Showing posts with label California. Show all posts
Showing posts with label California. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Legalization Of Marijuana Most Popular Question for Obama

On "Your Interview With The President," the YouTube site that has been set up for a live stream of President Barack Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address plus questions posed to Mr. Obama by YouTube participants, the number one question appears to be regarding the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana by the federal government. I doubt very much if President Barack Obama, as liberal as he is, would stoop so low on the liberal ladder as to legalize marijuana.

It is a bit disturbing that the most popular question on the YouTube site, "Your Interview With The President" is focused on the issue of legalizing marijuana, rather than on the more pressing issues of the day, such as the loss, and lack, of jobs, the economy, and America's national security. I trust and hope that YouTube is not an indication of the views of most Americans. I personally voted, along with the majority of Californians, against the legalization of marijuana when it appeared on the 2010 ballot. Even though the crime factor is a serious issue when it comes to street drugs, legalizing marijuana is not the answer.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mayor Villaraigosa Vows To Put Prop. 8 Back on California Ballot

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in speaking about California's controversial Gay Marriage Proposition 8, vowed on Sunday, June 14, ""to put this issue back on the ballot." 1

If Mayor Villaraigosa succeeds, this would be the third time that Californians have been coerced into voting for Gay Marriage, when they have already made it clear that they are not in favor of two men, or two women, being called husband and wife.

By the way, Mayor Villaraigosa is a Roman Catholic, who, if you recall, was recently involved in a personal public scandal (cheating on his wife). It would be nice if Mayor Villaraigosa would set a better role model for young Latino men in the Los Angeles area, who look up to him as their Mayor.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

California Supreme Court Finally Gets It Right (Almost) About Same-Sex Marriage and Prop 8: Gay Marriage No Longer Legal

The California Supreme Court finally got it almost right on Tuesday, May 26. Same-sex (aka gay) marriage is now illegal in the State of California.

Why shouldn't it be? California voters voted twice on this issue and made it clear that they didn't want same-sex marriage to be legal in California, but the liberal court system did not want to believe this truth. So it is good news that the California Supreme Court finally gets it.

The other side of the issue, though, is that the 18,000 same-sex couples who were already married prior to November 0f 2008, when the California Supreme Court was ignoring the wishes of California voters, will remain married! This seems odd, because how can same-sex marriage be legal for some gay couples, and illegal for the rest?

The California Supreme Court should have declared all same-sex marriages performed in November of 2008 to be illegal also, since the very legality of a California Supreme Court judge declaring that he has more authority than California voters is unethical, and maybe even illegal in itself.

An interesting sidebar to all of this is that prior to the Proposition 8 election, an ad was aired repeatedly by gay activists on Los Angeles television stations, declaring that gay couples have no rights in California, and that denying gay couples these rights was equal to denying rights to Jews in Nazi Germany's holocaust during WWII.

The fact of the matter is that even during the airing of those ads, full rights to same-sex couples were already in force, guaranteed by law in the state of California. The conservative rebuttal to Proposition 8 even mentioned the exact numbering of the law in my Official Voters' Guide.

So this was a downright lie on the part of gay activists, intent on deceiving the public at large. Fortunately, though, this deceptive tactic didn't work, because California voters still voted against gay marriage.

In this morning's Los Angeles Times   (May 27) article, the truth has finally come out about this advertising deception:

"'Proposition 8 merely 'carves out a narrow and limited exception' to the state constitutional protection gays and lesbians now receive, Chief Justice Ronald M. George wrote for the majority.'"

"The court majority said same-sex couples would continue to have the right to choose life partners and enter into 'committed, officially recognized and protected family relationships' that enjoy all the benefits of marriage under the state's domestic partnership law."

"'Like opposite-sex couples, same-sex couples enjoy this protection not as a matter of legislative grace, but of constitutional right,' George wrote."

"UC Berkeley constitutional law professor Goodwin Liu said the ruling shows "the court continues to be very deferential to the processes of direct democracy in California."

In spite of the above quotes regarding the legal rights of same-sex couples in California, an Associate Justice disagrees:

"In a separate, concurring opinion, Associate Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar noted some rights married couples have that domestic partners do not, and suggested that the state now has the duty 'to eliminate the remaining important differences.'"

What are those "important differences?" The Los Angeles Times article doesn't mention them.

The above quotations are from the Los Angeles Times article, California high court upholds Prop. 8. By Maura Dolan May 27, 2009 - Click this link to read the entire article.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day TV: ABC Airs Gay Lesbian Marriage On "All My Children"

I am totally shocked by ABC's decision to air a gay lesbian marriage on "All My Children", an ABC daytime television soap opera, on Memorial Day, when children and teens are home from school. Not only were children and teenagers, especially vulnerable female teenagers, able to watch two women being married, but also kissing on the lips.

This outrageously liberal scene was aired on KABC TV's "All My Children" just a short time ago, but note that "All My Children" is aired all over the country, maybe the world, in whatever time zones are appropriate for any given area.

