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PhotOH! Post SCOTUS marriage equality rulings, an excellent New Yorker cover: Bert and Ernie’s “Moment of Joy”


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Fan. Tastic. Kudos to Jack Hunter, the artist.

Nobody can explain to my satisfaction why oh why anyone would object to two consenting adults who love each other wanting to commit to a long term, healthy relationship.

Where does anyone get off denying the same rights to loving, committed gay couples that straight loving, committed couples enjoy?

Where does anyone get off making someone else's intimate relationship matter so much that they feel compelled to interfere?

Where does anyone get off insisting that another couple's personal relationship is the least bit relevant or threatening to their own?

Do the same people who want to deny equal rights to gay couples also scrutinize opposite sex couples' lives? ...

...I mean other than intruding on women's private lives by forcing trans-vaginal ultrasounds into them and demanding they ignore the law of the land, their own doctors' advice, and their own personal choices.

Why would anyone feel compelled to deny anyone else their "Moment of Joy"?

I have yet to get a reasonable response to any of those questions, because there is none.


"Shame on U.S. Assault weapons bill is dead."


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Yesterday it became depressingly clear that the assault weapon ban won’t be in the Senate gun measure.

Hey Congress members, here's an idea: Put yourselves on record and vote. I'm talking to both Democrats and Republicans, I want to know who you are, which of you is allowing the gun industry to dictate your actions, which of you is making them the priority instead of the lives of Americans, which of you is ignoring what we have made pretty obvious:

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Let the majority of Americans who support an assault weapons ban and a limit on the number of rounds in a magazine see who is voting against their wishes. Go ahead, we dare you.

UPDATE: TELL SEN. HARRY REID you want a vote on the Assault Weapons Ban. Here is his number: (202) 224-3542. Make every senator vote.

UPDATE via The Hill:

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said the White House would "find the votes" to pass the ban.


PhotOH! Gun problem solved


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(Sent to me in an email, no attribution available.)

Sometimes a visual and/or a little pointed, dark humor gets the message across better than a long, involved post filled with outrage.

And no, I do not condone shooting oneself. I would hope that is obvious.

For good measure, I'd like to share this Art Spiegelman New Yorker cover from 1993 that was also sent to me in an email:

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Twenty (corrected) years later the same cover is still relevant and equally disturbing. How sad is that?

(Laffy Note: I'm on no sleep. Error is now corrected thanks to reader Steve Hychka.)


PhotOH! New Yorker: Mitt Romney's tattoos. Oh, and new poll says Pres. Obama leads in Ohio 51-47



And this just in, via PPP:

PPP's newest Ohio poll finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 51-47, up from a 49-48 margin a week ago.

It's starting to look like Obama might have turned the corner with his wins in the second and third debates. ... Obama's approval is on positive ground at 51/48, while Romney's favorability is in negative territory at 47/51. Ohioans trust Obama over Romney on both the economy (52/46) and foreign policy (54/44).

Obama's built up a big lead among early voters in the state.

More at the link.

I love this post.


New Yorker magazine cover: Romney, Ryan giggly over prospect of tar-and-feathering a dog



Yes, Willard and Paul are luring a dog with a chicken leg so they can tar and feather it. Aren't they presh?

But, see, they make up for all the highjinks and merry little pranks with snuggly bedtime storytelling, Lady and the Tramp drink sharing, and shirtless car fixing like the real men do!

Don't they make the cutest couple ever?


PhotOH! Best New Yorker cover ever, thanks to President Obama


Please go here to see the artist's comment, which will be worth the effort.

President Obama hit a home run, while Etch a Sketch Romney can't even justify his contradictory "states' rights" vs. "federal marriage amendment" positions.


New Yorker magazine covers, Occupy Wall Street edition




And via Mark Karlin at BuzzFlash at Truthout:

[T]his is not just an issue of struggling unemployed workers; it's an issue of a financial system that needs systemic reform. Second of all, it's not a minor issue of "excesses" as if the chairman of the Bank of America had an extra bottle of champagne for dinner on the company account. It is, as Kristof writes, "another form of bank robbery." Obama, his Treasury secretary and his attorney general are doing very little to prosecute those who conducted the bank robberies, but they are tolerating the arrests of those who are witnesses to the crime.

Click on the link for more. It will provoke some of you, and have others nodding in agreement.