Since yesterday, a group called 1 Million People Who Support Ellen for J.C. Penney has popped up, far surpassing the support of One Million Moms’ Facebook “Likes” (now 42,634). As of press time, 1 Million People has 80,244 members and gaining. According to founder Cathie Winter Miller, the group only had 38 “Likes” yesterday, and a recent check of the group’s page showed pages upon pages of Team Ellen comments in the last 20 minutes alone.
I didn’t know anyone was tracking the numbers, this is fun. I thought that One Million Moms would continue to inflate themselves, limited only by the number of moms on planet earth– at my rough estimate, 2 billion. Maybe this mighty horde of moms is about to rise up and march on J.C.Penney, or maybe those busy women have more important things to do.
You know, this is a classic case of mis-information corrected by more information. Groups like the American Family Association have put the ‘bully’ in the bully pulpit for decades, and have always inflated their power and influence. They may have passed their peak. The current Republican lineup, all competing for the Christian vote, are an embarrassment to many Christians–who do not march in lockstep and were not all born yesterday either.
[for AFA, I tried to link to the organization’s ‘about us’ page, but when I did it grabbed onto my computer like a Jehovah’s Witness who won’t get off your porch, and I had to do a security update. Coincidence? I don’t know, but I won’t visit them again unless I have time to re-start Firefox.]
IN RELATED NEWS: Who can forget the time world-famous author Jincy Willett named her novel, ‘Winner of the National Book Award’? It’s a well-known fact that Ms.Willett wears a scarf and dark glasses whenever she goes out, and survives death-defying car chases with paparazzi seeking photos they can sell to the tabloids. Of course, I don’t have the numbers on that, but this is the internet, after all.