With the blowback from the Indiana and Arkansas laws still fresh, there've been some other happenings worth noting towards the end of this week.
Memories Pizza in Indiana was found by a story-fishing reporter, out on the prowl for signs of bigotry and hate in the state of Indiana. Apparently the best she was able to pull up was a pizza parlor whose owners said they'd serve gay couples, but wouldn't want to cater a same-sex wedding.
One dishonest headline later (Along the lines of ''Restaurant says they'd refuse to serve gays!"), and the tolerant, progressive forces of the world are on the march to destroy the business completely.
Cue the Yelp defacing, the death threats over the phone and twitter, and the all-out attack by Progressives, and the shop's ready to close for good. A necessary sacrifice on the Progressive altar! Complete with half-hearted disavowals from progressives like, 'Death threats are bad, buuuut it's good to see people have no tolerance for hate.'
Anyway, a conservative radio personality steps in, starts a Gofundme campaign, and at this point they've got close to a million dollars to support them for their trouble. A nice show of support in and of itself, but what I find interesting in the above linked story is the reaction to the reporter attempting to cause a little trouble for the fundraising effort.
Apparently a local CBS affiliate's reporter decided to report the Gofundme campaign for fraud 'Just in case.' She got noticed. Cue the contacting of the station - her employer - and a sudden upswing in internet anger. Suddenly she's forced to apologize, not to mention (transparently) lie.
Terrible shit, these internet mobs, but apparently this is the way of the world now.
Meanwhile, . This in particular is fascinating to me, since it's a unique form of explicit anti-SJW pushback in territory that is normally seen as the friendliest to SJWs - fiction and media, and 'democratic' voting. Vox's side looks as if they were able to absolutely storm into the Hugo awards (making Vox himself a multiple-times Hugo Award nominated individual - not bad for a guy kicked out of the SFWA!) with their fans.
Who the awards will actually go to remain anyone's guess, but if by some stroke of luck Vox himself pulls and award, prepare for all hell to break loose.
This is worth watching in particular because it offers the potential of a blueprint of SJW pushback. Any conservative or even non-SJW victory in the realm of culture is important to pay attention to.