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Joliet Prison and 99 years [May. 26th, 2009|01:58 pm]
The American Caliban
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Allowing a simple majority to restrict the rights of a minority is un-American. Allowing that vote to amend the Constitution of the state permanently is nauseating. What a terrible day for California.

[User Picture]From: halfjack
2009-05-26 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ah popular democracy, where it's Right and Just for ten guys to lynch the other nine.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-05-26 09:35 pm (UTC)
how about "up-fucking"?
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[User Picture]From: jactitation
2009-05-26 10:46 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's good or right but to paraphrase John Cusak's critique towards the end of Grosse Pointe Blank), "Which America are we talking about? Because history..."
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-05-27 01:54 am (UTC)
Ah, I meant in the strict sense of "constitutional restriction on liberty BAD" rather than how we generally behave (poorly).
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2009-05-26 11:57 pm (UTC)
Just hurr, is all. It's coming, but no one should have to be patient about civil rights.
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[User Picture]From: kafkateer
2009-05-27 04:56 am (UTC)
I prefer not to think of today as a defeat, but rather as the First Annual Mormon Cockpunch Day.
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[User Picture]From: kasheri
2009-05-27 08:38 pm (UTC)


You know, I really try to understand the argument in favor of Prop 8, just to be able to knowledgeably refute it. But the whole thing makes my head hurt and leaves me nauseated. It's discrimination, pure and simple! I do what I do with enthusiasm and dedication because I'm opposed to discrimination. So here I am, a state employee, utterly disgusted with my state. Feh. Bah. Where the hell is my Effexor?
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[User Picture]From: taskboy3000
2009-06-02 12:31 am (UTC)

A word from Massachusetts

My state legalized gay marriage and it's been NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! There have been riots, fires and fountains of fetid blood shooting out at odd angles. Hetero marriages have all dissolved and children wander the street aimlessly. Wide-spread misery!

Oh, wait. None of that has happened. I guess allowing same-sex marriages HAS NO MATERIAL EFFECT ON THOSE NOT PRINCIPAL TO THE UNION.

I heard some tard on the radio say "[gay marriage] will always been weird." I thought the Barrimore/Green marriage was pretty messed up, but I didn't get to vote on it.

California: building a bridge to the nineteenth century.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-06-02 04:33 am (UTC)

Re: A word from Massachusetts

A friend in Vermont points out that with the combination of illiberal laws and global warming, New England may in a few years be a paradise of temperate hedonism. Think Laurel Canyon in 1971.
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[User Picture]From: taskboy3000
2009-06-02 01:16 pm (UTC)

Re: A word from Massachusetts

> New England may in a few years be a paradise of temperate hedonism.

It's not now?

I know I'm in the minority, but I actually like the weather in New England.

Also, I don't want to paint too rosy a picture. There's plenty of bigotry and xenophobia here. But, most people keep that to themselves.
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