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For Those That Voted Yes On Prop 8.

November 11, 2008

My favorite blowhard (and I use that as a term of endearment), Keith Olbermann, dedicates his “Special Comment” to the passage of Proposition 8 in California, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman.

I, too, was disheartened by the result of that vote.  In a country founded on the notion that we are all created equal, writing discrimination into a state’s constitution seemed to be fundamental contradiction, at best.

The government now has the authority to dictate who you’re allowed to fall in love with, and how you’re ultimately allowed to express that love.  Think about that.

Anyway, Keith’s heartfelt commentary — though no doubt sincere — is simply too little, too late.  He spent the entire run-up to November 4th dedicated to the presidential race, exposing Fox News, and complaining about Joe The Plumber.  But he all but ignored this landmark ballot measure.

So he waited until November 10th to comment on it?

Much like Bill O’Reilly does, Keith Olbermann likes to brag about his ratings, and the rise in viewership over the past few months may indeed merit the chest-thumping.

Allow me to put entertain you with my Keith Olbermann impression:

“So, Sir, if you’re so proud of your ratings, and you’re so eager to acknowledge your ascension up the television ratings charts, and you believe your pulpit carries with it some level of influence — then why did you wait until November 10th to express your views on Proposition 8?  Why are you now complaining about a measure you all but ignored until nearly a week after the election?  Shame on you, Sir.

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  1. November 11, 2008 6:14 am

    Two things Keith neglected that need mentioning (and I am a HUGE fan of his).

    1 – It DOES affect him; tax dollars go towards the Gay Divorce Welfare program… HIS money.

    2 – We need to hear more about the damage and suffering caused when rights are denied; it’s more than “love”. Legal Hate & Cruelty is what we experience.

    Simply put – the Mormons have proved with their complete obsession with PROP 8 to be a Tax-Exempt Hate Group.

    Heterosexuals – You better wake up. Instead of pondering a cerebral concept like how gays want the “1,138 rights of marriage”, you need to educate yourselves about the CONSEQUENCES when one or more of those 1,138 rights are denied. GOOGLE “Freeheld” or “Tying the Knot”; watch the DVDs. Write it down now.

    Your laws HATE us, and we’ve had it! Yes, I did said HATE – I stand by it. Because how else can you explain these 3 realities?:

    A police woman loses her life in the line of duty; her wife of 13 years is denied all pension benefits.

    A rancher loses his husband of 22 years; his inlaws evict him and try to take the home he built and lived in with his beloved.

    A detective spends 25 years risking her own life while protecting society; she has to spend her remaining days on this earth worrying whether her earned pension will be transferred to her wife (while living with terminal cancer).

    YES, H-A-T-E. And your silence on this matter is a serious affront to our families’s safety and security. FAMILY – isn’t that a cherished concept in the U.S.A.?

    So now after decades of disinterest, some of us in the LGBTI community have AWAKENED. And we will refuse to pay one penny of income tax to the IRS until the government (i.e. – you) decide you WANT our tax dollars as EQUAL CITIZENS.

    This ain’t a vote.
    This ain’t a debate.
    This ain’t a popularity contest.

    You will PAY OUR TAXES until we have what your family ALREADY HAS; your apathy is costing you money as you read this.


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