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Apr 4th, 2009

4/9/09 Update

Watch Live Feed of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Climate Change Forum at 1:15 p.m. CT April 9

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann hosts a town hall meeting at St. Cloud State University to talk about global climate change and President Obama’s proposed carbon “cap and tax” plans.

Live streaming video at


Bachmann Invitation to Her “Cap and Tax” Public Forum

From Michele Bachmann’s YouTube Channel:

From Michele Bachmann’s Congressional Website:

Bachmann to Host Public Forums on Climate Change and Cap and Trade

St. Cloud/Woodbury, MN, Apr. 9 — Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to host forums on Climate Change & Cap and Trade

Special Guest: Chris Horner, Senior Fellow and Author, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Thursday, April 9, 2009:

1:15-2:30 pm
St. Cloud State University
Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room

4:30-5:45 pm
Woodbury Central Park Community Center, Room B
8595 Central Park Place (off Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive)

About Chris Horner:



Avidor at Dump Bachmann writes, “It’s too bad that Bachmann hasn’t invited climatologists or environmentalists to debate Chris Horner,” “a lawyer and a skeptic of the science on climate change.” Avidor adds, “We have some excellent people right here in Minnesota who could better inform the citizens of the 6th CD about climate change, such as Minnesota-based Fresh Energy’s J. Drake Hamilton …”

“… and meteorologist Paul Douglas …”


“… and arctic explorer Will Steger …”


For videos that fact-check false and misleading claims by global climate change deniers, Avidor recommends Peter Sinclair’s YouTube channel. For objective information on climate change, he recommend a visit to the Jet Propulsion Lab’s interactive website.



2 Gay Men Killed in Baghdad After Cleric Repeatedly Condemns Homosexuality

April 4, 2009

BAGHDAD — The bodies of two gay men have been found in Baghdad’s Shiite slum of Sadr City after a leading cleric repeatedly condemned homosexuality, an Iraqi police official said Saturday. The killings come after Shiite cleric Sattar al-Battat repeatedly condemned homosexuality during recent Friday prayers, saying Islam prohibits homosexuality. Homosexual acts are punishable by up to seven years in prison in Iraq.

The two men were believed killed Thursday by relatives who were shamed by their behavior, said the official. Police said they suspected the killings were at the hands of family members because no one has claimed the bodies or called for an investigation.

The killings come weeks after Iraqi police found four bodies in late March buried near Sadr City with the words “pervert” and “puppies” written on their chests, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information. Puppy is a derogatory word used by residents in Sadr City to refer to homosexuals, the official said.

Sadr City, a slum of about two million people, is home to a large majority of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia. Al-Sadr’s forces launched several uprisings against American forces since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, but fighting ended in Sadr City in May 2008.

“When the Mahdi army was in control, such practices were banned, and homosexuals were afraid of declaring their tendencies,” the official said. But that’s changed since the Mahdi Army militia cease fire took hold, the official said. The official said some people claim a coffee shop in Sadr City has become a hangout for gay men. …



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