The Plaintiffs seeking to have New York’s Marriage Equality Law overturned on procedural grounds believe, in their hallucinating dementedness, that they have a constitutional right and a divinely-inspired duty to impose their religious strictures against gay people on the whole population.
Given that Judge Robert B. Wiggins of the Livingston County, New York Supreme Court ruled that their lawsuit may go ahead on a restricted basis, we should all take a moment to remind ourselves of the character and mentality of these theocrats seeking to deprive gay-inclusive, gay-friendly New York families of their rights.
The Plaintiff with the lowest public profile is Rabbi Nathaniel S. Leiter. Rabbi Leiter — who as a Jew should understand and avoid the evil of fraudulent and malicious claims of a minority group that holds disproportionate power — devotes a whole page on his website to an explanation of how marriage equality in D.C. is part of a sinister plot. He refers to gay human beings as “deceptionist deviants” and says that political leaders in Washington will “Â hire homosexualists, eventually allowing infiltration to the highest levels of their staff.” Never mind that Americans have already elected out gay people to elected office, including the out gay (and Jewish) Barney Frank.
Reverend Duane Motley of the so-called New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms would not know the Constitution if his wife ripped it up into little pieces and poured milk over them for his breakfast. Here is what Motley has to sayÂ about Legislators of faith that vote for equality: Â “I think what they’re doing, they’re putting politics before their faith, they left their bibles at home when they came to work. That’s wrong and if you’re a Christian, you’re a Christian all the time. We don’t need part-time Christians.”
Then there is Reverend Jason J. McGuire, who, during the week that the Marriage Equality Act passed, declared that what was “missing” from the debate was his insane belief that a gay person can successfully pray to Jesus and thereby be made heterosexual. Reverend McGuire is a party to the lawsuit against equality because he thinks he was not given enough time to convince elected officials that same sex marriage should not pass because all anybody has to do is pray to Jesus and they will be made heterosexual. Rabbi Leiter and Reverends Motley and McGuire are odd bedfellows in this lawsuit, as in private, the Rabbi most likely scorns the Christians for their religious beliefs and the Reverends most likely think that the Rabbi will spend an eternity in hell if he does not accept Jesus. Yet, all three are nasty, theocratic anti-gay bigots, so they are able to get along.
Liberty Counsel’s genius attorney Lena Lindevaldsen, who brought this suit against equality for the Plaintiffs, says with a straight face that Satan arranges all homosexual love matches. Recent news reports have stated that Judge Wiggins dismissed the whole case that the theocrats brought against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; what they do not mention is that it was not legally possible to bring this case against him. That is to say, Lindevaldsen was too ignorant of the law even to understand against whom this case could be brought. Where she made allegations involving Governor Cuomo’s use of a message of necessity, she also was displaying her ignorance, as a Governor’s certified facts accompanying a message of necessity are by law not subject to judicial review.
Where this gang of theocratic political gay bashers struck pay-dirt was in getting their case reviewed and decided by the honorary theocratic gay basher Judge Wiggins. One of the reasons Wiggins should have written his Decision without bias and political propaganda — besides, of course, that the Rules of Judicial Conduct say that that is what a judge should do — is that when he writes about a baseless allegation but sides with the Plaintiffs while scolding the Defendants, he awakens a suspicion that he could be in collusion with the Plaintiffs. Though professional ethics should have precluded Wiggins’s editorializing against a Governor’s certified facts in his Decision, he did so. Judge Wiggins believes that the theocratic professional political gay bashers should have had more time to try to perpetuate the injustices that gay New Yorkers were experiencing through marriage discrimination.
Wiggins even found Governor Cuomo guilty of “arm-twisting” to get the Marriage Equality Law passed. Â Is it not a remarkable thing that although the U.S. legal system considers that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty, Judge Wiggins found Governor Cuomo guilty of “arm-twisting,” though there was no trial pertaining to that charge? And here is the interesting thing about this “arm twisting” charge against Cuomo and the forces of equality; on June 14, the Reverends McGuire and Motley sent the Republican New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos a vicious, gay-bashing letter telling him that if the Marriage Equality Act passed, “the pound of flesh will come from the Republican majority.” The same obnoxious monsters that sent Skelos that letter are complaining in a lawsuit that they were not given enough access to lawmakers. Were you Senator Skelos, would you Â want to meet with bullying theocratic lobbyists that had sent you such a crude, threatening letter with a reference to classic anti-Semitism? Â “The pound of flesh will come from the Republican majority.” These same God-fearing hypocrites are now running around trumpeting Judge Wiggins’s lying political propaganda that Governor Cuomo is guilty of arm-twisting to get the Marriage Equality Act passed.
A Bronx cheer please.
New York City- based novelist and freelance writerÂ Scott Roseâ€™s LGBT- interest by- line has appeared on Advocate .com, PoliticusUSA .com, The New York Blade, Queerty .com, Girlfriends and in numerous additional venues. Among his other interests are the arts, boating and yachting, wine and food, travel, poker and dogs. His â€œMr. David Cooperâ€™s Happy Suicideâ€ is about aÂ New York City advertising executive assigned to aÂ condom account.
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Fox News Chief Lachlan Murdoch to Be Deposed in $1.6 Billion Dominion Defamation Case
Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman and CEO of Fox News‘ parent company, Fox Corporation, is set to be deposed next week in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit. Dominion Voting Systems, which manufactures voting machines, claims the eldest Murdoch son and his father, Rupert Murdoch, have responsibility in Fox News promoting pro-Trump false election fraud claims it says has caused its company harm.
