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California Chick-Fil-A Offers Free Meals To Gay Marriage Supporters

A California Chick-fil-A did something shocking for same-sex marriage supporters this week: Supported them.

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The move came months after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy revealed his anti-gay stance in a July interview, saying he is "guilty as charged" when it comes to his franchise's "support of the traditional family."

"There were a lot of things said over the past year," Braun told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. "I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody. We serve everyone. We're happy to serve the community and this was an opportunity to have this group come in and show them our hospitality regardless of their beliefs, sexual orientation, or whatever. Chick-fil-A has never been about hate"

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Meanwhile, same-sex marriage advocates Wednesday posted signs in defense of equality on the front of a Chick-fil-A in San Antonio, Texas, according to Houston station KHOU. The signs were scrawled with messages like "Government can not dictate love," "Support love note hate" and "Your son is gay and everything will be okay."

The demonstrations come as the Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8. DOMA defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman; Prop. 8 is a same-sex marriage ban passed in California in 2008.

In contrast to Chick-fil-A, other major companies have proudly come out in support of same-sex marriage. Budweiser, Expedia, Martha Stewart Living and HBO each designed their own versions of the red equality sign this week in a public display of unity.



A small, but significant starting point.

Recycled Houses (Texas Country Reporter)



Really hopefull stuff. This could be a chance to house even a good portion of the homeless and the occasionally homeless , folks who work but just don't make enough.

It was not my intention to insult the transgendered. I apologize.

Again, it was not my intention to insult the transgendered, an issue about which I have some personal insight. I apologize.

I did mean to ridicule Ann Coulter. I will find more suitable subject to so with in the future. I am mortified with what happened. I am sorry and I apologize to anyone offended.

Herb Morehead

Tea Party Congressman Introduces A Hilarious Amendment To Stop Obama From Golfing

http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-golf-amendment-white-house-tour-canceled-end-louie-gohmert-2013-3

Tea Party Congressman Introduces A Hilarious Amendment To Stop Obama From Golfing
Brett LoGiurato | Mar. 5, 2013, 5:19 PM | 6,878 | 35


Conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced legislation that would, in effect, prevent President Barack Obama from playing golf unless the White House reinstates public tours.

The amendment, part of the House's stopgap measure to fund the government, comes in response to the White House's decision Saturday to cancel public tours as a result of the sequester — a move that has caused backlash from Republican lawmakers.

"Canceling all self-guided White House tours is the latest shameless political stunt by the president, who is twisting basic government efficiency into an extreme consequence," Republican Rep. Tom Graves said in a statement.

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"None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume," Gohmert's amendment reads.

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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-golf-amendment-white-house-tour-canceled-end-louie-gohmert-2013-3#ixzz2MtfjRtOY


Louis Gomert - one more thing to explain away when people find out I live in Texas.

Very Not-Dumb Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Introduces Bill To Place Obama Under House Arrest

Source: Wonkette.com

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In a House floor speech, Gohmert said he filed the amendment with the House Rules Committee.

“None of the funds made available by a division of this act may be used to transport the president to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume,” the amendment reads.

“That way we will both work together so the president will not able to take a golf outing that causes 341 more federal officials to be furloughed and lose their job at least temporarily,” Gohmert said.

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Read more: http://wonkette.com/504601/very-not-dumb-texas-rep-louie-gohmert-introduces-bill-to-place-obama-under-house-arrest



Louis Gomert is another thing to apologize for when I tell people I'm from Texas. The little tweek.
Posted by marble falls | Thu Mar 7, 2013, 05:31 PM (2 replies)

Jobless Keith Olbermann Wants His Old Job Back

Jobless Keith Olbermann Wants His Old Job Back
By Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire – Sun, Mar 3, 2013


By Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire – Sun, Mar 3, 2013

http://news.yahoo.com/jobless-keith-olbermann-wants-old-job-back-030830741--finance.html

Former Current TV chief news officer and host Keith Olbermann is talking to the head honchos at ESPN, possibly about rejoining the sports news giant where he worked from 1992 to 1997. In fact, based on the details in a just published New York Times piece, the outspoken commentator has been exploring the idea of returning to ESPN for quite a while now.

A few months ago, Olbermann sat down to a very friendly dinner with ESPN president John Skipper at the Four Seasons. Skipper says Olbermann reached out about the dinner date, and it turned out to be a lot of fun. "I agreed to dinner with Keith because I assumed he'd be provocative and witty and fun to have dinner with, and he was indeed lots of fun. We talked sports and politics, and we had a nice chat. He is very interesting," said Skipper. The executive added, "Clearly he was looking to see if there was an entry point to come back."

