DavidL's Breakfast ScrambleLocal weather:  Twenty-four degrees that feels like thirteen. 

As the culture coarsens:

LEESBURG, Va. – (Fox News)-A children’s book about two male penguins that hatch a chick together has been pulled from school library shelves in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Parents complained that the book has a gay agenda and have called for its removal. But supporters say the book’s removal is censorship.

The decision by Superintendent Edgar Hatrick is being criticized by many parents and gay rights advocates. They say the school system shouldn’t have allowed one complaint to limit children’s literary choices.

The 2005 book is called “And Tango Makes Three.” It draws on the real-life story of Roy and Silo, two chinstrap penguins at the Central Park Zoo in New York.

H/T:  Lucianne

As the culture coarsens II:

CBNNews.com – Citizens in one Maryland county are fighting a new law that grants special rights to transvestites, cross-dressers and transsexuals.

Citizens for Responsible Government has launched a petition drive to repeal the measure that was passed by the Montgomery County Council.

What ever happened to a woman’s right of privacy?   

Dead Man Resigns:

HAVANA –(MSNBC)- Ailing leader Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba’s president early Tuesday after nearly a half-century in power, saying in a letter published in online official media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday

Food for Thought:

Bill Clinton has made it very clear he plans to rule from his wife’s side, his behavior on the campaign trail providing a distrubing example of what that means  and of his wife’s inability — or lack of desire — to muszle him.

Kathleen Whitfield, Greece, NY, letter to the editors, Rochester, NY Democrat  and Chronicle. (no link)

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