Tennessee state legislature also pushes an anti-gay discrimination bill in the name of "religious freedom," one that would allow businesses like wedding vendors to "turn away" gay folks. Money quote from state legislator: "“I think it’s more wrong to force people to violate their conscience" than to protect gays from discrimination. But businesses provide a service, and once you're providing a service to other people who have rights just like you, your "conscience" doesn't reign supreme. Next up: state legislatures seek to nullify the 13th and 14th Amendments because the Bible tolerates slavery, and, you know, some people might have sincere religious beliefs about that.
"Horror at the world's largest solar farm days after it opens as it is revealed panels are SCORCHING birds that fly over them," screeches the headline on this London Daily Mail article. But we're looking at a giant plant of 300,000 mirrors reflecting sunlight to a giant water tower, not the photovoltaic panels you're likely more familiar with. I bet a lot of folks are going to look at the headline and think ZOMG SOLAR POWER KILLZ!!!!! And plenty of environmentalists who'd never get a second look from the "liberal" media will suddenly get exposure when they oppose solar power (and wind power, for that matter).
Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher, the man who gives Everyman a bad name, has taken a union job at a Chrysler plant. And he promptly took to Facebook about being "required" to join the union (which isn't true, actually -- he's just required to pay dues) and then seemed to defend private unions, saying they represent "a choice between employees and employers." So how does he really feel? Oh, who knows or cares? In any case, he's gotten the memo from his real paymasters that private unions are OK until all the public unions are gone, after which the private unions will most decidedly not be OK.
George Zimmerman, arguably the most hated man in America and for good reason, claims that "(t)he government, the president, the attorney general" or somebody has made him a "scapegoat," not that he can say what he'd be a scapegoat for because "I don’t know what they’re thinking or why they’re thinking it, all I know is that they’re doing it." Usually you can tell "what they're thinking or why they're thinking it" by what they're doing. Seriously, what a diaper-loaded brat -- I hope people point to him on the TV (where he always is anymore!) and tell their children that this is how not to be.