According to SI, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson compared gay marriage to pedophilia and incest in a series of Twitter posts on Friday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage.
The landmark Supreme Court decision effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The Court’s 2013 decision ruling the crux of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and subsequent decisions from lower courts laid the groundwork for Friday’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
While a number of athletes praised the Court’s decision, Robinson questioned whether the logic that has led to the legalization of gay marriage could also allow the justification of pedophilia and incest.
Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day! Remember how your parents used to tell you to eat your vegetables? They were right: vegetables are essential for living a long, healthy life, and they are also delicious! In recent years, there has been a steady rise in the number of American families that grow their own vegetables. The most popular crops for home gardening are tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and beans.
There are many ways to celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day. Swap your junk food snack for fresh vegetables, start a container garden on your back porch, make a big salad for your family and friends, or become a vegetarian for the whole day!
According to People, two little girls who opened a lemonade stand to raise money for a Father’s Day gift were shut down by police for operating without a permit.
“We were trying to raise some money to take our dad to Splash Kingdom,” 8-year-old Andria Green told KLTV.
Added her 7-year-old sister, Zoey: “We had kettle corn and lemonade. The lemonade was for 50 cents and the kettle corn was a dollar, but if you got both it was a dollar.”
However, local Overton, Texas, authorities had little sympathy for the girls when they stumbled upon their stand. “A code enforcement officer and the chief, she called me to the side and said we needed a permit,” Andria and Zoey’s mother, Sandi Green, said.
Green was shocked. It’s “ridiculous,” she said. “I think they’re 7 and 8 and they’re just trying to make money for their own cause.”
Police Chief Clyde Carter stands by the decision. “It is a lemonade stand, but they also have a permit that they are required to get,” he said. “We have to follow by the state health guidelines. They have to have a permit if they’re going to do the lemonade stands.”
The girls plan to set up their lemonade stand again this weekend – though they’ll only be accepting donations this time around.
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On Sunday, Rowe posted a letter from one Craig P. who complained about Rowe’s “tiresome” work ethic “harping,” filling the note with stereotypes and even calling Rowe’s “Sweat Pledge” “silly” and his whole deal “right-wing propaganda”:
Your constant harping on “work ethic” is growing tiresome. Just because someone’s poor doesn’t mean they’re lazy. The unemployed want to work! And many of those who can’t find work today, didn’t have the benefit of growing up with parents like yours. How can you expect someone with no role model to qualify for one of your scholarships or sign your silly “Sweat Pledge?” Rather than accusing people of not having a work-ethic, why not drop the right-wing propaganda and help them develop one?
After setting Craig straight about the blame Democrats and Republicans share in the “never-ending dance that gets more contorted by the day” regarding sociopolitical name-calling, Rowe dug into the problem that always seems to get ignored along the way.
“No one said a word about the millions of jobs that American companies are struggling to fill right now,” he wrote.
Rowe then offered reasons why, namely what he sees simply as many people’s desire to not work, if “given the choice,” and the huge dearth of “soft skills.”
“That’s a polite way of saying that many applicants don’t tuck their shirts in, or pull their pants up, or look you in the eye, or say things like ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’” he wrote. “… this is a national crisis. We’re churning out a generation of poorly educated people with no skill, no ambition, no guidance, and no realistic expectations of what it means to go to work.”
“I don’t focus on groups. I focus on individuals who are eager to do whatever it takes to get started. People willing to retool, retrain, and relocate. That doesn’t mean I have no empathy for those less motivated. It just means I’m more inclined to subsidize the cost of training for those who are. That shouldn’t be a partisan position, but if it is, I guess I’ll just have to live with it.”
What are your thoughts on Mike’s response? Is he right? How can we solve this problem?
Check out Mike Rowe’s full response at The Blaze
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No matter how you feel about him (Kanye West) is one of the best producers in our generation. He has too many hits to name and his list of accolades are to great to tell. Unfortunately, he believes his own HYPE, which leads to the Kanye that people don’t like, which is the arrogant, boastful and cocky Kanye West.
He had believed in his own HYPE so much that he started to refer to himself in third person then referring to himself to the black Jesus, which I thought was funny. His hate for the media is legendary but we were dumbfounded when he decided to get married to a so-called attention grabbing celebrity, Kim Kardashian. Here’s my point no matter how much you dislike his personal life or how he acts in general, you can not take away that he is a good lyricist and a fantastic music producer.
If you are still doubting this then check out this full length movie from his Dark Twisted album.
If you still don’t think he’s good, it’s okay because one of the best thing about Kayne is that he doesn’t “Give a F*uck!”
Happy Birthday Mr. West.
The Strong National Museum of Play has finally selected its first class of video games to enter the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
The six games are: “Doom,” “Pac-Man,” “Pong,” “Super Mario Bros.,” “Tetris” and “World of Warcraft.” With the exception of WoW, all are classic games that gamers have been playing since before the new millennium.
The six games, which were announced Thursday during a special ceremony in Rochester, were chosen by a committee composed of journalists, scholars and video game industry members who based their decision on a selection of criteria: icon status, longevity, geographical reach and wider influence on culture.
The committee considered some of these games to also be trailblazers in their genre.
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