Category Archives: Arizona Shenanigans

Arizona State Senator Comes Out After Leading Opposition To ‘Turn Away The Gays’ Law

Arizona state senator comes out after leading opposition to ‘turn away the gays’ law (via Raw Story ) Arizona state Senator Steve Gallardo (D-Phoenix) announced on Wednesday that he is coming out as a gay man. According to, Gallardo said that his decision was chiefly motivated by the state’s brief flirtation with Senate Bill 1062 —… – Read the full article

The Arizona Religious Discrimination Law Is Self Defeating

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is deciding whether to sign or veto a bill passed in the name of religious freedom.  In order to protect religious freedom, Brewer should veto Senate Bill 1062. While passing the bill in the guise of protecting religious freedom, Republicans noted several examples across the nation of businesses that were sanctioned for not catering to gay weddings.  – Read the full article

Today’s Stupid Conservative Quotes

Why does Arizona produce all of the f*cking morons? Heatstroke is a real possibility. Brenda Barton, from the Arizona House, had this to say about the President: Is that a turban on her head? Secret Muslim? “Barton said Obama is leading America down a slippery slope away from a constitutional democracy toward an imperial dictatorship and the people of America should be aware. – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Arizona Embarrasses Itself Again and Florida Can’t Get Rid Of Allen West

Arizona has officially made itself the poster child for voter suppression, and the laughing stock of the nation as more than half a million votes remained uncounted as of Saturday. That’s almost a third of the state’s votes, and includes more than a quarter of a million from Maricopa County, which is Sheriff Arpaio territory; Arpaio by the way, has already declared victory in the election, but as Addicting Info reports: Activist Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for a Better Arizona, told the Huffington Post, “We’re not conceding anything until every vote is counted. – Read the full article

Arizona’s Secretary of State Panders to the “Birther” Fringe

“Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.” That’s the logic Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett seems to subscribe to as he takes “birther” stupidity to a whole new level. Despite sworn statements, Hawaiian officials’ confirmations, or the published copy of the birth certificate itself, Mr. – Read the full article

Republican War on Women: Latest Headlines 5/16/2012

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Allowing Pharmacists And Doctors To Deny Women Birth Control  Kansas Governor Sam Brownback “This new bill, known as the Heath Care Rights of Conscience Act and sponsored by GOP state Rep. Lance Kinzer, was signed into law on Monday…” “The new law would bar anyone from being required to prescribe or administer a drug they “reasonably believe” might result in the termination of a pregnancy,” and could “open the door for a pharmacist to refuse a request for something like the “morning-after” pill.” Women pharmacists need to start refusing to fill prescriptions for Viagra and fertility drugs claiming “conscience rights” then watch how fast legislators back-pedal. – Read the full article

Border Patrol Militia Law Held-Up by Arizona’s GOP House Speaker

Well, this is a surprise. Many of you may not have known this, but the wacky state of Arizona was about to pass SB1083, the Arizona Special Missions Unit bill. The bill would provide $1.4 million a year to fund an armed, volunteer militia to help guard the border against illegal immigrants (and, apparently, have authority to shoot them). – Read the full article

Arizona Republican, Neo-Nazi, and Mormon Kills Family and Himself

I’ve commented in this blog before about the state of Arizona – “state” as in the current condition of the state. It’s only competition in the level of “redness” between all right-wing states would be Utah, Idaho and possibly a couple of those southern redneck states like Mississippi or Alabama. – Read the full article

The GOP: A Magnet For Miscreants

Non-conservative folks have known for eons that conservatives are made up of bigots, racists, pseudo-religious wing-nuts, and ignorant, compliant females. If anybody out there still doesn’t get it, consider these items: From Addicting Info: Oklahoma Christian Radio Station General Manager Calls Obama ‘Dumb Ni**er’ The slob’s name is Teddy Oyler, “Engineer/General Manager” 93.9 KIMY. – Read the full article

Republicans’ War on Women Headlines For 3/22/12

I’ll be bringing you the latest War on Women headlines from now until the November election. Arizona Republican Thinks Women Should Be Forced to Watch an Abortion Before Getting One Mississippi GOP Passes Anti-Abortion Bill With Heartbeat, Trans-vaginal Ultrasounds, Person-hood, And Anti-Contraception Measures Idaho Senate Passes Ultrasound Bill [Utah] Guv signs bill requiring 72-hour wait for abortions What’s worse than Republicans waging a war on women’s reproductive rights? – Read the full article

More women’s voices needed

That was the message last month, at the beginning of the debate on health insurance coverage for women’s contraceptives, when New York’s Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillabrand took the Senate floor: The message is clear; old, conservative men in Congress are incapable of focusing on anything but social issues. – Read the full article