There is no way this can be an accident, seeing as the California Courts are expected to make an official decision Tuesday, May 26, about whether the voters of California get to see their Vote Against Gay Marriage upheld or ignored.

The fact that ABC (owned by The Walt Disney Company, by the way) would make a choice to air this episode of All My Children at all is deplorable enough in itself, but to choose Memorial Day as the day of the airing is irresponsible, irreverent, and despicable.

Today, Memorial Day, is the day that Americans honor those heroic soldiers that died for the sake of American freedom. I am certain that the liberty Americans recognize in the United States of America didn't include gay marriage in the minds of America's founding fathers.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Freedom From Religion Foundation's Dan Barker Speaks Out Against Nativity Scenes

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again. Take a look at this Fox News video featuring Dan Barker.Militant Atheists Vs. Christmas - Click this link to view a Fox News video featuring Dan Barker from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Evidently Mr. Barker has a serious problem with nativity scenes.

If you recall, I recently wrote about the Rancho Cucamonga, California Imagine No Religion billboard fiasco. That billboard, which has since been removed due to the pressure of angry residents of Rancho Cucamonga, was put up by the same atheist, secular humanist Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Citizens of Rancho Cucamonga, CA Now Free To Imagine Religion, Imagine No Religion Billboard Removed

Yesterday I wrote about the Imagine No Religion billboard put up in Rancho Cucamonga, California by the atheist, secular humanist Freedom From Religion Foundation (the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation is atheist Dan Barker). Guess what? The Imagine No Religion billboard been removed.

"Sign company General Outdoor removed the sign by the Freedom From Religion Foundation on Thursday after it received a request by Rancho Cucamonga to do so. According to Redevelopment Director Linda Daniels, City Hall had received 90 calls of complaint since Wednesday. "'We contacted the sign company and asked if there was a way to get it removed,'" Daniels said. 1

"The foundation's co-president, Annie Laurie Gaylor, said the billboard is meant to encourage a debate on religion by using the John Lennon-inspired message. Gaylor was shocked over the city's role in the billboard's demise. "'The city has no business suggesting our billboard be censored," Gaylor said. "They're not allowed to interfere over religious controversy.'" 1

It is good to see the good citizens of Rancho Cucamonga, California standing up for their rights to not be bombarded with atheistic billboards put up in their town without their consent. Quoting the Freedom From Religion Foundations's co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor (see quote above), "They're not allowed to interfere over religious controversy." Wow! She states that non-atheists are not allowed to interfere over religious controversy, however the conservative truth is this: atheists are not only allowed to interfere, but to also practice mind control over an entire town! Now there's a double standard for you!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama's College Days In California To Air On KCET Tonight

KCET's California's Gold with Huell Howser will focus on President-Elect Barack Obama's college days in California. Barack Obama's California College Days is scheduled for broadcast on Los Angeles based television station KCET at 8:30 PM tonight. For more detailed information, as well as additional broadcast times, click

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

California Gays Blame Mormons For Yes Vote On Proposition 8

The Gay Community isn't very cheerful due to the fact that California's voters voted in favor of Proposition 8, which makes gay marriage illegal for the second time. Mormons (Latter-Day Saints), who happen to believe strongly in traditional marriage, are being targeted by gay activists who claim they are largely responsible for the "yes" vote on Proposition 8.

It is unfortunate that Mormons have to be the target of hostile gay activists who just don't seem to get the fact that they are not being discriminated against. Homosexuality is not a religion, nor is it a race, even though this was implied in one of their pre-Election ads.

The unhappy, and not-so-gay, gay activists claim that Mormons put up most of the money to fund Proposition 8. Does this justify making scapegoats out of Mormons?

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Californians Tell The World They Don't Want Gay Marriage

Californians voted "yes" on November 4, 2008 for Proposition 8, one of the most controversial propositions in the country. According to the Los Angeles Times, the vote was:

Yes 52.5%
No 47.5%
Precincts Reporting - 100%

"We caused Californians to rethink this issue," Proposition 8 strategist Jeff Flint said.
"Eight years ago, Californians voted 61% to define marriage as being only between a man and a woman."

"The California Supreme Court overturned that measure, Proposition 22, in it May 15 decision legalizing same-sex marriage on the grounds that the state Constitution required equal treatment of gay and lesbian couples."

At least conservative voters in California received some solace, in spite of the unfortunate fact that John McCain/Sarah Palin lost the Presidential Election to Barack Obama/Joe Biden. Will the delightful Sarah Palin run for President of the United States in 2012? There is already some surprisingly positive talk about that possibility in the liberal media.

Conservatives, do not lose heart! Instead, continue to instruct others less knowledgeable than yourselves about the merits of being a conservative. Pray that the newly elected President and Vice-President of the United States of America, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, turn out to be miraculously less liberal than we previously thought.

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