Well, I suppose it was inevitable...disheartening nonetheless.
Bush has come out ( funny choice of words, eh?) in favor of a Constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages.
As I recall, the Constitution is strangely silent concerning the validity of opposite sex marriage, how is it reasonable to use this document to bludgeon a minority on this subject?
Oddly, I imagine that the very same folks who are most vocal about the "sanctity" of the Constitution when it comes to upholding their rights ( yes, I'm referring to gun owners), have absolutely no qualms about adding a whole new section to this, "the most perfect",document.
What I find the most distressing is that I now believe that Bush plans on making this, a most divisive yet ultimately sooo trivial, issue the centerpiece of his campaign.
A diversion, if you will, distracting us from the general inanity of his past performance.
A smokescreen to cover up the fact that his latest budget wouldn't survive the scrutiny of a 9th grade economics class...NO MENTION WHATSOEVER about the 50 or so BILLION necessary to keep us in Iraq for the next year.
Grandiose promises of social programs ( "No Child Left Behind", my ass), with, ooopsie!, no funding to implement them.
A Medicare plan that won't produce ( the disputed) benefits for several years and will, most likely, cripple coming generations with unsupportable debt.
The systematic and unrelenting dismantling of environmental protections...for example, just last week, ignoring the recommendations of TWO Bush appointed panels and overwhelming public support, Yellowstone was again opened to essentially unregulated snowmobile traffic. Oh gee, that's right...there is regulation...too bad Bush has also dismantled the Parks Service, so there's no one around to do the regulating.
Ironically, as Bush is beavering away at cutting funding for every program to preserve and protect our natural resources and historic monuments, Laura is the star of a series of national ads urging US to pony up the money.
Gosh Laura honey, LOVE to help out, but, funny thing...I'm unemployed. My job went to India.
A phenomonon which Bush's Labor Secretary wants us to believe is a "good thing".
Good if you are a CEO of a multinational corporation, maybe.
Oh well, I look forward to the next months with great anticipation.
Bush's fabled grasp of rhetoric should provide hours of amusement.
And damn! maybe we can keep the queers from further degrading the institution of marriage.
I wonder if supporters of this amendment would mind if it also prohibited adultery?