May 12, 2006, - 11:40 am
By Debbie Schlussel
In honor of the impending Mother’s Day and the obligatory gifts, we thought we’d recognize how this holiday has been taken way too far:
* Today’s Wall Street Journal cites LegalMomentum.org, a “pro-women’s” (really far-left, feminist) site, which
frets that immigration legislation may “rain on Mother’s Day” by forcing some immigrant nannies to leave.
Hello? . . . They’re illegal. They should be forced to leave. And maybe the kids should be raised by their own mothers. Are nannies really what Mother’s Day is about? We don’t think so.
* Major League Baseball announced that its players will be swinging pink bats this Mother’s Day weekend to raise awareness of breast cancer. the players will also wear pink wristbands, and pink bases, home plate, and decorations.
C’mon, pink bats? This is absurd. It’s important to fight breast cancer. But all pro baseball players are men, and so is most of their audience. They suffer from prostate cancer, colon cancer, and other cancers that don’t get the attention that breast cancer does.
So what is MLB doing for those cancers. Nada.
* We’re against BS litigation, but we love class-action plaintiff Michael Cohn on behalf of all of its male ticketholders. He sued the Los Angeles Angels because they denied him a red nylon tote bag during a Mother’s Day promotion, last year, for the sole reason that he’s a guy. Because of it, this weekend, the Angels will offer Mother’s Day tote bags to everyone, regardless of gender.
Welcome to equality, Angels. Hmmm . . . Where are the Glorias (Alred and Steinem)?
* Today’s Wall St. Journal also reports that
the National Retail Federation says 31.5% of consumers plan to give clothing or accessories for Mother’s Day,
the majority of which are made in foreign countries. Beware. Don’t buy your mother anything made by slave labor in Palestinian-dominated/Islamist Jordan, or terror-tied Syria and United Arab Emirates. K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Target, and many other big stores have their clothes made in these places.
Slave labor making people that hate us, Infidels, rich. Not the kind of thing to contribute to on Mother’s Day . . . or ever.
* McDonald’s announced it has established a “Global Moms Panel” to provide the fast-food chain with guidance on such topics as balanced and active lifestyle initiatives, restaurant communications, and children’s well-being. That includes advising the restaurant how to trim fat from kids. Why not Dads? Is Mickey D’s sexist? Just asking.
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