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  • Colorado drops transgender cake case against Christian baker Jack Phillips

    03/05/2019 1:11:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    The Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Tuesday dropped its latest case against Christian cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, handing him a second victory against state officials over his refusal to create cakes for certain LGBT events. Mr. Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, agreed in exchange to drop his lawsuit against the state, which he filed last year after the commission took action against him for declining to make a blue-and-pink cake to celebrate a transgender transition. Kristen Waggoner, who represents Mr. Phillips as Alliance Defending Freedom senior vice president, called the outcome “great news for everyone.” “We’re pleased...
  • The Internet Locusts Descend on Ristretto Roasters

    02/18/2019 10:02:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 18, 2019 | Nancy Rommelmann
    Camila worked for Ristretto Roasters, my husband Din’s coffee roasting company in Portland, Oregon, for five years. She received regular promotions and by 2016 was earning a mid-five figure salary. In October of last year, Camila resigned. The end. Or, the end until last month, when she sent an email to more than two dozen former and current Ristretto Roasters employees, alerting them to the YouTube series, #MeNeither Show, that fellow journalist Leah McSweeney and I launched in December 2018. In three half-hour episodes, we had discussed, among other topics, celebrities who have exploited the #MeToo movement, and the difference...
  • AOC: When Does Nonstop Criticism Of Me By The Daily Caller Rise To The Level Of “Harassment”?

    01/11/2019 1:30:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2019 | Allahpundit
    Never. The answer to this very basic question about the press’s right to annoy a member of Congress is “Nevah evah.” Defamation is a different story, but the bar there is set so high for a figure as public as Ocasio-Cortez that it might as well be “Nevah evah” too. The real question is, at what point is their nonstop, targeted behavior considered harassment?https://t.co/qpjrLpGRLv— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 10, 2019 Normally this would be the point where I’d rip on her for having thuggish political instincts and a grade-school grasp of free speech. But, well… Thin skinned NY political...
  • Federal Court Rules Colorado Cannot Block Christian Baker’s Lawsuit Over State’s Hostility Toward...

    01/08/2019 11:46:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 8, 2019 | Melanie Arter
    Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop (Screenshot) (CNSNews.com) – A federal district court ruled Friday that Colorado cannot block an attempt by Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips to sue the state over its “hostility” towards him and his Christian beliefs. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) represents Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, in the lawsuit. As CNSNews.com previously reported , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in June 2018, saying the commission “violated the Free Exercise Clause” by requiring Phillips to go against his religious beliefs about gay marriage...
  • Aides say they experienced sexism from officials in 2016 Sanders campaign

    01/02/2019 2:31:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/02/19 | Brett Samuels
    Former staffers of Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign alleged in a New York Times report published Wednesday that they dealt with sexism and harassment while working on the White House bid. The Times interviewed nearly a dozen former state and national staffers who worked on Sanders's 2016 campaign, with several women detailing instances of harassment and criticizing how their superiors handled their claims. The report comes as Sanders is considering launching a White House bid for 2020. One staffer who worked in Nevada said a supervisor ran his hands through her hair in a "sexual way" while the...
  • Bernie alumni seek meeting to address 'sexual violence' on ‘16 campaign

    12/30/2018 11:26:43 PM PST · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    https://www.politico.com ^ | 12/30/2018 | ALEX THOMPSON
    More than two dozen women and men who worked on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign are seeking a meeting with the senator and his top political advisers to “discuss the issue of sexual violence and harassment on the 2016 campaign, for the purpose of planning to mitigate the issue in the upcoming presidential cycle,” according to a copy of letter obtained by POLITICO. “In recent weeks there has been an ongoing conversation on social media, in texts, and in person, about the untenable and dangerous dynamic that developed during our campaign,” they wrote. Organizers of the effort said they did...
  • Judge 'inclined' to let Colorado's latest cake case against Christian baker proceed

