Good News Friday

A day late and a dollar short: here’s a smattering of good news, sorry it’s not up to my usual standards. Life, you know.

• Attorney General Eric Holder has curtailed the use of civil seizure.

• Harry Potter fans won a long battle to get Warner Bros. to use only fair trade or UTZ-certified chocolate in Harry Potter chocolate products sold at Warner Bros. stores.

• They found the missing Beagle 2 Mars rover.

• In a stunning rebuke to the NRA, Michigan’s Republican governor vetoed two pro-gun bills that removed protections for domestic violence victims at risk.

• New York City bans foam packaging, the largest U.S. city to do so.

• Major victory for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and all who oppose the revoling door between Wall Street and government regulators: Antonio Weiss has withdrawn from consideration to be the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department.

• South Dakota’s same-sex marriage ban has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.

• Wendy’s to drop sodas from its Kid’s meals.

• Hero Maine Coon cat saves abandoned Russian baby from freezing to death. Just … wow.

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  1. I find it astonishing that a sitting Repub governor actually crossed the NRA. I suspect there is some event in HIS background that prompted this action. You know the old saw – it’s not an issue for a conservative until it directly affects him or his family !

  2. “They found the missing Beagle 2 Mars rover.”

    Is this somkinda “Shaggy dog” story?

    “In a stunning rebuke to the NRA, Michigan’s RINO Governor vetoed two pro-gun bills that removed protections for domestic violence victims at risk.”

    Sorry, that cried out for an “edit for accuracy”, well, one of the “FuckTheNew’sCorpse” variety