Friday, June 26, 2009

Is It Time To Dredge Up The "Culture Of Corruption" Label For The GOP Leadership Again

Turns out the storied SC Governor (once favored to possibly run for President) seems to have used taxpayer funds for his trist
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits he used taxpayer money to see his mistress in Argentina and plans to repay the cash.
Why any one has any faith in the GOP leadership at this point in the game is beyond me.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

This Whole Charade Is Just Another In A Long History of Republican Attacks On The Institution of Marriage

Well, the "liberal" media is having a field day with the SC Governor with wandering pants, who has been thinking with his little head instead of his big one for who knows how long.

Sample 1 -
On behalf of the people of Illinois and New York, I’d like to thank South Carolina for giving us Mark (“I’ve been unfaithful to my wife”) Sanford. Finally, a governor who’s weirder than Rod Blagojevich and less responsible than Eliot Spitzer.
Sample 2 -
The news that Senator John Ensign had had an affair with a former aide who was married to another former aide was fading. Polls showed some voter impatience with President Obama’s policies, if not with the president himself. And the Politico, the insidery Web site that is widely read in the capital’s political precincts, even featured an article exploring the possibility of a Republican Party comeback.

Then Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a fiscal conservative seen by many Republicans as an attractive standard-bearer for the next presidential campaign, went missing. Worse, he returned.
Sample 3 -
But his confession and apology, in a rambling, nationally televised news conference, left other mysteries unsolved, like whether he had lied to his staff members as late as Monday about his whereabouts, whether the affair had definitively ended, whether he would resign from the governorship and whether he would even have acknowledged the affair had he not been met at the airport in Atlanta by a reporter upon his return.
Sample 4 -
Three and finally, while all the things above are all too true — at the same time we are in a hopelessly — or as you put it impossible — or how about combine and simply say hopelessly impossible situation of love. How in the world this lightening strike snuck up on us I am still not quite sure. As I have said to you before I certainly had a special feeling about you from the first time we met, but these feelings were contained and I genuinely enjoyed our special friendship and the comparing of all too many personal notes (and yes this is true even if you did occasionally tantalize me with sexual details over the years!) — but it was all safe. Where we are is not. I have thought about it and in some ways feel I let you down in letting these complications come into a friendship that I hope will last till death. In all my life I have lived by a code of honor and at a variety of levels know I have crossed lines I would have never imagined.
Well, if that just doesn't sum it up, I don't know what does. Even so, I'm still wondering where's the moral outrage from those self-proclaimed "protectors" of "traditional" marriage? Where's the multimillion dollar machine that works for legislation that prevents republicans who cheat on their wives from ever getting married again? Doesn't Sanford's transgressions warrant some kind of litigious response? Really, Proposition H8 supporters aught be up in arms over Sanford's shenanigans.

Ah, but what can you expect from the party that brought you the following equations:

President gets a BJ in the oval office = Impeachment
Shoot friend in face = still love the Veep
Invade Iraq because of WMD = No WMD, but, shoot, we are spreading freedom
It's not okay to blow yourself up in the name of a cause = It's okay to waterboard your enemies

They now bring you the following -
It's okay for to cheat on your wife = But I still vow to protect "traditional" marriage

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Latest Chapter Of "Where's The Outrage From The Prop H8 Supporters?"

COLUMBIA, S.C. – After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he'd secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he'd been having an affair. He apologized to his wife and four sons and said he will resign as head of the Republican Governors Association.
And they say gays are bad for marriage? Where's the moral outrage from the Prop H8 supporters now? Sure the "right" doesn't have a corner on the hypocrisy market, but it sure seems like they have trademarked the whole spoiling the institution of marriage routine.

One must wonder if it's endemic to the GOP; given this from the same article:
Sanford's announcement came a day after another prominent Republican, Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, apologized to his GOP Senate colleagues after revealing last week that he had an affair with a campaign staffer and was resigning from the GOP leadership.
Perhaps it's time for the Prop H8 supports to abandon their favored party.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Celebrity Break Up. Where's the Out Cry of the Protectors of Marriage?

Thus just in from the boo-bleeping-hoo department. We all now know what the popular rags have been ragging about for the last two to three weeks - John and Kate are breaking up.

And they say Gay Marriage hurts Straight Marriage? Where are the defenders of traditional marriage on this? Why are they not taking to the streets?

...thought so, comfortable in their own hypocrisy.

In another from the, you-would-never-see-a-Bush-First-Lady-doing-this department, Mrs. Obama actually got into the mix putting up a playground for elementary kids in San Francisco. Good on you Michelle. Good on you.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's the Republicans, In This Case, That Are The Perverts

Just one question: What's wrong with the republican mind to construe these jokes by Letterman in the perverted way that they did? Have a look at how the Palins go off their rocker here.

It seems to me that we should ask who actually are the perverts in this case - Letterman or the Palin's who misconstrued the jokes as they did? My vote is the latter, not the former.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Who Gets More Hits, And What Does That Say About Us?

Take a look at this video:

Now, watch this, if you haven't already. Why do you suppose this first video is less popular (judged by number of hits)than the latter? What does this say about our society?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

This Is Definitely Not A Speach George Bush Could Have Delivered Effectively

Very, very interesting.

What say you blogosphere?

Blog on friends. Blog on all.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

How Prop 8 Hurts Families

I know this family personally. These two men have adopted this lovely girl. They love one another, and the fathers are raising their daughter in a fantastically positive environment. When these two men cannot marry, it hurts their family.

As to how these two men being married would hurt the institution of marriage or any one else's straight marriage is beyond me. That I know and appreciate their example of a loving family, it is my firm belief that not only does their relationship do no harm to any one else, their commitment amplifies the strength of marriage all around.

Does proposition H8 hurt their family? Absolutely.

The vote of the majority should not be allowed to stand as it presents a tyranny over the minority. Simply because you can vote your "values" doesn't make you right, or your position correct. It's time to repeal Proposition H8.