3 days ago
Thursday, December 1, 2011
FRIDAY FAST ONES
2). The Christmas stuff went up at work on November 21. We were immediately the stop for everyone taking a stroll down the street. Our manager really tarts up the place! I had forgotten how stressful it is to be on guard over all the decorations, ornaments, stuffed toys, nutcrackers and extravagant nativity scene with kids and families swarming the lobby. But that's why I get the big bucks!
3.) The Bad News is that a Kentucky Baptist church has banned interracial couples from joining their church or participating in their services. This after the daughter of 2 church members attended a recent service accompanied by her Zimbabwean (Black) fiance.
Following that occasion, the church voted against interracial couples as a measure to "promote greater unity" for it's members.
I guess they don't have to love their neighbors in Kentucky churches.
4.) The Good News is that Elizabeth Warren is "surging" ahead of Scott Brown in the race for
Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat. Good news because that seat seems to be such a symbolically Democratic one and also because she is a wise, smart and caring person. When heckled and called a "socialist whore" by a jobless Tea Party member at a recent speech:
Hours later, she said she wasn't upset with the man himself, but rather with those who attempt to channel his anger in a malevolent direction. "I was thinking more about the heckler. I'm not angry with him, but he didn't come up with the idea that his biggest problem was Occupy Wall Street. There's someone else pre-packaging that poison -- and that's who makes me angry," she said.
Gotta love a person like that!
5.) Our a post Thanksgiving dinner we were all riffing on the Occupy movement and the Balck Friday shoppers. Why could they camp out at the mall but not at city hall, etc. you know, "Occupy Best Buy". Ally said they could have signs saying "We are the 99% Off!" Clever girl.
So now I am going out to occupy a few stores.