Ever notice how sometimes a headline catches your eye and your jaw immediately drops to the ground? The lunacy, the utter ignorance and stupidity of the human race never ceases to astound me. A couple of things brought about this head-shaking, eye-rolling, jaw-dropping reaction from me today. The first …
Proposed Fur Ban in New York Pits Animal Rights Advocates Against Black Ministers
New York City is currently considering a proposal to ban the sale of animal fur. For the record, and in case there was any doubt, I fully support this proposal! If nobody can sell the fur, fewer animals will have to die. Most of you already know that I like animals better than I like people, for the most part. So, where’s the controversy?
Black ministers have protested the proposed ban on the steps of City Hall, saying that furs are a treasured part of African-American tradition and culture. Hasidic rabbis point to their own tradition of many Hasidic men wearing fur hats on the Sabbath. And fur shop owners and garment manufacturers have raised alarms over the potential loss of jobs and an attack on an industry that has a centuries-rich tradition in New York.
So, let me get this straight … we should encourage the wanton killing of beautiful animals so that fur shop owners can continue to make a profit, so that Hasidic rabbis can buy new fur hats when they wish (take care of the one you have, or wear faux fur!) and so that African-Americans don’t have to be deprived of cultural frou-frous? Um … probably half of my friends are African-American and I don’t know a single one who actually owns a fur garment.
I can only imagine what the hunters and the NRA will have to say once they hear about this proposal and respond! Have I mentioned that people are selfish, arrogant and ignorant?
Pat Robertson: God Will Destroy America if Pro-LGBTQ Rights Bill Passes
Well, Pat, you know what? That’s fine by me, for I don’t think a nation that discriminates against people on any superficial basis should exist, and I damn sure don’t want to live in such a narrow-minded, bigoted nation.
“They always give good names to these things. This is a devastating blow to religious freedom and to the sanctity of America. If you want to bring the judgment of God on this nation, you just keep this stuff up. I was reading in Leviticus where it says because of these things the land ‘will vomit you out.’ Vomit you out. I think God will say, ‘I’ve had it with America if you do this kind of stuff, I’m going to get rid of you as a nation.'”
What an arrogant, narrow-minded, nasty prick! Sorry … I try not to be vulgar here, but this ‘person’ has ruffled my feathers and I’m not biting my tongue on this one.
The Equality Act is a bill that would modify existing civil rights legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ people in employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, education, federal programs and credit. Now would somebody please explain to me just what has Mr. Robertson’s knickers in a wad? Remember when we had to pass legislation to ensure these very same rights to African-Americans? It was called the Civil Rights Act. Why do we keep having to legislate common sense? Why??? Because of people like Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham who think that their religious beliefs give them the right to take away fair treatment for those of us who do not share their beliefs.
The bill’s sponsor is David Cicilline, a democrat from Rhode Island, who says …
“In most states in this country, a gay couple can be married on Saturday, post their wedding photos to Instagram on Sunday, and lose their jobs or get kicked out of their apartments on Monday just because of who they are.”
Even though the bill is all but guaranteed to pass in the House, it’s fate in the Senate is less certain, and Trump is almost certain to veto it, as he has expressed his opposition already.
Conservative Radio Station Plans To Rebrand As ‘Trump FM’
Yep, you read it right, folks. And this one isn’t even down in Trump country! A far-right conservative radio station in Connecticut plans to temporarily rebrand itself as “Trump 103.3” when it converts from an AM station to an FM one. Like Trump needs his ego stroked even more???
The station hosts a number of far-right-wing syndicated programs, including Bill O’Reilly, the NRA’s Dana Loesch, Michael Savage, and the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro. Full Power Radio, which owns the station, said the goal is to “unite conservatives in Connecticut” and make the state a conservative, Republican-led one. NOOOOOOOO … we don’t need any more of those!!! What have these people been smoking???
“There is a real hunger for the truth and ‘Trump 103.3’ will report and uncover statewide waste and corruption that conventional media are afraid to touch.”
Truth??? Oh the irony!
Well, folks, that’s it for now … I’ve got work to do … be back later!