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So I have a few bones to pick with the state of Arkansas.  What in the world are they doing with this ban on adoptions for unmarried individuals?  See the link below:

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080825/ap_on_re_us/gay_foster_ban

 

There are a few levels here that need to be discussed.  First, this is supposedly going to be on the ballot in November, meaning there is still a chance to overrule this proposal.  Secondly, I can understand the hesitation to allow unmarried individuals to adopt, but on the flip side doesn’t a state agency look into this sort of thing?  I believe there are requirements that have to be fulfilled if an adoption between two people should occur.  Thirdly, since Arkansas doesn’t allow for gay marriage gay men and women are, for all intensive purposes, unable to adopt.  Take this into consideration.  Let’s say we have a straight unmarried couple who wants to adopt.  The only thing that this couple has to do, other than pass state clearance for adoption, is get married.  They can literally walk down to the courthouse on a lunch break and have a Justice of the Peace marry them, whereas gay men and women can’t. 

 

As mentioned in article it was the Arkansas Family Council that brought this to fruition.

“Arkansas needs to affirm the importance of married mothers and fathers,” Family Council President Jerry Cox said. “We need to publicly affirm the gold standard of rearing children whenever we can. The state standard should be as close to that gold standard of married mom and dad homes as possible.” 

Gold standard my ass, this infuriates me because these people hide behind marriage jargon when all it really is rhetoric that says that adoption is only good for straight people because churches define marriage as being between a man and a woman.  As if marriage determines the ability for people to raise a child.

 

But, I think the most important aspect of this whole thing is the children that are involved.  It kills me to think that there are people out there, like Jerry Cox, that would rather a child stay in a state system than let gay couples adopt him or her.  That is what it really comes down to.  Their moral standard doesn’t help the children that are waiting to be adopted…in fact I will even go as far as to say that their (Arkansas Family Council) moral righteousness is keeping children in the state system.  What is good about that?  What is good about denying a child a good home because the couple just happens to be gay?  The mean, cynical gay part of me says screw them and their proposal let them do what they want; I’m fed up with dimwitted idiots like Jerry Cox trying to be a straight martyr.  Then I think of those kids in the system who deserve a good home and I know that we have to stop blatant discrimination like this.  This is messed up.

 

On the upside though Arkansas’s Families First is campaigning against the measure!  “”We’re going to work very hard to defeat this because it is just bad policy for children,” Willhite said.  Debbie Willhite is a consultant for Families First.

 

 

I do have one more tiny little rant to cover.  Madonna during her Sticky and Sweet tour made a tiny reference to McCain…a reference that compared him to Robert Mugabe….and Hitler. 

 

See the link below:

 

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1593432/20080825/madonna.jhtml 

 

Now let me reiterate that in a past post I bashed McCain’s camp for making ludicrous comparisons between Brittney Spears, Parish Hilton, and Obama.  I have to say that Madonna’s comparison is absurd as well.  Don’t get me wrong the liberal part of me is cheering for her!  And, I also have to suspect that this piece political “discourse” didn’t hurt her in ticket sales either if you get what I’m saying.  Political uproar is always edgy, controversial…and a great money maker.

 

And rightly so McCain’s camp has done damage control denounced the negatively charged comments saying, “”The comparisons are outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time,” said Tucker Bounds, A McCain campaign spokesman.  “It clearly shows that when it comes to supporting Barack Obama, his fellow worldwide celebrities refuse to consider any smear or attack off limits.”

 

You know what I have to say about that:

 

HYPOCRITES

 

The whole McCain camp is full of hypocrites.  So it is okay for McCain’s camp to put out a PAID (yes paid as in campaign funds donated by McCain supporters used to shoot a video) video comparing Obama to Spears and Hilton.  Then when a private citizen chooses to make a big statement in the same manner against McCain, the camp is shocked and sickened by it.  How could McCain’s people not see this one coming?  I think the best part of this whole thing is that McCain paid to have his video against Obama done and Madonna just hauled off and put it into her tour for no money.

 

No I lied I think the best part of the whole debacle is that Obama’s camp came out and denounced Madonna’s political jabs while still sticking to McCain supporters.  Tommy Vetor, a spokesperson for Obama’s camp, also spoke out about Madonna’s controversial move. “These comparisons are outrageous and offensive and have no place in the political process,” he said in a statement to CNN. “We hope that John McCain will offer a similar condemnation as his allies increasingly practice sleazy swift-boat politics.”

