Friday, November 7, 2008
Taking it to the Streets
(a bit late in the game)
Well, it seems actually having your constitutional rights eliminated gets us 'mos ticked off.
More protests tonight in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Laguna Beach, long Beach and Santa Barbara.
I wonder how many of these people really worked on No on 8 before the election. What good are these protests? I dunno. When I protested it seemed like it had an impact. They're going on all over the state of California.
From the comments: "I'm sorry, but what exactly is the point of all these protests? What is anyone expecting to happen because a bunch of angry gays are holding candlelight vigils? If the people at large had cared at all about gays, the measure would have failed in the first place. Also, just out of curiousity, but where were all these protests LAST week?"
From last night:
Police attacked a few stray protestors in Los Angeles, beating a few people among the estimated 7 arrested.
MSNBC article here.
Surprisingly, AOL, (whose majority of rightwing members predicted a McCain victory by a large majority) has an album of 80+ pics, very good coverage of the assaults, arrests and peaceful protests. there's also hundreds of anti-gay blather in the comments, as expected. These people keep spewing garbled religious clichés, forgetting that we're talking about government. Asshats.
It's rather amazing that only now is the media focusing on the potential illegality of a major church foisting its religious views on another state's constitution. Duh. This is illegal.
ANSWER, which has been completely MIA for years in war protests, has latched onto the momentum of Prop 8 protests. Frickin' socialists; always using gays only when it's expedient for them.
Singer Melissa Etheridge is making her statement quite clear: No Taxation Without Representation.