Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Ok, My Fellow Wise Liberal Loud Mouths....

First off, thanks Gary for bringing the urgency of this matter to my attention and for spreading the message. I'm happy to do anything I can to help and it's so simple. It took me five minutes to send an email to Bush and the VA elected officials.

So head on over to this website and type in your zip code. It's that simple. I've even copied my message below. You're more than welcome to use it and I promise I won't even charge ya a copyright fee. ;)

As your constituent, I urge you to oppose and stop the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment. We have fellow American citizens putting their lives on the line daily in Iraq in an effort to help spread democracy and advance human rights. It is abhorrent and hypocritical that we would not be doing the same within our own borders. Prejudice and discrimination is wrong in any form. All people, regardless of sexual orientation, are entitled to equal protection and representation by our elected officials. I urge you to remember that you have a duty to all American citizens, not just those of heterosexual orientation.

Oh, and don't even get me started on this ignorant, rude, thoughtless and insensitive Judge in Prince George's County. This article contains the transcript from the court hearing. The condescension and lack of compassion on the part of Judge Palumbo is outrageously evident.

11 Comments:

Blogger D. C. Russell said...

I might note that ignorant, rude, thoughtless and insensitive Judge Palumbo, claims to be a liberal, was formerly a Democratic member of the Maryland General Assembly, and was appointed to the bench by liberal Democratic former governor Glendenning. He most definitely is NOT a Bush Republican.

11/01/2005 9:57 PM  
Blogger LaLa Lisa said...

And your point would be? I dislike ignorance and a cavalier attitude towards domestic violence victims. I could care less whether or not it comes from a Democrat, Republic, Conservative or Liberal. This poor woman tried to do the right thing by seeking a legal remedy to predicament. Would the piece of paper have saved her from this fate? I don't know, but the bottom line is that too many times legitimate victims are turned away when seeking protection from our courts. This is an outrage and should upset every person regardless of their political beliefs.

11/02/2005 9:50 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Thanks Lisa...

Oh...and go get 'em girl! grrrrrr

11/02/2005 10:00 AM  
Blogger LaLa Lisa said...

Gary- You're welcome sweetie! And I will. Ha! :)

11/02/2005 10:14 AM  
Blogger BurgerButt said...

He is merely pointing out what some may consider a mistake that democrats made in appointing this idiot judge. Since your blog mainly deals with your views that republicans are in the wrong, he is making it clear that republicans are not to blame here. Political comments aren't really relevant in this case though.

Also, I'd like to point out a few injustices that are currently going on that the media has glanced over.

1. There is a black leader running for the Senate in the state of Maryland. Why is it ok for other black leaders to make racial slurs and throw oreo cookies at the guy because he is a black republican? If it was the other way around though, the media would be all over it. Most people believe these types of acts are dispicable, Im just asking why it doesn't get mainstream media attention.


2. Those of you scared that President Bush has nominated Judge Alito to overturn Roe V. Wade, I would encourage you to read this article.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1102/p01s04-usju.html

In short, he has argued in favor of pro-choicers 3 of 4 times and the only time that is considered to be out of favor with pro-choicers is to simply inform the male of the decision before an abortion takes place. Im not sure why that is considered out of favor with pro-choicers though since it doesn't limit their choice. That seems more like common courtesy. Either way it doesn't matter, he lost that case.

11/02/2005 12:46 PM  
Blogger LaLa Lisa said...

So my handsome Burger-butt finally graces me with a comment on my blog. I should have known it would take a political post to draw you out. :) Although my love, there are a few items that I must take exception to.

It's my understanding that this particular judge was elected into his position through the legislature which would consist of folks from both parties. Regardless of who put him into office, the last thing we need is someone with his obvious disdain and prejudice towards domestic violence victims. I didn't assign blame to those who helped him reach his position. I am angry and outraged at him alone. Now, if the powers that be allow him to continue to sit on the bench, then I will expand the list of persons who have angered me.

