Virginia ruling opens the door for gay marriage in the Deep South.
Call your meemaws and your pawpaws. The queers are gettin hitched down in Dixie. The US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 4th Circuit also includes West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, all of which have bans against same-sex marriage as well, so this ruling sets a powerful precedent for upcoming court appearances.
Still awaiting comment from Honey Boo Boo and Uncle Poodle and how they feel about Georgia possibly being next.
3:22 pm • 28 July 2014 •
Republicans couldn’t live off minimum wage; still oppose raising it.
A survey by Public Policy Polling shows an even bigger disconnect about the minimum wage among the GOP.
- 69% of Republicans say they couldn’t live on the current minimum wage
- 37% of Republicans support raising the minimum wage
- 80% of Democrats say they couldn’t live on the current minimum wage
- 74% of Democrats support raising the minimum wage
Not only are many Republican voters wholly ignorant about what it really means to live on minimum wage, but even those who admittedly could not live on those paychecks still wouldn’t vote to raise the wage floor. If that’s not the Republican Party spitting on poor people (AND THEMSELVES) I don’t know what is.
2:00 pm • 23 July 2014 •
The Daily Show: What happens when you criticize Israel.
"Merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas."
Related: Being pro-Palestine is not the same thing as being anti-Semitic. You can be upset about deaths of civilians and the underrepresentation of Palestinian points of view without being anti-Semitic. Not wholly siding with Israel in this current conflict Is not the same as throwing away 4,000 years of Jewish history and persecution.
11:56 am • 22 July 2014 •
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Rand Paul: Minimum wage is “temporary.”
Rand Paul responded to the Obamas’ interview last month where they talk of encouraging their daughters to work minimum wage jobs to understand what real work feels like. In doing so, he made one statement that pretty much sums up the disconnect many Americans have (especially those with money) regarding the minimum wage.
The minimum wage is not temporary for many people and everybody cannot move up the ladder toward jobs that don’t exist.
11:10 am • 21 July 2014 •
Most Americans overestimate annual number of immigrants.
Last weekend, Rick Santorum discussed immigration on Meet the Press because people still ask that lost child to comment on things when he should really be setting up shop with Sarah Palin running a feed store somewhere far away from political discourse. (I am so tired of hearing nonsense fall out of those irrelevant faces.)
Anyway, he made the point that we are accepting more legal immigrants than ever before, which isn’t far off from common perception. Partly due to how often immigration is discussed in the news recently, many Americans assume our doors are wide open, but in comparison to the total population, the US is more exclusive than ever.
3:46 pm • 17 July 2014 •
KY lawmakers deny climate change using dinosaurs and Mars.
And of course — in case you can’t already predict where this is going — they had their facts all wrong and completely failed at making any coherent points whatsoever.
In the Republican corner, we have Brandon Smith who says Earth is the same temperature as Mars, and in the Democratic corner, we have Kevin Sinnette whose argument rests on the planet being just fine after the dinosaurs were wiped out.
My head hurts.
2:23 pm • 9 July 2014 •
Obama “Presidential Library” Outhouse float not offensive because most people liked it.
Another Presidential Library Outhouse made an appearance at a 4th of July parade in Norfolk, Nebraska because apparently this is a cute new thing to do?
We can try to figure out the motivations later, but one of the organizers of the parade, Rick Konopasek, says 95% of people liked it so why should they have barred the float for the other 5%?
Clearly catering to the majority has always worked well for all people involved in this country. The majority is always right and we never need a quick voice of reason from a minority faction to start shifting public opinion the other way.
5:56 pm • 7 July 2014 •
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Anti-environmentalists modifying trucks to produce excess exhaust.
Today in Ignorant Angry White Men, there’s a new-ish tactic to show your distaste for Obama where you alter your vehicle’s exhaust to spew copious amounts of black smut, because polluting the environment, exposing your kids to cancer, and flooding nearby property with black clouds is a small price to pay for showing Obama how you really feel.
Also, in case you forgot, Ignorant Angry White Men ain’t shit, ain’t never was shit, ain’t never gon be shit, and this is the most ridiculous shit I have ever seen.
10:49 am • 7 July 2014 •