Monthly Archives: November 2008

Prop 8: A snake in the mailbox?

So it looks pretty official that Prop. 8 passed. However, I think those in favor of it should hold off on the bubbly, and those against it should hold off on the rioting.

Here’s why:

1. There will be lawsuits filed tomorrow (or whenever this amendment takes effect) in Federal Court. And I guarantee that an injunction will be placed on this amendment taking effect.

2. The commercials in favor of Prop. 8 and the arguments made by those in favor always included the phrase, “Liberal judges in Sacramento overturned the voters’ will.” Wrong. Six of the seven California justices were appointed by Republicans. They found that Prop 22 violated the equal protection clause – the law that ended “separate but equal.”

3. The lawsuits will make it to the US Supreme Court. And I believe that the court could easily overturn the California Constitutional amendment and as a result would require ALL states to recognize same-sex marriages.

How would that be for a kick in the ass?

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Speechless, but a plan

I really don’t know what to say… but here’s my  Jan. 20-June 20 agenda:

1. Pass a public works bill. Put people back to work.

2. Pass an energy bill putting an emphasis on the construction of solar- and wind-power plants.

3. Pass the DREAM Act. Give the children of immigrants the right they deserve.

4. Pass comprehensive immigration reform with an emphasis on workers.

5. Pass a bill banning prescription drug advertising.

6. Pass a bill requiring to give presidential and state candidates free airtime during elections.

7. Pass a line-item veto authorization bill. Get rid of wasteful spending – line-by-line. No more bridges to nowhere.

8. In the new Iraq War spending bill, put a timetable on the withdrawal of troops.

9. Repeal the Bush tax cuts.

Extra: One more round of stimulus checks! JK.

Go Obama. I have never been so proud of my country.

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Here’s my ballot

California Ballot

President/Vice President – Barack Obama/Joe Biden

Proposition 1A – Yes – High-speed train travel is the way of the future. Job creation is No. 1 in a struggling economy and this proposal will create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Proposition 2 – Yes – Healthier, happier animals equal healthier, better-tasting meat.

Proposition 3 – Yes – Children’s Hospital Bond? How can you say no?

Proposition 4 – No – Uh oh. Here’s a controversial one. Let’s face it, any girl who has a decent to good relationship with a parent will confide her pregnancy to her mother or father. The privacy clause regarding abortion has nothing to do with “predators” unless that predator is the girl’s father or step-father. In addition, teenagers go to lengths to conceal their grades from their parents. What would they do to conceal an abortion?

Proposition 5 – Yes – Treatment for drug offenders is always preferable to locking them up. Heck, there are more drugs in jails than there are on the streets.

Proposition 6 – No – Another step toward a police state.

Proposition 7 – No – On the surface I like this bill a lot. But the Sierra Club, the NRDC and some other respectable environmental groups say it’s seriously flawed. I’m going to take their word for it.

Proposition 8 – No – I think the Bachelor, Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?, and Desperate Housewives does more to harm marriage than allowing a couple of gays and lesbians the opportunity to have all the rights heterosexual couples do. Churches will always be allowed to say no to gay marriages within their doors.

Proposition 9 – No – Another police state measure.

Proposition 10 – Yes – The benefits far outweigh the costs ($10 billion in bonds and interest). Alternative energy research creates jobs.

Proposition 11 – Yes – State contests must be much more competitive. Politicians will be forced to move toward the middle and compromise more on divisive issues.

Proposition 12 – Yes – Vets are out there serving our country. We need to serve them when they come home.

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