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Thursday, September 15, 2005


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MARK LEVIN MENTIONS THE GALVIN OPINION ON HIS RADIO SHOW 

Many thanks to Mark Levin for mentioning my name and The Galvin Opinion's article about BILL CLINTON AND THE 1995 HEAT WAVE on his Sept. 15, 2005 radio program.

This is an excerpt of Levin's bio according to News Talk Radio 77 WABC-AM

Levin has served as a top adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan's Cabinet -- including as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States. In 2001, the American Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan Award. He currently practices law in the private sector, heading up the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington, D.C.


Mark Levin also contributes to National Review's Bench Memos


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IT'S OVER, BABY: RENEE ZELLWEGGER AND KENNY CHESNEY SPLIT 





Ordinarily, I couldn't care less about another Hollywood breakup but this one is so ridiculous, you have to laugh. Everyone knew the marriage was doomed when after their honeymoon the newlyweds couldn't figure out whether to live in his house in the country or her abode in La-La Land (I'm serious).

People magazine first reported the breakup, which brings to an end a whirlwind romance that began shortly before a surprise wedding in May.

The 36-year-old actress and Chesney, 37, wed in a small ceremony on the Caribbean island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Photos of the couple barefoot on the beach were widely distributed. They first met at the Concert of Hope tsunami relief benefit Jan. 15, where Chesney was singing and Zellweger was answering telephones, the syndicated television news magazine The Insider had reported.


Perhaps their high school like-crush will be reignited if they are to meet at a hurricane relief telethon. Until then, remember these laughingstocks the next time you read about another celebrity opining on issues of war, the Supreme Court and electoral politics.

USATODAY.com - Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney split

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DIANA FURCHTGOTT-ROTH: JOHN ROBERTS AND COMPARABLE WORTH 

Diana Furchtgott-Roth is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute. She testified on Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding John Roberts nomination as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Her testimony concerned Judge Roberts and the subject of "comparable worth" in regards to equal pay for women in the work force. Here is an excerpt of an article she wrote that first appeared in the New York Sun on August 23, 2005.

"Among the thousands of pages of Reagan-era documents released by the White House on Judge Roberts, one issue that has feminists up in arms is his 1980s opposition to a nonsense economic concept called comparable worth. Comparable worth does not mean equal pay for equal work, which is already law. Instead, comparable worth signifies equal pay for entirely different jobs based on categories determined by government bureaucrats. Comparable worth's supporters claim that it is unfair that some predominantly male occupations - such as construction workers - are paid more than some predominantly female ones - such as teachers.

As Judge Roberts correctly wrote, this amounts to 'nothing less than central planning of the economy.' For better or for worse, our economic system rewards American workers on the basis of how much the public is actually willing to pay for their service, not based on how much bureaucrats say it is worth.

For example, some may say that all classes of singers should be paid the same. But Madonna in our economy commands more in Madison Square Garden than does opera singer Cecilia Bartoli. A government decree that all types of singers should be paid the same not only would be centralized planning - it simply would not work.

Ideological, liberal feminists want comparable worth because, 40 years after the Equal Pay Act, average full-time female workers' wages are about 80% of men's. However, this so-called wage gap is not due to discrimination. Within each job category, men and women with the same skills and experience are paid the same for equal work, as required by law. Individuals who believe that they are being paid less than colleagues for the same work can and do sue."


Click here to read the whole article: Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Roberts Was Right


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GRIDIRON GAME: WEEK 2 

Another chance to start off on the right foot: Week 2 is underway


NFL
Baltimore TENNESSEE
Pittsburgh 6 HOUSTON
INDIANAPOLIS 9 Jacksonville
Detroit 1 CHICAGO
CINCINNATTI 3 Minnesota
PHILADELPHIA N/L San Francisco
TAMPA BAY Buffalo
New England 3 CAROLINA
SEATTLE PK Atlanta
ARIZONA PK St. Louis
N.Y. JETS 6 Miami
GREEN BAY Cleveland
DENVER 3 San Diego
Kansas City 1 OAKLAND

Monday, Sept. 19
N.Y. GIANTS 3 New Orleans
DALLAS 6 Washington 36

NCAA
(10) NOTRE DAME Michigan State
(8) Florida State 1 (17) BOSTON COLLEGE
(6) FLORIDA (5) Tennessee
(13) Miami (Fla.) 7 (20) CLEMSON

HOW TO PLAY: Choose who you think will beat the spread in each game. Favorites are listed first, before the spread. Send your picks before I post my picks on Saturday, 12 noon ET. For tiebreaker purposes predict the total points for Monday night's game. Tiebreaker determined by what predicted score comes closest to overall score.

Send your picks via e-mail. If you have a blog, give me your URL.

Update, my picks: NFL -- Baltimore, Houston, Jacksonville, Detroit, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Tampa, New England, Atlanta, Arizona, Jets, Cleveland, San Diego, Oakland, Giants, Dallas, 34
NCAA -- Notre Dame, Florida State, Florida, Miami


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