The fantastic news in this part of the world, seen in multiple tweets, is that the Aussies have come out in support of marriage equality. Anyone who thought that the result would be otherwise was dreaming of course. It’s been obvious for years that the majority of Aussies want same-sex marriage to be legal.

This poll, though officially conducted, was a non-binding postal referendum. However, the high turnout and strong YES vote means the government cannot ignore it. The Australian Labour party is to introduce a Bill into parliament this afternoon to make same-sex marriage legal. Some MPs who oppose same-sex marriage plan to support the Bill. This is because the vote of their own electorate was an overwhelming YES.

More difficult is the choice of some Labour MPS. There are some whose electorates were amongst the few who voted NO. They will be torn between doing the right thing for society and representing the wishes of their constituents.

Voter Turnout:

 

YES Vote:

 

Awww, isn’t she wonderful!

 

 

Another bird celebrating the day.

 

Political Tweets

Most of us know this of course, but it’s great to see someone on Fox News outlining the facts of the situation.
(Via Ann German.)

 

 

It’s okay to tell lies if it gets an Evangelical Christian into the Senate apparently.

 

Ed Stetzer, who is a former Moore supporter, doesn’t think so. Here’s what he says about the lies Kayla Moore is spreading around.

 

WTF is going on the the USA? They reckon they’re the greatest democracy in the history of the world! What a joke!

 

 

We got this news today too. What a waste of money this whole thing is!

 

Human Rights Tweets

I don’t personally believe that Jeff Sessions is dishonest. He is a racist. I’m not sure if he realizes he’s a racist. He’s one of those people that think they treat everyone fairly but their racism is so ingrained they don’t understand how much it effects them. We get far left groups who talk about all white people having a sort of “toxic whiteness”. That it’s all but a crime just to be born white. It’s people like Jeff Sessions that they can point to and say, “I told you so.”

 

 

Both the far left and the far right seem to have lost all touch with reality. In this case, it’s the far right.

 

On the subject of Sean Hannity. He’s apparently okay when it comes to the “don’t touch your female co-workers” rule. However, he’s an enabler. He makes excuses for, and actively supports, men who are harassers, abusers, and worse. From the time sexual abuser Donald Trump announced his candidacy, his show became little more than a Trump infomercial. He had Bill O-Reilly on when no one else would, and wanted him back. Now he actively supports Roy Moore.

 

 

Gun Safety Tweets

Another mass shooting. California this time.

When will they ever learn, when will they ev-er learn?

 

Just Sayin’.
(Via Ann German.)

 

News Tweets

Some information on the earthquake on the Iraq-Iran border.

 

History Tweets

Risquรฉ!

 

Funny Tweets

I found this on Pinterest.

 

Ha ha!
(Via Ann German.)

 

I like Ben Bochner’s response here.
(Via Ann German.)

 

I worked this one out too. ๐Ÿ™

 

Science Tweets

How cool is this?!

 

Not long to go!

 

Scenic Tweets

More beauty in Italy.

 

Art Tweets

What a cool idea!

 

Flora Tweets

Big and beautiful. Not sure I’d want to stand next to it though. I’m not good at with bad smells. Still the plant would probably appreciate my vomit – it would attract a few extra flies!
(Via Ann German.)

 

Insect Tweets

Wow! Gorgeous!

 

Marine Tweets

Great news!

What a thrill that would be!

 

Bird Tweets

 

Beautiful!

 

An iconic Aussie bird.

 

Dog Tweets

We all know a human who looks like this!

 

Cool kid!

 

Cute!

 

Cat Tweets

Says it all.

 

Even Spidey knows cats are best!

 

It was obviously put here for us!

 

Those eyebrows make for a genuine Judge Cat face!

 

The kits grow up so quickly …

 

A cat costume I approve of!

 

The final tweet of the late Paddles, former first cat of New Zealand.

 


 

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