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Remember how America treated the Jews on the St. Louis ? - Toddy
They were refused entry and shipped back to a certain death. There is a high likelihood these kids will be sent back to places where they will be maimed, tortured, killed and raped. Any of y'all that support these children being returned to an environment like this simply have no conscience. T...


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Gitmo prisoners cite Hobby Lobby ruling in religious liberty lawsuit - Toddy
And so it begins... [quote]Lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay prisoners are now invoking the recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that if corporations are allowed to have religious rights, so should detainees. The motions, which were filed in Washington, D.C...


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Why Democrats are so confident - Toddy
Will the GOP change before it's too late? Can it become more inclusive? I read an article earlier today that mentioned the huge inroads the Dems are even making with the Cubans. [quote]It was a revealing convergence Monday when the five-member conservative Supreme Court majority delivered the Ho...


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A reverend is alleging he got stiffed $16,000 after buying votes... - Toddy
at $15 a vote for Thad Cochran. The guy who allegedly stiffed him is an aide to Roger Wicker. This was just posted and linked from a pretty reputable Mississippi political blog (cottonmouth blog) I don't know how legit this is but there's a 20 minute audio along with pics of text messages. If the...


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Republican McDaniel voted in 2003 Democratic Primary - Toddy
People that live in glass houses........ [quote]The conservative candidate running against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) voted as a Democrat in Mississippi's state primary in 2003, according to records obtained by the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. The newspaper reported that voting record...


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10th Circuit rules Utah gay marriage ban unconstitutional - Toddy
This is huge. First appellate court ruling since the various district court rulings started in December. The 4th Circuit ruling for Virginia should be released soon and the 6th Circuit ruling in the next few months. What will happen if all of the appellate courts rule the same way? Since the ...


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One of the world's last remaining "tusker" elephants killed in Kenya - Toddy
So sad. Elephants are being poached in such huge numbers now that they will be extinct in the wild in a few years. Equal dismal news for many other species. A sub-species of Rhino (can't remember if it was White or Black) went extinct last year. Most of the remaining tiger species are on the verge o...


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Catholic school principal apologizes for Ellen photo on dance invitation - Toddy
You know, because she's such a bad role model and all. It's A OK to solicit her help when you need something though. [quote]The principal of a Catholic school in Bucks County is apologizing to parents for using a photo of Ellen DeGeneres on an invitation to an Oscars-themed graduation dance, a...


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Oregon gay marriage ban struck down yesterday, Pennsylvania's today - Toddy
Oregon becomes Marriage Equality State No. 18 as the state refuses to appeal the ruling. And as Pennsylvania's governor tests the political winds on whether to appeal its ruling, couples got married all across the state today. This continues a juggernaut that began in December. In the last six mo...


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Resolution opposing gay marriage fails in Arkansas legislature - Toddy
I must say I'm VERY surprised by this. Is Arkansas THAT much different from Louisiana and Mississippi? [quote]Arkansas lawmakers have blocked a resolution urging the state Supreme Court to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage. A non-binding resolution objecting to a judge's decision striking down...


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Michael Sam jerseys selling better than the NFL's No. 1 draft pick - Toddy
It's unprecedented. Only Johnny Football is selling more and his have been available for two days longer. It appears Sam kissing Vito on national TV didn't hurt his appeal any. [quote]Orders for Michael Sam's St. Louis Rams jerseys were the second-highest of any NFL rookie drafted this weekend...


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Coalition of Evangelical Christians plan to boycott any team that drafts Sam - Toddy
Unfortunately, the team that drafts Sam is going to have to deal with distractions like this. :casty: On a side note, he has already signed an endorsement deal with VISA. [quote]A conservative group, no doubt looking for publicity, announced it will boycott any NFL team that drafts gay playe...


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The Right's next Brendan Eich; newspaper editor fired over anti-gay blog post - Toddy
[quote]The Newton Daily News is seeking a new editor after parting ways with Bob Eschliman, its former editor. Eschliman’s departure was announced Monday, nearly a week after he received statewide media attention for his personal blog addressing the Queen James translation of the Bible. In his...


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Cop says "we don't have time for this" as he shoots and kills tazed teen - Toddy
I'm sure this kid's parents are very sorry they thought calling the police was a good idea. [quote]Tragedy, another child is dead because of police aggression. Keith Vidal, who had just celebrated his 18th birthday last month, was killed by a police officer who responded to the family’s Boiling ...


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Which schools are on record supporting the 9 game schedule ? - Toddy
I know Alabama is. Who else?...


