Liberal Tolerance: Knitting group bans Trump supporters

 

Ravelry is an online social network and “community” of knitters and crocheters. It describes itself as “[a] place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums.”

Note that no where in its self-description does it say Ravelry is about politics.

Nevertheless, yesterday, Ravelry declared that, in the interest of encouraging inclusiveness, all supporters of President Donald Trump — anyone who speaks nicely about Trump or upload projects that support Trump — are banned from its website because support for Trump is akin to “white supremacy.”

Ravelry announced the ban on Twitter, oblivious to their “inclusive” hypocrisy:

Ravelry expanded on the policy in a post on the site’s official blog:

We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.

This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a project needs to be removed from the site, we will make sure that you have access to your data. If you are permanently banned from Ravelry, you will still be able to access any patterns that you purchased. Also, we will make sure that you receive a copy of your data.

At the same time as declaring the ban on Trump supporters, Ravelry denies they’re showing preference for Democrats over Republicans: “We are definitely not banning conservative politics. Hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions.” The site admits that Trump supporters are still technically allowed on its website because they can’t police the thoughts of those who don’t openly express their political opinions.

Despite all that, some Trump-supporting Ravelry community members say they had already received notice that their profiles have been suspended:

This is not the first time of the knitting group’s politicization.

Back in February, a prominent and respected member of Ravelry was publicly excommunicated after confiding that she had always wanted to travel to India and that she was planning a trip for late 2019. The woman’s knitting “community” accused her of racism, cultural appropriation, cultural insensitivity, and white privilege, and forced her to apologize.

H/t Daily Wire

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Just what we need: Celebrities lecturing us about the “truth about Trump collusion”

 

I made it through about a minute of this video. That’s about all I can take of self-righteous celebrities with TDS.

And if the “collusion” is there, why isn’t President Trump impeached yet? Why the wait? Huh?

Expect the delusional hysterics to continue well until 2020…

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Monday Funnies: People who wanted nothing to do with cats

 

Ailurophobia is the persistent, irrational fear of cats.

For most people it is less about fear than about loathing. Some possible situations that can trigger the loathing of cats are hearing purring, seeing a cat in real life, imagining the possibility of a cat touching or rubbing against one, the thought of meeting a cat in the dark, seeing the staring eyes of a cat, cats in pictures and on television, and cat-like toys and cat-like fur.

Below are 19 ailurophobes:

H/t PawMyGosh

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Oh noes! Cher says there will be no more America if President Trump is re-elected

 

Don’t try and make sense of her tweets in this article. They will NEVER make sense.

From MyFoxChicago: Cher is once again bashing President Donald Trump and giving some blunt advice to the Democratic Party for beating him in the 2020 election.

The “Turn Back Time” singer is never shy about voicing her political opinions on social media. The star’s Twitter has quickly become an all caps stream of consciousness about all things U.S. politics.

She often directs her most charged and heated rhetoric directly at Trump himself, even prompting an occasional response.

On Wednesday, the 73-year-old took to Twitter to slam Democrats for using tools like social media to reach out to a Congress that she believes is too old and out-of-the-loop to understand its impact, citing their perceived mishandling of the Mark Zuckerberg testimony.

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE DOESNT KNOW “FK ALL”ABOUT HOW 2WIN IN 2020,USING INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK,ETCCONGRESS DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS 2ASK MARK ZUCKERBERG.THEY LOOKED LIKEMT.RUSHMORE.PUT REAL,& PPL UNDER IN CHARGE.trumps Liar,Criminal, Traitor,BUT BEWARE,” Cher wrote in a Tweet.

Later that day, she followed up the charged words with an assertion that beating Trump in 2020 is important to the future of America, and the ability to hold him accountable for his actions while president.

“ONLY IMPORTANT THING IS BEATING TrumpIF trump WINS 2ND TERM THERE’LL B NOWE WONT B ABLE 2 EXACT PUNISHMENT,OR PUT HIM IN 4 GUTTING OUR GOV.trump PUTS RICH, CORRUPT,CRONIES IN CHARGE OF AGENCIES THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT,4.

