I’m so saddened by Donald Trump’s latest misogynistic statement.
This one was about political rival Carly Fiorina.
Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Trump reportedly bellowed while watching his Republican presidential rival on the news. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?
What saddens me is that many people will either laugh and/or embrace his comments because they will use the excuse that it’s so refreshing to hear someone NOT be politically correct.
There’s a huge different between not being politically correct and being rude, mean, obnoxious, and stupid.
And while this Tweet from Carly Fiorina is from when Trump insulted Megyn Kelly for her tough questioning after the first debate, her message still rings true.
Amy Pence Brown, a Boise artist, is simply and amazingly beautiful!!!!!
And so are the people who took the time to ♥ her.
A few weeks ago she went to the center of the Capitol City Public Market in downtown Boise, stripped down to her two piece bathing suit, put on a blindfold, grabbed two markers, and placed a sign in front of her that said,
“I’m standing for anyone who has struggled with a self-esteem issue like me, because all bodies are valuable. To support self-acceptance, draw a ‘♥’ on my body.” Over the course of an hour, she had dozens of hearts drawn on her and made hundreds of spectators think…
The dad who stood in front of me with his two young sons and knelt down to tell them to “this is what a beautiful woman looks like.”
And the twentysomething man who stood behind me and whispered, “The effects of what you are doing here are far reaching. It’s absolutely amazing. The power of this moment will go on and in ways you never thought possible. You are changing more lives than you know.”
I’m probably going to ruffle a few of my Gentle Blogreaders’ feathers with today’s post, but hopefully we can agree to disagree…
Today’s post concerns Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who has been jailed for contempt of court because she refused “to heed a U.S. Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage”.
Not only did Davis refuse to heed the order, she was, in essence, given a second chance by being asked to agree not to interfere with five deputy clerks who had told the federal judge that they would issue them in her stead.
Davis’ lawyer told the judge that Davis would not allow her deputies to issue the licenses either. Her objection is that her name and title is printed on the licenses.
If she is found guilty of misconduct, Davis could face up to one year of imprisonment.
I wondered why she wasn’t simply fired. Because Kim Davis is an elected official, she cannot be fired.
The state legislature could vote to impeach her. However most Kentucky voters oppose same-sex marriage, and it’s a pretty sure bet Davis won’t be impeached.
I acknowledge her convictions and support her right to honor her beliefs.
But I don’t think she should be able to keep her governmental job if she refuses to comply with federal law.