BREAKING: John Kasich drops out of the presidential race. Trump now unopposed for the nomination.

The Hill reports: John Kasich is suspending his bid for the White House, NBC News is reporting. He will make an announcement about his campaign at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio, his campaign said. The Ohio governor had long been mathematically eliminated from securing enough delegates to win the nomination on first ballot. [Read More…]

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Cruz drops out of the presidential race. Trump is going to be the GOP’s nominee.

Damn, I’ve been out of the house all day (pics tomorrow).  Hopefully somebody will decide to buy the house. I arrive back home to see that Trump absolutely crushed in Indiana: Though the real-estate mogul won’t secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to formally claim the nomination until June, his Indiana triumph makes it almost [Read More…]

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Mississippi kills bill that would allow for divorce in the case of domestic abuse. Why? The bible.

A bill that would add domestic violence as grounds for divorce in Mississippi recently passed the House and seemed likely to become law.  The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence pushed for the bill citing that one of the biggest requests they receive is for legal help in obtaining a divorce from an abusive spouse: A [Read More…]

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Tennessee to scrap a law that protects faith healers from persecution.

In 1994 Tennessee passed the “Spiritual Treatment” law: The Tennessee law says that a child shall not be considered abused, neglected or endangered solely because the child’s illness is treated with prayer rather than surgical or medical care. The law shields parents and others from prosecution if a child: Is being provided treatment by spiritual [Read More…]

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Tennessee legislature fails to override veto, bible will not become the state book.

Last week I wrote about Gov. Haslem of Tennessee vetoing the bill that would make the bible the state book of Tennessee.  In that post I said: …all it would take to override his veto is a simple majority.  While the governor showed the minimal wisdom one would expect from a governmental leader, it’s unlikely [Read More…]

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Tennessee governor vetoes bill that would make the bible the state book. It’s not over yet though.

So Tennessee passed a resolution making the bible their state book.  To any objective person the obvious stuck out like sore thumb: isn’t elevating a particular holy book above all others a violation of the separation of church and state?  Yes, yes it is. While this was all going on I emailed Andrew Seidel to [Read More…]

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EA forces Trump to take down political video using footage from the Mass Effect games.

Donald Trump recently tweeted out a video called “The Trump Effect” which used footage from Electronic Arts’ popular franchise Mass Effect: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump tweets quite frequently, but his messages don’t usually relate to video games. Today, one of his did–and it didn’t go over well. He posted a fan-made video on Twitter that [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Louisiana governor signs executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination against LGBT state employees.

Here’s something happy before I hit the road for voice lessons: Today, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order providing employment protections for state employees and employees of state contractors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or age. This executive order also prohibits [Read More…]

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North Carolina reaping what it has sown.

So…North Carolina went ahead and smote its own nose just to thumb that same nose at the state’s LGBT population.  I guess they didn’t think that what happened in places like Indiana would happen to them.  Boy, were they wrong. It started with Paypal pulling plans to open a call center in the state, and [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Mississippi’s governor signs sweeping LGBT discrimination bill.

Well fuck: Mississippi’s governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers’ religious beliefs. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 on Tuesday, despite opposition from gay-rights groups and some businesses. Some conservative and religious groups support the bill. The measure’s intention is [Read More…]

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