Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Family Research Council Praises Veto of Hawaii 'Civil Unions' Bill

The Family Research Council today praised Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle for her veto yesterday of a bill that would have created both same-sex and opposite-sex "civil unions."

"We thank Gov. Lingle for her veto, and for recognizing that 'civil unions' are 'essentially marriage by another name,'" said Peter Sprigg, Family Research Council's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies. "Society gives benefits to marriage because marriage gives benefits to society," Sprigg noted, "and there is simply no benefit from homosexual relationships that would justify society's official affirmation of them, whether under the term 'domestic partnerships,' 'civil unions,' or 'marriage.'"

"The creation of opposite-sex civil unions in this bill as an alternative to marriage just proves that the ultimate aim of this movement is the deconstruction of marriage as a unique social institution," added Sprigg.

Sprigg expressed agreement with Lingle's criticism of the last-minute revival of the bill that led to its passage in April. Gov. Lingle declared in her veto statement, "The legislative maneuvering that brought HB 444 to an 11th hour vote, on the final day of the session, via a suspension of the rules, after legislators led the public to believe that the bill was dead, was wrong and unfair to the public they represent."

Lingle declared that the ultimate decision on this issue should be made "by all the people of Hawaii behind the curtain of the voting booth." Hawaii was one of the first states to amend its constitution to address the issue of same-sex marriage, by taking the power to redefine marriage away from judges. "Now, ideally, Hawaiians should settle this issue through a constitutional amendment permanently reserving marriage and its benefits to the union of one man and one woman," Sprigg urged.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Can anyone say "1984"???

Obama Appointee Says Price Hikes by Broadband Providers 'Raise A Red Flag' for the FCC

( - Rich or poor, disabled or healthy, young or old – the Obama administration says every American should have access to high-speed Internet in their own homes, even if it costs American taxpayers billions of dollars to accomplish that goal. On Wednesday, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, an Obama appointee, frowned on recent price hikes by broadband providers, calling it an “ominous” sign at a time when the government hopes to give all Americans access to high-speed Internet in their homes.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Senate Democrats plan jobs talk, Thursday session despite storm

Awww, doesn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy that these guys are willing to brave the storm to save jobs... You hafta wonder if they all got on a conference call:

Pelosi to Reid: "Hmm, how are we going to make ourselves look good after we've wasted a whole year on this stupid health care bill that's ruining our chances of re-election?"

Reid: "And how the heck are we going to cram the cap and tax, uh, I mean Cap & Trade, bill through when we're having out of control cold weather? I mean, you and I know the climate change crap is bunk, but the smelly masses are starting to wake up, too."

The Rahm: You guys are idiots. It's the perfect storm out there. Show 'em how tough you are, brave the storm and go act like you're working on fixing the jobs problem.

Reid: What? We're not really trying to fix the job problem?

Pelosi: Are you sure it's safe to fly?

Frank: Wimps.

Rangel: I'm in. I'm going through spending withdrawals.

Pelosi: OK, OK. I was craving a White Russian and I'm out of vodka at the house, may as well take care of two cravings at the same time... Thursday work for everyone?

Reid: Uh, OK. But if we're not really trying to create some jobs what are we really doing guys?

The Rahm: Who elected this doof anyway?

Frank: Did someone say spend money????

A day without politicians in Washington is a day without out-of-control spending and ridiculous efforts to try and make themselves look good to the American voter (impossible, but it's fun to watch). Sadly, these guys are pushing the limits to try and look like they really care... which means on Thursday they'll be back to doing what they like to do best, spending our money. Do you think we should consider starting up a "Politicians Anonymous" for these out-of-control, spending addicted fools? Or maybe Political Power Anonymous? Whatcha want to bet that the next thing we see are won't-work bills with high-dollar price tags from this bunch???

Senate Democrats plan jobs talk, Thursday session despite storm
By J. Taylor Rushing
Senate Democratic leaders on Wednesday were planning to plow ahead with a session on Thursday despite a blizzard blanketing the Washington area. Read more: