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I don't have much to say here except to express that I hope you young people are paying attention. There are things brewing in this country, both socially and politically, that have the potential to leave a stain on the face of our land. This political apathy that you seem to exhibit is no longer acceptable. You need to be aware of what's happening and you need to express your displeasure with the status quo. Engage your elected officials, demand reform, and most importantly - Vote when the time comes...
Feature - Asshats in the News!
+Creationists Take Down Another Top Professor
+North Carolina Hindu Temple Sign Found Riddled With Holes From Shotgun Blasts
+Republicans plan new abortion push
+Bill That Lets Bosses Fire Single Women For Getting Pregnant Gains Steam
+Former Pastor Suggests Christians Should Fight Gay Rights With Guns
+Kentucky county clerk sued for denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples
+Entrance of pro-LGBT Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer defaced with graffiti
+Scott Walker Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Into Law
+Inspired by Hobby Lobby, a Father Tries to Deny His Daughters Birth Control Coverage
Today's Links -
Mississippi court bars inclusion of prayers, religious sermons in all school activities
I really hope these people keep it up. It would be nice to see these religious fucks get their legal asses handed to them instead of the courts handing down these mildly annoying slaps on the wrist.
Chattanooga shooting stirs U.S. Muslims’ concerns about radicalization
They have every right to be concerned. The church shooting in S. Carolina perfectly illustrates the damage self-righteous types can cause when the mood strikes them. And the people who are most susceptible to radicalization tend to exhibit self-righteous behavior already so we should all be wary of absolute convictions...particularly where religion is concerned...
Indiana Bible study leader accused of raping mentally disabled women in his care
I could express shock and awe here but surprised I am not...
Anti-discrimination law enacted across UAE
It's a nice idea but I'll bet dollars to donuts that there's a fairly broad definition here of what's 'insulting to god'... I see more room for censorship here than I do for the promotion of tolerance...
Huckabee ad: god will solve racial divide. “We don’t have a skin problem, we have a sin problem.”
How does this fuckstick take himself seriously...?
How The 'Nones' Can Find A Sense Of Community Outside Of Religion
I like the idea of Jefferson Dinners...might have to look into that...
Salman Rushdie says the world learned the ‘wrong lessons’ from his Iran fatwa ordeal
Quote- "Fear is being disguised as respect
Couldn't have said it better myself.
A trip to a summer camp pushing to end abortion
The best way to ruin society is to corrupt the young... Of course, what these religious fucksticks don't understand is that one visit to Poland will provide perfect evidence of the ramifications of an ACTUAL holocaust...but hey, this isn't really about facts and truth, is it...?
The hidden ethics battle in the Planned Parenthood fetal tissue scandal
Hidden ethics, my ass! Here we have a clear-cut case of the Anti-Choice establishment perpetuating a falsehood and what's worse is that people are actually falling for it... What's ethical about secretly recording someone and then selectively editing the video to make it appear as if something sinister occurred when it didn't...? Fuck you, Anti-Choicers...FUCK YOU!
Will Congress Protect Gay Rights Beyond Marriage?
Congress better do so if it wants to maintain any semblance of credibility. It's bad enough that we have fuckers like Joni Ernst calling for investigations of Planned Parenthood on the basis of spurious 'evidence'... To stall on the issue of gay rights now would be a disservice to the hard work that has been done to ensure the LGBT community is afforded the same protections as the rest of us.
Pharmacy owners cannot cite religion to deny medicine: U.S. appeals court
A win for reason, I think...
That's all for now. I've organized a social event for later at the Art Center so I've got a few things to take care of in that respect. I need to practice my bass a little first. I started learning the bass lines for Bon Jovi's Born to Be My Baby yesterday and I'm thinking I may have to make it a daily ritual.
I have a hard time retaining complex information so repetition is particularly valuable to me where learning is concerned. The only problem is that it only works if I have an interest in the subject matter being learned... (sigh)
Extra Link(s) (not part of the SCA Morning Read) -
Federal judge orders seizure of documents and hard drives from Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office
I really hope someone nails this cocksucker's ass to the wall one of these days. We don't need fucksticks like him wielding any power.
Donald Trump bans Iowa’s biggest newspaper from event for calling him a ‘feckless blowhard’
If he's abusing this much power now, imagine the shit he'll try and pull if elected...as laughable as the notion is...