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February 28, 2007

Question

Does anyone else feel like global warming is this year’s gay marriage?

Posted by Karol at 05:50 AM |
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No, because gay marriage has some concrete, real world ramifications.
The only reason that global warming is getting any attention is Al Gore forced the issue with his documentary.

Posted by: Pokerwolf at February 28, 2007 at 7:16 am

I tuned into liberal talk radio yesterday to listen to hosts and callers defend Gore’s energy gluttony at his Nashville home. I was astonished at how they consistently missed the point: party politics set aside, it is yet another case of someone high-and-mighty saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
The gay marriage thing was/is different. This cause is for people who won’t look beyond our borders for reasons to count their blessings, like blacks who demand reparations for slavery but don’t care about the slavery that still exists in Africa. The issue is down here on people-level.
The warming thing is up there on power-level. And with proposed speech codes looming, it’s frightening.

Posted by: michael at February 28, 2007 at 7:59 am

I thought last winter was really gay through January and then way too straight in March, so I guess so.

Posted by: Charles at February 28, 2007 at 9:03 am

You mean an issue that reminds voters how unreasonable, stubborn and thick-headed the GOP is?
Why, yes.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at February 28, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Al Gore is gay?

Posted by: Eric at February 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

You mean an issue that reminds voters how unreasonable, stubborn and thick-headed the GOP is?
No, I meant an issue that seems designed to be a distraction from the fact that we’re fighting a war for, basically, civilization.

Posted by: Karol at February 28, 2007 at 2:35 pm

Wait, you mean gay rights aren’t going to destroy our country, our culture and our civilization? Someone tell the evangelicals.
And since when can we deal with only one issue at a time?

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at February 28, 2007 at 3:14 pm

“Wait, you mean gay rights aren’t going to destroy our country, our culture and our civilization?”
Homos already have the same rights as everyone else. We WON’T give them special and additional rights because they prefer sphincter.
Case closed.

Posted by: Radical Redneck at February 28, 2007 at 4:49 pm

Since 1977, it has been illegal for gays and lesbians in Florida to adopt.
Gays cannot serve in the military unless they hide their sexual orientation.
Until 2003 (Lawrence v Texas), many states made gay sex a jailable offense.
How are those the same rights as everyone else?
Case NOT closed. Gays are still discriminated against.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at February 28, 2007 at 5:00 pm

None of those issues are rights. They are privileges and responsibilities.

Posted by: Radical Redneck at February 28, 2007 at 5:13 pm

So gay people get less privileges and responsibilities … why? Because they are gay?
Seems kinda circular, no?

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at February 28, 2007 at 10:29 pm

…we’re fighting a war for, basically, civilization.
EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!
We’re approaching the end of starting a bloody century plagued by a terrible political invention — totalitarianism terrorism. Optimism comes less easily today, not because democracy is less vigorous, but because democracy’s enemies have refined their instruments of repression terror. Yet And optimism is in order because day by day democracy is proving itself to be a not at all fragile flower. From Stettin on the Baltic to Varna on the Black Sea Afghanistan to Iraq, the regimes planted by totalitarianism us have had more than thirty three years to establish their legitimacy. But none — not one regime — has yet been able to risk free elections [OK, maybe on this point Ed.]. Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root. [Whoops, GW and Co. forgot that one]
The strength of the Solidarity movement in Poland demonstrates the truth told in an underground joke in the Soviet Union. It is that the Soviet Union would remain a one-party nation even if an opposition party were permitted because everyone would join the opposition party…. [Hehee, Karol lives in NYC, so she joined the opposition party. Joke or Russian cultural cliche? Ed.]
Historians looking back at our time will note the consistent restraint and peaceful intentions of the West. They will note that it was the democracies who refused to use the threat of their nuclear monopoly in the forties and early fifties for territorial or imperial gain. Had that nuclear monopoly been in the hands of the Communist world, the map of Europe–indeed, the world–would look very different today. And certainly they will note it was not the democracies that invaded Afghanistan or suppressed Polish Solidarity or used chemical and toxin warfare in Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. [OBE, Ed.]
If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly… [Memo to Dick Cheney, review notes on time in Reagan presidency. Ed.] –RR, ‘Evil Empire Speech’, 6/8/82
OK, no more so I don’t completely kill Karol’s bandwidth. I do find Karol’s drama fun, though.

Posted by: David at March 1, 2007 at 10:19 am

Oofah, apparently, Karol’s comment thing doesn’t like strikethrough tags. Maybe Karol will delete my comment then, because it isn’t nearly as funny without the edits.

Posted by: David at March 1, 2007 at 10:21 am
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