Or it gets a lot better, this guy is one person talking through his experiences, well many of us have different experiences than his and we think this is great. Please watch my video and comment. I get a little excited. Hugs
Barber: Marriage Equality Took A ‘Sledgehammer’ To Society, Will Send It ‘Tumbling Down’ | Right Wing Watch.
“I just hope that people will recognize that when we deviate and try to redefine something that cannot be redefined — particularly when that thing, we’re talking about marriage here, is a fundamental cornerstone of any society — if we take a sledgehammer to that cornerstone, the results are disastrous and everything comes tumbling down.” – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/barber-marriage-equality-took-sledgehammer-society-will-send-it-tumbling-down#sthash.q3fZyHLd.dpuf
Notice the last line. That is the important thing…..Mitchell, of course, doesn’t realize that this is why theocracies are a bad thing.
That is the one thing I keep telling the religious ones who want the country run by religious doctrine and views. Sad they want to do the same as others who hurt people. Hugs
WorldNetDaily’s Molotov Mitchell: Dan Savage Should Be Shipped To Iraq with Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO| Gay News | Towleroad.
WORLDNETDAILY’S MOLOTOV MITCHELL: DAN SAVAGE SHOULD BE SHIPPED TO IRAQ WITH WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH: VIDEO
The love of Jesus is strong with World Net Daily’s wannabe tough guy poseur and self-described “Christian Supremacist” Jason ‘Molotov’ Mitchell, a man so unhinged that even others on the far right will speak up against him. Now Mitchell is making hateful waves again by piggybacking on comedian Adam Hills’ joke that members of Westboro Baptist Church should be sent to Iraq by adding Dan Savage to the flight list. He claims that Savage has done worse things than Westboro, like arguing for gay people being allowed to marry and bragging about trying to infect conservatives with diseases.
Mitchell tops off his little Christian display the Second Commandment by noting that while Dan is arguing for the right to marry, in many countries he and other gay men “don’t have the right to breathe.” Mitchell, of course, doesn’t realize that this is why theocracies are a bad thing.
Watch the rant, AFTER THE JUMP…
[via Good As You]
I have to say it is a sign when people doing an act don’t want it called what it is. Politicians are like this. They would rather people did not say the truth about what they do so they can continue to lie, speak falsehoods, and just get away with what ever discriminatory hateful act they are doing. This lady is a good point. Hugs
Anti-gay Nut Linda Harvey Attacks Target for ‘Pushing Deviance and Perversion Into Everyone’s Lives’ – AUDIO| Gay News | Towleroad.
ANTI-GAY NUT LINDA HARVEY ATTACKS TARGET FOR ‘PUSHING DEVIANCE AND PERVERSION INTO EVERYONE’S LIVES’ – AUDIO
On her radio program yesterday, Linda Harvey weighed in on the National Organization for Marriage’s ongoing boycott of Target over the retail giant’s support for LGBT equality, or as Harvey likes to call it, Target’s efforts to push “deviance and perversion into everyone’s lives in America.”
In particular, Harvey objected to Target’s pro-marriage equality court brief with the 7th Circuit, which she claimed used “extrememly charged language” by characterizing same-sex marriage bans as “bans” and “discrimination.”
“Have you noticed how this is how headlines often read these days? They talk about laws on natural marriage as being ‘bans’ on same-sex so-called marriage. And that’s incorrect because people who are male can still marry people who are female. The only obstacle for a few people is the presence of unnatural desires. Those desires can change with a different mind and heart.”
Isn’t that the same line of ‘reasoning’ behind the bans on interracial marriage in the 20th century? That blacks and whites could marry…just as long as they married someone of the same race?
Listen, AFTER THE JUMP…
[via Right Wing Watch]
This is going to be done in two parts as the guy wore me out fact checking and answering him, I need to go to bed. Hugs
St. Louis officer suspended after anti-gay speech is released | Gay Star News.
I have to ask if anyone has seen the tears of a hungry person, if you have seen the hopelessness and despair of those in need and to even ask for help makes them the target of hate. If you have enough your self, don’t you DARE begrudge some for others. Be thankful you have enough, and if you can, give a little to others no matter how little it maybe. That five dollars you have no need of may make the difference in a persons life.
I have told the story many times of a friend of ours. He had aids and was barley clinging to a shred of dignity. He couldn’t work, had to have government help with his meds. He lived in a crime ridden vermin infested area in a small two room apartment with out hot water because that is all he could afford. He often stayed with us, and we took him to his appointments and sometimes took him to movies or other places to just let him have a bit of peace in a life I wouldn’t wish on anyone. The state gave him forty dollars a month to live on. Let that sink in. Ten dollars a week for food. And like this article says that was not soap or anything else, just ten dollars a week for food. He had nothing that we did. He never said anything but Ron and I would drive to lake worth and pick him up, to take him shopping with us. He would have his cart and we ours. When we got to the registers we would have a few more items in our cart than his. Ron would go ahead and walk through with him, making up the difference in the cost of what he could pay and what he had with out making a big deal out of it, simply giving the cashier the money. When we took him home the things in the cart we had some how ended up getting left at his place. There might be a few treats he wouldn’t be able to give himself, maybe some house hold products everyone needs but are way to costly for someone on so tight a budget. See the idea of us filling our cart up with things we took for granted while our friend had so little was not something we wanted to put him through, so we got just enough to pretend need to go, and most of what we got stayed at his house. By accident I am sure. Some times he would protest, but mostly did not, Ron would tell him he had to get me home, it was hard on me to go shopping. I think until you know someone who struggles so hard with so little you can’t understand nor appreciate what it is like. It is hard for me even to understand. Though Ron and I have enough , we have little extra. But our bellies are full, our electric on, our TV running and I have luxuries of computers and games. So in this world we are doing well. Our wishes and prayers are for those who do not have what we do, for those who need just the basics and don’t even have the comfort of love to hold on to. Help others , that is helping all of us. Hugs
Recall All Republicans (cognitivedissonance: creepyold-kit-hands: …).
