It was either that, or this headline: Stephen Colbert lands George Clooney as 1st Late Show guest!
O.K. I finally found some stuff that you might find interesting: On social issues ranging from abortion to same-sex marriage, much of the Republican field has now taken positions that are at odds with mainstream American opinion. For example, 3 out of 4 Americans say a woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion if she becomes pregnant as a result of rape.
Moderate Republicans said Friday they are concerned about the potential for Democrats to revive their “war on women” line of attack from 2012, when they successfully portrayed presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans as out of touch with or even hostile to the concerns of women.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats have moved swiftly to capitalize on some of the remarks this week, particularly those made at Thursday night’s widely watched Republican debate in Cleveland. (A lot of what the candidates said was downright scary! -Ed.)
The gay conspiracy continues: Bad enough that gays claim they are 10 - 12 percent of the population, when in actual fact they are only 2 - 3 percent, (It's to make themselves appear more mainstream than they are!) but this whole acceptance things has taken a turn for the worst, or even bizarre, with THIS headline:
I got news for ya, bunky, THEY DON'T!
Of course, this doesn't include the entertainment industry folks, where in a lot of cases, (Like some of the CBC and Hollywood) ya can't even get in unless you're gay!
Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan is launching a $4.55 libel suit against the Globe and Mail over stories suggesting he is a risk to national security because of his ties to China.
In a 27-page statement of claim released Friday, Chan said he is seeking to clear his name after the newspaper refused last month to retract its articles, including one that cited concerns about his rapport with a former Chinese consul-general in Toronto.
Any proceeds would go to PEN Canada, a non-profit organization that champions freedom of expression for writers, and the Markham-Stouffville Hospital Foundation, said Chan, who represents Markham-Unionville in the legislature. (They would each get $2.27 with one penny going to admin costs.)
FROM THE WONKY FILES OF WONKETTE!
In July, a Smith County judge sentenced Josten Bundy to get married to his 19-year-old girlfriend as part of his probation, which also included writing Bible verses and getting counseling.Bundy, 20, was charged with assault, although the ex-BF didn’t need medical attention. Also, young Mr. Bundy recognized that he’d done wrong: “I took matters into my own hands and I know that’s wrong,” Bundy said. “I know I was raised better, but it happened.” (Is he a Palin? He sounds like a Palin.)
The court case stemmed from a February altercation between Bundy and the ex-boyfriend of his girlfriend, Elizabeth Jaynes.
“[The ex-boyfriend] had been saying disrespectful things about Elizabeth, so I challenged him to a fight,” said Bundy. “He stepped in and I felt like it was on and I hit him in the jaw twice.”
Judge Randall Rogers decided to help this nice young man make a life decision the way that all good decisions are made: under threat of imprisonment. At Bundy’s sentencing, Rogers asked Bundy if the young lady was truly worth fighting over.
“I said, well to be honest, sir, I was raised with four sisters and if any man was talking to a woman like that,” recalled Bundy, “I’d probably do the same thing.”And so Rogers added the requirement that Bundy marry Jaynes within 30 days as part of his probation. If the couple didn’t get married, Bundy would get two weeks in jail. There’s probably some really good logic behind that order that we’d love to hear more about, but Judge Rogers didn’t reply to media requests for an interview; that could have been amusing, especially his rationale for why he thinks copying out Bible verses is constitutional.
“I used to watch Say Yes to the Dress and all those shows and all the dresses and think about what kind of dress I would have,” said Jaynes. “I would have liked a spring wedding when it’s not too hot and not too cold.”On the upside, at least the couple had already been talking about getting married, and had some really classy ideas about how their dream wedding would have gone:
“We were strung over each other and really were in love,” Bundy said. “[At our wedding] I would have worn a black tux with some yellow under it because I’m a Steelers fan.”
KLTV consulted an attorney, Blake Bailey, who said the order to marry was quite plainly illegal:
“To say you’re not going to be criminally punished if you get married is way out of left field,” said Bailey. “It sounds like the old days of shotgun weddings, but not even the judge is capable of enforcing, what he thinks is best for some people in his court.”He said that if the couple had appealed, the ruling almost certainly would have been struck down. Still, the disgruntled couple is planning a second ceremony, in a church (or perhaps a sports bar; the TV station didn’t specify) when they can save up the money to do things right.
This sounds like a marriage that’s made to last; Yr Wonkette guesses that if they play their cards right, these kids should be able to sell their story as a TV series, except maybe the judge would sentence Bundy to be Jaynes’s butler.