— Jim Eagle (@TheBosha) January 13, 2016
SOTU. Kim Davis attends the State of the Union wearing Joseph’s coat of many colors. Full transcript of Obama’s final SOTU address is HERE. The LGBT was (by my count) name-checked twice:
“In fact, it’s that spirit that made the progress of these past seven years possible. It’s how we recovered from the worst economic crisis in generations. It’s how we reformed our health care system, and reinvented our energy sector; how we delivered more care and benefits to our troops and veterans, and how we secured the freedom in every state to marry the person we love.” […]
“Our brand of democracy is hard. But I can promise that a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I’ll be right there with you as a citizen – inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far. Voices that help us see ourselves not first and foremost as black or white or Asian or Latino, not as gay or straight, immigrant or native born; not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans first, bound by a common creed. Voices Dr. King believed would have the final word – voices of unarmed truth and unconditional love.”
NAUGHTY BITS. Anna Faris raves about Chris Pratt’s “incredible” man parts.
IMMIGRATION. All three Democratic candidates speak out against ICE raids against Central American families who are undocumented refugees: “Of course, many of the undocumented refugees have been refused refugee status, despite the fact that they are fleeing violence and, in many cases, certain death if they return.”
OLD HOLLYWOOD. New trailer drops for the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!
MARRIAGE RIGHTS. Japanese Supreme Court Ruling could pave the way for same-sex marriage: “Kimura pointed out that this is the first time the Supreme Court has ruled on a case concerning Article 24, which defines marriage as a legally binding union between two people who mutually agree to enter into that union. Although English translations of the Constitution typically describe marriage as involving “both sexes,” the word ryōsei can also be interpreted to mean “two parties,” and Kimura believes it was this interpretation the judges were stressing. While the court said there is nothing unconstitutional about compelling married couples to register under one name, they didn’t expressly limit marriage to a man and a woman.”
‘LET’S DANCE’. Adam Lambert offers moving musical tribute to David Bowie.
WING-NUTS. Harlem Hate Pastor announces 40 days of fasting and prayer to support Donald Trump for president.
HIV. Charlie Sheen tells Dr. Oz that after becoming undetectable thanks to antiretroviral treatment, he went off his meds and started some alternative therapy that failed to suppress the virus: “I didn’t see it as Russian roulette. I didn’t see it as a complete dismissal of the conventional course we’ve been on. I’m not recommending that anyone – I’m presenting myself as a type of guinea pig.”
DOMESTIC TERRORISM. Oregon occupation has cost county $1 million: “Ammon Bundy’s takeover of a federal installation hasn’t been going well. Now in its second week, the 150 militia men his father claimed were coming never showed, he’s had to beg forasa snacks and underwear, the sheriff has said he can expect the FBI to charge him, and now a county judge wants to charge him too – between $60,000 and $75,000 a day in what the occupation is costing the county.”
MIDDLE EAST. Iran seizes two U.S. Navy ships, 10 U.S. sailors, promises to release them soon.“The circumstances surrounding the incident, which comes at a volatile moment in U.S.-Iranian relations, remained unclear late Tuesday. Senior U.S. officials said they expected the crew of ten to be released from Iranian custody Wednesday morning. The small boats, used largely on coastal waters and on rivers, had been en route from Kuwait to Bahrain in the Persian Gulf when they disappeared from the Navy’s scopes.”
SEEING RED. Did you kiss a ginger today?