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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 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.
12th-Nov-2008 07:10 am (UTC)
Well, given the local down here is all about printing letters that are from the extreme left or extreme right just to get people to hit the website...

I mean, the local coverage is ok, but the editorial page is a bit like having Fox News on the TV and air America on the radio at the same time.
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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