July 27, 2010

Hawaii Oh No: Their Governor is an Idiot...



This month, while Argentina legalized same-sex marriage, and the British government indicated it was on the way, the state government of Hawaii turned back and embraced the 12th century.

While not quite full marriage equality, the state took a step forward when Hawaiian lawmakers approved a civil unions bill. And then their governor vetoed it.

Now don't get me wrong, I love Hawaii, we were there for the first time last year and thought it was amazingly beautiful, and the people were warm and wonderful. And yet... their governor is an idiot.

Now, I am not saying their governor Linda Lingle is an idiot just because she is against same-sex marriage or civil unions. That makes her conservative and in my opinion ignorant. And potentially a bigot, though not necessarily. With the benefit of the doubt, ignorant.

So what makes her an idiot?

Ms Lingle is an idiot --- and, oh yeah, a homophobe and a bigot because of this: while the governor insisted she had treated opponents with "respect and dignity", she then likened gay marriage to an incestuous relationship:

"We don't allow other people to marry even - it's not a civil right for them. First cousins couldn't marry, or a brother and sister and that sort of thing."

Gay marriage is like incest? Really? You are an idiot. You are a homophobe. You are Mel Gibson...

17 comments:

TICKLEBEAR said...

a simple reminder that us canadians shouldn't be complacent about these issues as an idiot might takes those rights away from us, and let's be frank here: we have our fair share of idiots in this big country...
:/~
HUGZ

Mrsblogalot said...

Incest....jeez...I'm going to try to marry my couch...that's the same thing right?

Rusty Hoe said...

Unfortunately idiots are universal. Maybe she can hang out with one of our fine political leaders who recently declared that a woman's greatest virtue is her virginity. He is also homophobic, vehemently anti-abortion, and a super conservative religious nutter scarily has a chance of becoming our next PM in August. So proud to be an Aussie.:(

Dazee Dreamer said...

OMG. She is an idiot. I'm thinking if I was in the political limelight, I would certainly watch my mouth. Unbelievable.

Penny Lane said...

Wow. My favourite homophobic statement was once made in regards to child protection services, in an outrightly deterimental way to same sex couples with children. Which fucking sends me. I have yet to come across a same sex couple who abuses or neglects their child. Not saying it doesn't happen, but in a society built soley on the foundation of heterosexual marriage based families, the track record ain't so fucking great.

I know that's a different issue than marriage itself, but I get all fired up about homophobia and rant. I tend to make people, namely rednecks in the town I live in, uncomfortable with my passion for equality. And dental hygiene.

Kevin said...

Future winter vacations to Hawai'i deleted; future winter vacations to Tahiti, Cook Islands, Guam, etc added. Woo hoo! I am already checking Air New Zealand and Continental Airlines flights to these destinations, honey.

TICKLEBEAR said...

@ rusty hoe:
i guess canadian prime minister harper is a distant cousin of your idiot...
wanna trade?
one idiot for another?
i weep for you!!!
good luck nonetheless.
HUGZ

Annie (Lady M) x said...

The British are already there. We have had civil partnerships for ages now! And don't I feel proud?!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

What kind of a stupid moose likens gay marriage to incest? How random and tenuous is that? In fact, it is idiotic..at best. At worst it could be considered psychotic.

Linda Medrano said...

Somebody elected this bimbo? What in the hell are the Hawaiians thinking?

Rusty Hoe said...

@Ticklebear
I'm pretty sure being a half wit is the prime criteria to go into politics. I have my fingers crossed that our nutter wont get elected but if he does maybe we can do some sort of international nutter exchange program. I'm starting to think I may be getting a bit jaded about it all.

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

Tune into my blog tomorrow...it'll give ya another reason to call her/them idiots... as if they need more after this.

Lauren said...

I'm amused for many reasons reading your blog. Lately, I've been amused seeing how many ways you're able to involve Mel Gibson. Seriously though, her name is Linda Lingle... that sounds funny enough, no more evidence needed. If you don't understand why I find her name funny, imagine Fran Drescher saying it.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Okay, Lauren, the Fran Drescher visual cracked me up! And yes I do seem to have a hate-on for Mel Gibson, don't I? Well at least there are lots of reason to hate him. For awhile I was taking shots at Anderson Cooper just for the hell of it...

And yes Annie, you Brits already have civil partnerships; and according to your new PM, apparently that may evolve into same-sex marriage sooner rather than later. How cool is that?

And no comment on our own PM... I know, lets erase the census and make us all invisible!

TICKLEBEAR said...

@ rusty hoe:
the second criteria would have to be a good liar...
nah!
i say we ship them all on a deserted island and let them play out their own game of "survivor"... the winner earns his/her return to civilisation.
:D~

Jason, as himself said...

I know, what is up with her, and also, that governor of Arizona?

Kevin Bruce said...

Wow! She IS an idiot! But I think you went too far calling her "Mel Gibson"- "Hitler", ok- "Mel Gibson"? Too far ;)

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