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I-90 Adds Lane For Drivers Traveling Cross-Country To Stop Woman From Marrying Wrong Man

I-90 Adds Lane For Drivers Traveling Cross-Country To Stop Woman From Marrying Wrong Man
NEWS IN BRIEF September 4, 2014
Vol 50 Issue 3

WASHINGTON—The Federal Highway Administration announced Tuesday that it will construct an additional lane along Interstate 90 to accommodate drivers traveling across the country in order to stop the woman they love from marrying the wrong man. “We want to ensure that any motorist who finds himself frantically racing along I-90 to stop a wedding at the last minute will have access to a restricted, high-speed lane to prevent his soulmate from making the biggest mistake of her life,” FHWA administrator Victor Mendez said of the new express lane, which reportedly will run the entire length of the highway, from Boston to Seattle, allowing drivers to make an impassioned, last-ditch attempt to declare their feelings to the love of their life and make sure she doesn’t end up with someone who couldn’t possibly care for her as deeply as they do. “Once construction is completed, motorists will be able to scramble into their vehicles, peel out of their driveways, and speed down I-90 unimpeded in hopes that there’s still time. We also plan to construct a number of wayside areas along the shoulder of each exit ramp that, if needed, will allow motorists to ditch their broken-down cars and make their way to the wedding venue on foot.” According to sources, the new highway lane follows a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration last month to relax safety restrictions at all U.S. airports in order to allow individuals to bypass security and run straight to their beloved’s departure gate moments before she boards an international flight.

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Kim Davis makes KY lawmakers question ‘whether county clerks are worth the time and money’

Kim Davis makes KY lawmakers question ‘whether county clerks are worth the time and money’

Travis Gettys
14 Sep 2015 at 12:00 ET

Kim Davis wants Kentucky lawmakers to change the way county clerks issue marriage licenses — but she might not like how that plays out.

Davis returned to work Monday as Rowan County clerk after spending six days in jail for contempt of court when she refused to follow the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

After arriving at her office for the first time since her release last week, Davis read from a statement that indicated she would not violate a court order and interfere with her deputies — but she repeated her call for changes to state laws regarding her duties.

“While there are very many accommodations available, the very simple accommodation I have proposed is to remove my name and my title as the clerk of Rowan County completely off the marriage license,” Davis said. “These licenses can be issued under another authority, including perhaps the Commonwealth of Kentucky or Gov. (Steve) Beshear himself.”


Hasta la vista.

I love this! He changed his profile picture to the rainbow look. Someone posted a message that they were unfollowing him and blocking him. He replied:

Arnold Verified account ‏@Schwarzenegger

Arnold retweeted Russell

Hasta la vista.


So, either my TV's color is all off or my computer's color is all off.

I'm not sure if this should be here on in Computer Help, but it does involve looking at DU, in general.

On my computer, the background for the row of links across the top and for the part that surrounds this Message text area is blue.

On my TV, the background for the row of links and for the part that surrounds this Message text area is pink.

My question is: What color should it be? I'm thinking blue, but I just want to be sure. So, what color do you have?

Boiled Linseed Oil airing out time for rags...

I'm getting ready to treat my guitar necks. Seeing so many people talk about boiled linseed oil has made me decide to try it. I know you are supposed to lay the rags or paper towels out flat after using them with boiled linseed oil or you are supposed to put them in a canister of water, but how long do they need to be laid out flat before you can just trash them? Or do they need to go into the container with water forever? I'm confused on the timing and proper disposal. I don't want a fire. I have seen the videos. I want to know the best way to handle the paper towels before I do this.

It is just me or does the format of DU

sometimes go wonky? Like, right now, all of the lines that usually surround posts are gone and everything (all of the text links across the top and side) is all jumbled up together. Usually, when this happens, I reload the page after waiting a while and it goes back to normal. Thing is, it is happening a bit more often now and takes longer to go back to normal. It is like the page "breaks" while loading, like pictures used to do on dialup when you had a slower than cold molasses connection. I'm on broadband at an average of about 21 mbps now though. It shouldn't be doing this, I don't think.

Anyone know a surefire way to fix it without changing browsers? I'm kind of attached to Pale Moon. It works much better for everywhere else than even Firefox did, but on DU, I keep getting this weird problem.

Do they make industrial strength laptop keyboards?

My old computer keyboard had the letters worn off of most of the keys and a worn place almost completely through the space bar on the right side. I paid attention and I do use my right thumb to press the space bar when typing. I kept using it, because I know where the keys are, but it wore out in other ways and I had to replace it.

I have had my new laptop for just over a couple months now and the space bar on the keyboard is starting to get worn on the space bar in the same spot. Washing that spot doesn't seem to remove the worn looking place. Everything else seems to polish up nicely. So, I know it's not dirty. It's just worn.

My question is do they make industrial strength keyboards or at least space bars? That poor space bar seems to take the most wear and tear. Maybe plastic (or whatever most laptop keyboards are made of) isn't my best option.

Would it be possible to add jury results as a link in hidden posts?

I know you can still read hidden posts by clicking Show, but sometimes, I would just like to know what a jury was thinking when they hid a post. It would be a good guideline as to what is and is not acceptable on DU as far as juries are concerned. It would not need to have any identifying information, just the jury votes and comments as to why it was hidden. I don't have any particular post in mind. I'm talking about in general. It would be very interesting to be able to see the comments and people do not always post the results in a lot of cases, like with hidden OPs.

In all honesty, to me, whether Fred Phelps lives or dies, is a moot point.

His daughters have long since taken over the church and run it now. The hatred will still be there with or without him. A lot of people think cutting off the head of that church will end the hate. It will not. The daughters have been running the show for the past 10 years or so. So, that part will not change. He is just the figurehead of the church nowadays anyhow.

To me, the real story is why he was excommunicated back in August 2013. I'm really interested in why that happened. No one has told why yet. I wish some journalists would dig into why that happened and get the story, because that is something I want to see.

I don't begrudge people who feel pleasure over him dying though. As a gay woman, I understand the feeling and would never begrudge anyone that pleasure. He has caused irreparable harm to the GLBT community for decades now. I say more power to those who are able to feel any animosity at all at the thought of his passing.

Me? I feel nothing at the thought of his passing. The reason I stated above is why I feel nothing. His legacy of hate lives on with his daughters who now run the church and will continue to be a thorn in the sides of the GLBT community for the foreseeable future. Whether he lives or dies doesn't amount to a hill of beans in my life, one way or the other. I refuse to waste any emotion on such a horrid, wretched man anyhow.

I do have a problem, however, with those who want to go to his funeral and stand out there sending love to him. I don't see having some kind of lovey dovey religious love-a-thon for him at his funeral like some are proposing. Whether they agreed with his anti-gay, anti-everything beliefs, or not, the idea of sending him love is preposterous. The man never responded to love in his entire life. He only had hatred and only sent out hatred. Sending him love is a waste of resources and a waste of love.

Send that love and resources (in the form of donations) to some groups of people who deserve it. Make donations to gay youth organizations or other GLBT charities instead. It would actually help people who need it instead of wasting the resources to get to Topeka and fawn over him to try to "take the high road."

That "take the high road" mentality, in this case, is bullshit. Trying to pretend that you are better than him seems kind of ridiculous. Think about it. Do you really need to try to prove you are better than a man who poisoned himself with that kind of seething, lifelong, obsessive hatred? If so, what is wrong in your life than you think you need to do that? It should be a given that most people are less hateful than he is/was, already. So trying to prove you are somehow better than him is a waste of time, effort, and energy. Get down off the cross. We need the wood to try to build houses and help people who need it.

Let the man live or die and ignore his ass. Do something positive and productive instead of wasting love, piety, and self aggrandizing "we are better than that" grandstanding on someone who definitely does not deserve it. It's bullshit.

Future U.S. History Students: 'It's Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marri

Future U.S. History Students: 'It's Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marriage'

DECATUR, IL, THE YEAR 2083—According to students in Mr. Bernard's fourth-period U.S. history class, it's "really pathetic" how long it took for early-21st-century Americans to finally legalize gay marriage.

The class of 2086 said it was "laughable" that people against gay marriage were given a legitimate political voice in the early 21st century.

The classroom of 15-year-olds at MacArthur High School—all of whom were born in the late 2060s and grew up never questioning the obvious fact that homosexual couples deserve the right to get married—were reportedly "amazed" to learn in their Modern U.S. History: 2081 Edition textbooks that as late as the 2020s, gays and lesbians actually had to fight for the constitutional right to wed.

"Wow, that is nuts," said student Jeremy Golliver, who claimed he knew gay rights was a struggle "like, a hundred years ago" but didn't realize it lasted so long. "It's really embarrassing, when you think about it. Just the fact that people in this century were actually saying things like, 'No, gays should not be allowed to marry,' and were getting all up in arms about it, as if homosexuals weren't full citizens or something. It's insane."


Read the rest here: http://www.theonion.com/articles/future-us-history-students-its-pretty-embarrassing,19099/

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