Sunday, March 07, 2010

Another Headline

Fox News: Anti-Gay Lawmaker Reportedly at Gay Club Before DUI Arrest
A California state senator who reportedly has voted against every gay rights measure since he took office eight years ago was charged with driving under the influence on Wednesday, reportedly after leaving a gay nightclub in Sacramento...


Anonymous old ladies watch people in pairs said...

maybe he's a homosexual and not self-centered

not all homosexuals believe that discrimination laws should make homosexuality a special protected class

I sometimes wear argyle socks but I would still oppose laws giving special protection to those who wear argyle socks

and that's despite the fact that wearing argyle socks doesn't cause any special diseases

March 07, 2010 5:46 PM  
Anonymous mission accomplished- thank George W said...

(March 7) – Bombs and mortars thundered across Iraq as insurgents sought to sabotage historic elections deciding who will shepherd the nation into a new era once American troops pull out.

Despite the violence, millions of Iraqis streamed out of polling stations unabashedly waving purple-inked fingers -- an iconic image of resilient citizens plotting their future after so much bloodshed.

Polls have now closed in the country's second parliamentary elections since Saddam Hussein's ouster. Today's balloting is a key test of whether the current Shiite Muslim-led government can reach across the sectarian divide and win votes from the country's myriad factions, conquering fissures that have stymied Iraqi unity since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

American troops stopped patrolling Iraqi towns last summer, pulling back to gigantic U.S. military bases across Iraq. Some 96,000 troops remain – a force set to be cut in half by this summer, and disappear completely by 2011. Washington will leave behind a stable democracy – the goal of the American invasion.

March 07, 2010 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've gotten a speeding ticket, but I'm all for laws against speeding.

Not sure what the story is here...

March 07, 2010 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are laws against public masturbation, Anon, but you are obviously not opposed to doing that, at least verbally.

March 07, 2010 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So all gay lawmakers are required to vote for gay issues?

With this logic...if a lawmaker proposed a bill which gave all heterosexuals a new car, then all heterosexuals should vote "yes" to it?

March 07, 2010 8:26 PM  
Anonymous in the blue TV screenlight said...

especially if they were caught going to a heterosexual bar


March 07, 2010 9:36 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Anon, please go find something constructive to do. Nobody said all gay people have to vote for anything. I'm going to start deleting if you keep this up.


March 07, 2010 9:44 PM  
Anonymous clueless, man said...

sorry, Jim

I thought when you posted a story about someone who had voted against homosexual discrimination laws going to a homosexual bar, you were implying he was a hypocrite

what was your point?

that homosexuals drink and drive?

March 08, 2010 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats do not have a firm grip on the votes needed to pass sweeping healthcare reform legislation in the House of Representatives,Chris van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic congressional campaign committee and the fifth-ranking Democrat in the House, admitted on Sunday.

Barack Obama has given Democrats a March 18 deadline for the House to pass the Senate version of a healthcare reform bill before he takes his kids on a trip to Asia for Spring break.

With previous deadlines missed, veteran Democrats are warning that the legislation must be completed before the Easter recess to avoid a repeat of last summer’s “town hall” protests that almost sunk the healthcare bill.

“People are still looking at the changes that are being made,” Chris Van Hollen, one of the Democratic leaders in the House, admitted on Sunday.

The House is the key battlefield in the healthcare fight after Democrats lost their super-majority in the Senate.

With not a single Republican supporting the reform effort, the only option for Democrats now is to have the House pass the Senate version of the bill, then for both chambers to pass a series of fixes to take into consideration the demands of House lawmakers.

But Democratic leaders in the House are struggling to get the 216 votes they need to pass the Senate bill. As many as 12 conservative Democrats who voted in favour of the House bill because it included tough new restrictions on abortion funding are now threatening to vote against the Senate version, which is less restrictive. The House bill passed by 220 to 215 so Democrats have few votes to spare.

“This is going to be a discussion and we are going to be engaged in that dialogue for some time,” said Mr Van Hollen.

Tom Daschle, the former Democratic Senate majority leader, underlined the urgency of getting healthcare passed before the Easter congressional recess in less than three weeks.

“There really is a life to these legislative projects and we’ve already extended beyond the normal life of healthcare given the array of other challenges and issues we have to face,” he said.

Mr Daschle warned that failure to pass healthcare reform could lead to a repeat of the anti-reform campaigning that sunk the bill last summer.

Mr Daschle underlined that it was important also to clear space after Easter for the Obama administration to tackle jobs.

“We have got to perform – we have got to show that we can govern,” he said.

March 08, 2010 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that Jim's point was the hypocrite angle, too, which is a solid argument that could be defended.

So why did JIm post that article? Is he pointing out that Sacramento has gay bars? That gay lawmakers exist in California?

Or is Jim trying to say that there should be a law against Driving While Gay?

Can't figure this one out.

March 08, 2010 8:35 AM  
Anonymous dr roberts said...

It's funny but the moderator who made the original post here apparently considers himself a supporter of gay rights.

And yet, in this post, he seems to discriminate against a gay.

There is no doubt he wouldn't have made this post if the arrested individual weren't gay.

Hence, he has discriminated against a gay.

I don't think he realizes it.

March 08, 2010 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Gay is an adjective, not a noun.


March 08, 2010 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gay is also an epithet

March 08, 2010 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... is idiot

March 10, 2010 10:03 AM  

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