This is floating around, and I love it. There are a couple things I would have added, and a bit of the editing is weird towards the end, but I love it:
The ongoing debate over women’s reproductive health is abhorrent. A snipped I found from Maddow:
The Bishops’ position, which the Republicans have now adopted as their own, is that religious leaders have the right to override that decision, even though it will affect employees who have no moral or religious qualms about birth control. Writing in Newsweek, Andrew Sullivan captured the Bishops’ thinking perfectly: “Catholic doctrine should, according to the bishops’ spokesman, also apply to non-Catholics.” […]
[T]he principle seems pretty clear to me. The Bishops want a veto over public policy. And the Republicans want to give it to them.
Go read the whole thing here, and check out a cool post at Slog about the crazies that are ruining the Republican Party (and yes, I do wish that there was actually a rational conservative party. In order to find the best solutions to our problems, we need to have good, actual debate, and we need ideas from all parts of the spectrum. However, the reactionary Republicans that have taken over the conservative side of the spectrum are preventing that rational discussion).
And to cleanse the palate, the trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter:
First up, a couple social media updates. First, the person responsible for the Red Cross’ twitter feed tweeted under that account, when he thought it was his personal account. The result actually was a ton of people pledged to donate blood with some help from Dog Fish Beer. Pretty cool to read about how a company dealt well with a faux pas.
And to follow up, Slog links to two maps: one here, the other here, to help you track the revolutions of the Middle East.
Anne Rice isn’t a Christian anymore! I guess I would care if I ever read any of her stuff. But her reasoning is sound I suppose, but I would always say find a church that fits you. They’re out there.
I finally got the tote bag I was waiting for (I saw them, but they weren’t for sale yet), and it is a Leave No Trace bag (how fitting). Here’s a fun mockumentary about why plastic bags aren’t exactly great for us:
Overdressed for the occasion, a man who not only lacked the mandatory skanky hoodie but was all spiffed up in a white dress shirt and slacks made an extremely literal beer run at an Alliance Road stop ’n’ rob. That is, he snabbed an 18-pack of The King of Bland Beers and scurried out the door.
But then we find that sometimes they are written as limericks!
A car parked ’twixt striping of blue Had nothing whatever to do With handicapped access Cops thought what it lacks is A ticket, and also a clue.
That’s it for now, but I’ll try to be back later in the week with some more. Have a great one!