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Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 201

by sideslash (#46755635) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO
The bakery incident is tricky. I can think of situations where it's obviously in the public's best interest to disallow discrimination, and situations where it seems like ridiculous nanny statism. For example, should a Jewish painter be required to accept a commissioned painting with heavily Christian themes? I'd suggest not. Everybody has to eat, but it seems to me that the government should leave artistic expression alone. Does that make sense? You may disagree, which is fine...

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 201

by sideslash (#46752717) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO
Sorry, my dear AC. It doesn't really matter whether you want to quibble about whether Emanuel's public statement amounted to efforts/actions/etc. The alderman's actions that Emanuel was tacitly supporting were so utterly and obviously illegal under our constitution that this whole debate we're having is an exercise in silliness. I grant your point that the alderman took the action, and Emanual made a public statement in support of it. So what? I lump them both in the "Irish need not apply" camp.

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 201

by sideslash (#46752551) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

For one, Rahm Emanuel didn't work to deny Chick-fil-A' anything in Chicago. He simply responded to a question by a reporter regarding an Alderman’s announcement that he would block construction of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in his district. Saying "Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values" doesn't really stop Chick-fil-A from doing anything, now does it?

I disagree, since Emanuel was speaking as mayor and giving tacit approval to the alderman's actions. That puts Emanuel on the "Irish need not apply" side. We can argue about whether such speech constitutes "working" or not. If speech isn't working, then I'm afraid mayors don't do very much work. :p

Also, there's a high likelihood that anything from a link to Fox News doesn't contain much factual information.

That may be true. But whenever I post a link, it is not with an expectation that people will either blindly believe, or blindly disbelieve it. I expect people to use these links to just become aware of stuff and discuss further. If you never look at stories covered by conservative media, then you will probably remain unaware of many stories that might otherwise enrich and inform your worldview. (Wow, look at me lecturing the AC.)

One thing that is most definitely true about your post is it's a troll. You can probably count on a few of those mods as well.

Whatever.

Comment: It's not enough (Score 5, Insightful) 201

by sideslash (#46752099) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO
Congress needs to establish a commission of inquiry to help us identify people who don't agree with gay marriage, so they can be outed and ostracized. You know the routine: "Are you, or have you ever been, a conservative/orthodox/fundamentalist Christian, Muslim, or Jew?"

As we find these scumbags, we can work to deny them the right to start businesses in our cities like Rahm Emmanuel did in Chicago. Some of them are artisans: we can attempt to commission artistic works in conflict with their beliefs, and sue them into oblivion when they refuse. We can pressure them to resign from their jobs.

As recent Obama voters, it's not like we're huge hypocrites or anything. Please understand that the Democratic party is about democracy -- that's why we rejoice that California's popularly-voted Proposition 8 was overturned by a few activist judges. And we're about tolerance -- that's why we're trying to drive Christians, Muslims, and Jews out of public life by destroying their ability to hold jobs or participate in commerce.

A slow pup is a lazy dog. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"

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