Archive for Jan Brewer

Rep. King: All LGBT Is Self-Professed Behavior, Laws Protecting It Are Made For Pedophiles

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Dunce LGBT

Ah, the LGBT life: unfortunates filled with public pain, abuse, ridicule, discrimination, beatings, and even murders. Wait. Maybe unfortunates is a poor choice of words. Masochists is more appropriate, according to Congressman Steve King (R - Iowa). It seems Dr. Steve believes homosexuality or sexual identity is a choice, just not a verifiable one. HuffPo:

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) defended Arizona’s recently vetoed anti-LGBT legislation on Sunday, arguing in part that homosexuality is a “self-professed behavior” that cannot be “independently verified."

“Although it’s clear in the civil rights section of the code that you can’t discriminate against people based upon -- and I’m not sure I have the list right -- race, creed, religion, color of skin," King said, "there’s nothing mentioned in there on self-professed behavior, and that’s what they’re trying to protect: special rights for self-professed behavior.”

I guess that means that most, if not all professed LGBT'ers are masochists. They love being discriminated against and ostracized. Just listen to King's own words. Count how many times King says, "self-professed behavior:"

Sexual orientation does not warrant constitutional protection because it cannot be “independently verified” and can be “willfully changed,” King contended.

See. It's a choice and we can just learn them gays and other queers to be straight. Just send them to Marcus "Mr. Michele" Bachmann. And King's insights and vast scientific knowledge on the LGBT life aren't new:

During the 2009 passage of the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act -- which expanded the existing 1969 law to include crimes motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation, gender identity or disability -- King argued that the sexual orientation provision would provide pedophiles with special protections.

Ah yes, that very strong Washington pedophile lobby -- the leading firm there is Findem, Rapem & Abusem.

Money. Yup, and that's the reason Rep. Crazy made in arguing for the recent Arizona anti-gay (religious freedom) bill. By her vetoing it, Gov. Jan Brewer opened the door for the big fix. The big scam. What is that, you may be asking?

He [Rep. Steve King]  went on to suggest that anti-discrimination laws protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people could give those individuals the opportunity to trick businesses into discriminating against them with the intent of “setting up a case.”

seinfeld puffy shirt

Well, at least now we know. When you're not being a pedophile, you're scamming the justice system with phony discrimination claims. This is all a money-making plot. Rep. King has officially set the record straight.

Thanks to him, I'm going out to get my LGBT membership card, put on a "Seinfeld puffy shirt," move to Georgia or Kansas where similar legislation to Arizona's is being considered and go sue somebody before it's too late. I want to be rich. I want to be part of the "1%" group. I wanna be gay!!!

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

"Arizona: the American Uganda. It's not the hate, it's the stupidity."

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Arizona

Another guest post by the one, the only Will Durst who's having a little fun with Arizona, Arizona's governor, Jan Brewer, and her recent decision to veto a terrible bill that would have legalized discrimination in the name of religion.

Brewer is so totes adorbs that Will couldn't resist analyzing her and her reasons for signing SB 1062, as well as poking fun at the state as a whole. Enjoy:

IT’S NOT THE HATE, IT’S THE STUPIDITY

Alright. Woo- hoo. We’re partying now. With the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for sorting Phillips head screws from flat head screws, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer publicly vetoed SB 1062, legislation that would provide legal cover to businesses denying services based on the operator’s religious beliefs. The return of Jim Crow with a cactus beat.

Yes, the finger jabbing governess banged down the brakes of the bigot bill. And the disappointment rumbling through the evangelical community caused snakes to be mishandled all the way to Eastern Tennessee.

Give the lady credit. She hemmed. She hawed. She deliberated. Took her time like a molasses coated snail slogging up Everest against the wind in the dead of winter. The right thing was done; for the wrong reasons. The same way deciding not to drink that 8th beer was a smart move whether the cause was self- restraint or misplacing the bottle opener under the front seat.

