Posts tagged arizona
Posts tagged arizona
“On April 12 the Néret-Minet auction house in Paris will auction many sacred Hopi artifacts, over the objections of the tribe. But while American officials frequently work with foreign nations to return antiquities, Washington has no reciprocal agreements governing American artifacts abroad… tribes reaching overseas to recover items that they view as culturally important are left to do battle on their own.
Ugh, the ignorant bullshit spewed in that article is fucking disgusting. ““Even if it chagrins them, for the tribe this is not a negative,” he said. “I think the Hopis should be happy that so many people want to understand and analyze their civilization.” “ You should be happy that white people cared enough to rob you! GTFO.
Oh my fucking god it gets worse: “Auctioneer Gilles Neret-Minet pressed on. He likened one mask to a clown’s face, and said the eyes of another resembled the diamond-shaped logo of French car maker Renault. He jokingly told guests the sale “is the deal of the day.” “I must remind people that these masks are for personal use only. If they are shown in public, they will be confiscated by the Indians, you know, they are here,” he said with a smile.”
HE SAID WITH A FUCKING SMILE. BECAUSE IT’S A FUCKING JOKE TO HIM.
Gilles Neret-Minet, you are a despicable piece of shit.
“This is for our young C-SPAN [viewers]: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. These young people have overcome their very different national origins and become apparently a happy couple. I’m sure Justin helped Gomez learn all about American customs and feel more at home in her adopted country. Oh, wait a minute. I’m sorry. Because I’m not a trained Arizona official, I somehow got that backwards. Actually, Ms. Gomez of Texas has helped Mr. Bieber of Canada learn about his adopted country. Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers.” - Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Stephen Colbert on the newest development in the War on Women: the Arizona anti-abortion bill. Come on, men! Step it up and prepare your balls and your sperm for their inevitable part in pregnancy two weeks from now!
As Digby says, it’s not a perfect match, but the lines are still there, and very clear.
The people who voted to pass these laws should be ashamed of themselves. It’s the Twenty-First Fucking Century, you racist shitbags.
A visual, less restrained companion piece to “A brief letter to Arizona.”
You make me want to laugh and cry at the same time. I hear you’re having population problems down there. I have a solution: take all the people who think it’s okay to pass a bill that 1) defines the beginning of pregnancy about two weeks before actual conception and 2) allows doctors to withhold medical information from a woman if they think the woman MIGHT want an abortion because of it - take all those people and eject them from the Union.
I bet those illegal immigrants breaking the law understand a lot more about what America should stand for than some of these people making the laws. I’m not saying illegal immigration doesn’t cause problems (it does, although I think we would benefit from streamlining the naturalization process so that hard-working immigrants don’t have to wait years for citizenship); I’m saying that the worst harm comes from people who think they can legislate other people’s bodies, choices, and moralities. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free over your arrogant, your prejudiced, your ruthless legislators yearning to suck free air from the vocal chords of women. Any day.