Last week, Wisconsin Governor and likely presidential hopeful Scott Walker embarrassed himself in an interview when he responses to a question about whether or not he accepts evolution by saying, “I’m going to punt on that one as well… That’s a question a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or the other.”
Last November, California State Senator Steve Knight was elected to the U.S. Congress, obviously requiring him to vacate his State Senate seat. But because he wasn’t up for re-election, that meant a special election had to be held in the Antelope Valley area to find his successor.
That special election, which takes place on March 17, currently has only one candidate in the race: Sharon Runner. She’s a Republican who, not coincidentally, was in the State Senate until Knight beat her in the 2008 elections. (Looks like she wants her seat back.)
The fact that only one candidate is in the race has prompted Steve Hill (below) — an African-American atheist known in our community for his stand-up comedy — to run as a write-in candidate:
Kentucky’s anti-transgender SB76, or the Kentucky Student Privacy Act, failed by a single vote in a Senate committee hearing Thursday. And ironically, the failure of a bill with “privacy” in its name will actually do more to protect Kentucky students’ privacy than if it had passed.
SB76 was the brainchild of Republican Senator C.B. Embry Jr. (below), who introduced the measure back in January. Under the guise of “privacy,” the bill would have banned transgender students from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. So a student who was assigned male at birth but lived and presented as a girl would have to use the boys’ restroom (or a “separate-but-equal” unisex bathroom, if one existed), and vice versa for a trans boy assigned female at birth.
GOP Congressman: The Problem with America’s Fight Against ISIS is That They Believe in God More Strongly Than We Do
According to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), the problem with our nation’s fight against ISIS is that our enemies love God, and we don’t love God enough, and God’s gonna decide who wins this war. Therefore, #ChristianNation and #BiblesEverywhere.
Something like that.
I’m sure it makes sense to conservatives, but all I’m hearing is “Our God has a bigger dick than their God, so let’s show them!”
Yoho made the comments on Newsmax to host J.D. Hayworth and guest Michael Flanagan, both of whom used to serve in Congress: