you know, a person [a FRIEND! that i love and respect!] actually said that today [the part about prop8/obama/theblackvote] and it was everything that i could do to bite my tongue and keep from screaming/shaking them.
why dont people _THINK_ before they speak? it doesnt even make sense.
"The California Constitution itself sets out two ways to alter the document that sets the most basic rules about how state government works. Through the initiative process, voters can make relatively small changes to the constitution. But any measure that would change the underlying principles of the constitution must first be approved by the legislature before being submitted to the voters. That didn't happen with Proposition 8, and that's why it's invalid."
It's not over yet.
Feel free, of course, to wipe this. I just didn't want you to wait to know this.
Changes to the constitution must go through the legislature, where it must be debated and voted in by a 2/3 majority, and then it must go to the ballot where it would be ratified by the public vote, again by a 2/3 majority (I believe).
Unless you do a ballot measure amendment, in which case it only requires 50% + 1 vote.
The lawsuit is going on some bit of California law that states that significant changes to the constitution (such as those that would remove minority rights) have to go through the longer process.
Am I the only gay person who doesn't care that much about prop 8? It's upsetting to know that Californians like chickens better than queers, but we need a supreme court ruling on this issue and we're going to have it in the next few years so I'm not tripping. Also I'm thanking baby Jesus that 4 and 6 went down.
So by this logic, the Mormon Church is run by the Obama campaign. Color me surprised.
Also, exit polling can bite me. I'd like to see specific numbers, sample sizes and methodology and then - it can bite me. It was a bullshit argument in 2004, both for the values voters and stolen election theories, and it's bull now.
What I love is the part where after going on and on about how Prop 8 wouldn't have passed if all those gay-hating black people had stayed home, the poster immediately then says that there weren't enough black votes to swing it either way anyway. Uh. SO WHY DO YOU BRING IT UP, YOU RACIST PIGFUCKING ASSHOLE.
What we can learn from this: According to these folks, there are not gay black people in California. I'm gonna have to make some sad phone calls informing some people I know that they are not, in fact, gay (as they've always believed), since they're black & that's apparently impossible. Well, they should've known when their hands inexplicably filled in the "yes" next to prop 8.
By the way, that hamster/piano song? SO stuck in my head now. ARRRRGGHH!! Get it out, get it out!!!!!!
I've been super avoiding exactly the stuff that's been pissing you off for exactly the same reasons. I'm so bummed about Prop 8 (and all the BS commentary) but trying hard to be like, Yeah but OBAMA! SO AWESOME!
As for the video, here's what happened: when he rolled over and lost his popcorn and couldn't get back up I was sitting here saying aloud, "Oh no! Oh no he lost his popcorn! Get back up little dude! Get his popcorn back! Oh no!" To the point my concerned dogs ran into the room to make sure everything was okay. Poor babies. They really don't get me sometimes.