Goodness and Truth Marriage equality supporters have won another victory over the Forces of Darkness the dinosaurs.
The Minnesota senate has passed its marriage equality bill 37-30. Gay marriage begins in the Great Frozen North on August 1.
That’s two victories for this fine state, and we’re the 12th state to outlaw yet another form of discrimination.
When members of the media say something often enough no matter how outlandish, unprovable, or false it is, a large majority of listeners/viewers take it as truth — particularly when it confirms a cherished belief.
Cicada pizza, anyone?
The United Nations is looking into making insects into a more available food source for people.
Can’t you just hear Beck and Lindbaugh bleating?
“Look at what the U.N. is planning to force on American citizens! Fried ants and broiled scorpions!”
Anyone curious as to the small print on that story about the IRS targeting applications by political organizations transparently disguised as tax-exempt 501(c)4 organizations that mostly turned out to be started by conservative causes?
Remember the recent Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court? the decision that removed any sane financial cap on donations for political campaigns? the decision that has pushed our country far along the spectrum to a plutocratic oligarchy?
Yeah, that decision.
It seems that as a result of Citizens United, there was a doubling of the usual rate of applications to create tax-exempt organizations between 2010 and 2012. Such a change in the number of requests naturally sparked suspicion within the IRS, and some IRS offices began using keywords to single out certain requests.
The IRS has apologized for the issue. No organization was denied a request as a result of this profiling. No damage was done, the hoorah raised by dozens of conservative pundits and self-righteous politicians notwithstanding. However, those nabobs of negativism are demanding rolling heads and a presidential apology from That Skeery Black Man in the White House.
I haven’t posted in weeks, and I finally put my finger on why.
I’m preaching to the choir, and while that can be satisfying in its way, it isn’t enough.
I appreciate those folk who came to visit, and to participate in the community. Thanks so much for that.
Let Montgomery Burns explain it all to you: