Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for June 26th - When did harassment become "democracy"?
Bottom Line: Your daily doses of nonsense in the media and my takes on them...
* Bondi and Trump officials badgered in public: Is that democracy at work, or is that going too far? - Sun Sentinel
Hot Take: That's seriously a question? Harassment and bigotry is potentially "democracy at work"? Has the left officially embraced the lowest form of the human condition as standard operating procedure?
* Why Sarah Sanders Was Asked to Leave a Restaurant Dean Obeidallah, CNN
Excerpt: This week we saw two different ways people sent messages that they passionately oppose the Trump administration's policies. And both involved prominent Trump officials and restaurants.
On Tuesday night, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, while dining at a Mexican restaurant in Washington D.C., was heckled by protesters over her defense of Donald Trump's immoral family separations at the border. And on Friday night, according to a tweet by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she was politely asked to leave a Lexington, Virginia, restaurant by its owner because of her work defending Trump and his policies.
...it should come as no surprise that some would also look to hold members of Team Trump responsible as well. After all, Trump administration officials who defend Trump's bigoted policies, his demonization of minority groups and his lies, are complicit. They freely choose to do the work for him and they shouldn't be shocked if some -- not all --Trump opponents lash out at them.
Hot Take: It's always ironic when people cite perceived bigotry as a justification for actual bigotry in action. To be clear, asking someone to leave your business because of what they believe is text book bigotry. But this is also a teachable moment for those who're the least tolerant. Unlike the Colorado baker case you're not seeing these women, who've been victims of bigotry, looking to protest these businesses or sue them. They simply get on with their lives and won't patronize these bigoted businesses in the future. Quite the contrast.
* Zero Tolerance Is a Zero Humanity Policy Sens. Merkley & Van Hollen, CNN
Hot Take: Once again we have one of the very people in a position to make a difference, a US Senator, instead calling the enforcement of existing, and long standing (63 years) law inhumane. If it's inhumane how about actually doing your job to engage the process in the Senate to change the laws. Lawlessness isn't the answer and that's in essence what you and others like you are advocating for currently.