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.
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.