I interrupt a week of whining about how my life is so hard, what with my son’s clashing wardrobe choices and my daughter not phoning me and the croissants jumping into my mouth whenever I stroll by (that post is still in drafts) to rant a little bit about a group of assholes, One Million Moms, who were protesting JC Penney’s decision to hire Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson.
Because Ellen is *gasp* gay and wants to make everyone in American gay and burn a few Bibles while she’s at it. And maybe the American flag too, but only if being gay doesn’t take up all her free time. It’s hard to juggle so many things at once, you know.
So I usually ignore shit like this because there are many insane people in the world and I can’t spend my croissant-eating time arguing with them all, but this week, Ellen DeGeneres called them out on their bullshit, and well, I love Ellen. Check it out if you missed it.
The great news is that JC Penney is standing by their decision to hire Ellen and I swear, I now think JC Penney is run by geniuses because that decision makes me want to shop at JC Penney and I didn’t even know that JC Penney still existed in post- 1970s America. And then people that I adore, Sweetney and Doug organized a Shop-In at JC Penney’s this Sunday, February 12th, and OMG, what a great idea. You can even buy a Valentine’s Day gift there for me if you like.
So please help spread the word!
More info at Sweetney’s site.
Oh and another thing. You may know that this month I’m one of the community leaders at Million Moms Challenge–an organization formed to promote healthy mothers and babies around the world. Totally and completely unrelated to One Million Moms, but they’re getting slammed in the confusion. I’ve tried to convince them to change their organization name to Marinka and 999,999 Other Moms, but it’s not catching on. Yet.