| 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...
| Political Talk|| "Duck Dynasty" ratings are plummeting - Toddy on 1/18/14 at 11:48 am|
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...
| Political Talk|| Student protesters win, Catholic school will NOT fire married gay teacher - Toddy on 1/13/14 at 11:32 am|
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...
| Political Talk|| Catholic school to teacher: Divorce your spouse and you can keep your job - Toddy on 1/6/14 at 7:37 pm|
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 ...
| Political Talk|| Pew Poll : One-third of Americans reject evolution - Toddy on 12/30/13 at 8:38 pm|
Only 43% of Republicans accept human evolution, down 11 percentage points from four years ago.
[quote](Reuters) - One-third of Americans reject the idea of evolution and Republicans have grown more skeptical about it, according to a poll released on Monday.
Sixty percent of Americans say that...
| Political Talk|| So, according to Phil Robertson , I " invent ways of doing evil " - Toddy on 12/22/13 at 12:33 am|
This is from one of his anti-gay rants from 2010. Thanks to Anderson Cooper for showing this to the nation.
[quote]"They're full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless. They invent w...
| Political Talk|| First Red State: Federal court strikes down Utah's gay marriage ban - Toddy on 12/20/13 at 5:32 pm|
Judge refuses to issue stay. Salt Lake County begins issuing marriage licenses.
[quote]SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban Friday in a decision that brings a nationwide shift toward allowing gay marriage to a conservative state where the Mormon church has l...
| Political Talk|| New Mexico Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage - Toddy on 12/19/13 at 5:11 pm|
New Mexico now becomes the 17th state with marriage equality. With this it now becomes virtually impossible for a federal marriage amendment to ever be enacted.
This is much more important to the gay rights movement than what some elderly duck hunter says about gays.
[quote]New Mexico became ...
| Political Talk|| Phil Robertson thinks blacks were happier during the Jim Crow era - Toddy on 12/18/13 at 8:03 pm|
While his comments about gays are to be expected, the fact that he thinks blacks were more content when they had to ride in the back of the bus and jump through a gazillion hoops just to be able to vote is mindboggling.
[quote]In the January issue of GQ, the Duck Dynasty star also comments on gro...
| Political Talk|| GOP candidates schooled on how to talk to women - Toddy on 12/5/13 at 12:40 pm|
I don't know whether to :lol: or :casty: about this.
[quote]The National Republican Congressional Committee wants to make sure there are no Todd Akin-style gaffes next year, so it’s meeting with top aides of sitting Republicans to teach them what to say — or not to say — on the trail, especial...
| SEC Rant|| Thoughts from the OM vs. Mizzou game - Toddy on 11/24/13 at 3:48 am|
Just in from the game. First of all, congrats to Mizzou for a hard fought game. The Rebs played tough, but Mizzou was the better team tonight. I want so bad to say that y'alls fans are a-holes and you desereved to lose onight (yes I'm fricked up as shite rite now(), but I cannot. Had a great time...
| Political Talk|| Jury awards $362,653 to teacher falsely accused by pre-teen girls - Toddy on 11/18/13 at 10:50 am|
I think this is to be commended. These little shits tried to ruin this man's life. Now they're going to have to pay.
[quote]Two years after San Jose schoolgirls branded a teacher as a "perv" and "creeper" who inappropriately touched kids and peeked into their restroom, a civil jury Friday found ...
| Political Talk|| Marco Rubio raising money for group that tries to turn gay people straight - Toddy on 11/12/13 at 7:18 pm|
It's beginning to look like Marco Rubio is nothing more than a male version of Michele Bachmann
[quote]Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will speak at a fundraising dinner this week honoring Mat Staver, an ardent anti-gay activist who has defended Malawi's ban on homosexuality. Staver is suing New Jersey...
| Political Talk|| Ignoring pleas for help, police let non violent pot offender die in his cell - Toddy on 11/7/13 at 10:49 am|
Another casualty from the idiotic war on drugs. :casty:
[quote]Twenty-two year-old Michael Saffioti met with the dangerous consequences of marijuana use. Michael, just like roughly half of the 1.64 million arrested for “drugs” each year, was a victim of America’s senseless drug war and its bobb...
| Political Talk|| Why Cuccinelli lost the election - Toddy on 11/5/13 at 9:27 pm|
This pretty much sums up why he lost. People weren't voting for McAuliffe, they were voting against Cuccinelli.
