The warnings from conservatives were loud and constant. It would be the end of the world! It would mean moral and economic destruction! What is Colorado thinking? Crime will go up! Even Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper predicted disaster when Colorado decided to legalize recreational pot: “I think our entire state will pay the price,” Hickenlooper said. “Colorado [Read More...]
POLITICS: Colorado has made so much money from recreational marijuana they literally have to give some back.
Oh the Republican leadership in Alabama is not happy about the 11th Circuit doing the judicial equivalent of telling them to stop wasting the court’s time trying to delay a federal judge’s ruling which struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. Gov. Bentley, who called Judge Granade’s decision “judicial tyranny” said: “I am disappointed by [Read More...]
Senator Tom Tillis was doing a Q&A at the Bipartisan Policy Center yesterday when he expressed his disdain for government regulation in business by saying he wouldn’t mind if restaurants didn’t make their employees wash their hands after using the bathroom so long as they put up a sign saying the restaurant didn’t have such [Read More...]
FAITH & POLITICS: South Carolina lawmaker asking judicial candidates if they have a personal relationship with god.
Jonathon Hill is the chief organizer of the Anderson County Tea Party and a freshly elected member of the South Carolina House. In vetting candidates for the judiciary, Hill has engaged in a practice that would make fellow South Carolinian Lindsey Graham proud as can be: he’s asking them if they have a personal relationship [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: AL lawmaker opposes same-sex marriage because they’d have to treat them like spouses.
Alabama state senator Del Marsh (Republican, just to confirm your assumption) is complaining that if gay people are allowed to marry in Alabama, the state will be obliged to treat their marriages…well, just like everybody else’s marriage. Marsh wonders if the state can afford that. “You gotta look at the financial aspect of this as [Read More...]
At a talk recently arranged by David Lane (the man who compared LGBT rights to endorsing slavery), Mike Huckabee lamented that other nations won’t fear us until we fear god: In a video posted on YouTube by an attendee, Huckabee can be seen speaking at an event organized by David Lane and featuring remarks from David Barton [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS, POLITICS, & LAW: Roy Moore and Alabama governor fight judicial tyranny without knowing what it is.
Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore is not happy with Alabama’s gay marriage ban being struck down. He wrote a letter to AL Gov. Robert Bentley saying he’d fight it to the bitter end (which will be in June): “As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, I will continue to recognize [Read More...]
Romney had said that he would make an announcement on making another potential run at the White House today. While everybody expected him to opt in, Mitt has surprised everybody by opting out: Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a [Read More...]
In a 13-4 vote along party lines the Republican party in Idaho killed a bill that would’ve create anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT population of the state: After more than 20 hours of public testimony, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee decided to kill the “Add the Words” bill that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, [Read More...]
Today is Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin, Texas. It’s organized by the Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR) as a day where Muslim citizens visit the capitol and lobby lawmakers. This…isn’t going to be good. Twitter reports of some protesters who are exactly what you’d expect in Texas (though not a reflection on Austin, which is [Read More...]