Oklahoma gets first openly gay state senator!

As much crap as Oklahomans get for being backwards hicks, Oklahoma is a state of many faces. Slowly but surely, the faces of the politicians are starting to represent the diversity of Oklahoma (not just middle-upper-class ‘straight’ Evangelical white male Oklahomans).

To counter the insane, homophobic rhetoric of Sally Kern, we have an openly, happily transgender Brittany Novotny giving the witch a run for her money.

To counter the current Republican fad of ‘personhood amendments‘, now taking its turn in Oklahoma, we have Constance Johnson making a political statement by adding an amendment to criminalize male masturbation.

To counter dim witted dullards like Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey, who cares more about kidney cells isolated in the 1970s than he cares about the health and well-being of men, women, and children in 2012, we NOW have Oklahoma State Senator Al McAffrey. A man who spends his free time raising money and awareness for HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma. Not just rhetoric about being ‘pro-life’– genuine action that says ‘pro-life’ without saying a word.

Oklahoma has a lot of dumb hicks.

But not everyone in Oklahoma is a dumb hick.

Comments

  1. #1 MikeMa
    February 15, 2012

    Really, really glad to see this. OK certainly can use the sane press.

  2. #2 Tommykey
    February 15, 2012

    Does this mean Oklahoma will be hit with even more tornadoes?

  3. #3 Rob
    February 15, 2012

    The wrath of God will be upon Oklahoma. Watch out!

    /sarcasm

    Rob

  4. #4 TylerD
    February 15, 2012

    “The wrath of God will be upon Oklahoma. Watch out!”

    How would you tell?

  5. #5 Justicar
    February 15, 2012

    But not everyone in Oklahoma is a dumb hick.

    I would say citation needed, but you’re in OK so it’s *technically* correct on just that ground.

    TylerD: the birds start flying overhead right side up.

    How would you tell?

  6. #6 Undebateable Genius
    February 15, 2012

    Oh goody. More gayists in power. Maybe when they tak over the world, they’ll make secular depressives their anal probe slaves with aids as a reward.

  7. #7 NJ
    February 15, 2012

    “Undebateable Genius” aka Rob Hood @ 6:

    yadda-yadda-yadda

    Hiya Rob! Now you want to play with Abbie too! Boy, if this keeps up, demonstrating your undertreated mental illness at SB will be a full time job….

  8. #8 Undebateable Genius
    February 15, 2012

    NJ, you flouirde overdosed monkey snot candian.

    Keep stalking me buddy. I’ll pull your own panties over your head and force you to apologize. Your little tricks are good, but time to get back in your cage now. Let mommy tuck you into your little cage you fartblossom.

  9. #9 Undebateable Genius
    February 15, 2012

    NJ reminds me of sloth on The Goonies.

    “Heeeey youuu guuuuys!”

    He overdosed on sodium flouride and crapped his brain into his underwear. Rumor has it he wear his moms panties on his head in public.

    Canadiasn are so brain dead.

  10. #10 Justicar
    February 15, 2012

    NJ, you flouirde overdosed monkey snot candian.

    Of course he’s a candian. What do you think the flouride is meant to offset? Duh! Cavity risk from being a hardcore candian!

  11. #11 NJ
    February 15, 2012

    “Undebateable Genius” aka Rob Hood @ 8 & 9:

    {further proof of mental illness}

    But Rob, I thought we were BFFs! I just see where you have posted when you pop up in the ‘Recent Comments’ and let everyone know your real name and problems. Allows people searching SB to read your comments and see for themselves what kinda guy you are.

    Should provide a nice evidence trail when it becomes needed…

  12. #12 Undebatable Genius
    February 15, 2012

    BFF? Burgers, franks and fries?

    Evidence trail? I am immune to your mock trials.

    Fortunately for you, immunity is granted for your crimes due to inadequate IQ caused by excessive sodium flouride intake on a grand scale. Still does not explain why you wear your moms underwear on your head.

    Now, if you will excuse me, I must retire for the evening for I have to work tomorrow. Millions on welfare depend on my labor for their new smartphones.

    Oh, and you need some serious help, possum pucker licker.

  13. #13 Larry Flounders
    February 15, 2012

    BFF? Beans, farts, and frowns?

    Evidence? I am immune to your mock trials mr. nazi.

    You are immune due to inability lack of IQ caused from mass intake of sodium flouride ona grand scale.

    Beans, Farts, and Frowns to you too. Your new scientific name shall be Ginganticus Buttholius maximus.

  14. #14 Gene Cornwall
    February 15, 2012

    At my new Beans, Farts, and Frowns boom buddy NJ:

    FIFTY!

  15. #15 Childermass
    February 16, 2012

    And he won by a two-to-one margin. Wow. This is in a state which the species called Democratic officeholder is severely endangered even if when straight and evangelical.

    The wrath of God will be upon Oklahoma. Watch out!

    /sarcasm

    Last year’s nasty hail storm and all those earthquakes were preemptive vengeance. Jesus being his completely merciful self started punishing Oklahoma before it even committed the sin.

  16. #16 NJ
    February 16, 2012

    Rob Hood sockpuppets @ 12,13,14:

    {even more proof of undertreated mental illness}

    All ya gotta do is recognize his style, out him and prod him a little bit. And out comes a torrent of looney. The truly funny thing is that he doesn’t realize that he’s making a permanent record of his being unhinged.

    Viewed objectively, it’s a sad testament to the failure of the US health care system that he can’t get the help he clearly needs.

  17. #17 Dark Jaguar
    February 17, 2012

    I live in OK myself (all my life) and while yes there are plentiful republicans to be found, there also seem to be a large number of sane folk. Though, that’s a personal experience and thus not representative of any wider statistics.

    On the whole though, unlike some “redneck” states, the majority of even the most hardcore republicans are content to just wistfully complain about the state of things. Most don’t take any actions and the literal gay bashing is usually left to other states. Some of this likely comes from the history of Oklahoma, as an “immigrant state” formed after the civil war and full of various people from around the country as opposed to a “legacy state” like Georgia. I generally consider the “Oklahoma, OK” slogan to be best stated in an apathetic tone, the official emotional state of Oklahoma.

    Well, enough of my meandering nonsense. I do have a wholly legitimate quandary. I wonder if voter results would be different if the district layout were changed. When I see how districts are currently set and where the more left wing Oklahomans fall on those lines, I sometimes wonder if the districting was an attempt at gerrymandering.

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