Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Here's The Text Of The Bill That Would Ban Gay Football Players From The NFL
Posted: 02/27/2014 1:43 pm EST Updated: 02/27/2014 4:59 pm EST
WASHINGTON -- The Republican lobbyist promising to introduce a bill banning gays from the National Football League unveiled the text of that legislation on Thursday.
The bill, titled "The American Decency Act of 2014," would make it illegal for "self-declared homosexual football players" to join an NFL team unless it "provides facilities for homosexual players which are entirely separate and distinct from the facilities used by heterosexual players." A violation of that provision would result in a fine between $3 million and $8 million.
Pushed by lobbyist Jack Burkman, CEO of Burkman Associates LLC, the bill would give the Department of Justice the power to enforce the ban.
The idea that the measure would ever make it into law is patently absurd. Burkman himself told The Huffington Post that he'd only been able to secure the support of a handful of members of the House of Representatives and just one senator. Notably, he declined to offer any actual names.
Burkman has faced derision for even bringing up the proposal. Several of his clients have expressed their disapproval and at least one has cut ties with his firm. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Burkman's younger brother –- an openly gay doctor in Seattle -– said he thought the entire thing was a publicity stunt and strongly doubted that a bill would even materialize.
But Burkman has insisted that this is a matter of personal conviction for him.
"I felt that if the NFL doesn't have any morals, and people like [Commissioner] Roger Goodell, who are just go-along-get-along guys, just want to appease advertisers, appease corporate America and all that stuff," he said earlier this week, "I figured, well, it is time for conservatives in Congress to step in and define morality for them."
The full text of the bill is below, as provided by Burkman's public relations firm:
RESOLVED by the U.S. House of Representatives of the United States of America, that the following article is proposed as federal law under the jurisdiction of the United States of America, enforceable by Executive action.
BE it enacted by the House of Representatives and by the Senate of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that:
Section 1. The National Football League and all teams thereof are hereby prohibited from employing self-declared homosexual football players. This prohibition shall only apply in cases where a football player has openly declared himself to be a homosexual.
Section 2. The prohibition detailed in article (A) above shall not apply to any team of the National Football League that provides facilities for homosexual players which are entirely separate and distinct from the facilities used by heterosexual players.
Section 3. Provisions (A) and (B) above shall pre-empt all relevant state law.
Section 4. The US Department of Justice shall have the power to enforce this legislation by all appropriate means.
Section 5. Should one part of this legislation be deemed at any point unconstitutional, all other parts shall be considered separate and entirely severable for Federal Constitutional purposes.
Section 6. Each violation of (A) and (B) above shall result in a fine of not less than $3 million not more than $8 million.
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Latest version of "Christ, was I drunk last night -- I don't remember a thing!" LOL . . .
By Anonymous on February 25, 2014
“You know you got shitfaced when you get the best blowjob of your life and wake up to find out it was from a gay guy #welp”
* P.S. Some are pretty fucked up.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
How to Determine If Your Religious Liberty Is Being Threatened in Just 10 Quick Questions
Rev. Emily C. Heath
Clergy, United Church of Christ
Posted: 09/05/2012 11:33am
Posted: 09/05/2012 11:33am
It seems like this election season "religious liberty" is a hot topic. Rumors of its demise are all around, as are politicians who want to make sure that you know they will never do anything to intrude upon it.
I'm a religious person with a lifelong passion for civil rights, so this is of great interest to me. So much so, that I believe we all need to determine whether our religious liberties are indeed at risk. So, as a public service, I've come up with this little quiz. I call it "How to Determine if Your Religious Liberty Is Being Threatened in Just 10 Quick Questions." Just pick "A" or "B" for each question.
1. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to go to a religious service of my own choosing.
B) Others are allowed to go to religious services of their own choosing.
2. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to marry the person I love legally, even though my religious community blesses my marriage.
B) Some states refuse to enforce my own particular religious beliefs on marriage on those two guys in line down at the courthouse.
3. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am being forced to use birth control.
B) I am unable to force others to not use birth control.
4. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to pray privately.
B) I am not allowed to force others to pray the prayers of my faith publicly.
5. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) Being a member of my faith means that I can be bullied without legal recourse.
B) I am no longer allowed to use my faith to bully gay kids with impunity.
6. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to purchase, read or possess religious books or material.
B) Others are allowed to have access books, movies and websites that I do not like.
7. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) My religious group is not allowed equal protection under the establishment clause.
B) My religious group is not allowed to use public funds, buildings and resources as we would like, for whatever purposes we might like.
8. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) Another religious group has been declared the official faith of my country.
B) My own religious group is not given status as the official faith of my country.
9. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) My religious community is not allowed to build a house of worship in my community.
B) A religious community I do not like wants to build a house of worship in my community.
10. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to teach my children the creation stories of our faith at home.
B) Public school science classes are teaching science.
If you answered "A" to any question, then perhaps your religious liberty is indeed at stake. You and your faith group have every right to now advocate for equal protection under the law. But just remember this one little, constitutional, concept: this means you can fight for your equality -- not your superiority.
If you answered "B" to any question, then not only is your religious liberty not at stake, but there is a strong chance that you are oppressing the religious liberties of others. This is the point where I would invite you to refer back to the tenets of your faith, especially the ones about your neighbors.
In closing, no matter what soundbites you hear this election year, remember this: Religious liberty is never secured by a campaign of religious superiority. The only way to ensure your own religious liberty remains strong is by advocating for the religious liberty of all, including those with whom you may passionately disagree. Because they deserve the same rights as you. Nothing more. Nothing less.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
On the off chance teens are sneaking onto this site -- don't do that, go away til ur legal! -- here's some reassurance that what's happening with your body is absolutely NATURAL and NORMAL!
Hair, hair, everywhere!
TEENAGE BOYS GET FACIAL HAIR
Not only do you gain your first pubes, but your whole body becomes more hairy when you're a teenager.
Firstly, hair on the arms and legs becomes more noticeable. Next, pubic hair starts to grow around the groin and under the arms. Finally, boys grow hair on the chest and sometimes the back and they start to grow a beard. Teenagers want to grow this hair at the same time as everybody else. It can be difficult to be the one who has the earliest hairy armpits, or the latest.
Pubic hair is quite different from hair on the head. Instead of forming a round shape, the hair is oval. It is always short and has a coarse and curly texture. The growth period for pubic hair is short. Within six months, the hair follicle dies and the hair falls out. Pubic hair never gets a chance to grow longer.
Watch pubic hair sprouting at puberty. You will need Flash Player, download it for free.
It is not certain why pubic hair grows in the groin and under the armpit. One theory suggests that it provides a large surface area for the natural smell of sweat to disperse from. Many animals use the odour of sweat to attract the opposite sex.
SWEATING IT OUT
Teenagers are renowned for their smelly bedrooms. This is not just because they cannot be bothered to wash. Teenagers do start to sweat in a slightly different way.
Humans have two types of sweat glands. 'Eccrine glands' are found all over the body and produce a slightly acidic watery fluid. When this sweat evaporates from the skin it cools the body down. Humans rely on this sweat to control body temperature. It has no odour of its own, but does start to smell when bacteria on the skin's surface begin to digest it.
Take a close look at some fatty sweat. You will need Flash Player, download it for free.
An altogether stinkier kind of sweat is produced by the 'apocrine glands'. These glands only start working at puberty. They secrete a thick, waxy, greyish substance which is diluted by fluid from other glands nearby. Although it has no odour itself, when bacteria start decomposing it, it releases a strong distinct smell - BO.
Apocrine glands are only found in the armpits, belly button area, ears, groin and nipples. The sweat they produce has no role in temperature regulation. It is released in response to stress, emotion and sexual excitement.
Apocrine glands are related to the scent glands of animals. In other primates, the scent produced by such glands is thought to act as an erotic attractant. How the odour of rotting apocrine sweat might be used by humans is still a mystery which is being investigated.