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Irish (Catholic) Priest Who Came Out In January Thanks Parishioners For Accepting Him
I find the upfront and direct honesty of this Catholic priest (Father Martin Dolan) in Dublin quite refreshing. It had to take quite a bit of courage for a Catholic priest to come out as ...
librarisingnsf 05/25/2015 6
Lawmakers overestimate how conservative their districts are—by a lot
Loud, but not representative This bears repeating. We've heard before that lawmakers tend to presume their own districts are much more conservative than they are, but it's the degree to which they'...
Hunter 05/25/2015 55
Rich Lowry was very, very upset over Michelle Obama's commencement speech
It appears First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledging ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 65
Russian Waitress educates customer on how to treat a woman.
Because he clearly didn't know. 2 guys are at a bar, the waitress is nearby...waiting. She approaches the man on the further barstool with what appears to be the check and he responds by trying to ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/25/2015 47
Good evening. How much Scott Walker would you like to buy tonight?
The best thing about Scott Walker's three-star super PAC price guide is that they've made it look like a menu, making it crystal clear that you're buying something. Would you prefer one ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 70
Capitol Police to undergo additional bathroom training
Raise your hand if you found someone else's ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 49
Joseph Smith's Forty Wives - Thoughts on Organized Religion
In November of 2014, the Mormon Church officially admitted that its founder, Joseph Smith, had forty wives. While the polygamy of Mormon leader Brigham Young had long been acknowledged, founder and ...
pikachu 05/25/2015 48
Cartoon: The bad intelligence
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
Tom Tomorrow 05/25/2015 47
NOM's Self-Refuting Rationalization Of The Passage Of Marriage Equality In Ireland
It's a tough time to be on the wrong side of history right now. The side that constantly crows "Let the people vote!" lost 62-38 on Friday. Of course, democracy only matters to them when it goes ...
leftprogressive 05/25/2015 14
Aussie cops raid stoner's home, post his to-do list on twitter.
found on CNN Essentially, the police raided - actually raid is too strong: they executed a search warrant with no report of theatrics - this man's house and found this and posted it. It was ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/24/2015 23
Dublin Catholic Archbishop: Church Needs a Reality Check
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin says he voted no, but recognizes that this election represents a reality check for the Catholic Church. Ireland, one of the world's most predominantly ...
Chris Reeves 05/24/2015 94
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, LA & Glacier Park Meet — Have You Ever Been to Ireland?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/24/2015 121
GUS: Happy LGBT Equal Rights Demanded by the Irish Weekend w/ Recipes
Good Sunday, GUSgreenies!!!!!!! Sure, we all know my entire ancestral family pushed the vote wayyyyyy over the top for the Yes vote in Ireland for Marriage Equality. You can thank me and mine later.
gchaucer2 05/24/2015 40
Inviting Discussion about upcoming Supreme Court Marriage Equality ruling
I am inviting a lively discussion about what folks think the upcoming Supreme Court Marriage Equality ruling will be and if you would share why you believe this. Will they? 1. Uphold the state ...
AllenMcw 05/23/2015 20
Marriage Equality Opponents and their ludicrous claim about the 1st Amendment
Marriage Equality Opponents: the 1st Amendment does *not* give you the right to break the law! They constantly try to make themselves the victim because they are not allowed to force their ...
AllenMcw 05/23/2015 13
Open thread: Unlearning racism, Flanders Fields and women in the workforce
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce, by Susan Grigsby Memorial Day and Flanders Fields, by Mark E Andersen How did you begin to unlearn racism, by ...
Barbara Morrill 05/23/2015 6
Top Comments: the Week that Was in Ireland edition
A look at the big story coming out of the Emerald Isle ... and one not so well-known (yet still historic, as well), after the jump .....
