Breaking Hard

Who would have thunk that the gheyz would be able to get hitched in Utah in any of our lifetimes?

ADD: Pics of jubilant couples getting married in SLC courtesy of the SF fishwrap. Whoever is slicing onions around here, I beg you to please stop it.

ADD 2: The Mayor of Salt Lake City performing the marriage of a Utah State Senator and his now husband. My brain splats yet again.

[NYT: Federal Judge Rules Same Sex Marriage Legal in Utah]

Near San Francisco:

Stay safe Lefty.

A black man with a gun! A black man with a gun!

Jesus Christ, it’s only the 5th of the month and we already have a mass slaughter by a crazed shooter, this time in an act of “domestic terrorism” directed at Sikh Americans.  Unfortunately, Sikhs have been killed before by ignorant jackasses who thought they were Muslim. Brown, bearded, wearing a turban? Obviously, must be a terr-rist!  (Not that it would ever be acceptable to kill random Muslims, this inability to tell the difference between Sikhs and Muslims is more a telling statement on the lack of knowledge/education in the idiocracy known as the U-S-A.)

From the AP:

Since 9/11, Sikh groups in the United States have reported a rise in bias attacks. There have been more than 700 reports of hate-related incidents against Sikhs since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, according to the Associated Press. “Sikhs don’t practice the same religion as Muslims,” the AP noted, “but their long beards and turbans often cause them to be mistaken for Muslims, advocates say.”

In the wake of the shooting in Wisconsin, law enforcement officials in other cities, including New York City, increased patrols near Sikh temples on Sunday. However, there is no known threat against Sikh temples in New York, the NYPD said.


The jury in the Jerry Sandusky case has told the judge that they have reached a verdict on the 48 charges against Sandusky that he raped and molested 10 different young boys over a 15 year period.

Stay tuned…MSNBC says it may take a while to hear the verdict because the judge won’t let anyone leave or have outside communications until all 48 charges and their verdicts are read.

Updated to include the perp walk out of the courthouse to the waiting police car:

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Glad to see she’s still this spry:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 78 and has battled cancer, was forced to slide down an emergency chute to evacuate a flight at Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, a court spokeswoman said.

Ginsburg was on her way from Washington to San Francisco and was not injured, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe Estrada.

ADD:  Best comment on SFGate: “Did TSA ask a Supreme to disrobe?”

[SF Chronicle]

Stinque International has learned that Denmark is planning an invasion of the Arctic just as soon as the ice melts – which should be any day now – allowing access to the vast deposits of oil and natural gas known to lie north of Greenland.

What impact this will have on Santa’s Workshop remains unclear.

Given their long history of aggression against the English – can you blame them? – will the war-loving Danes be content with just the Arctic? Or should we expect to see them leapfrogging from the Faroes to Icelend, Iceland to Greenland, Greenland to… ?

Using Leif Ericson’s colonies in Labrador and Newfoundland as staging posts will we see Denmark lay claim to Canada’s eastern seaboard? Can we then expect a pincer movement of Scandinavian hotness using Greyhound buses and Amtrak to deliver an elite team of danish commandoes into the nation’s capital just in time to derail Perry’s candidacy, institute single-payer health care, and make George Will STFU?

Isn’t it time someone saved us from ourselves?