Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Iran protests vs. "Fire Letterman" B.S.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:51 PM

First, two follow-ups to previous blogs:

You remember South Carolina GOP bigwig Rusty DePass who had to sort-of apologize after saying that an escaped gorilla was “probably one of Michelle [Obama]’s ancestors.” Now, the S.C. NAACP is saying DePass’ quasi-apology, which was in the usual politico vein of “I’m sorry if I offended anyone,” isn’t good enough. They want what they term “a proper apology.” They’re right, of course, but, well, good luck with that.

In the state General Assembly, the School Violence Prevention Act, also known as the “anti-bullying bill,” is headed to the House for a final vote. House Republican leader Skip Stam has been a leader of the fight against the bill which, he and other opponents claim, is a “Trojan Horse” that would lead to (gasp!) same-sex marriages in North Carolina. Yesterday, Stam won the Backward Imbecile Sweepstakes by declaring that — get this — same-sex parents are more dangerous than second-hand smoke. Stam didn’t make his award-winning statement in private, which would have been bad enough, but right there on the floor as part of a House committee meeting. Standing at the podium to speak at the time was Sen. Julia Boseman, the legislature’s only openly gay member, who happens to be involved in a child custody case right now.

Finally, here’s an interesting contrast, shown in two videos that say a lot about the state of political dialogue and activism in the United States versus that of the past few days in Iran (you may remember Iran from the “Axis of Evil” days):

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