Weekend Update

It just didn’t seem right to put some of the more sordid headlines I’d collected last week next to the announcement of Terry Pratchett’s death, so I posted a truncated from of Friday Links yesterday. Here are a few things that came up after I posted, along with a bunch of the news stories that I left out:

The “Straight Coach” in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Isn’t So Far-Fetched.

The vast right-wing conspiracy is still real. Also, the media is really stupid: Fake scandals consume the news cycle. The real scandals go uncovered and unremarked.

‘The most racist politician in America’: Top Dem calls out Obama-hating, anti-immigrant Kansas official.

Huckabee Asked To Provide Example Of Negative Impact Of Marriage Equality, Draws A Blank.

HOUSTON GAY ACTIVIST SHOT IN APPARENT HATE CRIME.

“Nobody will pay $10,000 for an Apple Watch!” & other reasons you can’t sell shit.

THE TRUTH ABOUT ‘TOVEYGATE’.

Split: Heavy majority of tea partiers opposes gay marriage, plurality of rest of GOP supports.

The Side of the Oklahoma Racist Frat Story That Nobody Is Talking About.

An open letter to the homophobic doctor and florist who humiliate LGBT families.

Arkansas GOP Lawmaker Thought Adopted Daughters Were Possessed By Demons.

In case you didn’t read one of the links about the above guy last week: State Rep. Justin Harris and his wife adopted a young girl through the state Department of Human Services. How did she, six months later, end up in the care of a man who sexually abused her?

Legislator Who Rehomed Children has Received $4M in Public Funds since 2010 to Run For Jesus Pre-School.

Round-Up: Editorial Boards From Around the Country Respond to the 47 Republican Senators.

Oklahoma House passes bill restricting marriage to people of faith.

Businesses Stand Up Against Anti-LGBT Religious Refusal Bills.

Waka Flocka Flame Didn’t Make Anyone Say the N-Word.

Landmark Violations Could Force Atlah Worldwide Church to Take Down Sign. This is the church of the Harlem preacher who is obsessed with homo devils and our alleged sex lives.

The black and white TV era was hard for advertisers trying to sell make up:

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Eurovision 2015: Israel’s Entry:

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I used to publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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