It already looks like Keith and ESPN are burying the hatchet, though. Olbermann recently participated in an ESPN documentary about baseball cards. (Olbermann loves baseball cards.) Unnamed executives also told The Times that "Olbermann's representatives" had been contacting high-level people at the network in recent weeks about job possibilities. That said, Olbermann's people have apparently been contacting a lot of companies in the past few months and tried to find their boss a job.


So who knows how seriously to take the recent Olbermann-ESPN activity. Olbermann's currently wrapped up in a $70 million lawsuit against Current TV, where he held an ownership stake and the highest editorial position until it all fell apart in a very predictable little scandal. Depending on how that turns out, Olbermann might really need the money. His sunset photography doesn't quite scream "second career."

Why can't DU hire him? I will start watching ESPN if he goes there.

Romney's first post-election interview: 5 takeaways

http://theweek.com/article/index/240843/mitt-romneys-first-post-election-interview-5-takeaways

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1. He and Ann thought he was going to win until the very end (think: Ohio)
Both Romneys believed they were moving to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. right up until the returns started coming in, they tell Wallace. "I think Mitt intellectually was thinking it was possible we couldn't" win, Ann says. "He knew how close it was, but my heart and whole soul was, we're going to win, I was there." Mitt agrees that "we were convinced that we'd win," even though the polls were close. "We knew the energy and passion was with our voters, and my heart said we were going to win." The first hint that his internal polls were wrong was when Florida exit polls started coming in showing a very close race — "we thought we'd win solidly in Florida," Romney says — and from there it was "a slow recognition" that he'd lost. "Ultimately, when the Ohio numbers began coming in and they were disappointing," he began to give up hope.

2. The Romneys blame his loss on his campaign, plus ObamaCare
Mitt Romney mostly blames his own campaign for his loss, singling out his poor showing among blacks, Latinos, and other minorities. The campaign wasn't "effective at taking my message primarily to minority voters," he says, and "the ObamaCare attractiveness and feature was something we underestimated... particularly among lower incomes." ObamaCare? "ObamaCare was very attractive, particularly to those without health insurance," Romney says. "And they came out in large numbers to vote."

At the same time, Romney acknowledges that his infamous "47 percent" remark "hurt and did real damage to my campaign," even though suggesting that almost half the people in the country are moochers is "not what I meant." Reinforcing a common criticism — or excuse, from supporters — that he's a "famously unprincipled political weather-vane," says Daniel Larison at The American Conservative, Romney added: "What I said is not what I believe."

Ann Romney, for her part, contributed this little "sound bite that's sure to get all kinds of rotation over several news cycles this week," says Eric Wemple at The Washington Post: "I'm happy to blame the media." She says that the campaign didn't let people "really get to know Mitt for who he was," but "it was not just the campaign's fault. I believe it was the media's fault as well" for not giving him "a fair shake." There's "a mound of contradiction" in that critique, since the campaign tightly controlled media access to Mitt Romney, says Wemple. Blaming both the campaign and the media "at the same time is a touch precious."

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3. Mitt Romney thinks he would be doing a better job as president
Romney doesn't have many nice things to say about the man who beat him. The president, mostly, is letting a "critical moment, this golden moment just slip away" to fix America's long-term fiscal problems.

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Instead, Obama is "out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing," which only makes GOP lawmakers "retrench and then put up a wall and to fight back." Maybe Romney is right that he "would have been better at working out a deal, says Ann Althouse at her blog, "but Obama, being better at campaigning, won the election, and if what he is doing now is more campaigning... well, that's the downside of democracy, isn't it? We judge the campaigns. We don't know what expertise they'd bring to negotiating and reconciling differences."

4. Ann Romney was invited on Dancing With the Stars, but not to run in a Senate race
Ann Romney, who earned a reputation as a very effective advocate for her husband, tells Wallace that after the election she considered, but then turned down, an offer to compete on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. "I would've loved to have done it, and I am turning 64, and I started thinking about it," she says. "I'm not really as flexible as I should be." She was not approached by the Republican Party about running for the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, however. "I think there was a thought that, 'Oh, wouldn't that be fun for Ann to do that,'" she says, before adding that it wouldn't have been fun, and she will never run for elective office.

5. It's not clear what's next for the Romneys
This interview was phase one of Mitt Romney's return to public life, soon to be followed by a high-profile speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). But Romney didn't say what his long-term plans are. "I'm not going to disappear," he tells Wallace. "I care about America. I care about the people that can't find jobs. I care about my 20 grandkids and what kind of America they are going to have." But if he's planning to stay in public life, there's a real question about "whether anybody cares," says John Avlon at The Daily Beast. As Wallace points out, it's not like the GOP is clamoring for his return.



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