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Forced Sodomy!

Former Navy Chaplain “Dr. Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt recently praised Republican lawmakers for fighting Senate Bill 815, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013.

According to BusinessWeek.com, ENDA would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against job applicants on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The U.S. already bans job discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, or sex.

During his Internet TV program, “Pray In Jesus Name,” Klingenschmitt claimed that gay activists are using the U.S. government to legally force Christians “to participate in their sodomy” or face lawsuits and imprisonment, notes RightWingWatch.org .

“Sodomy will always be a sin in the eyes of God, even if its legal in Massachusetts, but now they want to force Christians to participate in this and they are forcing us at the point of the government sword to participate in their sin. If we Christians don’t participate in their sodomy, then we can be sued, bankrupted and jailed,” claimed Klingenschmitt.

RWW News: Klingenschmitt Says Christians Are Being Forced To Participate In Sodomy

Times like these make me glad I’m not a Christian.

Meet Monsieur

The baby brother of a much larger, industrial machine that can be found in a number of establishments in Atlanta (where the company hails from), the Monsieur can mix thousands of drinks and features a touchscreen menu of everything it has to offer. It also comes complete with themes such as Cinco de Mayo and serves the appropriate drinks to go along with such as margaritas or mojitos. Users can increase or reduce the strength of any desired drink or even ask for a non-alcoholic version. Or, for the more adventurous, there’s always the “surprise me” button. The more the machine is used, the better it becomes at understanding its owners’ tastes and preferences.

However, this wouldn’t be a truly ‘smart’ gadget if it didn’t come complete with an app, and the Monsieur is no exception. The app can be used to remotely order and mix a drink while you’re not at home and the machine can use the app to know when you’re coming home and what sort of drink it should have ready for your return. Even cooler, or creepier (whichever way you choose to look at it), the Monsieur connects to your Wi-Fi network and can recognize when you come home based on your mobile joining the network. He can also ascertain if you’ve got company based on how many people join the network when you arrive home and make enough drinks to satisfy your guests.

It can also send you a text message to your local liquor store to schedule deliveries, when the booze runs low.

$1500 for the ‘Mini’, $2700 for the full-sized. Right now, though, it’s on a Kickstarter.

I found a lightning bug in my soda, kitty-corner to the sub shop!

I love a good dialect survey. And this one not only figured out my home region correctly:

Most Similar Cities
1 Syracuse NY 57.6
2 Buffalo NY 56.6
3 Rochester NY 56.1
4 Toms River NJ 50.4
5 Newark NJ 50.2

It also has a sweet heat map image at the end:

estimates of the probability that a randomly-selected person in that city would respond to a randomly-selected survey question the same way that you did

Yep, that’s me!