SCIENCE: Doctors warn parents against holding measles parties.

“Pox parties” are when parents get their children together for a party to deliberately expose them to one child with chicken pox, thus getting their bout with chicken pox out of the way.  Now parents who are hopping on the anti-vaccination train are doing the same with measles, prompting the state of California to release [Read More…]

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POLITICS: Senator Jeff Sessions refers to veterans benefits as “entitlement.”

The most recent veterans bill marks a rarity in our current political atmosphere: a truly bipartisan effort.  It passed the House unanimously, which is saying something.  But a few Republicans in the Senate see it as “entitlements” we cannot afford: Before passing the bill, senators voted 75-19 to turn aside objections to its cost raised [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS: Alabama marriage thread, updating on which counties are issuing licenses.

Sorry, no morning happiness post because I want to get right into this.  Last night Roy Moore ordered probate judges in Alabama to defy the federal courts and the Supreme Court and to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples today.  This puts probate judges in the position of deciding who they obey.  If you [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Roy Moore orders probate judges in Alabama not to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Same-sex marriage is set to begin tomorrow in Alabama.  After flirting with sedition last week, here, in the eleventh hour, Roy Moore is pulling some extremely underhanded bullshit: Late Sunday night, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order in which he instructs state probate judges to neither issue nor recognize a marriage license for [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Shooting near University of Kansas campus. Suspects on foot, still at-large. Michaelyn and I are ok.

I’ve been contacted by some of you who are seeing the breaking story of the shooting just off the KU campus.  As far as I can tell three people have been airlifted to a hospital and the shooters are on foot and have yet to be apprehended. Lawrence police said they’re investigating a shooting that [Read More…]

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GAMING: Heroes of the Storm solo queue as Nova.

This is pretty much how each of my Nova games feels. It wound up with me cleaning four people off of golem myself.  I waited for someone to get low and was lucky it was their healer.  I deleted him, then tried to juke Valla’s skills while I was invisible.  She caught me with her [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS: Slovakia’s referendum against LGBT people fails.

The other day I wrote a bit about Pope Happy popping over to Slovakia to support an anti-gay referendum.  Considering the majority of Slovakia’s population is Catholic and with Pope Progressive endorsing discrimination, I figured the referendum would pass. I’m happy to report it did not: Only 21.4% of those eligible voted, the national statistics [Read More…]

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Sex is DIRTY

Good morning/afternoon/evening/night everyone, Brooke here. As someone who loves poetry and occasionally writes about sex, I thought I would share this awesome spoken word poem about sex being ‘dirty’ by a poet named Colin Matty. It’s humorous and thoughtful and may or may not get you in the mood after watching it. Enjoy, you filthy [Read More…]

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FAITH: Pope approves of spanking so long as you don’t demean the child.

Pope Happy dropped some more wisdom recently.  This time he’s said it’s ok to spank your kids so long as you “do it with dignity” and don’t “demean them.” Pope Francis has stirred up a hornet’s nest with remarks in which he said it’s OK for parents to spank children, so long as they do [Read More…]

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POLITICS: On the GOP voting against the Senate Veteran Bill.

The Republicans have voted against pretty much every bill that would support veterans to have hit the floor of Congress, the most recent being the Senate Veteran Bill.  One of my veteran friends recently posted this to facebook: That awkward moment when Republicans nearly unanimously vote down a Veteran support bill that would have streamlined [Read More…]

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FAITH & LAW: New Jersey pledge case dismissed.

I see from Hemant’s blog that a judge has just dismissed the AHA’s suit in New Jersey challenging the presence of “under god” in the pledge of allegiance. I wrote last September of a seventeen year old girl, Samantha Brown, who joined as a defendant in the case saying that if the phrase “under god” [Read More…]

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POLITICS: House votes for the 56th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The party of financial accountability, the party that abhors waste, just used government time and resources to vote for the 56th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act: The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted for the 56th time to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. The vote was largely symbolic, because the measure is unlikely [Read More…]

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FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Pope travels to Slovakia to support anti-gay legislation.

The Pope recently visited Slovakia in order to promote their new set of anti-gay laws which would cause the government to not even recognize gay couples, and prohibit gay people from adopting children: Pope Francis gave his blessing on Wednesday to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia, [Read More…]

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POLITICS: WV lawmaker says a baby can be a positive byproduct of rape.

West Virginia lawmaker Brian Kurcaba, a Republican, was defending a bill passed by the WV House that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in all circumstances, when he said something incredibly insensitive.  He said that in the case of a rape resulting in a pregnancy, yeah rape is horrible, but look on the bright side – [Read More…]

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