Mayor in Washington Makes Disgusting Racist Remarks About the Obama’s

Mayor in Washington makes disgusting racist remarks about the Obama’s, refuses to resign.

Re-posted from Daily Kos, by Jay Hayden

Washington Mayor Rushing

Credit: cawh.org

The Mayor of Airway Heights, Washington—a suburb of Spokane—is refusing calls to resign despite immediate backlash regarding comments he made on Facebook:

The comment in full that was found on Patrick Rushing’s Facebook page read:

“Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that.  The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack.  Check out them ears. LOL.”

I showed Rushing the statement, and he confirmed he had posted it, so I asked him why he would write something like that.

It’s just playful back and forth banter that my friends and I do, said Rushing.
The Airway Heights City Council was unanimous in their desire to see him resign, but he’s not budging: I will not step down. But I will do everything I can to turn the tide around.”

This is so disgustingly offensive and loathsome in so many ways. This is an elected public official that willingly posted such distasteful racist comments on his Facebook page for all to see. He obviously does not grasp the fact that Facebook is a SOCIAL MEDIA that is very open to the public…

Like all politicians that get caught doing stupid things, they say they are sorry and then try to show repentance, but they won’t resign… They’re just sorry they got caught.

Only a bigoted, racist pig could look at this beautiful family and make such a distasteful comment…

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.Ê

Indiana – Home of the Puritan Bigots

So Governor Pence of Indiana signed the bill into law that permits prejudice against gays. Of course this law overrides other local ordinances that prohibit discrimination against customers based on their sexual orientation. But I’m sure Big Daddy Pence knows what’s best for all those good folks in Indiana. He will protect them from all those LGBT’s that are just waiting to pounce on Indiana’s puritanical  husbands, wives, and children.

However, he did miss a very important step in the new pro-prejudice law – how do we identify them as LGBT?  So, he will obviously need to amend the law and add that all LGBT’s living in Indiana will have to get a “666” tattoo on their forehead for identification purposes. Those LGBT’s just visiting or traveling through Indiana can go to the nearest Police station and get a temporary “666 stamp” on their forehead. Oh, and then he would need to ban any type of hats or scarves that might hide the tattoo. Oh, and then there would have to be an amendment defining the punishment for not identifying themselves as LGBT.  You get the point.

Thank you Governor Pence for moving Indiana back to the 1950’s, or possibly the 1300’s with this disgusting new law of yours. I lived in Indiana for a few years and I know this is not the voice of the people speaking. This is voice of a few powerful bigots that deserve a big red tattoo on their forehead stating “BIGOT.”

 

Alter Egos: George Zimmerman & Darren Wilson

George Zimmerman ALter EgoThere are way too many similarities here:

  • Victims are young black men in a hoodie
  • Victims are unnecessarily detained by the antagonist
  • Victims show uncharacteristic aggressiveness
  • Victims are unarmed, yet violently attack their antagonist
  • Antagonist fears for his life
  • Antagonist shoots and kills the victim
  • Antagonist is not charged with any crime

This has got to change…

Old West Had Stricter Gun Control Laws Than We Do Today

Tombstone Gun LawsSince the extreme proponents of the “Open Carry” gun laws want to openly carry and flaunt their guns anytime and anywhere they go, I’m sure a lot of them are fantasizing about the good Old Wild-West days when every man carried a gun, without any gun control or rules. Once again a little research into history will burst their ignorant bubble.

Even in the Old West the citizens didn’t want everyone walking the streets of their towns packing a gun. They had first-hand experience with what this causes – violence and death. Even then there were reasonable people who were smart enough to know that gun control was the only answer to the problem. Many of the large Old West cities passed laws restricting, and in some cases outright banning, carrying guns. In many frontier cities, the law required those entering town to turn their guns over to the sheriff. In the Dodge City of 1879, a large billboard announced to residents and visitors alike “The Carrying of Firearms Strictly Prohibited.”

Tombstone’s infamous “Gunfight at the empty lot near Fremont Street” — later dubbed the “Gunfight at the OK Corral,” which was nearby, for marketing reasons — developed precisely because the Earp brothers were trying to enforce the law against carrying firearms in town, which the Clantons were flouting.

As history shows, gun control laws were actually put in place prior to the Old West. A brief history of gun control laws:

  • In 1813, Kentucky enacted the first carrying concealed weapon statute in the United States.
  • In 1837, Georgia completely banned the sale of pistols
  • In the early to mid-1800’s Indiana, Alabama and Arkansas all had concealed carry laws
  • In 1911 New York City passed the Sullivan Act
  • The 1920’s and 1930’s saw many states imposing “A Uniform Act to Regulate the Sale and Possession of Firearms,” which prohibited unlicensed carrying and possession
  • The National Firearms Act was imposed in 1934
  • The assassinations of JFK, Bobby Kennedy, and the Reverend Martin Luther King were the prime motivations behind the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968
  • And more…

So how did we get to this point where we have regressed to be worse than it was even prior to the Old West? I guess America’s love for our guns and our right to openly carry them anywhere, anytime, apparently trumps everyone else’s rights to not be exposed to this nonsense.

I’m just waiting for the “Gunfight at McDonalds” to erupt…

Sources:

http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/mark-mellman/294353-even-the-old-west-had-gun-control

http://www.keepandbeararms.com/information/XcIBViewItem.asp?ID=2429