Thursday, January 26, 2017

Internet Commerce: How Does It Work?


Crazy Tennessee yarn lady strikes super-Jesusy blow against First Amendment:
Franklin Yarn Store Throws a Knit Fit
Shop's owner bans women's march supporters ... days after Nashville's women's march

Yesterday the owner of The Joy of Knitting, a boutique yarn shop in Franklin, posted a message on Facebook:
With the recent women's march on Washington, I ask that you if you want yarn for any project for the women's movement that you please shop for yarn elsewhere. The vulgarity, vile and evilness of this movement is absolutely despicable. That kind of behavior is unacceptable and is not welcomed at The Joy of Knitting. I will never need that kind of business to remain open. Two wrongs will never ever make it right.
The author of the post, Elizabeth, cited her Christian beliefs as the main reason for her stance, saying, "The women's movement is counterproductive to unity of family, friends, community, and nation."...
And then all the heretics of Franklin saddled up their horses and rode to Bliss Yarns, or Haus of Yarn, or to the municipal library to use the public internet machine to order all the yarn they want.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I would be the member of our household to write a yarn post (especially on National Spouse Day) considering that I know nothing of the dark art of string-and-stick other than my wife turns balls of yarn into miracles every day.

My wife also has a degree in theology from a Famous Ivy League University, so I am doubly out of my depth.

Fortunately I am married to a lovely lady who knits me a life-line whenever I get too lost in my own head :-)

12 comments:

Fran / Blue Gal said...

And now she's claiming she doesn't want her Facebook post to be an opportunity to "hash out my beliefs versus yours" I wrote:

Oh yes it is. You got up on your high horse in a public forum and now want to be sheltered from the tremendous blow-back your hateful comments yield. The "judge not LEST ye be judged" (Matt 7) and "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone (John 8) are cause and effect about hypocrisy. This was a protest against a president who bragged about sexual assault and suggested on broadcast radio that he wanted his mistress to get an abortion. He waited until the child was 2 months old to marry her mother, presumably to find out if the baby was his. But 1 out of 100 Americans who attended a march on Saturday are "dividing the nation"? You want to preach morality and family unity, ma'am, wake up to the three times married sexist womanizer you defend. And if you don't want hash outs about your beliefs, keep them off Facebook.

Robt said...


---You can really spin a yarn on your blog sometimes----------

And I thought Trump and all his supporters were going to unite us and make America great again?
And exactly how does this create jobs?
The people that work at the yarn producing company in China are going to be put out of work.
Of course there is the loss of money savings a Christmas to knit a sweater for someone that way you didn;t have to spend a lot of money on. Which save you money to be able to buy other things for presents. Like a Turkey for dinner.

Banning customers for Jesus---------------Christ, what next?

My she find reality like the republican in Paul Ryan's town hall who found the ACA kept him alive and he had a come to Jesus moment without banning anyone. Only before his personal crisis of life did his Conservative God reveal a burning Obamacare bush to him.

If I was able to ask one question of her and her Trumped President.
'When it comes to torture, is it OK with Jesus if children are torture or just adults"?

Well One more, "will you ask anyone that tortures children in the name of Jesus to buy their yarn elsewhare as well"?

dinthebeast said...

Bless her heart. (Yup, my whole family is from Oklahoma except me.)

-Doug in Oakland

trgahan said...

Attended local Democratic Party Listening Tour on Monday. A young woman said a man she had a No Contact restraining order on called her right after Hillary conceded to tell her "the rules have changed! See you when I see you."

Who is vile, vulgar, and evil?

Hutchbilly said...

AS God said, this is a stiff necked people ( not me of course, I actually read the Bible and there is nothing about yarn as a definer of faith)

bluicebank said...

Yarn? Mein got! That's made from more than one fiber. (acetate from wood/cotton lint, linen, flax, veggie fiber, wool, mohair and silk). There's something in the Bible about that, but I always skip to the punishment by stoning part.


the bewilderness said...

I don't think there are enough misogynists who knit to keep her business afloat. They all seem to be puzzling over who supplied the women marching with all those hats.

Fran / Blue Gal said...

They sure are, The bewilderness....

ziply said...

BRAVA!!!!

tricia dennis said...

Just remember her Congressperson is Marsha Blackburn. Enough said. Franklin is full of people like this.

jim said...

[ insert snarky commment about MRA/PUA skidmarks suddenly forming knitting circles ]

Ed Crotty said...

shockingly her personal FB page is a right-wing cesspool.

https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.bishop.982