President Obama signs a $410 billion spending bill with a signing statement.
A Kentucky bill that would ban adoption by unmarried couples is dead. (Courier-Journal)
Maryland lawmakers take up gay marriage bill. (365 Gay)
San Francisco archbishop bans gay play from 'inclusive' church. (Pink News)
Charlie Vázquez interviews Mona Mason on Transgender Equality and Jerkaphillia.
Senator Vitter's new play, "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?" premieres at the Dulles International Airport. (The Hill)(CNN) The Petulant Times describes it "as one man's journey of angst from Pampers to Depends."
Neel Kashkari, "Treasury Department official who directs the financial industry bailout said Wednesday that the government should not manage operations for banks that received government money." (CQ)
An ex-Biopure executive fakes cancer to avoid federal securities regulators. (AP via Yahoo)
OH PLEASE! Cardinal James Francis Stafford told Vatican Radio that "bad bankers" must ask god's pardon. (Reuters)
Are rights universal? (Comment is Free)
Cassandra: Plight of the sardines. (TimesOnline)
The Ancient World's Longest Underground Aqueduct.
Filming begins on the ABFAB remake. I will refrain from any comments about this potential blasphemy because Jennifer Saunders is working behind the scenes.
So sad... young love rarely lasts. (Radar)
"A new testosterone patch, designed to pep up a woman's flagging sex drive after womb and ovary removal, may not work, and its long term safety is not proven." (Science Daily)
Beautiful Images of Strange Fruit.
"An outbreak of mass hysteria is reported to have struck three indigenous communities living near the river Coco in northern Nicaragua. A total of 43 people have reportedly fallen ill with what is known locally as grisi siknis (crazy sickness)." (New Scientist)
Pimento cheese, please. (Mountain Express) Guess what I will be making? Link via Edgy Mama.
(Cross-posted at Petulant Rumblings)