Ed Tracey 05/23/2015 34
NOM's pathetic response to the Irish vote
The Irish people's brilliant affirmation of marriage equality yesterday has naturally caused some gnashing of teeth among the ever-fewer Catholics who are devoted to their idea of "traditional ...
devtob 05/23/2015 45
This Week in the War on Women - May 23, 2015
By Christine Gutierrez-Boswell It has been awhile since I have authored a column here. Fortunately, the news never gets less interesting, and unfortunately gets worse for women. The top news ...
cboswell 05/23/2015 111
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says swear words
'And furthermore ...' Ah, the political roast. Those glorious annual events in which politicians and the press get together and say terrible but perfectly true things ...
Hunter 05/23/2015 74
Not Everything is Bigger in Texas
Example: Itty Bitty Crowd Attending Commencement Speech by Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) Last Saturday, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott rose to give the commencement address to the Spring, 2015 ...
LeftOfYou 05/23/2015 28
Congratulations Ireland: Panti Bliss and the speech heard round the world
As Ireland celebrates welcoming all her citizens to full equality, it is only right to ...
Steven Payne 05/23/2015 14
Best photo on the Internet today
A rainbow over Dublin. Proof that nature has a sense of humor.
Molly Weasley 05/23/2015 52
Breaking: Marriage Equality Referendum Passes in Ireland by Wide Margin
Comhghairdeas, Éire! Huffington Post has an article on the results: here . "We're the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in our constitution and do so by popular mandate. ...
Village Vet 05/23/2015 44
OK. Don't have a stroke while black in the vicinity of a cop.
Cops tasers AND pepper-sprays black man who is having a stroke. Saying he did nothing wrong, a Virginia police officer resigned from the Fredricksburg Police Department after body-cam video showed ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/23/2015 114
McConnell's NSA ploy fails, Senate blocks Patriot Act extension
The Senate provided a scene of remarkable drama in the ...
Joan McCarter 05/23/2015 34
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #252 - Raging Bully Edition
ericlewis0 05/23/2015 77
President Obama honors fallen soldiers in weekly address
President Obama devoted his weekly address to those who have given their lives in service to the country. This weekend also reminds us that, around the world, our men and women in uniform ...
Hunter 05/23/2015 3
Saturday Morning Garden Blogging ~ Vol 11.13: May Musings
It's been a rough and tumble May. Temperatures up and down, no rain, but the garden persisting throughout. We even had snow in May! More garden musing shared below....
kishik 05/23/2015 360
Proud to be Irish #MarRef
Today is a historic day. By all accounts the people of Ireland have 'resoundingly' (WaPo's description) voted to enshrine Marriage Equality in the Irish Constitution. It appears that Yes will carry ...
misneach 05/23/2015 10
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Republicans and their base
WaPo : Democrats say they are happy to see Republicans race to the right, since they believe it will put the eventual GOP nominee out of step with the general electorate. Some Republicans are ...
Greg Dworkin 05/23/2015 219
Looks Like Marriage Equality Is Coming To Ireland As Panti Bliss Calls It A Landslide
Early results in the marriage equality referendum indicate a very strong showing for the yes vote. It's looking like a celebratory mood is emerging already within the Irish gay community, although ...
librarisingnsf 05/23/2015 187
Ireland marriage vote count - follow live updates
You can follow reports of the vote count live. www.rte.ie - live Referendum and by-election counts Some truly amazing vote results even in rural areas and in working class areas. The "No" side ...
pasuburbdem1 05/23/2015 8
The Irish Referendum - Secrets and Solitude
There is a character in Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town,” named Simon Stinson, an alcoholic with secrets, we are told, who was “Not cut out for small town life.” Simon lived in the ...
candideinnc 05/23/2015 13
When is a campaign not a campaign? When it's Jeb Bush's!
