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(Talking Points Memo)   Idaho GOPer: "Void anti-bias laws so I don't have to hire gays in tutus" Let me stop you right there, if you're hiring anyone in tutus, I would think the gay guy would be the ideal choice for the project   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2013-06-19 09:54:28 AM  
I wonder what sort of business he's talking about:

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2013-06-19 09:58:21 AM  
Thereby proving that a Federal Equal Rights law is in fact necessary
 
2013-06-19 09:59:11 AM  
Don't knock it until you try it. I love wearing my rainbow colored tutu. It makes me feel pretty and graceful.
 
2013-06-19 10:03:15 AM  
I don't have a tutu.

How's he feel about gimp suits?
 
2013-06-19 10:04:28 AM  

Diogenes: I don't have a tutu.

How's he feel about gimp suits?


It'll be embarrassing if you both show up to the same event in the same suit.
 
2013-06-19 10:10:42 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: I don't have a tutu.

How's he feel about gimp suits?

It'll be embarrassing if you both show up to the same event in the same suit.


That's why I always carry a fancy sash.  Cause you never know.
 
2013-06-19 10:16:41 AM  
how's that outreach coming, republicans?
 
2013-06-19 10:17:38 AM  
lol gop rebranding
 
2013-06-19 10:21:21 AM  
This is the kind of guy who is probably still upset that he has to hire the Irish or Jews, likes it's 1913 instead of 2013.
 
2013-06-19 10:22:24 AM  
Isn't all this fixation on gays a little, well, you know, gay? Gays don't even fixate on themselves this much.
 
2013-06-19 10:22:38 AM  
Actually, we're the bigots for pointing out that he's a bigot.
 
2013-06-19 10:22:42 AM  
So institute a dress code banning employees from having personal effects (posters, photos, wedding rings, religious symbols) with them at the office, thus solving the problem once and for all.

// or, you know, try not being a turbo-dick based on your own prejudices
// this, by the way, was the same thought process that landed us with DADT
 
2013-06-19 10:22:43 AM  
Listen racists, you don't have to hire blacks, jews, gays.  Just make sure you when you don't hire them you don't make it obvious  you aren't hiring for those reasons.  Just say they asked for too much money or weren't as qualified as the white guy you did hire.
 
2013-06-19 10:22:57 AM  
I'm willing to have anti-discrimination laws for homosexuals, but only when we've perfected a vaccine to protect the rest of us from catching teh ghey.
 
2013-06-19 10:24:32 AM  

trotsky: Isn't all this fixation on gays a little, well, you know, gay? Gays don't even fixate on themselves this much.


oh behave! *wrist slap* you brute!
 
2013-06-19 10:25:59 AM  
This - this is the person who is being voted as a representation of the people.  Wow.  Never been to Idaho, and I'm sure parts are nice - but stories like this make me visualize the place as being an area where everyone set their places in life during high school and then live like that for the rest of their lives, never changing or evolving.

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2013-06-19 10:26:02 AM  
"I'd hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu ... he's not producing what I want in my office," Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.

Two things.

1: If anyone, gay or straight, comes to work in a tutu and it's not a ballet troupe, that's a legitimate reason to be concerned about professionalism.
2: Does this guy know what it is that gay people do? He sounds like a person who would be genuinely shocked at finding out a "normal" person is gay.
 
2013-06-19 10:26:03 AM  
Idaho GOP goes full potato.
 
2013-06-19 10:26:49 AM  

GhostFish: Cornel Rasor?

What is it with Republicans having names that sound like they come from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away?


Their behavior would make MORE sense if that were true.  I'm starting to think they're actually Kree.
 
2013-06-19 10:27:07 AM  

swankywanky: This - this is the person who is being voted as a representation of the people.  Wow.  Never been to Idaho, and I'm sure parts are nice - but stories like this make me visualize the place as being an area where everyone set their places in life during high school and then live like that for the rest of their lives, never changing or evolving.

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So... the vast swath of rural America?
 
2013-06-19 10:27:46 AM  
I'm sure he hires them frequently. Just for an hour at a time.
 
2013-06-19 10:28:45 AM  
"I'd hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu ... he's not producing what I want in my office," Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.
"If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that's fine," Rasor continued. "But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?"


What the f*ck is this idiot smoking?
 
2013-06-19 10:29:52 AM  
Cornel Rasor, chairman of the Idaho GOP's resolutions committee and self-described "liberty person,"

I feel myself getting stabby.
 
2013-06-19 10:29:53 AM  
When is his gay sex tape coming out?
 
2013-06-19 10:30:10 AM  

Bloody William: swankywanky: This - this is the person who is being voted as a representation of the people.  Wow.  Never been to Idaho, and I'm sure parts are nice - but stories like this make me visualize the place as being an area where everyone set their places in life during high school and then live like that for the rest of their lives, never changing or evolving.

