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Random Monday thought

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:33 pm - December 12, 2005.
Filed under: Random Thoughts

Why can’t there be a “guys-only lane” for the self-checkout automated supermarket counters?

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Beholden to the Left, Gay Groups Opppose Alito

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 11:50 am - December 12, 2005.
Filed under: Gay Politics,Supreme Court

In a release filled with clichés about how horrible, no good and very bad Judge Samuel Alito is, Eleanor (Eldie) D. Acheson, Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) announced her organization’s opposition to the nomination of this good man to the Supreme Court of the United States. Other national gay organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) have joined NGLTF in opposition.

In a joint statement (which I received via e-mail,but have not yet been able to find on the web), these groups said, “A nominee to the Court bears the burden of demonstrating that he or she is committed to rigorously enforcing the principles of equal protection and due process.” It he bears such a burden, shouldn’t they give him a chance to demonstrate that commitment in public hearings?

Perhaps because of criticism these groups received for similarly coming out against then-Judge, now Chief Justice, John Roberts before his confirmation hearings, they anticipate the charge that they’re rushing to judgment, “Mere assurances before or during a hearing are not enough.” Given that some of the statements Acheson uses against him are over twenty years old, it would seem fair to ask Judge Alito if his views have changed at all. But, these groups aren’t concerned with fairness when it comes to evaluating the record of a Republican judicial nominee.


12/12 Democrats

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 3:12 am - December 12, 2005.
Filed under: Bush-hatred

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the birth of the wing of the Democratic Party which now controls the party apparatus. And while the leaders of that wing do not speak for all Democrats, they have become the face (and voice) of the Democratic Party in President George W. Bush’s second term.

There is, however, a small group of Democrats who have bucked their party leadership. Las fall, some remained silent, while others openly supported the president’s reelection. One such Democrat is Tammy Bruce who, when addressing a gathering of the Wednesday Morning Club last month, called herself a 9/11 Democrat. Other such Democrats include former New York Mayor Ed Koch, former Georgia Senator Zell Miller, actor Ron Silver and blogger Roger Simon, who, in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, could no longer trust the Democratic Party with our national security.

The seminal event for the great majority of Democrats, at least those who favor the party’s chair Howard Dean, did not occur on September 11, 2001, but nearly nine months earlier, five years ago today, on December 12, 2000, when the US Supreme Court handed down Bush v. Gore, effectively ending the endless cycle of Democratic-generated recounts in the Sunshine State and deciding the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W. Bush. Even after a ballot review “conducted by a consortium of news organizations” found that Bush would have won had the Supreme Court not reversed the Florida Supreme Court’s order to recount certain ballots, many Democrats and their allies believe Republicans stole the election of 2000. As Donald Luskin put it on National Review Online, “that George W. Bush stole the 2000 election is the creation-myth of the Angry Left — it is an article of religious faith not to be questioned.

And with their belief that the then-Texas Governor stole the election, they have made opposition to him a focus of their every effort. By contrast, 9/11 Democrats started turning toward the GOP because the terrorist attacks that day made them increasingly concerned about national security. 12/12 Democrats turned irrationally against the GOP and its standard bearer, George W. Bush, because they felt the Supreme Court’s decision that day amounted to stealing the election.