SB 1062: Let 'em eat burgers...
The passage this week of SB 1062 by both houses of the Arizona Legislature has prompted protests that it will be used by businesspeople to discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
But two can play at that game, and Rocco DiGrazia, owner of Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson, quickly launched a discriminatory counterattack. A sign in the window of the restaurant says "We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators."
"Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these days," DiGrazia posted Thursday. Friday, his post of the sign had gone viral and been seen by nearly a million people.
While it's undoubtedly true that man cannot live by pizza alone (unless he's in college), DiGrazia has posed the question to legislators: "Can man live without pizza at all?"
Tucsonans apparently can't. Friday, DiGrazia was borrowing tables and chairs from another pizzeria just to keep up with business at his crowded restaurant.
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).