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An Observer worth framing 

An Observer worth framing

The Observer really got his (her) dander up in the April 2 edition and told it like it is! Hallelujah and Amen! I'm framing this column!

Lucy Rhodes

Little Rock

Deciding whom to serve

Should business people and churches vet everyone they serve? What about murderers, sex offenders, Senate adulterers, child rapists and child rehomers? If a black, disabled, gay person wanted to order a wedding cake, which exclusion would the business use? Better be careful — one of these minorities is open to all and you just might join the hated and discriminated-against minority if you live long enough. I've seen it.

Who are they going to hate and exclude next? It could be you!

(Written in honor of a friend who is gay and our son, who is "disabled.")

Susan Nygaard Keith

Magnolia

From the web

About the 90th General Assembly's access to low-cost, state-subsidized apartments:

A couple more legislative sessions like this last one and they'll all have luxury suites for free at the Capital Hotel. ... hot and cold running hookers, too, child exorcisms paid by the state, pictures of Jesus on state bonds, expense accounts of $1 million! And undisclosed locations where the LGBTs can be roasted like June bugs in a camp fire! 

The Red Team has been waiting almost 145 years to get back into power and line their nests like no tomorrow! They have to blow it out enough to last another 145 years, the next time Arkansas voters are stupid enough to vote them in again.

It's "Supermarket Sweep!" It's "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire!" It's the Powerball Lottery that only hits Republicans every 150 years or so! Grab with both hands and teach yer ass to clinch harder! Oink oink oink oink!

Death by inches

On an Arkansas Blog post about Gov. Asa Hutchinson's backing off an executive order to protect LGBT Arkansans:

I predict within the next one to six years, hundreds and hundreds (maybe thousands) of talented queer people of ALL ages, rich and poor, will leave the state. And with them will go their talented friends. Talented in business, art, music, whatever. The Arkansas "brain drain" has been and will be greatly accelerated.

Some in the gay community have been encouraging other gay people to "stay and fight." But that old argument isn't working much anymore. If we stay and fight, what do we win? I mean, just look around: boarded up buildings, miles and miles of poor farm ground, acres of leaky house trailers, the reputation of worst state in the Union, the uneducated who like it that way, Ballinger-Hutchinson-Huckabee-Hester, and a Walmart life making minimum wage or just above it.

Nope. Not this time. Way too many gay people and gay friendlies are making plans. Resumes have been flying from Arkansas like leaves from autumn trees. "Let 'em have it!" has become the new "California or Bust." There ARE greener fields for the open-minded where there's no fight involved. Just step in and get your share. The rest here are too dumb to know they're suffering.

"Let 'em have it!"

Spunkrat

Hustle up here from Austin, Seth, and talk your daddy into doing right.

Durango

Coward.

Yellowdogdaughter

In response to an item on the Arkansas Blog noting that a Methodist church was excluded from Eureka's Easter Parade because it wanted to carry a sign saying "Jesus Loves All":

The stain of discrimination is slowly destroying the church's influence in this country. They wave a piece of shit and tell us it's a bar of gold.

Am sure that there's a missing section in the Bible where Jesus has to deal with such self-righteous haters. It, too, would have a very short verse commenting on Jesus' reaction to this desecration of his message: "Jesus puked."

Jake da Snake

Well, with the passage of time (approx. 25 minutes) I think I understand the parade official's logic. I mean why would anyone want to allow the United Methodist Church to participate in a parade about Jesus?

The only thing that allows me to state this is "Think and let think." — John Wesley, 1703-1791.

Maxifer

Besides allowing gay people to escape shunning and stoning, Methodists also ordain women, baptize babies and support universal health care. Who needs more proof they are demonic?

Paying Top Dollar for Legislators

In response to reporting on the Arkansas Blog that Josh Duggar, of the multitudinous Dugger clan, and his wife have more than $13,000 in state tax liens dating back to 2009:

When you're in the throes of busily filling your quiver you're liable to like totally forget you're screwing Uncle Sam, too. Not in a gay way, 'cause you're also like totally fighting THOSE people day and night in between quivering. But I like totally don't understand lying about settling your debts because that's un-Christian and stuff. Sounds like a he-said she-just-lay-there type situation or something, bless his heart.

Norma Bates

In response to an Arkansas Blog post on state Treasurer Dennis Milligan's issuing coins and key chains with his likeness on them:

If Milligan wants to give trinkets away, I have no problem with him using his own money, but if this is our tax money being used to buy cheap Chinese junk with his likeness on them, the order needs to be FOIed to see if we are getting near felony levels for misuse of state monies. Where are the Tea Party people on this misuse of taxpayer money, or is it OK because he is one?

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