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Meanwhile, down in Kentucky…

A Kentucky clerk’s office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago…

The action Thursday came just a day after a federal appeals court upheld a ruling ordering the clerk in rural Rowan County to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning had already ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses two weeks ago. He later delayed that ruling until Aug. 31 or until the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling. The appeals court did so on Wednesday, denying Davis’ appeal…

Mat Staver, an attorney for Davis, said he was disappointed with the ruling. He said he plans to discuss options with Davis, including an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court…

It’s unclear how Davis would react if she were to ultimately lose her appeals. She testified in federal court last month she would “deal with that when the time comes.” Saturday, she spoke to thousands of supporters at a religious freedom rally at the state capitol, saying: “I need your prayers … to continue to stand firm in what we believe.”

“Regardless of what any man puts on a piece of paper, the law of nature is not going to change,” Davis told the crowd.

Davis has said she will not resign. She can only be removed from office if the state legislature impeaches her, which is unlikely. If she continues to defy a federal court order, a judge could hold her in contempt and order hefty fines or jail time.

“Certainly none of those are appealing to my client,” Staver said. “No one wants to be fined or go to jail and she’s always been a law-abiding citizen. She’s just caught in a very difficult situation.”

Uh huh; always a law-abiding citizen…except for, you know, this law. 1 Kim Davis is one of the more egregiously moronic forms of H. monastic, interested only in forcing her imaginary deity’s “thoughts” on the rest of us.

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From The Donald Files:

Donald Trump’s lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination just reached an all-time high in a new national poll conducted by Gravis Marketing. The survey, released Tuesday by One American News Network, shows Trump leading the Republican field with a whopping 40 percent, up from 31 percent in Gravis’ July poll.

Ben Carson, who placed second in the new poll, had just 13 percent — 27 points behind Trump. Jeb Bush came in third at 10 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 7 percent, and John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, and Marco Rubio at 5 percent each…

That the Rethug Regulars are “shocked” by Donald Trump’s poll numbers is not nearly as disingenuous as mainstream media’s continuing pretense to be “shocked” by The Donald’s popularity among the GOP’s hard-core unwashed and unwanted – the Tea Baggers and their inbred ilk. I mean, look at what The Donald stands for:

  • A president at ease keeping, nay…flaunts his mistress.
  • A president comfortable with sending his daughter to live with his mistress.
  • A president at home with marital rape.
  • A president who humiliates anyone asking pesky questions.
  • A president with an extensive history with organized crime.
  • A president who wants multiple wars. 2
  • An America that steals oil from other countries.
  • An America that kills people because of their religion.
  • A massive police state constantly checking on hispanics and Latinos its populace.

There’s no surprise here; The Donald is exactly the Frankenstein the GOP has spent since 1994 creating. 3

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I’ve no idea how Martin O’Malley will fare in the Democratic primary, but I surely do luv me sum in your face GOP Social Security expansion goodness. Not only does it take the air out of the lying GOP position that SS is bankrupt and needs to be managed by Goldman Sachs & their thieving companions, but it should be a permanently solid plank of the Democratic platform.

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jeb and george
Oh yeah: that’s reassuring…

Le sigh

Every moderate GOPer I talk to tells me, I mean looks me squarely in the eye and assures me, that Jeb is the smart Bush. Well, maybe not…

“I, for one, don’t think Planned Parenthood ought to get a penny though, and that’s the difference because they’re not actually doing women’s health issues,” the Republican presidential candidate said.

Huh? Look, abortion is only 3% of PP business. That’s right…3%. The majority of their work is comprised of…get this…women’s health issues: Pap tests, breast exams, cancer screening, birth control information and contraception services, and STI and HIV testing, et aliae. 4

Apparently the Bush clan was out practicing bankrupting economies the day brains were passed out.

Seriously, what sort of cretin would vote for Jeb? Never mind…I don’t want to know.

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Show 4 footnotes

  1. If you think about it, that’s the current sate of affairs in America; it seems people are picking and choosing the laws they deign to follow.
  2. This from another draftdodger, of course.
  3. But try telling that to the Rethugs who are hindered in fleeing from the monster they created only by the necessity of abandoning their beliefs.
  4. See page 19 of their annual report for the breakdown. Yes yes yes; self-reporting, I get it. So does PolitiFact, so sit back down, Mr. Eager To Argue.

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