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I’m traveling today. I have been busy, but I have also been a little depressed. I didn’t feel like posting anything. I was watching the events in Boston and then I was trying to figure out the Ricin thing. I mean, what the hell? Then a factory blows up and basically levels a whole town. Seriously? Oh, Texas has cut their government services (remember, business doesn’t need oversight) back so far that this plant hasn’t been inspected since 2006. Is that date correct? 2006? The Senate forgets its first responsibility, protect its citizens, and holds up sensible gun legislation.

From Steve:

The AP reports this afternoon that lab tests confirm the presence of ricin in the letters sent to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). The suspected mailer, Paul Kevin Curtis, was formally charged by federal officials today.

National Review, a conservative magazine, blasted Gabrielle Giffords’ New York Times op-ed as “childish” and “an embarrassment.” Take a look at the piece for yourself and see if you agree.

Oh, New York Post, maybe you should go enjoy a little quiet time for a while.

Keep a close eye on this: “Britain and France have informed the United Nations that there is credible evidence that Syria used chemical weapons on more than one occasion since December, according to senior diplomats and officials briefed on the accounts.”

Texas: “A former justice of the peace who had come under increasing suspicion in recent weeks was charged on Thursday with the revenge killings of the Kaufman County district attorney and a chief aide, who had successfully prosecuted the man for burglary and theft last year.”

By |2013-04-19T02:01:51-04:00April 18th, 2013|General, Mass Shooting, Senate|Comments Off on Thursday Evening News Roundup

"Everybody hates me," states judge who blocked interracial marriage

Nope, I don’t hate you. I think that you’re ignorant and ill-informed, but I don’t hate you. So you got that wrong, too.

From RS:

Terence McKay: ‘If it wasn’t for interracial couples … we wouldn’t have our president’

Beth and Terence McKay wouldn’t be married today if Keith Bardwell, a justice of the peace in Hammond, Louisiana, had his way. Bardwell became the subject of intense controversy last week when he refused to grant a marriage license to the interracial couple, saying he fears for the offspring of mixed-race marriages.

Since then, the Louisiana chapter of the ACLU has called Bardwell’s decision “tragic and illegal,” and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has called for the justice’s license to be revoked. But Bardwell is refusing to resign.

“Despite calls for his resignation, the justice himself says he’s not going anywhere, that he’s not sorry, and that in fact he’s done nothing wrong,” CNN’s Kieran Chetry reported Monday morning.

Asked by a WFAB-TV interviewer if he was a racist, Bardwell responded: “Absolutely not. My definition of a racist is to hate black people, or treat black people differently than anybody else.”

“Everybody hates me,” Bardwell told the Associated Press. “Really. I don’t know why. I treat people, I figure, equal. I have one problem with mixed marriages and that is the offspring.”

By |2009-10-20T11:47:01-04:00October 20th, 2009|Race|Comments Off on "Everybody hates me," states judge who blocked interracial marriage

What the heck is going on in Louisiana? (Video added)

More racial problems.

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A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.

Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

Neither Bardwell nor the couple immediately returned phone calls from The Associated Press. But Bardwell told the Daily Star of Hammond that he was not a racist.

“I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house,” Bardwell said. “My main concern is for the children.”

‘I feel the children will later suffer’
Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said.

“I don’t do interracial marriages because I don’t want to put children in a situation they didn’t bring on themselves,” Bardwell said. “In my heart, I feel the children will later suffer.”

If he does an interracial marriage for one couple, he must do the same for all, he said. (more..)

Either this guy just wants the publicity or he is breaking the law because he wants to be fined and possibly jailed. What a moron.

By |2009-10-16T09:05:14-04:00October 16th, 2009|Race|Comments Off on What the heck is going on in Louisiana? (Video added)
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