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Friday, July 18, 2014

Woo Pig Sooie! It's another chilly open line. And Obama will strike another blow for equal rights

Posted By on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 3:38 PM


The line is open and we'll begin above with the video headline roundup, including a small Hog call. (Can the UA sue me for that?)

And this on the equal rights front:

* OBAMA ACTS: The president will sign an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation agaisnt people who do work for the federal government.

There will NOT be a religious exemption.

Nor should there be.

Would it be right to grant a religious exemption to people who wanted to discriminate on that ground against black people? Or Muslims? Or women? Of course it wouldn't.

* BRRRRR: I'm loving it. 58 degrees on my deck this morning. High in Little Rock only 69, a record low high for the date, easily. Previous record of 71 set back in 1880.


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