President Obama signs executive order mandating corporations that contract with our government give its workers at least seven paid sick leave days. Cue the Republicans shouting AMURIKAN CAESURZZZ!!!!!, though they led the cheering for warrantless wiretapping and NSA spying. And if they want to claim that he's "circumvented the legislative process," they'll have to show, exactly, where Congress hasn't already delegated authority to the Executive branch to set such standards for federal contracts. Bet they don't.
Ho hum, Fox News punditoids denounce Mr. Obama for ignoring the shooting of a police officer who was just filling up his damn gas tank -- for several days after Mr. Obama condemned the shooting. He even called the officer's widow, but apparently living in the modern world means that if you're a media punditoid, you never have to admit you're wrong.
Conservative party candidate/appliance technician in Canada bows out of Toronto-area parliamentary race after video of him urinating in a customer's coffee cup surfaces. In America, you could get away with this, because plenty of punditoids would happily go on TV afterward and say, well, maybe the customer deserved it, and we've all wanted to do that to a customer, amirite? -- as if peeing into someone's mug is ever acceptable behavior, from anyone.
And now, for more from the government-is-incompetent-and-we're-gonna-prove-it-by-being-incompetent crowd in Kansas: the state's entire court system will be defunded, per a 2014 law restricting some state Supreme Court powers. How? The law states that if any court struck it down, the whole state court system will be defunded as a result -- and a district judge just did that. What do we call that, kids? A hostage situation. We also call it petty. And if any liberal ever attached the legislative equivalent of an IED to a law, the "liberal" media would suddenly see it exactly as I do.
Muslim flight attendant files suit after being suspended by her employer for refusing to serve alcohol to her customers, because of her "religious beliefs." I find folks who fervently oppose alcohol fairly sympathetic, and the co-worker who filed the complaint against her may be a better target for a lawsuit than her employer, but the same logic holds for this situation as it does for pharmacists who won't fill birth control scripts and county clerks who won't issue gay marriage licenses: consuming alcohol is legal (if you're over 21), consuming alcohol generally doesn't violate the religious beliefs of your customers, and if your "conscience" leads you to oppose doing that part of your job, you need to find another job.