Remind the Haters and Fear Mongers

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus (November 2, 1883)

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Is This the End of Little Caesar’s?

TillisSenator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) believes that government regulations should be eliminated. He gives as an example the regulation that workers involved with the preparation and serving of food are required to wash their hands after eliminating waste products in the establishments bathroom. Tillis feels such a regulation is somehow strangling the ability of the business to prosper: the business should be allowed to decide for themselves if they want to have their employees wash potentially dangerous byproducts from the workers’ hands before they serve you that cheese danish or make that pumpkin latte with an extra shot.

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Freedom From Religion

This latest ruling by the best Supreme Court money can buy is actually quite problematic and may come back to bite those that are celebrating a win for religious freedom.

[For an excellent discussion of the lack of knowledge and understanding coming from the SCOTUS decision on Hobby Lobby (and another fine example of slut-shaming) read the article in The Daily Beast by Sally Kohn, “Hobby Lobby: Sex, Lies, and Craft Supplies” … Conservatives are making five arguments hailing the decision. They’re all factually wrong, which leads them to the sixth: women are sluts.]

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