Senate Democrat Suggests Trying to Keep the State Legislature Off the Daily Show

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Democratic Senator Steve Gallardo
Democratic state Senator Steve Gallardo seems to get it -- every year, legislators make asses of themselves by passing, or even just by proposing, ridiculous laws.

We've seen all kinds of pleas from the few legislators who don't want to play along with the "meth lab of democracy," but we like Gallardo's plea before the Senate yesterday, as some of the ultra-right-wingers were proposing to let regular Arizonans decide whether they think the federal government's doing something unconstitutional -- this is how we all end up looking like asses on national television.

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-Arizona's Top 10 Appearances on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

"If we want to get away from the Daily Show and all the national-type television shows that keep mocking Arizona, we must put an end to the stuff like this," Gallardo said, which was first reported by Capitol Media Services.

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As we noted when we picked out the top 10 Arizona-related Daily Show segments, we had 152 segments to choose from, almost all of them mocking the state in one way or another.


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Abel Baker
Abel Baker

Gallardo is correct. With time spent on crap like this, it's no wonder our state is in shambles....budget, economy, education, child protection... Those must be our first priorities. Is it really that difficult??

veradin
veradin

Why exactly is it stupid about ensuring that Arizonans are protected from an out of control and, frankly, hijacked federal government no longer in obeyance of the Constitution?  Have any of you people actually read the proposed bill?

 

Cozz
Cozz

Arizona belongs on the Comedy channel daily.

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

Kudos to Rep. Steve Gallardo. He's the one of the sane ones in the House of Wacky Legislation. I hope lamebrains like Judy Burges, Lori Klein, and many other loony nincompoops on the right, will wake up and realize that they are "asses". The butt hole of jokes. They need end their circus acts and start getting serious. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Jon Stewart should just set up permanent cameras in the House and Senate chambers.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

lol so, that would mean they are proposing to do something about arpaio's continual violations of the Constitution..awesome! lets pass this stat...oh, that only pertains to what THEY want huh..lol (sarcasm)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

The next segment I am waiting to see about us on comedy central will be about how Joe is saying he cant afford to feed the inmates and will have to charge them, yet the same day he is going on about the release of illegal immigrants and saying he will take them all and wont charge for them.  I have absolutely no idea how he can say he cant afford to feed the ones he has, but still say he can afford to take in more than twice as many more without additional funding.  Again I am reminded of what they asked him in court  "what are we supposed to believe? what you say here or what you said there?"  one of his two stories in the same day is just for attention, is it the "I cant afford it" or is it the "bring me more, I wont even charge for it"  (actually, they were both just for attention, it was a trick question, its Joe we're talking about, so its always all for attention)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Good for Gallardo. We are starting to look like the Special Olympics of Statehood and it's about time someone in office addressed it. 

bobunf
bobunf

@veradin We fought a really BIG war over who gets to tell who what to do: the Feds or the States.  The Feds won.  You want to fight that one again?  Now the Feds have 10,000 nuclear warheads.  

You really want Arizona, not only hot and dry, but radioactive?  Our one hope is that the Feds will be laughing too hard to push the button.

StopTheHating
StopTheHating

@veradin Have any of you loons in Arizona, especially your state legislature, actually read the U.S. Constitution?  You might find especially interesting the part where it says that the only body that can decide if a law is constitutional or unconstitutional is the U.S. Supreme Court.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@danzigsdaddy Ouch.  My shoulder hurts.   Not sure I can answer your questions.  Don't recall.  Too much pain meds.  Fading fast. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@danzigsdaddy Lets not make fun of the Special Olympics.  Those kids work admirably to succeed despite their situation while Crandell, Burges, Melvin and Barton seem to be doing just the opposite. 

veradin
veradin

@StopTheHating  Oh look, it's another would-be sofa intellectual pretending they've read and understood the Constituion and the minds of the Founding Fathers!  I'd love to sit down and play the role of history teacher with you, but in the interest of saving some time I'll refer you instead to the writings of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison on the subject of nullification, what it means, and its fair and proper use in resisting federal laws viewed as unjust and unconstitutional by We the People -- you know, the real origin of power (from the consent of the governed) as outlined in the Constitution?

Oh, and nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it indicate that the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what is and is not Constitutional even if the Surpreme Court 'itself' has made such a claim as early as the 1950's.

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public  that will probably be the next one, you win.   "and now America's toughest sheriff"  "ow,ow, ow, ow, ow ow, ow.......morphine me, it hurts, it hurts"

StopTheHating
StopTheHating

@veradin Oh look, another self-declared history expert, and one who thinks he knows what men who have been dead for two hundred years were thinking.  Clearly you slept through the high school class in which the teacher talked about the System of Checks and Balances.  This is what you missed that day: Three branches of federal government - Legislative which approves bills for law, Executive which signs bills into law and enforces the laws, and the Judicial which determines if these laws are unconstitutional if challenged.


There is clearly something wrong with the water in Arizona.

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