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  •  and now some FL GOP legislators are proposing (7+ / 0-)

    a tweak to the SYG law....allowing a warning shot.

    "Tax cuts for the 1% create jobs." -- Republicans, HAHAHA - in China

    by MartyM on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 12:28:27 PM PST

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    •  Is it time for a boycott of Florida yet? (12+ / 0-)

      I would NEVER, EVER consider living in Florida, or going there voluntarily for a vacation. In my book, it is now the most corrupt, disgusting, racist, ignorant and immoral state in the United States. Considering the competition, that is saying a lot.

      And that's even before Rick Scott's possible re-election...

      We all immediately considered boycotting AZ if Brewer had not vetoed SB1062. But I would argue that Florida's SYG law is even more egregious. It has created an open season on people of color -- and as bad as being denied a place at a lunch counter is, what is going on in Florida is an order of magnitude worse, and far more frightening.

      "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both." - Justice Louis Brandeis

      by flitedocnm on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 02:21:13 PM PST

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      •  Hold on a sec (0+ / 0-)

        Do not disparage an entire state and its people just because there are state laws you do not like, or certain political elements that are wrong. I have no problem with broadcasting inequalities like this diary points out, but hey, in the racist history of the US, one state stood out as one of the worst examples of state sponsored racism, Georgia. Just so happens Georgia was home to Dr. King. Do we denigrate Dr. King's legacy by hating and staying away from Georgia or never wanting to visit his historical locations just because others in that state were racists? Boycott Florida? Jeez, Florida is home to many great Americans who raise families, believe in hard work and live decent lives. Yeah, let's all illustrate to the world how progressive we all are by trying to wreck a state's economy and its peoples lives because of a few legal cases impacting the lives a a few.

        Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others....Groucho Marx

        by tazz on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:41:55 PM PST

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        •  Hmm. (3+ / 0-)
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          Do not disparage an entire state and its people just because there are state laws you do not like, or certain political elements that are wrong.
          Really? So then it's not fair to say that Arizona is a homophobic state if it passes a 'please discriminate against the gays' law, or that Iowa is an anti-woman state if it were to pass the 'women can sue abortion providers if they feel sad afterwards' law?

          Laws are an integral part of a state. If you don't think a state is fair game to criticize and even 'disparage' because of the laws of that state, I'm not sure what you would consider to be fair game to disparage. Or are we simply not allowed to criticize things? Or is your argument that we can criticize all we like, but getting angry and blowing off some steam is against the rules? Alas, I think you may have to find a different species if that's what you're looking for.

          Boycott Florida? Jeez, Florida is home to many great Americans who raise families, believe in hard work and live decent lives. Yeah, let's all illustrate to the world how progressive we all are by trying to wreck a state's economy and its peoples lives because of a few legal cases impacting the lives a a few.
          You know, there are lots of great human beings who work everywhere. If your criteria for places to boycott is 'there must be no decent people living there' then I suspect you aren't going to find a lot of candidates. Certainly no corporation beyond a size of ten or so people is entirely staffed by sociopaths... perhaps we should never boycott them either?

          Here's the deal, tazz: I don't live in Florida, but I am sickened by what I see happening there. I don't have a large amount of disposable income, so I can't affect politics in the state even by a meaninglessly small amount by sending money to politicians. And state politicians are hardly going to be responsive to people who live a thousand miles away. And you tell me that I'm not allowed to boycott the state for doing egregiously awful things. Exactly how am I supposed to protest things like this?

          Or am I just supposed to shut up and take it, because Martin Luther King, because decent people, because freedom and liberty and... reasons?

          •  I don't care what you do, but when you call for (0+ / 0-)

            Boycotting any state because your agenda is more important than what you think the rest of what's good for the majority of people, then it's all about you, isn't it. I could look at case law and bad legal issues in every state including solid blue states that make even those bluest of states look fascist in comparison to Florida. He'll, I lived on a block just a few years after I moved the city's mayor dropped a bomb and destroyed 2 whole city blocks and killed almost everyone in the home he dropped it on.

            Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others....Groucho Marx

            by tazz on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 12:09:36 AM PST

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