JAN BREWER VETOED SB 1062: Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed this piece o' crap. While I am saddened that the voices that changed did so purely for business reasons (and not because, as Jon Stewart said, it's morally repugnant), I am glad that it is done for now. I am glad that we as Arizonans have spoken out and been heard. I hope and pray that we all remember in November.
And the bill in Georgia died, too.
UGANDA PRESIDENT SIGNS LAW: And while we're arguing about whether or not we have to make cakes for gay couples, the President of Uganda signed into law that nasty, nasty anti-homosexuality law that at best can put you in prison for life for being gay, doing 'gay' things or providing outreach to gay citizens. But you know, nothing bad comes from legislating against one specific group of people in your country.
SENATORS DON'T CARE ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S: Seth Rogan took the time to come to a hearing about the seriousness of Alzheimer's, which afflicts his mother in-law. Too bad only two Senators decided it was important, and worse, one of them walked out during his testimony. Anyone who believes that our government really does care about us isn't paying attention.
SUPREME COURTS RULED ON POLICE ENTRY: So now, according to the Supreme Court, if anyone in the house says the cops can come in, then the cops can come in. While I can see the usefulness of this--domestic violence calls--are they clarifying who is allowed to make the decision? If the cops convince a child to let them in, despite the fact that the parent is saying 'no', does that count?
Oh, and while we're talking about the Supreme Court, they arrested a man this week when he stood up to say:
“I rise on behalf of the majority of the American people, who believe that money is not speech, corporations are not people, and our democracy should not be for sale to the highest bidder. Overturn Citizens United. Keep the cap in McCutcheon. The people demand democracy,” said Kai Newkirk of the organization 99Rise, before being hauled out of the courtroom and handcuffed. Occupy.comGOP BLOCKS VETERANS BILL: As per the link --
Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) bill, S. 1982, would have expanded veterans' healthcare programs, given veterans in-state tuition rates at all schools across the country and provided advanced appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs.Republicans in the Senate specifically voted against it, because there was no allowance for Iran sanctions, because 1) Iran is such a threat right now, and 2) sanctions have so much to do with veterans' affairs. They also didn't like where the money for the advanced appropriations was coming from, but like always had not alternate plan. Oh, wait, they did, just not for veterans.
Cos you know, priorities.
There's more, if you're interested:
Ukrainian civil war
Principal drags kindergarteners down the hall
Obama opens up about dad, drugs and race
What did I miss this week where you are?