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It is time to sanction gay marriage.   Gay marriage is different from civil unions. Gay marriage means much more.  Someone who is gay, who can now be married for life is finally an equal citizen.  Without that certainty the rest of  their rights are meaningless….

“Oh, we’ve got nothing against gays!.  You are equal to the rest of us, except, snicker, snicker, when YOU marry, we will give it a lower second class status and call it a civil union.”

Until Gay Marriage is made legal gays are only second class citizens….

It is interesting that very conservative parents of gay children, see it with open eyes… “Yeah, why can’t they get married?” Senator Portman who was flirted with as Romney’s running mate, and the odious Dick Cheney are both in favor of gay marriage. They credit their openness to learning from their children… every parent wants their child to be happy.

As a nation we’ve been here before.  Blacks were given freedom by the Federal government, but local governments who disagreed, would not allow them to marry whites.  Obviously the signal being sent was no, they weren’t equal after all.  Mexicans in the West, legal and forced to be accepted so by whites, had to deal with local laws disallowing mixed marriages… After all, they “really” weren’t equal, not even close?.”  American Indians, even though there were many interracial lifelong monogamous sexual unions during the exploration of our frontier, those unions were banned by laws intent on maintaining the purity of the Caucasian race, “Indians, equal with the white man?  Get real!”…

All these laws have fallen away, shredded by common sense and common decency.  It it easy to label a group with which we have no connection, as a “they” and say “they” are different, allowing it to be “ok” to treat “them” with disdain……

It is when “they” become part of “us” and we finally realize that treating “them” with disrespect is exactly the same as “us” being disrespectfully treated; we certainly would find that to be unfair. …

It is upon that realization, that discrimination against them…  finally becomes unfair….

Our Constitution and Declaration of Independence are pretty clear…   all humans are equal at birth… and once we widen our perception of what is human, we are forced by our beliefs to accept them into our family as well….

Hard as it was for the South, we finally accepted that slaves were human beings, and therefore agreed they should be afforded the same protection as their owners….

Hard as it was for mankind, we finally accepted that women were human too, and therefore agreed they should be afforded the same protection as their “owners”….

We later had to revisit the treatment of those whose ancestry derived out of our former African slaves, even to the point of guaranteeing them by law, actually making it punishable to treat them with disrespect, in order to drive home this point to Southerners, that…. all people are created equal….

Any baby born within our borders becomes a citizen.  Whether its parents are or not… They were born here; they are equal to the rest of us…  We allow any baby to grow up and marry any other baby who grew up here, unless they are gay.

The overwhelmingly majority of our culture has recently come to the realization that people who are gay, are created that way. They can change it no more easily than one can molt the color of  their skin, or alter the slant of their eyes, or raise or lower their cheek bones…  That is how God makes them…..

For anyone to vote no against Gay marriage in Delaware’s General Assembly, they will have to first  imagine themselves in a Twilight world, one where genes gave dominance to gays, and heterosexuals occurred rather rarely… Being one of those heterosexuals, who had deeply fallen in love with someone of another gender, would you, a Delaware Representative, settle for only having  civil unions for you and your heterosexual spouse, when all the gays around you were getting married and raising families?

Their gay clergy would spout:   “Oh, you are one of those… We can’t let you marry….”

If you  CAN’T  IN  GOOD  CONSCIOUS  agree that you yourself should be discriminated against because you happen to be heterosexual in a gay world, something you were born with and couldn’t change, then you cannot vote AGAINST gay marriage when it comes up for a vote with any good conscious.

Voting against gay marriage, carries the same moral price as did the voting against the freeing of slaves, as did the voting against allowing women to vote, as did the voting against letting blacks finally be allowed to succeed….

Now, since all of those are so much woven into the fabric of our society, we forget today that back then there were people who actually argued vociferously against allowing these citizens to become  equal members of our society… it was just like people argue against gay marriage today.

They arguing were wrong then.  Those same people doing it to gays, are wrong now….

Settling for Civil Unions instead of marriage is a slap in the face.  It has only one point and that it to say:  “Oh, you aren’t as good as us, and never will be.”

