News That Will Drive You To Drink: Clarence Thomas Edition

So why should you fill up the I.V. bags (not bread bags) with booze for this tweet? Take it away Jeremy Hooper:

Robert George is the cofounder (along with Maggie Gallagher) of the National Organization For Marriage and one of the authors of the Federal Marriage Amendment. Ryan T. Anderson is a Heritage Foundation staffer and a top voice against marriage equality.

But you know, no one will ask Ol’ Clarence to recuse himself from the upcoming ruling on same-sex marriage unlike the chorus of Y’all Qaeda who are screaming for the women of the SCOTUS to recuse themselves because they know gay people.

One Lump of Stupid or Two?

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It’s from Texas (of course) and it doesn’t involve Screwie Louie (whoddathunkit?!):

Four Republican lawmakers from the Plano area plan to introduce legislation that would bar cities and counties from adopting ordinances prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people, the Observer has learned. The proposed legislation also threatens to nullify existing LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances in cities that are home to roughly 7.5 million Texans—or more than one-quarter of the state’s population.

The bill comes in response to the Plano City Council’s passage last month of an equal rights ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

And what is their reasoning, you ask, and by reasoning you mean fig leaf:

“It should be a uniform standard statewide, and cities can’t just arbitrarily create new classes that criminalize a whole segment of the majority of the population,” Welch said. “It’s just self-evident that they’re going to try to do it city by city. We’re dealing with a broad public policy that creates criminal punishments. That’s a pretty serious issue, and when it’s based on a special agenda by a small, tiny fragment of the population … that’s a legitimate need and reason for the state Legislature to act.”

Who is this “they” of whom you speak? Sounds like “they” have an agenda?… But less you think this is aimed solely at the ‘mos, well, think again:

“Nobody supports discrimination and nobody supports discriminating against anybody in the GLBT community,” Welch told the Observer. “What we’re against is laws that are passed that essentially give them privileged-class status and threaten with criminal penalties business owners and individuals and ultimately churches and pastors for practicing historic beliefs that have been part of this country since it’s founding, and that’s something that’s a direct threat against our First Amendment, and that’s what this is all about.”

That is indeed what this is all about: your need to discriminate is the lone-star reason to go down this road, boys, and it is aimed very specifically at a specific minority. Also/too, so much for local control of which Wingnuttia sings the praises so often. Let’s watch this one closely in a future Claim Chowder: will Texas hatred of gay people push them to take away local autonomy of cities and counties?

Some Florida Stupid For Bedtime?

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Local counties to end courthouse weddings to avoid marrying gays

Couples who wanted to skip the pomp and circumstance of a wedding and get married at the Duval, Clay or Baker county courthouses will no longer have that option in the new year.

These counties’ decision to end the long-standing tradition of courthouse wedding ceremonies is due, at least in part, to the continued debate over same-sex marriage in Florida against the backdrop of conservative Christianity. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle could rule any day and make gay marriage legal across the state.

If same-sex marriage is allowed, Duval Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell, Clay Clerk Tara Green and Baker Clerk Stacie Harvey will have no choice but to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. But to avoid performing ceremonies for them, these clerks have decided to end all courthouse weddings.

But you know, Xristians love the sinner.

Some Stupid With Your Coffee?

Hey, San Antonio! S’up?

A resolution that will be presented at the January 8 meeting of the executive committee of the Bexar County Republican Party urges the “repeal of our local governments’ pro-homosexual policies.”

The resolution, which was circulated to local GOP precinct chairs, denounces the passage of the nondiscrimination ordinance that was approved by the City Council in September of last year, saying that it uses taxpayer dollars to :

  • Allow men to freely use the women’s restroom, locker rooms and changing facilities
  • Gag any city board or commission member from speaking against homosexual behavior or be subjected to the removal from the group
  • Subject businesses run by people of faith to criminal penalties and expensive lawsuits if they refuse to provide services that conflict with religious beliefs relating to homosexual behavior.

The resolution also seeks to roll back domestic partner benefits to city and county employees because they give “special rights to homosexuals” and because the benefits dishonor traditional marriage.

Some more fallout from the November elections, you know, when Y’all Qaeda said that the Culture Wars were dead, and Libtards stayed home.

WTF Is The Matter With Kansas Now?

The return of the “We Don’t Serve Your Kind Law.

Kansas again is looking at codifying the right to discriminate into law, presumably to protect Christians running secular business on main street from having to serve icky gay people. The new twist this time is that is going to include Public Employees, so you know, if the Fire Fighters who thinks the sodomite’s house should burn down, will let it burn, or if the Paramedics don’t want to touch the gay, well, they don’t have to. The Librarian wouldn’t have to check out books, and I suppose teachers could refuse students.

Kansas Governor Brownback continues to defy a Federal Judge’s order to recognize same-sex marriages in Kansas, so Vegas odds are really good that he would sign this bill if it should pass.

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Just to prep you for the onslaught of your relatives tomorrow, here’s Crazy Unkka Pat giving us a Thanksgiving homily: equal rights for the ‘mos is destroying this country!

Awaiting a Boycott

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Proctor and Gamble have announced their support of Marriage Equality:

For the first time in its history, Procter & Gamble is openly supporting same-sex marriage.

The Cincinnati-based consumer products giant says it embraced gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees for more than 20 years. Now, the company says same-sex marriage has become an important enough issue to its workers that it is taking a public stand.

All the usual suspects that call for boycotts of products, services, entertainment are sure to react as P&G is one of the largest household brands. We’ve long kidded that Y’all Qaeda was going to end up living in a mud hut wearing rags and today’s announcement brings that bit of snark closer to truth.

We’ll monitor the reaction today and update as needed.

Some Stupid For Your Coffee?

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t giving up on defending the state’s gay-marriage ban despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for same-sex marriages in his state.

The court on Wednesday denied the state’s request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court.

“I’m going to do to gay dudes what I’m doing to the rest of Kansas,” Brownback did not say. “Err, let me rephrase that.”

Some Fries With Your Stupid?

Jim Schneider of Voice of Christian Youth America, who seems a bit long in the tooth to be the spokesperson of Youth of any sort, has been thinking about pedophilia:

“Once you change that which is unchangeable, there’s no limit to how far you can go… What about an adult who says, ‘I want to marry this underage child. It’s discriminatory — I love this child, this child loves me, why can we not be married, that’s discriminatory.’”

Methinks Jim’s been thinking about pedo a little too much, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

Also, too: The blink of an eye? I cracked up at the 20-year blink.

The Stupid… It BURNS!!!!

On the bright side, you’ll never hear, “Not tonight honey.”