Morning Reads for Friday, February 14, 2014

February 14, 2014 6:30 am

by Obi's Sister · 16 comments

PSA: If you’re not ready for Valentine’s Day, it is completely appropriate to use #SnowIceSnowFreezingRainSnowageddon as your mulligan. Believe me, everyone in this state understands. Also #IfIWantedWeatherLikeThisIWouldHaveMovedToMichigan works.

Here (#atlantarctica):
- With the state shut down most of the week, there wasn’t much to report.
- The Oconee County Sheriff gets it.
- Busting fiefdoms. Or at least trying.
- Let’s all move to Florida.

There:
- Failing upward.
- Changing the Congressional budget circus cycle to two years?
- Funny business.
- San Diego has a new GOP mayor. Yes, you heard that correctly.
- Karma.
- Ninth Circuit surprises in Second Amendment opinion.
- Obi-Wan is not amused.

Venezuela earns its own section this week, since the country wasn’t buried under snow:
- Riots and street gangs
- Military clampdown
- Fausta’s round-up

Random Everywhere:
- Is it over and we just don’t know it?
- Professor Reynolds has a point.
- Shades of King Richard.
- Karma.

Michael Silver February 14, 2014 at 7:53 am

For gun rights folks the 9th circuit decision is filled with LIBERTY and awesomeness. The smack down of the basis of other circuits to justify gun-control was epic.

GeorgiaCarry.Org was cited on page 6 along with other opinions from Georgia’s past.

SCOTUS will have to take up this case since other circuits are in conflict. A decision along this lines of the 9th decision will mean Georgia’s gun-control laws will be found to be in violation of the 2nd Amendment as well.

The writing is on the wall. Will the General Assembly and Governor go down with the gun-control ship or implement the changes in Georgia’s laws that this decision requires.

Blake February 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I find it telling that the absurd story of a bill limiting caloric intake at state dinners was worthy to be posted twice, but the astonishing civil rights violation perpetrated by the Republican Kansas House of Representatives did not merit note.

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/02/14/what-the-hell-just-happened-in-kansas/

Any Republicans care to comment? Does this represent what you want your party to be? No? Then speak up.

Harry February 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Yes, absolutely it represents what I want the party to be! Businesses should have the absolute freedom to not deal with lifestyles with which they do not agree and find to be unpleasant or ungodly. No shirt, no shoes, no service.

MattMD February 15, 2014 at 7:51 am

Harry, you are a Bronze-Age throwback.

I seriously doubt anybody here takes you very seriously and I have no idea why you post so much. (Other than living off the dole, which I highly suspect.)

Harry February 15, 2014 at 7:34 pm

I highly suspect your MD license is dodgy.

MattMD February 17, 2014 at 1:02 am

The Composite Medical Board would disagree with you.

Why do you insist on acting like such a cartoon character?

Napoleon February 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

Good grief Matt. I bet you’d be perfectly happy if the government told you you had to treat patients and what you could charge to do them. Harry espouses a statement that someone should be free to ply his or her trade in the manner based on their own convictions, even if you don’t agree with those convictions. This is not a “separate but equal” argument, which dealt with businesses that operated a public accommodation (separate but equal dealt with a passenger who had BOUGHT a first class ticket on a train and was denied seating solely because he was black and was not refunded the price).

Matt, you’re absurd notions regarding freedom are not Bronze Age, but simply Neanderthal. I just hope you’re still not using leaches and blood letting for cure-alls too.

Blake February 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Awesome, we’ve heard from the Tea Party wing. Would anyone from a wing that actually cares about the future of the GOP and of the country care to comment?

Ellynn February 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I was not aware discrimination was ‘godly’.

“The equality of men rests essentially on their dignity as persons and the rights that flow from it: Every form of social or cultural discrimination in fundamental personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God’s design”

Quoted from “Catechism of the Catholic Church” by the Holy See, Part III; Life in Christ, Section One; MAN’S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT, Chapter Two; The Human Communion, Article 3; Social Justice, II. Equality and Differences Among Men, Line 1935

I emailed my second cousin, the gay Catholic priest, to pray for you.

Harry February 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Hope he doesn’t prey on the innocent kids. You need to out him to the archbishop.

Ellynn February 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Your lack of knowledge of who preys on children shows how little you understand the world and the truely ungodly that walk amoung you. As to ‘out him’, his past bishop knew, the past archibishop (who is currently a cardnial of a really big US city) knows, as does his current archbishop. To quote the current pope, “Who am I to Judge…”

Harry February 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I doubt the archbishop knows. Let’s just agree my vote will cancel yours.

Harry February 16, 2014 at 12:08 am

The archbishop will deny all knowledge. He is having to close schools and churches in order to pay the settlements.

Ellynn February 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm

He does not serve the disablied either. Does that fall under the ‘unpleasant’ lifestyles…

taylor February 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Harry, would an interracial couple represent a lifestyle choice that a business should be able to reject?

Harry February 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

If they don’t approve of it, yes.

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