Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday Morning Espresso

I'm going to make it a quick shot:

"N.D. shop ‘bans’ GOP legislators who rejected gay rights bill" Associated Press  April 13, 2015

FARGO, N.D. — A worker-owner of a Fargo coffee shop who instituted a tongue-in-cheek ban on North Dakota lawmakers for opposing an antidiscrimination bill says the response has been ‘‘99.9 percent positive’’ and that he made his point, even if a few people did not like it.

Joe Curry, one of the worker-owners of the Red Raven Espresso Parlor, posted a newspaper page in the shop earlier this month that showed the 55 Republican state representatives who rejected a bill that would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services, and the workplace.

It was accompanied by a sign saying the legislators were banned, ‘‘unless accompanied by a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual, queer, intersex, or asexual person.’’

The stunt got a lot of attention, with Republican-led legislatures in Indiana and Arkansas having just rolled back their new religious objections laws under pressure from critics who considered the laws invitations to discriminate against the LGBT community.

Curry said he wanted to use humor to make a serious point and to show support for his customers, whom he describes as mostly ‘‘lefties.’’

‘‘The ban was, I thought, very tongue in cheek,’’ Curry said last week.


"Wash. state florist benefits after refusing gay couple" Associated Press  April 06, 2015

RICHLAND, Wash. — A florist in Washington state who was fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also faced a consumer-protection lawsuit has netted more than $85,000 in a crowd-funding campaign.

Supporters compare 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman’s benefit page to an Indiana pizza shop that raised more than $800,000 after closing when the owner said the shop would not cater a gay wedding.

Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts, received the fine in Superior Court in March after refusing to serve a same-sex couple in 2013.

Stutzman says same-sex weddings go against her Southern Baptist beliefs.

The national debate over the right of businesses to discriminate against customers who are not in line with their religious beliefs came into focus after the Indiana Legislature passed a law allowing discrimination against gays and lesbians. Governor Mike Pence signed the law late last month.



"Health officials in Indiana have begun a needle-exchange program in a county where an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users has grown to nearly 90 cases. Scott County’s needle-exchange program was created through an emergency executive order signed by Governor Mike Pence in an attempt to curb the state’s largest-ever HIV outbreak. Pence’s 30-day order temporarily suspended Indiana’s ban on such programs, but...."

That aspect of the legislation didn't command near the coverage as the other thing.

Time for the prom!

"Louisiana student to boycott prom over dress code" Associated Press  April 06, 2015

MONROE, La. — A gay student in Louisiana says she is going to skip her prom because the school principal will not let her wear a tuxedo.

Claudettia Love, a senior and one of the top students at Carroll High in Monroe, said she was planning on going to the prom with a group of friends, but now they are staying away.

‘‘I told my mom, ‘They’re using me. They put me in all these honors and advanced placement classes so I can take all of these tests and get good grades and better the school, but when it’s time for me to celebrate the fact that I’ve accomplished what I need to accomplish and I’m about to graduate, they don’t want to let me do it, the way I want to,’ ’’ she told The News-Star of Monroe.

The decision is part of the school’s dress code and not anything personal, principal Patrick Taylor said.

The Monroe city school board president, Rodney McFarland, disagreed.

‘‘Banning her from her prom just because of what she wants to wear — that’s discrimination,’’ he said. ‘‘As far as I know there is no Monroe City School Board policy saying what someone has to wear to attend the prom. You can’t just go making up policies.’’

Love’s mother, Geraldine Jackson, said Taylor told her that faculty members said they would not supervise the April 24 prom if girls wore tuxes.


Time to get moving. Sorry the Cremin was a day old.

I'm smelling rotten eggs in the midst of drone missile strikes and such, how about you? 

For the record, AmeriKa's leaders and their mouthpiece media propagandists absolutely disgust me these days. They exude vileness be it on page or screen and I don't know how much longer I can continue with the outright lies (at worst), the staged and scripted agitation and psyop propaganda (insultingly offensive), the false flag frame-ups and patsy plots (getting old, and we won't be fooled again) or otherwise di$torted slop (best case scenario) brought to me with in$ulting eliti$m.