    12/18/2018 5:21:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — He won his six-year legal battle over his refusal to create a gay wedding cake, but Christian baker Jack Phillips is now facing what could be a lengthy courtroom sequel on the issue of transgender birthday cakes. Any hope of a speedy resolution was dashed Tuesday when a federal judge indicated he plans to reject the effort to dismiss the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s latest complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop involving a birthday cake for a gender transition. “I’m inclined to deny the motion to dismiss,” said senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. He also advised Mr....
  • Deal on sex harassment claims in Congress forces lawmakers to pay out of their pockets

    12/16/2018 6:41:51 AM PST · by Baynative · 58 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/12/18 | Rebecca Shabad, Garrett Haake, Alex Moe and Leigh Ann Caldwell
    WASHINGTON — After months of negotiations, lawmakers in the House and Senate have reached an agreement on Wednesday on legislation that would address how sexual harassment claims are dealt with in Congress, it was announced Wednesday. The legislation would hold members of Congress personally liable for awards and settlements stemming from harassment and related retaliation they personally commit, including those who leave office. They can no longer pay out settlements with taxpayer funds and would be required to foot the bill within 90 days or their wages could be garnished.
  • Sexual harassment in the sky: Hong Kong flight attendants fight back

    12/09/2018 10:33:14 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 60 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec 9, 2018
    Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers -- but Hong Kong-based workers are increasingly hitting back against sexual harassment. Female cabin crew told AFP of how they had been harassed by not only passengers but also other airline staff. While they say carriers have made some steps in the right direction, they argue airlines still lag far behind in the #MeToo era. Venus Fung, whose experiences drove her to join and lead the Cabin Attendants Union of Hong Kong, says airlines must...
  • BREAKING: ANTIFA MOB CURRENTLY OUTSIDE HOME OF TUCKER CARLSON

    11/07/2018 4:48:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 352 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 7, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A mob of Antifa protesters is currently outside the DC-area home of Fox News personality Tucker Carlson. The group is threatening Carlson and demanding that he leave town, saying that “tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.” It is unclear if Carlson’s wife or four children are currently at home.
  • Not just Hollywood: Workers across entertainment say Time's Up (treated worse than in finance!)

    10/29/2018 3:34:48 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 16 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | October 28, 2018 | Caroline Fairchild
    Roughly a year since stories of harassment and discrimination at work started to dominate the headlines, professionals in entertainment say the problems facing their industry are more pervasive than what you might think. This reality surfaces in our survey, in partnership with CNBC’s Closing The Gap series, on the state of gender in the entertainment industry. (The first LinkedIn-CNBC analysis, revealed in June, focused on the gap in the finance industry.) We received more than 1,000 responses from LinkedIn members working in entertainment and the motion picture/film industry in the U.S. (snip)In the charts below, you’ll see that workers in...
  • Obama Should Be Charged With Harassment

    10/26/2018 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/18 | Judi McLeod
    Metaphorically speaking Obama threw more ‘bombs’ at America when he was in the oval office by sowing the seeds of resentment against America among its sworn enemies In a world where the Rule of Law still matters; a world in which the mainstream and social media don’t get to be the political arm of the Democrat Party, Barack Hussein Obama should be charged with “harassment”. ‘Harassment of the Masses’ is what Obama would be found guilty of if charged, guilty by refusing to go away but instead defiantly continuing to lead the “Resistance” in civilian life.
  • Ben Stein: Mitch McConnell restaurant hecklers 'exactly how the Nazis started out'

    10/22/2018 9:01:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Video at link. Actor and conservative commentator Ben Stein said Saturday that the protesters who berated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a Louisville restaurant the night before are “becoming like the brownshirts in the early days of the Nazi Party.” Mr. McConnell and his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, were confronted at the Havana Rumba restaurant by at least two hecklers who reportedly stole the couple’s leftover food off their table and threw it outside. It was one of many similar incidents involving Republican politicians being heckled in public in recent months. Mr. McConnell was recently heckled by...
  • Diners confront Mitch McConnell at restaurant, get told to ‘leave him alone’ by others

