- Sen. Rob Portman’s son Will explains his father’s change of heart on gay marriage.
- Virginia Senator Mark Warner announces his endorsement of gay marriage.
- Great Recession followed by a Grand Illusion– facts don’t justify rosy economic outlook.
- Other countries’ banks seek to poach Cypriot citizens.
- Matthew Cooper on his old lawyer Ted Olsen, who today is arguing before the Supreme Court the legality of California’s Prop 8 banning same-sex marriage.
- Arab League politics in Syria stifle American influence.
- Sequestration hits Rep. Michelle Bachman.
- George W. Bush is the costliest former U.S. President.
You can't put the genie back in the bottle:
A little humor:
"The duo's anti-gay positions don't seem to be causing any animosity aboard the Rainbow Warrior, however. A source on board the vessel says Marcus has attracted the attention of the passengers and was even voted "cutest bear" on the ship's traditional Bear vs. Twink night."
The National Rifle Association introduced new "commentators" for its news website, where a trio of young adult gun owners aim to debunk what they consider common myths and misunderstandings about firearms.
In a highly-produced video segment released Monday on NRA News and perhaps aimed to break stereotypes of gun owners, the organization showcases a blogger who writes about guns for women, a former Navy SEAL, and an "urban gun enthusiast."
Reminds me of a tactic used by Big Tobacco lobbies, another merchant of death.
Among Republicans, a generational divide on gay marriage
What’s more, the poll also shows that support for gay marriage is even
higher among the voter groups that Democrats are increasingly relying
on. For instance, among voters under 30 overall, a stunning 73 percent
back marriage equality.
Though the conservatives peddling this line would have you believe otherwise, it doesn’t really matter whether or not, in their heart of hearts, they are actual bigots — just as it doesn’t matter if, in their heart of hearts, the opponents of ending Jim Crow laws were die-hard racists. It doesn’t matter because public policy isn’t about the feelings and emotions of individual legislators — it is about whether or not the law is inherently prejudiced and, thus, at odds with the Constitution. And quite clearly, laws denying identical legal recognition to same-sex couples as to heterosexual couples violate both the spirit and letter of the 14th Amendment’s mandate against denying equal legal protection to any individual or group (in fact, this truism is precisely why in the case being heard this week, the Supreme Court may end up invalidating civil unions and domestic partnerships laws on the grounds that they embody the previously discredited “separate but equal” concept).
"A & G: There is no wrong side of history; there’s only the wrong or right side of the truth. Marriage is founded on the anthropological truth that men and women are different and complementary, the biological truth that reproduction involves a male and female, and the social truth that children benefit from a mother and father."
The logic is inescapable, but that never stopped the left from wandering into the fever swamps.
Falkland Islands lawmakers say they won't back down in the face of Argentina's efforts to claim the South Atlantic territory.
Residents of the islands, which Argentina calls the Malvinas, voted earlier this month to remain under British rule. That leaves no room for debate, lawmakers from the islands wrote in a letter to the United Nations published online Monday.
"The referendum result makes it clear that we have no desire to be governed by Argentina," they wrote. "Continued harassment of our economic development and intimidation of those who want to do business with us and invest in the islands will not change this fact. The more Argentina presses our small community, the harder will be our resolve."
Uh oh, we're moving into the 'veiled threats' phase.
Perkins: 'Revolution' Possible if 'Court Goes Too Far' on Marriage Equality Cases
@La_Randy Sounds like a Blue Oyster moment indeed.
@La_Randy"Michele has vociferously opposed same-sex marriage from her perch in the U.S. House of Representatives..."
So she's a bird. Vulture perhaps?
The six day jaunt on the all-gay Atlantis Cruise Lines was mistakenly booked after Marcus Bachmann visited a Minneapolis travel agent who assumed he was gay.
Next thing you know Wayne LaPierre will put on a baseball cap, turn it backwards and start beat-boxing and "rapping" about how "cool" guns are. A to the R to the 15 biatches....
@DonQuixotic Maybe like "Big Tobacco" they shoot start having adds featuring the victims of gun violence.
(Although the argument that the Court should not rule in favor of marriage equality because there will ensue raging and Bible-banging and poo-flinging drives me straight up the wall. To quote Charlie Skinner from The Newsroom: "I'm too old to live my life in fear of dumb people.")
@Ivy_B Mr Pierce should be a must read every day! One of my favorites.
To quote Charlie Skinner from The Newsroom: "I'm too old to live my life in fear of dumb people."
@Ivy_B Scalia is a nasty dude.
@retiredvet Tucker Carlson will make many friends in the big house.
Marriage equality? Doesn't that just mean that a man shares the housework with his wife?
@retiredvet This issue is yet another nail in the coffin that is the Republican party a fact that even they are starting to realize.
So. you are claiming that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are all recovering bigots? Is that right, Mori?
If that little d-bag Perkins wants to get physical I will be the first in line to whoop his arse. Then I will ask him how it felt getting his arse kicked by a fairy.
Barber & Crampton: Christians Must 'Rise Up' and 'Resist' if SCOTUS Strikes Down DOMA
@MementoMori Translation- We'd kill to deny others equal rights. A sentiment Hitler, Stalin, and Mao would have been proud off.
That's ok. By the time we hear the verdict we'll have already confiscated all of their guns anyways. Bwa ha ha!
@sacredh Not to mention there is a 1,000 Words. You may have already seen it, I just checked back in here.
@sacredh Good morning, sacred. I have a seder to attend and must bail out. It appears that Day Two of Total Abstinence will be entered in the books. Discussion here is much the better for it.
Well, when he walked in and said "Who do I have to blow to get booked in here?", you can see where someone would assume that.
@DonQuixotic Speaking of The Newsroom, Season 2 is finally coming in June!
@mantisdragon91 Very "close" friends.
@MementoMori The only thing these guys rise up against is their own latent tendencies. As the Right wing proves time and time again its acceptable to solicit and pay gays for sex, but heaven forbid they'd want to be allowed to marry.