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  •  The existence of the bill is enough (7+ / 0-)

    to expose their small-minded, hateful and despicable party for what it is. It already passed the AZ legislature. It doesn't need to be signed into law to prove that point.

    Arizonans are standing up and speaking out about this abomination. If they succeed in keeping Brewer from signing it then they've done right by their state by championing fairness and equality.

    In the end economics will rule the day. AZ relies too heavily on tourist dollars and this bill becoming law would see an enormous outcry from the tourism and hospitality industry. As they find themselves crushed under the weight of their own self-righteous stupidity AZ legislators will wish they'd never taken up the mantel of bigotry and hate.

    •  They should have spoken before it was passed... (0+ / 0-)

      and even more, TeaPublicans should have read it (all two and one-one half pages), before voting.

      At least those who now claim they didn't know what it actually said.

      Let it pass.  
      Let the StupidBowl committee threaten to leave.
      Let restaurants stop serving TeaPublican Legislators.

      Then they can re-vote themselves.

      The veto is just a good excuse.  Wingnuts can then campaign on "I voted for it but the governor vetoed it."

      So typically TeaPublican.

      "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Chris Christie, Antonin Scalia, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

      by Eman on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 01:56:43 PM PST

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    •  I would love to see it happen, then watch the NFL (3+ / 0-)
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      JamieG from Md, SixSixSix, jayden

      pull the Super Bowl again.

      The ads would write themselves for Democrats.

      We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

      by Samer on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 03:34:10 PM PST

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      •  I was in favor of MLB taking action... (1+ / 0-)
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        Samer

        After the "Papers Please" law was passed. I know the MLB Player's Association released a strong statement of opposition (Latinos make up a large share of membership), but I was hoping they'd move spring training. I guess the logistics would have been a tremendous challenge.

    •  I love Arizona (1+ / 0-)
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      jayden

      and I hate how people have come to view it.

      I lived in London, New York, and S Florida.  As well as short stints in Portugal, Australia and Spain.

      I came out here about 15 years ago, and ohmigod, it is the most beautiful place on earth.

      I am a cynic, but I feel a connection with the nature I feel all around - nature that is just clinging to life.

      So I moved out here on 2.5 acres about 8 years ago,

      From my front and back decks, I can see wilderness all around.  The road to my house is not paved.  All around me is native plants and animals.  And I see much more than when I lived in concrete jungles.

      I have more nature here in the desert than in the cities.  I watch rabbits, snakes, coyotes, packrats and all other creatures pass by my window daily.  And I marvel at their ability to survive here.

      My husband and I have gone exploring all the aboriginal sites, and we have learned so much from the people who have come before us.

      Here, of all the places I have lived, I feel connected with the earth.

      I am marginally aware that many of my neighbors are only here because they found Boca Raton too liberal.  And I am sad for them.

      And I will work against them.

      But that does not make Arizona bad.  

      It makes the idiots who live here that do not learn from their surroundings bad.

      We will not win by boycotts in the long term.

      We will win by people like me moving out here.

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