Thursday, March 12, 2015

Idiots in the News - You Won't Believe These People Exist

It's amazing how many idiots are around us, and how many make our laws (this is non-partisan, btw). Here's the latest installment of "Idiots in the news." 

1)   DOJ To Charge New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez With Corruption
2) Missouri state Republican Sen. Ed Emery introduced legislation to make it a crime for any public employee to issue a same-sex marriage license 
3)   Don Young Suggests Wolves Could Help Get Rid Of Homeless People 
4)   A California lawyer proposed a ballot measure that would make sodomy a capital offense - with "a bullet to the head of gay men." 
4) Alabama State Supreme Court Defies U.S. Supreme Court and Halts Same-sex marriage licenses



1)   DOJ To Charge Bob Menendez With Corruption: Report
WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - U.S. federal authorities are set to bring criminal charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday.  Menendez allegedly used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts, CNN said.
The Face of hateful man: Sen. Ed Emery
STORY: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

2) WOW- THIS IS JUST HATEFUL!!!
Missouri state Sen. Ed Emery, a Republican, introduced legislation last week that would make it a crime for any public employee to issue a marriage license to same-sex couples. "SB 555 is a shameful and desperate attempt to halt the undeniable momentum behind marriage equality in Missouri. No Missourian should face the threat of being fired for supporting same-sex marriage," said Pamela Merritt of Progress Missouri. The bill has not yet been assigned to a committee. SOURCE: http://themissouritimes.com/1

3)   Don Young Suggests Wolves Could Help Get Rid Of Homeless People
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) suggested Thursday that the solution to homelessness is wolves.
Young made the comment during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing during an exchange with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. He was arguing that gray wolves should be taken off the endangered species list, criticizing the National Park Service and his congressional colleagues who seek to protect the animals. “We've got 79 congressmen sending you a letter, they haven’t got a damn wolf in their whole district,” Young added. “I’d like to introduce them in your district. If I introduced them in your district, you wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore.”

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com  

4)   A California lawyer proposed a ballot measure that would make sodomy a capital offense - with a Bullet to the head of gay men.
 This idiot lawyer in California proposed this ballot measure that  would make homosexuality a capital crime PUNISHABLE BY A "BULLET TO THE HEAD OF A GAY PERSON." . (although not all gay people do this, btw).  Here's the info on that ridiculous ballot measure:
On 24 February 2015, attorney Matthew McLaughlin filed a proposed ballot measure titled "The Sodomite Suppression Act" with the California Attorney General's office. The initiative would make any homosexual sex a crime punishable by death:  The People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.   

 5) The Alabama Supreme Court on March 4 ordered probate judges across the state to halt the distribution of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, defying federal court rulings in January overturning the state's marriage equality ban. "The Alabama Supreme Court has done a disservice to itself, not to mention a massive injustice to the people of Alabama, in allowing itself to be used to temporarily obstruct the freedom to marry," said Evan Wolfson, president of the LGBT group Freedom to Marry. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (3/4), Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.) (3/3), BuzzFeed (3/4), Metro Weekly (Washington, D.C.) (3/3

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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