The Daily Tweets, 2009-07-21: Assembly public hearing #6

Note 7/22/09: Most of the tweets in this collection are from the Anchorage Assembly meeting, the sixth (& last) meeting at which public testimony was taken on the Anchorage equal rights ordinance which will, if passed, add sexual orientation/gender identity to the list of personal characteristics contained in Anchorage’s human rights code, on the basis of which discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, financial practices, & municipal practices will be prohibited.  I’ll be posting photos & other stuff later as I have time.

  • Feeling better today. Guess I did what I needed to do yesterday to get myself out of the grey. So far, so good. #
  • RT: @celticdiva: Ethics investigator finds probable cause Palin rec’ving improper gifts thru legal fund. http://bit.ly/uzAtr #palin #
  • Slate on implications of @amazonfail volume 2 (the 1984 Kindle edition) http://www.slate.com/id/2223214/pagenum/all/ #
  • @jansonjones Now wondering what a Caesarian staple-remover looks like. Do they sell them at Office Depot? in reply to jansonjones #
  • Ethics violation by Palin: report dated 7/14, we didn’t hear till 7/21. I.e., for past week: Palin knowingly lied. Surprise! #
  • Homeward bound to take care of dog pee needs, then on to the Assembly to public hearing #6 on Anchorage equal rights ordinance. #anclgbt #
  • Scarfing down sardines on crackers before heading to Assembly. Not much action outside Loussac when I went by on bus earlier. #anclgbt #

Anchorage Assembly meeting

  • In assembly chambers, assembly on break, reconvening soon. Est. 64 testimony to start @ 7:45 PM or so. #anclgbt #
  • Lots quieter here than on those halcyon days of June, w/ the great Pride parties on the lawn & crowded chambers. #anclgbt #
  • Assembly now getting back to biz. #anclgbt #
  • AO 64 testimony starting. Lorsa people whose names were called not here. about ten names on: a gay man who is a psychologist. #anclgbt #
  • This guy is great, well-constructed testimony. #anclgbt #
  • An anti ord testimony arguing based on physiology and what that means about god’s design for how bodies are used. #anclgbt #
  • 525 526 etc lots people not here. Anti person making false claims abt religion surprise surprise #anclgbt #
  • Bible believing mumbling christianist #anclgbt #
  • “we are not the name-callers” oh yeah?which side has called anyone “perverts”? #anclgbt #
  • More bible beating Christianism [yawn]. so much for religious freedom. Since most people are not, surprise! Chistianists. #anclgbt #
  • Christianists believe that there is no religion but their own. Even those who say judeo-christian don’t see Judaism as a religion. #anclgbt #
  • This is Tuesday at the Assembly not Sunday school. Duh. #anclgbt #
  • The logical fallacies & misstatements of fact are too numerous to enumerate. #anclgbt #
  • Atta girl Ossiander — go to the cops if adults are sexually harassing minor children. Duh! #anclgbt #
  • Did Palin write your testimony? better have Vanity Fair edit it! #anclgbt #
  • That’s right – our families are deserving of protection too. #anclgbt #
  • Yeah Pamela Kelley! my coworker, testifying about what law actually says. #anclgbt #
  • Addressing misstatements about law made by anti ordinance people #anclgbt #
  • Special rights is “Zero sum game fallacy.” #anclgbt #
  • Gobbledygook in a suit. #anclgbt #
  • My friend Lynne Sangster singing Jesus Loves Me and ordinance supporters softly singing along. #anclgbt #
  • No I call having got fired from a job for no other reason than that I’m a lesbian “discrimination.” duh #anclgbt #
  • “copious amounts of unique logic” – “municipally sanctioned gay-bashing” – yep, that’s the christianists all right #anclgbt #
  • Flynn: “which is the eternal damnation?– being on the Assembly, or being removed from it?” #anclgbt #
  • Tiffany McClain of Equality Works testifying. #anclgbt #
  • Assembly taking a stretch break #anclgbt #
  • Ossiander: “there is a sense of frustration from Assembly members over repetitive testimony”. Oh really? #anclgbt #
  • @katsylver you’ll be fine! in reply to katsylver #
  • Ok bud you’re waating everyone’s time Ma & Pa Kettle? #anclgbt #
  • RT @tonei: “Guns are not nearly as dangerous as the Internet.” -same old white dude. #anclgbt #
  • Will this ordinance make Betty Grable illegal? How about Playboy bunnies? #anclgbt #
  • Let’s hear it for the majority of heterosexual Anchorage citizens who support equality #anclgbt #
  • Tim Pearson’s testimony rocked. #anclgbt #
  • As soon as you hear an anti revere the Constitution, know that you’ll immediately hear misstatements of fact. #anclgbt #
  • She doesn’t like her gay brother therefore we should be discriminated against #anclgbt #
  • Here we go, Rome again #anclgbt #
  • The antis have decided to wear more colors tonight, mostly black & brown. #anclgbt #
  • 20% of battery remaining. Current person talking about lots stuff having nothing to do with ordinance. #anclgbt #
  • Guy says passing ordinance wd increase crime rate. #anclgbt #
  • Whatever you believe about the bible, it’s notbthe law of the land. Duh. & this woman claims to be a highly educated lawyer? #anclgbt #
  • If that woman was most educated person she knows, whia, scareeeey! #anclgbt #
  • RT @tonei: Woman claims sodomy was a federal crime 10 yrs ago. Um, no, kthx. #anclgbt and she claimed to be a highly educated lawyer! #
  • “god’s word says thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind” – I know I know! So like any self respecting lesbo, I don’t! #anclgbt #
  • RT @tonei: Man says “I’m not going to waste yr time” and proceeds to waste our time. #anclgbt #
  • The reality of the Sodom & Gommorah story is to give the exact opposite lesson: it’s about hospitality to the stranger. #anclgbt #
  • 18-yr-old Dimond grad: Locke talked about not God- given rights but innate rights. #anclgbt #
  • Comparing the choice to have a tattoo with homosexuality [rolling eyes] #anclgbt #
  • Ossiander just called about 30 names & only 1 person showed up. #anclgbt #
  • Bringing in paraphilias that have nothing to do with ordinance. Oxygen deprivation? Sorry lady but you’re um not very intelligent. #anclgbt #
  • The Tuvinens support equal rights. I love equality loving Finnish Americans :) #anclgbt #
  • One more page of names. Might finish testimony tonight. #anclgbt #
  • There has been an incredible lot of powerful excellent pro-ordinance testimony tonight. #anclgbt #
  • Assembly voting to extend mtg to complete the list. This is the last night of testimony. #anclgbt #
  • RT @tonei: Cali has had a lgbt protection for 30+ years, has not been smited. #anclgbt or smitten? #
  • Financial: how much does it cost the community for people to be thrown out of work or housing? #abclgt #
  • Oh yeah billboards & nondisvrimination laws: what an apt comparison! Duh. #anclgbt #
  • Heather about tobtestify. The last? #anclgbt #
  • Nope one more after Heather who looks like an anti but Heather is great! Talking about Matthew Shepherd act #anclgbt #
  • One more guy after this one I think. #anclgbt #
  • Yep & my family being a wonderful family accepts and loves me their lesbian daughter and sister and aunt aren’t at all confused. #anclgbt #
  • Public testimony closed, meeting adjourned, hurrah. #anclgbt #

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