Saturday, May 31, 2014

Rick Scott's AG, with Questionable Personal Life, Fights "Significant Harm" of Gay Marriage

#132 of My Stupid State

Hey Pam,

I saw that you introduced yourself as Florida's Attorney General. Actually, it would be more appropriate for you to say you are Rick Scott's personal Attorney General. That's because you always fight for him, regardless of how bad the law is or how much it costs.

To say you are horrible at her job is an understatement. You are literally the worst:

Consider that many members of the American and Florida Bar consider Pam Bondi to be one of the worst Attorney General’s in the country. Accordingly, Bondi has been the hyper-partisan ideological law enforcement officer Florida Republicans have long craved. This is no surprise considering Bondi’s prior claim to fame was as a conservative hack on FOX News’ Hannity show, which is one hour of pure right wing drivel, which in some cases could be characterized as reflexively anti-American.

I don't have the time to go over all the ways that you are awful: I did that already in a previous post. You just have to ask yourself why is it that anytime you are in the spotlight, its because of either a colossal or embarrassing f*&kup.

Naturally, this being Florida and all, most people don't even know who you are. That's a good thing for you. Never underestimate our electorate. As horrible as you are, the apathy in this state, along with a weak Dem party, gives you a huge advantage. I didn't even mention your obsession with fundraising for your campaign. JEEBS, you went as far as rescheduling executions around your campaign fundraisers. Seriously, who the hell DOES THAT?

But your latest foray into the spotlight once again hits a new low.

At the behest of one Rick Scott, you filed court documents that contend same sex marriage recognition would cause Florida "significant public harm". Not just harm, mind you, but SIGNIFICANT harm. You also claim it would create huge problems for the state's pension and health insurance programs.

First of all, it wouldn't. Other states that recognize gay marriage aren't having any problems with pension or health insurance. You see, Pam, the people who work for the state actually earn their benefits. Correction: All of them do except the redneck bigots who run our state government. All of you guys work everyday to deny basic rights, like a baseline level of healthcare, to Floridians while enjoying subsidized, premium health insurance for less than 9 bucks per month.

It pains me that my tax dollars go to elected officials who are so GD backwards they actually claim that Common Core standards turn kids gay, feature the Confederate flag in our State Capitol, and even refused a monument honoring American Union soldiers. Pam, if you want to take their benefits away, along with yours, please have it.

But it's the second part of your quote that really has me steamed:

"The promotion of family continuity and stability is a legitimate state interest. Florida's marriage laws, then, have a close, direct, and rational relationship to society's legitimate interest in increasing the likelihood that children will be born to and raised by the mothers and fathers who produced them in stable and enduring family unit."

Whoa, hold on there, space ranger. I normally say a politician's personal life is off limits, but since you have the sheer gall to slam devoted couples considering YOUR past, then you damn skippy I will call you out.

What seems more like a marriage to you? Two people who love each other and stay committed to each other, or YOUR idea of marriage, which is to shack up with a much older rich guy. According to your own Church, you are "living in sin" with a man who is not your husband.

Your reputation around the Capitol is not good, PamBo. You are known to be quite the party girl. You had a very bizarre "nonbinding" ceremony in the Caymans that still has Florida journalists scratching their heads. I got a picture of the plane ride from social media of you getting a little tipsy and serving drinks for some reason:

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Your lover, ophthalmologist Greg Henderson, is your third (sort-of, kinda) marriage. You have been divorced twice before, with one marriage lasting less than six months and the other lasting less than six years.

Although it sounds like it, I am not judging you. You can have whatever arrangement you want as many times as you want. It's your life.

But if you are keeping committed couples apart by claiming irreparable harm to some quaint notion of traditional marriage, then your personal life better be pretty damn clean before you start hurling stones, PamBo.

If not, then at the very least, I would lay off the lecturing gay couples thing. Most of them here have much more stable commitments than you, so you have no right to tell them what makes a "stable and enduring family unit". Same-sex couples have enough problems being forced into legal limbo because of your own personal bias.

In fact, the only "significant harm" to this state has come from you and Rick Scott.

1 comment :

  1. Honey Boo Boo's mom had a "Commitment Ceremony", so, THAT must make it RIGHT!