Disney fired back at Florida’s fascists’ Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday and boy was it a doozy. Disney is scrapping plans to build a $1 billion office complex in Florida, and the addition of over 2000 workers citing “changing business conditions”.
The announcement comes a week after Disney CEO Bob Iger said an ongoing dispute with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised questions about the company’s continued investment there. In a conference call with analysts, Iger said actions by DeSantis and Republican lawmakers amounted to a “campaign of government retaliation” against Disney.
The New York Times reports that people briefed on the matter said the company’s dispute with DeSantis “figured prominently” in the decision to cancel the project.
Bill Maher: Trump Voters are ‘Pillbillies’ and ‘F*cking Drug Addicts
During the season premiere of Real Time with Bill Maher tonight, which of course fell on the same day as Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, host Bill Maher addressed the fact that America has a new leader.
While tossing out his ‘New Rules,’ he went after red states that went for Trump by highlighting the amount of addiction to opiates and and how that may have had something to with them voting for Trump. Drug addictions must be treated by professional at the drug rehab in tallahassee.
First, The Addiction Advocates seemed to be seriously addressing liberals to have more sympathy for those in the states that have seen the greatest increases in heroin addiction, before switching gears, saying they should call them “fucking drug addicts!” If you need drug addiction treatment offering safety-centered Ibogaine in a luxury beach-front setting, experience Ibogaine clinic located at the south of San Diego border.
Maher then brought out statistics showing the high amount of opioid drug consumption in certain red states, such as West Virginia and Wisconsin, noting with Wisconsin that doing drugs can turn you into a Republican. (Wisconsin used to be reliably blue.)
A good a theory as any and better than some others.
Disgraced former Republican Sen. Larry Craig (ID) who was caught and arrested in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting, lost his appeal in a federal court on Friday on weather or not he improperly used campaign funds to pay for his legal defense.
Craig was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 2007 after an undercover police officer said the lawmaker tapped his foot to signal under the bathroom stall that he wanted sex.
The federal appeals court upheld a lower court decision that said Craig must reimburse the government $197,535 and pay a civil penalty of $45,000 for violating federal election laws.
Craig originally pleaded guilty and paid a fine. But after news of the incident leaked, (no pun intended) Craig insisted that he “overreacted and made a poor decision” and that his actions were misconstrued and he was not gay . Craig them began a long unsuccessful legal fight to reverse his plea using money from campaign accounts.
In the appeal Craig argued that using the funds were permitted under Senate rules allowing reimbursements for official travel costs because he was traveling between Idaho and Washington for work.
But a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the legal allegations against Craig “did not concern the senator’s campaign activities or official duties.”
“The legal fees he expended trying to withdraw his plea constituted personal use,” Chief Judge Merrick Garland said.
In 1982 allegations of cocaine use and sex with male teenage congressional pages by unnamed congressmen were pursued by investigators and journalists in 1982.[ Craig issued a statement denying involvement. Craig stated “Persons who are unmarried as I am, by choice or by circumstance, have always been the subject of innuendos, gossip and false accusations. I think this is despicable.”
I love the smell of GOP cannibalism in the morning and thanks to last night’s GOP debate this morning stinks of it thanks to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
Trump and Cruz got into such a shouting match that provoked the moderator threatened, “Gentleman, I’m going to turn this car around.” Because both men went off on feeding frenzy of each other.
After Ted Cruz went after Donald Trump at tonight’s debate for being a fake conservative who’s held plenty of liberal positions in the past, Trump exploded. Cruz claimed that Trump supports federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Trump shot back, “You are the single biggest liar!” Trump said that he lied about Ben Carson in the much-debated Iowa fracas and is spreading false claims about him in South Carolina. He cried, “This guy will say anything! Nasty guy! Now I know why he doesn’t have one endorsement from any of his colleagues.”
The saddest part of the while argument? Trump is actually the occasional voice of reason on the Republican side when it comes to some issues like Planned Parenthood.
“Today is a significant setback for all Americans who believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, democratic self-government, and marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Court got it wrong: it should not have mandated all 50 states to redefine marriage. This is judicial activism: nothing in the Constitution requires the redefinition of marriage, and the Court imposed its judgment about a policy matter that should be decided by the American people and their elected representatives. The Court got marriage and the Constitution wrong today just like they got abortion and the Constitution wrong 42 years ago with Roe v. Wade. Five unelected judges do not have the power to change the truth about marriage or the truth about the Constitution.”
Bobby Jindal, trying to remain relevant even though no one cares via press release.
“The Supreme Court decision today conveniently and not surprisingly follows public opinion polls, and tramples on states’ rights that were once protected by the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that. This decision will pave the way for an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision. This ruling must not be used as pretext by Washington to erode our right to religious liberty. The government should not force those who have sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage to participate in these ceremonies. That would be a clear violation of America’s long held commitment to religious liberty as protected in the First Amendment. I will never stop fighting for religious liberty and I hope our leaders in D.C. join me.”
Hate group leader Austin Ruse, of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute writing for Breitbart.
“In a crushing defeat for traditionalists, the U.S. Supreme Court has mandated same-sex marriage as a constitutional right from sea to shining sea. In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has held there is a 14th amendment right for people of the same sex to marry. The U.S. becomes only the second country, after Brazil, that has arrived at same-sex marriage through judicial imposition. The fear now is that the federal government, under urging from the gay community, will work to stamp out any vestige of opposition or even dissent, including eliminating accreditation and tax exempt status for religious schools that do not recognize same-sex marriages. Some religious conservatives have hinted at non-violent resistance and civil disobedience, though what that means remains unclear. One thing is clear from recent history. Though gay activists insist the issue is now settled, a Supreme Court decision rarely truly settles a question; they tend to open up new fields of debate, particularly on such controversial and divisive issues.“
Rick Santorum, weeping onto his very gay sweater vest via press release.
