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Zoopreme Court

Article: Zoopreme Court

Warren E. Bearger (Chief Justice 1969 – 1986) Dan Schofield and Alice DuBois hit on the trifecta of three of my favorite interests and topics (“animals, justice and puns”) with “Zoopreme Court” where these two artists “plan to illustrate all 112 justices of the Supreme Court, as well as some landmark cases.” This really APPEALS…

Guns for dildos in an Alabama sex toy shop

Article: Guns for dildos in an Alabama sex toy shop

Bumper stick rage can seriously ruin a sex writer’s day — like yesterday, when Em was stuck at a traffic light behind a pick-up truck boasting a Confederate flag and the bumper sticker “Licensed Illegal Immigrant Hunter” (amongst about 15 other bumper stickers, none of which, it goes without saying, asked her to “Give Peas a Chance”). But then up pops our favorite Alabama sex toy retailer to totally make our day again. Remember Sherri Williams? She fought her state’s ban on sex toys for eleven years, before her battle hit a dead-end in the state’s Supreme Court, when they voted 7-2 to reject a challenge to the state law that bans the sale of sex toys except for limited purposes.

Solar rights now the law in Louisiana

Article: Solar rights now the law in Louisiana

The current oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico has further cemented Louisiana’s image as an “oil state” in the public mind… and as someone who grew up there, I can attest this isn’t a myth. Yet while arguments continue over the role offshore oil drilling should play in the state’s economy, Louisiana has also moved quietly, but decisively, into the solar age. The state features generous tax incentives for home solar installation, and, in 2009, became one of the first to establish a statewide property-assessed clean energy financing (PACE) program.

Breathe Easy, Bush Smog Standards to Be Reviewed by EPA

Article: Breathe Easy, Bush Smog Standards to Be Reviewed by EPA

The 2008 national smog standards adopted by the Bush administration will be reconsidered to ensure they are “scientifically sound and protective of human health,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

Climate Scientist James Hansen Arrested in Mountaintop Removal Protest

Article: Climate Scientist James Hansen Arrested in Mountaintop Removal Protest

West Virginia State Police today arrested at least 29 demonstrators, including government climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, actress Daryl Hannah, and 94 year-old former West Virginia Congressman Ken Hechler, for tresspassing on the property of a mountaintop removal coal mining company to protest the destructive practice.