Ebony & Ivory & Bigotry

Abomination!Down in Louisiana, they’re getting serious about defending marriage:

A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

But don’t go calling Bardwell racist. “I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house,” he says. “My main concern is for the children.”

And who can disagree? After all, one of them might grow up to be President.

Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. [AP/TPM]

And soon that couple will own Bardwell’s house.

Wow. Just when I thought I was coming out of my funk…

@Jamie Sommers: And a really nice honeymoon in Tahiti courtesy of the Tangipahoa Parish.

Also in Louisiana, Fourth Grader to Obama, “Why does everyone hate you?”

During the pre-marriage counseling for our Catholic wedding, the priest asked how we felt about entering into a mixed marriage. I said, “Fine – we’re both northern New Mexicans.”

Tj/Racel is kicking lobbist ASS right now! You GO Sister!

When the crowd booed Bobby Jindal our president came to his defense in a totally non-assholish way. Class indeed.

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: Tour de force, especially since Rachel usually makes a point of being nice to her guests. “Now that I’ve finished insulting you, would you mind sticking around for another segment so I can insult you more?”

Love that the “Not MSNBC Ad” is generating tons of interracial dating website ads. Hello, you long drink of hot chocolate!

@nojo: That ass is such a douchebag. I heart Rachel. (just now watching)

ADD: The reason I can’t watch news shows is I hate the way that the conservatives just talk and talk and talk and talk and talk over the interviewer and the others on the show. Liberals are just too fucking polite.

@nojo: Ooooh, she’s ripping him a new asshole on the Max Cleland ads. Too bad it’s five years too late that anyone has done this.

@SanFranLefty: He can barely squeeze in pro forma remarks about how offended he is.

@JNOV: Damn girl, on the taxi on the way home tonight, (2nd power outage in a week, couldn’t open garage door to get car out to drive to work), I heard the score and thought JNOV is going to be doing some shit talking and I get “Oh, that’s a shame.” Seriously disappointed.

As for the above fuckery, I’m done. I seriously can’t take it anymore. That this piece of shit thinks he can get away with this bullshit, that he had the mother fucking audacity to say any of this to the two people standing in front of him is beyond comprehension. Who gives a fuck if it’s overturned or that they they’ll sue. The horror is that they were subjected to this bullshit at all. That anyone sitting on a mother fucking bench even has the idea that they can get away with it is intolerable. Bloggie put it well – “We are well and truly fucked”. I don’t know what to do with the feelings of impotence and rage anymore. I really don’t. I would like to say I don’t care anymore. I would like to walk away from it all, and not pay any attention but I can’t. And yet, there’s nothing I or anybody else can do. The game is rigged, and unfortunately, we have just enough vision to see the fucking avalanche that’s about to fucking bury us.

and if a justice of the peace in Tangeepogo Parish is not in a position to make such decisions, well, who is really.

@SanFranLefty: On the other hand, it would have been adorable if that fourth-grader had thrown some beads at the President and cried out “Show us your tits!”

@Pedonator: Now that’s a sentiment I can get behind.

@cassandra_said: Which is why I’m out in the garden planting primulas. I just came in to feed the dogs and will now go back outside to start planting more daylillies and lots and lots of tulips – Angelique together with Queen of the Night – Wow! It’s bright and cold outside and the dogs are digging up dandelion roots and it makes me feel productive. But I agree, there comes a point where one just wishes they’d all go away. But not before passing health care reform.

@SanFranLefty: Awwwwww. I really don’t know how Obama doesn’t burst into tears regularly at moments like this. On one hand, he’s making an enormous impact on that kid’s life and millions of others, but on the other hand they’re witnessing so much (largely race-based) hatred directed at him.

My black co-worker pointed out the featured story while I was putting a display together next to her desk this morning, and said exactly the same thing as the ACLU lawyer: I thought we were in 2009.


I strongly recommend that you stop reading the news. I did in August, and I don’t plan on going back. There’s not a damn thing we can do about 99.99% of it, anyway.

US news is overwhelmingly negative and just toxic for good mental health. Read the Canadian or British news if you want to be informed, which will really open your eyes to just how downright stupid US journalism stenography has become.

You’ll learn all that you need to know just by keeping up with a couple of local and national blogs, such as our lovable, huggable Stinque.

@SanFranLefty: When he’s done winning the Heisman and the World Series MVP, I want Black Eagle to parent my kids for a week. Just a week.

@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!: I want him to get a MacArthur Foundation genius grant.

/confession: I want one, so I can use the quarter of a million bucks to retire my law school debt and my mortgage.

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