    10/20/2018 10:01:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    A small group of angry diners confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a restaurant Friday night, but were met with calls from other customers to leave the Kentucky Republican alone. Video obtained by TMZ shows at least one diner berating McConnell on issues such as Social Security at a restaurant in Louisville. The video starts with him yelling at McConnell and arguing with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao -- to whom McConnell is married. The outlet reported that four men first confronted McConnell. “Oh yeh, why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave our entire country,” the...
  • PROTESTER ASKS GOP SENATOR TO ‘APOLOGIZE’ TO HER CHILDREN — HIS RESPONSE MAKES HER ANGRY

    10/12/2018 1:32:08 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 134 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 12, 2018 | Benny Johnson
    Anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters flooded Capitol Hill for weeks before his eventual confirmation to the Supreme Court, walking hallways in protest, holding loud demonstrations and confronting senators in their office buildings. One such protester named Alethea Torrellas Shapiro had been attempting to harass senators on the Hill for days and regularly used her school-aged children to do so. Shapiro is an activist who calls extremist feminist activist Linda Sarsour her hero and regularly goes on profanity-laced tirades against GOP senators like Chuck Grassley. After Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Shapiro wrote a public post on Facebook describing how she intended to use her four...
  • Rap Sheet: ***594** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters

    10/12/2018 12:06:31 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 11 replies
    Here is the list, so far, and remember that if any one of these things happened to a Democrat, the media would use the story to blot out the sun for weeks. Remember how crazy the media went over a nobody rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask, a GOP staffer who criticized Obama’s daughters? And yet, hundreds of Trump supporters are harassed and brutalized and the media only dutifully report them, if at all. That is because the media are desperate to normalize and justify violence and harassment against Trump and his supporters. And while the media openly encourage...
  • Brian Kilmeade: 'Good Liars' who hounded him across NYC are 'emotional' partisan hacks

    10/09/2018 10:40:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade says two comedians who hounded him throughout New York City are emblematic of partisan activists who make rational discourse near impossible. Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler of “Good Liars” posted video last Friday of themselves haranguing the Fox co-host as he tried to make his way home via the subway. The duo eventually took the content down after a wave of negative backlash, but Mr. Kilmeade said the incident exposed a wider problem in American culture. “There are so many people out there who are so emotional,” he told The Hollywood Reporter for an...
  • GOP lawmaker reports 'threatening' Twitter messages to police

    10/05/2018 8:17:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Rep. Mark Walker's (R-N.C.) office said this week that it reported Twitter messages from a supporter of his Democratic opponent to Capitol Police to investigate. Staff for Walker, the chairman of the powerful Republican Study Committee, said they asked for Capitol Police to investigate after the North Carolina Republican’s campaign received continuous threatening messages from a supporter of his Democratic opponent. The person behind the tweets – which included the "bomb" emoji and an attempt to track down information about the congressman’s daughter’s school and whether it was public or private – was identified as Andrew Cabaccang, a Montana-based man...
  • 1st Amendment Protects Harassment [semi-satire]

    10/01/2018 11:19:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    CNN host and legal expert Don Lemon chided Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex) for objecting to being harassed and threatened in public last week. Out for dinner at the DC restaurant Fiola, Cruz and his wife were accosted by activists from a group called Smash Racism. This group deems it their right to “disrupt the peace of right-wing scum.” Cruz and his wife temporarily left the restaurant and reentered later via the back door. Smash Racism has since added Fiola’s to their list of “right-wing scum,” warning the owner and his employees that “you are not safe.” Lemon contended that “this...
  • Mel Watt's accuser describes sexual harassment claims in stunning testimony

    09/30/2018 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/18 | SYLVAN LANE
    A Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) employee who has accused Director Mel Watt of sexual harassment described her allegations Thursday in gripping testimony before a House committee. Simone Grimes, a special adviser at FHFA, told lawmakers that Watt made dozens of sexual advances toward her, withheld a promised pay raise over her refusal of his advances and was protected by senior agency officials charged with investigating her accusations. Grimes told the House Financial Services Committee that the FHFA’s Office of Inspector General responded to her claims with “hostility, intimidation, bullying, laden with gossip and public shaming” and sought to protect...