Booyah!!!!!!

I just want you to remember that it was McCain’s camp that opened Pandora’s Box here, and that they paid for a celebutack (see below).  Where as Obama is playing with clean political campaigning.

(celebutack- c-leb-you-tac- n. meaning the use of one’s celebrity, whether it be of paid or personal use, to attack ones opponent.)

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So I wasn’t going to do a post today cause of the massive blog I wrote yesterday…then I saw this (see link below) and decided the gay political analyst should investigate. 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/30/mccain.ad/

 

So the McCain camp has released this new ad comparing Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, questioning his ability to lead a nation.  Now I’m definitely not voting for McCain and I am still deciding on whether or not I’ll vote for Obama (I have the right not to vote for a president if I don’t like the candidates…) but really this ad McCain’s camp has put out is seriously flawed.  First, here is the ad from youtube.

 

 

 

There are a couple of things that I would like to point out….especially for those of you reading this that think this is a great ad.  When one makes a comparison, to truly drive your point home, one should really compare like things.  Britney Spears and Paris Hilton compared to Sen. Obama?  That’s like comparing gummi bears to popcorn.  While Obama, Spears, and Hilton all share a certain amount of fame/celebrity they are not even in the same arena.  Gummi bears and popcorn are both snacks served at a movie theater…so they’re alike right?  Wrong….gummi bears are made of glucose syrup, starch, and sugar while popcorn comes from a dried kernel from the Zea mays averta strain of corn.  (Wikipedia helped me with that one J)  So there are differences, are you seeing my point.

 

Britney Spears and Paris Hilton flash their lady stations while getting out of cars, put out music, are daily fodder for celebrity blogs (ahem Perezhilton p.s. if you read this I love your blog), and sleep with a variety of less then moral men.  Obama puts out laws, doesn’t sleep with men (that’s suppose to be funny), I’m pretty sure he has never put out a pop song for radio play etc. 

 

Of course I wouldn’t trust Britney or Paris to run my country, but that’s because they are not comparable to Obama in any shape or form.  Now if we were looking for comparisons perhaps Obama should be gauged beside the Clinton’s, or one of the Bush’s…he should at least be compared to someone that has been to our Nation’s Capitol and understands how a bicameral system works.

 

But, perhaps I’m being to hasty, maybe I should allow for a comparison of celebrity’s to Obama.  I mean shouldn’t we look at both sides of the dime….if McCain’s camp can compare Obama to Spears and Hilton, couldn’t I compare him to Angelina Jolie, Bono, or Bill Gates.  I suspect those three understand the bicameral system of our government. 

 

You see it’s only a one sided game McCain’s team is playing.  It is easy to make a flimsy, slanted, one-sided comparison to scare the general public (like I said I would move to Canada if Spears or Hilton campaigned for president).  More importantly if we take a step back and look at the poor assessment McCain’s team is doing judging Obama against these two blonde celebutants…McCain’s team loses the real selling point of the ad and that’s the higher gas prices and higher taxes (or else known via the ad spot “the real Obama”).

 

In my mind if McCain’s camp tries to draw me in (aka the voting public) with a half-assed comparison of Obama to Britney “I shaved my hair off” Spears and Paris “I probably shouldn’t have made that tape” Hilton and I know it’s a flawed comparison then I have to, at least suspect, that his reasoning is flawed in regards to his assessment of Obama’s “policies” on off shore drilling and higher tax prices.

 

If the first part of the ad is flawed how can I not think the second part of the ad is flawed as well?  The worst part is at the end McCain approved the ad…so that makes me think McCain subscribes to this type of flawed thinking this ad exudes. 

 

In all actuality I think McCain is just upset because Obama is more famous than him…I’m just saying…or perhaps he’s a little scared of what November has in store for the Republican Party.

 

One final thought…..WHAT A DUMB AD.  Really we have a man that is running for President that spent probably entirely too much money for this ridiculous ad.  In my opinion a presidential candidate that agrees to this type of campaigning is not one that should be on the ballot in November.  This add was fluff and nothing else; it is dirty politics that makes a joke of our political processes and McCain’s Camp should be ashamed that they are behind it.  Political campaigning should be about informing the masses not scaring them with the allusion that Britney Spears or Paris Hilton is remotely a good leader or role model.

