First the Islamist terrorists with whom we are at war.
Islamic extremists rejoiced in America’s misfortune, giving the storm a military rank and declaring in Internet chatter that “Private” Katrina had joined the global jihad, or holy war. With “God’s help,” they declared, oil prices would hit $100 a barrel this year.
Now the American Liberals….read all the comments. Here is just a sample:
Bush is a serial killer. He killed more people while Gov of TX than anyon in history.
This is his trifecta. Hence he is giddy.
Glootmaxmus | 09.01.05 – 4:45 pm
And from Air America (aka – mainstream Democrat radio)
“This President is never gonna do the right thing. I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy about losing people, if he thinks they vote Democrat or if he thinks they’re poor, or if he thinks they’re in a blue state, whatever his reasons are not to rescue those people…” — Air America’s Randi Rhodes
And the publicly-funded National Public Radio.
There doesn’t seem much distance between Islamists desire to destroy America, and American Liberals celebrating in America’s pain.
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – email@example.com
Today, the first state legislative body in U.S. history passed a bill recognizing gay marriage and while gay rights’ groups & their allies are singing hosannas, I fear this will set back the movement for gay marriage.
If this bill had passed in a state whose citizens had not already voted to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, I would be singing an entirely different tune. I believe that elected state legislatures, rather than courts, should set the criteria for marriage in their jurisdictions. But, certain states, like California, where the state Senate approved today a bill recognizing gay marriage, allow for initiative and/or referenda to amend the state’s constitution or otherwise make law.
In 2000, more than 60% of California voters approved Proposition 22 which “added a section to the state Family Code stating that ‘only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.’” Because the legislature has acted against the will of the people, the Senate’s vote today will embolden those forces opposed to gay marriage and state recognition of domestic partnerships. (If legislators believe the people have changed their minds on gay marriage, as some have suggested, then they should seek to repeal Prop. 22 with another initiative, a repeal I would support.) As I have expressed previously, “I fear that the end result of this legislation will be an amendment to the state’s constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”
Today’s vote does a disservice to those who truly seek state recognition of gay marriage in the Golden State–indeed in any state. Instead of trying to lobby the most out-of-touch state legislature in America, advocates of gay marriage should be making their pitch to the American people. Because if we can change their minds, then we could better create a climate in this nation where state legislatures — and the citizens who elect them — would support state recognition of our unions.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com
PS I am on vacation now and will have more to say on this anon.
A number of bloggers across the USA (and perhaps the world) are uniting today to encourage donations to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. I would like to join in that effort and keep this posting at the top of the site all day today.
First, here is an excellent compliation of possible charities that bloggers have found via Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.
A couple of highlights… I know that Sean Hannity & Clear Channel Communications have set up “StormAid.com”
I am going to make a donation later this morning to the Episcopal Relief and Development charity.
I have also donated frequent flier miles, through United Airlines, to the effort. “United We Stand For Hurricane Katrina Relief” (I might add that this is one of the few times where I have something nice to say about United this summer!)
Finally, I made contact with David, a good friend who used to live in DC but had moved to New Orleans. David is okay and with his family west of Baton Rouge. But I offered to open my house to him if he had no place to stay…. I don’t have a huge home, but can certainly open my house to someone that needs a place to stay… even though I’m many miles away.
With that in mind, I would encourage all of my readers (especially those closer to the disaster area) who are able to host victims in their home to register with “Homes for Katrina Victims.”
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – firstname.lastname@example.org