Boner of the Day

Boner Fight for February 4th, 2020

Boner Candidate #1: SINNER, MURDERER

State Senate candidate Jason Christensen says he overcame suicidal thoughts with the help of God. That is why he now claims his remarks that called a teen suicide victim a ‘sinner’ and a ‘murderer’ were out of love for the boy and his family. “I apologize for my tact,” Christensen said. Christensen, who is part of the Independent American Party, sympathized with victims of suicide and their families, but did not back down on the content of his comments. “Taking a life is murder, any way you look at it,” Christensen said. He slammed what he called the ‘LGBT’ agenda during an interview with 2News Friday morning. He said since his comments went viral, he has been the subject of death threats and online hacks — but has also received messages of support from sympathizers. “It has been very heart touching as well, to help carry me through this with the fiery darts of the adversary,” Christensen said. Christensen’s comment outraged many people who read it, including Provo business owner Ryan Taylor. “If he’s about families, then support families that have kids who commit suicide,” Taylor said. Read More

Boner Candidate #2: YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB, YOU HAVE A HOBBY.

A Utah lawmaker was broadly criticized this weekend after tweeting: “A person working at a job that does not pay a livable wage really only has a hobby.” State Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, said he intended to highlight the availability of training options for higher-paying jobs. But the tweet was quickly “ratioed” — that is, responding comments far outnumbered “likes” and retweets. And the reactions were not positive. Images of Marie Antoinette, a guillotine and Rich Uncle Pennybags from the board game Monopoly quickly appeared in the roughly 200 replies that piled up after Friday’s tweet. “All I can say is that I know several people with 2 or 3 ‘hobbies,’ Senator,” tweeted Jeffrey Merchant, chairman of the Utah Democratic Party. “Senator, be careful what you reveal,” warned state Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, with a GIF of Rich Uncle Pennybags waving his cane. “A hobby implies pleasure and diversion. Not the yoke of obligation that, while underpaid, is imperative to put food on the table,” wrote Los Angeles attorney Jane Shay Wald. “This is incredibly disrespectful of hardworking Utahns. … I worked 60-hour weeks as a child care provider for six years,” tweeted Murray City Councilwoman Kat Martinez. “I guess it was just my hobby.” Read More


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