Nut Finds Squirrel

After a week of national debate Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB1062, Arizona’s Gay Jim Crow bill.

Slow clap for the Arizona Governor. She did the right thing for the wrong reasons. As Andy Borowitz hilariously quipped, Arizona Republicans came to the awkward realization that gay people have money and buy stuff.

Just once in their fucking lives I’d like to see a Republican do something because it’s the right thing to do, you know? Just once. Would it kill you people to stand on the side of equality and human rights just one time? Not because you’re threatened by Apple, Marriott, and the National Football League, but because legalized discrimination is morally wrong and, in fact, this country came to that conclusion waaaay back in 1964?

Jesus but I’m over this shit.

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11 responses to “Nut Finds Squirrel

  1. It would be so sweet if Michael Sam were the MVP at that Super Bowl Phoenix is getting, now that they’ve realized that teh GAY weren’t the only people that care about teh GAY. What would be even better is if the QB or star running back who WILL be the MVP nine times out of ten, comes out on national TV by thanking his parents, his coaches and his partner.

  2. What would be even better, for some value of “better”, is if that MVP was asked “Where are you going, from here?” and, instead of saying, “I’m going to Disney!”, he said, “I’m going to Kobalt!”:

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2012/02/ten_favorite_gay_bars_in_great.php?page=5

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2012/02/ten_favorite_gay_bars_in_great.php?page=5

  3. Mary Wilson

    YES! I thought the very same thing!!! And I am soooo glad the seat fillers in Nashville had to ‘table’ or hide the TN TEA version of the very same piece of trash. Even Jan Brewer, sucking up to BIG Business, mentioned that this bill had NOTHING to do with religion…and then sort of whispered the point that Arizona respects ‘equal rights for all…like she really didn’t mean to say it but had to cover that base to placate those who marched and protested and made her pay attention!!

  4. I just wish Keebler would market Gay Danish Wedding Cookies. (Forgive me…if I couldn’t laugh I’d surely go insane) Speaking of which…True Stroy. Commentor over at the fever swamp (Red State) said “I just wish the media would make as much of Benghazi as they did this bill.”

  5. deep

    Seems like the New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg disagrees with your sentiment:

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/02/jan-brewer-veto-speech-in-arizona.html

    …don’t get me wrong: Jan Brewer’s governorship has not exactly been a thing of beauty. … But it was a damn good speech—unequivocal, ungrudging, and stern. … In an otherwise foreboding political landscape, it’s a blazing sunrise.

  6. jazzbumpa

    I give Brewer exactly 0 credit for doing the right thing.

    She did the economic thing, which coincidentally happened to line up with the right thing.

    The thing that continually amazes me about conservatives is that they are always on the wrong side of basic human rights issues.
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  7. Why am I not applauding her?

    • Because she vetoed it after being threatened with loss of money and face instead of telling her asshole buddies in the lege that it would be “DOD*” if they were indignorantly bigoted enough to pass it up to her?

      Herzberg’s take is nonsensical.

      * Dead On Desk.

  8. Seems Borowitz differs with his colleague Herzberg.

    “Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial anti-gay bill last night, telling reporters, “Let’s focus on discriminating against Mexicans.”