Incredibly heart breaking experiences, and no one should go through this. Hugs
This should slam home the point for those who want a theocracy in the USA. Everyone who wants religion or religious ideals to be the governing body of the USA to set the laws, they all think it should be their religion. The never consider that if one religion is allowed that right, those exemptions to secular law, then ALL must be accorded that right also. So clearly to point, if you want the right to mass verbal prayer for your god in school, then everyone else gets the same right, even if you disagree with their god. Many people like me object to any religion being injected into government, yet I often have to hear some people claim why their God of choice should be the ultimate authority. If you allow one, you must allow all. If you can’t see that , you forget why and how the USA was founded. Hugs
Phil Bryant, Asshole of the Day for July 28, 2014
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Two years ago the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, but ruled that the Medicaid expansion must be optional for states. Even though the federal government picks up almost the entire tab for the Medicaid expansion, many Republican-controlled states have refused to take it, thus leading to 5,000,000 people going without coverage who would otherwise qualify.
If statistics show that the ill-conceived and so-called Affordable Care Act is resulting in higher rates of uninsured people in Mississippi, I’d say that’s yet another example of a broken promise from Barack Obama.
Bryant and his state refused the Medicaid expansion. Had he accepted it,137,800 more people would be covered. And yet Bryant is blaming Obama for these people going without insurance. But of course he does, and for that, he is Asshole of the Day.
It is Phil Bryant’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Talking Points Memo
John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for July 29, 2014
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Three weeks ago Sarah Palin spelled out the case for why she thinks “It’s Time To Impeach Obama”. Since then there has been lots of talk about it— is it prudent, could it backfire, etc.
And of course on the Democrat side, there has been fundraising off this new turn. There was fundraising off previous showdowns — before and during— the shutdown last fall comes to mind, and the fundraising was on both sides. This happens. But Speaker John Boehner says it’s different this time— that it’s all a scam by Democrats:
“Listen, this whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election,” the Ohio Republican told reporters, in response to a question.
“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” a visibly frustrated Boehner said. “Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”
Really. A scam.
So if it’s a scam, then any talk we see happening would all be trumped up by Democrats and not by elected officials or major voices in the GOP, right? Let’s see:
And that’s really just 5 minutes on Google.
And yes, Speaker Boehner has himself ruled out impeachment, but let’s not pretend that he is so in control of his caucus that this could never happen. He said there would be no shutdown at this point last year. Then during the August recess the Tea Party wing drummed up the base for a shutdown, and lo and behold, the shutdown happened.
So it’s not a scam. It could happen. The House GOP has spent more time in the last 4 years on show votes (repeal! abortion!) and showdowns (debt limit! sequester! shutdown!) than on anything else, so they could return in September and start impeachment, even with an election staring them in the face. But John Boehner pretends like none of that ever happened. And for that, he is Asshole of the Day.
It is John Boehner‘s 10th time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Talking Points Memo
This is again an tired and not realistic or viable idea. Look, the state lets opposite sex people marry for any reason , any time, any time length. Every time the state lets some male / female couple marry for 26 hours and then divorce, lets some one marry multiple times, blesses the marriage of couples incapable of having babies, either due to medical reasons or by default of age, they prove a mockery of this argument. Marriage both legal and spiritual is far more than procreation and baby making. The church originally need more procreation of their faithful to create them as to gain them a dominate position among the different religions, and then to keep their money base increasing. Every religion comes down to money at it’s base. However we already have enough people in the world, we have a huge population. Not a worry if some people don’t have babies. As long as infertile couples or those unable to PRODUCE new babies are allowed to get married, don’t give me the crap about states having a right to keep marriage to procreation purposes. Hugs
The US state of Arizona is arguing its gay marriage ban protects children, procreation, and straight parents.
Attorneys for the state filed papers in the District Court for Arizona this past Wednesday (23 July). The legal team maintains the prohibition has nothing to do with LGBTI citizens.
‘…The State regulates marriage for the primary purpose of channeling potentially procreative sexual relationships into enduring unions for the sake of joining children to both their mother and their father,’ Arizona’s lawyers wrote in court papers, according to MSNBC.
‘Same-sex couples can never provide a child with both her biological mother and her biological father,’ the state continued.
‘When a same-sex couple takes steps to create a child, they must involve at least one person of the opposite sex, and that involved third party will be a biological parent of the created child.’
The Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-marriage equality organization, is assisting in Arizona’s defense.
According to the advocacy website Freedom to Marry the four couples in this case brought their suit against the western state in January. The plaintiffs are arguing the marriage ban violates the Constitution’s guarantee of due process and equal protection.
In 2008 November state voters approved an anti-marriage constitutional amendment.
Again people who do the deed, who hurt others, who are the aggressors and the ones doing the action, then claim to be the victim. I get tired of this. People do or say something totally out of bounds and then when brought up short because of what they did, they claim their the ones being victimized, the ones being discriminated against, and the ones being harmed by the bullies. Hugs
This is sick. I am totally over people so full of them self that they can decide what God wants, that they can decide against all the law what is legal and what is not, that THEY are ABOVE the law. They believe they have the right to discriminate against others simply because they wish to. I really want them to see what they are doing and saying. Because they are not the victim, they are the abuser. Hugs
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