If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the Hobby Lobby case: “Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today’s decision.”

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the Hobby Lobby case: “Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today’s decision.”

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BREAKING: Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist today has filed an amicus brief in support of the freedom to marry lawsuit in Florida. "As former Governor and as someone who previously supported this ban, Charlie Crist’s words matter a great deal. He has taken the same journey the majority of Floridians have taken in realizing this ban serves no purpose but to disparage and discriminate against gay couples and our children.” 

Read the entire statement:  http://eqfl.org/crist
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BREAKING: Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist today has filed an amicus brief in support of the freedom to marry lawsuit in Florida. 

"As former Governor and as someone who previously supported this ban, Charlie Crist’s words matter a great deal. He has taken the same journey the majority of Floridians have taken in realizing this ban serves no purpose but to disparage and discriminate against gay couples and our children.” 

Read the entire statement:  http://eqfl.org/crist

Source: Equality Florida  

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm

The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and “impose significant public harm.”
Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in federal court in March. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sexmarriages performed in states where they are legal.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm

The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and “impose significant public harm.”

Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in federal court in March. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sexmarriages performed in states where they are legal.

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Sen. Mary Landrieu (D), who is up against three Republican challengers for her seat in Louisiana, is facing renewed attacks this week over her support for the Affordable Care Act. The Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity is out with a new ad featuring several people — who appear to be Louisiana residents — receiving notices in the mail that their insurance plans have been cancelled thanks to Obamacare. “Send Senator Landrieu a message: Obamacare is hurting Louisiana families,” the ad concludes.
But the people featured in the hard-hitting ad aren’t actually Louisiana residents at all. In reality, they’re paid actors hired by the right-wing group.
“Hiring professional actors to impersonate Louisiana families is low even for the billionaire Koch brothers,” the senator’s campaign manager, Adam Sullivan, told ABC News.

Article: Koch Brothers Hire Paid Actors To Star In Attack Ad Claiming Obamacare Hurts Louisiana Residents

It’s a really bizarre, almost like a Freudian anal fixation, that liberals have with the Koch Brothers.

What I find bizarre is Republicans obsession with Benghazi. Considering they totally ingored all the embassies that were attacked during the Bush administration. Where was their outrage?
Here is a little joke: How many Republicans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Answer: BENGHAZI!!!!

Haha. So what the-evil-conservative here is saying is that they are upset that people are calling the Koch Brothers out on their bullshit lies and suggests that those doing so have an anal fixation.
What absolutely sound logic.

The real question ought to be, why aren’t you angry that someone would lie to subvert the political system in their favor and take something away from you that would be to your benefit?

and that is exactly what the Koch brothers are doing. They’re subverting the political process. They are spending vasts amount of money to buy TV ads to spread lies about the ACA.

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Sen. Mary Landrieu (D), who is up against three Republican challengers for her seat in Louisiana, is facing renewed attacks this week over her support for the Affordable Care Act. The Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity is out with a new ad featuring several people — who appear to be Louisiana residents — receiving notices in the mail that their insurance plans have been cancelled thanks to Obamacare. “Send Senator Landrieu a message: Obamacare is hurting Louisiana families,” the ad concludes.

But the people featured in the hard-hitting ad aren’t actually Louisiana residents at all. In reality, they’re paid actors hired by the right-wing group.

“Hiring professional actors to impersonate Louisiana families is low even for the billionaire Koch brothers,” the senator’s campaign manager, Adam Sullivan, told ABC News.

Article: Koch Brothers Hire Paid Actors To Star In Attack Ad Claiming Obamacare Hurts Louisiana Residents

It’s a really bizarre, almost like a Freudian anal fixation, that liberals have with the Koch Brothers.

What I find bizarre is Republicans obsession with Benghazi. Considering they totally ingored all the embassies that were attacked during the Bush administration. Where was their outrage?

Here is a little joke: How many Republicans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Answer: BENGHAZI!!!!

Haha. So what the-evil-conservative here is saying is that they are upset that people are calling the Koch Brothers out on their bullshit lies and suggests that those doing so have an anal fixation.

What absolutely sound logic.

The real question ought to be, why aren’t you angry that someone would lie to subvert the political system in their favor and take something away from you that would be to your benefit?

and that is exactly what the Koch brothers are doing. They’re subverting the political process. They are spending vasts amount of money to buy TV ads to spread lies about the ACA.

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Charles Barkley: “I Was a Republican Until They Lost Their Minds”

Barkley made is Democratic proclivities known after John “Don’t Call Me Cougar” Mellencamp offended former veep Dan “I Spell it’ Potatoe’” Quayle by dedicating a recent performance to: “all the poor people who’ve been ignored by the current administration.”
"He’s right," Sir Charles said in an recent interview. “The word conservative means discriminatory practically. It’s a form of political discrimination. What do the Republicans run on? Against gay marriage and for a war that makes no sense. A war that was based on faulty intelligence. That’s all they ever talk about. That and immigration. Another discriminatory argument for political gain.”

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Charles Barkley: “I Was a Republican Until They Lost Their Minds”

Barkley made is Democratic proclivities known after John “Don’t Call Me Cougar” Mellencamp offended former veep Dan “I Spell it’ Potatoe’” Quayle by dedicating a recent performance to: “all the poor people who’ve been ignored by the current administration.”

"He’s right," Sir Charles said in an recent interview. “The word conservative means discriminatory practically. It’s a form of political discrimination. What do the Republicans run on? Against gay marriage and for a war that makes no sense. A war that was based on faulty intelligence. That’s all they ever talk about. That and immigration. Another discriminatory argument for political gain.”

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Judge Rules Pennsylvania’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge John Jones’ decision in Whitewood v. Wolf, the suit filed last year on behalf of several same-sex couples, strikes down Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act. His ruling comes one day after a federal judge ruled against Oregon’s gay marriage ban, and marks the 14th legal victory in a row for marriage equality.

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Judge Rules Pennsylvania’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge John Jones’ decision in Whitewood v. Wolf, the suit filed last year on behalf of several same-sex couples, strikes down Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act. His ruling comes one day after a federal judge ruled against Oregon’s gay marriage ban, and marks the 14th legal victory in a row for marriage equality.

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