Tag Archives: Arizona

Arizona: OMG Immigrant Shoes

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MEXICANS GET OUT: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Racist Anti-Immigrant Bill

Facing reelection and desperate to appease teabaggers, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has just signed her state’s racist anti-immigrant bill. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law the nation’s toughest legislation against illegal immigration Friday, a sweeping measure that supporters said would take handcuffs off police but which President Barack Obama said could violate people’s civil rights. The bill, sent to …

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John McCain: “Illegals” Are Intentionally Causing Car Accidents

Bill O’Reilly correctly points out that Arizona’s new law, which permits police to interrogate anybody they suspect of being undocumented, will result in racial profiling. McCain says he’ll be “very sorry if some of that happens,” but “it’s the people whose homes and property are being violated. It’s the drive-by that — the drivers of cars with illegals in it …

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Deine Papiere, Bitte?

The Arizona legislature has passed a bill authorizing the police to stop and interrogate anybody they suspect of being an undocumented immigrant. Anti-immigrant activists are overjoyed. The bill’s author, State Sen. Russell Pearce, said it simply “takes the handcuffs off of law enforcement and lets them do their job.” But police were deeply divided on the matter, with police unions …

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John McCain: Asking Gay Soldiers About DADT Repeal Would Be Crazy

This weekend John McCain was interviewed by the Arizona Daily Star about his position on the repeal of DADT. Here’s a telling bit of the interview. STAR: I wanted to ask about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and your perspective on that. And I know what you said several years ago and what you have said since. But I’m wondering if …

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McCain: I Never Said I Was A Maverick

John McCain is trying to un-maverick himself. Arizona Sen. John McCain is trying to shake loose the mantle of the maverick brand he shared with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in 2008. “I never considered myself a maverick,” he told Newsweek. “I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities.” Palin, the …

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Maddow Vs J.D. Hayworth

The bit about horse fucking starts at 8:00. Maddow FTW.

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PhoboQuotable – JD Hayworth

“You see, the Massachusetts Supreme Court, when it started this move toward same-sex marriage, actually defined marriage — now get this — it defined marriage as simply, ‘the establishment of intimacy.’ Now how dangerous is that? I mean, I don’t mean to be absurd about it, but I guess I can make the point of absurdity with an absurd point …

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Arizona House Votes To Give Adoption Preference To Married Straights

Yesterday the Arizona House voted to give married couples first dibs on adoptable children. Only if no married straight couples can be found would a child become available to others. HB 2148 would overrule the existing practice of the Department of Economic Security that makes the “best interests of the child” the primary factor when considering placing a child for …

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McCain Vs. McCain

Sen. John McCain, who faces reelection in Arizona this year, has issued a statement saying that he doesn’t agree with his wife’s newfound support for marriage equality. John McCain’s office said in a statement that the Arizona senator respects the views of members of his family but remains opposed to gay marriage. “Sen. McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is …

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Arizona Revokes Health Insurance For Partners Of State Employees

On Friday, Arizona’s governor signed a bill revoking health benefits from the unmarried partners of state employees under the guise of “cost cutting.” Lambda Legal fumes: State legislators for months had taken aim at the equal benefits plan approved last year by former Governor Janet Napolitano, now Department of Homeland Security Secretary. On Friday, current Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed …

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Protesters Begin Weekly Vigils Outside Church Of “Obama Should Die” Pastor

This weekend a group called People Against Clergy Who Preach Hate (Facebook group) had the first of their planned weekly protests outside the Phoenix-area storefront church of Pastor Steve Anderson, who has publicly prayed for the death of the president. The 125 protesters waved signs containing scriptural admonitions against hate as well as signs supporting the president.

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Arizona Assault Rifle Guy Is A Parisioner Of Baptist Rev. Steven Anderson

OK, now this is getting scary. It turns out that the loon who showed up at President Obama’s speech with a machine gun is a parishioner of Rev. Steven L. Anderson, the nutjob who made national news for saying he prays every night for the death of the president. We better hope the Secret Service has these guys under 24/7 …

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Quote Of The Day – Arthur Frommer

“For myself, without yet suggesting that others follow me in an open boycott, I will not personally travel in a state where civilians carry loaded weapons onto the sidewalks and as a means of political protest. I not only believe such practices are a threat to the future of our democracy, but I am firmly convinced that they would also …

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Pastor Steven Anderson: America Is Controlled By Homosexuals

Good As You points us to this just-posted “sermon” by Pastor Steven L. Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church of Tempe, Arizona. The clip is audio-only and NSFW as the good gentle Christian pastor screams things like “Faggots run this country!” He also accuses Barney Frank of being a pedophile and lies that Frank has been arrested for it. …

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Man With Assault Weapon At Obama’s Event Was Planted By Wingnut Radio Host

It turns out that the man with the assault rifle who appeared outside of the president’s town hall event in Arizona yesterday was planted by a teabagger Libertarian wingnut internet radio host. Shocker! The host, Ernest Hancock, says, “We’re up against a tyrannical government that will rob the next generation as long as they can get away with it. If …

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Arizona: Assault Weapons And Handguns At Obama’s Town Hall Event

Arizona’s “open carry” law means it’s PERFECTLY LEGAL to bring a machine gun to an event featuring the president of the United States. INSANITY.

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Gun “Dropped” At Town Hall Meeting

An attendee at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ (D-AZ) town hall meeting dropped a potent symbol of how these events have devolved – his handgun. “Yelling and screaming is counterproductive,” she told the Sierra Vista Herald at a Congress on Your Corner event last week. There, one visitor dropped a gun at the meet n’ greet held in a Douglas Safeway, her …

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Rainbows Are Gay Is OK

Another one for the ACLU win column. Remember the Arizona kid who wasn’t allowed to wear a rainbow wristband to school? Peoria Unified School District is now allowing a gay 14-year-old student to wear a rainbow wristband at school following demands from the American Civil Liberties Union. Eighth grader Chris Quintanilla wore a rainbow wristband with the words “Rainbows are …

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School Bans Rainbow Wristbands

The ACLU is on the case, defending a 14 year-old Peoria, Arizona student whose principal won’t let him wear a rainbow wristband. Via press release: “When I asked my son’s principal why he wouldn’t be allowed to wear his wristband to school anymore, he said some teachers found it offensive,” said Natali Quintanilla, mother of the eighth grader whose wristband …

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