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Hometown: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Home country: United States
Current location: Macae, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Member since: Tue Jul 3, 2007, 07:34 AM
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Of coooourse.. that was it all along!

It couldn't POSSIBLY have been a genuine attempt that was "poo-pooed" right out of the starting gate by your fellow Ron Paul of the left cultists, now could it?

Oh, wait, yes there it is.. the first insult and shit slung right there in post number 4.. once again by a Bernie cultist.

A heart felt extra thank you to our Transsexual, loud mouth queens, and militant lesbians.

I'm sitting here tonight both exhilarated, and terrified of the cases going before the SCOTUS tomorrow, and reflecting on just how much things have changed for us in just the last 8 years, and over the course of my 44 years of life on this small round rock that we call home.

There's been so many people, groups, and organizations that have helped us get to where we are today with our rights, but looking back, there's 3, often highly underappreciated groups that have really born the brunt of our fight for equality, more than a few in each group who have died to get us to where we are today.

I want to thank our Transgender community.. our beloved transsexuals. Always so vocal, always so outspoken, and in every fight always in the front of the battle lines.. spiked heels in hand and refusing to be silenced. I seriously doubt we'd be anywhere near where we are today without their zest and drive.

I want to thank our politically active queens. You know the ones I'm talking about, the ones who never even knew what the closet was, except for the place they keep their grand outfits. The ones who stood side by side our Transgender and lesbian communities. Our Harvey Milks.. who would also never be silenced.

I want to thank our militant lesbians. Our muscle, who likewise could always be found at the front of our battle lines, screaming down the homophobes at the rallies, making sure our voice was heard.

Like I said, there's so many more who deserve special thanks.. our allies, the Hollywood machine.. but really without these 3 group, probably more than anyone else, I have no doubt in my mind we would not be where we are today.

BP Lawyers Use Old-School Trick; Judge Not Amused

Source: NPR

Back in school, did you ever fudge the spacing on a report to meet the teacher's page-length requirement? Lawyers representing oil company BP tried something similar in a recent court filing connected to the company's 2010 drilling rig accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier was not amused. In his ruling Monday, Barbier issued an order and then reminded BP's lawyers that their brief was supposed to be limited to 35 pages, double-spaced:

"BP's counsel filed a brief that, at first blush, appeared just within the 35-page limit. A closer study reveals that BP's counsel abused the page limit by reducing the line spacing to slightly less than double-spaced. As a result, BP exceeded the (already enlarged) page limit by roughly six pages."

"The Court should not have to waste its time policing such simple rules particularly in a case as massive and complex as this. ... Counsel's tactic would not be appropriate for a college term paper. It certainly is not appropriate here."

Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/09/16/349006089/bp-lawyers-use-old-school-trick-judge-not-amused

Really BP? I used to think of Oil corporations as these huge, evil, money grubbing enterprises. As time has gone on since the Deepwater Horizon, I'm more and more inclined to believe that there wasn't any brilliant/evil plot behind the disaster.. just blatant, and gross incompetence. This is pathetic, and I'm glad they were caught... even if it is by a judge who seems to be totally in their pocket.

"Change your natural hairstyle or get expelled" - Outrageous school policy.

Stunningly beautiful, gifted, talented young lady told she must re-style her natural hair or get expelled.


A 12-year-old girl will be expelled from a Florida school unless she gets her hair under control, school officials have told her. Vanessa VanDyke, an honors student and violinist at the Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, tells WKMG that administrators have given her one week to decide whether to cut and shape her hair or leave the school, which she has attended since the third grade.

There's a video at the link (I know there's a way to embed the thing, but I'm too tech stupid to know how to do it).

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