Friday, December 19, 2014

Pam Bondi DENIED! Supreme Court refuses to Halt Same Sex Marriages in Florida

from Buzzfeed

This is so good!

When AG Pam Bondi heard that SCOTUS would look at her request to halt marriage equality in Florida, I bet she was patting herself on the back. Well, too bad it was all in vain. SCOTUS refused her messy request and now, gay marriages can proceed after Jan. 5.
The decision means, absent some unexpected development, that same-sex couples will be able to marry beginning January 6. 
Under the trial court’s order striking down the ban as unconstitutional, the injunction was stayed — or put on hold — until the end of the day January 5. State officials have appealed the ruling striking down the ban, but also asked higher courts to keep the trial court’s order on hold during that appeal. 
The 11th Circuit had rejected Florida’s request and, on Friday evening, the Supreme Court did as well. Justice Clarence Thomas, who hears such applications from the 11th Circuit, referred the matter to the full court, which then denied the request.
Both Thomas and Justice Antonin Scalia, the brief order noted, would have granted the request. The two previously have noted that they would grant such stay requests during appeals of other marriage ban cases.
I hope she's crushed! I would pay to see it!


President Obama said Sony "Made a Mistake" for pulling The Interview

President Obama put Sony on blast for pulling The Interview at his end-of-year news conference.

Buzzfeed reports:
“I think they made a mistake,” Obama said.

The president said he was “sympathetic to the concerns” at Sony after a massive hack exposed embarrassing internal emails and other corporate secrets. On Friday, the FBI said North Korea was responsible for the hack.
Despite the cyberattack, Obama said canceling the release of the film was caving to North Korean demands.
“We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” he said.
Sony pulled The Interview after threats of terrorist attacks at screenings of the film. Obama contrasted the move with the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, when the city decided to continue the annual event despite the terror threat.

“We can’t start changing our patterns of behavior any more than we stop going to football games because there might be the possibility of a terrorist attack,” he said.
Obama also poked fun at the North Korean government for its reaction to The Interview.
“I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie,” he said. “The notion that that was a threat to them, I think, gives you some sense of the kind of regime we’re talking about here.”
The president is right.

Sony Hackers brag about their Success

These hackers are really rubbing it in. CNN received a message from them, cheering their success in canceling the film, The Interview.

HuffPo report:
"It's very wise that you have made a decision to cancel the release of 'The Interview,'" the message said, according to CNN. "We ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble."
Somebody, please catch these folks.

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Eric Holder says that Civil Rights Act protects the Trans Community

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that our civil rights law protects the transgender community against workplace discrimination.

Yes, the under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Transgender folks are protected! To make it clear, it bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity... That includes the Trans community!

Eric Holder stated:
“After considering the text of Title VII, the relevant Supreme Court case law interpreting the statute, and the developing jurisprudence in this area, I have determined that the best reading of Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination is that it encompasses discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status.”
You can read the memo here

The ACLU Files a Response to Pam Bondi's Silly Stay Extension

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a response to Florida AG Pan Bondi's stupid and desperate attempt to stop marriage equality to SCOTUS.

The ACLU's response states that the Court should reject Florida’s request for further extension of the stay placed on a federal court’s decision that struck down the marriage ban.
“Governor Scott, his appointees, and Attorney General Pam Bondi’s efforts to delay the implementation of the order striking down the marriage ban are as senseless as they are incredibly harmful,” stated ACLU of Florida LGBT rights staff attorney Daniel Tilley. “Every day that the couples we represent and the thousands of families across Florida who are also denied the protections of marriage go without those protections, they are suffering real harm, as Judge Hinkle’s order made plainly clear. We are glad to have had the opportunity to explain to our nation’s highest court why it is time to let love win in Florida, and we are hopeful that the Court will reject Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi’s increasingly-desperate efforts, just as it has refused all requests to stay rulings striking down discriminatory marriage bans since this October.”
Go here for more from the ACLU.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Michele Bachmann Says She Outsmarted The Left

Here's a laugh for you, Crazy Eyes claims she knows how to outsmart the left.

From Right Wing Watch

Bachmann said she uses “evidence-based arguments” against liberals who are only able to “argue from emotionalism, they don’t argue from a logical, linear point of view, and I take them on at their false premises.”

“That’s the best way to defeat them, by the way. Defeat them with evidence and defeat them with their false premises and I did that,” she said, adding that she was able do this despite the “constant criticism” she received.

Question of the Day

Are you ready for the holidays?

It seems to have come around the corner really fast.

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