Post Tagged with: "Arizona"

Jan Brewer And AZ Legislature Fail To Protect Arizona’s Kids

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As skeptics predicted, Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer has once again failed to provide the protection that the state’s abused and neglected kids need.

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Ed Farrell, Arizona Vice Mayor, Mistakenly Uses Onion Article To Praise Fred Phelps

In addition to Googling 'satire', perhaps Ed Farrell should also Google 'Stonewall' and 'rights of gays in the past'.

In addition to Googling ‘satire’, perhaps Ed Farrell should also Google ‘Stonewall’ and ‘rights of gays in the past’.

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Arizona Republican: Slavery Was Good For Black People Because ‘Slave Owners Took Care Of Their Livestock’

Arizona Republican: Slavery Was Good For Black People Because ‘Slave Owners Took Care Of Their Livestock’

Republican Congressional candidate Jim Brown thinks black people lived the good life under slavery because ‘Slave Owners Took Care Of Their Livestock.’

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New Poll Reveals Surprising Truth About Arizona And That Awful Anti-Gay Bill

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Thankfully, Arizona’s anti-gay bill not only failed, it may have actually spurred increased support for marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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WATCH: AZ State Senator Comes Out – ‘I’m Gay. I Am Latino. I’m A State Senator. And It’s OK.’

WATCH: AZ State Senator Comes Out – ‘I’m Gay. I Am Latino. I’m A State Senator. And It’s OK.’

Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo became the new face of SB 1062′s unintended consequences. This week, he announced that he is gay.

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WATCH: Fox News Contributor Thinks Gays Already Won Their Equal Rights, Calls Them Sore Winners

George Will believes the LGBT community isn't nice or neighborly by fighting for equal rights. In fact, he thinks they're just being sore winners now.

George Will believes the LGBT community isn’t nice or neighborly by fighting for equal rights. In fact, he thinks they’re just being sore winners now.

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WATCH: Tempe, AZ Passes Ordinance To Protect LGBT Rights, Mayor Says ‘We Are Open For Business’

Photo of Gay Pride rainbow flag cc 2008 Ludovic Bertron via Wikimedia Commons.

Just as Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay hate bill, cities took the lead. Tempe is the fourth Arizona city to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance.

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Phallic Wedding Cakes And Gay Tyranny Enslaving Arizona, Shrieks Hysterical Teabagger Pundit

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Judson Phillips thinks that Gov. Brewer’s veto of SB 1062 will mean Christian bakers will be required to bake phallic cakes for gay weddings.

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AZ ‘Turn Away The Gays’ Veto Reveals GOP’s Sharp Divide

Image from @GovBrewer: Moments ago, I vetoed #SB1062. pic.twitter.com/gdQn0dG2vB

The divide in the GOP was thrown into sharp relief through the reactions of pols and pundits to Gov. Brewer’s veto of SB 1062. Grab the popcorn and enjoy.

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WATCH: AZ’s Gov Vetoes Hate Bill Because It ‘Creates More Problems’ Than It Solves

WATCH: AZ’s Gov Vetoes Hate Bill Because It ‘Creates More Problems’ Than It Solves

Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay hate bill, SB 1062, because of ‘unintended’ consequences. The biggest one was the threat of losing enormous amounts of money.

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WATCH: Protesters Confront The Woman Behind Arizona’s Hate Law

Protesters tried to confront the fundamentalist Christian behind Arizona's hate law, but as the tables turn, the woman suddenly seems media shy. Image:  Deborah Montesano

Protesters tried to confront the fundamentalist Christian behind Arizona’s hate law, but as the tables turn, the woman suddenly seems media shy,

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WATCH: Here’s Why A Gay Wedding Is Nothing Like A Ku Klux Klan Rally

Gay wedding vs. Ku Klux Klan meeting Meme by Elisabeth Parker for AI.

Today, a CNN anchor did something no man should ever be forced to do: Explain why gay weddings can’t be compared to Ku Klux Klan Rallies. Thanks, Arizona!

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AZ Republicans Scramble To Convince Gov Brewer To Veto Hate Bill

AZ Republicans Scramble To Convince Gov Brewer To Veto Hate Bill

A Republican state senator who voted last week for Arizona’s hateful Jim Crow law, SB 1062, now regrets it. Sen. Steve Pierce, R-Prescott, who was once the Senate’s president, told Capitol Media Services: I screwed up. I’m trying to make it right. Pierce joined a growing chorus of Republican voices […]

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WATCH: Business Backlash Builds Against Arizona’s Hate Bill

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Arizona’s new Jim Crow-inspired anti-gay bill is now headed to Governor Janet Brewer’s desk. Now businesses are begging her to veto the measure.

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WATCH: Arizona’s Senate Passes Bill To Appease ‘Christians’ And Discriminate Against Gays

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Is spite of a growing national trend, Arizona state senators declare their allegiance to fundamentalist Christians and pass unconstitutional anti-gay law.

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AZ Bill Would Make It A Crime To Use A Bathroom Without Proof Of Citizenship

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  An Arizona republican, Carl Seel, recently introduced legislation that would make it a crime for a ‘person in the state illegally’ to use any public resource or facility. This would include sidewalks, roads, parks and yes, even public restrooms.  House Bill 2192 would make a crime to do anything, […]

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‘Too Liberal’ John McCain Is Censured By AZ’s Conservative GOP

‘Too Liberal’ John McCain Is Censured By AZ’s Conservative GOP

John McCain Is too liberal for the ultra conservative GOP in Arizona. They’ve censured him for being a ‘disaster’ for Arizona.

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Jan Brewer’s Budget Stiffs Arizona’s Kids

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Jan Brewer’s new budget asks for even less money that the much-maligned former director of CPS did. Less money to protect kids, how is that an improvement?

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AZ Governor Uses ‘State Of State’ Address To Get Rid Of Child Protective Services

Arizona is the only state to withhold welfare checks during the shutdown. However, the state is spending funds to reopen the Grand Canyon.  Image: Grand Canyon NPS @ Flickr

Governor Jan Brewer dissolved Arizona’s Child Protective Services (CPS) all on her own, and does not care whether she has the authority to do so or not.

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Salvation Army Bell Ringer Assaulted By ‘Christian’ For Saying ‘Happy Holidays’

A Salvation Army bell ringer was punched by a Phoenix, Arizona Walmart shopper, for using the phrase "Happy Holidays," instead of saying "Merry Christmas" Image: Screen shot ABC15.com

A bell ringer collecting donations for the Salvation Army says she was assaulted, after greeting an Arizona Walmart shopper with the words “Happy Holidays.” According to KNXV, Kristina Vindiola was collecting donations outside a Phoenix Walmart in mid-December, when she was confronted by an outraged woman. She said the assault […]

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