Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for May 29th – Homosexual cakes & stupidity
Bottom Line: Your daily doses of nonsense in the media and my takes on them...
More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision - Palm Beach Post
Excerpt: A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Courts are engaged in two broad types of cases on this issue, weighing whether sex discrimination laws apply to LGBT people and also whether businesses can assert religious objections to avoid complying with anti-discrimination measures in serving customers, hiring and firing employees, providing health care and placing children with foster or adoptive parents.
The outcome of baker Jack Phillips’ fight at the Supreme Court could indicate how willing the justices are to carve out exceptions to anti-discrimination laws; that’s something the court has refused to do in the areas of race and sex.
The result was hard to predict based on arguments in December.
Hot Take: If someone were biased, prejudiced or potentially bigoted against you why would you want to do business with them anyway? Especially in this day in age of online reviews how easy is it to say that business x doesn't want to serve (insert group of people here). And that's without the potentially viable argument of religious objections. Why is it that we're now in a society where it's not good enough to simply act in our best interest patronizing those who serve us best? Instead were in a society in which people increasingly are activist that demand that everything be their way. This is but another example of emotion and vengeance rather than pragmatism and balance winning the day. My hope is that the court puts an end to this activism not because I agree with the specifics and the businesses but because the implications of success for activist groups will only be emboldened by a win leading to untold levels of legal activism that could even seek to alter religion itself.
Starbucks and the Issue of White Space Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker
If Dems Try to Run on Economic Message, They're Doomed Andy Puzder, FOX News
Spygate? Sorry, Try Stupidgate. Trump In Big Trouble Rick Wilson, NY Daily News
Hot Take: A trio of fun headlines. Who knew "white space" was a thing. Apparently, it was and it's home away from home was Starbucks. And if it's the economy stupid, well wouldn't it actually be stupid to remove the people responsible for the good economy? And speaking of stupid we're apparently back to folks in the media suggesting that President Trump moroned himself into a multi-national, multi-billion dollar empire and moroned his way into the best economy in a generation and most effective foreign policy since Reagan. In little more than a year no less... Yeah that's believable.