Another barbarian…

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From The New Civil Rights Movement…

If ignorance is bliss, this guy is on cloud nine…

Oklahoma Senator: “Sexual orientation is like

necrophilia”

Oklahoma Republican State Senator Steve Russell presented a bill yesterday in an attempt to “opt-out” of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Law. Opting-out will cost Oklahoma $5 million.

The Oklahoma Daily reports,

“The federal government should not be creating a special class of people, and that is just what they did when they passed and signed this bill,” Russell said. “All crimes against another person have some level of hate in them, and people can be assured that our laws that protect people against crimes such as murder are sufficient to protect everyone.”

Russell said because the government has decided to intervene on issues of morality, he is worried that religious leaders who speak out against any lifestyle could be imprisoned for their speech.

“The law is very vague to begin with,” Russell said. “Sexual orientation is a very vague word that could be extended to extremes like necrophilia.”

Russell said he is also concerned if someone is attacked and killed for his or her sexual orientation, the suspect could pass the blame onto a religious leader who preached out against the lifestyle of the victim who was attacked.

Read the rest of the article here.

Florida Republican disses Hollywood

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The barbarians continue their attacks.

Stephen Precourt (R) of the Florida State legislature, has slipped a provision into a 75 million dollar incentive package before the Florida House of Representatives.  Designed to attract movie and television productions to the state, the bill provides tax credits to entertainment companies who operate in Florida.

Precourt has included in the bill a provision to prohibit any tax credits to any production that contains “non traditional family values”.  The provision, however, does not define what is meant by “non traditional family values”.

“Think of it as like Mayberry,” state Rep. Stephen Precourt, R-Orlando, said, referring to The Andy Griffith Show. “That’s when I grew up — the ’60s. That’s what life was like. I want Florida to be known for making those kinds of movies: Disney movies for kids and all that stuff. Like it used to be, you know?”

“Instituting 1950s-style movie censorship does nothing to support real-life families or help Florida’s struggling economy,” said Ted Howard, executive director for Florida Together.

Both quotes from the Palm Beach Post’s article, here.

Precourt apparently does not understand the nature of the entertainment industry, or how many of it’s movers and shakers are gay!  Apparently he’s one of those Republican dolts who believes those evil gays from Hollywood (California’s Hollywood…  I’m sure he thinks Florida’s Hollywood is completely straight) are primed to make our recruiting films in his state, and will do anything to keep them out.

We’ll have to see if all of the Republicans in the state House of Representatives are so myopic, or if the bill is passed, how it will be enacted without definitions of what constitutes actual “non traditional family values”.

I’m waiting to see how Ft. Lauderdale and Key West respond.

This Is Just Too Cool!

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Maddow: Liz Cheney Says We’re All Al-Qaeda Now!

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Rachel Maddow

In a wonderful sendup of wingnut conspiracy satire, Rachel Maddow explains how we ALL are Al Qaeda! Bet you didn’t know you were a terrorist, did you??

The New Civil Rights Movement has a great clip from Maddow’s show.  I can’t post it here unfortunately, as WordPress doesn’t format the MSNBC video player. (or if it does, I can’t make it work!)  Check it out, here!

Another Republican Hypocrite Stumbles Out of His Closet

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Photo: Sacramento County Sheriff Dept/CBS

Another Republican hypocrite stumbles out of his closet…

CBS13’s report.

Roy Ashburn (R) of Bakersfield was arrested Wednesday morning for drunk driving.  Well, that’s pretty routine for the family values crowd.  They do love their booze.
The really interesting thing is the state Senator was pulled over after leaving Faces, a gay bar in Sacramento.  There was an unidentified male passenger, who was described only as “not identified as a lawmaker” in the Chevy Tahoe (way to go green, Roy) with Ashburn.  Reliably anti-gay in his Senate votes, Ashburn appears to be another “do as I say, not as I do” Republican.

You have the right to remain silent, Senator.  Too bad you didn’t take advantage of that a long time ago!
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Cross posted at QueerBakersfield.com and QueerVisalia.com

“Hi, Old Man!”

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Art Linkletter had a show on television way back in the “olden days”, when programs still announced “IN LIVING COLOR!”,  and he had a segment called “Children say the darnedest things”.   Parents would cringe when they’re little darlings answered Art’s questions with often embarrassing yet truthful little gems.  And in the era of live TV, what they said is what you got!

So today’s event is as follows:  I pull into the parking stall at my favorite Subway Sandwich Shop, and get out of the car.  Now, I’m no spring chicken, I know that, but it’s not like I groaned and struggled to get out of the car!  The car next to me had a young man sitting in the back seat, window down, bouncing around as only a 5 year old can.  As I got out of the car, he looked at me, smiled big, and almost yelled “Hi, old man!!”

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