Fun with Corporate Conscience Clauses

Fun with Corporate Conscience Clauses

Read at the NYTimes

The Supreme Court heard the Hobby Lobby Case last week. Hobby Lobby has been very vocal about their opposition to the birth control mandate ever since the Affordable Care Act became law. I drew another cartoon about that over two years ago.

A for-profit company that employs the general public has no business imposing its owners’ religious beliefs onto its employees. But the Supreme Court loves corporate persons more than flesh and blood persons, so Hobby Lobby’s employees should probably read up on the rhythm method. Goes Viral Goes Viral

Read at The New York Times

I’m a comedy nerd and have been a huge fan of Zach Galifianakis even before his “Late World with Zach” briefly made VH1 watchable. So unlike most people who have to follow politics for a living, I enjoyed Obama’s appearance on “Between Two Ferns” to plug the national insurance exchange website. At least it’s an intentional comedy program, unlike the Sunday shows which are all terrible and turn anyone who watches them into humorless prigs.

In actual ObamaCare news, Massachusetts’ insurance exchange remains FUBAR’d. My current insurance keeps getting extended, but I would like to have more permanent coverage. I am no longer a “young invincible” and would like insurance in case a lump starts growing in my balls or anywhere else, really.

A Townie Takes on “Wahlburgers”


Click to read on The Nib

I live just up the road from the reality TV show set/burger restaurant “Wahlburgers.” So I left my apartment in Quincy, took 3A over the Fore River Bridge and down to an upscale outdoor mall in Hingham to report on these B-list burgers.

The food was OK. But its trying-too-hard fake-Boston-ness was worse than Julianne Moore’s accent on “30 Rock.”

Handbook for Homophobes

Handbook for Homophobes

click to read at the New York Times

Arizona’s terrible anti-gay discrimination bill was vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer, and now homophobes need all the help they can get.

Massachusetts might’ve been at the forefront of marriage equality, but anti-gay discrimination is still making news in our more regressive enclaves. Like almost everything in Southie, South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is run by terrible monsters. The dumb fucks are finally letting a few gays march in their celebration of day-drinking, but with this caveat:

The group, MassEquality, could not wear T-shirts or hold signs that include the word gay or refer to sexual orientation.

Presumably, attendees to the parade will still be permitted to wear their precious “Fuck Me, I’m Irish” t-shirts while shouting homophobic things about Derek Jeter. You know, “traditional Boston revelry.”

All-American Winter Games

All-American Winter Games

Click to read at the New York Times, or on The Nib

I haven’t caught Olympic fever, but this winter has brought on a major case of cabin fever to everyone in the northeast. Complaining about the weather is a tradition even older than the Olympics, so I figured I’d join in.

Apparently other parts of the country/world are experiencing different weather abnormalities, but I don’t have to walk on their unshoveled sidewalks, so who cares?