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Our old pal Boycott Queen Linda Harvey poked her sooty, unwashed nose out of her mud hut and has shaken her rag covered, muddy fist at the sky! It’s a new year, and as the FSM is her witness, she’ll never be denied her martyrdom again!
Anyway, Harvey has offered her 5-point plan to American businesses, you know, to start the year off on the right (and I do mean RIGHT) foot to Make America Great Again®:
- Please do not participate in a “corporate equality index” like that conducted by the Human Rights Campaign. There is no “equality” here. Because this index promotes homosexuality and gender rebellion, it defies the values of social conservatives and is therefore a tool of sin advocacy, not equality.And yet, Wal-Mart, Target, Apple and others got a 100 percent on this immorality index for 2017.A company’s participation puts Christians and conservatives on notice: Your values are not respected, and you will be forced to publicly pay homage to these child-harming behaviors. More and more Americans get this. It’s an issue that hits close to home for quite a few of your employees.If your company travels this road, just realize you have chosen sides in a heated war where children are pawns of the sexual left. Conservatives are sick of it.
- It’s not “protection.” Please don’t frame pro-homosexual policies as “protection” for a mythical, newly discovered classification of human, an assumption not borne out by science, especially in light of recent research. Endorsing these behaviors is an insult and de facto discrimination against millions of Americans who still object to the normalization of homosexuality, same-sex “marriage” and men in women’s restrooms.HRC wants its supporters to be “protected” against disapproval, yet disapproval is, in fact, the correct position.
- So-called “non-discrimination” policies actually create discrimination. Private behavior may be one thing, but it becomes public and a subject for company-wide, fair debate when a uniform policy of endorsement and alleged “non-discrimination” is adopted.At the very least, “sexual orientation / gender inclusivity” workshops should be optional. If they are, few will come.The company essentially tells a Christian there is no respect for his deeply held views, not even an opportunity to object.And that chip-on-the-shoulder lesbian who stares down your employee when he slips up and mentions his church? How long before she runs to HR with a complaint that he is “discriminating” against her? That she feels “unsafe”? And the company fires him? This is NOT EQUALITY. It’s fascism. Don’t treat American workers like they are stupid.
- Please do not try to persuade your workforce that “LGBTQ” values make the company more competitive and attract a higher-caliber employee. This may please the numerous homosexuals in human resources, but your workforce knows this is huge lie. What this says is that personal depravity makes a person more attractive than personal virtue.So the Christian woman married and faithful for 20 years to the same guy is not as valued a hire as the narcissist “gay” techie who can’t wait to gyrate on the corporate float in the “pride parade”? He’ll tick everyone off and be gone in 18 months. Is this conducive to high morale?
- Get real about “equality” in benefits. Companies are being applauded for achieving so-called “parity” in benefits with coverage for sex “reassignment” surgery and hormone medical treatment. If the company is willing to pay for cosmetic surgery for males to become pretend women, then pay for cosmetic surgery for all your employees to become the physical specimens of their dreams. After all, “equality” should be based on facts, correct? And there is no science behind the trendy nonsense that some people are “born in the wrong sex body.”
So you see, Xristians like Harvey would come out of their mud huts, stop the boycotts, cast off their rags, and go shopping again if you would just let them — nay help them — to discriminate against the ‘mos. Is that too much to ask?
It would be so simple to make the Xristiams come down off the cross if you would just let them burn the crosses instead.
“There’s a double-agent in our midst,” Muffin barked.
I think Team Dog has found the source of the leaks.
(I was thinking about riffing on the line from Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, “I’m a Dat, half cat and half dog. I’m my own enemy,” but it seemed sorta wrong for our current climate.)
Bring your self-loathing…
…though I’m sure you will find plenty of loathing there.
The WaPo continues to surprise us by sometimes practicing journalism, as they breakdown the relationship of power, money, and Russia in the proposed Administration. They lay it out for us graphically, too, and it is startlingly clear:
Also, as a point of some interest, the article notes that his Cabinet alone is worth more than a third of American households combined.
Fox News has named Tucker Carlson as Megyn Kelly’s replacement in the 9 PM time slot.
Let’s watch those 9PM ratings plummet as dirty old men in The New Confederacy turn off the cable.
(Well-played, NBC, well-played.)
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) January 4, 2017
First some progress to note: The Senate Contact list was clicked on 57 times yesterday, and so to those 57 people, MPS thanks you.
