June 4, 2018

Disingenuous Wires: Court’s Same-Sex Wedding Cake Ruling Is ‘Narrow’

Both the Associated Press and Reuters have described today’s 7-2 Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission as “narrowly” decided and “limited.” The justification for this characterization is thin, and AP has erroneously contended that “the big issue in the case, whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people,” remains undecided.


Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (060418)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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Positivity: Boise youth football team meets with couple they helped rescue from overturned car

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Meridian, Nevada (video at link; HT Weasel Zippers):

May 30, 2018 09:16 PM
Updated June 01, 2018 01:33 PM

After making national headlines for rescuing two people in an overturned vehicle Tuesday night, the Boise Black Knights wanted to see that the couple they helped on a Oregon highway was doing OK.

The Black Knights, a team of mostly 13- and 14-year-old tackle football players, lifted the overturned car to help free the trapped couple after coming upon the accident.

The couple injured in the crash, Alan and Margaret Hardman, both 65, of Winnemucca, Nevada, suffered some broken bones, cuts and scrapes, but are expected to recover.

“I’ll tell you what — I don’t know how we would have done it without them,” Alan Hardman told the Statesman. “They didn’t even hesitate.”

The team met with the family Thursday evening at their daughter’s home in Meridian. The players, holding flowers, cookies and cards in hand, were overwhelmed with emotion; they hadn’t seen the Hardmans since they were taken away in an ambulance at the scene.

The team also presented the couple with a signed jersey and football.