Amendments…

November 7, 2008 at 11:07 am (life, Politics)

I’m referring of course to #2 here in Florida and #8 in California. 

I can’t believe all those that voted for it couldn’t see past just the whole “gay marriage” aspect of it.  It’s about so much more than that (at least in Florida, I haven’t read up on the CA #8).

Who cares of two men or two women want to get married or have a domestic partnership?  Is it physically hurting anyone? No.  Is someone going to go blind by looking at  gay or lesbian couple? No.  It has no affect on you, why do you care so adamantly about it?

What saddens me is that “gay marriage” is not the only issue at stake, it also affects the hetero couples who needed this for domestic partnerships are equally hurt in this as well.  So what is a man and woman choose to just live together and never marry?  It’s THEIR decision.  Look at Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, there’s a domestic partnership if I’ve ever seen one.  Same for Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins (who unbelievably was removed from his precinct voter log for no apparent reason and had to fight to cast his vote this week).

People in Florida and California and any other state that his this need to take a step back and really look at everything that these amendments encompass because it’s hurting a lot of people, not just one certain group.

Seriously, it’s 2008.  Will we ever be free of discrimination in every form?  I guess not.  But there is hope, as proven on 11/4/2008 when Barack Obama was voted overwhelmingly to be our next President of the United States.

At least we got one thing right as a nation.  We still have a lot of work to do though. And it starts at home.

~peace

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Not that I’m a Grinch or a Scrooge…..

November 5, 2008 at 1:27 pm (life)

BUT…

When did it become commerically acceptable to have Christmas decorations up in retail stores FIVE days after Halloween? Five days!

I’m cool with having all the consumer products out for us to spend countless hours ooohing and ahhing over, but to be confronted with a huge-ass Christmas tree last night when I ran to WM was slightly overwhelming…probably because I saw at least three kids in their halloween costumes.

Maybe we should just combine Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and call October to December Hallogivingmas?  Just have one big ass three month holiday sprinkled with various events and activities?

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Dear America…

November 5, 2008 at 9:40 am (Uncategorized)

Woohoo!!!

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 Dear Florida,

Seriously, we couldn’t all agree to vote NO on ammendment 2?  It wasn’t just about gay marriage.  It was way more than that, but I truly believe that everyone that voted YES was because of the gay marriage portion.  Freaking GROW UP already.

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