In The News

Deeky W. Gashlycrumb, M.D. is off today, preparing his keynote on taintplay for the annual Taint Misbehavin'! conference at the Stethoscope Institute, so you're stuck with me.

[Content Note: Homophobia; rape culture; war on agency.]

President Obama said at the annual White House Pride event yesterday that ENDA needs to get passed tout de suite. "There's a bipartisan bill moving forward in the Senate that would ban discrimination against all LGBT Americans in the workplace, now and forever. We need to get that passed. I want to sign that bill. We need to get it done now." You heard him, Congress. Get it done and stuff! And make it trans*-inclusive!

Meanwhile, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Ealjerk) says he hasn't yet read the legislation, but "I'm not for any special protections based on orientation." Ha ha cool position, bro! Very year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and thirteen!

Rick Santorum has a theory about why Mitt Romney didn't win. It is definitely garbage, but if you want to read about it, you can!

Hey, do you think it's kind of an issue that "many sergeants, lieutenants, and captains [in the US Army] say they do not have a sex assault problem"? I think that's kind of an issue! I'm no military expert, but I'm pretty sure that there are "sergeants, lieutenants, and captains" in the chain of command, right? Anyone? Hello? IS THIS THING ON, AMERICA?

Here's just a great headline: 2013 Is Shaping up to Be the Worst Year for Reproductive Freedom in Recent History. PERFECT. I hope the Democrats can agree that the best strategy is continuing to maintain radio silence and hope the most determined misogyfucks in the country just decide to give up because they're winning TOO MUCH.

If you are someone who's been thinking: "Gee, I really wish Sarah Palin were a contributor on Fox News," well, you are in luck!

Here is a nice story about a retiring school comfort dog who "graduated" with the senior class and got his picture in the yearbook. Aww. Have a fun retirement, Prince! I hope you get into your first choice college, or at least your back-up!

Do you want to read a New York Times profile of Melissa McCarthy? I read it, and it was pretty good!

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