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Running With Scissors in Arizona

The documentary film Bowling for Columbine debuted twelve years ago, but with each passing year it seems that the title of the film itself grows more poignant. To put it simply — we’re asking for it. The Arizona state Senate … Continue reading
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Jan Brewer’s Hand Caught in the Anti-Gay Cookie Jar

When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the Jim Crow for Gays bill she said the language of the bill was vague and too broad. That may be the case, but apparently her office helped craft the language of the bill. … Continue reading
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Another Religious Freedom Bill

As ThinkProgress points out, Arizona legislators are still considering another “religious freedom” bill, HB 2481, that could have far-reaching implications. The new bill would shield ministers who refuse to officiate same-sex weddings, but how the bill defines ministers is very … Continue reading
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Out of Business

Artist – Signe Wilkinson What was I saying about Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and SB1062 the other night? via TPM Excerpts of state Rep. John Kavanagh’s (R) jokes posted online Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) show that … Continue reading
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Judson Phillips Daydreams About “Giant Phallic” Pastry and Becoming a Gay Slave

It seems clear the Religious Right and the Tea Party spend more time thinking and talking about gay sex than actual gay people do. Judson Phillips, the president of Tea Party Nation, is worried that, thanks to Arizona Governor Jan … Continue reading
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Fact Check

The most depressing part of this is the involvement of the state university’s journalism school. “This (bill) is not a discrimination bill,” state Rep. Adam Kwasman (R) said. “It makes no mention of sexual orientation.” The fact-checking group — a … Continue reading
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Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay Arizona Bill; Tucker Carlson Calls Non-Discrimination Laws ‘Fascism’

Last night, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer did the right thing and vetoed SB 1062, a bill that would’ve allowed businesses to refuse service to LGBT consumers. It was a ridiculous law for many reasons including the fact that there aren’t … Continue reading
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Do The Math

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Super Bowl host committee and the Arizona Cardinals have both come out against Arizona’s Jim Crow for Gays bill SB1062. Meanwhile, the White House released a statement today on the passing of … Continue reading
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What Discrimination?

Good news everyone, even if Arizona’s Jim Crow for Gays bill does become law, there’s nothing to worry about because people in Arizona are “people-friendly.” During an interview with Anderson Cooper, Arizona state Senator Al Melvin (R), who voted for … Continue reading
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Our Protected Belief

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, West Virginia authorities previously stated that they had not detected MCHM in the local water supply earlier this month, but a new report released yesterday shows that wasn’t true. The Tomblin administration are … Continue reading
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Best Persons

Rocco’s Pizzeria in Tuscon, Arizona. Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these says. pic.twitter.com/ygZcMDlgEX — Rocco’s Pizzeria (@tucsonpizza) February 21, 2014 Bigots in Arizona and Kansas probably haven’t thought this far ahead, but their “anti-discrimination” bills … Continue reading
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Arizona House Passes Jim Crow for Gays Bill

Arizona’s Jim Crow for Gays law passed the Arizona House last night, clearing the final hurdle before heading to Governor Jan Brewer’s desk for a signature. From the Associated Press The 33-27 vote by the House Thursday evening sends the … Continue reading
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Jim Crow for Gays in Arizona

Kansas isn’t the only state moving ahead with Jim Crow-style laws for gay people. The Arizona Senate has passed a similar bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to gay people for religious reasons. [The] sponsor, Sen. Steve … Continue reading
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Worst Persons in the World

Daniel Hernandez, the man who placed his own hands on Gabrielle Giffords’ open gunshot wound after she was shot in the head, is facing a recall campaign from a group of classy individuals who want to replace him because he’s … Continue reading
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“He’s 47 Percent Negro”

Protesters who gathered outside Desert Vista High School during the president’s speech in Arizona yesterday apparently didn’t get the memo from the Supreme Court that racism is over. via AZCentral Obama foes at one point sang, “Bye Bye Black Sheep,” … Continue reading
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Arizona Nineteen

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, 19 firefighters were killed while battling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona yesterday, marking the worst casualty event for firefighters since September 11th, 2001, and the highest death toll for firefighters fighting a wildfire … Continue reading
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20 Week Abortion Ban Struck Down

Good news — Arizona’s unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban has been struck down. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court … Continue reading
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The New Least Popular Senator in the Country

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been displaced as the least popular senator in the country by Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona whose recent blunders haven’t done him any favors. Just 3 months into office Jeff Flake is already the … Continue reading
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Senator Jeff Flake is a Flake

Two weeks ago Arizona Senator Jeff Flake (R) sent a letter to Caren Teves, whose son was killed in the Aurora, Colorado Dark Knight theater shooting last summer, which read “background checks is something we agree on.” And as you … Continue reading
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The Great Dark Void

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, bomb-making materials were found in the vehicle of the white supremacist who shot and killed Tom Clements, Colorado’s prison chief, on the same day the state was poised to enact new gun control … Continue reading
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