It’s less than two weeks into 2015, and already the year is too much. Let’s look at the news.
I don’t know about the rest of the world, but we have T-shirt weather! This means the news will be short and sweet, so I can go back to hanging out with the neighbours. Read More News in Europe: Pickled Gherkin Time
As of Wednesday evening, the U.S. government shutdown ended and almost nothing was accomplished. This sigh-worthy story and more, after the jump.
To me it seems obvious: if you want a happy country, you’re going to need some happy citizens. You can go the Saudi Arabia route and bribe your people with incentives and subsidized luxuries. You could go the Canada route and provide a system of elected representation that works hard to lay out respect and fair laws for its citizens. Read More Try Not Shooting at the Protesters
Thanks to our lovely Ophelia, it came to my attention that Judge Joe Rehyanksy of Hamilton County, Tennessee published an article on The Daily Caller advocating for what amounts to corrective rape for lesbian troops. This is just the tip of the iceberg of unbelievable crud that’s been catapulted into the Internet-o-sphere regarding DADT and gay service-members, so, for your head-shaking, brain-exploding enjoyment, here are the worst of the worst arguments. Read More The Worst Arguments Against Repealing DADT
Yesterday as I scrolled my Twitter stream, I kept seeing references to an e-book which had many tweeters’ panties in a bunch. I explored a little more and figured out that it’s come to the attention of Twitter that Amazon carries a most disgusting book — a book called “The Pedophiles Guide to Love and Pleasure” (oh how I wish I was kidding). Read More Amazon Promotes Freedom of Speech via E-Book for Pedophiles