Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The patron saint of Northumbria, St Cuthbert was a 7th century monk and bishop known for his piety, charm and generosity to the poor. He also earnt fame for his gifts of healing. His missionary work took him the length and breadth of Scotland, and he is said to have founded St Cuthbert's church in Edinburgh. He then settled on the Farne Islands, south of Lindisfarne (pictured), where he instituted special laws to protect the local birdlife.
A mythical ruler who led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the sixth century, Athurian legend focuses on a number of locations, particularly in the South West of England. Tintagel Castle, found on a weatherbeaten Cornish peninsula, was – according to the fanciful histories of Geoffrey of Monmouth – his birthplace, while "Merlin's cave" is nearby.
IRS Releases 2009 Annual Report to Congress
The report evaluates the IRS’ performance during fiscal year 2009, describes the strategic challenges facing tax administration, and provides a series of “scorecards” that measure the IRS’ performance during FY2009.
Parents in Illinois are outraged over a move by a local high school to scrap its girls basketball team's trip to Arizona over the Grand Canyon State's new immigration law.
Vice President Joe Biden's office says that he is alongside his son Beau at a Philadelphia hospital this morning following Beau's apparent minor stroke Tuesday. The vice president's office says Beau is alert and has full motor and speech skills.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said the high court should be focused on ferreting out improper governmental motives when deciding First Amendment cases, arguing that the government’s reasons for restricting free speech were what mattered most and not necessarily the effect of those restrictions on speech.
Kagan, the solicitor general of the United States under President Obama, expressed that idea in her 1996 article in the University of Chicago Law Review entitled, “Private Speech, Public Purpose: The Role of Governmental Motive in First Amendment Doctrine.”
I know our readers on the east coast are appalled at conceal and carry laws. Here is a reason why the rest of the country like them. With over 10 years of conceal and carry not one person with a license has been involved in a illegal use of the firearm. That is about 5 Million people.
CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRESS: Restaurant Carry bill passes in Tennessee, goes to Bredesen for signature.