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So... the vast swath of rural America?


pretty much.  trust me, I live near Atlanta but have to venture out to the hinterlands of GA and what I see ain't pretty.  not picking on Idaho by any means.
 
2013-06-19 10:32:03 AM  

Bloody William: 2: Does this guy know what it is that gay people do? He sounds like a person who would be genuinely shocked at finding out a "normal" person is gay.


I work for a health care organization that specializes in HIV prevention and AIDS care. Approximately one third of our staff of over 100 is gay men. In my 20 years here, I've never seen anyone come to work in a tutu, not even on casual Fridays. Colorful socks and neckties, absolutely. More purple than the typical office, absolutely. Fashionable eyewear, absolutely. But a tutu? Never.
 
2013-06-19 10:32:24 AM  

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"Why's it always gotta be the PINK tutu?"

 
2013-06-19 10:32:57 AM  

Bloody William: "I'd hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu ... he's not producing what I want in my office," Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.

Two things.

1: If anyone, gay or straight, comes to work in a tutu and it's not a ballet troupe, that's a legitimate reason to be concerned about professionalism.
2: Does this guy know what it is that gay people do? He sounds like a person who would be genuinely shocked at finding out a "normal" person is gay.


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2013-06-19 10:32:59 AM  
Open mouth,let dumb things fall out. Proud of dumb.
 
2013-06-19 10:33:50 AM  
"But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?"

So instead, this jackass will use everyone's state government to subsidize his lifestyle.
 
2013-06-19 10:36:07 AM  

Karac: "But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?"

So instead, this jackass will use everyone's state government to subsidize his lifestyle.


There are so many statements he makes that make me want to respond with an irritated "WHAT THE fark ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?"
 
2013-06-19 10:36:20 AM  

swankywanky: This - this is the person who is being voted as a representation of the people.  Wow.  Never been to Idaho, and I'm sure parts are nice - but stories like this make me visualize the place as being an area where everyone set their places in life during high school and then live like that for the rest of their lives, never changing or evolving.

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I was raised in Idaho and you're spot on. That's exactly how it is.
 
2013-06-19 10:38:01 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: [fc07.deviantart.net image 338x446]

"Why's it always gotta be the PINK tutu?"


Morrissey and I see what you did there.
 
2013-06-19 10:38:16 AM  
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2013-06-19 10:42:17 AM  

Karac: "But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?"

So instead, this jackass will use everyone's state government to subsidize his lifestyle.


How so?
 
2013-06-19 10:43:46 AM  

somedude210: trotsky: Isn't all this fixation on gays a little, well, you know, gay? Gays don't even fixate on themselves this much.

oh behave! *wrist slap* you brute!


I'm parked out by the commissary....
 
2013-06-19 10:44:42 AM  

trotsky: somedude210: trotsky: Isn't all this fixation on gays a little, well, you know, gay? Gays don't even fixate on themselves this much.

oh behave! *wrist slap* you brute!

I'm parked out by the commissary....


they ditch me after the bunker scene
 
2013-06-19 10:45:27 AM  

Bloody William: 2: Does this guy know what it is that gay people do? He sounds like a person who would be genuinely shocked at finding out a "normal" person is gay.


My grandpa is very old and very ignorant.  When he found out my grad school roommate was gay, he was confused rather than angry.  He asked if I was gay.  He asked what this person was like.  No bullshiat, he genuinely was fascinated that this man led a normal life and didn't break into my room each night wearing a studded collar.  Gay people are essentially space aliens to many rural Americans.
 
2013-06-19 10:46:01 AM  
I think Larry Craig is from Idaho and I don't remember him wearing a tutu
 
2013-06-19 10:47:40 AM  
Thing is, the Idaho legislature will probably do exactly what their GOP wants and prohibit local governments from passing their own more tolerant laws. NC's legislature has already done some of that by passing bills that limit what the urban areas can do with their school boards and environmental regulations; it's as if the GOP mantra of "the party of small government" really means "small government when it suits us, big government the rest of the time".
 
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2013-06-19 10:47:57 AM  
I have worked with teh homersexual for almost 30 years now, and so far I have avoided catching teh ghey and have never had a male show up to the office wearing a tutu
 
2013-06-19 10:50:02 AM  

Serious Black: Bloody William: "I'd hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu ... he's not producing what I want in my office," Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.

Two things.

1: If anyone, gay or straight, comes to work in a tutu and it's not a ballet troupe, that's a legitimate reason to be concerned about professionalism.
2: Does this guy know what it is that gay people do? He sounds like a person who would be genuinely shocked at finding out a "normal" person is gay.

