Gay Marriage

Fox News’ Shep Smith: Obama now in the 21st century

Shepard Smith via screenshot

I agree with a Fox News commentator, OMG!

The Raw Story

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith reacted to the news that President Barack Obama had endorsed same sex marriage by coolly remarking that the President is “now in the 21st century.”

Smith later said Republicans who opposed same sex marriage were “on the wrong side of history” and compared same sex marriage to the civil rights movement.

“Of course, in reality, what really matters is what governors are saying,” he said.

“This makes no legal changes of any kind. This is a states issue, at least for now, which may sound familiar to a couple of generations ago, but that’s where we are.”

Southern segregationists had invoked “states rights” to defend discriminatory laws against federal intervention.

Watch video, courtesy of Politico, here…

Hate - mongering

Seriously? Newsletter Calls For ‘Armed Revolution’ If Obama Is Re-elected

Green County Virginia Gop

This is sad, despicable and un-American, all at once…

Daily Kos

Unemployment is down, the country is running a surplus for the first time since the economic disaster in 2008 (today’s news), our country is safer, OBL is dead, gas prices are headed down, health care reform has allowed children to NOT be excluded/ denied health insurance because of pre-existing conditions, etc.   Let’s just say that the President’s accomplishments are many.….

Despite this, there are right wing fringe extremists who want to literally incite violence if Obama is re-elected. Seriously? Yes, seriously. A group of hot heads from a very right GOP group in VA have expressed their desire to have an ‘ARMED REVOLUTION’ if the POTUS is re-elected. This hatred was published in their newsletter. I’m sure the editor who penned this knows his fellow GOP members well enough to understand their rage against the left or he wouldn’t have written it. Will we see more of this call to violence as election time nears?

Have you noticed that every since the Tea Party  was formed, this nation has seen more and more ‘hate groups’ pop up. Should certain factions of the Tea Party be on this map as well?…

Democrats and Independents are pretty darn peaceful folks when you think about it. And let’s be honest … I’d say the majority of us do not own guns. Is it time to take notice and think about protecting ourselves? Not from the usual ‘bad guys,’ but from the extremists in the Republican party? This is scary stuff my friends. Who exactly will be the target of such an ‘ARMED REVOLUTION?’

U.S. Politics

Dr. Shaquille O’Neal and 7 other celebs with doctoral degrees

To say I’m impressed, is an understatement…

The Week

The Big Aristotle is just the latest celebrity to take an impressive detour into academia

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Shaquille O’Neal has another awfully big accomplishment under his belt. The 7-foot-1 retired NBA legend just graduated from Florida’s Barry University with a doctoral degree in education. In 1992, Shaq left Louisiana State University after three years to play in the NBA, finishing his undergraduate degree eight years later, and earning an MBA in 2005. Click through for a look at seven other stars who have earned the right to be called “doctor.”