Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Bob Marshall

Virginia delegate Bob Marshall has a new honor today, as he has just won the ISBL Asshat of the Week award for his bigotry, homophobia, and downright ignorance.
See, Marshall has announced that he will seek to remove Tracy Thorne-Begland, a Richmond lawyer, and supposed “aggressive activist for the pro-homosexual agenda” from a list of proposed District Court judicial appointments if Thorne-Begland’s name remains on the list when it comes to a vote Monday in the Virginia General Assembly.
Pissy Bobby Marshall
See, pissy little Bobby Marshall has been foot-stomping and head-snapping all week because, and these are his own whiny little words, “After more than a week of pleading by some Republican Caucus members, the House Republican leadership has so far declined to removed Mr. Thorne-Begland’s name from the block of nominees. If this situation remains unchanged, I will offer an amendment to remove his name.”
See, Pissy Bobby Marshall questions whether Thorne-Begland can swear to the oath required of Virginia’s judges in which they pledge to abide by the state’s constitution “if he has already indicated by his past public actions that he does not support its provision ‘that only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivision.’”
Um, his job, you dimwitted bigot, is to uphold the law. Take your moronic head out of your moronic ass.
But, Pissy Bobby Marshall is just plain sickened by the fact that Thorne-Begland lives with a ‘partner” with whom he has a formalized homosexual union, two adopted children.  Thorne-Begland has been active in the national homosexual advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign, and with Equality Virginia, of which he is a former board member.
Marshall also pointed out that, back in 1992, Thorne-Begland, as a Navy aviation lieutenant, went on national television to disclose his homosexuality. He was subsequently discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Thorne-Begland sued the Defense Department, alleging that his right to free speech had been restricted, but he lost the case on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond.
Tracy Thorne-Begland
“Mr. Throne-Begland joined the Navy under clear rules on homosexuality that he challenged when he sued the Department of Defense to change DADT,” Marshall said. “Would Mr. Thorne-Begland also challenge rules that apply to Virginia courts?  Can this candidate swear the required oath to support our state’ constitution if he has already indicated by his past actions that he does not support that section of our constitution barring same-sex legal relationships? While our judges and judicial candidates certainly have a right to free speech, they do not have the right to disregard the Virginia constitution”
But, Pissy Bobby Marshall is especially pissy that Throne-Begland exercises his right to Free Speech regularly. He’s pissy that Throne-Begland has a partner. He’s pissed that Throne-Begland has children,. He’s pissed, plainly and simply, that Thorne-Begland is gay.
And that’s why Pissy Pants In A Wad, Bobby Marshall is a lucky recipient of the ISBL Asshat of the Week Award.
He’s oh, so, deserving.


kathy said...

wait just a darn minute - isn't it the JOB of a judge to do just that - decide when certain lawmakers, say Mr. Marshal start trampling all over it?

Wonder Man said...

He should thrown out for this

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

I don't know how you narrow it down to just one every week. The asshats are running amok.