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Archive for February 2014

The Daily F Bomb, Friday 2/28/14


If you could devise a Rare Disease for Rare Disease Day that would affect only political figures on the right-wing persuasion, what disease would you give them? (Like foot-in-mouth-itis)

What book signings have you been to?

What is the last thing you rented?

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The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 2/27/14


What is the first thing you see right now when you look up from your computer?

Do you have any vices you refuse to give up? If so, what?

When was the last time you willingly stayed up all night?

If someone refused to take your wedding pictures because he/she hated something about you and your lifestyle, would you force the issue?

The Twitter Emitter

In the News: Two Americas.

Found on the Internets …

A series of tubes filled with enormous amounts of material


Facing Overwhelming Opposition, Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

After a week of national backlash, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has vetoed SB 1062, which would have allowed religious beliefs to be used to justify discrimination against LGBT people and others. Explaining her veto, Brewer said, “I call them like I see them despite the cheers or boos from the crowd.” She added that the bill does not address a specific concern and that she knows of no examples of how religious liberty has been under attack.

Opposition to the bill came from individuals and companies across the country, including the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Apple, and Mitt Romney. Many other states have introduced similar bills, some specifying that businesses could refuse services to marrying same-sex couples, but most have stalled or died, particularly those introduced this week during the backlash against Arizona.


Media Matters: Fox News Has A Nasty Anti-Gay Hangover

What explains Fox’s sudden cold feet now that several states are acting to deal with the manufactured threat to religious liberty that Fox News helped create?

To hear people like Fox’s Kelly and Tantaros explain it, laws like Arizona’s SB 1062 simply went a little too far. These laws would be acceptable if they only affected businesses directly involved in the marriage and wedding industry, but giving all business owners a license to discriminate against gay customers too closely resembles Jim Crow legislation.[…]

The distinction between marriage-related services and general services used by gay couples is convenient, but it doesn’t stand up under closer scrutiny.

For one, Fox News has aggressively promoted the idea that requiring equal treatment of gay people in non-marital contexts also infringes on businesses’ religious liberty. […]

… many of the network’s personalities are waking up to the harsh reality that their words have consequences. They’re in the uncomfortable position of to decide between disowning the right-wing talking points they helped promote or siding with measures that even they admit look a lot like pro-segregation laws.


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Thursday Morning Herd Check-in

  Make sure you let your peeps

  know where to find you!  


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The Daily F Bomb, Wednesday 2/26/14


Pizza – what style is best? NY style, Deep dish Chicago, or something else? What is your favorite pizza place?

Are you an early adopter of new technology, or do you let it get thoroughly tested and vetted before you will invest in it?

When on escalators, do you follow escalator etiquette (stand to the right, walk to the left)?

The Twitter Emitter

Wednesday Watering Hole: Check In & Hangout for the Herd

Good morning meese! Happy happy Wednesday!

  PLEASE Do Not Recommend the check-in diary!

        Recs on the weather jar comment are still welcome.

The common Moose, Alces alces, unlike other members of the deer family, is a solitary animal that doesn’t form herds. Not so its rarer but nearest relative, Alces purplius, the Motley Moose. Though sometimes solitary, the Motley Moose herds in ever shifting groups at the local watering hole to exchange news and just pass the time.

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Stop using the “black on black crime” meme

I’m sick and tired of reading comments loaded with right-wing memes and myths.

Every time we try to deal with discussing racist murderers, whether its Micheal Dunn or George Zimmerman, and his defenders, someone steps into the conversation and brings up the tired trope of “black-on-black crime” as a tried and true method of derailing the conversation away from racism, Stand Your Ground laws as they affect black people, and racially biased jurors and prosecutors who don’t deliver justice-for us.  

I see these unrelated stats thrown around willy-nilly, and not just on Fox.  

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This stuff is to be expected from Faux News, or folks over at Breitbart’s site.

Liberal/left/progressives need to stop.

The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 2/25/14


Do you use straws for drinking? Straight or bendy?

Have you been robbed or burglarized?

Do you always answer your door when someone knocks or rings? When you don’t, why not?

Who would your business like to refuse service to?

The Twitter Emitter

Tuesday Morning Herd Check-in

  Make sure you let your peeps

  know where to find you!  

    PLEASE Do Not Recommend the check-in diary!

        Fierces on the Weather Critter Comment are obligatory welcome.