Ho hum, Kansas Governor Brownback issues an executive order protecting religious weaklings from Teh Gay Cooties. After noting that the order will have, ah, incompatibility issues with state and federal law, the Executive Director of Equality Kansas assesses it thusly: "it's a tantrum."
"Should Hotels Be Required to Include Mandatory Resort Fees in Published Room Rates?" asks the Consumerist. Philosophically speaking, yes, they should, and so should any other fee a hotelier can make up. Paying a "resort fee" at a hotel is like paying a "meat fee" at a steakhouse.
Big pharmacy chain CVS, which has been a visible opponent of smoking lately, quits the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because the Chamber opposes anti-smoking laws. I was going to say, "I wish they'd quit over everything the Chamber is and does," but opposing anti-smoking laws is unusually rank. And the Chamber knows it, because they're so defensive about it.
Scott Walker spokeshack admits to "provid(ing) input regarding" proposed changes to Wisconsin's Open Records law. But she suggests the legislature started the whole process, though she avoided adding, "suckers!" Seriously, we may one day mention Laurel Patrick in the same breath as past prevaricators like Ari Fleischer.
Finally, Muslim groups have raised over $30,000 to help rebuild black churches that have been burned down in the South. Throw that in your Tea Party uncle's face the next time he complains that Muslims never do anything about terrorism! It's like a two-fer.