Friday, October 24, 2008

Some of Those "Values Voters" We Keep Hearing About

With a hat tip to Andrew Sullivan ...if you can't get people to vote "Yes" on California's Proposition 8 because they want to, a little Sopranos-style intimidation might do the trick:

"Make a donation of a like amount to ProtectMarriage.com which will help us correct this error. Were you to elect not to donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage. ... The names of any companies and organizations that choose not to donate in like manner to ProtectMarriage.com but have given to Equality California will be published."

My response would be, "Yeah...so?"

3 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

My No on 8 yard sign was stolen yesterday in broad daylight. Must be the same folks at work . . .

LutheranChik said...

Here in greater Outer Podunk we've had two Obama signs stolen out of our yard (we just put more up)...plus, two Cold Comfort Cottage neighbors have made a point of asking us, however jocularly, to take down the signs there. (We said, "Sure -- on November 5th.)

I wonder what the reasoning is behind stealing yard signs...maybe they think that if we don't see them as we're pulling out of our own driveways in the morning, or as we're driving in the neighborhood, we'll forget to vote.
Idiots.

This year's campaign has achieved a new low of horribility, IMHO. It's just driving normally civil people insane. I even had to ask a fellow church member to stop sending me endless political agit-prop via e-mail. I can't wait for this to be over.

Verdugo said...

Oh my ---. Sounds exactly like the McCarthy hearings on "unAmerican" activities (as does the attack on Bill Ayers, btw).

I haven't received that particular robo-call-- yet, thank God. But we have been innundated with pro-8 (anti-gay marriage) ads. The latest hysterical tinfoil hat scare tactic threatens that if we don't pass prop 8 then "our schools will be forced to teach about gay marriage!"-- delivered in horrified tones by seemingly traumatised Massachusets parents reliving their horrifying experience of having to actually discuss something with their children.

Ironically, the airwaves were so innundated by a succession of these scary ads that my boys (ages 8 and 12) were compelled to ask what the heck they were talking about. Took me all of about 2 min. to explain what gay marriage means. Took the boys about another scant minute to shrug, declare it "weird" with the same bored disinterest they view all romantic liasons at this age, and move onto much more compelling conversations about Pokemon and boogers.

Still waiting for the trauma to commence.