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Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.
See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?
Literally, when I heard two more Senators had backed it, I thought, “Well, I know one ain’t Joe!” Good on them. (Click cartoon to enlarge.)
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), both hailing from deeply red states, announced on Friday their support for gay marriage.
“In speaking with North Dakotans from every corner of our great state, and much personal reflection, I have concluded the federal government should no longer discriminate against people who want to make lifelong, loving commitments to each other or interfere in personal, private, and intimate relationships,” Heitkamp said in a statement. “I view the ability of anyone to marry as a logical extension of this belief. The makeup of families is changing, but the importance of family is enduring.”
“In recent years, our country has been involved in an important discussion on the issue of marriage equality,” Donnelly said on Facebook. “While serving in the House of Representatives, I had the opportunity to act on a core belief of mine: we are a stronger country when we draw on the strengths of all Americans. I voted to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and was an original supporter of the bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace because of their sexual orientation.”
“It is also for that reason that I oppose amending either Indiana’s or our nation’s constitution to enshrine in those documents an ‘us’ and a ‘them,’ instead of a ‘we,’” he continued. “With the recent Supreme Court arguments and accompanying public discussion of same-sex marriage, I have been thinking about my past positions and votes. In doing so, I have concluded that the right thing to do is to support marriage equality for all.”
Oh lookey, one of my very own Indiana reps thought up this bullshit. Funny that they think a man who makes more on residuals on his book in a week than they make in a month would be a-sceered of their tail chasing. Someone should alert these asshats constituents on the crud they’re passing in congress as opposed to JOBS BILLS that really matter.
House Republicans introduced legislation on Tuesday that would withhold President Obama’s salary any time he’s late submitting a budget proposal to Congress.
The bill from Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) is similar to the No Budget, No Pay Act that was signed into law earlier this year by Obama. That law requires the salaries of House or Senate members to be held in escrow if their respective chamber fails to pass a budget by April 15.
Under Buschon’s bill, the president’s pay would also be put into escrow if he is late proposing a budget to Congress by the statutory deadline, which is the first Monday in February.
Republicans want to force this piece of equipment…
… into a woman’s body. Again. Twice. Women will have to endure an unnecessary, unpleasant, uncomfortable, embarrassing, even painful procedure– twice– because some legislators insist that they know more about women’s bodies than women do.
I’m speaking from experience, see, because I’ve undergone this lovely test. Twice. NOT fun. TMI? Too bad, we’re all adults here and this is serious.
Of course, these same Republicans also insist that Big Government is bad and evil and tyrannical and bad for ‘Murika. Their government, according to these hypocrites, should be small enough to fit into a woman’s vagina.
Here’s a little message from me to the Indiana GOP: Up your… ante.
This has been going for a couple days, but this is the first video I’ve seen. Thank god this is the part of IN way far away from me. Via.
Every whacko wants his stab at fame. Watch for this to happen more and more.
A Cedar Lake, Ind. man who police said had 47 guns and ammunition hidden in his home was arrested after threatening to set his wife on fire and “kill as many people as he could” at an elementary school near his home Friday, police said.
Early Friday morning, police were called to the home of Von I. Meyer, 60, in 9300 block of West 133rd Avenue, after it was reported that he threatened to set his wife on fire after she fell asleep, according to a statement from Cedar Lake police.
Meyer also said he was going to enter the Jane Ball Elementary School – less than 1,000 feet from his home – and “kill as many people as he could before police could stop him,” the statement said.
Hidden in his 2-story, “historic” home, authorities found 47 guns and ammunition with an estimated value of over $100,000, the statement said. Many of the guns seized during the search were collector’s items, the statement said.
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