A Republican senator on condition of anonymity said the details of the repeal bill remain very uncertain. Originally, Republicans were planning to simply bring back the bill they put on Obama’s desk last year for his veto.
But that bill was written knowing it wouldn’t become law, and now some Republicans want to make tweaks to soften the blow of repeal.
“Even people who voted for this before are, ‘Wait a minute, wait a minute, we knew that wasn’t going to happen,’” said the senator. “There were no consequences.” He said there’s a growing sense among some of his colleagues that they need to have a replacement for Obamacare ready soon “because we’re going to own this.”
And Tiger Beat on the Potomac’s (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us:
THE PLAN: Congress is going to repeal the health care law immediately. The White House is working on some executive action to “ease the transition” off Obamacare. Congress will have to pitch in with legislation to help, as well. Republicans expect Tom Price, the HHS secretary nominee, will be able to do a lot administratively to keep things orderly. Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President-elect Mike Pence hinted at it yesterday: The stuff everyone likes isn’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future.
INTERNALLY, REPUBLICANS say they will come up with an alternative in 2017. Yes, you read that correctly: The delay is to allow an orderly transition — but plans will be developed and unveiled THIS YEAR, multiple senior GOP sources tell us. Republicans haven’t really communicated that too well. Of course, this could all change. The incoming administration seems to want near simultaneous action on repeal and replace, but that simply won’t happen. Republicans have a lot of ideas about health care, and they won’t simply rally around Trump immediately because he’s the president. Democrats don’t think much of this plan, and say it will cause chaos across the country.
BUT…. There’s definitely fear on the Hill. Congress has only been in for a few days, but the conversation on Obamacare has definitely shifted. It’s no longer a “let’s-burn-the-joint-down” type affair. Republicans are now realizing how hard it will be to replace the law, and many of them have plainly settled on the fact that they will never be able to craft a plan to insure as many people as Obamacare does. Several high-ranking members of Congress in both chambers told us they are extremely aware that this is a political minefield, and they’re not quite sure how they’re going to navigate it.
AND … THERE IS ALREADY DISSENT IN THE RANKS — “GOP airs Obamacare divisions in Pence meeting,” by Jen Haberkorn and Burgess Everett: “Republicans are fast-tracking the process of repealing Obamacare, aiming to get it done in several weeks. But they’re not even close to agreement about what comes next – or even when the repeal should take effect. Those disagreements spilled over Wednesday at a closed-door meeting with Vice President-elect Mike Pence that had been intended to unify the Senate GOP. Instead, multiple senators stood up to express concern that the party’s plans to repeal and replace the law could blow massive holes in the budget … Newly ascendant Republicans are reckoning with the reality that dismantling a nearly seven-year-old law that reshaped a $3 trillion health sector and covers millions of Americans is more daunting than simply campaigning against it.”
And my favorite (not scientific, but proves the point nonetheless):
Do you support the repeal of Obamacare? RT if you do, and share what you want to see as the replacement.
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 3, 2017
So here’s the thing: they are the dog that finally caught the car and they don’t know what to do next. They are in complete disarray, which means we can influence them. If he was still there, Vitter would be changing his diaper hourly!
We MUST keep the pressure on them. Call your GOP Senators and tell them to not repeal the ACA. Remember, they work for YOU, and you need to tell them what you think. If you called yesterday, you can call again today. And if Joe Manchin is your Senator, call him too.
Sweet Jeebus, this:
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson is offering to ship his inmates off to the southern border to help President-elect Donald Trump build a massive wall.
“We need to turn this country around and put law and order back in place,” Hodgson told the Herald last night.
He’s proposing to send “eight to 10” inmates with a guard to help build a wall along the Mexican border. He said he has sent his pitch to Trump’s transition team. And, he added, he’s been told by other sheriffs across the country they are ready to join in.
“A lot of the sheriffs across the nation want to use this resource,” Hodgson said. “This is a chance for us to save taxpayers’ money. It’s long overdue.”
This troll doesn’t understand that “A Modest Proposal” was sarcasam and parody.
Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint, on @CNN now, dismissing Obamacare statistics as "fake news." The statistics came from CBO.
— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) January 4, 2017
This tweet is from yesterday, but it deserves a re-look.
This is the danger of not speaking clearly and making everything a false equivalence (BOTH SIDES!!1!); now ethically challenged liars like The Heritage Foundation’s Jim DeMint can claim ANYTHING is fake news.