We do have an increasing amount of crazy people getting into power passing crazy laws. Incidents like this need to be reported, but the mockery and venom needs to be properly qualified, because when its not it gives these people more clout than they've legitimately earned. They gain influence when people see their actions as successful, not when they're rightfully pegged as fringe lunacy.
And it's not that they want their employees getting pregnant. It's that they don't want them having "teh sex".
And no, none of that makes any sense. Then again ... look at Arizona. They are the Mississippi of the West. When presented with an opportunity -- ANY opportunity -- to vote against their interests and make themselves look like idiots, they will grab it with both hands. Then they will be very, very proud of themselves about what they did.
So, yes, I say it's the time to get worried and outraged. Santorum is winning states with his trolling. And I'm not going to be talked into thinking that's not significant. The uproar over this needs to be loud and it needs to be done now.
OTOH, I'm not sure what else anyone can do or say about Jan Brewer and Joe Apairo and the AZ legislature that hasn't been done or said already. They're elected officials -- god knows why, but they are -- and if they're going to continue to do atrocious things, then we can only hope they are elected out next time. But in places like Mississippi and Alabama, for instance, I wouldn't hold your breath.
Well, George W. Bush was stupid and..he was elected President. So forgive me if I'm skeptical that stupid won't triumph.
My point is, there's nothing we, non-Arizonans, can do about their political process. They can choose to throw them out, or even recall them, as their doing in WI. But obviously, Wisconsin and Arizona (having lived in both, actually) are very, very different states.
Since we have a large group of people intent on regressing women's rights back to the 19th century, does this mean we can bring back panniers and crinolines?
Because I am picturing Das wearing those while swearing like a sailor about it and it is making me laugh.
We need to sell Arizona back to Mexico like yesterday
My Mind's EyeOriginally Posted by Shel Silverstein