IF DEMS LOSE THEY CANT CHANGE ANYTHING,” the “Hard Enough” singer followed.

While Cher typically reserves her criticism for Trump and Republicans, as the 2020 race gets closer and closer, she’s set her sites on Democrats as well. Earlier this month she took on 2020 hopeful Joe Biden over his stance reversal over the Hyde Amendment.

During his tenure in the Senate, and as recently as Wednesday, Biden had broken from his party’s popular stance and expressed support for the amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to subsidize abortions except for cases of rape, incest or when a woman’s life is endangered by a fetus, a notion with which Democrats take issue because of the potential impact on women in marginalized communities.

“Joe Made Major Mistake Women Who Can Afford Abortion’s Should Pay,Those Women Who cant Pay should be offered FREE Birth Control,Plan B,Abortion Pill,& SAFE Abortion.WOMEN ARE THE FUTURE NOW DONT FK WITH US FELLAS,” Cher wrote.

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Woman who claims Trump assaulted her won’t press charges because it would be “disrespectful to migrant women”

 

Victim E. Jean Carroll

E. Jean Carroll is a 75-year-old advice columnist who claims President Trump assaulted her in the mid-1990s.

She’s got a book coming out next month which includes her story about the assault. More details from Wikipedia:

“On June 21, 2019, Carroll wrote in a first-person essay in New York that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996 in a Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City. BBC News described it as a rape allegation. In the essay Carroll stated, “I have never had sex with anybody again.” The essay was part of an excerpt of Carroll’s book What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal, which is scheduled to be published on July 2, 2019. The White House denied the allegation.”

The advice columnist claims she won’t be pressing charges against President Trump because somehow his “assaulting” her decades ago is now “disrespectful” to migrant women. Excerpts of her story from Hollywood Reporter:

“Just hours after accusing President Donald Trump and former CBS CEO Les Moonves of sexual assault in a book excerpt published as New York Magazine’s upcoming cover story, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll spoke about her experience with Trump on MSNBC’s The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell.

In the lengthy sit-down, Carroll recounted her visit to Bergdorf Goodman with the then-real-estate mogul, again claiming that he sexually assaulted her in the department store dressing room. But when asked if she would pursue charges against Trump for his alleged behavior, Carroll said “No.”

“I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection,” Carroll said. “The women have very little protection there. It would just be disrespectful.”

The New York Times recently reported that migrant women and girls along the U.S. Mexico border are sexually assaulted in incidents that are unreported or prosecuted.

She continued, “Mine was three minutes. I’m a mature woman. I can handle it. I can keep going. You know my life has gone on. I’m a happy woman. But for the women down there and, actually, around the world, you know, in every culture this is going on no matter high in society or low in society, it just seems disrespectful that I would bring — it just doesn’t make sense to me.”

Carroll claims that she was sexually assaulted by Trump in late 1995 or early 1996 at the high-end department store across from Trump Tower in Manhattan.

“The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again,” Carroll writes in her upcoming book What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal. “He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the wall a second time, and, as I become aware of how large he is, he holds me against the wall with his shoulder and jams his hand under my coat dress and pulls down my tights.”

She continues, “The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me. It turns into a colossal struggle.”

Carroll added on The Last Word, “It hurt, and it was against my will.”

Read the whole story here.

So this advice columnist was attacked by President Trump decades ago and just now, the month before she has a book to promote, is now making this claim available to the public?

Sorry, hon. Ain’t buying your story. Maybe if she had made the claim without any personal financial gain tied to her statement she might have more credibility. Maybe.

But good luck selling copies of your book!

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Sunday Devotional: This is my body that is for you

 

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Brothers and sisters:
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

Three Sundays ago, the universal Church remembered our Lord Jesus Christ’s Ascension, when He left this mortal world, not to return until the End Days. In leaving, our Lord bade a last farewell to His faithful disciples and, knowing full well how bereft they would be, He made sure we are not abandoned — that although “the world will not see me anymore . . . I will not leave you as orphans” (John 14:19, 18).

