Posts Tagged ‘Bigots’

March 3rd, 2023 - 2:49 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Why are Republicans such jackasses?

Republican sorry for suggesting ‘hanging by a tree’ as execution method That’s the headline on a Guardian story published on Thursday, March 2, 2023 (read it here). If he’s sorry he said it, maybe he shouldn’t have said it; instead, maybe he should have engaged his brain, if he[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 7:51 pm § in Christianity, Schools & Colleges

Don’t call yourselves a Christian college when you do this

“The King’s Singers, a Grammy Award-winning British a capella vocal ensemble, announced Monday that their planned concert at Pensacola Christian College was abruptly canceled two hours before the show due to ‘lifestyle’ concerns,” the Pensacola News Journal reported on Tues[...]

February 2nd, 2023 - 12:17 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Black lives don’t matter in Florida

That’s the message Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, sent when he banned African-American studies from Florida schools. One of his explicit objections to the course was inclusion of “Black Lives Matter” materials. According to him, “Black Lives Matter” has n[...]

December 7th, 2022 - 7:03 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

“Don’t say gay” bill author indicted for PPP fraud

Florida state Rep. Joseph Harding (photo, left), 35, of Ocala, “was indicted on six counts of wire fraud, money laundering, making false statements and other crimes,” for fraudulently obtaining $45,000 of Covid-19 relief funds, NBC News reported on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (read story[...]

November 24th, 2022 - 12:41 pm § in News Media, Republicans

Fox and GOP stoke anti-LGBQT hate

A day after the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Fox superstar Tucker Carlson and Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis were busy inciting more gratuitous violence against LGBQT people. This is America, land of free speech, and they can do that, up to a point. Cross a line and you can be sued, as [&h[...]

August 19th, 2022 - 12:34 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Kayleigh McEnany says something intelligent, but still has blind spots

The first time I saw Kayleigh McEnany on TV, she impressed me as a twit, and my opinion of her hasn’t changed much. She currently works as a Fox News propagandist, which is an appropriate placement for her. She doesn’t belong in respectable journalism. Even though I pronounce her name &#[...]

August 12th, 2022 - 2:13 pm § in Christianity, Politics, Schools & Colleges

School expels 5-year-old orphan for being adopted by gay aunt

Zoey Parker, 5, is an orphan. First her mother died; then her father was killed in a work accident. But Zoey got lucky. Her aunt adopted her. The only trouble is, her aunt is a lesbian, and married another woman; but that’s a big trouble. It got Zoey kicked out of her school. “Her school[...]

August 4th, 2022 - 1:27 pm § in Law and Courts

Threats aren’t free speech

A 74-year old retired high school teacher from Long Island got 30 months in prison for “mailing dozens of violent threats to LGBTQ affiliated individuals, groups and businesses” over an 8-year period, a New York TV station reported on Thursday, August 4, 2022 (see story here). “Acc[...]

June 29th, 2022 - 11:17 am § in Politics

Florida bans rainbows

So obsessed is Gov. Ron DeSantis with banishing gay people to non-person status that rainbows are now illegal in and near Florida schools. Florida teachers also have to report gay students to the political police for being gay. “Teachers in Orange County, Florida are being told to scrape rainb[...]

June 23rd, 2022 - 2:07 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Kentucky’s “Teacher of the Year” driven out of teaching by bigots

“Kentucky’s 2022 teacher of the year, Willie Carver Jr., is leaving his K-12 post for a university job, citing anti-gay discrimination,” The Hill reported on Thursday, June 23, 2022 (read story here). He isn’t leaving Kentucky, not yet anyway, but after 17 years of teaching K-12 [...]