I didn't think it was possible, but Florida gun laws are about to get even weaker, stupider, and softer on crime.
It's too early -- not to mention unfair -- to fault PTSD with the Fort Hood shooting.
However, if you watch Fox News, then you know the real cause: that veterans are "ticking time bombs" because of immigration and welfare. I have no words...
Mississippi's GOP governor signs a lbill into law that would basically be a license to discriminate
against gays and lesbians. The law is completely unconstitutional and
will have the lifespan of a fruitfly in court. I love how Republicans
claim to be the only ones who truly understand the Constitution --
while pulling authoritarian and discriminatory crap like this.
Speaking of people who love them some discrimination: Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich resigns
after his support for California's unconstitutional Prop. 8
discrimination law became public. Mozilla is the designer of the
popular Firefox browser. You'd think people in the innovation business
would be a bit more forward-looking.
Arctic sea ice was the fifth-smallest coverage of the seas in 2014.
David Letterman announced during taping of tonight's show that he plans to retire in 2015. He'll leave The Late Show as the longest running late night talk show host in American history.
Finally, bison aren't fleeing Yellowstone
to escape a looming and massive volcanic eruption there. But hey, if
you really want to worry about a disaster of humanity-threatening
proportions, we've already got one. It's called climate change.
[cartoon via Truthdig]