Posted by Jimi on June 9, 2012
Here we are, another edition of Jimi’s Blog Shorts–articles from my Google Reader which caught my attention, however, I did not have opinion enough on them for a full blog post. Hope you enjoy them and feel free to comment.
When The Vatican Condemns A Nun’s Book On Sex, It Hits The Best Seller List – What’s the best way to get a book read? Tell people NOT to read it. Have we learned nothing from the Harry Potter fiasco? Harry Potter was unknown and in danger of bombing until the radicals showed up crying about wizardry and witchcraft.
Democrats Fight For The Middle Class, Propose Raising Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour - My initial reaction to this was one of joy, however, knowing how businesses work, we will just see the prices on everything go up to compensate for the increase in pay and nothing will really have changed.
Humorless Media Freaks Out About Presidential Sex Joke – There is no sex joke, there was no intention of a sex joke. This is why I hate the media, all of it. No matter what, they spin all the information to garner their own personal ratings as opposed to actually *gasp* telling the news!
Walmart Meth: Woman Caught Shoplifting Cooks Meth In Holding Room, Cops Say – What can be said about this… When ya gotta toke, ya gotta toke!
Hasidic Jew Fired From NYPD Over Beard Length - Sorry bug, you are getting no sympathy from me on this one. You were aware of the policy when you applied, you were warned several times and yet you still refused to trim your beard or leave voluntarily. The policies of the police departments are in place for specific reasons, this has nothing to do with religious beliefs (which as I have stated before all religions are a load of crap) or personal persecution. If you want to be a police officer you follow the policies or you do not become one… I swear, if he wins his case against the NYPD it is gonna cause a huge uprising.
Relatively Unknown Court Victory Could Be A Big Step Toward LGBT Equality - Back when this issue first made headlines I stated it was going to be a win for the same-sex couple. It is plain common sense, businesses are not allowed to pick and choose who their customers are going to be… well, unless they want to be out of business. I have seen the argument about refusing service, however, it really only applies to belligerent people, not someone who happens to live a lifestyle in contradiction to your religious beliefs.
Houston trial focusing on stand your ground law – So, standing your own ground involves going to another persons home with a gun and a video camera? How exactly is this even making it to trial with the video evidence? Everything I have seen on this one points to Rodriguez being the antagonist, including his own statements. You do not ask someone to turn down the music while holding a firearm, that is just asking for trouble.