Amazing, Open Bigotry from Michigan Assistant Attorney General

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  1. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    If I were a gay man living in Michigan right now, I'd be quite insecure about being treated fairly by the Michigan Attorney General's office. Despite his position, Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has targeted a gay student (Chris Armstrong) on his blog, protested at his house, and stalked his friends and family. The kid is just a college student who happens to stand up for gay rights--but that's too much for Andrew Shirvell who calls Armstrong "Satan's Representative". Anyway, here is a link to an interview with Anderson Cooper:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/28/michigan.justice.blog/index.html
     
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    Whoa! That guy is a freak! Can he be voted out?
     
  4. barkomatic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    In my opinion he should be fired. As for being voted out, sadly a large portion of the population share his views. I was born in Michigan and left 15 years ago partially because of guys like him.
     
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    I don't know if I'm qualified to have hunches like this, but while watching the interview I got the distinct sense that the open bigotry is a lot less tragic than what's not in the open here.
     
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    If you're saying what I think you're saying, I had the same hunch.
     
  8. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Clearly he's working through some "issues".

    I'm just going to make a slight edit to his last name... one that more clearly describes his manhood...

    Andrew Shrivel

    Duh-Duh-Douche!
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    So there's currently a campaign underway for Michigan Attorney General? Mr Shirvell is about to lose his job. His boss, Attorney General Mike Cox:

     
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    Ut-oh. Somebody's gonna get a talking to.
     
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    And it appears to be quite crowded as well.
     
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    Just watched the piece on CNN. Wow- this guy is a piece of work!
     
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    I wasnt going to but I did,,, WOW!! How did that idiot become a lawyer?!? It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.
     
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    Agreed. I was really concerned when he would not answer the one question Anderson Cooper asked him about his ability to apply laws equally to gay people.
     
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    If I met this guy in person, I will DESTROY HIM. :D
     
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    Well, the guy is obviously closeted himself. I've heard drag queens talk more butch than that guy. Don't worry, he'll destroy himself.
     
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    Has this country gone barking mad? This guy is a four star lunatic.

    Two other things I wonder about Andrew Shirvell:

    • Does he get excited by his boss's last name?
    • Does he belong to the Peewee Herman fan club?

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    I've read that some lawyers believe his actions have crossed the line into harassment which means he could be prosecuted if that's true. Writing a blog is one thing, but protesting outside Armstrong's house and stalking his friends and family is another. Not to mention that Shirvell's official status is likely to intimidate some people.

    Anyway, even if Shirvell isn't breaking any laws, can't his employer terminate his employment at will for any reason? I know I can be fired for any reason since I don't have a contract.
     
  22. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    I don't think he can, I think that is why the Attorney General for Michigan made the comments he did, state laws do quite a bit to protect government employees. I think the AG should write him a nice letter explaining the disapproval of the office and make it public. He needs to isolate this guy. People using their office to hide behind or give their views more weight need to be taken down.
     
  23. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

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    Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell is obviously gay and infatuated with the college kid. I mean it's just like how little boys will pull the girl's hair that he has a crush on. Mr. Shirvell is just taking it a step further by well... stalking him. :p
     
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    He is definitely sowing the seeds of his own destruction.
     
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    It's not his own destruction that I'm worried about; I really hope this doesn't escalate into something truly tragic. If the college kid was my son I'd be terrified for him right now. Shirvell is clearly mentally ill, and there needs to be some sort of intervention.
     

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