Monday, July 21, 2014

Best News of the Day: Obama Signs LBGT+ Anti-Discrimination Order

"The executive order has two parts: It makes it illegal to fire or harass employees of federal contractors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and it explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government."

Let me make this clear: There are plenty of things I really don't like about President Obama. While being a better alternative to the awful-sauce misogynistic racist homophobic transphobic islamophobic shitstain conservative options, he's still bombing people and failing to address anti-choice terrorism and so on. But sometimes he does good things, and this is pretty great.

[Via Huffington Post]


saber86 said...

Great site! Found you via Shakesville. Re: the POTUS (because even using his last name is troll bait, sadly), I have a theory.

He didn't get elected in '08 or '12 because he yessed everyone about everything (a Tea Party GOP trick, imo). Our current POTUS has a mind like a steel trap; he misses nothing (even when he seems to miss). His intestinal fortitude is awesome, his obvious desire to do his best to help make his country a better place for all its citizens is readily visible (for those who actually look), and his confidence as a man of color is unceasing. He has prepared himself well for his 8 years in office.

I don't agree with everything he's done (or not done), but I greatly admire him for his personal qualities and his commitment to his family.

I think he's not done just yet with being the POTUS.

I think he's planning things that will surprise his supporters *and* his detractors.

I'm very intrigued by what he'll do next. :-)

Lindsey Weedston said...

Thanks so much! Always glad to see fellow Shakers.

That's pretty much how I feel about the POTUS as well. He is clearly a very intelligent man, and I'm hoping good things happen this November so that we can really see what he can do.