More Microsoft madness…
Thanks again to Mike Tidmus for the cool, subversive graphic.
[UPDATE: the bill failed to pass. Tried to post this earlier but Blogger was f*cking up.]
Feel free to take this graphic and use it everywhere and anywhere; it’s going on my sidebar. The bigots at Microsoft need to see our solidarity against its slimy suckup to the Religious Reich.
It failed by one freaking vote in Washington State’s legislature today.
The gay rights bill just lost in the Washington state Senate minutes ago by a 24-25 vote, i.e., by one vote.
All the Republicans voted against the bill, and at least one Democrat. Apparently the forces of good did win a procedural vote to force the bill out of committee and onto the Senate floor, but then it was killed by the 24-25 vote. As an interesting aside, if you can call it that, one of the moderate Republicans voting against the bill was the guy representing Redmond, Microsoft’s district.
John’s letter says it all.
You messed with the wrong faggots.
You thought you were avoiding a religious right boycott by suddenly going anti-gay. And you may have thought “hell, the evangelicals boycott us, the gays boycott us – we’ve got to choose one, and the evangelicals are in power, so let’s screw the gays.”
But here’s something you didn’t count on. You messed with the wrong faggots.
We have no intent of launching a boycott. Boycotts are hard to enforce, especially when dealing with a monopoly. And in any case, we’re smarter than that. We’re the country’s top lobbyists, and grassroots activists, and lawyers, and politicos, and bloggers working in both Washingtons (state and DC).
When we fuck back, we don’t launch boycotts. When we fuck back, we go for the jugular.
Changing the subject, we understand congratulations is in order. You’re planning a 2.2 million square foot expansion of the Microsoft campus in Redmond over the next ten to twenty years. The expansion, we hear, would allow you to hire 10,000 to 20,000 new employees.
Well bully for you. You must be quite excited about that.
We also hear that you’re going to need a lot of help – a LOT of help – from the state legislature and the Redmond city council to actually make that expansion work, for highway and road improvements and the like, and that not everybody is real happy about it.
Well, wouldn’t it be funny if some really smart faggots decided to use their political expertise to kill any possibility of you getting the legislation and city council approval you need to make that expansion happen? And wouldn’t it be even funnier if those same faggots went to your competitors and asked them to finance the entire campaign to kill your expansion?
It’d be pretty hard to hire those extra employees without your expansion, wouldn’t it? I’m not saying anyone is going to do that to you. I’m just saying it would be really funny.
Best of luck to you with the legislative session over the next 24 hours.
One of the faggots you just screwed