Tag Archives: Arizona

Self-Evident

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, yet another unarmed black man was shot dead by police yesterday. Rumain Brisbon was delivering fast food to his children when he was shot in the torso two times after the officer confused … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Is Our Children Learning?

The idea that children in America may be given textbooks with sections that have been redacted with a black marker is embarrassing. A school district in Arizona will remove two pages from a high school textbook that mention birth control … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Distractions

Artist – John Darkow In other news, the first vice chair of the Arizona Republican Party resigned last night after saying that women on social welfare programs should be sterilized. As you may recall, Russell Pearce also introduced the “papers … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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What Could Go Wrong?

What could go wrong continues to go wrong along the southern border where vigilantes and militiamen are taking matters into their own hands. Or trying to take matters into their own hands and failing miserably. Local CBS affiliate KOLD-TV reports … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bad to Worse

The already very bad story of the 9-year-old girl who killed her instructor with an Uzi seems even more heinous in hindsight as the Associated Press shares details on what happened to the girl at the time of the shooting. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Iron-Pumping, Anti-Immigrant Bro Candidate Doesn’t Know Why Militia Followed Him

Frank Riggs, the shirtless, iron-pumping, ‘roided-up Bro candidate running for governor in Arizona can’t figure out why a group of militiamen followed him around at an anti-immigrant protest. During an interview with TPM, Riggs said he doesn’t know why they … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Do You Even Lift? Shirtless Old Bro Pumps Iron in Campaign Ad

It’s been a while since we’ve featured an unhinged Republican campaign ad, so here’s an ad for shirtless, iron-pumping, ‘roided-up Old Bro and Arizona gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs, an army veteran whose had just about enough of that Obama character … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Angry Conservatives Block The Wrong Children

Angry, racist, conservative protesters who took time out of their day to protest and block buses full of brown children ended up blocking a yellow school bus full of kids from a local YMCA instead. From the Associated Press ORACLE, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Outreach

In addition to being a notorious comment troll, it has also become evident that Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal (R) has a measurable amount of contempt for a significant portion of his students. “We all need to stomp out balkanization. … Continue reading
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Conspiracy Theory

Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward (R) is very concerned about Chemtrails, or at least her constituents are and she’s taking their concerns serious enough to hold a public hearing. State Sen. Kelli Ward (R) told the Havasu News that she’s … Continue reading
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Swing and a Miss

Remember the conservative white guy who changed his name so he would no longer be oppressed? Arizona congressional candidate Cesar Chavez, formerly known as Scott Fistler, has been kicked off the ballot. Judge John Rea ruled he could not appear … Continue reading
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Outreach

Failed Republican congressional candidate Scott Fistler apparently believes that changing his very white name to that of a Hispanic icon will garner him the votes he needs. After petitioning a state superior court last November and paying $319, Fistler now … Continue reading
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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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