...And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Monday, June 05, 2006

The Gospel According to Mr. Bush: Bush makes it really clear he doesn't like gays. Again.

The 2,000+ casualties of the Iraq "War" and the lack of any kind of WMDs, plus that nasty little wiretapping shenanigan, be damned. Bush just wants you to know he doesn't fuckin' like the gay people.

Yes, despite all of the major things he's fucking up with our country at present, Bush's top priority is still to make sure that two people who love each other can't get married. For, like, no reason. Well, okay, he gives a reason, but it reads like bullshit and sounds worse when he actually says it:

"Our policies should aim to strengthen families, not undermine them. And changing the definition of marriage would undermine the family structure," he said earlier today at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. He also says that he wants to put the issue of marriage "back where it belongs: in the hands of the American people."

Riiiight. Okay, first of all, there is no way the family structure is undermined unless the family is being ill-treated or is lacking in resources. Basically, Bush is saying that a family in which two daddies raise a little boy or in which two mommies raise a little girl will fall apart because apparently homosexuals are incompetent and lack TLC. If that's his sole argument--and also that whole treacly moral thing, on which he's so skewed it's almost disgusting--I can point out a number of families with opposite-sex partners in which the relationship or situation is failing or devolving.

And how exactly is he putting the situation back into the hands of the American people? Regardless of public opinion--and, unfortunately, despite decline in opposition, the majority of Americans are still opposed to same-sex marriage--the government is still deciding on this situation.

Also, I've got a bone to pick with democrats. Take this nugget of wisdom from Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada:

"The reason for this debate is to divide our society, to pit one against another. This is another one of the president's efforts to frighten, to distort, to distract, and to confuse America. It is this administration's way of avoiding the tough, real problems that American citizens are confronted with each and every day."

Okay, that's all well and good; I definitely agree with his point. But the fact of the matter is, Reid does not approve of gay marriage, and is still voting for it...assumedly just because Bush is against it, and because he rightly believes that it's a distraction for the American people, regardless of his own moral barometer.

That's the problem with our government. The parties are so opposed to each other that they'll go separate ways on almost every issue...regardless of whether or not they believe in it.


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