Murdoch is “scheduled to face questions from Dominion’s lawyers on Monday in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports, and will be the highest-ranking official at Fox to be deposed by Dominion,” The Hill reports.
Fox News propagandists Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have already faced Dominion’s attorneys.
After a federal judge in June ruled the case could move forward, Law & Crime explained, “Dominion’s lawsuit contends that Rupert and his son Lachlan Murdoch personally caused Fox News to broadcast false claims about their role in the 2020 election, even though the Murdochs knew former President Donald Trump’s election fraud narrative was false.”
Rupert Murdoch reportedly spoke with Donald Trump just days after the 2020 presidential election to tell him he had lost.
Judge Eric M. Davis ruled there is “a reasonable inference that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch either knew Dominion had not manipulated the election or at least recklessly disregarded the truth when they allegedly caused Fox News to propagate its claims about Dominion.”
“Dominion has successfully brought home actual malice to the individuals at Fox Corporation who it claims to be responsible for the broadcasts,” Judge Davis added, Law & Crime reported.
A federal judge has rejected Fox News’ First Amendment defense. The case is expected to be argued before a jury early next year.
82-Year-Old Black Woman Arrested and Handcuffed by Alabama Police Over $77 Unpaid Trash Bill
Martha Menefield, an 82-year-old Black woman in Valley, Alabama, had police officers show up to her home on Sunday and arrest her for failing to pay a $77 trash bill, CBS42 reports.
Menefield told CBS42 that she thought the bill had already been paid, “but they said it hadn’t.”
“And the cuffs,” she said, her eyes swelling with tears. “They’re so heavy.”
When the officer told her not to cry, Menefield asked him, “How would you feel if they came and arrested your grandmama?”
“I’m just happy my grandkids weren’t here to see that,” Menefield said, her voice shaking. “That would have upset them. I was so ashamed. And it’s been bothering me.”
In a post on the city’s social media account, Valley’s police chief defended the arrest.
“City of Valley Code Enforcement Officers issued Ms. Menefield a citation in August of 2022 for non-payment for trash services for the months of June, July, and August,” Chief Mike Reynolds’ statement said. “Prior to issuing the citation, Code Enforcement tried to call Ms. Menefield several times and attempted to contact her in person at her residence. When contact could not be made, a door hanger was left at her residence. The hanger contained information on the reason for the visit and a name and contact phone number for her to call. The citation advised Ms. Menefield that she was to appear in court on September 7, 2022, in reference to this case. A warrant for Failure to Pay-Trash was issued when she did not appear in court.”
Since the arrest, Menefield has been thinking about the role of God in her life.
“I’ve been questioning God a little bit,” she said. “I guess cause I’ve been so upset. I had a daycare here for eight years, and I’ve been asking the Lord. I say ‘Why did this happen to me as much as I’ve done for people, Lord? I’ve paid my tithes every Sunday. I ushered at church. I was just questioning. Something’s just not right.”
Read the full report over at CBS42.
‘Another Happy Jobs Day’: Economists Thrilled With ‘Amazing’ Report as Jobs Growth Beats Expectations, Wages Increase
The Biden economy added a whopping 263,000 jobs last month, crushing expectations of 200,000, and wages are growing as well, leading one economist to declare “another happy jobs day.”
The U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) adds that unemployment remains at a near-historic low of 3.7% in November, “and has been in a narrow range of 3.5 percent to 3.7 percent since March.”
University of Michigan School of Economics Professor Justin Wolfers exclaimed, “It’s yet ANOTHER happy jobs day. Payrolls rose +263k, well above expectations.”
“This expansion just keeps on rolling on,” added Wolfers, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.
Wolfers also takes on those who have been falsely pushing “recession” talking points.
“BTW, remember all that recession talk? It was nonsense. Bollocks. Cow dung,” he tweets. “There never was a recession. And the economy sure doesn’t look like it’s in one now. Job growth at this rate is the economy singing: ‘This is a robust expansion.'”
And he also slams the doom and gloom forecasters.
The flip from “Recession!” to “Overheating!” is just about the perfect example of the bad news bias in most economic commentary.
Look folks, if the economists you talk to are always gloomy, they’re only giving you half the story.https://t.co/mcD76jthvN
— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) December 2, 2022
Economist David Rothschild sums up where the Biden economy is compared to the rest of the world.
“Economy is far from perfect,” he writes, “but conditional on the worldwide pandemic and supply chain issues generated from pandemic: US economy has done *amazing* over last 2 years.”
In news alerts The New York Times reported hiring “continued to exceed expectations,” The Wall Street Journal called it “a sign of continued strength in the labor market,” and even Fox News reported it as “stronger-than-expected.” CNN referred to the jobs report as “robust” and “defying expectations.”
“America’s jobs engine kept churning in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, a show of continued demand for workers despite the Federal Reserve’s push to curb inflation by tamping down hiring, The Times reported. “The labor market has been surprisingly resilient in the face of successive interest rate increases by the Fed over the past year. Even sectors normally sensitive to borrowing costs, like construction and manufacturing, have been slow to back off the brisk pace of growth they posted coming out of the pandemic.”
The BLS also broke down unemployment numbers by demographics.
“Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.4 percent), adult women (3.3 percent), teenagers (11.3 percent), Whites (3.2 percent), Blacks (5.7 percent), Asians (2.7 percent), and Hispanics (3.9 percent) showed little or no change over the month.”
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