Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Can we get the groups boycotting Indiana to boycott Kentucky too? Please?

George Takei is boycotting Indiana. And this is scary ... why?
After looking at the list of people who are boycotting Indiana for passing its religious freedom law, I am trying to think about how Kentucky can get in on this boycott deal.

If you look at the list, you to will see that these are people we need to get to boycott Kentucky as well. In fact, this would be an excellent way to keep intolerant people who are opposed to basic Constitutional rights out of the state where they can't bother us.

For example, the AFSCME. First of all, we should refuse entry to any organization with an acronym that long. The AFSCME is the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Government bureaucrats? Threatening not to come to your state? This is a joke, right? Is there any state that would not want this group to boycott them?

Angie's List: This is the group claiming to offer consumer reviews of local businesses that accepts ad revenues from some of the businesses they purport to objectively review. And they're lecturing states on proper behavior? And what credibility does a company have in trying to financially punish a state that has itself been in business for almost 20 years and never made a profit?

George Takei: The actor who played Sulu on the original Star Trek series and who, after a subsequent career appearing at nerdy Trekkie conventions, is now a gay celebrity (that's a celebrity who is famous for simply being gay) is also boycotting Indiana. I'm trying to think of exactly what a boycott by George Takei consists of. Is he just not coming there anymore? Is there something scary about this that I am missing?

Connecticut. That's right. The whole state. No one from Connecticut is every coming to Indiana again. Ever. Oh, and check out Connecticut's religious freedom law: It's more strict than the Indiana law. Maybe Connecticut could boycott itself. Then no one from Connecticut would ever come to Connecticut. Ever.

Wilco, the indie band, said it would cancel its upcoming show in Indianapolis. If you have ever heard Wilco (or for that matter most other indie bands) you will understand the magnitude of this threat (yawn). Indie bands are like most other bands except that there is no quality control. I am hoping, if we can get a strong boycott of Kentucky going, we can get every indie band to boycott us.

San Franscisco has boycotted Indiana. It is not allowing its city government employees to travel there. This just increases the urgency of getting them to boycott Kentucky too before, not being able to go to Indiana, they start coming here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Captain Kirk has a home in Kentucky.