[quote]By defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli II in the gubernatorial election Tuesday, Virginia voters rejected one of the most openly-right wing politicians in the country.
| Political Talk|| Senate to begin debate on ENDA - Toddy on 11/4/13 at 8:58 pm|
Looks like there's enough republican support to pass it. The House is less certain. John Boehner thinks it's perfectly acceptable to fire somebody because they're gay so who knows whats going to happen.
[quote]Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. Senate voted Monday to begin debate on an anti-discrimina...
| SEC Rant|| Ole Miss reprimands staffer for supporting LSU during Magnolia Bowl - Toddy on 10/31/13 at 5:06 pm|
We need to vet our staffers better. :lol:
[quote]A University of Mississippi employee learned the importance of school spirit this month after being reprimanded by an administrator for cheering on an opposing team during a home football game. The reprimand came in the form of a mass letter from ...
| Political Talk|| WalMart to get stuck with food stamp spending spree - Toddy on 10/15/13 at 9:15 pm|
Why didn't they limit each card to $50 like they were supposed to ? They thought the government would pay for it. They're just as greedy as the sorry things that were pulling everything off the shelves.
[quote]A couple of Louisiana Walmart stores will be stuck with most of the bill after foo...
| SEC Rant|| Why did LSU come up with idea of the Magnolia Bowl ? - Toddy on 10/13/13 at 6:38 pm|
I've read countless posts on this forum that LSU doesn't regard Ole Miss as its rival.
Yet, it was representatives of the LSU student body that contacted Ole Miss about naming the annual football game. :lol:
| Political Talk|| GOP Rep. : 'Pride' is the reason Republicans won't reopen the government - Toddy on 10/7/13 at 11:05 am|
It's no longer about Obamacare. At least he's being honest. :lol:
[quote]WASHINGTON -- With the government shutdown in its fifth day, many Republicans have conceded the fight is no longer about Obamacare. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) added his name to the list on Saturday, saying the matter now bo...
| Political Talk|| PPP memorandum : GOP in grave danger of losing House in 2014 - Toddy on 10/6/13 at 4:37 pm|
PPP has just released new poll results and it's not pretty for the GOP. Even gerrymandering may not save them from losing the House next year.
[quote]Public Policy Polling has just surveyed 24 House districts currently occupying by Republicans. In 17 of them, a generic Democratic candidate...
| Political Talk|| Going viral : Tea Party congressman chastises park ranger for doing her job - Toddy on 10/3/13 at 7:02 pm|
I'm at a loss of words for this. This man (along with his cronies) is responsible for the parks being closed. This idiot goes off on this poor lady for doing her damn job. :casty:
[quote]A Tea Party Congressman whose vote on Sunday led to the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, forced a Park ...
| Political Talk|| Meet a Republican who came to love Obamacare - Toddy on 10/2/13 at 8:34 pm|
[quote]Butch Matthews is a 61-year-old former small business owner from Little Rock, Arkansas who used to wake up every morning at 4 A.M. to deliver canned beverages to retailers before retiring in 2010. A lifelong Republican, he was heavily skeptical of the Affordable Care Act when it ...
| Political Talk|| Rubio kills nomination of gay AA judge to make right wingers happy - Toddy on 9/24/13 at 8:16 pm|
This comes after he supported his nomination. :casty:
[quote]Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has withdrawn his support of a gay African-American judge from Miami who was poised to make the leap to the federal bench, and possibly savaged the nominee’s professional reputation in the process. According to t...
| Political Talk|| Texas and Mississippi defy the Pentagon - Toddy on 9/3/13 at 8:40 pm|
All of the other states that still ban gays from marrying are abiding by the federal directive. Someone needs to explain to Rick Perry and Phil Bryant that the federal government trumps state policy on this issue. :casty:
[quote]The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex c...