An Update on #BringBackOurGirls and Other Political News

Attorney general fights to preserve gay marriage ban

Arkansas’s attorney general is fighting to preserve a ban on same sex marriage throughout the state. Last week, a lower court in Arkansas over turned a 10-year ban on gay marriage, saying that the ban was an “unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality”. However, just as counties began to issue same sex marriage licenses, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced that he would ask the Supreme Court to review the lower court’s decision.  Ironically, McDaniel is also the first statewide elected official to publicly support gay marriage, but will fight to preserve the ban on it because, well, it’s the South (okay, that wasn’t his actual reasoning, but still). I guess this is just another reason to not live in Arkansas… as if anyone needed another reason to not live in Arkansas. Read article >>

An update on #BringBackOurGirls

The leader of Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group responsible for the kidnapping of over 200 girls, said in a video earlier today that he would free the schoolgirls in exchange for the release of militant prisoners. The video also showed the girls dressed in veils and praying, with the message that they had been converted to Islam. Overall, experts have had two things to say about this video: 1) that there’s no way in hell the Nigerian government is going to agree to this, and 2) even with the help of the United States, any kind of rescue mission is going to be very difficult. Even so, to the Boko Haram leader: the world is watching and the world fucking hates you. I just don’t see this working out for you for very long.  Also, video messages are soooo Osama bin Laden circa 2002. I mean, if you’re going to be some big, tough terrorist at least come up with something more original. Read article >>

Rush Limbaugh comments on #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign

In related news, Conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh, had a few things to say regarding the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign. “I just think this is pathetic.” Limbaugh stated on his radio show last week, “We got 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by an Al Qaeda group, and nobody cared or talked about it for a while…Now all of a sudden, for some reason, we’re on a big push to get ‘em back and this is how… ?”.  Supporters of the campaign have said it’s main purpose is that it keeps the story alive, but you have to admit it is sad that no one knew or cared about this story UNTIL it was a twitter hashtag. Agree? Disagree? Feel free to talk some shit in the comments. Read article >>


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