Jesus made two promises to ensure we would not be left “as orphans”:

(1) The Father will send the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Triune Godhead:

“And I will ask the Father,
and He will give you another advocate
to help you and be with you forever
the Spirit of truth.
The world cannot accept Him,
because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.
But you know Him,
for He lives with you
and will be in you.” (John 14:16-17)

(2) We will have His Body and Blood:

“I will not leave you as orphans;
I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

How thoughtful and loving our Lord is!

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, when we remember and celebrate the new Covenant that our Lord made with His Body and Blood, with all who believe in Him.

1 Corinthians 11:23-25

[T]he Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

Our Lord said: “This is my body that is for you.”

Do we doubt His words?

Have you heard of the Lanciano Eucharistic miracle?

17 years ago, knowing that her degenerative spine disease may someday lead to paralysis, I took FOTM‘s Joan on a pilgrimage to Italy.

Among the places we visited were the Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel in Mount Gargano, and the Church of San Francesco in Lanciano. In the latter was a glass case containing a brownish substance.

Church of San Francesco, Lanciano, aka Shrine of the Eucharistic Miracle

As described by TheRealPresence.org, during the middle of the eighth century, a Basilian monk doubted the Real Presence in the Eucharist — that at consecration, bread and wine become Christ’s true body and true blood.

The doubting monk was celebrating Mass one day. As he intoned the words of consecration, “suddenly the monk saw bread turn into Flesh and the wine into Blood,” according to documents at the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano, Italy.

Today, more than 12 centuries after the Lanciano miracle, the transformed host and wine are preserved still, despite being exposed to the action of atmospheric and biological agents:

  • The Host-Flesh is light brown and appears rose-colored when lit from the back.
  • The Blood is coagulated into five globules, irregular and differing in shape and size, of an earthy color resembling the yellow of ochre.

Scientific investigations of Lanciano were conducted since 1575, most notably in 1970-’71 and taken up again partly in 1981, by Dr. Odoardo Linoli, head of the clinical analysis laboratory and of pathological anatomy at Arezzo Hospital, and Dr. Ruggero Bertelli, professor of anatomy at the University of Siena.

Linoli and Bertelli came to the following conclusions:

  • The flesh is real human flesh, the blood is real human blood.
  • The flesh is heart tissue — of the myocardium, the endocardium, the vagus nerve and the left cardiac ventricle.
  • The flesh and blood have the blood-type AB, which is the same blood-type found on the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium or Oviedo Cloth — the piece of cloth that is believed to have covered Jesus’ head after the crucifixion.
  • In the blood were found proteins in the same normal proportions (percentage-wise) as are found in the sero-proteic make-up of fresh human blood, as well as the minerals chloride, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium.

According to “The True Presence,” in 1973, the UN World Health Organization’s board of governors appointed a scientific commission to investigate Lanciano. After 500 examinations, the scientists verified the 1971 findings and declared to the tissue to be human.

There have been other Eucharistic miracles elsewhere since Lanciano. See here and here.

To conclude, Christ is with us through His Body and Blood and in the Holy Spirit.

Tell Him your troubles and fears.

And tell Him, often and always, that you love Him with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

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Guess what a Washington state public library is raffling for tweens during Pride Week…

 

Chest binders!

The Renton library, part of the King County public library system, held a Teen Pride event yesterday. From their web site:

Suitable for: Teens, Tweens

Type: Celebrations

Description:

A pride celebration designed by teens for teens!

Learn about local organizations here to support you! Free lunch and dinner! Fun crafts! Loads of activities! Open mic! Karaoke! Advice panels! Safer sex presentations! A drag show! Free swag! Free binder raffle!

The most rainbow filled fun you can imagine!

Chest binders are used by women who want to flatten their breasts. But there are medical risks associated with binders such as numbness, chafed skin, back pain, overheating and shortness of breath, among other things.

But never mind that…it’s the most rainbow filled fun you can imagine!

