337 posts categorized "COURTS"

Nov 25 2014
You Can Get Married Soon, Y'All! Comments (0)

ARKANSAS

The Arkansas same-sex marriage ban has been struck down, with the ruling stayed (meaning no  instant marriages)l The Supreme Court needs to end this—the right way.

 
#FergusonDecision Recap Comments (0)

I just want to reiterate that I think the grand jury in the Michael Brown case was wrong not to indict.

I also want to forcefully reject any comments that attempt to tell me it's wrong to have that opinion, which implies that juries are always right—they aren't. O.J. case anyone?

I do not think that it's so radical to hold the opinion that this case should have resulted in an indictment and gone to trial—the dismissal of all concerns, the decision that says nothing that happened here rose to the level of deserving a trial is insulting and feeds into the mistrust a significant percentage of the country has for the legal system.

All that said, a trial may very well have resulted in the officer being exonerated—there were plenty of witnesses and there was plenty of evidence that could have swayed a jury to decide he defended himself the best way he knew how.

Rioting and looting is not the answer, and reflects badly (and unfairly) on those who are legitimately pained by the events in this case.

If you have a different opinion, that's your right. Please don't preach to me that I don't have all the facts or don't understand how the system works or that I think Michael Brown was an angel, and I will not imply that you're a racist or that you don't have all the facts, either.

People can have all the same facts and still respectfully disagree, which is another reason why it's wrong to chastise people for disagreeing with juries' decisions in some cases—juries are just people considering facts, and there is ample evidence in the history of the U.S. that juries have been wrong, and are occasionally biased. If you agree with the decision, good for you—but don't parrot the prosecutor's talking point that no one but the grand jury has any right to have an opinion on this case, and that no one but the grand jury knows the truth.

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Nov 24 2014
Need To Know: Bean There + Marion Buried + Just Cos' + Benghazi, Done That + Keep Your Eyes On These Guys' Thighs + MORE! Comments (0)

Terry-BeabBean & his vengeful young ex both wound up arrested.

*widget boy cultureIs the sex-abuse case against Obama fundraiser Terry Bean all it seems?

*widget boy cultureEx-DC Mayor Marion Berry, crackhead & gay-rights traitor, dies.

*widget boy cultureHe's getting his not-gay-no-more ass sued!

*widget boy cultureIf you read this and still defend Bill Cosby, admit it—you're pro-rape.

*widget boy cultureFormer Cosby confidante, 90, tells tales of 16-year-old models, pay-offs.

Cosby-accusersJust 7 of the 16 (so far) women who've accused Cosby of sexual impropriety

*widget boy cultureOld pal of Cosby's has new allegation.

*widget boy cultureI am not into Allison Williams as “Peter Pan”.

*widget boy cultureBomer & Manganiello, together again!

*widget boy cultureReport is out: Should Republicans move past Benghazi?

*widget boy cultureWorld's fiercest 8-year-old.

*widget boy cultureDarren Wilson met with anchors hoping to interview him.

*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani blames black people for white cops shooting them.

*widget boy cultureJust pictures of men spreading their legs.

*widget boy cultureMaxwell Caulfield turned 55 this weekend, can still get it.

Maxwell-caulfield-michelle-pfeiffer-matt-lattanzi-grease-2-21801718-1611-1152Grease-y kid stuff

 
Nov 06 2014
Sixth Circuit Pushes Marriage Equality Back To Supreme Court Comments (0)

Breaking with an array of other courts, the Sixth Circuit has upheld—2 to 1—gay-marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

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This sets the stage for a near-certain Supreme Court review, which could lead to marriage equality nationwide. Or not.

By the way, check out the dissent on that Sixth Circuit farce of a decision.

 
Nov 04 2014
Democrats Sit Out The Election, Act Surprised When Republicans Win Comments (0)

ElectionFrom DailyKos.com

Unfortunately, the night was at least as bad as expected for Democrats, with major losses leading to the Republicans and that absolute [fill in with your favorite criticism] Mitch McConnell taking over the Senate.

Even Virginia's Senate race came down to the wire—and it wasn't expected to.

NC's Kay Hagan was thought to have a strong chance to keep her Senate seat, but appears to be losing in a squeaker.

Somehow, crooked Rick Scott was re-elected in Florida, crooked Scott Walker was re-elected in Wisconsin and crooked Grimm was re-elected in New York.

Very few Democratic bright spots, and none of the Democratic bright spots were surprises.

I likely won't be blogging in two years, so here is my prediction for 2016: Hillary in a walk, and a blue wave. This shit is getting too easy to predict.

 
I've A Feeling Kansas Isn't Kansas Anymore Comments (0)

Dorothy-and-Toto

Kansas gay-marriage ban struck down.

 
Need To Know: Nebraska Cornholer + Give 'em The Business + What The Dell? + Catcall About Steve + MORE! Comments (0)

Eric-LueshenGetting the word out

*widget boy cultureOut Nebraska Cornhusker reminisces about his experiences.

*widget boy cultureWait, a business moving in to Chelsea???

*widget boy cultureDude, you're gettin' 15 dollars.

*widget boy cultureNew Hampshire GOP chair urges drowning Democrats.

*widget boy cultureI'm with Chris Rock on 1 World Trade: Never going in. Ever.

DEMOCRATSJust sayin'

*widget boy culture“Kill all black people” teacher wasn't fired! She's back.

*widget boy cultureMadonna family feud rages on.

*widget boy cultureMarvin Gaye's family winning vs. Robin Thicke/Pharrell so far.

*widget boy cultureWhitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances is here.

*widget boy cultureThis actually is Lisa Ling's first time at the (gay) rodeo.

*widget boy cultureSteve Santagati is a fucking idiot.

*widget boy cultureNo cock in 50 Shades of Grey? What's the point?

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Oct 30 2014
Checking Out Comments (0)

Sean-VerdiVerdi, who died this week at 23

Hotel magnate Ian Reisner has a reputation for collecting pretty boys and hosting them at his multi-million-dollar apartment, often in groups after nights of partying. That image won't help him a bit as the parents of Sean Verdi, a young man who died after a drug-fueled evening with Reisner, and authorities mull what to do next. Verdi, who was found sprawled unconscious in Reisner's tub after an unsuccessful attempt to revive him, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The media has, predictably, played up Reisner's reputation—and age (46).

It's been a terrible, no-good, horrible year for Reisner, who was arrested after a traffic accident earlier this year and whose brother was recently murdered.

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