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You know I was going to discuss my weekend in OH then I saw this article on cnn.com and it made me sick. (See the link below)

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/28/church.shooting/index.html

 

 

This man in Tennessee goes into a liberal church, which he targeted for being liberal and killed two and wounded seven of the church goers.  Then thinking he would be killed by the police he left a note discussing how liberals and Democrats were causing America to fall into decline, and then he discussed how he did not like “hated” gay people. 

 

You know what make me so angry about this whole situation is that he believes that liberals are the cause for the decline of America.  This is coming from the person who brought a shot gun to a children’s performance at a church.  His reasoning is skewed and I find it ironic that he blames people like myself for America’s troubles when in actuality it is people like him that are to blame for the problems in America.  Instead of being tolerant of others and allowing for liberal and conservative ideas to co-exist he goes and tries to eliminate the “liberal movement.”

 

I mean in actuality if one would look at the entire picture they would see the ironic natures of this incident.  The shooting took place at a church, a place of worship and community.  A place where people find solace in times of need, a place where people are TAUGHT TO LOVE THY NEIGHBOR etc!  It funny because this guy, I can’t even bare to type his name in this blog because he doesn’t deserve the notoriety of being blogged about, is upset about the decline of American (which I suspect he is thinking about the morality of America) and he is the one that halls off shoots a bunch of people in a church.  It’s ironic that he thinks the liberal agenda is the decline of America; it wasn’t the liberal that brought the gun to church. 

 

On two final notes, in the article the police say that the man was upset because “the liberal movement was getting more jobs… And he felt like he was being kept out of the loop because of his age.”  I would just like to say that perhaps it wasn’t his age or the liberals keeping him from getting a job, perhaps it was because he was FUCKING NUTS.

 

Lastly, three of the seven victims that had been shot had come to the church for the first time.  Again, it’s ironic that the shooter touted in his letter that “because he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement … he would then target those that had voted them into office.” That’s funny because I find it hard to believe that he would be able to deduce the liberals in that church when voting for governmental positions are done by secret ballot (just because someone goes to a liberal church does not mean they are liberal) and three of his victims were at the church for the first time.

 

This is sad and upsetting.

 

 

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Just another quick post for the week….A couple of months ago I blogged about gay marriage rights be accepted in NY and at the end I discussed the 1913 law that Mitt Romney used to stop gay men and women from marrying in Massachusetts. (the post is below)

https://sammy25.wordpress.com/2008/05/30/ny-honors-gay-marriages/

Well there is great news today!!!!!!

The Massachusetts Senate passed repeal for the law.  This means that after a few more passes though the governance system in the state and gay men and women will be able to drive to marry in Massachusetts.  This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! (see the link below)

 

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/07/senate_passes_r.html

 

Not only does the repeal have the backing of some heavy leaders in the Senate, it passed with no objections!  Congrats to all the hardworking people who have made this legislation possible, you should be proud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Take that Mitt Romney, perhaps we should ban Mormons being married………..(I can’t believe I just wrote that thinking Mitt Romney will ever read my blog….and I’m sure I just angered about a gazillion Mormons because I know they are a cornerstone of my readers/views of my blog *Sammy shakes his head*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UUGGGHHH here is yet one more political picture….I’m a masochist for putting these haters up. 

 

Speaking of Mormons though I saw this article and it made me giggle a little. 

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25667782/?GT1=43001

 

The Mormons are in an uproar over this calender that has young Mormon men without their shirts off. 

 

 What is sad is there is Mormon that is trying to lighten up Mormon image and have some fun.  He is trying to break a stereotype and then bam he is excommunicated.  Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture.  The Mormons do not like to be considered cultish (even though non-Mormons cannot attend services…cultish, and don’t get me started on women in the Mormon cult Church) and they have this guy trying to PR the shit out of the Mormon Church and show that they aren’t cultish or stereotypical and then they go and do the stereotypical thing…EXCOMMUNICATE.  I’m just saying….this kinda makes the church look…stereotypical, uptight, stupid…but hey that’s me.

 

You know something about excommunication…it totally ups ones hottness factor.  I mean come on this guy did something so wrong he was excommunicated from a major religion.  I’d totally hit it, and the guy on the cover of the calender…I’m just saying.  I just hope he got to keep the money he made from the calender…why not keep the money if your church excommunicated you?

 

On a final more fun/gratuitous hottness note the Dark Knight premiered with much fanfare in NY.  I was browsing blogs and found this hottness of man.  So I am going to end the post with him.  He is oh so good looking!  Anyone know who he is and where I can order one?  Also, I hope I don’t get in trouble for using this photo…gulp!

