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Tofurky Has a Right to Free Speech, Too! Real news or satire?


In a brazen attempt to restrict the First Amendment rights of those concerned with the effects of their food choices, the Missouri Legislature passed a law on Tuesday that prohibits “misrepresenting” any product as “meat” if it does not come from a slaughtered animal.

The new law now makes it a crime for plant-based and clean-meat producers to accurately inform consumers what their products are: Foods designed to fulfill the roles conventional slaughtered meat has traditionally played in a meal. For example, under the law, selling a vegan sausage would be illegal because the word “sausage” has been traditionally associated with animal meat.

And that’s unconstitutional.


Play again sometime!

Construction worker files lawsuit after he was allegedly fired for not attending Bible study

If true, Lady Liberty, PAY THIS MAN (with the construction company owner's money, of course).

A 34-year-old man has filed an $800,000 lawsuit against a Albany construction company, claiming the owner fired him after he refused to attend weekly Bible study.

Ryan Coleman’s lawsuit states that he discovered only after he was hired as a painter for Dahled Up Construction that the job entailed more than just fixing up homes. According to Coleman and his lawsuit, owner Joel Dahl told him all employees were required to partake in regular Bible study sessions led by a Christian pastor during the work day, while on the clock.

Coleman told Dahl that the requirement was illegal, but Dahl wouldn’t budge, according to the lawsuit. In order to keep his job, Coleman obliged for nearly six months but ultimately told Dahl he couldn’t go, the suit says.

“I said ‘I’ve kept an open mind, and it’s just not my thing.’ And he said, ‘Well, I’m going to have to replace you,'” Coleman told The Oregonian/OregonLive.

“He said ‘You’re not going to tell me how to run my own company,’” Coleman continued. “I said ‘I’m not trying to tell you how to run your own company, but you’re not going to tell me what god to pray to.’”


First Man trailer -- based on the life of Neil Armstrong

"In God We Trust" to remain on US currency, appeals court rules

Just a matter of time until Trump has it altered to "Official American Donny Dollars" anyway.

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency is constitutional, citing its longstanding use and saying it was not coercive.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota rejected claims by 29 atheists, children of atheists and atheist groups that inscribing the national motto on bills and coins violated their First Amendment free speech and religious rights. While other courts have allowed the motto's use on currency, Circuit Judge Raymond Gruender said it also did not constitute an establishment of religion under a 2014 Supreme Court decision requiring a review of "historical practices."

Gruender said the Constitution lets the government celebrate "our tradition of religious freedom," and that putting the motto on currency "comports with early understandings of the Establishment Clause" without compelling religious observance.

"In God We Trust" began appearing on U.S. coins in 1864 during the Civil War, a period of increased religious sentiment, and was added to paper currencies by the mid-1960s.


Now that poverty has been eradicated

the church can finally afford a few luxuries for its most faithful. So refreshing, wouldn't you say?

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of San Jose has purchased a five-bedroom, $2.3 million home in Silicon Valley for its retiring bishop despite the 640,000-member diocese’s mission of charity and serving the poor.

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, 73, acknowledged in an interview with the Mercury News of San Jose that the price tag is “a lot of money,” saying “I could understand” it might not sit well with some parishioners.

The nearly 3,300-square-foot (306 square-meter) home’s listing boasts of a “grand-sized chef’s kitchen,” ″soaring ceilings” and “luxurious master ensuite” with a “spa-like marble bathroom” in a “Tuscan estate.”

It was purchased with funds set aside for paying the costs of a bishop’s housing and upkeep after retirement, said diocese communications director Liz Sullivan. She said the diocese was “following the policy set forth by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops” in purchasing the home.


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You better believe Trump is taking a look in the mirror

and he ought to be sweating bullets!

^^^ The work of the talented Michael de Adder for the Toronto Star

Does Louis CK deserve another chance?

He appeared at New York comedy club on Sunday night and reportedly received a rousing ovation from the audience as he performed his routine. No jokes about the #MeToo movement, which he became a target of for pleasuring himself while forcing various female co-workers to watch him in his dressing room. He has admitted the stories are true and has apologized for them.

Does Louis CK deserve a chance to keep making a living as a comedian/actor if there's a public appetite for his comedy despite his sexual misconduct?



What if you could live "forever"?

Would you take that option?

John McCain, in a clip played repeatedly on CNN, alludes to writer William Saroyan's line:

"Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case."

No exceptions to date. But, let's say you were chosen by science to be the first one granted that option. There could be no reversal of your aging/maladies, but you could be guaranteed you would never die of natural causes. You'd only perish due to some sort of accident or calamity.

Would you sign up?

Increasing security as a defense against mass shootings

That's the reactionary, and somewhat understandable, position that some involved in the video game industry are taking in light of Sunday's shootings in Jacksonville:

Gamers plead for more security after deadly Jacksonville shooting

“It’s time esports events (large and small) double down on security for everyone in general and players specifically," the CEO of an esports team tweeted


And that's exactly what's happening at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, site of a mass shooting in February:

Stoneman Douglas will be patrolled by 18 security personnel in new school year


We know that having an ex-deputy as a school resource officer/security person didn't prevent the 17 people from dying in the Stoneman Douglas shooting despite him being on the scene...


We have mass shootings now in schools, in churches, at video game competitions, from hotel windows into crowds at a music festival, in shopping malls, on the streets. Are there enough security guards to go around? Do we need to live in a permanent police state?

Here's a reasoned alternative, but it doesn't get traction, of course:

I went to a huge conference on school safety. No one wanted to talk about gun control

The most obvious solution to school shootings is the one nobody wanted to discuss


The NRA needs to dig into the vault for a strong counter-argument

Searching, searching, searching...


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