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Not quite perfect... - Unbeliever's Land
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Not quite perfect...
Of course, yesterday couldn't be PERFECT; that would have been too much to ask.
  • We didn't get 60 Dem Senators -- so we still have to rely on at least a few Republicans breaking ranks to get anything done. Of course, we COULD simply put an end to this asinine Senate "gentleman's filibuster" rule, that allows the Repubs to say "just assume we're filibustering anything with under 60 votes; no need to make anyone actually STAND THERE AND FILIBUSTER"...

  • Prop 8 ("Prop Hate") in California passed, making gay marriage unconstitutional. Pity any couples who actually WENT AND GOT MARRIED in the last few months. "Sorry, we just voted your rights away. AGAIN. Have a nice life!"

  • Here at home, Measure 64 in Oregon passed, making it MUCH harder for unions to raise money for political purposes.
The Prop 8 thing is the hardest to swallow.   Dammit, I *REALLY* wanted to at least PRETEND that Obama's win was the end of hate-based politics... but how can we do that when we're voting against gay marriage at the same time?

Last night, I saw Jesse Jackson's tears.  This morning, I heard people from around the world calling in to the Thom Hartman show, weeping with joy that "At last, America is back!".  How can we NOT be thrilled right now?

And indeed, I *AM* thrilled.  It's a glorious day.  But even so... I'm wishing it could have gone slightly better...

Current Emotional State: moody moody

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shannon78 From: shannon78 Date: November 6th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Imagine how awful it is being here and watching it all unfold. Driving past "Yes on 8" signs on my way home. It really took a lot of the joy out of watching Obama get elected. It's so frustrating that so many people believe the lies of the church and are still so full of hate.
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: November 6th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
So... can you tell me what the supposed ARGUMENTS were for Yes on 8?

Was it all religious? Was it "My marriage no longer means anything, now that gays can get married"?

Because I mean, seriously. I don't get it. If your church thinks God Hates Fags or something, then excommunicate any gays in your church that get married. Simple. If you think your marriage is somehow less meaningful if gays can get married, maybe the problem is with YOUR marriage! (Personally, I can't imagine feeling threatened by other people's happiness.)

I literally can't believe that a liberal state like California could pass that thing... :(

Was it just a question of the bucketloads of Mormon money?
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