The Yankees signed Crystal to a one-day minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. The contract is simply for fun, and essentially a reward to him for decades of lifelong Yankee fanhood. He was in the starting lineup as designated hitter.
Sally Kern is more afraid of Harvey Fierstein than Al-Zawahiri:
Representative Sally Kern said that gays are a bigger threat to American society than terrorists on Saturday.
“I honestly think it’s the biggest threat even that our nation has,” the lawmaker said. “Even more so than terrorists or Islam, which I think is a big threat.”
“I’m not gay bashing,” Kern said in the recording, “but according to God’s word, that is not the right kind of lifestyle. It has deadly consequences.”
Kern said that the education system is indoctrinating children as young as two years old into the gay lifestyle. “The homosexual agenda is destroying our country,” said Kern.
And from Sally’s Wikipedia entry:
Kern also made headlines for authoring a bill, which recently passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives, mandating that students who believe in Young Earth creationism still receive passing grades in Earth science classes.
A letter to Sally Kern from a senior in high school in Oklahoma.
On April 19, 1995, in Oklahoma City a terrorist detonated a bomb that killed my mother and 167 others. 19 children died that day. Had I not had the chicken pox that day, the body count would’ve likely have included one more. Over 800 other Oklahomans were injured that day and many of those still suffer through their permanent wounds.
That terrorist was neither a homosexual or was he involved in Islam. He was an extremist Christian forcing his views through a body count. He held his beliefs and made those who didn’t live up to them pay with their lives.
As you were not a resident of Oklahoma on that day, it could be explained why you so carelessly chose words saying that the homosexual agenda is worst than terrorism. I can most certainly tell you through my own experience that is not true. I am sure there are many people in your voting district that laid a loved one to death after the terrorist attack on Oklahoma City. I kind of doubt you’ll find one of them that will agree with you.
I was five years old when my mother died. I remember what a beautiful, wise, and remarkable woman she was. I miss her. Your harsh words and misguided beliefs brought me to tears, because you told me that my mother’s killer was a better person than a group of people that are seeking safety and tolerance for themselves.
Over 7 minutes worth.
#2 Decca Records A&R exec tells Fab Four, â€œNo, thanksâ€
Dick Rowe was not the only record-label executive who passed on the Beatles in the early â€™60s, but he was the only one who brushed off their manager, Brian Epstein, with the astute prediction that: â€œGroups with guitars are on their way out.â€ Epstein begged Rowe to reconsider, so Rowe hopped a train to Liverpool to check out the band live. When he arrived at the Cavern, he found a mob of kids trying to force their way into the club in the pouring rain. Annoyed, he smoked a cigarette, went home and signed Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead.