Monday, July 24, 2017

Judge demands that Kentucky pay the legal fees for the couples who were denied marriage licenses by county clerk Kim Davis.

Courtesy of Yahoo News:  

Two years after Kim Davis first made national headlines, her anti-marriage equality case is closed, at least for now ― but it will come at a cost to local taxpayers. 

Davis, who is the county clerk for Kentucky’s Rowan County, steadfastly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling on marriage equality, citing her religious beliefs. Though Davis was briefly jailed for contempt of court, she went on to become the darling of right-wing conservatives, including former Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee. 

On Friday, a federal judge awarded $222,695 in legal fees to the attorneys of four couples ― two same-sex, two opposite-sex ― who were denied marriage licenses by Davis. (The clerk briefly refused to issue licenses to all couples in 2015 as her legal troubles began to mount.) However, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered the state, as opposed to Davis herself, to pay the fees. 

His reasoning was simple. “Davis represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky when she refused to issue marriage licenses to legally eligible couples,” he said, according to The New York Times. “The buck stops there.”

Well that's awesome.

And it certainly sends a strong message any other religious wing nuts who feel their personal prejudices are more important than the rights of American citizens.

You know I was just thinking how long it has been since we have heard anything about this Kentucky Fried Lunatic.

Here's hoping this is the final time we ever do.


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    Chaffetz is on the Fucked Noise street corner and he's shaking his moneymaker like his new pimpdaddies showed him to:

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    2. Anonymous6:55 AM

    3. Anonymous6:57 AM

      " Jared Kushner has confirmed his attendance at four previously reported meetings with Russian officials"

    4. Anonymous7:18 AM

      @6:52 "Schiff was quick to shoot back, linking back to the president’s post and writing “with respect Mr. President, the problem is how often you watch TV, and that your comments and actions are beneath the dignity of the office.”

    5. " Jared Kushner has confirmed his attendance at four previously reported meetings with Russian officials"
      So ... in Kushner math, this means 400 meetings?

  2. Anonymous6:59 AM

    "the budget hits the “sweet {GOPee} spot.”

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  3. Anonymous7:04 AM

    OT..please go to this Politico article and say there is no tragedy in John McCain never becoming President since Sarah Palin would have been the Vice President of the US!

    1. Anonymous8:00 AM

      " He never reached the White House because, in one key sense, he was a man out of his time, fated to miss the presidency because, in two different campaigns, he was out of sync with his party, and then the broader citizenry."McCain’s attempt to reach beyond party lines indirectly led him to one of the worst mistakes of his career. In Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, his “best friend in the Senate” — he saw a brother in arms (when McCain asked him in 2004 whether he’d consider joining Democrat John Kerry’s ticket, he said no, because their national security beliefs were too far apart. “But if they’d nominated Lieberman,” he added,” I’d have had a real decision to make”) and seriously considered asking the hawkish Connecticut senator to jump party lines and become his running mate. But he ultimately decided not to trust his instincts: Convinced that tapping a Democrat would trigger an all-out revolt at the convention, he and his team looked instead for a different, out-of-the-box, shock-to-the-system game changer. And they got Sarah Palin."

    2. Anonymous8:26 AM

      They must be getting ready for his obituary.
      History is to write out the Sarah Palin part in McCain's tragedy.

      Sarah Palin was McCain's tragedy. It is only more tragic that he can't speak with truth and free himself from that legacy curse. Except when they can make it appear that she was a good 'vetted' choice, and he really wasn't senile and wrong minded.

      Crazy "Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" guy needs to stay out of the sun. His docs must have told him with all the sunscreen, treated fabric covers and all, none of that is enough for someone as critical as McCain. He should have stayed out of the sun when he was hiking in the Az heat before. He didn't and he gets worse.

      If he knows he is going to die soon, it doesn't matter and he can be in the heat and the sun all he wants.

      I had an aunt that smoked and was dying of lung cancer. He got to the point where there was no point to keep cigarettes from her. Doctors said, go a head and smoke.

  4. Anonymous7:11 AM

    "the painful chasm between a personal urge to administer justice, and a citizen’s responsibility to go by the letter of the law."“The decision is made before we even get there.” ‘Hurry up! Hurry up! We need to hurry up with this! You guys know the answer already!’
    ”In the months and years after the trial, Maddy “went through it all”— “losing my home, work, friends and some family.” She was harassed, threatened, and treated “like I was a contributor to Zimmerman killing.”“It causes me to think he doesn’t value his own life, so it was easy for him to take someone else’s.”

  5. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Bravo, fucking bravo.

  6. Wondering why she is still allowed to hold that position? The state should make her county pay the cost since they elect and keep this POS subhuman witch in office.

    1. But the governor gave her permission to violate federal law so it's on state as he is the representative.

    2. Anonymous2:58 PM


  7. Anonymous7:33 AM

    That's why America has sought to protect rights. If people like her are allowed to act on their whim, we'd all have something wrong with us.
    In the eyes of the Wingnuts we are all wrong in nature. They don't see how tunnel visioned they are. Guess, we will always have these types of people as a thorn in society's side.

  8. Anonymous7:48 AM

    The bitch is probably dead from choking on a bucket of lard

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  11. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Looks like she was raptured.

  12. Anonymous1:58 PM

    OT? "20 attorneys general were “prepared to take legal action” to protect Title IX and rape victims."

  13. Well, now that the money comes out of the state budgets, I would hope states would think twice before allowing some nutjob fundie to repeat this sort of nonsense. There's no telling how high the costs could go. Kentucky got off lightly.

    Still, would have been awesome if Davis had had to pay. As is, I'll bet she'll just pocket all that GoFundMe money that was raised for her. Maybe redecorate the double wide and buy Bubba a new pair of overalls.

  14. Randall2:54 PM

    Kim Davis is criminally ignorant and just not smart enough to know the difference between exercising her religious rights - and denying others theirs.
    Pray for her.

  15. Anonymous2:57 PM

    I've never understood how smart Kentuckians can bear to surrounded by the hateful ignoramuses that way outnumber them. Perhaps now that they've knocked their health insurance on its head they might start to die off.

    1. What smart Kentuckians?

      They keep re-electing Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, voting against their own best interests. Their own representatives in Congress voted to stop the health care for coal miners. Their public schools are at the bottom of the nation.

      There's a reason for all those Kentucky jokes, whether literally true or not. No one can convince me the average IQ in Kentucky is the same as the rest of the nation. Lower wouldn't surprise me in the least. There's a few other states in which I think it's also lower than average.


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