Wednesday, November 08, 2006

K-Fed voted out of office

Well, the marriage amendment passed, thereby officially writing prejudice into our state constitution. I’m wondering how long it will take before people realize what a mistake this was. Maybe not for decades. Who knows, maybe never.

As a Webb supporter, I’m psyched to see that it is looking like he will pull out a victory, though there probably won’t be any certainty to it for weeks or months even.

But in a piece of election news that I found both sublime and ridiculous, I was amused to read that Britney has filed for divorce from K-Fed. Looks like the Brit-ster was voting for a change on election day just like the rest of America.


Frank Creasy said...

Well Dave, to you and my many theatre friends who are pleased overall with the election results yesterday, I congratulate you all on the political victories you celebrate today. Our system, flawed as it is, still works. I personally am deeply troubled by the economic and national security implications of these changes, especially since the centrepiece is a House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, who looks to become the most polarizing Congressional leader in our country's history. Nonetheless, I respect the popular vote (clearly, votes for Dems do not represent a "vast LEFT wing conspiracy", to paraphrase Billary), and I hope the confidence of the people in this new leadership proves well founded. Time - and our tax bills, and 401K or IRA statements - will tell the truth on that count in due time. I've heard the many political concerns of my friends with opposite views over the past few years, and I understand and respect those concerns. Here's hoping the favor is returned in the days and months until the next election.

Anonymous said...

Well-spoken, Frank.

I'm worried about the lack of specifics in the "change" our Democratic leaders have been elected to enact. I feel like the American people have spoken, but that they have only said, "Turn the channel, Ms. Pelosi, and see if something better is on." I hope that the booming economy, high home ownership, and low unemployment aren't casualties.

I'd remind everyone upset about the Yes vote on #1 that #2 was a vote to erase a section of the constitution that history and laws had made obsolete. If, decades from now, people believe the amendment is a mistake, there are mechanisms to change it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Andrew...we can only hope that one day we will find our humanity again and correct this great wrong. This is no different then the segregation laws passed by many states in the US. We are doing the same thing right now to the homosexual community. I bet that the next generation is AS embarrassed by these laws as OUR generation was by segregation.

I have listed some "marriage" laws (below) that were on the books in various state regarding Negroes. Hard to believe now that people actually passed these laws.

“All marriages of white persons with Negroes, Mulattos, Mongolians, or Malaya hereafter contracted in the State of Wyoming are and shall be illegal and void”. Wyoming

“The marriage of a person of Caucasian blood with a Negro, Mongolian, Malay, or Hindu shall be null and void”. Arizona

“The marriage of a white person with a negro or mulatto or person who shall have one-eighth or more of negro blood, shall be unlawful and void”. Mississippi

“All marriages between a white person and a negro, or between a white person and a person of negro descent to the fourth generation inclusive, are hereby forever prohibited”. Florida

“It shall be unlawful for a white person to marry anyone except a white person. Any marriage in violation of this section shall be void”. Georgia

“All marriages between...white persons and negroes or white persons and Mongolians...are prohibited and declared absolutely void...No person having one-eighth part or more of negro blood shall be permitted to marry any white person, nor shall any white person be permitted to marry any negro or person having one-eighth part or more of negro blood”. Missouri

“Any negro man and white woman, or any white man and negro woman, who are not married to each other, who shall habitually live in and occupy in the nighttime the same room shall each be punished by imprisonment not exceeding twelve (12) months, or by fine not exceeding five hundred ($500.00) dollars”. Florida

“Every person...operating...any public hall, theatre, opera house, motion picture show or any place of public entertainment or public assemblage which is attended by both white and colored persons, shall separate the white race and the colored race and shall set apart and designate...certain seats therein to be occupied by white persons and a portion thereof , or certain seats therein, to be occupied by colored persons”. VIRGINIA