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May 2011
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News Flash: Largo, Florida is full of bigoted fuckheads. Though there are clearly a few who have some sense, like City Commissioner Rodney Woods, one of the two dissenting votes: "I just cannot support this resolution. It's not something that's inside of me."

My favorite quote:

"Mr. Stanton is not a role model. He's proven that. I think for the sake of our young people today, you need to do what's right, and that's terminate him. ... If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you he'd want him terminated. Make no mistake about it."

- Ron Sanders, pastor, Lighthouse Baptist Church of Largo
Because we all know Jesus was all about condemnation and intolerance, right?

Bah. Tell him, Penn.

Current Mood: pissed offpissed off

I don't get it, I really don't. They want this person removed from office because 'he wasn't honest' about something that was none of their business in the first place. I'd like to see the lives of the folks who voted him out held up for scrutiny.

yes, I know, hopelessly naive of me, but I really do not get what all the fuss is about on the side of the panicked, angry, snarling mob of bigots.

I will point out that the response from the police chief was excellent.

But the city council are awful bigots pandering to a populace of bigots.

Looking strictly at the facts, he's been City Manager for over 13 years; clearly was doing something right. He has over 2 months of accrued vacation, so he works his butt off for the city. Anyone who serves in that capacity for that long has received offers to manage bigger cities, so he's loyal.

Stepping away from objectivity and speaking as someone with relatives in the Tampa Bay area - and a bigoted bunch they are - I'm amazed they did not storm the building and burn him at the stake. Brave guy.

I need an icon of Jesus the Terminator now.

This makes me sick and furious at the same time. I wish every time something like this happened, there would be an anti-bigotry action of some kind... like everyone donating a few dollars to Lambda Legal or something. There is just is not enough way to demonstrate support for Ms. Stanton and others who suffer this kind of treatment and inhumanity.

Largo, Florida is not full of bigoted fuckheads. Many, many people around here, including people on the city payroll, are as disgusted by this development as you are (and even more disgusted with the people using Jesus as an excuse for it).

Unfortunately, as is true all over, the bigoted fuckheads are far louder than the reasonable people, especially when it comes to things like city commission meetings and the press.

Unfortunately, I moved out of Largo several years back so I don't have any direct impact on the elected officials there. I still live nearby, though, and I plan to make some noise locally as soon as I can figure out where that noise might make some difference.