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Bigot of the Week

November 6, 2009
Maine - 53% Bigoted

Maine - Populated by 53% of Bigots

First of all a definition…

SHAME (n.)”

O.E. sceamu, sceomu “feeling of guilt or disgrace,” from P.Gmc. *skamo, probably from PIE *skem-, from *kem- “to cover” (covering oneself being a common expression of shame). An O.N. word for it was kinnroði, lit. “cheek-resness” hence “blush of shame”.

This week Bigot of the Week is very special then in that a whole lot of people should be hanging their heads in shame, namely 53% of the population of Maine.

For those who’ve been hiding under a rock there was a “democratic” vote this week in the “Great” State of Maine on whether they should continue to allow equal marriage (I refuse to type gay marriage…it’s equality of marriage that is the issue). Well typically the right wing christ0fascists did their usual hatemongering and fib telling saying that the nasty gays where a threat to society (as usual) and managed to swing it their way…for now (and by spending Milliosn of $ on tacky adverts)

Now as the excellent Blag Hag has said on her blog (here) this is an abomination, a travesty and distinctly backward. I was planning on visiting New England next year….there’s no way now I’ll set foot in a place that has 53% of it’s population who are nasty bigots (as well as breaking their own commandments eating lobster…don’t you know your Leviticus tut tut).

My Main(e) point is why should votes on minority rights be done in an open vote…this is a distinctly unfair way of doing things (as done in 31 other States in the US)… equality for everyone can’t be done when minorities are descriminated against. In the Netherlands (wonderful liberal secular place that it is) equality votes are made in Parliament using consensus and common sense..not in referendums where advertising is allowed that means whoever can buy the most airtime wins.

I feel so sorry for the other sane 47% of Mainers who have to live with this shame.

So sorry Maine…53% of you anyway ..you are ALL this weeks BIGOT(s) of the Week. You should maybe think of changing the state motto of “dirigo” (I lead) into Rubor (shame).

 

maineshield

Shield of Shame for Maine

 

 

Hope the Guys on the Vote No on 1 in Maine manage to get things sorted soon.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. cafewitteveen permalink
    November 6, 2009 14:39

    Hear hear. Great 53% population bigot body slam!

    Lovin’ the graphics too. The first one got me chuckling.

  2. November 6, 2009 14:42

    Someday soon, the youth, who predominately vote pro-civil-liberties, will also be the majority. This tactic is doomed to die. It’s just a matter of time. In the meantime, keep kicking at this darkness til it bleeds daylight.

  3. Matthew permalink
    November 12, 2009 09:44

    Bruce Cockburn reference, +2

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