| Political Talk|| House Republicans stalling resolution to honor Pope Francis - Toddy on 7/31/14 at 10:49 am|
[quote]A bipartisan resolution written to honor Pope Francis for his work towards social justice appears to be mired in Congress, reportedly due to his reputation among Republicans as being "too liberal," according to The Hill. The pope is expected to visit the United States in 2015 for the Catholic...
| Political Talk|| North Carolina Republicans are allowing people to die to prove a point - Toddy on 7/29/14 at 8:02 pm|
SHAMEFUL POLITICS: Portia Gibbs -- a 48 year old citizen from Belhaven, North Carolina who was suffering from a heart attack -- spent the last hour of her life in a parking lot waiting for a helicopter because the nearest hospital was 84 miles away.
WHY? Because GOP leaders in North Carolina refu...
| Political Talk|| Houston cop forces family to leave blind Chihuahua on roadside to die - Toddy on 7/29/14 at 3:38 pm|
At least the Mayor apologized for the a-hole cop actions.
[quote]The mayor of Houston has apologized to a family whose nearly blind dog was killed in traffic after a police officer forced them to leave it on the side of the road.
Josie Garcia told KTRK that the family pet Chihuahua, named Gue...
| Political Talk|| Remember how America treated the Jews on the St. Louis ? - Toddy on 7/15/14 at 9:02 pm|
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.
| Political Talk|| Gitmo prisoners cite Hobby Lobby ruling in religious liberty lawsuit - Toddy on 7/8/14 at 5:48 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Why Democrats are so confident - Toddy on 7/7/14 at 7:59 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| A reverend is alleging he got stiffed $16,000 after buying votes... - Toddy on 7/1/14 at 2:10 am|
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.
| Political Talk|| Republican McDaniel voted in 2003 Democratic Primary - Toddy on 6/25/14 at 3:08 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| 10th Circuit rules Utah gay marriage ban unconstitutional - Toddy on 6/25/14 at 1:15 pm|
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 ...
| Political Talk|| One of the world's last remaining "tusker" elephants killed in Kenya - Toddy on 6/19/14 at 4:33 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Catholic school principal apologizes for Ellen photo on dance invitation - Toddy on 5/23/14 at 9:45 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Oregon gay marriage ban struck down yesterday, Pennsylvania's today - Toddy on 5/20/14 at 7:44 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Resolution opposing gay marriage fails in Arkansas legislature - Toddy on 5/16/14 at 1:16 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Michael Sam jerseys selling better than the NFL's No. 1 draft pick - Toddy on 5/13/14 at 12:53 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Coalition of Evangelical Christians plan to boycott any team that drafts Sam - Toddy on 5/8/14 at 8:18 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| The Right's next Brendan Eich; newspaper editor fired over anti-gay blog post - Toddy on 5/7/14 at 12:25 pm|
[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.
| Political Talk|| Cop says "we don't have time for this" as he shoots and kills tazed teen - Toddy on 5/3/14 at 8:32 am|
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 ...
| SEC Rant|| Which schools are on record supporting the 9 game schedule ? - Toddy on 4/27/14 at 9:19 pm|
I know Alabama is. Who else?...
| Political Talk|| Vance McAllister got religious 'when I needed votes' - Toddy on 4/8/14 at 11:07 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| SCOTUS declines NM photographer First Amendment case - Toddy on 4/7/14 at 12:45 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Archbishop of Atlanta may sell his 2.2 million dollar home - Toddy on 4/3/14 at 10:29 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Christian school tells 8 year old girl that she's not feminine enough - Toddy on 3/25/14 at 8:20 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church, has died - Toddy on 3/20/14 at 7:04 pm|
Outcast and excommunicated from the monster he created. Anyone wanna go picket his funeral?...
| Political Talk|| How did George Bush lose an entire generation for the Republican Party? - Toddy on 3/11/14 at 8:07 pm|
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 ...
| Political Talk|| Biggest Red State of all :Texas gay marriage ban ruled Unconstitutional - Toddy on 2/26/14 at 10:12 pm|
Gay marriage cases are a perfect 5-0 post DOMA ruling
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...
| Political Talk|| Will the NFL move the Super Bowl if Brewer signs Arizona's anti-gay bill? - Toddy on 2/25/14 at 11:40 am|
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 ...
| Political Talk|| Supreme Court Ethics Act proposed - Toddy on 2/16/14 at 10:21 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Walls continue to crumble, Virginia gay marriage ban tossed out by federal court - Toddy on 2/13/14 at 9:47 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Holder extends same sex marriage rights to all 50 states - Toddy on 2/9/14 at 11:47 am|
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 ...
| Political Talk|| Northwestern football players are trying to unionize - Toddy on 1/28/14 at 7:19 pm|
[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...