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Every once in a while the Worst Possible Thing happens, which is that conservative "thinker" Jonah Goldberg says something so fantastically stupid (in this case, about Hobby Lobby and our new glorious future of "corporate" for-profit "religion") that it forces us out of our long and prosperous careers of not giving a shit what Jonah Goldberg has to say.
This gets us to why I think the ruling’s majority essentially agreed with the protesters. If I like to dress up as a character from Game of Thrones on weekends, pretending to fight snow zombies and treating my mutt like she’s a mystical direwolf, that’s none of my employer’s business. But if I ask my employer to pay for my trip to a Game of Thrones fan convention, I am asking him to make it his business. If my employer refuses, that may or may not be unfair, but it’s his right. If, in response, I go to the convention and have the government force my employer to pay for my travel, that only makes things worse. It not only makes my private pursuits my boss’s business, it makes them the business of taxpayers and a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington.
Well if you say it like that, sure it makes sense.
"A woman and her doctor making personal decisions about that woman's health care without employer intervention is a lot like dressing up as fictional characters and going to conventions, in that it's patently silly. Now if you'll excuse me back here in the real world, an invisible sky-man that you can't hear has told me that I will descend after death into a lake of burny-ouchy fire if I don't line item these two pills off of your next insurance contract."
And this is why we usually do not pay any attention to Jonah Goldberg.
Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 01:37 PM PDT.