Maine House of Reps passes same-sex marriage bill. From Jurist:
The Maine House of Representatives voted 89-57 Tuesday in favor of a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in the state. The vote follows last week's approval by the Maine Senate. The proposed legislation now faces one more vote before the Senate and the House before it goes before Governor John Baldacci, who has yet to take a public position on the issue.Well, the people of Maine should be proud of their lawmakers that voted for this bill. They should kick out the fuckers that did not.
The Rethugs pick a conservatard to take Specter's spot on the Judiciary committee. They of course picked a racist mofo. From Jurist:
US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was chosen Monday by Senate Republicans to replace newly-declared Democrat Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) as ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sessions will play a key role in questioning President Barack Obama's nominee to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the US Supreme Court. Obama did not call Sessions Monday to discuss potential nominees for the post, but did call former ranking Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who cannot be reappointed because of term limits. Sessions, a conservative senator and former US attorney, was nominated as a federal judge in 1986 by then-president Ronald Reagan, but his confirmation was blocked by the Judiciary Committee over allegedly racist remarks.Sessions is a racist bag of shit, so it stands to reason the Rethugs would pick him..right? Clueless is the word that comes to mind for me.
Last but certainly not least..our soldiers are attempting to convert Muslims..on our dime. From Alternet:
Al Jazeera Strikes Back at Pentagon, Releases Unedited Footage of U.S. Soldiers' 'Bible Study' in Afghanistan.
Hours after Al Jazeera first broadcast a video showing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan being instructed by the military’s top chaplain in the country to “hunt people for Jesus” as they spread Christianity to the overwhelmingly Muslim population, the Pentagon shot back. It charged that Al Jazeera had “grossly misrepresent[ed] the truth.” Col. Greg Julian, told Al Jazeera: “Most of this is taken out of context … this is irresponsible and inappropriate journalism.”
Now, Al Jazeera and the man who filmed the controversial material are striking back. The network has just released unedited and unaltered footage of U.S. soldiers in ‘bible study’ in Afghanistan. Jazeera describes it as “Extended footage shot by Brian Hughes, a U.S. documentary maker and former member of the U.S. military who spent several days in Bagram near Kabul.”
Check out the video below, released by Al Jazeera. Lets hear the Army call them liars now!