In The News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

Same-sex marriage officially became legal fact in Minnesota and Rhode Island today! YAYAYAYAY!!!

Edward Snowden has been granted a one-year asylum in Russia, so he gets to leave the airport. I bet he is looking forward to a shower!

[Content Note: Guns.] The Clarksville, Arkansas, school district will start arming teachers who volunteer to pack heat this year. That is a great idea and nothing will go wrong, I'm sure.

The GOP is terrible etc.

Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a bunch of abortion restrictions into law, then delivered cookies to pro-choice protestors, because he is an asshole.

[Content Note: Racism; violence.] Post-Racial America: Civil Rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson says that Florida is the "Selma of our time," and Republican Governor Rick Scott accuses Jackson of being divisive and demands an apology. PERFECT.

[CN: Homophobia.] St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov warns that Russia could prosecute gay athletes and spectators during the 2014 Winter Olympics. This whole thing is total bullshit for so many reasons, not least of which is a federal government supposedly willing to "suspend" its principles [sic] that being gay is so terrible they had to pass laws against it, because it might cost them money if they don't. Who's running Russia, anyway—Republicans? Thers makes a good point that the US would almost certainly not consider participating in an Olympic Games "hosted by a country that refused to guarantee the safety of Christian athletes or spectators, or that had passed laws against Christians similar to those Russia has imposed" criminalizing homosexuality. PRIORITIES!

Game of Thrones characters if they lived in the '90s. Obviously.

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