The week that was

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
– Samuel Johnson 

A couple who own and operate a chapel in Idaho face jail time and/or a fine because as Christians, they refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Apparently gay people are just really into wedding photos that have disconcerted, frowning ministers in them.

A doctor who had just returned from treating victims in Western Africa has tested positive for Ebola in New York City. Government officials are telling us to keep calm, they have this under control. But they also told us they had testing in place that would catch anyone traveling from Ebola-ridden countries into the United States. Bill de Blasio did his part by tweeting a tough-looking picture of himself on the phone.

Government employees who are bad at their jobs are paid to go home and stay there. Surprisingly, Sen. Tom Coburn didn’t include this in his annual Wastebook, only the things the employees do while they’re actually working. 

A Canadian soldier was killed by a Muslim-convert while he was standing guard in Ottawa. The gunmen were stopped by a sergeant-at-arms and former Mountie. He was celebrated afterward as a hero, but will probably be punished for not having his firearm locked-up and unloaded.

Taylor Swift’s new album comes out on Monday. It’s not country, but none of it really is anymore anyway. Still, it’ll be good.