Mostly it was the threat of another state- wide economic boycott including the possibility of losing a second Super Bowl that did the trick. Once again, the NFL trumps religion. Of course, if those darn liberals hadn't put up such a stink, she would have signed it so fast it would make a roadrunner's head spin, mid beep- beep.

Ironically, Brewer’s painstakingly lackadaisical response was responsible for ratcheting up the backlash that inflamed the country. She inadvertently gave the press time to trumpet the story. And the resulting uproar bodes as well for the umpteen other states considering similar legislation as a dead gila monster- head in your Frosted Flakes.

This is what happens when the tourist industry, the business community, the state’s 2 GOP US Senators and even some of the bill’s co- sponsors turn against it. With friends like these, who needs enemas?

You’d think that vetoing a bill that sanctioned discrimination would be a no- brainer, but no- brainers aren’t quite the sure thing in Arizona. This is the state famous for voting against recognizing Martin Luther King’s Birthday as a holiday and encouraging local police to stop anybody with a tan on both their arms. Not to mention Alice Cooper.

Perhaps Arizona legislators are unaware that religions other than Christianity exist, because depending on the faith of the business owner, this bill would have allowed folks to refuse service not just for sexual orientation but for sporting nail polish, fastening pants with zippers or eating shellfish. The burning hunger for desert shellfish having been dealt with many millennia ago.

Not wearing a hat offends some gods. While the wearing of hats offends others. The gods, they are sartorially conflicted. Suspected of engaging in premarital sex, no ice cream for you. Divorced patrons can purchase their organic rutabagas somewhere else, thank you very much. Wear a turban? Don’t need a couch. Customers would need to take a urine test every time they dropped something off at the dry cleaners.

With every piece of ludicrous legislation, it becomes increasingly apparent that AZ- the postal abbreviation for the Grand Canyon State- stands for Angry Zenophobes. And yes, xenophobe is actually spelled with an X, but the insensible and intolerant denizens of Arizona are probably unaware of that. Arizona: the American Uganda. It’s not the hate, it’s the stupidity.

Will Durst is an award- winning, nationally acclaimed political comic. Go to willdurst.com to find about more about his new CD, “Elect to Laugh” and calendar of personal appearances.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Arizona: Who's in Charge Here? Politicians or Pundits?

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

ArizonaArizona State Sign: Image: planetscfs.com

I find it fascinating that the people who are flipping out the most about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's refusal to sign the 'anti-gay' discrimination bill are not other politicians but the paid bloviators we call 'pundits'. The word 'pundit' comes from the Hindu word 'pandit' which is an appelation for a learned man, a scholar, often applied to Jawaharlal Nehru.

Our 'pundits' ('opinion-writers') on the other hand are ignorant fools who imagine that anyone cares what they have to say and that they know more about running the State of Arizona that its governor.

Jan Brewer is a conservative Republican (see her Wiki to learn more about her) but she's also a realist who knows that it would do Arizona serious harm to be known as an anti-gay state. Arizona, like everywhere else, needs jobs and tourism and when the NFL threatened to cancel the Super Bowl because of the proposed anti-gay legislation, she saw the writing on the wall. She cares about the well-being of her adopted state.

The so-called 'pundits' however, now think she's a traitor to the entire right-wing 'Onward Christian Soldiers' cause.  I say she's a responsible governor (in this case).

From the story on The Huffington Post:

John Nolte @NolteNC
CNN led full court media press to take away rights of Christians. Just the beginning. Using tolerance as weapon against us. Wake up.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Houston Police & DA's Office Break The Law - Toss 26 Year Military Veteran Into Street

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

veteran   Aryeh Ohayon and his dog Bandit

A veteran who has a trained and licensed service dog was recently denied service in a Houston, TX restaurant. That could be just a bit of confusion on the part of the restaurant as to the law. So the disabled Army and Navy veteran, who served his country for 26 years, did what he thought he should do to rectify the situation. He called the police.

Sadly they came. Why sadly? Because they didn't know the law in their state. According to The Raw Story:

Last year, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a bill that made it a misdemeanor to refuse entry to service dogs, irrespective of the disability of their owners.

