Sunday, February 15, 2015

Part 2: Stupid Things People Say or Do in Public

Last week, we published a collection of three really stupid things that people said either on social media or in public. Since there are so many fools out there, it's important to know who they are, so we can put them back under the rocks they've crawled out of. Here are a couple of new examples!

1)  "Childbirth resulting from rape is "beautiful."
  A state lawmaker in West Virginia said on Thursday that while rape is horrible, it’s “beautiful” that a child could be produced in the attack.
    According to Huffington Post, Charleston Gazette reporter David Gutman was on the scene when Delegate Brian Kurcaba (R) said, “Obviously rape is awful,” but “What is beautiful is the child that could come from this.”
Kurcaba made the remarks during a House of Delegates discussion of a law outlawing all abortions in the state after 20 weeks’ gestation. At 20 weeks, anti-choice activists and lawmakers allege, a fetus can feel pain and is therefore too viable to abort.   Here's the story from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/05/brian-kurcaba-rape_n_6626794.html

2) With an Apology, News Anchor Brian Williams Digs Himself Deeper in Copter Tale (Why would he say this?)
In his apology, Mr. Williams said that he had been on a different helicopter, behind the one that had sustained fire, and that he had inadvertently “conflated” the two.  STORY: http://tinyurl.com/ptjfbb8

3)  Indiana Senate Says Yes To Faith-Based Hiring By State Contractors (Legislating discrimination against all other faiths and non-faiths)
On Tuesday, the Indiana state Senate voted 39-11 in favor of a bill to explicitly permit religious discrimination in hiring by some organizations that contract with the state. Under the legislation, which would amend non-discrimination rules for state contractors, such organizations could "give a preference in employment" to people of a particular faith. They could also require all employees to "conform to the religious tenets of the organization."  The bill appears to be confined to state contractors with strong religious ties, such as certain schools and hospitals. State Sen. Travis Holdman (R), who wrote the measure, pointed in particular to Indiana Wesleyan University, an evangelical Christian institution, according to The Indianapolis Star


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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