03 October 2010

Damn, it's been awhile...

Looking at the last time I posted something on here, it was February. Needless to say, I'm wayyyy off the pace. Ah well, fuck it. Life happens sometimes. Quick updates. I now live permanently in Alexandria, VA. Yep, I'm now a Virginian instead of a North Carolinian. We sold our house in Asheville, NC, a place I was sad not to spend more time in. But hey, job is a job, or well, this job is a much better job than the last job that's for sure. That's about it though.

Anyway, reason I'm writing today is to point out THIS GUY. This dude needs to get fired from his job, and fast if you ask me. Why? Let me explain.

Here is a grown ass man, protesting a college student who is student body President at the University of Michigan. Really? Honestly? Sir, you don't have anything else better to do with your time than to protest a college kid who, in reality, holds very little sway and or power in his elected position at a University that you went to? You sir, are an assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan. I'm pretty sure you've got some cases to work on. Also, don't you thin this might look, well, a little bad for your office, and your State in general? Of course you don't. Why? Because your bigotry knows no bounds. That's why. How are you supposed to represent the State of Michigan, and her citizens without prejudice if, well, you're highly and publicly prejudiced against at least one type of citizen from Michigan. Yes, I'm talking about teh gays.

From the story linked about,
Earlier this week, Attorney General Mike Cox defended his assistant's constitutional right to wage the internet campaign against Chris Armstrong, even though he said he considers Shirvell a "bully."
So let me get this straight Mr. Cox. If you think he's a bully, fire his ass. Why? Because, he's a bully. This doesn't have one thing to do with his first amendment rights. Nobody is taking his blog away from him. Nobody is passing a law saying he can't say the repugnant things that he's saying, and doing (protesting in front of the student's house). He's just a class A douchebag, and doesn't represent the State of Michigan very well.

Another quote from AG Mike Cox
"Here in America, we have this thing called the First Amendment, which allows people to express what they think and engage in political and social speech," Cox told Anderson Cooper on CNN's "AC 360" on Wednesday night. "He's clearly a bully ... but is that protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution? Yes."
Yes sir, it is protected under the 1st, but his employment is not protected under the 1st amendment that's for sure. On another note, someone should probably fire Mike Cox for allowing this to go on as well. As soon as Mr. Cox heard about it, this guy should have been tossed into the street. No, I'm not worried about him finding employment again. Why? Oh, he'll go and work for some hard core right wing Christian Taliban legal group, yelling and screaming about how teh gays are messing up the country (without one shred of proof of course), and how we shouldn't allow them to get married, or maybe even kiss in public, because, you know, that's yucky. Oh, I'm sure he'll find another job right quick. Maybe with Focus on the Family, or some other somewhat militant Christian worldview organization.

"Mr. [Andrew] Shirvell is sort of a frontline grunt assistant prosecutor in my office," Cox said. "He does satisfactory work and off-hours, he's free to engage under both our civil service rules, Michigan Supreme Court rulings and the United States Supreme Court rule."
This might be true, but... Isn't it also true that for a lot of places where people work (myself included), you CAN get fired for any number of reasons. Like maybe testing positive for drugs. You do those things in your own free time, and yet can get the heave and the ho for that. I know that in NC, school teachers who act inappropriately during off work hours can get fired as well. Why? For not representing their school systems in a graceful manner. Why isn't it the same for the AG's office of Michigan. Do you guys WANT this clown representing you in court? What if he had to prosecute a hate crime against someone who beat and killed a gay man? I'm pretty sure, that he would not give a case such as that his full attention and time.

On "AC 360" on Tuesday, Shirvell made no apologies for his blog postings, which include a picture of Armstrong with "Resign" written over his face. The same picture also had a swastika superimposed over a gay pride flag, with an arrow pointing toward Armstrong.
And really, here is where the real stupid starts (not that the other stuff wasn't stupid, but this takes the cake). Maybe Mr. Shirvell should go back to school somewhere, and study, you know, history. He superimposed a swastika over a gay pride flag. This, doesn't even make sense? Why? Umm, for Mr. Shirvelli's education, Nazis KILLED possibly millions of people as part of the Holocaust. Why? Because they were G-A-Y. This guy sounds like just another tea bagger with no idea about what really happened in history.

"I'm a Christian citizen exercising my First Amendment rights," Shirvell told Cooper. "I have no problem with the fact that Chris is a homosexual. I have a problem with the fact that he's advancing a radical homosexual agenda."

You may be asking yourself, what is the radical homosexual agenda that this student body President has been pushing that is going to destroy the University of Michigan?

Armstrong has supported gender-neutral housing at the university for transgender students who haven't had sexual reassignment surgery.
Yeah, I mean, it's not as if those group of folks don't get singled out or anything.

Also, according to Mr. Shirvell,
...engaging in "flagrant sexual promiscuity" with another male member of the student government; sexually seducing and influencing "a previously conservative [male] student" so much so that the student, according to Shirvell, "morphed into a proponent of the radical homosexual agenda;" hosting a gay orgy in his dorm room in October 2009; and trying to recruit incoming first-year students "to join the homosexual 'lifestyle.' "
Oh noes! Flagrant sexual promiscuity probably equaled making out with his boyfriend somewhere in public. Again, if he weren't gay, this jackass would have no problem with I'm guessing. If the other guy was enjoying it, it's not an illegal act. And he "converted" a student to teh gay radical lifestyle? Really? I'm pretty sure you can't be "converted" to gay. And wait a minute. I thought you said you didn't have a problem with him being gay? Because according to the quotes you provided above Mr. Shirvell, you DO have a large problem with him being gay. You don't want him flaunting his sexuality. You don't want him maybe encouraging another member of the gay community to come out of the closet and embrace who he is. And of course, no gay orgies in his dorm room (again not illegal), because things like that are only allowed in Republican circles possibly.

This section of the article at the end is probably my favorite,
Armstrong told CNN he has hired an attorney and is pursuing legal action against Shirvell.
Mr. Armstrong, I don't know you, but take this asshole to the cleaners, and make him pay for smearing and degrading you in public. I can only hope that Mr. Shirvell ends up broke, and out of work, due to his rampant bigotry against you.

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