Each time in our nation’s past, it took the will of strong people to overcome the strong wills of weak people…. Delaware needs to allow gay marriage, simply because not doing so is the morally wrong thing to do….  Those crying against it with self thought-up platitudes, will come around eventually after the deal is done and the battle is over…

They have to!… One can only argue against what is right, … for so long.

In the bi-partisan Senate(sic) negotiations broke down today on figuring out how to accomplish background checks for hand held weapons…. By an overwhelming majority, Americans support the notion that every gun be registered to a single owner, and if a crime occurs, that owner can be charged with a conspiracy to that crime, provided he had not reported that weapon stolen….

A reader has brought up the major fear all gun owners have on getting their guns registered.  They hide behind the Constitutionality that registering guns with the Government, is the first step to confiscation.   This is not their real reason.

Their guns are illegal.  Not to them, But at some point in the past, they bought a gun in a shady private deal that did not require a background check, and the possibility lurks that their weapon they’ve had for years, probably in all fairness, was actually the stolen property of another gun owner….and with a registry, that fact will be found out.!!!

As soon as a registry goes into effect, computers will begin matching the numbers….

And, it is not these law abiding gun owner’s fault.  They performed their transactions legally, and the seller of the weapon probably in good faith, performed the transaction legally…. But with the ability to trace weapons, a gun registered in 2013 can be  found to have been stolen in 1989…..

Obviously this is a real fear.  I think all of us would feel the same.  I know I would.  Likewise, for us to move forward in taking effective action to prevent future tragedies like Newtown, we need to solve this issue.

The reality is that these once-stolen guns, are now in new homes, and those new owners are law abiding citizens… Without a registering of firearms, this criminality, possession of stolen merchandise, would never have been determined…

So by declaring no one will be prosecuted for having stolen merchandise, would go a long way to make sure fixing one injustice, does not create another…

We need amnesty against any legal action taken to retrieve ownership of a long lost gun. In most cases a statue of limitations would be long in effect, but we need a blanket Federal amnesty protection given priority over state an local laws on criminal prosecution….

We need this amnesty because we need universal background checks.

That accountability is key to holding criminals responsible..  As we go forward into the future, we will  need that clear accountability to control which guns confiscated from criminal belong to law abiding citizens who can then get return of their stolen possession, and which guns confiscated can lead us to more criminals who are using the current holes in our system to funnel guns to 7-11 and convenience store robbers….

We need oversight and accountability to accomplish this….

And putting law abiding citizens at risk for crimes of the past of which they were unaware,  gets in our way of doing what an overwhelming number of Americans want….  closing the ability of criminals to get possession of guns…..

I think tacking amnesty for gun owners covering any issues a gun registry may illuminate,  needs to be in any gun legislation bill put forward….  It is no different from granting immunity, which across this nation prosecutors do every single day……..

So let’s get it done.

Public or Private?  Gee, No One Knows!

Today inside the Senate a vote was taken on Bob Marshall’s bill that requires the General Assembly’s approval if the Port of Wilmington gets sold to Kinder-Morgan. The deal has caused considerably concern because it has been shrouded in secrecy. No one knows of any of its details. Someone may make billions off of this, so it is important that people look over the arrangement to see who or who isn’t hurt by this major public to private transfer…..

ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE DIAMOND STATE PORT CORPORATION.
Synopsis: This act would require the Diamond State Port Corporation to obtain the approval of a majority of both Houses of the General Assembly and the Governor, through the passage of legislation, before entering into any agreement or transaction whereby the Corporation would transfer, sell, privatize, or lease all or substantially all of the Port of Wilmington to a single entity, or to a related group of entities.

Here are the cosponsors of the Bill.

Sens. Henry McDowell, Blevins, Townsend, & Reps. Keeley, Mulrooney , Brady, J.Johnson, Osienski

The bill passed with 11 votes yea and 9 votes nay, and one vote not cast. It was released out of committee on the same day with 2 favorables, 3 on the merits, and 1 unfavorable…

Unfortunately it was not an unanimous vote…

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2012 is a record breaking year.. We guessed because the ice melt was the largest ever recorded, and broke the old record a month before the melting season ended. Right now, summer in the other half of the world, is breaking records in Australia. They even had to put a new color on the temperature chart to show temperatures over 50 degrees C…..

