On gay marriage, Scott Walker, and shooting at Trayvon …

Going to web programming classes every day for a while has a way of breaking up any commentary on or ability to keep up with current events from me, so I’ll take a few quick jabs at a few things that came up last week as I prepare for the start of another five days of tech learning.

Gay marriage: Is it any of my business … or yours?  So Vice President Joe Biden went on “Meet The Press” just over a week ago and gave his personal opinion in favor of gay marriage, and it created a storm — even within the White House — on the issue, with President Obama later kind of softening his own stance … or something like that.

President Barack Obama walking with Vice Presi...

President Barack Obama walking with Vice President Joe Biden at The White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is one example of Barack Obama frustrating me at times, coming across as very wishy-washy depending on which way the political winds are blowing instead of coming across as more of a leader … in other words, coming across more as one of your “typical politicians.”

A big chunk of the “political roundtable” on Sunday’s “Meet The Press” dealt with the issue, and before that the Republican National Committee chairman spent a lot of time talking about it as a political issue — like it was one of the bigger issues outside of the economy in our current climate.

I guess my big question on this is … why is it a political issue?  I suppose it has to do with the belief that so many people consider America as a nation built on religion, when it really isn’t.  I keep having to ask myself the question of why — when so many conservatives cry about government having too much control over our everyday lives — is there such a pressing need by conservatives to try and have so much control over our everyday lives?

I may not agree with Clint Eastwood on many things politically, but there are some things he says that are so spot-on that I just feel like standing up and cheering.  His stance on gay marriage is one of them, specifically this quote of his from October in GQ magazine …

Clint Eastwood at the 2010 Toronto Internation...

Clint Eastwood at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage?  I don’t give a [bleep] about who wants to get married to anybody else!  Why not?!  We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of.  They go on and on with all this [bleep] about ‘sanctity’ — don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”

Clint Eastwood for President!

Scott Walker, we know who butters your bread!  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a living, walking, breathing example of all that’s wrong with politics today.  He was, after all, conned once by an Occupy protester on the phone into thinking he was speaking directly to billionaire Tea Party backer David Koch and was recorded saying some pretty revealing things as to how big money plays such a big role in decisions that are made in government today, and last week this gem was revealed in a video involving the embattled Republican governor.

Gov. Scott Walker’s “divide and conquer” playbook

Why is it that Gov. Walker seems to listen more to people who have the big bank accounts than he does to the “everyday people?”  No, you don’t really have to answer that.

How low can people go?  Shooting targets representing slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, at least as far as carrying Skittles and iced tea?  Are you kidding me?  Apparently not.

Shooting targets resembling Trayvon Martin sold online

So sad.  So … unsurprising.

Have a fun week with current events in the coming days!

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About A View From The Middle (Class)

Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that puts us back into the "middle class." I won't stop blogging, though. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at http://viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com/ and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at http://thecrossovermusicchannel.blogspot.com/ that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/daddysangbassdude2 for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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2 Responses to On gay marriage, Scott Walker, and shooting at Trayvon …

  1. Steve Kessler says:

    Thanks for putting Scott Walker’s despicable agenda on your blog, John! The mobilization of the recall effort of the Fuhrer (what many in WI call him) has been nothing short of astounding. Based on anyone’s theology, please either pray or send good vibes to our state for the election in June, so we can return to living in the USA here in WI!

    • GeezerSteve, I’m so glad to get your input on this straight from Wisconsin! I would hope that the enthusiasm I’ve seen in the past as to how badly people seem to want Walker out of there actually carries through to the “big day” and just builds in momentum. That would send a pretty powerful message to the rest of the country that “big money politics” will not be accepted any longer. Unless, of course, “big money” helps to twist people’s thinking through its propaganda before then. We can’t fool ourselves into thinking that can’t happen.

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