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Teen Vogue approved: UK teens reveal grim reality of “sex industry” aka prostitution

 

Sex industry worker Chloe/Maroon Productions photo

And Teen Vogue promotes this crap. How sad.

From The Sun: Chloe started having sex with strangers for cash when she was 17, while many girls are focusing on their A-Levels and nervously going on dates for the first time.

More than 72,000 escorts currently work in cities and towns across the UK – including a rising number of teenagers who are using sex as a way to make money.

It’s a shocking statistic when you consider the dangers inherent in this line of work.

Now aged 19, Chloe’s on a two-day trip to the capital to sleep with “posh” strangers for hundreds of pounds. Disturbingly, that can include an extra £50 if they don’t want to use a condom.

Chloe, from Nottingham, insists she’s proud to be a full-time sex worker – boasting that her clients are “never disappointed”.

Making up to £2,000 a night – a vast sum to most people, let alone teenagers – she splashes out on monthly lip filler injections, glittery nails and glamorous haircuts.

Chloe is unapologetic about her X-rated job and insists she’s just like any other girl. “Everyone has sex. Just because I’m charging people for it is no different,” she says, appearing in Channel 5’s new show, Teens Selling Sex: The Sex Business, tonight.

Depressingly, she reveals that she was thrilled the first time someone paid her for sex. “All this time I’ve just been sleeping with loads of people and not even getting no money out of it,” she says. “So then when I actually finally slept with someone and got money out of it I was actually proud of myself that I got money from it.”

The show is part of The Sex Business series, which at times is unsettling to watch and left viewers horrified earlier this week as they watched men having intercourse with sex dolls.

Chloe, who dreams of having a bum lift, is one of several teenage sex workers and cam girls who share their often heartbreaking stories in the programme.

Chloe’s life as an escort began two years ago, when she was just 17.

Filmed in her hotel room in white fishnet stockings, a black bodysuit and a bright pink bra, she tells producers that she’s brought two different types of condom with her. She then points to an almost-empty packet of pills lying on a side table: “This is my pill that I have to take every day so I don’t get pregnant.”

Also among her possessions are a bottle of Johnson’s oil – “a lot of guys love to put oil on me, love it on my bum” – and a giant sex toy – “Some guys like to use these.”

It’s a shocking sight, but Chloe isn’t ashamed at all.

Chloe, who says she had a “good childhood”, began escorting at 17 after one of her pals told her about a sex workers website where you didn’t have to prove your age.

During her first night working at a hotel, she was thrilled with how much money she made.

And as time went on, Chloe claims her earnings have soared – but at what emotional cost?

Her clients are often men who are married or in long term-relationships – and Chloe says this has left her with trust issues. She hasn’t got a boyfriend and explains: “Some of [my clients] will cheat on their wife, their girlfriend, and I just don’t want to be in that situation.”

Equally, she knows it wouldn’t be fair on any man that she dates. “I’d be cheating on him at the end of the day,” she says.

During her two-day trip to London shown in the show, she has 12 clients.

She posts videos of herself on Snapchat to draw in potential customers, including footage of her twerking, with her oiled-up, tattooed bum cheeks on full display.

Read the whole story here.

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Missouri denies license for last remaining PP-affiliated abortion clinic

 

Why did the state deny the license? State health officials issued a new rule that women required an extra, “invasive” pelvic exam to get an abortion and Planned Parenthood doctors said that was unnecessary and distressing, and refused to comply.

Read the whole story here at the Daily Mail: Missouri’s health department has denied to renew a license to perform abortions for the state’s last remaining clinic.

The ruling on Friday morning puts the state on track to become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1974, when Roe v Wade was passed.

For now, the Planned Parenthood affiliate clinic in St Louis can stay open and continue procedures given a preliminary injunction previously issued by St Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer.

A further court ruling could force the clinic to close. Judge Stelzer says he will issue a written order outlining next steps.

The battle over Missouri’s only abortion clinic returned to court on Friday, the deadline Judge Stelzer imposed for the state to decide whether to renew the clinic’s license.

