Tenn. GOP Rep: “virtually impossible” to catch HIV from heterosexual sex

I wish I was making this up, but I’m not. The skinny via Rawstory, which quotes Tennessee Republican State Senator Stacy Campfield making these outrageous false claims: “Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “It was one guy screwing a monkey, if […]

Judge halts Florida’s drug testing law

A federal judge in Florida on Monday temporarily blocked a law requiring welfare applicants to undergo drug testing before receiving public benefits. The judge noted the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Judge Mary Scriven ruled in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 35-year-old Navy veteran and […]

>Georgia Republican wants to label rape victim as “accuser”

>If earlier news about House Republicans wanting to add “forcible rape” to a piece of legislation wasn’t insulting enough to feminists, womanists and anyone in the victim advocacy field, a Georgia House Republican has dropped a bill to amend the state’s criminal code to refer to victims of certain crimes as “accusers.” Marietta Rep. Bob Franklin’s […]

>This is why I love Rachel Maddow–and why you should to

>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640 Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I guess this is how Haley Barbour wants to remember the ways of the Old South: black folk attending public schools with whites during the 1950s and 1960s; blacks and whites playing football together at Ole Miss, fighting alongside each other against […]

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