News Roundup – Brexit, Texit, Abortion

Brexit (a stupid word). Every now and then, when voters go to the polls, they vote against their own best interest. Maybe they are clueless. Maybe they have been lied to. Maybe their emotions are pulling them one way and their head is pulling them in a different direction. Sure, there were some bad things about the European Union, but all-in-all it was a good thing for a relatively small country like Britain. Now, they are in the soup.

So, some are all whipped up about leaving the United States. #Texit is now a thing…again.

Abortion Rights – The Supreme Court, by a 5-3 vote, ruled in favor of abortion rights in a major case challenging an anti-abortion law passed in Texas. The opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, struck down the legislation mandating clinics have admitting privileges with local hospitals and requiring that they meet the same standards as surgical centers.

I love this Pope – Pope Francis said that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated. Speaking to reporters as he flew back to Rome from Armenia, the pope was asked if he agreed with comments by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx that the Church needed to say it is sorry for the way it has treated the gay community. “We Christians have to apologise for so many things, not just for this (treatment of gay people), but we must ask for forgiveness. Not just apologise — forgiveness,” he said.

Donald said what about the Brexit (Hillary supporter Christine Quinn on CNN) – “What he said wasn’t a commentary on international markets, it was, ‘When the pound goes down, more people will come to my golf course,’” she explained. “Donald Trump’s main concern isn’t the international markets, it isn’t the impact that Brexit will have on hard working Americans 401Ks, it’s himself. How can he make more money, how can he put more money in his bank account?” “Trump touted that he saw this coming,” Quinn shot back. “That’s ridiculous because when he was first asked about Brexit by the press, he didn’t appear to know what it was.”