Appearing at the Freedom and Faith Coalition’s conference this past weekend Jeb Bush bragged of his interference in the Terri Schiavo case (for those unfamiliar, Jeb Bush passed emergency legislation to keep a woman on life support whose brain had literally turned to mush). And he defended his role in the Schiavo case, including his support [Read More...]
Delaware getting in on some of that sweet green. No, I don’t meant pot, I mean the cash overflow Colorado is enjoying from legalized pot. But yeah, they did it: Delaware on Thursday became the 20th state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Gov. Jack Markell (D) signed House Bill 39 into law Thursday [Read More...]
After squeezing into the clown car announcing his intention to run for President, Donald Trump gave a big wave to the crowd as Neil Young’s Rockin’ In The Free World played. At the time that struck me as odd. Isn’t Neil Young incredibly liberal? Did Trump just give Young assloads upon assloads of money to [Read More...]
Texas town’s mayor can’t see how “Jesus welcomes you to Hawkins” sign violates separation of church and state.
The city of Hawkins, Texas (of course it’s Texas) has put up a sign that might, just might violate the separation of church and state: The debate over a sign on city property that says “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins” packed a city council meeting on Monday night. The sign, located on U.S. Highway 80 [Read More...]
I’ve been wrong all these years: there is a god, and this god loves me. That’s the only way to explain people like Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, and Donald Trump running for President. And many of them even say god told them to do it! Not so they can win – they don’t have a [Read More...]
Even conservative publications are having to admit that the Affordable Care Act, which has secured health insurance for 16 million people (but not me, because Kansas), is pretty popular. It turns out that programs which take care of people, saving them shitloads of money, and making sure they’re healthy, make people happy and more appreciative [Read More...]
Paul Ryan, famous for barging into a homeless shelter to wash clean dishes for a photo op when he was running for Vice President, swears up and down the GOP will have a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, but he’ll be damned if he’s going to provide even the slightest detail about it: This [Read More...]
BREAKING: Michigan governor signs law allowing adoption agencies receiving state money to discriminate.
Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan has signed a bill into law that would allow adoption agencies with state contracts to decline to give a referral to parents if the agency has a religious objection: Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against [Read More...]
I didn’t think I could love Eddie Izzard any more. I was wrong: American politicians who aren’t religious may claim they are, out of fear or pandering. But comedian Eddie Izzard will run for mayor of London an an atheist, and he expects no fallout. Of course, in England it’s not as big of a [Read More...]
Bernie Sanders: our problems are due to bad human decisions and can be fixed with good human decisions.
I like Bernie Sanders. I’d love for him to be President. Man, that’s beautiful. “Our problems didn’t come down from heaven, they were made by bad human decisions. They can be fixed with good human decisions.” Sadly, he doesn’t have much of a chance. He wants publicly-funded education, which is doing wonders elsewhere in the [Read More...]