Saturday, May 6, 2017

“We thought we’d have to sue Trump today. But it turned out the order signing was an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome.”

Um, Stupy, the Freedom From Religion Foundation's lawsuit would seem to be a publicity stunt based on a publicity stunt.

There is a lingering question about whether the executive order on religious freedom Donald Trump signed in the Rose Garden on Thursday—which had been seen as a possible threat to the LGBTQ community but ultimately spared them for now—did something, nothing, or less than nothing. Whatever it is the president ultimately did sign, it bore little to no resemblance to the draft orders that had been circulating on Capitol Hill and that had stirred such angst among progressives. It’s just unclear what this EO actually does. Two of the most controversial provisions—one that would have abetted religious conscience objectors in escaping the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate and one that would have loosened prohibitions on participation in political campaigns by churches and other tax-exempt groups that accept tax deductible contributions—had been watered down thoroughly by the time Trump was brandishing his pen. So much so, in fact, that by the end of the day Thursday, conservatives were slamming the effort as “meaningless” and “inadequate.” Meanwhile, the ACLU—which had announced earlier in the day that it had planned to file a challenge—simply tweeted: “We thought we’d have to sue Trump today. But it turned out the order signing was an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome.”

I mean, if the ACLU came to that conclusion....., I'd guess they would know.  RMJ did a post to the same effect not that long ago.

The FFRF is a group of hacks who collect money from dupes and who are, essentially, a publicity machine.  They are a place where hacks in the decline of their careers writing for magazines go to try to get gigs slamming religion to other atheists.   You, as they, would seem to be charging at windmills of the frauds.

Update:  Hey, you want to throw your money away keeping a bunch of buffalo butts in Madison going, I don't care.  I hope it means you won't be re-releasing any more of your crap music.  Geesh, I've heard high school garage bands that were more daring.

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