Outrage of The Day: Is This Political Cartoon Calling Out The Kentucky Governor-Elect Racist?
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Kentucky's Gov.-elect Matt Bevin doesn't want Syrian refugees coming to his state. He is also a parent of multiple adopted children from Africa.

That's the hypocrisy cartoonist Joel Pett, who is now in serious hot water, tried to convey in a political cartoon published in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

But some are calling his cartoon, which shows Bevin cowering under his desk from pictures of his adopted children, racist.

Bevins called out the cartoonist on Twitter and said his children should be off-limits in political discussions.

Pett defended his cartoon in an editorial, saying it had nothing to do with the children and everything to do with Bevin's fear of Syrian refugees.

Did I attack his children? Of course not. Was the cartoon racist or critical of adopting children, as some are suggesting? The fact that he adopted children from Africa, a continent whose promise and challenges I routinely draw about, is the thing I admire the most about Bevin.

I did use the fact that he has children from another country in a piece designed to express outrage over a legitimate hot-button political issue. (Bevin used them in photo-ops and on TV commercials over the past two campaigns, but that's another story.) I did this with my name signed to it, in a newspaper with a long history of tolerating and publishing opinions of all persuasions and on a page labeled "opinion."

So, Internet. Racist or nah?

Kentucky Clerk Still Refuses to Give Marriage Licenses Even After Supreme Court Intervenes
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The Kentucky clerk defiant in her opposition to marry same-sex couples has been jailed for contempt of court.

Kim Davis was taken into federal custody today after a hearing with Judge David L. Bunning, another legal defeat for the clerk who has said issuing same-sex marriage licenses violates her religious convictions.

"The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order," the judge said. "If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that's what potentially causes problems."

The judge said Davis would be released once she follows his original order to issue marriage licenses.

Until then—we hear that Orange is the New Black, Kim.


"Under God's authority," is the reason Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continued to refuse to issue any marriage licenses today.

Hours after the Supreme Court refused to intervene on her behalf, Davis met with one gay couple and told them she would still not issue marriage licenses because of her religious convictions.

The clerk has not issued any marriage licenses since the marriage equality Supreme Court ruling in June. And her battle through the courts has drawn a national audience.

"I've asked you all to leave. You are interrupting my business," Davis is heard saying before walking back into her office.

After the blood-boiling encounter, lawyers for the same-sex couple who originally sued Davis filed a motion to find her in contempt of court. The motions seeks fines and not jail time.

Just a reminder: Kim Davis has been married four times. Just let that sink in.

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Maybe the administration at this school should take some geography lessons of their own, and a chill pill.

A Kentucky teacher (also a registered nurse), who visited Kenya recently, has resigned from her job after parents at the school raised concerns about Ebola.

The school asked her to take a 21-day leave and produce a doctor's note before returning to work, but she walked out the door instead.

British chemist Anthony England, who has spent a great deal of time in Africa, created and tweeted the above map to highlight the areas in Africa where the Ebola outbreak exists and why our fears are unsubstantiated.

"Ignorance & misinformation is a big problem with Ebola. So a clueless Kentucky school causing the resignation of a teacher because she spent time in Kenya is just idiocy," England said.

Via: Gawker
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Danny Sparks, the mayor of northern Kentucky town Olive Hill, was arrested earlier this week on felony charges of selling marijuana to a police informant within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, leading him to resign from the office that he has held for more than a decade.

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Follow Up of the Day: In the wake of a firestorm over its decision to ban interracial couples from participating in worship services, an eastern Kentucky church has overturned the racist resolution with a second vote in favor of welcoming believers "regardless of race, cr

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