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.
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 …
“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.
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.
So sad. So … unsurprising.
Have a fun week with current events in the coming days!
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- First Thoughts: Obama’s careful line on same-sex marriage (firstread.msnbc.msn.com)
- RNC chairman: Gays deserve ‘dignity and respect,’ but not marriage equality (queerlandia.com)
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker claims not to remember saying he’d ‘divide and conquer’ unions (dailykos.com)
- Scott Walker Using $100 Million Of Taxpayer Money To Fight Off Recall? (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Maher: If Biden’s Gaffe Forced Obama’s Hand On Gay Marriage, ‘Biden Must Make More Gaffes’ (mediaite.com)
- ‘Trayvon Martin’ gun range targets sold out in two days | The Raw Story (theobamacrat.com)
- George Zimmerman’s lawyer outraged over Trayvon Martin shooting target hoodie prints (sott.net)
- Gun Range Targets Made To Look Like Trayvon Martin (miami.cbslocal.com)