Neugebauer Scores Null on Children’s Issues

Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex.) has received the lowest possible score in an evaluation of voting patterns of Congressional and House members in legislation involving children’s issues:

The Children’s Defense Fund Action Council today released its annual nonpartisan rankings of Representatives and Senators based on their votes in Congress in 2004 on legislation affecting the lives of children. Individual members and state delegations in Congress were evaluated.

Scores of 100 percent represented the highest rankings — a score of zero is the lowest.

Neugebauer received a score of zero. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Neugebauer’s Goose Egg. Seems a bit ironic, considering he said this, in regards to the Schiavo fiasco:

“I also hope that as we move forward from this dark day, we work to build a deeper respect for the sanctity of life, including the lives of the most vulnerable among us.”

Except for children.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) chimed in at 8 percent, and was among those who “rarely, if ever, voted in the best interests of children.”

Gmail Gets Boost in Storage

As if Gmail wasn’t good enough:

A year after unveiling a free e-mail service with a full gigabyte of storage, Google Inc. is doubling the capacity of each account and plans to keep bumping up the limit in the future. Once the upgrade takes effect Friday, Gmail users will be able to store up to 2 gigabytes of e-mail and attachments for each account. Even more capacity will be made available after that as it becomes feasible, the company said.

I’ve used gmail exclusively since its inception one year ago, and I’m never looking back.

Bush’s Rhetoric Fails Litmus Test

President Bush on Thursday, in response to Terri Schiavo’s death, said the following:

I urge all those who honor Terri Schiavo to continue to work to build a culture of life, where all Americans are welcomed and valued and protected, especially those who live at the mercy of others. The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak.

Bush’s opponents may argue that this exactly the opposite of what his administration has done over the past four years. Single mothers, gays, and the working poor have taken severe hits by Bush’s policies. Children may have suffered the worst.

Err on the side of life? Ironic considering the number of suspicious circumstances surrounding death row cases in Texas under Bush’s watch.