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Fighting the Inevitable
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-10-15 10:12:44

With the recent Supreme Court non-decisions, the legality of gay marriage was decided in numerous states, as Federal District court decisions overturning anti-gay-marriage bans were allowed to stand. That means gay marriage is now legal in 30 states. While gay-rights supporters were jubilant, those who fear and loathe their fellow citizens who happen to have been born gay are having an opposite reaction.

As Amanda Marcotte writes, Gay marriage opponents [are] reduced to blabbering incoherently. She cites the example of Family Research Council President Tony Perkins who makes the hilarious claim that legalizing gay marriage is just like ignoring gravity:
“You can act like it’s not there, you can act like gravity doesn't work, but I'm going to tell you it will catch up with you sooner or later and you are going to hit the ground and culturally we are going to hit the ground by ignoring the realities of marriage,” he said.

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56 comments (Latest Comment: 10/15/2014 21:27:25 by Will in Chicago)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/14/2014 10:24:35

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,755th day in Afghanistan, and our 117th day back in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing wars, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,347
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,127
Since our return to Iraq - 1

We find today's Cost of War passing through:

$ 1, 572, 509, 900, 000 .00

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41 comments (Latest Comment: 10/15/2014 02:21:18 by Scoopster)

Family still in town...
Author: Raine    Date: 10/13/2014 13:20:16

WE'll be going here today
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19 comments (Latest Comment: 10/13/2014 20:40:52 by wickedpam)

News Sunday
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 10/12/2014 13:31:28

Breaking News:
New Ebola patient in Dallas Texas. Heath care worker who was treating Thomas Eric Duncan (who recently passed away from the virus). Hopefully the hospital is doing a better job and not turning away a patient who's been around the virus and has a high fever. "Go home and take two aspirin".

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2 comments (Latest Comment: 10/12/2014 15:38:03 by Will in Chicago)

Thank you for flying TARDIS
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/11/2014 12:29:08

Good Morning.

I recently discovered the good Doctor and his time-traveling ways. I never saw any of the “classic” series previously, although I have always been aware of it. I shan’t even consider the debate over the doctors, but suffice to say I am rather enjoying Mr. Eccleston in the role.

Ah, but what fun would it be to travel by TARDIS? In the first few episodes, they’ve been to the 1870s, the year five billion, 2012, and just now the year 200,000. It is curious to ponder the ebb and flow of time, so of course I have.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 10/11/2014 16:33:41 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 10/10/2014 12:36:01

Presenting one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize Winners and an amazing young woman.....

Malala Yousafzai


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40 comments (Latest Comment: 10/10/2014 20:31:46 by Scoopster)

Curing Cancer with carcinogens!
Author: Raine    Date: 10/09/2014 13:20:21

There really isn't much more I can say about this total and utter shit move:
San Francisco, CA – Breast Cancer Action today thanked Susan G. Komen and Baker Hughes for partnering on the most ludicrous piece of pink sh*t they’ve seen all year – 1,000 shiny pink drill bits. BCAction hailed this partnership as the most egregious example of “pinkwashing” they’ve ever seen and heartily lauded Komen and Baker Hughes for doing their bit to increase women’s risk of breast cancer with their toxic fracking chemicals.
BCAction commended Baker Hughes and Komen for their ingenious pinkwashing profit cycle, whereby Baker Hughes helps fuel breast cancer while Komen raises millions of dollars to try to cure it.

“With all the toxic chemicals Baker Hughes is pumping into the ground, we thought they didn’t care about women’s health. However, this partnership with Komen makes it clear where both organizations stand on this issue,” said Karuna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action.

Breast Cancer Action coined the term pinkwashing as part of their Think Before You Pink® campaign to describe a company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but also produces, manufactures and/or sells products linked to the disease. Over 700 chemicals are commonly used in the process of drilling and fracking for oil and gas. At least 25% of these chemicals increase our risk of cancer.

“Komen has been notably absent from all discussions about fracking and breast cancer, but with these pink drill bits they are thrusting this issue onto the national stage,” Jaggar said. “Now people will learn how fracking relies on carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene. Personally, I love a good dose of benzene with my pink ribbon.”

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61 comments (Latest Comment: 10/09/2014 23:26:05 by livingonli)

Reports of our Demise are Premature
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-10-08 10:51:10

Is there a liberal bias in our media? Conspiracy theorists might think so. Why else would we be subjected to daily headlines like



It's almost as if the media is telling liberals: "HEY - you need to go vote in November!"

I say that because despite the prognostications of doom and gloom, there is plenty of evidence contrary to the assumption that the Democrats are going to lose big in November:
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42 comments (Latest Comment: 10/08/2014 19:46:42 by Scoopster)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/07/2014 10:27:03

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,752nd day in Afghanistan, and our 110th day back in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing wars, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,345
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,127
There is one new casualty in Iraq, but the unfortunate sailor is not listed on any of the tallies yet.

We find this morning's Cost of War passing through:

$ 1, 570, 738, 900, 000 .00

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21 comments (Latest Comment: 10/07/2014 21:11:39 by Raine)

Monday blah….
Author: Raine    Date: 10/06/2014 13:06:05

I am just waking up. So please take a read of Velveeta's excellent post from yesterday!
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36 comments (Latest Comment: 10/06/2014 21:05:24 by Raine)

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