Saturday, March 25, 2006

Polls Suggest Americans More Supportive of Gay Rights

A poll by the Pew Reserach Center released last Wednesday whos that opposition to same-sex marriage dropped sharply across the U.S. the past two years. The poll found that just over half (51 percent) of Americans still oppose allowing gays to marry, and 39 percent support it. However, opposition is down 12 percent from 2004, when 63 percent opposed it. The poll also found that the public is evenly split on allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children--46 percent in favor, and 48 percent opposed. (In 1999 38 percent were supportive and 57 percent opposed).

So, while the trend is going in the right direction, we still have a way to go before the people of the United States fully embrace equality ("life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness") for gays and lesbians...

The neo-fascist Republicans will continue to fuel the flames of homophobia and opposition to gay marriage in conservative places like the south and mid-west, but they are going to run out of anti-gay steam in a few years... Hopefully the Democratic Party will grow a stronger backbone to support equal rights for everyone.

The U.S. continues to lag behind most western democratic societies in supporting gay and lesbian rights, and even behind a few "third world" countries to the south of us..

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Protest at the Republican Southern Leadership Conference

The fascist Republicans had their Southern Leadership Conference in Memphis today. I and about a dozen other activist had a little protest against Bush and the Republican Party’s neo-fascist agenda. We got a lot of positive response from people driving by, a few not so positive, but the real shock for me was engaging these ignorant republicans who still support Bush (the 36 % or so left who do). Would you believe these sheep still believe the LIE that Bush invaded Iraq because they attacked us on 9/11 ?! They think Bush has been protecting us from terrorism? Scary.... sheep!

Harold Ford Jr. came by (he came out of Peabody, not sure what he was doing inside), he shook our hands and said he support us, until I told him who I was and that I ran against him as a write-in candidate in 2004. He said I disrespected him, and I told him to run as a Democrat and quit running as a Republican and get a backbone.

Also saw Chris Matthews from MSNBC’s Hardball, but didn’t speak to him. He probably wouldn’t have liked what I had to say either.

You can see pics at my My .mac website

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Wake Up Democratic Party! Impeach Bush!

What is wrong with the "leaders" of the Democratic Party? Bush's poll numbers are in a deep dive, over 50 percent of Americans think George Bush should be IMPEACHED for lying us into an illegal war, and the DLC suits warn Democratic candidates NOT to make impeachment of Bush a campaign issue in 2006!

Bush is a WAR CRIMINAL! He Lied! He has violated the Constitution, U.S and international law!
If the Republicans had the nerve to impeach Clinton for lying about his private sexual affair with a consenting adult, why can't the Democratic Party find the backbone to impeach a WAR CRIMINAL???

Well the Republicans will be in Memphis this weekend for the Republican Southern Leadership Conference, and I plan to protest with other angry progressive/leftists and REAL democrats Saturday 10 AM-2 PM.

I've had enough!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Oscars Sucked!
This was one of the worst Academy Awards prorams I have ever seen.. they keep getting worse and worse.
I only watched it to see Brokeback Mountain win, and it lost best picture to Crash ??? Crash may be a good movie, with a message about racism and intolerance, but there is no way it was a better movie overall than Brokeback Mountain.
At least Ang Lee won for Best Director and made a good statement for gay and lesbian rights.

And how in the hell did that horrible rap song by 666 Mafia win best song???

What is happening to the Academy of Motion Pictures? And they wonder why more people are staying home and renting DVDs...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Right-Wing Strikes Back
Now that the right-wing controls the Surpeme Court (with Bush's appointment of Samuel Alito and John Roberts), they are striking back against Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights. South Dacota has passed the most retrictive law against abortion, outlawing all abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, except to save the life of the mother. This law is designed to go to the Surpeme Court and overturn Roe, which there now appears to be enough votes to do.

People for the American Way published a letter from Samuel Alito to James Dobson, leader of Focus on the Family, thanking him and FOTF for supporting his nomination....Alito tried to hide his true beliefs and views during the confirmation hearing but now we see the real Alito--a right-wing religious fanatic who will join with Roberts and the other conservative justices to overturn Roe and continue to erode the separation between church and state..

Welcome to Bush's America!