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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Move ‘Em On, Head ‘Em Up Tuesday, Wheelizens!

What the gummint of Colorado and “activists” have permitted enthusiastically enabled to happen repeatedly to Jack Phillips is depraved and disgraceful. While I would -- no doubt -- have numerous philosophical differences with the man, I firmly believe he has every moral right to refuse to make the cakes he has demurred to create.

Too bad there will be zero consequences for the public officials and citizens who won’t simply leave the man be.

Fffffuuuuuu…

Also too bad that Gov. Hairgel will not get his just desserts for being a hypocritical, bungling rat bastard.

Once again, I am sorry we’ve given-up things like tarring, feathering and rail-riding.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
4 months ago

Once again, I am sorry we’ve given-up things like tarring, feathering and rail-riding.

Can we at least have two of the three?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hey, Paddy!

That’d be a good start, AFAIC. 👿

Last edited 4 months ago by Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
dv8
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dv8
4 months ago

I remember changing my mind a few times about capital punishment over my life. I think it would be well applied to people in the government who have special privileges who abuse the public trust. And it’s kind of funny. Whenever I’ve mentioned this idea to people with varying political leanings, they have so far all said something along the lines of: “Hmmm… it works for me.”

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 months ago

Good morning, Fatwa; happy Tuesday, GN!

Jack Phillips has succinctly stated his operating philosophy as “I can and cheerfully will serve anyone. I cannot and will not communicate every message.” Prior to the gay wedding incident, he had refused to create cakes for customers that requested messages or themes that he found offensive or against his Christian faith.

The gay couple had their feelings hurt when Phillips declined to create their cake. That’s it. They were not physically or verbally assaulted or threatened; they were not shown any form of disrespect. Their property was not confiscated nor their livelihoods threatened. Their injury was that they were disappointed. That the state of Colorado passed laws that essentially say that hurt feelings are a state/legal concern, laws that are still on the books and still being used to harass Masterpiece Cake Shop, is absurd. But that’s govt for ya, right?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 months ago

Huh. Conservative and talk radio host Larry Elder is entering the CA Governor’s race. He’s got my vote.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Hey, Sven --

I saw that on Twitter earlier this morning.

He’d have my vote if I still lived out there; sadly, I don’t think his chances are very good.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
4 months ago

Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

We’re getting a new cloud-based software system at work that will help in all the areas I’m responsible for. We were supposed to have a meeting last week to discuss data transfer and the implementation schedule, but the person assigned had some kind of emergency and had to call it off. Still waiting to hear back. Meanwhile, there’s not much I can do while the amount of time I have to get trained and then train the teachers is dwindling.

In re Masterpiece Cake: SCOTUS continues to issue very narrow rulings, refusing to address the root issues. I guess they don’t want to risk losing invitations to all those swell DC area cocktail parties.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 months ago

You’re right about the ruling, Paddy. It focused on the Colorado Commission’s hostility to Phillip’s Christian faith and their unequal application of the law -- complaints filed against artists that refused to create product for clients that they deemed offensive in the “right” way were not penalized by the commission. They didn’t touch the underlying concepts raised in this case.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 months ago

Good news for our side: https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2021/07/13/federal-appeals-court-tosses-ban-on-gun-sales-for-under-21s-n47687

We first find that 18-year-olds possess Second Amendment rights. They enjoy almost every other constitutional right, and they were required at the time of the Founding to serve in the militia and furnish their own weapons. We then ask, as our precedent requires, whether the government has met its burden to justify its infringement of those rights under the appropriate level of scrutiny.

To justify this restriction, Congress used disproportionate crime rates to craft overinclusive laws that restrict the rights of overwhelmingly law-abiding citizens. And in doing so, Congress focused on purchases from licensed dealers without establishing those dealers as the source of the guns 18- to 20-year-olds use to commit crimes. So we hold that the challenged federal laws and regulations are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

Despite the weighty interest in reducing crime and violence, we refuse to relegate either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
4 months ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

That is good news. Now if only the 9th Circuit en banc would issue similar rulings.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 months ago

I am so impressed with the bravery of those representatives from Texas. The sacrifices they are making for our democracy -- it brings tears to my eyes.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
4 months ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

it brings tears to my eyes.

I think that’s the bowl of chili I had for lunch, Sven. Sorry about that.

dv8
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dv8
4 months ago

We are running out of florescent tubes at the warehouse. I’m getting conflicting messages as to whether they’re being phased out or just sold more or less only or mostly for commercial purposes. I have some at my house, mainly I put them around the periphery of the living room because they are the only consumer grade light that emits UV with helps with SAD (people who get a bit depressed when they don’t go outside enough or get enough real sunlight--like me)

I believe the case to be that I can still get the 8′ single contact tubes from amazon and other commercial places. I bought a big box of warm ones and I have yet to replace one after several years.

Time to go to work.

We have to drive up to Flagstaff for Harpers MS treatment in the morning.

This will be a long one, GN.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
4 months ago
Reply to  dv8

Prayers for a successful treatment, with a minimum of discomfort, hassle, etc.