Arizona Wakes Up to Giant “Kick Me” Sign on its Back

“The man in charge of running Arizona’s elections has gone to the birthers. Secretary of State Ken Bennett now says he’s not convinced Barack Obama was really born in the United States and so he is threatening to keep the president off the ballot in November.” [TPM]


I’m guessing the GOPers just realized ‘Zona is more in play for Obama than they thought and just hit the Panic Button.

In the weeks since then, Bennett said, Hawaii officials have forced him to provide proof that he is who he says he is. They asked him to send them copies of the Arizona laws that prove the secretary of state really is the person in charge of handling the ballots. Admittedly, Bennett said they told him they were “tired of all the requests.” But he is continuing anyway.

Looks like Hawaii is turning the birther strategery back on them. Well played, Hawaii!

Can’t we just set them free? Be free, Arizona! Be free to be the facist hellhole you want to be! Just don’t expect that sweet federal cash….

OT/ Speaking of “kick me” signs. Book of Faces IPO not as hot as advertised.

@ManchuCandidate: There have been signs from big advertisers that they don’t think the Ads have much effect. Also: why pay when you can do a dumb viral ad that people just post?

@ManchuCandidate: (cough) Tech bubble (cough)

Srsly, they’ve valued the company at 103 times its earnings. Just when you think people can’t possibly be more stupid, they double down.

I wish we could deport all of the teabagistanis to Haiti or Somalia, so that they could reflect on how much they enjoy small gubmit in the 9 minutes or so that they manage to stay alive.

You have a grand plan, but they would object because there is not a place white enough for them… so, Arizona?

On the upside, birtherism is the closest we’ll likely get to convincing the crazees to wear a “I’M FUCKING CRAZY” sign. Once a politician jumps on that bus, you know that everything else they say will be utter crap.

What’s AZ’s state motto or whatever?

“White is right”?

“Mighty white of you”?

“Our family trees have no branches”? <– the Mo thing.

@I’m passing for white: Alternate AZ state mottoes:

“We’re Ignorant So You Don’t Have To Be”

“Get Off My State Property”

“Reluctantly Celebrating MLK Day For More Than 20 Years”

“You Are Welcome In AZ (Unless You’re A Brown Person Or Commie)”

The John Birchers would be considered moderates in some GOP circles today.

We’re not that far from where GOP candidates will have to display a swastika in their ads to avoid being called “liberal.”

Commenter on the Wonkette site: “But it’s a dry stupid.”

@I’m passing for white: Fucking Arizona.

I know we have a couple Stinquers there, but really, why? You have such lovely states to the east and west of you, WTF is going on?

@SanFranLefty: Mrs RML and I were just talking this morning about getting Jamie out here, at least for a visit. Our other stinque, karenmariejuststeppedonabigolfuckingrattlesnake, is also welcome. Opera season is coming up.

@redmanlaw: Woohoo! I can’t go anywhere till I make enough money to buy a pair of shoes.

P.S. I am now the proud borrower of a big old metal garden rake to use in the event one of those bigolfuckingrattlesnakes comes into my little yard.

@karen marie still has her eyes tight shut: Didn’t some dude in a Wal Mart get bitten by a rattlesnake? I think he had his hand in the mulch. WTF do you mulch in AZ anyway?

@I’m passing for white: Sewage sludge. Which for some reason reminds me of the great Beatles song about that gardening essential – It’s All To Mulch.

I went to a concert this week (JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound — perhaps some of our Chicago Stinquers are familiar with them?), and in between songs the frontman started talking about Marissa Alexander down in Florida and how it sure as hell didn’t take six weeks to charge her. Anyway, that led to this instantly classic remark: “Florida, Texas, and Arizona just make my dick shrivel.”

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