Thursday, January 19, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING: Weed coops, pro-gay republicans and SOPA, SOPA, SOPA

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Around Here

One State House Republican decides to go pro-gay-marriage
Says idea is fabulous: "homosexuality is a normal, if much less frequent, genetic expression of human biology." 

Courts uphold Washington's "top two" primary
Ruling allows the two best Constitution Party (or Green Party) candidates to continue to duke it out in general elections, the way God (or Gaia) intended. 

Courts overturn Idaho's redistricting
May force primary election back from May to August 

New weed bill would create coops and patient registry
"High Times" subscription list is not enough 

Out There 

Perry loves Gingrich
Ex-wife doesn't so much 

Yesterdays Anti-PIPA and -SOPA protests generate 2.4 mil tweets
in show of overwhelming nerd support. Protests aren't over, Wikipedia promises

Jon Stewart worries this might push nation back to libraries
Asks, "What do they expect us to do? Go to the -- library? Like a common masturbator? What is this, 2009?"

New York Times suggests we actually read the bills
Internet is like, wtf nwih kthxbye

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Luke Baumgarten is commentary contributor and former culture editor of the Inlander. He is a creative strategist at Seven2 and co-founder of Terrain.