News Roundup for 10/16/09

Interracial couple
Some people just don't care about the kids...

-Headline of the day-
"Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License By Louisiana Justice Of The Peace."

A Louisiana Justice of the Peace has refused to give a marriage license to an interracial couple -- because he's just so gosh-darned concerned about the kids.

"I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," says Keith Bardwell of in Tangipahoa Parish. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else." Wow. You let them use your bathroom. That's the truest form of friendship.

According to the report, "Bardwell said he asks everyone who calls about marriage if they are a mixed race couple. If they are, he does not marry them..."

"There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage," Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."

Yes, this kind of marriage is the worst thing ever for the kids. Maybe someday the child of an interracial couple will be accepted -- perhaps even, in the far reaches of imagination, become President of the United States of America -- but sadly, that day is not today.

It's just sad how everyone's so backward. Good thing we've got people like Keith Bardwell looking out for us. (Associated Press)

-She's still more popular than the swine flu-
Just barely. In what can only be bad news for a lady with a book coming out, the author of Governmentating Alaska for Dummies isn't doing very well in popularity polling. Gallup finds that Sarah Palin is rated unpopular by 50% of respondents and popular by only 41% -- "the lowest for her since she became widely known after last year's Republican convention," the pollster reports.

This represents "a bit of a dilemma for Palin as she seeks to improve her national political profile as a private citizen," writes Greg Sargent. "In order to break through into the national conversation, she’s resorted to harsh, attention-grabbing assaults on Obama and his policies, which she and her ghostwriters have executed with undeniable virtuosity (see Panels, Death)."

This has helped her with Republicans -- who score her 69% -- but has soured her with people more known for having brains.

Well, at least we know the audience for her book. Three words of advice, Sarah; "No big words." (Plum Line)

-Meghan McCain has big boobs!-
On Wednesday, conservative blogger and daughter of Sen. John McCain shared this photo on her twitter account:

Meghan McCain

Apparently, this means the end of the world. Go home and spend the few hours you have left to you with your families. (The Daily Beast)

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