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I hate to say this... 
11th-Nov-2008 11:39 am
I needed a gay icon
But if I see Keith Olberman's commentary posted one more time today, I'm going to shove my foot up someone's ass.

I'll also refer you to nihilistic_kid's post on the subject.

While I realize it's nice for a MSNBC broadcaster to come out for gay marriage, he, like protesters on Saturday, will be largely ignored by the mainstream and condemned by the social conservatives.

And since someone on my friends list felt free to condemn anyone who won't be attending a protest on Saturday...

I have to work. Getting bent out of shape about something that happened in California doesn't pay the bills, doesn't put food on the table, and sure as hell doesn't get me any closer to being involved with someone who I'd actually be tempted to use the right Prop 8 took away.

While I agree that I think California was wrong in voting in Prop 8, I think that religious institutions should not have been pouring money into the campaign to pass it, this is also an issue CA is going to have to work out with itself. Particularly considering how many states currently have Amendments banning same-sex marriage amd the federal DOMA law. If you want to protest something, try those. They affect us much more than an injustice in CA.

Also, as has been pointed out previously, CA still has domestic partnerships, which while not enough, are still a damn sight better than what most of us mid-westerners qualify for.
11th-Nov-2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Plus, as far as I'm concerned, it's not the governments business...or any other organizations business, as to what consenting adults do in THEIR private lives!
11th-Nov-2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Unfortunatly, those who like pussy and dick going together can get religious sanctification and government tax breaks etc.

11th-Nov-2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not...THAT is supposed to be against the law. Church and State are supposed to be separated...AND where are the privacy laws? Definitely not being enforced that's for sure.
11th-Nov-2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Believe me, I noticed.
11th-Nov-2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Where's that mother ship when you need it!!!????
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11th-Nov-2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
I realize this. I also just happen to think people would be better off protesting their own state's discrimination or protesting DOMA. Since even if CA does give back legal recognition, no one else has to recognize it.
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12th-Nov-2008 07:16 am (UTC)
There are a few that have, but I can't see someone moving from MA to OH just to start a lawsuit.
11th-Nov-2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
And since someone on my friends list felt free to condemn anyone who won't be attending a protest on Saturday...

I have to work. Getting bent out of shape about something that happened in California doesn't pay the bills, doesn't put food on the table, and sure as hell doesn't get me any closer to being involved with someone who I'd actually be tempted to use the right Prop 8 took away.

I'm sorry that someone was an ass! Seriously, that pisses me off. Yeah, if I lived in Boston or something, I might go. But the nearest one to me is over three hours away and I am moving in two or three weeks.

We all have lives and, as much as we support political/social causes (no matter how urgent and worthy), we need to take care of ourselves or we will be of no use. I wish I could do more (and I'm sure that you wish you could, too), but we can't. That does not make either of us bad people!!
11th-Nov-2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
I know. Of course, I'm still mad at Wright state's Lambda Union for turning a candlelight vigil for Matthew Shepherd into a political protest. It was tacky and made them seem like a liberal version of Phred Felps.
11th-Nov-2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
If that was directed at me, please don't misquote me indirectly. What I said was:

"I wonder how many of us will sit home this Saturday.

Really, none of us has any excuse to do so. If one has to work or is encumbered with other responsibilities, for whatever reason, I understand that; some personal needs cannot be excused."

Which would neatly put you out of the running.

If you read the rest of it, you'll see that the reason I feel the need to protest is to keep other rights from being stripped from us. If it can happen once, it can happen again.

If this wasn't directed at me, I apologize for my presumption.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled rant.
11th-Nov-2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
It was technically only partially directed at you, There are others taking a more hardcore stand on the issue.

Basically, this entire rant was inspired by opening my friends page to find 7 or 8 postings of the damn Keith Olberman video in a row. Which is annoying.
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11th-Nov-2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
I agree. I'm still trying to figure out when the hell punditry replaced news.
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11th-Nov-2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
So, basically News reporters are kind of like the WWE?
12th-Nov-2008 04:52 am (UTC)
You lump us all into the same crowd, I may have to put the Smackdown! on ya.

TV reporters are all about ratings and looking good, which is why Cathy Stelzer and her ilk wear 10 pounds of pancake makeup (which is very scary off camera up close). The last bastion of true journalism is print, and even we are under attack because advertising revenue is shrinking so fast.
11th-Nov-2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, James, I understand that people do have lives that were planned way before this was, and there are people with plans that they cannot control. Mine was aimed more at people who can do something, and elect to do nothing. That type of laziness bothers me, because too often they're the same people who'll complain the next time sopmething happens to curtail our rights.

As for the Olbermann video, I understand; when I posted it it was brand new, and I had no idea it'd start a deluge among MY friends. It's their right to post it, but it IS getting old. That type of overexposure dilutes the message.
12th-Nov-2008 07:24 am (UTC)
I know and I understand.

and no worries, it just seemed to balloon.
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11th-Nov-2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
Urf? Did I post in your journal complaining about it being the 10th post IN A ROW with just that video?

It's your right to post what you want in your journal, as long as it conforms to the legal shit LJ requires. If you want to post the video that's fine.

I just happen to be sick of seeing it pop up like a bad game of Whack-A-Mole on my friends page.

And yes, there's a lot of hating going around right now. On pretty much every side of the political continuum. Mainly since EVERYONE (myself included) has decided that if not everyone agrees with us, they must be evil.

I'm sick of it. I'm sick of reading the paper every morning and seeing letters either complaining about someone who hasn't even taken office yet or letters from the opposite side referring to the other letter writers as drooling mouth breathers unworthy of being considered human.

And I'll be honest and admit I don't like Keith very much. He pissed me off when he hosted SportsCenter on ESPN, and my opinion hasn't improved since then.
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11th-Nov-2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
You shave your pussy?

And I never specified who's ass my foot was entering:)
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11th-Nov-2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Well, yours did go up BEFORE I posted that threat, so your bootie is, as ever, safe from me.
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11th-Nov-2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
What you do with your privates is no concern of mine. Brazilian or a landing strip?
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11th-Nov-2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
How the hell would I get to a protest? Plus, I live in the suburbs anyway.

Apparently some of your friends list suffers from head-up-ass disease.
12th-Nov-2008 07:22 am (UTC)
You could go door to door and say you're taking your protest to the peeps...;)
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