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Only 15 minutes to destroy a heterosexual marriage? I envy their efficiency.
 
2013-06-19 10:50:17 AM  
So, I can wear a tutu to work now, as long as I'm straight, and I cant be fired for it because I'm hetero?
 
2013-06-19 10:52:47 AM  

BMFPitt: Karac: "But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?"

So instead, this jackass will use everyone's state government to subsidize his lifestyle.

How so?


He wants state governments to ban local anti-discrimination ordinances.

Six cities in Idaho have ordinances in place that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Now, leaders in the Idaho Republican Party want them voided. . .
The Idaho GOP passed a resolution asking the state legislature to make the local ordinances "unenforceable" if they seek to expand on state anti-bias law.


His "lifestyle" includes discriminating against gays.

/It's kinda like the Civil Rights Act, only in reverse--big government (the state) telling local governments that they can't have anti-discrimination laws.
 
2013-06-19 10:54:01 AM  
I think this Idaho Neanderthal would make Sigmund Freud's day.

Freud: "So....... tell me about your fixation with tutus."
 
2013-06-19 10:54:23 AM  

BMFPitt: Karac: "But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?"

So instead, this jackass will use everyone's state government to subsidize his lifestyle.

How so?


By making it OK (state-sponsoring) his religious beliefs at the expense of citizens who want - and are able to adequately perform - jobs. He wants to make it OK for HIS views to be law, but not his gay constituents' (and those of us that aren't gay but think it's incredibly shiatty/should be illegal to job-discriminate against gays - I, for one, thinks it hurts the overall economy when able-bodied workers are shut out of business for non-business reasons).

If someone is unable to maintain a professional appearance, fire them. If someone is unable to follow corporate rules (against too much chatter, against bringing too much of your private life to the office, against dress code, or whatever other rules), fire them. If you don't want to hire someone because he rubs you the wrong way (figuratively), tell them ANYTHING but "because gay cooties".

// what, like businesspeople suddenly can't figure out how to lie?
 
2013-06-19 10:55:05 AM  

Serious Black: Bloody William: "I'd hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu ... he's not producing what I want in my office," Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.

Two things.

1: If anyone, gay or straight, comes to work in a tutu and it's not a ballet troupe, that's a legitimate reason to be concerned about professionalism.
2: Does this guy know what it is that gay people do? He sounds like a person who would be genuinely shocked at finding out a "normal" person is gay.

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great sign, thanks for sharing
 
2013-06-19 10:55:05 AM  

qorkfiend: Serious Black: Bloody William: "I'd hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu ... he's not producing what I want in my office," Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.

Two things.

1: If anyone, gay or straight, comes to work in a tutu and it's not a ballet troupe, that's a legitimate reason to be concerned about professionalism.
2: Does this guy know what it is that gay people do? He sounds like a person who would be genuinely shocked at finding out a "normal" person is gay.

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Only 15 minutes to destroy a heterosexual marriage? I envy their efficiency.


I know! They're pretty impressive. It usually takes me a couple of years to destroy a heterosexual marriage.
 
2013-06-19 10:57:38 AM  
The quote above shows both why so much resistance to homosexuals exists, and why opposition to gays and lesbians is falling as quickly as it is.  A lot of people who don't know many gay people or much about what it means to be gay tend to assume that every gay guy is Freddy Mercury 24/7.  I don't even think Freddy Mercury could be Freddy Mercury 24/7; it would have killed hi- nevermind about that.  Sometimes it takes nothing more than getting to know a real life homosexual person to realize that they're basically just human beings.  I think the only shocking thing is how easy it can be sometimes to shake a homophobe's preconceptions.

CSB:  My mother is fairly progressive but she still has her prejudices. One year she asked me what I was doing for Memorial Day and I told her that my boss and his partner were having a barbecue.  She said, "That's great! You'll get to celebrate with lots of Lady Gaga and leather chaps."  When I told her that, no, we were probably going to grill burgers and drink beer, it sort of surprised her.  I realized she had only been half joking about the Gaga and the chaps. She actually fully supports gay rights, but without solid life experience around an out-of-the-closet individual, she supports them like someone might support the Amish; totally free to live their wacky, nonsensical lifestyle.
 
2013-06-19 10:58:06 AM  

Serious Black: Bloody William: "I'd hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu ... he's not producing what I want in my office," Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.

Two things.

1: If anyone, gay or straight, comes to work in a tutu and it's not a ballet troupe, that's a legitimate reason to be concerned about professionalism.
2: Does this guy know what it is that gay people do? He sounds like a person who would be genuinely shocked at finding out a "normal" person is gay.

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That person can write "Maddow" and other words that are considerably longer than "with", but feels the need to abbreviate it?
 
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