commented on Think Obama Got Played on the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations?
Cutting the military would be foolish at this time since the military has historically been the biggest stimulus package the government has. Cuts need to go to stop having multinationals do the jobs the military members used to do and let them start doing them again. Bring home that cash by giving it to military members who spend every dime of it. No more $100k mercenaries with off shore accounts. Then we can slowly shrink the size of the military and prevent the horrible effects of a radical cut.
Nov 9, 2012
commented on The Friday Morning News
Talk about Romney not thanking his staff, they had their campaign credit cards voided before they could even take their taxi rides home!
Oct 18, 2012
commented on Anti-Gay Marriage Group Puts on Another Underwhelming Rally
my partner just got home and said he'd heard on the radio that the 'counter protesters' behaved badly, tearing down signs and just being jerks.
Why is it that just before a vote the idiot 'supporters' of our side start doing incredibly stupid things? Protesting them makes them important, attacking them makes them martyrs.
Feb 18, 2012
commented on WhoSigned.Org Goes Live with Names and Addresses of R-71 Signers
And just to point out - this is no more revealing than a campaign button, yard sign, or donation which are not searchable for most things in someone's google map.
You can't legislate in secret anymore - you sign it people have a right to know that you signed it and you have a responsibility to stand up for your opinion.
I was personally quite pleased to find how few did sign it in my entire zip code and and the only relatives that did are the ones that think Obama was born in Kenya, i.e. I wasn't shocked.
This sort of thing is the natural antidote to the 'sign anything' people that allow anyone with deep enough pockets for paid signature gatherers to get anything on the ballot. Signing is speaking up, and if you do then don't be surprised that you are heard.
Feb 4, 2010
commented on Half of All Gay Couples Non-Monogamous
This is a 'hype' article by the NYT. A study done in the area where gay men move to to have more sex, the largest 'legacy' population of gay male couples, no indication of how many of these couples are licensed with the state or even how they were selected to be in this study. It says nothing about 'marriage' gay or straight, and the people doing the study sound like they might have an agenda from the few sound bites included (though I am sure they were also chosen to titillate from a larger body of statements too)
Just someone taking a stick to a hornet nest just to see what happens...
Jun 5, 2009
commented on Know Thy Enemy
TylTay - Ref 71 doesn't do what you think it does. Domestic partnerships would still exist and it has nothing to do with 'gay marriage'.
Our supreme court said that the legislature could limit license to the marriage contract by whatever criteria it wants but it can't limit access to the qualities of the contract. Referendum 71 if it passed by disallowing some rights to citizens and their spouses gives an opportunity to return to the Supreme Court and again ask for equal rights. As long as everyone has the same rights via some civil license there is access to the court - its already decided 'separate but equal' is ok as far as this subject goes.
Again, agree or disagree with Referendum 71, it wouldn't set any 'gay marriage' precedence.