“Today, five unelected justices decided to redefine the foundational unit that binds together our society without public debate or input. Now is the people’s opportunity respond because the future of the institution of marriage is too important to not have a public debate. The Court is one of three co-equal branches of government and, just as they have in cases from Dred Scott to Plessy, the Court has an imperfect track record. The stakes are too high and the issue too important to simply cede the will of the people to five unaccountable justices. But leaders don’t accept bad decisions that they believe harm the country, they have the courage of their convictions and lead the country down the better path. Marriage, the family and our children are too central to a healthy society to not fight for what is best. I realized that fact early on and that is why I lead the charge against some in my own party in 2004 to ensure the Federal Marriage Amendment received a vote and I continue to stand for marriage, for families, for freedom.”
Mike Huckabee, via press release who has not set himself on fire as of this posting.
“This irrational, unconstitutional rejection of the expressed will of the people in over 30 states will prove to be one of the court’s most disastrous decisions, and they have had many. The only outcome worse than this flawed, failed decision would be for the President and Congress, two co-equal branches of government, to surrender in the face of this out-of-control act of unconstitutional, judicial tyranny. The Supreme Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature’s God on marriage than it can the law of gravity. Under our Constitution, the court cannot write a law, even though some cowardly politicians will wave the white flag and accept it without realizing that they are failing their sworn duty to reject abuses from the court. If accepted by Congress and this President, this decision will be a serious blow to religious liberty, which is the heart of the First Amendment.”
Mission: America hate group leader and Harpy Hausfrau Linda Harvey, via press release.
“This is a tragic day for America. By this unjust and unconstitutional decision, the rule of law in America apparently no longer applies. There is no phrase or word in the 14th Amendment that justifies this illegitimate ruling that will create a monumental, unnecessary division in this country by setting a standard supporting sexual deviance. Parents, it’s time to make some hard decisions. Your children will now be told in public schools that there is only one view of sexuality and it is that anything goes. Thirteen year olds can ‘date’ people of the same sex and go full speed into the homosexual life, and any efforts to prevent them from doing so will be subject to restraint by the full force of law. And so, God help us. The majority on this court has defied the testimony of nature, anatomy, history and Almighty God. Jesus declared marriage to be one man and one woman in Matthew 19. Because of this arrogant and unsustainable decision, America now stands in defiance of God, and we can only pray now for His mercy on our nation.”
National Organization for Marriage hate group leader Brian Brown, in a press release realizing his days on the Hate Money Train are coming to an end.
“Though expected, today’s decision is completely illegitimate. We reject it and so will the American people. It represents nothing but judicial activism, legislating from the bench, with a bare majority of the Justices on the Supreme Court exercising raw political power to impose their own preferences on marriage when they have no constitutional authority to do so. It is a lawless ruling that contravenes the decisions of over 50 million voters and their elected representatives. It is a decision that is reminiscent of other illegitimate Court rulings such as Dred Scottand Roe v Wade and will further plunge the Supreme Court into public disrepute.
“Make no mistake about it: The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and countless millions of Americans do not accept this ruling. Instead, we will work at every turn to reverse it. The US Supreme Court does not have the authority to redefine something it did not create. Marriage was created long before the United States and our constitution came into existence. Our constitution says nothing about marriage. The majority who issued today’s ruling have simply made it up out of thin air with no constitutional authority. Today’s decision of the Supreme Court lacks both constitutional and moral authority. There is no eternal or natural law that allows for marriage to be redefined.”
Hate group leader Tony Perkins, via tear-drenched press release.
“Five justices on the Supreme Court have overturned the votes of 50 million Americans and demanded that the American people walk away from millennia of history and the reality of human nature. In reaching a decision so lacking in foundation in the text of the Constitution, in our history, and in our traditions, the Court has done serious damage to its own legitimacy. No court can overturn natural law. Nature and Nature’s God, hailed by the signers of our Declaration of Independence as the very source of law, cannot be usurped by the edict of a court, even the United States Supreme Court. Americans will not stop standing for transcendent truth, nor accept the legitimacy of this decision. Truth is not decided by polls or the passage of time, but by the One who created time and everything that exists therein. We will not lapse into silence but will continue to speak uncompromisingly for the truth about what marriage is, always has been, and always will be: the union of one man and one woman.”
And finally. Last but certainly not least. “Batshit Bryan” Fiscker of the American Family Association hate group serving up a heaping plate of anti-gay histrionics.
Andrew Markle of The Bilerico Project is reporting that those fun loving, jackboot wearing, self loathing Republican Auntie Toms who called themselves GOProud are disbanding and will be shutting down IMMEDIATELY. “The organization may rebrand and regroup later, but for now, the organization will no longer be functioning. Co-director Matthew Bechstein stated in an interview that the “brand is broken” and a rebrand is necessary.GOProud which was originally founded by Chris “Shirtless Selfie” Barron and Jimmy “Cry Hate Crime” LaSalvia both left the organization over the past two years , and its been reported that GOProud has had some major scandals with its board and has bled its donors dry. Which leads one to wonder which one of the Koch brothers turned off the money spigot. So as GOProud gets thrown into the trash heap like a used condom.
Back2Stonewall would just like to say thank you for all the hysterical material that you have given us over the years. And for one last time say……..
GOProud. GO FUCK YOURSELVES!
(Ann Coulter could not be reached for comment. She was running in the 5th race at Churchill Downs.)