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Johnny LaRue's Crane Shot
Monday, June 5, 2006
Hypocrisy or Bigotry? Does It Make A Difference?
So President Bush is pushing for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriages because of "activist judges" that overrule state laws that prohibit them. Isn't that exactly what Brown v. Board of Education did in 1954? The Supreme Court decision that overruled state laws that demanded black schoolchildren and white schoolchildren be segregated? Or how about Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 Supreme Court decision that overturned Virginia's law against interracial marriages? That was nine "activist judges" striking down a bullshit law, a law that attempted to tell American citizens who and who they could not marry.

Is there an intelligent person anywhere who believes the justices in the Brown or the Loving cases were wrong? How can someone possibly agree with those landmark civil rights decisions, and yet come down on the side for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriages? And cite "activist judges" as the reason?

Is it possible that George W. Bush and the (mostly Republican) senators in favor of the amendment hate blacks just as much as they hate homosexuals? How about you? Do you despise "activist judges" that rule against unfair laws written out of bigotry and hate? Do you believe blacks and whites shouldn't marry?

Posted by Marty at 8:43 PM CDT
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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 9:44 AM CDT

Name: Matt Farkas

The Bush Cartel is "working hard" pandering to the 29% (or less) of the country that doesn't completely despise them, despite the fact that it's obvious there isn't a snowball's chance in hell of this passing.

"Activist Judges" has become the Republican's favorite new bogeyman since the myth of the "Liberal Media" has become recognized as a blatant lie (not that the Right-Wing Corporate Media would actually call them on it).

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 9:46 AM CDT

You know, Kanye West caught so much shit for his "George Bush doesn't care about black people comment" but he was fucking dead on. The only black people (or people of any minority group) the shrub cares about are those than can help him further his neo-theocratic agenda. If only someone would catch Condy Rice going down on GB, then we could impeach him.

Every time my anger and frustration with these bastards slows down to, say, a roiling boil, something like this anti-gay marriage thing come up and the pot boils over again.

(I initially typed "eno-theoractic" which conjures up images of Brian Eno twiddling an old anlogue synth in the oval office.)

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 2:46 PM CDT

Name: Kool Mo P

I have no idea what race has to do with what Bush is doing. Way to uphold liberal stereotypes and pull out the race card for no apparent reason.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 3:40 PM CDT

Name: Marty

You don't know or you don't care to know? The reason is obvious.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 3:43 PM CDT

Name: Matt Farkas

Your claim of ignorance regarding this matter, whether real or feigned, in no way refutes Marty's observations concerning the analogous civil rights issues he mentioned.

When you decide to grow a brain and want to participate in conversations like an adult, you'll be afforded less-dismissive responses.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 4:53 PM CDT

Name: Raneywitz

Again, I am truly amazed at people that take a political issue and see it as (forgive the phrase) black or white. There are several reasons to support a ban on homosexual unions. The most obivious would be religious beliefs. Also, stating that activist judges don't exist is crazy. The fact that Mass. had to pass a law becasue the judiciary told them to do it, should be one hint. There isn't one current politician (judges are politicians also) that would survive if the public actually took a 'thinking' instead of 'feeling' approach to politics. Stop thinking left or right, blue or red, start thinking. Please don't start the name-calling because I don't agree with your opinion, appreciate the fact that we live in a country that one can disagree. And a little respect for any President should be shown by adults, the going down comment shouldn't have even been typed.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 5:26 PM CDT

Name: Martin McKee

Why should somebody else's religious beliefs have any legal say over who I can marry?

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 7:28 PM CDT

Name: Raneywitz

Sorry if this posts twice.....I'm new to this blogging thing.

Shouldn't all of your decisions, including who receives your vote, be based on your beliefs? Wouldn't you hope that the person that got your vote carried out your wishes based on shared beliefs? I guess you could vote based on the letter after their name, R or D.

My beliefs have no effect on who/what you marry, love or screw. My 'bigotry' is based on what I believe to be a marriage.

Since Marty failed to mention any bad decisions judges have made in the past, a Lutheran high school (Hack's church) must readmit two lesbian girls. How long before the school is prohibited from discussing the sin of homosexuality?

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