Arkansas okays adoption by gay couples…
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a 2008 law passed by the voters of the state which had banned adoption by gay couples, citing the law “… directly and substantially burdens the privacy rights of same-sex individuals who engage in private, consensual sexual conduct in the bedroom by foreclosing their eligibility to foster or adopt children, should they choose to cohabit with their sexual partner." The opinion was published without dissent, which bodes well for it being upheld when the usual homophobic suspects fight the ruling.
Score one for all the kids languishing in foster care in that state who now have a shot at a loving home.
We don’t have a deficit problem. We have a revenue problem…
And the Republicans are doing their best to see that it stays that way…
Recently, it became known that the IRS was starting to focus their audits on earners of income above $250,000. Makes sense. They’re the only ones with any money. Not so coincidentally a barely noticed cut that made it into this week’s budget “compromise” were funds that had been allocated to hire more IRS agents.
You can’t say that Republicans don’t take care of their own.
Meanwhile, our older citizens took it up the yin-yang as the Tea Party-led GOP pushed for and got millions cut from federal housing and assistance programs that serve needy seniors.
And remember, they’re coming for Medicare next.
Beck gets the boot…
After a year of declining audience ratings in the 1,000,000 range -- it would seem that even Fox viewers have a limit on the amount of turd pie they can swallow -- and the mass exodus of all majors advertisers, leaving his show sponsored by little more than ChristianMingle.com, Fox announced that Glenn Beck would be “transitioning out” of his nightly TV show on the network. What a nice euphemism for getting your ass canned.
No need to feel sorry for Beck though. I hear Charlie Sheen’s looking for an opening act.
Stuck for a gift idea for the guy who has everything?
How about his own boob tube remote? Yep. It’s for real. The bikini top lifts up for making channel surfing even more fun. At only $14.99, it’s perfect for the single guy with a lot of time on his hands.
Do kindergarteners need iPads?
A school district in
thinks so. Maine
Seriously? What happened to good old-fashioned finger-painting?