Monday, January 12, 2015

Headlines that make you say "Duh!"

South Dakota ban on gay marriage unconstitutional: U.S. judge

By David Bailey (Reuters)

Obviously it's unconstitutional. Everyone always knew that these same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional (equal protection clause - duh!) But even if someone didn't know that, the fact that court after court has struck these bans down one after the other should maybe have been a clue that this fight is over and the troglodytes have lost. Even if they refuse to accept that fact.

Inspector general: Some NY police use chokehold as first response

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters)

Duh. . . I mean, we all saw the video of that cop choking Eric Garner to death for no reason. And if anyone thought that maybe this was some sort of isolated incident, some bad-apple rogue cop going for the chokehold the way most pf us would go for a handshake, you might notice that none of the other cops in the video make any attempt to stop him. Duh!

Illinois inauguration raises questions of corporate influence

By Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters)

Duh, it's a political event. Of course there's corporate influence.

Output cuts expected at Husky Energy's Lima, Ohio, refinery after explosion


Really? You think output at the plant might be a bit reduced after the plant exploded?

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Blacks, whites starkly divided on police conduct, AJC poll finds

4:07 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015