If you look at this global temperature list, and add 2012 to the top,(the authors have not already), you see a point I’ll drive home.

Out of the eleven hottest years ever recorded, ten have occurred since 2001…. Which means only one of the top ten hottest years, 1998, was not in the past decade…

Here is the scary part. A 3 degree rise, was deemed to be cataclysmic. The US rose 1 degree last year…. As the chart shows, up till now, rises were in the tenths of a degree.

2012 just blew everything right out of the water.

And as mentioned last summer a tongue of ice cold Labrador current penetrated the Gulf Stream, and almost turned it away from Europe; wow, that would really change things over there

And you know who is to blame? People in the Caesar Rodney Institute who said global warming was a hoax, and the Republican party of the United States of America, who prevented all proper actions that could have minimized the extent, from seeing the light of day…

So be nice. The next time someone says they are a Republican? Say: “Oh, gee thanks again for ruining the world.”

I’m sure it will make their day….

Just heard from Ohio… As expected, because it actually happened in 2004,  weird stuff is going on in Ohio’s elections… The voting machine companies  went to democratic districts of metropolitan Cleveland and Columbus,  whose vote totals amount to 4,041,056 registered voters…. and installed mysterious software patches.

Solid Republican districts had no such visits.   These machines have been in place for months.  Why now?

Here is how voting fraud works.  One it has to be believable.  Two, it has to be subtle.  Three, it has to be untraceable.   Videos are available on how machines can be tampered with… Every video, including one by Princeton University, says beware of software patches being applied just before election.

Well, software patches are being applied just before the election.

Why not do it earlier?   Because of error.  If Romney was winning by 5 points in the polls, and you set the calculations too low, if Obama was head by 2 or 3, you would be to low.   If Obama is ahead by 5 pts, and you set to subtract 6 from Obama and give to Romney, you will have a very close election, to the wire, but with a 1% advantage for Romney….

In other words, you have to know the probable spread, before you tamper….  No doubt in 2008, the last minute wave for Obama still carried him in some districts over McCain, even though the machines were flawed.  No one ever bothered to check because the turnout for Obama was at records higher than the voting machine adjusters dreamed was possible….

Bottom line,   something very fishy is going on.    An early morning sample run on each machine can be done with both parties watching…   Fake 100 votes, and verify the total.  Then erase and begin anew if the machine adds votes exactly like it was programed.  One switched vote out of 1oo could throw the election…..

Good luck, Ohio…   Wear your guns to the polls…  lol..

Notes:  From the contract between Ohio Secretaries Office and the vendors in charge of machines….

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With Sandy’s approach, words of warning went out to all campaigns.. Get your big signs down for the storm.  Feel free to put them up after the storm blows by.  Everyone got an email.

Democrats were in full force, and in New Castle County, not one Democratic sign was left standing…  By noon all  were stored for safe keeping…

There were no libertarian candidate’s signs.  As dedicated citizens, the libertarian team scoured the county and by noon, their signs were all stored for save keeping.

The one Jill Stein sign I’d seen, was gone.  Secured by the Green Party….

In fact the only signs up as darkness approached,  were those of Alex Pires, which is understandable,  it being a one man operation, and those of the Republican line up, which apparently has even fewer supporters.

It looks like Kansas,  at intersections now, with only Republicans contesting a one man operation….

If the Green Party and Libertarian party can mobilize faster than the Republican, it is time to stop calling the Republican Party a “major” party.

Even the Wizard of Oz had more going for it than today’s Delaware Republicans, who with their daily bumbles are rapidly creating a new definition of the English word pathetic.

This is about the 19th Senate.. Brian Pettyjohn is on the ballot as opposed to being a write in. I’m glad this choice was made. If there are any costs involved in resetting the ballots I’m sure the Republican Party will be delighted to pay.

Often in elections we get too focused. Most of us have a preference one way or another. Just like sometimes we get excited in football when an opposing player gets injured and can’t play, that same feeling carries over into politics too.

