“Sasha and Malia I love you more than you can imagine, and you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us to the White House.”
Well I love Sasha and Malia too. They’re teriffic little girls who have an exceptionally nice Mommy and Daddy. And the latter was quite gracious in noting that the Presidency he has just won is of a country consisting of —
““young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.”
Always nice to be on a politician’s laundry list. But it would be even nicer if said politican knew a few home truths. Declaring that one “believes marriage should between a man and a woman” while claiming opposition to Propsition 8, which would deny the California State Supreme Court’s recently granted provision for same sex marriage is talking out of both sides of one’s mouth. The confectors of Prop 8 also claim that “marriage should be between a man and a woman.” So President Obama is one of them — whether he likes it or not. Meanwhile,those actually affected by the success of Proposition 8, including a performer with a puppy episode of her own in her past. have been left in the lurch. Some are gearing up for a fight.
“Lawyers for same-sex couples said they will argue that the anti-gay-marriage measure was an illegal constitutional revision — not a more limited amendment, as backers said.
The legal action contends that Proposition 8 actually revises the state Constitution by altering such fundamental tenets as equal-protection guarantees. A measure to revise the state Constitution can be placed before voters only by the Legislature.
Opponents of gay marriage expressed outrage at the move.
“This is exactly the type of behavior that brought us to this position to begin with,” said Proposition 8 co-chair Frank Schubert.
Note: Our existence is “behavior” to these turds.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Equality California and six same-sex couples who did not marry before Tuesday’s election but would like to marry now.
The state high court has twice before invalidated measures as illegal revisions, but some legal analysts expressed doubt that the Proposition 8 challenge would succeed. Similar attempts to overturn anti-gay-marriage measures have failed in Oregon and Alaska.
Home of Caribou Barbie and a re-elected convicted felon: Ted Stevens.
I’m all for its “independence” movement. Sever Alaska from the rest of the U.S. and let it’s citizens do themselves in on the state’s princlple means of production: Crystal Meth.
Elsewhere in the country, two other gay-marriage bans, in Florida and Arizona, also won. In both states, laws already defined marriage as a heterosexual institution. But backers pushed to amend the state constitutions, saying that doing so would protect the institution from legal challenges.
Proposition 8 was the most expensive proposition on any ballot in the nation this year, with more than $74 million spent by both sides.
Research and polling showed that many voters were against gay marriage but afraid that saying so would make them seem “discriminatory” or “not cool,” said Flint, so proponents hoped to show them they were not alone.
Perhaps more powerfully, the Proposition 8 campaign also seized on the issue of education, arguing in a series of advertisements and mailers that children would be subjected to a pro-gay curriculum if the measure was not approved.
“Mom, guess what I learned in school today?” a little girl said in one spot. “I learned how a prince married a prince.”
As the girl’s mother made a horrified face, a voice-over said: “Think it can’t happen? It’s already happened. . . . Teaching about gay marriage will happen unless we pass Proposition 8.”
Many voters said they had been swayed by that message.
“We thought it would go this way,” Proposition 8 co-chair Frank Schubert said. “We had 100,000 people on the streets today. We had people in every precinct, if not knocking on doors, then phoning voters in every precinct. We canvassed the entire state of California, one on one, asking people face to face how do they feel about this issue.
“And this is the kind of issue people are very personal and private about, and they don’t like talking to pollsters, they don’t like talking to the media, but we had a pretty good idea how they felt and that’s being reflected in the vote count.”
True. Breeeders are scum.
And speaking of scum I am utterly delighted to report the thrilling news that MICHAEL CRICHTON IS DEAD!!!!!!!
THe loathesome creep would go down in history alone for the fact of being the perpetrator of the worst motion picture ever made
But leave us not forget his racist screed Rising Sun — a tract in the hysterical tradition of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion disguised as a novel warning us all the the Evil Japanese were set on taking over the world and reducing us all to the status of slaves.
We should be so lucky.
I should be noted in passing that for reasons enever properly explained the otherwise talented and tasteful Phil Kaufman made a movie of this thing, starring Sean Connery and the recently indicted Wesley Snipes.
A few years back Chricton made the news again, declaring Global Warming to be a muth. Thankfully Al Gore fixed his hash — and won the Nobel Prize in the process. Like flat-earth believers, Chrichton now merits historical footnote status.
As for the election of the first African-American to the White House, I find my personal feelings on the matter fall somewhere between those expressed by Judy and Barbra on the one hand, and NPH on the other — with a soupcon of Buffy for good measure.
Never forget, President Obama, “You gotta give ‘em hope.”