Arkansas Legislature Passing Bills Allowing for Discrimination

Can I get a big "Fuck you!" to the Arkansas legislature?

You actually pass a bill (SB202) that blocks cities and counties from enacting anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people? And to sneak it through legislation by calling it the "Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act"?

A county, municipality, or other political subdivision of the state shall not adopt or enforce an ordinance, resolution, rule, or policy that creates a protected classification or prohibits discrimination on a basis not contained in state law.

Add to that HB1228 which allows for people and businesses the right to use religion to discriminate:

It is found and determined by the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas that there is not a higher protection offered by the state than the protection of a person's right to religious freedom; and that this act is immediately necessary because every day that a person's right to religious freedom is threatened is a day that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution is compromised.

Based on the reading of the bill, I could refuse to serve Asians with no repercussions because my religious beliefs state I shouldn't? Or beat my wife and children because my Bible says I can?

Fuckity, fuckity, fuck.

Can we go back any further in time?

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, February 2015 Edition

My 38th "12 of 12". It's Thursday.

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up from a number of random bloggers who then linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 links in December of 2011, but passed the torch to someone else who sadly hasn't been keeping up with it. So as always, I'm giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby's Blog as he is the one who inspired me to do it. And still does.

All pictures were taken with my iPhone 5.

9:37 AM: m (milli) waiting for me at the top of the stairs. Because she probably wants something.
9:37 AM: m (milli) waiting for me at the top of the stairs. Because she probably wants something.
10:24 AM: Waiting in line at Sonic for my tea and burger. This is the second day in a row the line has been long and slow. Not sure what's up with that.
10:24 AM: Waiting in line at Sonic for my tea and burger. This is the second day in a row the line has been long and slow. Not sure what's up with that.
11:17 AM: New drafting tables and space for each of us at the studio. Part of the latest remodel.
11:17 AM: New drafting tables and space for each of us at the studio. Part of the latest remodel.
1:27 PM: My first tattoo of the day. A small hawk.
1:27 PM: My first tattoo of the day. A small hawk.
2:53 PM: Concept rendering for a tattoo on Saturday.
2:53 PM: Concept rendering for a tattoo on Saturday.
6:51 PM: Fun little "watercolor"-style tattoo on another client.
6:51 PM: Fun little "watercolor"-style tattoo on another client.
7:36 PM: The Husbear left me a note in my office.
7:36 PM: The Husbear left me a note in my office.
8:56 PM: Fun times at the Neighborhood Market.
8:56 PM: Fun times at the Neighborhood Market.
9:11 PM: The Husbear left me bacon!
9:11 PM: The Husbear left me bacon!
9:26 PM: Tucking the Husbear into bed for the night. He goes to bed a few hours earlier than I do. And gets up a few hours before.
9:26 PM: Tucking the Husbear into bed for the night. He goes to bed a few hours earlier than I do. And gets up a few hours before.
9:30 PM: Fire keeping the house warm. Because it's currently 26°F out at the moment.
9:30 PM: Fire keeping the house warm. Because it's currently 26°F out at the moment.
9:47 PM: Luna relaxing on the couch. Because she thinks she's a cat, apparently?
9:47 PM: Luna relaxing on the couch. Because she thinks she's a cat, apparently?
Baker's Dozen: 10:17 PM: I hate our Internet connection. Damn you CenturyLink!
Baker's Dozen: 10:17 PM: I hate our Internet connection. Damn you CenturyLink!

Until next time...
Erik