We forget it is about the people. Just like we forget it is about the game of football, we lose focus….

This decision is being hailed as a partisan one by Pettyjohn’s supporters. I doubt that because I know the election office takes great pride in being non partisan. That is what they are and do. Second, I know the head officer although officially uncommitted, leans toward the same party as filed the petition. She knew that if she’d made such an exception, there would be far more of a taint than if she followed the rules.

The rules say the ballot was closed. Courts are allow to rearrange the rules, which is exactly why we have them. Not everything fits inside a nice neat little box. Sometimes like when a 3rd grader gets expelled for having his grandmother thoughtfully send a knife to cut the cake she baked for his class, we need real human being to decide if and when exceptions should be made, and if so, how to do it and still keep the law intact….

No one, especially any Republican, should fault Ms Manlove for following the rules. It was really the only ethical choice she had.

The voters in the Senate 19 now have a clear choice without any shenanigans to get in the way. It would be tough for Ms. Hovington to serve her district, if that right to do so was always under a cloud….

Confusion is the enemy of all. The court fortunately made the right decision … Which is why, and many of you may not know this, is exactly why Delaware is considered to have the best court system in the United States of America.

(If any outside state’s attorney wants to challenge me on this, I’ll accept that challenge, AFTER you pass our bar with a score 160 or higher.. .)..

Google this Bitches…. Who is Daniel Henninger?   He writes for the Wall Street Journal.    He castigated Democrats and particularly the Obama Team for calling out Romney/ Ryan as a liar….

Which is exactly the defense every defense attorney takes…... WHEN THEIR CLIENT IS GUILTY OF THE CHARGE BEING  MADE…..

David Henniger’s actions,  in the eyes of most courtroom watchers, can be seen as proof that he knows,  … Romney is a mo**fokin liar.  He knows.    Here is what he wrote.

“Liar” is a potent and ugly word with a sleazy political pedigree. But “liar” is not being deployed only by party attack dogs or the Daily Kos comment queue. Mitt Romney is being called a “liar” by officials at the top of the Obama re-election campaign. Speaking the day after the debate in the press cabin of Air Force One, top Obama adviser David Plouffe said, “We thought it was important to let people know that someone who would lie to 50 million Americans, you should have some questions about whether that person should sit in the Oval Office.”

Exactly as would a mob employed defensive attorney …..  David Henniger states:  “Explicitly calling someone a “liar” is—or used to be—a serious and rare charge, in or out of politics. It’s a loaded word. It crosses a line. “Liar” suggests bad faith and conscious duplicity—a total, cynical falsity.”

C’mon David.  You know he’s guilty, don’t you?

You know how we know?  BECAUSE NO WHERE IN YOUR PIECE DO YOU ADDRESS THE LIES MADE BY ROMNEY AND RYAN!!!!

Obviously you DO know he is guilty…..  Bite your tongue.  Your actions have already outed you…..

Example:   “I am against abortion/ I am for abortion. ”  Uhhh. one of those has to be  lie.

Example:  ” I am cutting taxes for the upper class/ I am not cutting taxes for the upper class.”  Uhhh, one of those has to be a lie.

Example:  ” I will not do what Obama did in Syria/ I would do the same thing Obama has done in Syria.”  “Uhh, one of those has to be a lie.

Example:  “I would not withdraw forces from Afghanistan in 2014/ I would stick to the timetable and withdraw forces from Afghanistan in 2014.”   Uhh, one of those has to be  lie.

Example:  “I would remove all  the abomination of Obamacare on day one/ I would keep a lot of the good parts of Obamacare when I take office.”  Uhh, one of those has to be a lie….

So,  Daniel Henniger.  What is it one calls you, who defends a person who lies so much that he wipes 5 Hour Energy Drink stocks off the shelves?  …Just so fact checkers can keep up with him?

Do we call YOU, Daniel Henniger, a liar?  Do we call you Goebbles?  Do we call you Lord Ha Ha?  Do we call you Tokyo Rose?  Do we call you the Red Army of Misinformation?  Do we call you Baghdad Bob?  Do we call you Kim Il Sung?

