Tipping is Appreciated (Or At Least It Should Be)

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Third Time’s the Smarm

From Crooks and Liars:

Mitt Romney is rebranding himself again, this time as a poverty fighter

Seriously?

Seriously.

“Under President Obama, the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty than ever before,” Romney said. “Under this president, his policies have not worked. Their liberal policies are good every four years for a campaign, but they don’t get the job done.”… He added, “People want to see rising wages and they deserve them.”

By the time the debates begin, he’ll have blamed the Great Depression and ever other evil that Republican policies have brought about on the Democrats.

Correcting Bill O-Lie-Ly

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Now, if Fox was actually News:

The FBI, largely comprised of Christians, wiped the Klan, which was exclusively comprised of Christians, out by destroying its leadership and vigorously prosecuting their crimes – except that it didn’t completely wipe out the Klan and it took decades to prosecute much of what the Klan did, by which time many of the perpetrators had died of old age, and lets not forget that the FBI, led for forty years by a closeted gay man who was possibly being blackmailed by the Mafia, was pretty racist in its own right.

Fair is Fair

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Discourse in a Nutshell

Although it seems as though the person in question here is in dire need of mental help, this observation from Crooks and Liars is nevertheless spot on:

It makes me sad that people feel so desperate and are so ill they would even consider attacking a public official. But the most shocking part of this sad story is how many times Michael Hoyt, former bartender at John Boehner’s club, made threats before he was actually arrested.

The threats, of course, were against Boehner.

And the apparent ‘rationale’ – or, at least part of it – for the threats?

In addition to the emails and erratic behavior, Hoyt also posted his thoughts online. The Ebola crisis in particular was stressing him.

Authorities said Hoyt also typed an 11-page blog detailing his thoughts about Boehner being the devil and emailed it to his father, ex-girlfriend and neighbor.

Hoyt said he used to pour wine for Boehner often and could have easily poisoned his drink, but didn’t, special agents said.

He said no one checked the drinks he poured for Boehner, and it would have been “very easy to slip something in,” according to Desrosiers.

Hoyt also told agents he imagined a scenario where he confronted Boehner about Ebola in front of one of the sports stadiums in downtown Cincinnati. He said he wanted large crowds to be present.

Now, the sadly appropriate snarky response:

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Something You’re Not Hearing About the Virginia ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill

Namely – not to mention robustly – its not explicitly anti-T:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. A person seeking to obtain or renew a license, registration, or certificate from the Commonwealth, its political subdivisions, or any agency, authority, board, department, or other entity thereof, shall not be required to perform, assist, consent to, or participate in any action or refrain from performing, assisting, consenting to, or participating in any action as a condition of obtaining or renewing the license, registration, or certificate where such condition would violate the religious or moral convictions of such person with respect to same-sex “marriage” or homosexual behavior.

If that becomes law, then hopefully the state’s Democratic governor and/or attorney general will find a way to require people “seeking to obtain or renew a license, registration, or certificate from the Commonwealth, its political subdivisions, or any agency, authority, board, department, or other entity thereof” to “assist, consent to, or participate in [some] action” acknowledging the reality of gender transition or “refrain from performing, assisting, consenting to, or participating in [some] action that negates recognition of gender transition.  (Yes, hopefully the state’s Democratic governor and/or attorney general will also file a pleading that says simply: “Romer v. Evans scoreboard.”)

From Addicting Info:

The Virginia Bill states that anyone seeking or holding a business license from the state of Virginia in the state can refuse service or entry to gay people, on the grounds it “would violate the religious or moral convictions of such person with respect to same-sex “marriage” or homosexual behavior.

This would make it lawful for LGBT people to be barred from hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and any other premise where a good or service is exchanged by someone who dislikes their sexual orientation

It wouldn’t apply to hetero trans people (after all, as the incremental progress dogmatists always say whenever push comes to shove on T-inclusion in positive legislation, Ts aren’t worthy of inclusion because Ts are all hetero, yadda, yadda, yadda…) in hetero marriages.

And it wouldn’t apply to any individual T person who either (1) is hetero; (2) is asexual, or (3) stands mute as to what his or her sexual orientation might be.

And it wouldn’t apply to hetero crossdressers per se.

So, no – it would not apply to any other premise.

That Sound You Won’t Hear…

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…is Randy Weber calling for uniting and standing strong against domestic terrorism that is organized and carried out by christianist extremists.

I need to first apologize to all those offended by my tweet

But to those who weren’t offended by the dog-whistle that it was, you say what? ‘Thank you for your support’?