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Vance McAllister got religious 'when I needed votes' - Toddy
There are some people on here that are very firm in their Christian faith. The man made support for the traditional family and his faith the focus of his campaign. Does it not piss you off when people like this make a mockery of your religion? [quote]The husband of the staffer caught kissing Re...


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SCOTUS declines NM photographer First Amendment case - Toddy
Does this put the future of Mississippi's newly enacted law in doubt? Or is this somehow different? I'm not sure. [quote]Today the Supreme Court turned away a photography business's claim that it had a First Amendment right to break New Mexico public accommodations law and discriminate against ga...


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Archbishop of Atlanta may sell his 2.2 million dollar home - Toddy
The archdiocese receives a $15 million dollar donation and he uses 2.2 million of it to build himself a house. [quote]The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta has apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion to use as his home, a move that made him the object of derision and complaint, and sai...


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Christian school tells 8 year old girl that she's not feminine enough - Toddy
Has the Christian Right become so paranoid that they have stooped to bullying tomboys? EIGHT YEAR OLD tomboys at that. We had plenty of tomboys at my elementary school in the 1980's. Noone thought a thing about it. [quote]Timberlake, VA - Sports, sneakers, and short hair; it's what makes eigh...


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Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church, has died - Toddy
Outcast and excommunicated from the monster he created. Anyone wanna go picket his funeral?...


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How did George Bush lose an entire generation for the Republican Party? - Toddy
Or is it his fault? Something happened though. There's no disputing the fact that the younger generation has voted overwhelmingly Democratic since 2000. [quote]Pew has released a new survey about the social and political attitudes of various generations, and it makes for interesting reading. The ...


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Biggest Red State of all :Texas gay marriage ban ruled Unconstitutional - Toddy
Gay marriage cases are a perfect 5-0 post DOMA ruling Utah Oklahoma Kentucky Virginia now Texas next up Louisiana ?? (probably will be Michigan or Pennsylvania) [quote](CNN) -- Texas on Wednesday became the latest state to have a federal judge strike down its same-sex marriage ban, t...


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Will the NFL move the Super Bowl if Brewer signs Arizona's anti-gay bill? - Toddy
Sounds like they are contemplating it. [quote]With Arizona scheduled to host the Super Bowl next year, the National Football League has warned state officials that it is monitoring what happens with the bill on Gov. Jan Brewer's desk that would allow anti-LGBT discrimination. According to the ...


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Supreme Court Ethics Act proposed - Toddy
If the liberal justices on the SCOTUS were caught doing some of things that Scalia and Thomas had done the howls from the right would be deafening. One would hope this bill will enjoy bipartisan support. [quote]A group of congressional Democrats is set to introduce legislation Thursday that wo...


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Walls continue to crumble, Virginia gay marriage ban tossed out by federal court - Toddy
Utah Oklahoma Kentucky now Virginia Up soon..Louisiana and Texas [quote]A federal judge ruled Virginia's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional late Thursday evening. From the ruling: The Court finds Va. Const. Art. I, § 15-A, Va. Code §§ 20-45.2, 20-45.3, and any other Virginia law tha...


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Holder extends same sex marriage rights to all 50 states - Toddy
I noticed there hasn't been a thread about Holder on here in a while. This will give some of y'all something new to bitch about him. :lol: Seriously, though, props to Holder and the DOJ for ensuring all Americans are treated equally. [quote](CNN) -- In a major milestone for gay rights, the ...


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Northwestern football players are trying to unionize - Toddy
Thoughts? [quote]In the opening shots of a major new assault on the NCAA's amateurism model, an "overwhelming majority" of Northwestern football players have filed to be recognized as members of a union. Their endgame, if successful, would be college football players officially being classified a...


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"Duck Dynasty" ratings are plummeting - Toddy
Down 28% from last season's premiere. Down 33% in target demographic. I figured social conservatives would support Phil and the show would see record numbers. Why do you think this is happening? Fewer fans are flocking to “Duck Dynasty.” The show’s Season 5 premiere reportedly missed...


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Student protesters win, Catholic school will NOT fire married gay teacher - Toddy
Interesting development transpiring in Seattle. The school is using the excuse that since the drama teacher is part time, she can get married. I don't understand why the part time vs. full time employment status matters? I think it's because of the enormous backlash that happened when they recently...


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Catholic school to teacher: Divorce your spouse and you can keep your job - Toddy
We'll even throw you a commitment ceremony after you get a divorce. :wtf: Let's be clear, I support the right of the Catholic church to act however they want to act (the school claims that higher ups ordered the purge of the teacher). But, you have to admit, it takes a pretty demented thought ...


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