All these fit.  We certainly can’t call you an unbiased journalist…..  We can’t even call you a biased journalist.  Because you overlook lies.  At best you are a propagandist.  A marketer. A person with a hidden agenda.  And so we, cant trust you.  Sorry, but you have lost your credibility…  I’m not being mean.  I’m just being rational.

I’m sure, those  paying your salary, will continue to do so until you begin to also cost them credibility…. Which is about to begin …. right now.

The Wall Street Journal not only employees Daniel Henniger, but it also employees another propagandist who double teams the same story:  That mo**fokin’ liar’s name is….  James Taranto.   He also pursues the mob defense lawyer approach.  Attack the liars but ignore the lies….  Which is rather hard to do in this case.  Because when you strip Romney/Ryan down, all you have are lies….

Their whole campaign is lies, packaged for those who believe in anything that gets told to them.

Do they tell you that Obama has created 5.3 million new private sector jobs?  At a higher rate than Ronald Reagan did?   What no?  They don’t say that?  Are you serious?  They call themselves journalists?

Do they tell you that Republican Tea Partiers have cut 600,000 jobs in the last two years?  Imagine if we had those jobs on top of the 5.3 million private sector jobs the Obama team has made?  What no?  They don’t say that?  Are you serious? They call themselves journalists?

Do they tell you that Republican Policies including their recession are 99% of the deficit we currently are borrowing to pay?  What no?  They don’t say that?  Are you serious? They call themselves journalists?

Of course they are not journalists.  They work for the Wall Street Journal, which as one and only one motto.  Push policies that make Rupert Murdoch wealthier.  Period.

So if you can’t trust the Wall Street Journal for presidential news, what makes you think you can trust it on anything else.  If  your spouse lies to you about working and she is in bed with your best friend, and you find out, can you trust her that the hamburger she cooked in your fridge is still safe to eat?  Can you trust that the knife she keeps under your bed for intruders, won’t at some expeditious moment, be used on you?

Are the Wall Street Journal’s stock tips, being stated to guide your investment portfolios to greater wealth?  Or… did the entities that run the Wall Street Journal, just use those stories to drive up those stocks THEY purchased the day before?

The Wall Street Journal at one time, was considered credible.  It isn’t anymore.  The entire structure of that organization from the top down, is politicized.   They don’t want you to make up your own mind.  They want to tell you what to do.

Daniel Henniger has destroyed all credibility the Wall Street Journal once had…  And I am in no way partisan.   I’m just a courtroom observor who has seen it all before.

There is no difference between the actions of today’s Wall Street Journal, and the mob that existed in the Seventies, so ably protrayed in the Godfather Episodes One, Two, and Three …..

So, Google this Bitches…..

Politico is reporting that the titians of industry are lining up to parade through Washington in support of higher taxes. They know that higher taxes create stability, and right now, the lack of stability is disrupting the economy.

A. The reason taxes are low, is because of Republicans (Tea Party).
B. Democrats tried to raise taxes in 2010, but Republicans stopped it in the Senate.

Politico even comments that… where as one would expect the titians of industry to support low taxes, they don’t. Low taxes cause growth to stalemate and die. Higher tax rates actually create stability. Politico reports that their “aim is simple: Get a big budget deal that provides stability for investors by eliminating the threats of government shutdowns, credit-rating downgrades, debt ceiling disasters and wide fluctuations in spending and tax policy”.

Everything this Republican House has caused. government shutdowns; credit rating downgrades, debt ceiling disasters, and wild fluctuating in spending and tax policy, everything Republicans have stood up for, IS VERY BAD FOR THE ECONOMY.

And so they are lining up to parade through Washington…. to? As Politico puts it… they are lining up to: offer Republicans cover from backlash from tea party supporters and anti-tax advocates if they sign on to anything that includes increased revenue.

Yep. Low taxes are bad for the economy. High taxes are good. The big whigs are going to provide “cover” (ie. campaign dollars) to squelch the wrongness of the Tea Party and nuts like Grover Norquist.

Why?

Because kavips was right. Higher taxes will explode economic growth and you had better have both hands free to scoop up the prosperity. It will be like a rushing mountain stream tumbling into a desert.

