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rebelschs

Member Since 07 May 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2015 04:37 AM
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In Topic: "Reigious Freedom" in Indiana

09 April 2015 - 04:37 AM

The reason people want the law because saying "I'm not available that weekend" is not going to get you off the hook. What happens in real estate discrimination cases is that if someone feels they are being lied to, they enlist the help of professional "checkers" to make an inquiry for that same place... and if now it is suddenly available then you can be sued on that basis. Same thing would go for the caterer, and if there aren't already actual professional checkers like there are for real estate, I'm sure it would suffice for them to have friends inquire. So a gay couple feels that your not being available is discrimination, then they send in a straight couple to ask for the same weekend. If now you are available, then you'd probably end up in court.

Good point. I really never thought about it that way. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.

 

I would likely handle it that way myself.  But if you're someone filled with zeal and fervor and love of liberty, than you may feel it's your divinely appointed right to tell the gays to stop polluting your store with their gayness.  Suggesting that they hide that Liberty Light under a bushel for the sake of keeping the peace is akin to blasphemy.

That is what I mean. Most people, gay, straight, white, black, etc. just want to go about their business. They want to go to work, to eat, to the park, whatever. There are a few, of every category of people that want to be vocal about their feelings toward others.

 

I don't know, I don't see a difference between a gay man and a straight woman, or a black man and a white woman. I see people.


In Topic: "Reigious Freedom" in Indiana

09 April 2015 - 02:39 AM

I agree, I just wanted to make sure I understood in terms of the law.

 

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I don't necessarily agree with the ruling in the "gay wedding" cake. I think businesses should be able to choose who to sell to, especially if they are privately owned and in the service industry. If I don't want to make a "KKKake" (pun), I shouldn't have to.

That's it right there. We don't need a law saying that you don't want to do this or that for whatever people for any reason under the sun.

 

Like I said earlier, if you own a catering business and don't want to cater a wedding between a camel and an alpaca, say "I'm unavailable that weekend." You don't have to tell them the reason is because you don't agree with it.

 

I'm a capitalist and I'm not going to turn someone away unless I am truly unable to do the work at that time. If those business owners don't want to make money, Fuck them. I don't care if they won't make wedding cakes because the flying spaghetti monster tells them not to, just don't be an ass to customers, because people tend to spread the bad news a lot easier than the good news. With our ever-more-connected society, the Tweet that Bob's Catering are a bunch of assholes hits before the Camel leaves the parking lot.

 

Everyone on both sides of this are wrong. Everyone needs to be respectful of others and not be assholes to people they don't agree with. The government is pretty much going to do whatever it takes to piss money away and make our lives more complicated, as a businessperson and as a private citizen.


In Topic: Let's argue about Mike Brown!

09 April 2015 - 02:31 AM

But God damn...just straight up shooting somebody in the back. I don't know what was going through his head. I've seen articles mentioning a scuffle, but I'd love to see what damage (if any) the officer sustained. This is the type of situation though where I question what impact the other shootings have had on it. It's entirely possible both the officer and victim came into it with a heightened sense of anxiety. There's just a huge disconnect right now, and it's bad for everybody.

I wonder if it was a shot in the back to say "hey motherfucker, don't you run away from me!" You know, to make a point to the guy.

 

Of course 8 shots are not 1 in the air to scare a guy.


In Topic: "Reigious Freedom" in Indiana

05 April 2015 - 02:36 AM

Here's the thing. 

 

Let's say I own a Wedding Cake Bakery. I make nothing but wedding cakes for people all over the world. If a gay couple come into my shop and ask for a cake for their wedding on July 24, 2015, and I don't want to do it because I don't believe in gay marriage. Why don't I just say "Well, I'm really booked that week, and there is no way I can do it." 

 

I guess I just don't understand why people say they won't do this or that for gay people, and say they won't do it because they're gay to the people. So what they have done, is cause those people to sue them for civil rights violations, then make the government create stupid laws that aren't needed in the first place.

 

In real life, we do 4 or 5 pig roasts during the summer. Usually it is a friends and family get together, but last year I had 2 jobs that were paying catering type jobs. One was a gay wedding. It was a hell of a lot of fun, and inspired me to maybe do a few more paying jobs this year.

 

If gay people want to get married, they can be miserable like the rest of us. Really, it would help a lot of them in simplifying their lives, and making it so they can take care of their loved ones in the events of deaths or accidents.

 

I'm done ranting. These politicians and business owners are dipshits. The law is stupid, and if these people don't want to make money, I'll learn to make wedding cakes, so I can make it.


In Topic: Whites more likely to be okay with police striking people...

05 April 2015 - 02:19 AM

Why is there no link in the article to the actual poll? I'd like to know the total number of people in each race polled as well as the method of polling (in person, via phone or internet, etc). The area of the country that was polled and also the time frame the poll was conducted during have relevance, as well.

Personally, I like hitting people. Especially in the crouch.

They could have did the survey in southern West Virginia. I'm sure there is enough racial diversity to make it a good survey.

 

White, black, red, purple, no one should be cool with the police beating people. Does a cop need to knock the Fuck out of someone every once in a while? Yes. If Barney gets on a power trip and beats some dude for running a red light, he needs his ass kicked as well.