Archive | April 2014

Guns in Bars: What Could Go Wrong?

Georgia’s new law allows them everywhere—in libraries, at school—and permits felons to claim a Stand Your Ground defense. Let’s hope it makes Southern white guys feel manlier, at least.


South Carolina is a Hot Mess

South Carolina is a Hot Mess

In the past two weeks, a town in South Carolina fired its gay police chief, state leaders skipped a ceremony honoring a famous anti-segregationist, and the city of Charleston complained about a reality show produced by a New York network. We get it, guys. You’re rebelling against liberal social norms, as you do.

South Carolina Mayor Fires Lesbian Police Chief

South Carolina Mayor Fires Lesbian Police Chief

 Before her firing, Moore had not received a single reprimand in 20 years on the job. In it, bullard The mayor says he would much rather leave his children with a raging alcoholic than with someone whose “lifestyle is questionable.”

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana’s Official Book

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana’s Official Book

The Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives voted 8-5 last week to forward a measure that would make the Holy Bible the state’s official book. It is scheduled to come to a vote in the full body sometime in the next several days.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, which contends that the measure violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment, says the bill “represents the use of religion to discriminate against Louisianians of minority faiths or who do not adhere to that particular book as part of their belief system.

Unconstitutional? A-OK in LA

Unconstitutional? A-OK in LA

Louisiana legislators rejected a bill that would remove the state’s ban on sodomy — even though the Supreme Court ruled such bans are unconstitutional over a decade ago.

What Plantation Is Jim DeMint Living On?

What Plantation Is Jim DeMint Living On?

And so every sentence that came out of his mouth was just utter nonsense. But not just that–premeditated, pernicious, and malicious nonsense, spun to serve contemporary ends like fighting the delivery of health coverage to millions. Physicians have boards to answer to, lawyers the local bar; but in politics and media, there’s no panel that can police this drivel and declare DeMint unfit for participation in public discourse.


Mississippi Sex Ed Class Compares Women to Dirty Pieces of Chocolate

Mississippi Sex Ed Class Compares Women to Dirty Pieces of Chocolate

But until the sex moms manage to revise the curriculum, students should use their own logic to dismantle lecturers who compare humans to disposable candies and pristine toothbrushes. Passing around a piece of chocolate is an evocative image, but it doesn’t ultimately make much sense as a sexual metaphor. Sure, nobody wants to eat a dirty piece of candy, but why is anyone passing around an unwrapped chocolate anyway? You just eat it, and then it’s gone, so I’m not sure what the problem is. And clean toothbrushes are great, but do you really want to use that same toothbrush for the rest of your life? Doctors recommend replacing it every three to four months. And about that pristine stick of gum we keep hearing about: If having sex with a woman leaves her like a chewed-up gob of polymer, why would you ever want to have sex with a woman more than one time, ever? Much less marry her? Marriage sounds disgusting!

Mississippi Passed Its Anti-Gay Segregation Bill.

Mississippi Passed Its Anti-Gay Segregation Bill.

The first time a conservative Muslim taxi driver refuses to pick up a woman not wearing a hijab, legislators will suddenly realize Christianity isn’t the only religion in the world and totally freak out. Sharia law has been the big bad boogeyman of the Christian right for a long time, and now they’ve taken the first step to legally enabling it.