Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 1, 2016::End of the day round-up (pg 2)

Waiting on follow-up to this visit,,,

Tony Abbott jets to US to address abortion and gay-marriage opponents Alliance Defending Freedom
Fresh from giving new hope to disaffected conservative Liberals by staying in federal politics, Tony Abbott will fly to the United States on Tuesday to gee-up one of the religious right's most reactionary bodies, the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Mr Abbott, who is being accompanied by wife Margie, will give a speech on the topic of "the importance of family" to the pro-Christian, Republican-aligned lobby, which opposes abortion, wants to end gay marriage and is pushing to roll back some feminist advances.

The speech comes as the primary race for the presidential nomination approaches fever pitch, with contenders on the Republican side scrambling to secure the overwhelmingly Christian "Tea Party" base.
The linked Fairfax article just mentions that the ADF has an anti-same-sex-marriage stance, but the ADF's work against LGBTI people goes much deeper than that,
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 In 1969, the waters of the Niagara River were diverted to bypass the American Falls so effects of erosion could be studied. (Niagara Falls Public Library)

Niagara Falls is going to go dry – again - City & Region - The Buffalo News
Happy 77th birthday Del McCoury! Listen to his first record with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys from our collection: http://bit.ly/1RVFfSO More McCoury in our collection: http://s.si.edu/1nZw47D The Del McCoury Band

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