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While Pickles McStagger vacantly stares, Chimpy tells us that the NSA Internet surveillance program started during his reign of error guaranteed civil liberties, and that Edward Snowden damaged the country by leaking details about it.
- Nonexistent Global Warming - Nineteen firefighters were killed Sunday while fighting an out-of-control wildfire in Arizona. All but one of the men were members of a “hotshot crew” based out of Prescott, Arizona, that was fighting a fire that started in Yarnell, Arizona, about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix. The “Yarnell Hill fire,” as the blaze has become known, has scorched 8,000 acres and burned down half of the town’s homes and was started by a lightning strike in the area on Friday.
The MPS proverbial flag is at half-mast today. (Raw Story)
- Theocracy Today - This is what the War on Women looks like, as Ohio Gov. John Kasich as he signs HB 59 which defunds Planned Parenthood clinics, reallocates family planning funding to right-wing “crisis pregnancy centers,” strips funding from rape crisis centers that give their clients any information about abortion services, imposes harsh restrictions on abortion clinics that will force many of them to shut down, and requires doctors to give women seeking abortion information about the presence of a “fetal heartbeat.” (Think Progress)
- Marriage Equality Today - An American man and his husband who hails from Bulgaria are the first same-sex couple to receive approval for a permanent resident visa. (Livewire)