So this seems quite clear. The vet, Aryeh Ohayon, was within his rights to be served and his being accompanied by a service dog should not have been cause for his embarrassing and unceremonious removal.

But the police officer wasn't the only one ignorant in Houston that day.

Houston Police claim that the officer who responded to the call contacted the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and was told that Thai Spice Buffet II was allowed to bar the door to Ohayon because it is a private establishment.

Ah, the old, "private establishment" excuse. That and the right to religious practices are the two catch phrases hate groups use to discriminate. Fortunately with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a discriminatory bill yesterday, a signal went out loud and clear that being a private establishment doesn't exempt you from discrimination laws.

Kudos to Governor Brewer (R - Arizona). Also kudos to Gov. Rick Perry (R -  Texas) for signing the bill which would allow the military veteran or anyone else with a service dog to enter and be served in any establishment.

But a big "Boo," "hiss" and "up yours" to the Houston police and the Harris County DA's office for not knowing the law they're sworn to uphold. They should at the very least apologize to this brave man who served us all in the military for over a quarter of a century.

Oh, and if you think this is an isolated event, Raw Story adds this:

This is but the latest in a string of refusals to allow service dogs to accompany veterans with mental disabilities like depression or PTSD. Last August, police in New Jersey kicked Jared Goering and his service dog, Gator, off the boardwalk, mockingly asking him if “all veterans get service dogs.”

Later that month, a Massachusetts establishment kicked James Glaser and his dog, Jack, out, claiming that his reason for having him wasn’t “legitimate.”

More on the KHOU-TV website.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Hate Can't Make Up Its Mind In Arizona

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

No gays allowed

Well, that (un)progressive state of Arizona is at it again. The "papers please" state recently sent a bill to Governor Jan Brewer which would greatly and adversely affect the LGBT community in the state. At the same time, it could even have further implications, making discrimination against women and immigrants viable. The bottom line to this bill is that it's simply hateful. And the sad part of this promoted bill is that it's intended, at least publicly, to be religiously motivated.

It's hard to imagine a discriminatory bill is based on a cockeyed outlook of religion. I'm not sure if it was just a great PR push by some zealots or ignorance on the part of the state assembly. Either way, there's something awfully wrong if the Governor signs this bill.

Making it easier for Governor Brewer to veto it came yesterday.

Talking Points Memo Livewire:

State Sen. Steve Pierce (R), who voted for the bill, now says it was a bad idea and wants to see the bill vetoed.

“I screwed up,” Pierce told Capitol Media Services on Sunday. “I’m trying to make it right.”

The Republican lawmaker told the Prescott Daily Courier that he doesn't like the attention the bill has brought to the state, although he believes the purpose of the legislation has been misconstrued.

Sen. Steve Pierce

To say that Steve Pierce voted for the bill is an understatement. He pushed it through. It was his baby. Perhaps he's just a bit modest in defining his efforts. I think he's just embarrassed because both he and the bill have been generating so much negative coverage.

Yet, despite Pierce's public admission that the bill was a bad idea, he's still walking his position back a bit.

"To say (the bill is) anti-gay is following the feeding frenzy," he added. "I have friends that are gay and I wouldn't do anything to hurt them. This is blown way out of proportion and it's too bad."

How familiar that sounds to shield oneself against other forms of bigotry with  bromides like, "Some of my best friends are Jewish," or "some of my best friends are Black."

Maybe the truth here is that Sen. Pierce might have made both of those statements to justify his evil -- but that would require him to prove he had any friends at all. After this bill's exposure, I'm not too sure anyone's lining up to wear that mantle.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Video- Dur Alert: Gov Jan Brewer Can't Pronounce Tuskegee

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

C'mon. Has she been living in the U.S. the past half century or not? At least in her Governor role she should have been tutored on any "hard" words in her speech. Huge fail.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Video- Gov. Jan Brewer Compares Undocumented Immigrants to Drunk Drivers

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Class act that Brewer. She must have felt constrained by the election, but now she can let 'em rip again. Via.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare