Thus reads the actual headline of a must-read article found here (among myriad other places). The moral of this story? If you’re busily minding other peoples’ business, you’re not watching where you’re going.
The Force (of Irony) is strong in this one: if the lawmaker in question, Maryland’s Don H. Dwyer Jr, is found guilty of a crime for smashing his own boat into a boatload of innocent bystanders, he may find himself ousted from office by a law that he wrote. I said “Ha Ha.”
The internet has resurfaced a clip from May 2010 of Michael Higgins just ripping into Tea Party supporter and American radio host Michael Graham, and it is beautiful. In fact, it’s nothing short of Brilliant. I can see why Ireland elected Higgins as their President last year, and to be honest, I’m a little jealous. You can listen to the whole exchange here.
The highly offensive billboard is from Indiana’s Tea Party group We the People of Marshall and Fulton counties, who deny it’s a call violence against President Obama.
The head of the organization, Don Nunemaker of Plymouth, said late last week that the message was meant as a call for action at the ballot box on Election Day, Nov. 6. He was vague about the threat voters are to “remove,” saying it’s up to individual voters to glean what they will from the message.
“I wouldn’t sign on to that. Absolutely. I played several [gay characters]. I guess I’m more Libertarian in that way. I think marriage is up to two people that love each other. And if you find the church that you want to get married in you go right ahead ..In my mind the state of marriage is something that has been endorsed by the idea that it is a sacrament within the context of a faith…the word marriage comes out of the religious side of our experience and our history. So I tend to think our government shouldn’t be involved in any way…”
Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2011/10/grammer.html#ixzz1afZNT68B
Watch the video: http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=bestoftv/2011/10/12/piers-kelsey-grammer-tea-party.cnn
How do we change hearts and minds as closed as these? Your suggestions are welcome:
Same-sex marriage is merely a symptom of a much greater illness within our nation’s core. While hard to define, that sickness is nurtured by Americans’ movement away from God, away from the values upon which this nation was founded. We have become tolerant of anything and everything short of murder (and that seems to be on the agenda of the politically correct). It is always much easier to compromise one’s beliefs, to follow the crowd like mindless lemmings racing to the cliff, than to stand against that which is morally wrong. Until this nation turns back to the God it once worshiped, it will continue on its present politically correct path of self-destruction.
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