Friday, February 14, 2014

KILL the Bill, Senator Kelsey

You know the one, Senator Kelsey, SB2566.

To paraphrase one of my favorite movie characters, did you think that little farce you played yesterday by dropping sponsorship of this ridiculous, blatantly UNCONSTITUTIONAL bill would fool the LGBTQ community and their straight allies?  You have to ANSWER for this bill, Senator.

We know that just because Senator Mike Bell of Riceville picked up the Senate sponsorship, it's still going through YOUR committee, Senate Judiciary.  Do you think for one second that those of us who believe in full equality are going to let up on you for even a second?  Oh, and if I were you, I don't think I would try to make reservations at Restaurant Iris or Second Line any time soon, you know what I mean?

The ideology may have changed, for the worse, since Ron Ramsey became Lt. Governor, but bills that don't need to see the light of day still get killed by committee chairs, such as yourself.  Kill this bill, and let Senator Bell tell his constituents that it was your fault because you got too much heat from YOUR constituents.  You know how to do it, you did it to Mae Beavers last year when she had a clearly unconstitutional bill.

Some of the comments in the CA and the Flyer hit a little too close to home, did they?  We're still holding YOU accountable, Senator, just like we will for your bill to remove two Shelby County judgeships that are still necessary.  Just because you and your $244,000 war chest may not yet have an opponent, doesn't mean you won't face more intense scrutiny, one way or the other.  And it's only going to get hotter for you.

We've already got a fundraiser lined up, all we need is a candidate.  Sure, a good portion of your 31st Senate District may have Germantown, but the district is far more than Germantown, if it comes all the way over to me in Humes Heights.  No matter how prostrate you may be to the Koch Brothers, you can be had, Senator.

Killing this bill would be a good step, Senator.  The gas is on medium heat now, if the bill is not killed in committee, who knows how high it could go?

Your move, Senator Kelsey.

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