The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeals of same-sex marriage bans that have been previously overturned by the lower courts, essentially making gay marriage the law of the land in this country. Of course this doesn't set things in stone. Another case could uphold the ban and the Supreme Court could then decide to hear that case and rule for the ban, reversing what was done today. Seems like a lot of games to play with the lives of people that just want to get married, and also seems like a cowardly way out for the nation's highest court.
There was just a shooting at a high school in Louisville, Kentucky, which left one student hospitalized and an active search on for the shooter. This follows a high school shooting in North Carolina earlier, which also left a student hospitalized and the shooter in custody. When is America going to care about the future generations and take action to stop these? They say more guns is the answer, but we have a record number of guns in this country now, and a climbing rate of these shootings. That theory has fallen flat, so it's time for new action.
The FCC voted unanimously this morning to drop the NFL blackout rule, which dictated attendance levels at a home game in order for it to be televised. This doesn't mean it's the end of blackouts, as the greedy team owners and networks could still try to impose them, but it is a step closer. I always viewed these as one of the biggest scams out there. Most stadiums are paid for by tax dollars, to host a team that plays for a non-profit organization. If there was ever a picture perfect excuse of moochers, then you need to look no further than the National Football League.
This weekend a cop was shot in the arm while investigating a possible break-in near Ferguson. Of course this quickly evolved into the "violent protestors" from many on the right, despite this incident having nothing to do with it. But what's really troubling is the police accounts. Last night they reported that no burglary was taking place and that the officer shot did have a body cam, but it wasn't turned on. Police officials are saying they have no idea why the officer turned it off, making you wonder what kind of investigating they are doing down there.
Apparently if you want to attack the United States, then you can easily do so on the second half of an even year when Republicans control Congress, because politicking is more important than security. Just when you think the levels of idiocy out of our Republican leadership couldn't get higher, John Boehner opens his damn mouth,
I spent most of my 20's working for various jobs that involved driving. One thing in common with all these places was a rule, if you got a DUI, even on your own time, you lost your job. That wasn't the employers, but rather the insurance companies. Yet here in Butler County, Ohio, we have a sheriff that just received a DUI. He is getting sometime off work and has to go through counseling, but he still has his job. So are tax payers footing a bill for higher insurance premiums so cops that broke the law can remain employed? It seems that at a minimum those in law enforcement should be held to the same standards as regular employees around the country.
Apparently the real NCIS is getting confused with the television show. Investigators in the Navy's prestigious investigation unit decided to do some local cop work, spying on and busting a known child pornographer. The only problem is that what they did is an enormous violation of our Constitution and even federal judges are so appalled by this that they just may let a repeat child pornographer walk free. My suggestion is that the people who decided to ignore our law and Constitution, as well as those who chose to prosecute this case, well they should get to serve out the remainder of the sentence.
Two high school students in Florida have been cited for what is being described as "sexting", but when you read the article that actual charges was for possession of a nude photo. So when did it become a crime to possess a nude photo, so long as the person pictured is of legal age? Seems like the thought police are out of control in the sunshine state.
Yes, the man suing President Obama for executive action, today blasted the President for delaying executive action on immigration until after the election. Good thing John Boehner isn't a cop, or this could be looked at as entrapment.
But it doesn't stop there. Boehner said President Obama is playing "raw politics" by delaying the action, yet just 5 days ago Boehner told a group that the House wouldn't take up immigration until next year, after the election. So Boehner is blasting Obama for doing the exact thing he is. If you ever needed a definition of hypocrisy or two-faced, look no further than the Speaker of the House.
The majority leader of the least productive House in the history of American politics, who was such a disaster that he also became the first Majority Leader to lose his seat in a primary, got his booby prize last week - a job with a big investment bank, complete with a $400,000/year salary and a lucrative sign-on package valued at $3.4 million. If American business rewards failure this way, then it should come as no shock that we are in the trouble we are.
The "Paper of Record" apparently has no editorial standards anymore. In a profile on Michael Brown, they paint in one paragraph what a "troubled" person Brown was, and one of the reasons they give - "He had taken to rapping in recent months". Apparently a young black man trying to rap can help justify being gunned down by the police.
Oh and I wanted to also check the comments on that article. Apparently the NYTimes doesn't want to hear from us. They have them disabled. Imagine that..