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Log Cabin: Sally Field Republicans

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 6:19 pm - July 11, 2007.
Filed under: Blogging,Gay Politics,Log Cabin Republicans

As Log Cabin prepares for its Capital Celebration in Washington, D.C. tomorrow, I’m reminded of Hollywood’s annual celebration back in 1985 when Sally Field won her second Oscar for Places in the Heart. Upon receiving the statuette, she uttered her memorable phrase, “You like me, right now, you like me.

For the past four years at least, it seems that everything Log Cabin does is so their leadership can repeat that talented actress’s memorable (and often-misquoted) phrase when describing how the national gay groups feel about them. Whenever I scan the press releases on their very user-unfriendly website, it seems the issues that matter to them differ little (if at all) from those left-of-center organizations.

While many conservatives and libertarians (including a good number of gay people) oppose Hate Crimes laws and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Log Cabin joined the gay groups in praising introduction of such bills in the House (ENDA) and the Senate (Hate Crimes).

Lost is the notion about federalizing issues best handled at the state level, particularly criminal law. No, it just seems that Log Cabin has let the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) define its agenda for it. Instead of coming up with a conservative/libertarian agenda on gay issues, Log Cabin’s leadership seems intent on gaining the affection of the leaders of the left-leaning and liberal gay groups.

Log Cabin could use its position as the only ostensibly right-of–center gay group in Washington to challenge those groups’ left-wing orthodoxy — and to promote a discussion and even debate on the best means to address gay concerns, but it is more comforting to hear your erstwhile adversaries telling you that they like you, they really like you.

And to hear such pleasant words, they have forfeited the opportunity to offer a unique, a conservative, perspective, on issues of concern to our community.

We should be grateful thus for the opportunities that blogging affords.

My Lai Haditha: Oops. Never Mind.

The government’s case against a Marine accused of fatally shooting Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha lacks sufficient evidence to go to a court-martial and should be dropped, a hearing officer determined. The murder charges were brought against Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt for killing three Iraqi brothers in November 2005.

The hearing officer, Lt. Col. Paul Ware, wrote in a report released by the defense Tuesday that those charges were based on unreliable witness accounts, insupportable forensic evidence and questionable legal theories. He also wrote that the case could have dangerous consequences on the battlefield, where soldiers might hesitate during critical moments when facing an enemy.

“The government version is unsupported by independent evidence,” Ware wrote in the 18-page report. “To believe the government version of facts is to disregard clear and convincing evidence to the contrary.” (Associated Press)

Any minute now we’ll hear from such fossilized leftist nutjobs reliving their ‘glory days’ like John Murtha, who sold his soul and betrayed the uniform he once wore for political gain, along with the MSM folks so eager to stick it to Bush regardless of such things as ohhhh “due process” and “innocent until proven guilty”. Yep, they’ll all be lining up and rushing to humbly apologize for slandering these Marines in just a few. Wait for it. It can’t be long now…

(More on this can be found at Gateway Pundit)

— John (Average Gay Joe)

UPDATE: In yet another example of military hatred by leftist nutjobs, Ace of Spades posts about the cover-up in the MSM on the real motive behind the attempted murder of U.S.A.F. Airman Jonathan Schrieken by an antiwar freak — on the 4th of July no less! Now that’s speaking ‘truth’ to power Tarentino-style.

UPDATE FROM GP: A reminder of John Murtha’s “cold blooded” attack on our US Marines.

UPDATE (from GPW): Bruce Kesler at Democracy Project has been doing a good job following this story, so I highly recommend his latest post on the topic. He suggests the coverage of the issue is of a piece of the media’s coverage of the surge:

Our foes quite openly and explicitly recognize their only hope of winning is in Washington, and they are encouraged by our politicians and media who weaken our efforts and resolve. The premature rush to abandon the “surge,” only fully manned for a few weeks and showing results, is more than irresponsible. It is despicable. Indeed, it’s incredible, so implausible as to elicit disbelief, but it’s happening, and cheers can be heard from our foes in Iraq and elsewhere.

Now just read the whole thing and make sure to follow the links.