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 26
The Death Sentence Of The Christian Right
This past Sunday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, and it put back into my mind the day that took place exactly one month prior, April 17, and the controversy ...
leftprogressive 05/22/2015 8
Louisiana Senator Lambasts Gov Jindal For Anti-Gay Executive Order In An Awesome Floor Speech
A Louisiana state senator took to the state senate floor to rake Governor Bobby Jindal over the coals for issuing the executive order after the 'license to discriminate' legislation failed in ...
librarisingnsf 05/22/2015 25
Obamacare got 12 million insured, now Congress has to fix the system for all the underinsured
Healthcare reform is not done. Not by a long shot. While Obamacare has gone a very long way ...
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 21
Cartoon: America's rapidly rising faiths
Click to enlarge. A Pew survey ...
BrianMcFadden 05/22/2015 19
Update: Ireland: Historic Vote Today on Marriage Equality -- Polls closed. Counting tomorrow.
Update: h/t tapu dali Vote counting starts tomorrow IPT (Irish Pub Time). Update 2: Caution!!! Auto video at the start but can be quickly turned off. Polls closed/historic vote. Nice tweets ...
gchaucer2 05/22/2015 25
Pew poll: 75 percent of Republicans want their party to challenge Obama 'more often'
Not satisfied. According to a new Pew poll, the ...
Hunter 05/22/2015 42
Harvey Milk and a Lesser Known Hero
Today is Harvey Milk Day, when we commemorate the birth of the first true gay activist, Harvey Milk, born on this date in 1930.
dbeerthuis 05/22/2015 3
Rick Santorum blasts Fox News for limiting GOP debate to top ten candidates
The announcement that Fox News will be limiting the first Republican primary ...
Hunter 05/22/2015 81
Export-Import Bank issue promises more Republican strife
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Sen.
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 12
States explore teaming up on Obamacare exchanges
Running health insurance exchanges, states have found, is a complicated and expensive proposition. For a handful of states, that meant opting to use the federal Obamacare exchange, which is now ...
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 26
Obama administration throws Rick Scott a temporary Medicaid bone
The Obama administration has offered Florida Gov. Rick Scott a partial compromise in Scott'
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 44
Cartoon: Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love
Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs , he’s reminded ...
Mark Fiore 05/22/2015 9
Marriage Equality in Ireland
Today is an historic day in the Republic of Ireland as the Irish people go to the polls to decide whether to amend their constitution to provide for marriage equality. If, as expected, the vote is ...
KPDownes 05/22/2015 9
The Republican replacement plan for Obamacare in one graphic
That's Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) on the Senate floor Thursday, summing up the Republican plan for the millions of Americans who could lose health insurance with the Supreme Court's King v. Burwell ...
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 34
When is a police dog a canary in a coal mine?
When marijuana starts getting relegalized. Pot Legalization Casualties: Oregon Drug Dogs Get the Pink Slip As Oregon prepares for the advent of legal marijuana beginning July 1, there are already ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/22/2015 20
Bad news on the vote in Ireland
The vote is over and the results are in. I'm afraid Ireland will not be going forward to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The second Eurovision heat was on Thursday and when the votes ...
Joe Ra 05/21/2015 21
Six Baltimore officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced that a grand jury has returned indictments for ...
Hunter 05/21/2015 114
Ex-CIA briefer: Bush administration presented false 'intelligence' to the nation
No kidding. In the much-needed pile-...
Hunter 05/21/2015 133
What does defense spending have to do with endangered species? Everything, for Republicans
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was not impressed. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week, and while much of the ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 25
Trade Promotion Authority vote secured on Export-Import Bank promise
Thursday morning, the ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 15
A not-indicted Chris Christie says media owes him an apology
Hang on, we have to savor this for a while : Chris Christie says the ...
Hunter 05/21/2015 73
NSA fight in Senate bleeds into weekend
The administration has sent dire warnings about NSA having to shut down ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 19
Jeb Bush touts failed Florida Medicaid experiment
Jeb Bush apparently thinks the "compassionate conservative" idea that his brother so cynically ran on will work for him, too. He's using his Medicaid experience in Florida as evidence that he ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 44
Senate advances Trade Promotion Authority bill
The Senate voted 62-38 Thursday morning to advance the ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 99
Cartoon: On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?)
