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We sure do like the occasional story where people Do the Right Thing and there’s actually a win for the little guy. And here’s one right now: You might remember our April story about Crystal Moore, the former police chief of the town of Latta, South Carolina. She was fired by the town’s doodyhead mayor, […]

As we predicted, it looks like there’s going to be a quick, albeit temporary resolution to the social-media-friendly story of Spencer Collins, the Kansas 9-year-old who was told he had to remove his “Little Free Library” because it violated a zoning rule on structures in front yards. Stupid bureaucrats were stupid. But since Spencer is […]

Let’s have a round of applause for 8-year-old Cayden Taipalus of Howell, Michigan, who did a pretty awesome thing with a little help from his mom. One day at lunch, Cayden saw another kid being served the Poverty Lunch — a slice of American Cheese on plain bread — because the other kid’s lunch account […]

Hurrah and high-fives all around for 8-year-old science fan Olivia McConnell, the nifty South Carolina kid who wrote to her state legislators to propose that they name the Columbian Wooly Mammoth as the state fossil. Her state senator and representative thought it was a good idea, too, so they introduced a bill, and everyone felt […]

Let’s have a nice-time awesomesauce round of applause for U.S. Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, who at 92 is our oldest Park Ranger. Why are we writing about her? Some guy tweeted about her. And she was beautiful. Then we read her Wiki page, and said holy shit, awesome park ranger lady! And then we […]

Are you ready for some Nice Time that only needed to happen because there was some very Not Nice Time in the first place? SHUT UP YOU ARE TOO. Today, Bamz partially commuted a prison sentence for one Ceasar Cantu, who was convicted in 2006 of drug dealing, dropping his sentence from 15 years to […]

Willie Nelson playing a private “backyard bbq” fundraiser for Wendy Davis? YAY NICE TIME! SHOTGUN WILLIE! POT JOKE POT JOKE HAW HAW HAW! Also, that was a pretty good title for the post, we guess, so we have that going for us. Now, if we could just get Miss Dolly Parton to come play too, […]

Last month, Honey Maid graham crackers, which you buy once per year for s’mores and then leave at the back of the cupboard until the mice get them or they turn to dust, aired an ad that said everybody can buy crackers and make s’mores once a year, even the gays and the interracially married. […]

Here is a New Pope story that isn’t so much about New Pope as it is about the way people think of New Pope. Depending on your personal ol’ softy settings, you may want to have a hanky nearby. So what happened was that on Wednesday, the day before President Obama tried to convert Pope […]

Over at Happy Nice Time People this evening, we’ll teach you how to cope with the pain of learning that Gwyneth Paltrow and that dude from Coldplay are breaking up. We’ll also teach you to make a kick-ass eggplant parmesan. We show you some legit nice time where a construction worked is rescued from some […]

Here’s a Nice Time change from our usual school lunch story — instead of a tale of heartless dickery leading to poor kids’ food being thrown away, this time around we have a tale where the good guys win and hungry kids get fed! Could this become a trend? Yes, we do need to pause […]

How’s about a round of applause for Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo, who was moved by the recent excitement over the state’s discrimination-is-awesome bill to come out as gay today. “I am gay, I am Latino and I’m a state senator,” Gallardo said, explaining that the fight over SB 1062 had been a “game-changer” in […]

Have you heard about Yùtù? No, we do not mean the rock band. Yùtù is Mandarin for “Jade Rabbit,” and is the name of the lunar rover in China’s Chang’e 3 mission. Jade Rabbit has been rolling around for a few months now, being adorable. Do you object to our description of a 310-pound go-kart […]

Dag, federal judiciary, another state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional? Which one is it this time? Virginia? Cool beans. And Virginia has a brand-new attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring, who’s actually on the side of the two gay couples who brought the suit, so the state will not appeal the decision; instead, the appeal […]

Two more red states have been victimized by judges who took away their precious right to make sure citizens are only as equal as Jesus wants them to be. In Kentucky, a federal judge ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages from outside the state, and in Idaho, the state Supreme Court said that […]