Tennessee is Defunding Planned Parenthood

The news came out late this afternoon, straight from Ron Ramsey, followed up shortly by coverage at In Session.

Yes, people, fucking Ron Ramsey is bragging about this, but on a Friday afternoon. I don’t know what to make of it.

Please someone tell me a.) there are grounds for a lawsuit; b.) Ramsey is scheduled to come back in his next life as a woman in Tennessee; and c.) that the Governor finds it the least bit strange that Ron Ramsey is running around like he runs the state, making public statements and such.

How does a man have time to dick over poor people AND poison the environment and ruin mountains at the same time? I’ll say this for Dictator-for-Life Ramsey, he’s energetic.

It’s Hot and I’m Grouchy

Oh, so grouchy. So very, very grouchy. But I will say this for this weather–the pepper plants love it. I’ve been watering the big bed because it’s been so hot and I just… I don’t know… it’s not like I’m watering the roses, which might like it, or the willow. But I just want to eat some god damn beans fresh off the plant in my own damn back yard and if I have to stand out there every day because global warming has fucked my weather, I will.

Whew.

Okay, calm. Deep breaths.

But the peppers are doing fine. Beans seem great. Tomatoes are munched on but not giving up the ghost. Okra is coming along. I guess the eggplants are fine. And I can’t remember what the other things are. I thought they were cucumbers, but they don’t seem to be vining. So, that will be a nice surprise.

The Joe-Pye Weed is doing fine. You all will remember that I bought one last year and I tried to transplant it and… no. But the butterflies LOVED it. I mean, if you want butterflies in your garden, just run out and get you a Joe-Pye Weed. And let’s take a moment to think about how there’s Joe Pye, rotting where ever he is rotting, and he’s got a plant named after him. And awesome plant butterflies love. I want a Betsy Plant.

The Blue False Indigo is doing fine.

But the white sage. Oh, just fucking forget it. I’m so bummed. I’m going to have to start all over. Glad I still have some seeds.

But that shit is hard.

Heavy the Head that Wears the Crown

Seriously, Governor Baby has been in office only a half a year and he’s already sending out his flacks to rewrite history?

Mark Cate says:

When asked which legislation was the most difficult for the governor to sign, Cate said it was House Bill 600.

The bill that Haslam signed forbid localities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances that would be stronger than state law. It, in effect, overturned a Nashville Metro ordinance that forbid discrimination based on sexual orientation for businesses that have contracts with government.

“The governor didn’t oppose the (former ordinance) from a philosophical perspective,” Cate said. “He just believes government should not be drilling down and telling small business what to do.”

The ordinance he felt such a burden having to undo said:

D. The foregoing provisions of this section prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity shall not apply to the following:
1. Any person employing fewer than fifteen (15) individuals;

Do they not know that this stuff stays on the internet forever?

Anyway, so there you have it, folks, Governor Baby thinks discrimination against gay people is bad, but not bad enough that he’s going to tell people they can’t do it.

Let’s next time jut elect a sack of potatoes and we’ll put that sack of potatoes in the governor’s office and Harwell, Ramsey, and Lee Beaman’s secret society can go in to the office and come out and just make pronouncements on what the Potato Governor thinks. I don’t see how that would be much different. Well, except you know Ron Ramsey would get in a fight with the sack of potatoes (because he heard the sack of potatoes went to Yale) and then he’d fry the governor up and eat him. Which would be disturbing.

Here’s just a side thing that pisses me off. Why is our secretive group of unelected oligarchs busy trying to take down a Metro Councilman and their secretive group of unelected oligarchs is conspiring against a whole city and bossing the governor around? What the fuck is wrong with our secretive group of unelected oligarchs that they aren’t fighting them?

Jesus Christ. Is there not a rich person in this city who’s read a comic book?