Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
As Arkansas voters did last year, Kentucky now wants to ban gay couples from adopting or fostering children. I’ve seen the studies showing that kids are better off in families with a mother and a father. Fair enough. But are the idiots pushing this bill really trying to argue that Kentucky’s 7,000 foster kids are better off as wards of the state than in a loving family with gay parents? Or is hating gay people more important than what’s best for these kids?
How much support is there in Congress for the fairness doctrine?
It’s a couple of years old, but I this Trey Garrison piece on corruption in the Dallas Police Department. As usual, the actual misconduct is limited to just a few bad officers. The more systemic problem is in how everyone else covers up for them. I go back to what a hip hop artist told me at conference a couple of years ago: “The blue wall of silence is the most successful stop snitchin’ campaign in history.”
Testimony from a former guard at Guantanamo Bay. It’s difficult to blame the ground-level guys in this stuff. I blame the people who put in place the policies that allowed it to happen. Which is why they need to be held accountable.
A rickety, wooden story.
“This Is Your Face After Inconveniencing The Stanly County District Attorney. Any Questions?”