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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-04-25 08:01
Subject: On behalf of the people and state of Oregon, I apologize
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Tags:politics
State Representative Dennis Richardson, an Oregon Republican, has this to say:

This past week has been like no other. On Monday the world witnessed the tragedy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. On Tuesday Oregon witnessed the passage of Domestic Benefits for same-sex couples (HB 2007) and Civil Rights based on sexual orientation.


Are you still proud of your Republican party?
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Leslie Claire Walker: Got Grenades?
User: lesliewalker
Date: 2007-04-25 15:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Got Grenades?
Oh, for fuck's sake.

I've always wondered why these people use that tired old reasoning re: "imposing their lifestyles and views." They could just come out and say they may now actually *see* said lifestyles in action more often, just like everyone else's lifestyles. The fact that this might lead to the acknowledgement of GLBT folks as actual human beings must be the scariest thing in the world.

(On today's episode of What the Hell is Wrong with Dennis Richardson and His Ilk . . . . )
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Brian Dolton
User: tchernabyelo
Date: 2007-04-25 15:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, that's low.

I am moer than cynical enough to be rarely surprised by politicians, but that's low.
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David Moles
User: scarypudding
Date: 2007-04-25 15:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What, no partial-birth bright side?
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Keffy
User: kehrli
Date: 2007-04-25 15:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
...

At least Oregon DID pass some domestic benefits for gay couples. I'm glad that he is reduced to ridiculous and offensive pot-shots on the subject because he didn't get his way.
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Jeremy Tolbert
User: the_flea_king
Date: 2007-04-25 15:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I bet he twirled his mustache when he said that.
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flannelberry
User: flannelberry
Date: 2007-04-25 15:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Does hell in a hand basket mean anything to anyone? I can't believe these people run the country - and were (sort of) voted in to do so.
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S-47/19-J
User: shsilver
Date: 2007-04-25 16:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
How did he miss Alberto Gonzales's masterful defense in front of the Senate?
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2007-04-25 16:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's hard, being a Republican.

*eyerolling*
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-04-25 16:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Eh, it's pretty much me being snarky. I don't seriously expect to be able to reason with people who think this way, because they're prima facie unreasonable -- Richardson's position doesn't arise from any rationally defensible premise of political philosophy, social responsibility or moral calculus in the first place.

Note that I am NOT saying this about conservatism in general, but about the currently prevailing strain of Republican thought -- which has abandoned its pre-Reagan conservative principles wholesale, has very consciously sacrificed the public good in the name of privatization, and pays homage to a particularly narrow-minded form of cafeteria Christianity.

So I mock for the sake of mockery, to shed some daylight on what passes for acceptable in much of American politics. I don't expect to change anyone's mind with these posts, but they make me feel better, and they help me laugh at people who otherwise tempt me to inchoate rage. Which quite frankly is an even worse response on my part that poking with sticks.
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2007-04-25 17:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Having not read any of the other comments, I'll just say I'm damn proud of Oregon.
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Arrow In A Stream
User: jabber
Date: 2007-04-25 18:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Now is not the time to politicize politics.
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User: polkabeast
Date: 2007-04-25 18:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Witch King of Angmar
Wow, this brings new meaning to the term "parallelism."

My band played in Portland this summer at Amnesia Brewery. First time in Oregon for me.

I absolutely loved it.
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User: ederickson
Date: 2007-04-26 00:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
More intelligent people should go into politics.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2007-04-26 02:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, *both* BlueOregon and Loaded Orygun are aiming for Richardson. Loaded Orygun led the charge yesterday, with updates today, and BlueOregon is on it today.

Now if you *really* want snark, check either of those sites out.
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juliabk: Franklin Says
User: juliabk
Date: 2007-04-26 03:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Franklin Says
Oh.

Well.

Congratulations to Oregon for rational legislation!

My sympathies for having a blithering idiot in office.
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