DeFazio mocks GOP freshmen Every so often you get a peek into the dysfunction of Congress, and the level of disdain and distrust that some members have for their colleagues across the aisle. This time, it comes courtesy of Willamette Week, which posted the above interview with Rep. 07/4/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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Religious right-wing radio host Kevin Swanson used the animated film Frozen as his argument for attacking Disney’s opposition to the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay troop leaders, in audio published by Right Wing Watch on Monday.
“Friends, this is evil, just evil,” Swanson said. “I wonder if people are thinking, ‘You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality or bestiality in a light sort of way.’ I wonder if the average parent going to see Frozen is thinking that way.
Cardinal Dolan is taking on the state’s powerful teacher’s union to push for legislation intended to boost charitable donations to schools. Dolan on Monday joined a group of business and labor leaders to urge state lawmakers to pass a bill providing dollar-for-dollar tax credits to those who donate money to educational institutions.
Finally closing the book on a story I've been reporting since April 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States this morning denied the Easton School District's petition for certiorari and thus let stand the Third Circuit's en banc ruling that two middle-school girls had the First Amendment right to wear "I ♥ Boobies!" bracelets at school to promote breast cancer awareness.
A Supreme Court denial of certiorari is not a ruling on the merits of this case, though it may suggest the Court (a) isn't yet interested in going down the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" path again (where only the absurdist nature of the speech kept two justices on board for the anti-student majority), or (b) at least didn't believe this case presented the right fact pattern for doing so.