Supremes Uphold Nuns Habits

Per the Supremes… Nuns won’t have to pay for libidinous employee’s bad habits. The Supreme Court extended an injunction in place since Dec. 31 preventing several religious nonprofit organizations from needing to fill out paperwork in order to be exempted from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. In order to receive the benefits of the injunction, the Friday court order detailed, however, that applicants must “inform the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services.” With so many health reasons connected to why so many women take birth control, I find this so disheartening:  

Discriminating Taste: Racism in America–A Continuing Story

by Walter Brasch  For years, my father, a federal employee with a top secret clearance, carried a copy of his birth certificate when he went into Baja California from our home in San Diego. Many times, when he tried to reenter the U.S., he was stopped by the Border Patrol. My father had thick black hair and naturally dark skin, and the Patrol thought he was a Mexican brazenly trying to sneak back into the country by claiming to be married to the black-haired, blue- eyed, light-skinned woman he claimed was his wife. It was annoying. It was also annoying that once back home, he faced discrimination because neighbors thought he was Mexican. Because we lived in an urban area, … Continue reading

How George Will Celebrates the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Because, as everyone knows, learning tolerance and not throwing your garbage where it will poison others are impediments to literacy and learning. Here’s some more to whet your whistle: “Higher education, from which much of such diversity and sensitivity nonsense trickles down, cries poverty while spending lavishly on administrative overhead irrelevant to its teaching and research missions …” Continue reading

Weathering a Blizzard of News Media Bravado

Ginger Zee is an ABC News weather person. She’s 32 years old, has a B.S. in meteorology, and says even in high school she wanted to be a TV network weatherperson. Not a scientist in a lab studying and analyzing weather, but a TV weather person. For more than a decade, she worked local and regional markets, mostly in Michigan and Chicago. Her other qualifications are that she is photogenic, has a somewhat bubbly personality, wears a size 4 dress, weighs 125 pounds, and was her high school homecoming queen. If she wasn’t on TV, she says she’d have loved to be a bartender. It’s entirely possible she’s competent. But, it’s also possible that TV execs bypassed thousands of other … Continue reading

How To ‘Not Get It’ About Race, Part LXVII

But when your only power base in the congress — the House of Representatives–ONLY appoints white men to committee chairMANships (and, late-breaking, a sudden replanting of a woman to head a committee on ‘ethics’ she’s never served on), what in hell do you think you’re saying that a black RNC chairman is going to negate?
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