Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’

Judge Rules Anti-Gay Marriage Donors Can’t Remain Secret

February 26, 2009

This is somewhat of an old story, but I had saved it to come back to after the LSAT.  I found it very interesting because I wasn’t entirely clear how I felt about it.  On some level, I do find it kinda creepy that political donations are entirely in public view (name, address, amount), but I also think that’s a very important principle that I wish would extend far further: it forces a small degree of accountability for one’s beliefs, as if political opinions should be something you can declare and defend publicly. 

There is a certain delicious* irony to sentences like this:

Supporters of the ban on gay marriage said public disclosure of their financial supporters had put the donors at risk of personal harassment or boycotts to their businesses.

I first thought their claims were BS merely because of the somewhat inherent harassment that lay in voting to ban gay marriage, but apparently some pro-Prop-8ers were threatening to boycott people who didn’t donate!:

Fred Karger, founder of gay-rights group Californians Against Hate, said the initiative’s backers had threatened boycotts against businesses that failed to donate to their effort during the campaign.

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23/6 videos

January 21, 2009

Howdy Citizens

Just thought I’d hook you guys up with links to a few videos I stumbled on at 23/6 (home of GYWO) that were pretty funny (or I’m just tired).

No promises…but it’s better than not having the links handily on your screen right now, isn’t it?

SwiftJews for Truth: Obama (there was so many scare-tactics directed at Jews re: Obama.  Did any Citizens get or see the DVD mailer, “Obsession”, about radical islam and Obama? Goldberg scratches back a small amount of credibility in this repudiation.)

Chris Matthews in a Minute (I generally like Chris Matthews, at least off the air.  His book Hardball was pretty decent.  YET, he totally does jump all over his guests.  Not as bad as O’Reilly, but not all that much better either.)

What About Gay Marriage? (ridonculous.  It’s a real shame that this is an accurate satire of the fears many had.)

And these are priceless; I trust you know about Swift Kids for TruthRudy GiulianiHillary Clinton, Obama (lame), ‘The Pants Suit’, Snow Job, and our Alaskan Maverick

More on Hilarious Child Labor, after the jump…