Friday, June 02, 2006

Bush’s own Version of the Schiavo Case

Even though it’s for all means and purposes already dead, bush is about to drag it out for public display. Monday he will try one more time to breathe life into an amendment to ban gay marriage. Frist said on TV a couple of Sundays ago that marriage was under attack. So I guess they are firing back with the base-bait of this amendment. Seems to me the attack is being waged by the administration on gay people who love one another and just want the same rights and privileges as non gay people.

I’m still at the point where I can’t figure out how two gay people being married will harm my own marriage. Why does anyone feel threatened by gay marriage? I don’t. My own marriage will be no stronger or weaker if my two gay friends are married.

If I have two gay people living next door to me and they get married tomorrow, how does that affect me? All I see is a positive effect. If they could marry, they would have the possibility of being as happy as any other married couple. They would also have the legal security that the rest of us have. What the hell is wrong with that?

While Frist and others are waging their war against gay marriage, the rest of us are thinking they might want to concentrate more on the war that is killing Americans and leave the people who love one another the hell alone. We see this for what it is, a desperate attempt to show their base that they are protecting their marriages by preventing others. They are saying that only straight people are allowed to be happy.

So Monday the show will begin. Bush will drag his lifeless amendment onto the stage. As others watch in disgust he will try to convince his audience that it must be kept alive at any cost. He will say that without it marriages around the country will suffer another attack. He and his lifeless amendment will look ignorant, desperate and pathetic. He really should pull the plug and let this die in peace.

22 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

This issue just really shines a big ole spotlight on how ignorant our current administration is.

June 02, 2006 4:53 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

Ignorant? More like "crazy like a fox" in some cases.

Beating the dead horses of 'gay marriage' (and I can't seen any negative result of it either), the flag and abortion are the only way Bush can keep his numbers from sliding completely off the graph. His base wants results after being whored out and duped time and time again.

June 02, 2006 5:03 AM  
Blogger Sothis said...

It's another way for the administration to rile people up and distract them so they don't think about everything else that they are doing. Gay marriage to me is a human rights issue. Considering the Bush Administration's track record on those, this ammendment is not surprising.

I married in Belgium where only the government can perform marriages --marriage here is actually a contractual civil union. Clergy can not perform marriages. As a result, we got hitched at the town hall, then went on to the Church immediately after to have the religious ceremony (which has no legal value). As a result, Belgium was one of the first countries to legalize unions between same sex couples--marriage by law is a contract and has nothing to do with religious beliefs.

June 02, 2006 5:10 AM  
Blogger spadoman said...

Another "wedge" issue to take our minds and thoughts away from their, (the current administration), war and money making agenda.

June 02, 2006 5:12 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Well put; this is one more case of playing "Dubya's Greatest Hits" one more time. Divisive, unnecessary, and simply playing to the increasingly shrinking base. But let's not blame the shrub, he really can't do much else. You didn't expect wisdom or leadership from him, did you?

June 02, 2006 5:43 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

Sothis, it's not that different here. Clergy are not necessary for a valid marriage and any pastor may legally refuse to "marry" anyone.

They may be as bigoted as they wish; meantime, the couple can make a trip to City Hall.

What's needed is full faith and credit to be applied to gay marriage and gay adoption (so a marriage in Massachusetts will be recognized in Oklahoma, for example). They're ignoring the Constitution once again.

June 02, 2006 6:01 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

PoP....I say to HELL with bushie pulling the plug on this issue...
I wish someone would pull the plug on this whole administration!

ps....not only should gays be allowed to get married...I think they should be allowed to adopt children also...

June 02, 2006 6:05 AM  
Blogger Time said...

His polls are in the low 30's. I wonder how many points Rove & company think those polls will rise by pulling out these old "moral values" issues again.

Sen. Frist is going to re-introduce the Constitutional amendment to ban flag burning.

These are what are top leaders think are the most pressing issues of the day?

June 02, 2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger Left of Center said...

This and flag burning are Karl Rove intellectual properties. What better to bring the weak of mind to the polls?

June 02, 2006 8:08 AM  
Blogger thepoetryman said...

The weak of mind to the polls indeed! Bush is a complete and total imbecile...but you already knew this. :>)

June 02, 2006 8:42 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

If it ain't one stupid thing it's another these days....

June 02, 2006 8:51 AM  
Blogger Gort said...

More fear. They use fear of gays because they are "different." Scapgoating a minority has been used throughout history with horrible results. It's just sick.

June 02, 2006 11:44 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

More smoke and mirrors to deflect the press off the real issues that put the W, Rove and Co in legal trouble...and more proof that the right is littered with bigots.

June 02, 2006 11:50 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

All I can picture is Tom Cruise telling Lestat, "There's still life in the old girl yet!," in Interview with a Vampire.

June 02, 2006 12:14 PM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

PoP, the bushies are in emergency mode so they pull out these bogus issues to get people riled up and their minds off the more important issues, such as Iraq, the price of gas, et cetera. Whew, it was a real chore to get to your blog today. Have a great weekend, and I hope the hurricanes bypass you altogether this year.

June 02, 2006 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

If your mindset is that being straight is better than being gay, and that gay people just chose their sexual orientation to piss off the straights, then you could work yourself into a frenzy, I suppose.

If homosexuals marry it will show that gay relationships can be serious and committed and caring, and how do the straight folks who really don't like their spouse much but deem the house and cars and 2.8 children to be symbols of their okayness and superiority deal with that?

June 02, 2006 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

My husband and I began our 10th year as a married couple yesterday. Somehow, despite the proximity of gay friends and family members, our marriage survives. Go figure.

June 02, 2006 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Happy Anniversary, betty cracker. My husband and I are in our 28th year of marriage, and we laugh often about how having gay friends and family members hasn't seemed to put a crimp in our rather fine coexistence. But who knows? Maybe the ill-effects are lurking somewhere, creeping slowly into it so the fabric of our marriage is being unraveled slowwwwwwly. I'll check back when we hit 30 years and let you know if that's happened.

June 02, 2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

I don't understand it either. Why shouldn't they have to suffer like the rest of us?

June 02, 2006 9:24 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

great post about an important issue..FAMILIES...we should all be allowed to have and create OUR OWN families...no assholerednecklyingsonofabitch should not be making decisions about all of our families ...Wrong..so Wrong..

June 03, 2006 7:49 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

I'm with Neil...the "alternative lifestyle people" should have the right to suffer as much as we are. I'm sure they would like the jewelry, linens and home furnishings that accompany weddings too...and don't forget the rice throwing.

June 03, 2006 11:56 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

Things never died in peace with Bush, nor his daddy, nor his granddaddy...
I agree with you, let's embrace the exuberance of life, everyones life!

June 05, 2006 5:42 PM  

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