Gotta say, this morning has been as much fun as anything I’ve experienced in politics since watching Mitt Romney try to explain the “47% video.”

Here are some spicy midday news/views treats:

* Watching “religious liberty” crusade unravel, Erick Erickson reduced to shrieking at conservative evangelical millennials for accommodating sodomites, who are just like murderers of Christ.

* Things get farcical in Indiana, when owners of pizzeria announce they won’t be catering any gay weddings. No, I’m sure they won’t.

* Meanwhile, back in Georgia, seems industries protesting now-half-dead “religious liberty” bill (Delta Air Lines, hospitality industry) got punished by Republicans in transportation funding bill.

* ABC/WaPo polling shows new and higher (though not high) floor seems to have been built under Obama’s approval ratings.

* More speculation over possibility administration may stop vetoing UN resolutions outlining terms for Israel-Palestine peace.

And in non-political news:

* Applicant rejected by Duke sends back letter of rejection to the rejection letter.

As we break for lunch, here’s Elvin Bishop’s band with “Fooled Around and Fell In Love,” a song I once heard them play at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium. Elvin was, oddly enough, the opening act for The Kinks.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.