I must take exception to your statement that my blog "mainly deals with views that Republicans are in the wrong". In actuality, there isn't that much commentary on here related to politics. Offhand, I can only think of a handful of posts that mention or pertain entirely to political issues. There is no mention of "Republicans" in this particular post. D.C. Russell's need to rally to defense of them was not initiated by any comments or references I made. One might think someone has a guilty conscience or is overzealous in their attempts to prove their self-righteousness.

I haven't read much about the Black leader running for Senate, so I'll hold off on comments of that for now. However, discrimination in any form is wrong in my opinion. I don't care if it's prejudice within or outside of the same race.

As for Judge Alito. He was on the intial list and passed over by Bush for Ms.Myers. After all the grandstanding Bush did about how overly qualified she was and how Harriet was the best choice for the job, well of course people are going look at Alito with additional scrutiny. Right or not, that's how it is.

And I take issue with his view that a woman is obligated to inform her husband or boyfriend prior to having an abortion. Morally and ethically should she? Yes, I absolutely think so. But this is my opinion and as such should not be inflicted on anyone else. That is a personal choice and not something that should be dictated by law or elected officials. It's her body, her choice. Just because Alito lost the case, doesn't make the point moot. It still reflects a bias. That is what has us concerned. Roe v. Wade has always rested on precarious ground and currently more so than ever before. We're all uneasy with the fact that Bush has made it a point to stack the Judical Branch with his Conservative Cronies. (Not that I'm implying he's the first to do this. They all show favoritism. However, given the number of pressing issues going on in the political world, we're more sensitive to this situation nowadays).

Ok, I have class to go to now...so I rest my case. Love ya sweet buns! ;o)

11/02/2005 1:23 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

i have and always do send letters to hatch and bennett *barf*...after awhile it begins to feel like a waste of time, especially given that i live in the most conservative state in the union (am i bitter? do i hate it here? *LOL*)...as for roe vs. wade, i'm not too worried about it ever being overturned, the chances of that happening are rather slim..however, having said that, i frown upon those so called pro lifers who profess that adoption is the better way, yet aren't adopting any children of their own. discrimination in any form is dispicable,i could go on a weeklong rant as to why it's ok for minorities to discriminate against each other and against white people, but cry "victim" when it's the other way around. it was asked why the media doesn't report these things? your guess is as good as mine? is it because the naacp would be all up in arms if we pointed this out? regardless of what the conservative right suggests, the media is not liberal. if it were, perhaps it wouldn't be owned by conservatives and conservative corporations..i.e. rupurt murdoch, westinghouse, ge, etc, only to name a few. i could go on, but quite frankly my butt hurts from playing coed club volleyball last night and i can't sit here any longer :P ...oh but i will add i've not seen any anti republican sentiments on this blog, at least not since i've been reading it...and i do believe i've been reading it since lisa mass emailed..er...i mean shared the url :D

11/04/2005 10:06 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

guess what...we aren't done yet!

DIAL 202-224-4254...Say "Oppose the Marriage Protection Amendment"
Then hang up the phone.

Repeat as necessary up to, and including, November 9th, 2005! That is when the hearing on the Marriage Protection Amendment has been scheduled.

I expect by then that you will all have memorized the DC office number of Senator Arlen Specter!

Dial 202-224-4254

Tell the staffer you want the Senator to

"oppose the Marriage Protection Amendment"

Hang Up.

Repeat until your fingers start to bleed!


Well...What are you waiting for?
We have an amendment to kill in committee!

11/04/2005 5:57 PM  
Blogger LaLa Lisa said...

Yes Sir! I'll get right on it. Sheesh, the merciless taskmaster. Haha!

11/04/2005 7:51 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Sorry...

You are so fricken' funny!

Love the LaLa!

11/07/2005 3:21 PM  
Blogger LaLa Lisa said...

Ahh, back at ya! No worries, I actually can use a good kick in the ass every so often. *lol*

11/09/2005 8:10 PM  

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