Victory at Standing Rock

The Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit that would allow drilling under the Missouri River, for the Dakota Access pipeline. This is after weeks of protesting by natives and clergy and veterans and others. You can read more here. UPDATE: Welp, it’s not as clear-cut as all that. 1. The businesses involved in this enterprise said …

What the hell’s wrong with Mississippi?

Alison sends this link about a bill — just passed by the Mississippi state senate —  that would allow guns in church. That’s concealed carry, without a permit. And if the gun approved by this bill is used in defense of the church, there’d be no prosecution. Mississippi? We’ll be a-prayin’ fer ye.