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps?Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Okay, but let’s talk for a second about how that one lady called turkey “big chicken”
You can’t even buy all food with food stamps. You just… you flat-out can’t buy “food that will be eaten in the store/any food sold for on-premises consumption” or any “hot foods” with food stamps—meaning you can’t buy anything hot, you can’t buy anything that gets blended together, you can’t buy anything “pre-prepared,” in most cases you can’t use your EBT card at restaurants. You literally CANNOT purchase a milkshake with food stamps, because it’s considered “sold for on-premises consumption” (which was ridiculous at the place I worked, because the customer had to mix their own milkshake themself with a little machine we provided them, and several people got upset—rightfully so, I think—that it wasn’t covered under food stamps, because they often only found out at the register after already mixing it, often as a treat for their kids). You literally can’twalk into a gas station, grab one of those hot dogs off their grills/out of the little heated food area, and buy it with food stamps, because it’s hot.
And when I say “can’t,” I don’t mean “if the cashier notices you trying and cares enough to stop you, they’ll refuse to do it for you.” I mean “it is actually impossible to do this.” I’m not even sure these people who disseminate false information about food stamps have paid any attention at all when buying things at the store, because what happens is: We scan in the customer’s items, into our computer. The computer has specific codes for the items and rules for what it will let you pay for things with. We scan the customer’s EBT card, and it tells us exactly how much of that price total can be paid for via EBT, and it will not include anything that isn’t food, and it will not include anything considered “pre-prepared” food. It does this automatically AND THERE IS NO OVERRIDE FOR IT. If our machines say that you can’t use the EBT card to pay for something, there is literally nothing we can do to change that, even if we WANTED to.
So no. You can’t buy iPads or cigarettes with food stamps. You can’t withdraw money from casinos or anywhere else with food stamps. You can’t buy dog food with food stamps; sometimes you can’t even buypeople food with food stamps. I’m not even sure if you can buy “the big chicken legs” at Disney with food stamps; remember, you can’t buy “any food sold for on-premises consumption” OR any hot foods, and that’s both.
Literally the only thing these fearmongers listed that you can actually purchase with food stamps even if you are in goddamn cahoots with the evil liberal cashier or store manager is soda, and the judgement against people buying that with food stamps is classist fuckwittery at its finest.
So, as always, Fox News is actually flat-out lying, and hateful conservatives both don’t know what they’re talking about and don’t give a fuck about people going through shit that they will never have to go through themselves, and that they in fact don’t have even the tiniest clue about (not even via five seconds’ research; a list of things that can’t be purchased with food stamps is on the Food and Nutrition Services website) but still think they should spout off about to their TV audience anyway.
Reblogged for flawless commentary and explanation.
(Source: sandandglass, via iammyfather)
This guy blows me away. In the second clip he admits we are not a nation where the laws are based on the bible, yet he continues to use the bible of the bible to defend inequality. These people rail against actives judges when a legal decision doesn’t go their way ( when it does they are cheer the same judges ) yet they can’t see that our constitution defends us against unequal treatment, and if you use anything other than sexual orientation these people say no it is wrong to discriminate, but when it comes to sex, oh my Gods yes discriminate. The majority NEVER gets to vote on the rights of the minority should be the ideal in this country. In the second clip they even admit the country is changing, yet again the stand fast to be able to discriminate, and only on this one group. As for the bible about interracial marriage there is some debate about that. Some say it is unequal faith the bible was talking about while others claim it is racial. Here are two links I found. Hugs
FRC’s Craig James Stumped By Question Likening Gay Marriage Bans To Anti-Miscegenation Laws | Right Wing Watch.
Craig James — the former Fox Sports host who now works at the Family Research Council — hosted “Washington Watch” yesterday, where he attacked the federal judge who struck down Florida’s same-sex marriage ban for “overriding and striking down the will of the people.”
James’ statements prompted a caller to ask him if he believes a judge should then similarly uphold a ban on interracial marriage if it was supported by the state’s voters. James responded that the courts in that case should overrule the people because judges should decide cases based on the Bible and “the Bible doesn’t speak against that.”
Of course, a startling number of voters — including half of Mississippi Republicans — believe that interracial marriage should be illegal, and that was the view held by a majority of Americans only a few decades ago.
“Among religious groups, evangelicals remain the most opposed to interracial marriage,” Christianity Today notes, and leading Religious Right pastors like the late Bob Jones believed that the Bible unambiguously opposes miscegenation and desegregation and pastors who support integration have “gotten away from the Bible.” “The Bible is clear on this,” Jones said.
Later in the show, another caller said that while bans on interracial marriage are wrong, they are constitutional nonetheless: “If the people voted for it and it became the law, then we would have to abide by it…. If the people voted against interracial marriage and it became the law, then we would have to live by that. ”
James didn’t disagree: “You know, unfortunately, I’m 53 years old and the country is changing and the rule of law is something that now is kind of, use it when it is good to you and don’t in other times. We are definitely in a changing mentality in this country.”
- See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/frcs-craig-james-stumped-question-likening-gay-marriage-bans-anti-miscegenation-laws#sthash.L2WClaKo.dpuf