And…wow. After yesterday, the thread’s bracket is more busted than Rush Limbaugh returning from the Dominican Republic. And remember: if it’s midday here, that means it’s evening in Ireland, so have a Guinness or something.
- And speaking of Ireland: nearly three-quarters of Irish people surveyed say they support putting marriage equality in their constitution.
- Arizona wants to become the latest to strip state funding from Planned Parenthood and others like it:
Earlier this week, an Arizona Senate panel approved HB 2800 on a party-line vote. The Arizona Senate Committee on Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform’s move came on the heels of support from the Arizona House, which approved the legislation earlier this month.
If HB 2800 is indeed passed by the full Senate, Gov. Jan Brewer® is expected to sign the legislation into law, stripping state funding from any group such as Planned Parenthood that performs abortions.
Unfortunately, the move would have a pronounced impact on poorer Arizona women who rely on places like Planned Parenthood for many of their health care needs.
Apparently, Jan Brewer took a look at what just happened in Texas and thought, “hey, now that sounds like a nice idea! Idiots.
- Contrast that approach, meanwhile, to the legwork President Obama is doing to ensure that women have access to affordable contraceptives while ensuring that nobody has grounds to complain that their religion is being imposed upon.
- Stink bugs are invading the deep South. And they weren’t even talking about the Rick Santorum campaign.
- Rick Santorum says pro-wrestling ain’t what it used to be:
“Professional wrestling matches, as bizarre as they were and are, at least began as morality plays,” Santorum wrote in his 2005 book, It Takes a Family. “Good guys, literally wearing white, fought bad guys, literally wearing black. [...] Today, professional wrestling is more about titillation than ever. The violence has been sexualized.”
But guess who’s to blame?
Though his book briefly notes his stint as the Pennsylvania counsel for the World Wrestling Federation in the late 1980s, it doesn’t mention that he played a critical role in the nationwide deregulation push that turned the spectacle of beefy men in skimpy outfits into a billion-dollar industry—and opened the door for more violence and steroid use. [...] Santorum’s wrestling work was the centerpiece of a brief but fruitful lobbying career that began shortly after he graduated from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law in 1986.
Oops.—Kaili Joy Gray