We all know it is true. It’s been true ever since we’ve been born….

When the Allies began their assault on Fortress Europe, Eisenhower laid out the groundwork for all to see including the enemy. There would be no settlement of the conflict other than unconditional surrender.  It was acknowledged that completely wiping out Germany was our objective, and therefore any means necessary to do so, would be employed.

It also communicated to the Germans that once we began overpowering them, that they were eventually going to lose.

It is with that same foresight and passion that we must assail the biggest enemy America has faced since.  The Republican Tax Cuts.  These have crippled a nation once so economically strong it was going to pay off its entire debt by 2008.  These cuts have destroyed an entire class of people, the middle class, who now are scrambling to figure not just how to live well, but how to survive retirement until their death. Meanwhile, copious amounts of the middle class monies have been sucked up by the giant vacuum cleaners of insurance companies, medical billing companies, gas stations and utilities, all funneling into the pockets of 1% of our citizens.  The 99% are left with nothing.

The Republicans are in disarray.  Laura Ingram is calling for Mitt Romney to start swinging. Rush Limbaugh is yelling for Mitt Romney to get up off the mat.  Bill O’Reilly is screaming for Mitt to start punching.  Sean Hannity is foaming at the mouth for Romney to start hitting Obama.. It reminds you exactly of what happens in a ring, when one of the boxers begins to get groggy from getting hit too much, and at that point, you can tell it is just a matter of time.

Do not relax and wait for a split decision.  Now is the time to go in for the kill.  Left, left, left, stomach, right, left, stomach, left, left, right, right, right, and with every hit, remember every family that has lost its bread winner, with every hit, remember every family that has lost its house, with every hit, remember every family whose pension got stolen by corporate America, with ever hit, remember every tax dollar not paid by the obnoxiously wealthy, with every hit, remember it is what brings America back up off its knees.

All democrats are responsible.  This is not a battle between two candidates.  It is a battle for the soul of America.  On one hand you have all that is good:  hard work, family, health, retirement, owning ones own home, self respect, honor, and integrity, and on the other side, you have people who think they have the God given right to make themselves rich off your hard work and pay you nothing for your efforts.

It is a war between mankind, and bacteria.  Up to now the bacteria was winning.

Here is what every Democrat needs to do up to November 6… Whoever, wherever, however, whatever, whenever one of these infectious Republicans opens their mouth, you respond with these five words.

I’m…… sorry….. That’s …… Not…….. True……..

National Healthcare is unconstitutional and must be repealed/ I’m sorry, that’s not true.

We need to cut taxes, cutting taxes creates jobs/  I’m sorry, that is not true.

We need to nuke Iran today, not one city, the entire country/  I’m sorry, that is not true.

We need to invade Syria right now/  I’m sorry, that is not true.

We need to eliminate Social Security to balance the budget/  I’m sorry that is not true.

The Republicans have a working budget; the Democrats won’t pass it/  I’m sorry that is not true.

The Republicans worship God; the Democrats worship Satan/  I’m sorry, that is not true.

The Republicans could fix America if it just weren’t for Democrats/ I’m sorry, that is not true.

If billionaires pay one penny more in taxes, the entire solar system will explode/  I”m sorry, that is not true.

Grover Norquist came from God, he is not mortal/  I’m sorry, that is not true.

Giving poor people the right to healthcare is un-American/  I’m sorry, that is not true.

The only reason we have unemployment is because people are too lazy to work/ I’m sorry, that is not true.

As long as there is one Burger King job unfilled, there should be no unemployment insurance/ I’m sorry, that is not true.

I’m sick of people doing nothing and getting welfare, while billionaires do nothing and pay no taxes/  I’m sorry, that is not true.

That was fun, but you get the point.  Whether around the water cooler, at a bar, on the bus, in the church basement, with the old man, on Rick Jensens talk show, ……. it is time to stop the lying.   and when you do, others around you will say you are exactly right, and pile on that republican so he won’t know what to say next.

As Americans it is our duty to swear that, as citizens of the United States of America, it is our duty to keep up the fight until we get unconditional surrender in November….

Unconditional Surrender in November.