Friday, June 26, 2015

Lunchtime Life Collection: Supreme Court Edition

Two MAJOR rulings this week

  The ACA subsidies stand. Six million people get to keep their insurance. Can the GOP just STOP now? 59 attempts to destroy this thing. No proposal of their own, because this was THEIR proposal. It's starting to look as if all they want to do is hurt people. Not a good message.

 The Court ruled 5-4 on Obergefell v. Hodges, that the 14th Amendment requires same-sex marriage to be legal in all 50 states. Kennedy wrote the decision, joined by Kagan, Ginsberg, Sotomayor and Breyer. Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas dissented, Thomas at the expense of invalidating his own marriage, which is only legal because the Court said so in Loving v. Virginia

Patrick McNee, dead at 93. Rest well, Mr. Steed. And may there be an endless supply of umbrellas.

Around the World:

Abortion is illegal in Poland. Polish women must travel out of the country to obtain one. However, Women on Waves is experimenting with drone delivery of mifepristone. They're talking about using it in other countries, like Ireland. Maybe have some fly in from Canada for us, please?

Weirdness Abounds:
Baton Rouge Urban Legends. Spanish moon and the Wild Mouse and Frenchtown Road.

Rolling Hills Asylum. Where you con't check out, and you so cannot leave, even if you're dead. 

 Fun Stuff:

  The AO3 (Archive Of Our Own) tag generator. If your life was fanfic, what would it be tagged? For the record, mine is "sappy therapy spanking." What's yours?

 The Teletubbies, broadcast from The Village IMO, had a sun with a baby's face in it. Jonner always looked like the Sun baby, and still does. What She looks like now.

  Gods demons and patron saints...of writing. I am quite familiar with Titivillus, lord of typographical errors, delinquent letters, and superfluous language.

  A Gentleman's Surprise Chair. Comfortable, stylish and great for hiding the liquor, playing cards and French Postcards.

The Accent Placer. It says I'm from Minneapolis, Spokane or Salt Lake. What I really have is my mother's Nebraska accent, with a lot of TV overlay.

A couple of useful things

  100 legal sites to download books. This is public domain, folks. this is what our current copyright laws want to destroy.

  Ways to hide ugly parts of your house. Some of these are silly, but others look useful. I like the stone side on the tub.

 Your song of the day:


Mantelli said...

Damn near every face stopping to gaze at the CNN monitor in the lobby where I am temping is wreathed in smiles today.

That accent finder pegged me as from St. Louis, Newark or Yonkers. My Mom lived in West New York and had kin in both Yonkers and Newark.

Angelia Sparrow said...

It's kind of fascintaing how we often end up sounding like our mothers.