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Gonna Need a Fainting Couch in The GOP Clown Car

Gonna Need a Fainting Couch in The GOP Clown Car

The 2016 GOP Clown Car needs retro-fitting, because hysteria-prone son of South Carolina Lindsey Graham is dipping his little toesies in the water: Sen. Lindsey Graham acknowledged on Sunday he’s seriously exploring a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” if he had started polling voters about his chances in 2016, Graham said he is not polling, “but we set up a testing-the-waters committee under the IRS code that will allow me to look beyond South Carolina as to whether or not a guy like Lindsey Graham has a viable path.” “I don’t know where this will go, but I’m definitely going to look at it,” said Graham, the senior senator from South Carolina. We…

SCOTUS Will Hear Marriage Arguments

SCOTUS Will Hear Marriage Arguments

The Supreme Court announced late today that they’ll hear challenges to the anti-same-sex marriage laws in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld those states’ bans on marriage equality in November 2014, creating the ‘split circuits’ situation cited by Justice Ginsburg as a requirement for the Court to take up the issue. The cases ask the justices whether Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee bans on same-sex couples’ marriages and bans on recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages from out of state violate the Constitution’s due process and equal protection guarantees. The two questions granted by the court for argument are: 1) “Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of…

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for “exercising religious liberty”

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for “exercising religious liberty”

They really are coming for the poor discriminated-against Xtianists down Atlanta way. Mayor Kasim Reed has fired fire chief Kelvin Cochran for exercising his religious liberty in the following ways: Cochran was suspended by Mayor Kasim Reed on Nov. 24 after media reports of Cochran’s self-published book, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” included excerpted anti-gay passages that state: • “Uncleanness — whatever is opposite of purity; including sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, bestiality, all other forms of sexual perversion.” • “Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, the same sex and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body-temple and…

Eager-to-Please Jeb! Flips-and-Flops on Marriage Equality

Eager-to-Please Jeb! Flips-and-Flops on Marriage Equality

As Florida marriages begin, Jeb! has managed to need two statements on his views of marriage equality in as many days. Looks like the flip-flopper crown that was Mitt’s in 2012 might be up for grabs in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. Our friends at The New Civil Rights Movements have tracked his swift evolution in the past 24 hours: In an earlier report today, NCRM detailed the comments Jeb Bush, a highly-likely GOP presidential candidate, made about same-sex marriage, which began today in his home state of Florida. “It ought be a local decision. I mean, a state decision,” Bush said Sunday. “The state decided. The people of the state decided. But it’s been overturned by the courts, I…