Yesterday, we all went to Sam's Club. There was a Salvation Army bell ringer right outside the exit. He had white hair and a full, white beard, and a good-sized gut. And glasses. He looked like Santa Clause. Played with the kids for a couple of minutes (and quietly called the imp a "cute little shit"--which he is, but Santa? Don't say that where a four-year-old can hear you.), and then thanked us for letting him play with them, and wished us a Merry Christmas.
I think he was the highlight of the kids' day.
And UC Berkley's student government would like to boot Salvation Army volunteers from campus because "Allowing the Salvation Army to collect donations on campus is a form of
financial assistance that empowers the organization to spend the money
it raises here in order to discriminate and advocate discrimination
against queer people."
Okay, fine. But if UC Berkley can ban Salvation Army bell ringers from campus, it's only fair that the Salvation Army ban those who carry a Student ID from UC Berkley from shopping at their second-hand shops.
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