A minority of residents in am historic area of of New York City have sued the city over implementation of a bike path because it “decreases the historic nature of the area”. The vast majority of residents prefer the safety inferred by the path.
An article that describes some of the more recent occurences with the union busting bill in wisconsin pushed through (in what may have been an illegal move) by republicans before looking at some off the copycat bills in other states
Kansas lawmakers want to maintain law that classifies homosexual relationships as a crime worthy of jail time
Two members of the kansas senate, both democrat and republican, what too keep a law on the books that classifies homosexual relationships as a crime regardless of prior forme court rulings starting that such laws can not be upheld by any state of the union.
Possible redefinition of marriage in New Hampshire follows advice of gay rights activists from years ago
Republicans (yes republicans) from New Hampshire propose a change to the definition of marriage, making all “marriages” a solely religious affair while all government based marriages (those providing legal benefits) would be redefined as “unions”. This would place both heterosexual and homosexual marriages on an equal playing field legally and follow the advice of gay rights activists from years ago who claimed that marriages should be left for individual churches to sort out and the government should call them something else to prevent religious based anger.
Gay couple of 40 years would like to get married before partner with Alzheimer forgets what marriage is
Two gay men who have been together for 40 years sent out the linked video to the California government along with a written statement asking them to lift the ban on gay marriage until the supreme court makes a call, which may be in the very distant future. Their reason? One of them has been diagnosed with rapidly progressing Alzheimer’s disease. In a quote from their written statement,
“If the California Supreme Court is going to take its time,” Ed says, “then we deserve the dignity of marriage…before I can’t remember what marriage is.”
Philadelphia vampire (yes, you read that right) forcloses on his bank (Yes, you read that right too) due to obscure law from the 1970’s…and wins…
I’m well aware that there is a lot more that should go in that upper-middle strip, but this is still a good start…
I have come to the realization that my main reason for not posting on my main blog (TehPainfulTruth over at Insanejournal) is due to the fact that I expect my entries there to be very lengthy while still maintaining their entertainment and informative value. That is very hard to do given the short amount of time I have to myself every day so I have done two things to hopefully solve this problem. First and foremost, I have decided to move my news rantings to tumblr (where I feel, by its very nature, my posts are meant to be short and thus less time consuming). Second, I have opened this account to several news savvy friends who shall be (hopefully) aiding me in my attempt to keep the world well informed and full of cursing.
All your base are belong to us,
Tyrror @ TehPainfulTruth