Missouri’s health department allowed the St Louis Planned Parenthood clinic’s abortion license to lapse effective June 1.

Rulings by Judge Stelzer allowed the clinic to temporarily remain open. He also told the state it can’t simply let the license lapse but must either renew it or deny it. He gave the health department until Friday to decide.

According to Planned Parenthood, no state has been without a functioning abortion clinic since 1974, the year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

Health department officials in Missouri have cited concerns at the clinic, including that three ‘failed abortions’ required additional surgeries, and another led to life-threatening complications.

As the license expiration neared, state health officials brought in some conditions that Planned Parenthood would need to comply with to stay active.

On May 24, the state signed a ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill into law, banning abortions once a heartbeat is detectable (roughly around six weeks).

A rule was also imposed that clinicians would need to perform an extra, invasive pelvic exam three days before an abortion, on top of the standard pelvic exam and screening.

Doctors hit back, saying the added step was unnecessary and distressing for women, and the Planned Parenthood-affiliate clinic refused to comply.

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Gov. Jay “Let’s Defeat Climate Change” Inslee is all talk and no action; report shows Washington state greenhouse gas emissions got worse

 

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee is running for president. He touts himself as the “green governor” and wrote a book to “lay out the path to stop global warming and gain energy independence.”

From his presidential bid web site:

“Governor Jay Inslee knows that defeating climate change is the defining challenge of our time and that it must be the foremost priority for the next president. Devastating disasters and rising pollution have claimed lives, cost the economy billions and threatened the places Americans live, work and raise families.

Jay’s climate plan will meet the climate challenge head-on, while creating jobs building a clean energy future. That’s what he has done in Washington state, and it’s what he’s proposing for the nation.”

That’s NOT exactly what he has done in Washington state. Read on…

From King 5 News: The good news is that Washington’s economy is growing. With more people and business, however, the state has also seen an increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions despite predictions otherwise and policy aimed at reductions.

“We are doing the right things in the state. We have adopted some really aggressive policy to reduce carbon emissions. Those are beginning to take effect. We’re seeing that in the numbers. Our economy is growing by leaps and bounds, but our greenhouse gas emissions, they are just kind of ticking up,” said Andrew Wineke with the Washington Department of Ecology’s Air Quality Program.

Their most recent data is from 2016, which is still under review and could change. It shows about a 2% increase over 2015.

It’s still lower than 2008, which was followed by a decline for several years due to the recession. Around 2012, GHG emissions start to increase again, and have done so steadily at a rate of about 2-3% each year.

“There is more work to be done, but I think we should focus on the fact that we are doing some good things in the state. We are making progress. We just need to turn that corner,” Wineke said.

But if you ask Washington Policy Center Environmental Director Todd Myers, it looks more like hitting a wall. “If you are not getting data until 2-and-a-half years later, you don’t know what is working and what is not,” Myers said.

Though the state says it simply takes time to accurately compile data from multiple sources, Myers argues the system moves too slowly to make good predictions or good policy.

“They are making policies based on numbers that they claim will be true 15 years from now. It doesn’t make any sense for politicians to take the word of an agency that can’t even tell you what happened two-and-a-half years ago that is trying to predict 20 years in the future,” Myers said.

We are wasting huge amounts of money. That is not just a waste of taxpayer dollars. It is a waste of opportunity to do good for the environment. If people really believe that we are facing a climate crisis, we should make every dollar work. Instead, we are spending $20 to get one dollar worth of environmental benefit.

For Myers, the solution should be more investment in technology and open market solutions rather than regulations and taxes.

“We need to be encouraging more innovation, more people to find ways to reduce CO2 for very low cost. That is how we’re going to save the environment. That is how we are going to reduce CO2 the most rapidly,” Myers said.

In 2008, the state set targets to reduce emissions to levels seen in 1990 by 2020 and 25% below that by 2035. The most recent legislative session set a plan to be off coal by 2025, to be carbon neutral by 2030, and carbon free by 2040.

Read the whole story here.

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