READ Ruben Bolling's brand new book for kids, Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure !...
RubenBolling 05/21/2015 31
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How white and male will the GOP debates look?
LA Times : Fox News and CNN plan to use an average of recent polls to pick the candidates for the first two Republican presidential debates, with the ...
Greg Dworkin 05/21/2015 133
Cartoon: I'm my own man!
Terrible Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has had a very hard time distancing himself from his brother George Jr., the worst President in US history. Okay, maybe he is showing some of them ...
laloalcaraz 05/20/2015 29
Cartoon: Biker Lives Matter
Matt Bors 05/20/2015 35
Cartoon: My alma mater
Support ye olde Gentleman Cartoonist here.
keefknight 05/19/2015 22
Cartoon: The Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers
(Click to enlarge) Follow Jen on Twitter at @...
Jen Sorensen 05/19/2015 81
Cartoon: Critical reactions
Cartoonists have been getting attention lately, and not in a good way, from the renewed debate ...
Tom Tomorrow 05/18/2015 59
This Week in the War on Women
Last Sunday was Mother's Day, a Hallmark holiday as fraught with ambivalence as any. As I read friends' tributes to their living or dead mothers on Facebook, I wondered why I never really cared ...
ramara 05/16/2015 81
Link found between anti-abortion attitudes and sexism
And a few other things, too. ...
Hunter 05/16/2015 132
Abortion Not a Big Issue For You? You're Missing Out On Political Truth Serum!
Knowing a politician's stance and votes on reproductive rights is the equivalent of hearing them speak after giving them a dose of truth serum. - It's self-evident that Republican politicians who ...
Eyesbright 05/16/2015 26
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #251 - Jerb Bush Edition
ericlewis0 05/16/2015 140
Cartoon: Reality-based conspiracies
Click to enlarge. I’m fascinated with conspiracy theories the same way I’m interested in cryptids. I know they’
BrianMcFadden 05/15/2015 19
Cartoon: Obama trades transparency
After a little smack-down by the Senate , the Most Transparent Administration Ever is still trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership in ...
Mark Fiore 05/15/2015 34
Cartoon: Pet shopping with the Kochs
Click image to enlarge. Who will the Koch Brothers choose to be their Presidential pet? Will it be Walker, Rubio, Bush, Paul, Cruz, or one of the myriad others ...
rebeccahendin 05/14/2015 29
Texas House votes to further restrict access to abortions for teens
GOP Rep. Geanie Morrison sponsored anti-abortion measure that puts teens at risk. Most teenagers who are under 18 in Texas and seek an abortion must first obtain parental permission. But about 300 ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/14/2015 14
Cartoon: Super-Fun-Pak Comix
READ Ruben Bolling's brand new book for kids, Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club ...
RubenBolling 05/14/2015 10
Cartoon: Jade Helm 15 enemy
Amidst the ridiculous right wing conspiratorial silliness regarding the Jade Helm 15 military exercises put on by the Pentagon, U.S. military bases were put under heightened alert for possible ...
laloalcaraz 05/13/2015 31
House votes Wednesday on the important stuff, banning abortion
Remember the first big blow-up in the House Republican ...
Joan McCarter 05/13/2015 18
Cartoon: Swing vote secrets
Matt Bors 05/13/2015 13
Cartoon: Most fascinating!
Check out the L.A. Weekly issue here ! Support ye olde gentleman ...
keefknight 05/12/2015 21
House Republicans bring back controversial anti-abortion bill
This is who House Republicans stand with. House Republicans are bringing back their 20-week abortion ban. Speaker John Boehner was forced ...
Laura Clawson 05/12/2015 48
Cartoon: Science for sale
(Click to enlarge) It was hard to fit all the relevant details into this cartoon, so I suggest reading ...
Jen Sorensen 05/12/2015 50

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