Taking Up Oxygen the Rest of Us Could Be Using

Sinfonian explores Alaska morons NOT named Sarah Palin:

Note that Mayor Sullivandidn’tsay that a majority of peoplein Anchorage opposed the ordinance — rather, only the majority of thosewho contacted the mayor’s office opposed it (allegedly). I thought that it was the majority of thelegislative body
(in this case, the city Assembly) mattered more than who made the most
phone calls or wrote the most angry, hate-filled letters and emails,
but maybe I’m wrong. After all, Dan probably can see Russia from his
office, so it’s really not part of America anyway, right?

Also, the basic ignorance of reality
in this instance by others who agree with the mayor is shocking even to
someone like me, who should be used to the typical Republican aversion
to facts by now:

Assembly Chairwoman Debbie Ossiander, a surprise vote against the measure last week, said she hasn’t changed her mind.

Ossiander saidshe
doesn’t believe it’s right to discriminate against gay people. But she
said last week she feared that some language in the compromise might
force businesses to create special facilities — unisex bathrooms, for

Oh, no, we can’t haveunisex bathrooms! That’sworse than socialism!

I’m so glad Blast Off! is back from hiatus.


9 thoughts on “Taking Up Oxygen the Rest of Us Could Be Using

  1. Sinfonian says:

    Thanks, A.! You made my day. 🙂

  2. Dan says:

    Comment thread: Peak wingnut, sublime satire or performance art?

  3. MapleStreet says:

    From memory, I think it was B&W Lord of the Flies where Piggy expresses his fear that if the enemy captured them, they would be forced to perform in Russian circuses.
    Frankly, it makes a lot more sense than most political talk.

  4. MapleStreet says:

    What gets me is the almost universal assertion of local politics that has a mayor say that most of the people he has talked to say…
    Well the Mayor is usually from the upper social strata. They live in communities that are upper strata. Their neighbors are upper strata. They deal with businessmen from the upper strata, etc. etc. etc.
    Quite a skewed sample.

  5. evil is evil says:

    Hell, let’s just sell Alaska back to Russia for $67 million dollars. Seward’s folly is really becoming a pain in the ass.
    The only politician that has come out of Alaska that had any morals at all was Ernest Gruening who was one of two senators to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin resolution.

  6. Interrobang says:

    Here in Soviet Canuckistan, wehave unisex bathrooms. They’re called “family washrooms,” and they’re used by:
    — parents who are out of the house with their opposite-sex children but don’t feel comfortable with bringing a kid over a certain age into the regular sex-segregated washrooms, or letting the kid go to the washroom by themselves, or
    — opposite-sex caregivers who are with elderly or handicapped people who need assistance in the washroom,
    — people who don’t feel comfortable using the regular sex-segregated bathrooms for whatever reason and want more privacy (e.g. people with catheter bags, transpersons), or
    — disabled people who need more room to maneuver than is available in the regular bathrooms, handicap retrofits notwithstanding;
    and the occasional pair of horny teenagers who are looking for a stealth quickie at the mall. Big whoop. The sky has not fallen.

  7. Sinfonian says:

    The only politician that has come out of Alaska that had any morals at all was Ernest Gruening who was one of two senators to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin resolution.
    I thought Mike Gravel was pretty cool, if a little on the weird side …

  8. paul says:

    Here in lord-of-the-fliesville we have unisex bathrooms too. Lots of bars and small restaurants, lots of retail stores, most airports. Some for the same reason as in the frozen north, some because it’s just cheaper.

  9. pansypoo says:

    butbutbut unisex confuses the gay bathroom trollers.

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