Archive for July, 2004

the most important thing ever

Wednesday, July 14th, 2004

Thank the Lord, the bill to constitutionalize the banning of gay marriage has been voted down in the Senate. And the good news was that it was actually defeated rather than just not making the two thirds majority it would have needed to pass.

A load of highly offensive nonsense was of course spouted including:

“I would argue that the future of our country hangs in the balance because the future of marriage hangs in the balance,” said Sen. Rick Santorum, a leader in the fight to approve the measure. “Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”

Hold on, I thought it was Saddam. No, it was Osama. No, it’s people who love each other. Those crafty Republicans. They’re obviously right that PEOPLE MIGHT DIE if two men marry each other.

Incidentally, you can check here to find out whether your senator is a bigot (voted Yea) or not. I’m sadly not shocked to see that Minnesota’s Norm Coleman is. Or if he isn’t he’s an unprincipled party line follower. For shame.

hello pot, this is kettle

Thursday, July 8th, 2004

So the man’s made a career out of ridiculous comments but this takes the biscuit. Paul pointed out the comedy of describing Cheney as being “a heartbeat away from the presidency”.