Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Morning News 5/11/10

Strange Bedfellows. Lib Dems in talks with Tories, discuss vote reform as Brown's resignation approaches.

Girls Rock! Kagan will bring the number of lady judges on the court to three. Take that, patriarchy! Andrew Sullivan has more on right wingers foaming at the mouth over the nomination of a "sexually abnormal individual" to the nation's highest court. We need to circle the wagons people.

On Second Thought... World markets dip as optimism over bailout fades.

On the Other Hand... Melinda Beck over at WSJ wonders what you should do if your kid is gay. NARTH or PFLAG? (I'm all for balance, but interviewing discredited bigots and pretending that there's any validity to their point of view is bullshit. However, she does come down on the side of acceptance in the end. Whew!)

You're Harshin' My Buzz, Man. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries firebombed in Montana.

Crazy is the New Black. Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan faces teaparty challenge in West Virginia primary.

Way to Cite Precedent! Newsweek thinks gays should never play straight. Ted Casablanca thinks Newsweek should cram it.

Only a few days left to vote in the "Hung Parliament" quiz!

(Image from Paul Mazursky's 1970 film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice starring Robert Culp, Natalie Wood, Elliot Gould and Dyan Cannon via Democratic Underground.)

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