Don’t oppose same-sex marriage, don’t make us marry the crap out of your girlfriends.
I can’t explain how much I love this. This is what more campaign ads should be like, intelligent, truthful, concise, and addressing the issues. Brilliant.
Romney and his staff believed they hired the best person to be their spokesperson on foreign policy. What the far right believed was that Romney was bowing to the homosexual agenda.
Aside from the obvious on why this is completely insulting to the LGBTQ community as well as to the majority of the people in New Hampshire (who are not in favour of this repeal) this is extremely troubling. When the state Senate and House can vote to remove the rights of one minority then they can remove the rights of any minority. What’s to stop them from rescinding interracial marriage? What’s to stop them from allowing Jews to get married?
I’m reminded of the poem below by Martin Niemoller:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.
Standing in stark contract to the same-sex marriage proposal video in the last post is this video where instead of cheers of acceptance two men, after kissing, are ejected from a Santorum while audience members chant USA while they are kick out. The kiss occurs around the 3:44 mark in the video.
Santorum then says ”who (refering to himself) will stand for the values that made this country the greatest country in the world” to cheers from the audience. He then makes the statement that their ancestors didn’t come to the country for benefits, that they came here for freedom. I wonder if he realizes that same-sex couples are simply looking for the freedom to marry.
Wonderful speech by Republican Maureen Walsh in FAVOR of same-sex marriage.
Maureen Walsh is a state representative for Walla Walla in Washington.
Also a big congratulations to Washington state for legalizing same-sex marriage!
Well we have certainly seen a lot of idiotic things during the race to win the Republican nomination for the 2012 election ticket, Rick Perry’s strong video, Herman Cain and his wandering eye, Santorum in general, but this moon base idea really takes the cake.
Newt Gingrich would like to see a moon base in place by the end of his second term (if elected, and then re-elected). While I am not totally against the idea of a moon base, because I love sci-fi like nothing else, I also understand that the cost of such an undertaking would probably rival the Iraq war and is entirely unnecessary when the economy is in the shape that it is.
What really irks me though is that a) Newt Gingrich seems to believe that the moon belongs to the United States (not really sure when the moon became the territory of the USA, I was under the impression it belongs to the world) b) one of Newt’s reasons for going to the moon is supposedly that contains lots of water and that we could use the moon as a refueling station to go to Mars or other reaches of the solar system.
Okay back up just a minute here. Water? Moon? When did this happen? Aside from some crystalized forms of water that have come to the Moon via meteorites that have crashed into it where is this vast quantity of water that Newt seems to think exists on it? Does Newt have water on the brain? What bafoon has been feeding him this misinformation? Secondly does Newt have no concept of distance? Why would people need to refuel at the Moon on a trip to Mars? The most usefull thing the Moon can offer on a trip to Mars is the ability to sling shot around it. The Moon’s proximity to Earth (on a trip to Mars the Moon would maybe be a day away) would make it ridiculous to land on the moon to refuel the water that has been consumed in a 24-48 hour time period. This is the man who wants to be President?
I actually feel sorry for Republican’s at this point. Looking at the candidates that they have to chose from is simply laughable and the primary race has only just begun, buckle up everyone and get ready for more lunacy.
Another one bites the dust. Here’s hoping Santorum is next!