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s take moment and discuss our George Bush.  In a recent article he is quoted as saying that, “I think the system basically is sound, I truly do,” in regards to our current financial systems.  I’ve come to the conclusion that our President is truly out of touch with middle class, blue collar workers.  When did $4 gas, a dismal home market, high food prices etc. constitute a sound financial system?  I whole heartily believe Bush has lost touch with the people he represents of America.  That’s the sad thing about this span of presidency is that we have been represented poorly.  How could/can we put our trust behind a man that cannot understand the workers of America?  I look at my parents whom are, like myself, middle class and work hard and are represented by a lunatic in office.  While Bush lives in his fantasy world of a “basically sound system” my Father works overtime every chance he gets.  I’m not saying we are not secure in incomes, but I’m saying my parents work their hearts out in an attempt to make a life for themselves and it isn’t easy because of our economic and financial systems, and Bush thinks things are on the up and up.  It just goes to show the disconnect he has with Middle America.

 

What’s worse is that the next president will have a mess to contend with which will, in all intensive purposes, smear their first years in office.  They new President and his Cabinet will have to clean up another’s mess left behind and one can see this already beginning.  For example, Bush has recently pressured Congress, which is headed by the Democratic Party, to lift the ban on offshore drilling.  Congress and the Democratic Party are in a tight spot for several reasons.  One, if they do lift the ban they will only be giving a short term resolution for a long term problem regarding oil costs, much like the stimulus checks.  One cannot fix a problem by taking the easy route out.  Every time we have an oil crisis we cannot just go drilling willy nilly to get beyond the tight spot, we have to nip the problem in the bud and figure out more efficient ways to power America.  Two, if they don’t lift the ban, which I think is the solution, they will be smeared because they will be the ones that are blamed for the high gas and oil prices.  It, to me, seems like an unfair tactic being used by Bush to place blame on other entities for the turmoil in the markets that have been caused by his Presidency and a Congress that was led by the Republican Majority.  Ultimately, it is going to make Congress look bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the link to the article I read:

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25687265

  

 

I despise having put a picture of Bush on my blog….

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Hello everyone, I hope the weekend was relaxing and warm.  I have just a few things to discuss today.  First, I texted Evan last Thursday to meet me out for drinks with a friend of mine, and he never showed….so I was stood up.  But, really that’s okay. I was with Lucy so I just enjoyed ample adult beverages and peanuts with her.  It turned out to be a great evening.

 

I suspect my Saturday night breakfast with him a couple of weekends ago was supposed to be a hook up in his mind.  Either I didn’t read the signals right or I don’t know what so the guy search is still on!

 

On other way more important news John McCain has decided to give his opinion about gay adoption in the New York Times

 

 “I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don’t believe in gay adoption,”

 

There it is folks one of our presidential candidates dictating to us what kind of family structure is the most successful. 

 

Here’s what I really think he is saying,

 

 “Hi, my name is John McCain and I want to be president.  So what I’m going to do is insult a portion of the voting public, the homosexuals, by telling them that I believe in the old Victorian ideal that a successful family is comprised of a man and a woman who can procreate.  I am going to get this printed on a big newsworthy newspaper to prove that I am truly a conservative to try and unite my political party. I believe this despite the fact that I have been divorced and my current wife Cindy is 18 years younger than me.  Because, even though I am divorced and my wife is young my family fits the stereotypical idea of and “acceptable” norm in today’s society.  Also, I’m not going to really think about the good that could come from gay adoptions.  This being gay parents giving a good, decent, and secure household to a child who is languishing in the states foster system.  I say this because I go to church, and I believe what is fed to me about gays, and I refuse to think outside of my narrow viewpoint on life.  Also, with this idea of not believing in gay adoption I have managed to thinly veil my comment with the undertone that gays are just not good enough, or smart enough, or adult enough, or equal enough to raise a child quite the same way straight people can.  So with that stunning verbal assault on the abilities of gay partners to raise a child I’m still going to seek your vote in the November election.”

 

Ladies and gentlemen this is a man who is not going to make achieving gay rights any easier.  He has made that clear with his interview with the New York Times.  Let’s not vote for a person who is going to be in one of the most respected positions in America tell us we are not good enough to raise and care for an adopted child.  Personally, I think I know we are just as capable to raising children as anyone else.

 

 

On one last note I loathe the fact that I put a picture up of McCain….

 

P.S. Here is the New York Times article   http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/us/politics/13mccain.html?hp#

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