Cruz/Fiorina: Like Attracts Like
Or, shit seeks its own level. Or something...
Think of it: mass arrests where thousands of “vagrants” and “undesirables” are swept up and crammed into prisons (with no charges, no trial) for years; decades.
“In 1975, dictator President Park Chung-hee, father of current President Park Geun-hye, issued a directive to police and local officials to ‘purify’ city streets of vagrants. Police officers, assisted by shop owners, rounded up panhandlers, small-time street merchants selling gum and trinkets, the disabled, lost or unattended children, and dissidents, including a college student who'd been holding anti-government leaflets. They ended up as prisoners at 36 nationwide facilities.”
Does No mean No, or doth Paul Ryan protest too much? If Paul Ryan reluctantly accepts the GOP nomination at their brokered convention this summer, what are his chances in November?
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The threat of a national boycott — and/or a Fortune 500 company threatening to leave a state — usually gets noticed by governors and state legislators. The governor of Arizona vetoed the legislature’s “Zee Paperss Pleassse!!!” law a few years ago, fearing a loss of business and tourist-industry income. And I think the governor of Missouri just vetoed one of those nefarious “religious freedom” bills for the same reason. The governors of North Carolina and Indiana are under intense economic pressure to overturn the “Jesus Don’t Like Them There Homasexials” laws that they’ve signed.
“…Mississippi just passed a law that 80 percent of its eighth-graders would struggle to read. If they graduate, those young people will look for work in a state with an unemployment rate significantly higher than the national average. But if one of those kids does manage to find work at the local doughnut shop, say, she will — until the law is struck down, at least — have the satisfaction of refusing service to some gay man, secure in the knowledge that the state that failed to educate her or give her a fighting chance in a complex world, now has her back.
One feels sorrier for her than for the gay man. Her life will be hemmed by the fact of living it in a state that fights the future, that teaches her to deflect and distract, not resolve and engage.
The gay man can buy doughnuts anywhere.”