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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Stupid Republicans Decide to Go After the Gays

Local Republicans continue to shoot themselves in the foot.  When the bigger threat is Democrats; they're more worried about the gays. 

I received an email from local Republican major domo Linda Boyd - who has done more to set the Republican Party back 50 years than any Democrat could ever hope to - urging attendance at a Republican program to "save marriage."

This event is supporting the campaign intended to completely sink the Republican Party, well actually it's the effort to overturn legal same-sex marriage in California, Proposition 8.

With Republicans ranging from Governor Schwarzenegger to Councilman Dennis Zine to Anti-Bilingual Crusader Ward Connerly to Comedian Dennis Miller opposed to the measure, the local party is going against traditional Republican values of personal liberty and limited government to appease an aging, shrinking but still vocal element of the party who is willing to consign the GOP to permanent minority status.

No doubt, and with all due respect to Christians (I am one), Catholics, Mormons, Conservative Jews and others of faith who find homosexuality inconsistent with their religous beliefs, the local GOP is pandering to this special interest group.  However these groups are quick to jump up when government infringes on their personal liberty; they are completely inconsistent when it comes to Proposition 8. Activist Lourdes Rivas issues a challenge to religious opponents of same-sex marriage.

The Republican Party is shrinking in California.  We can not attempt to grow if we adopt arcane, unfair positions such as this.  Even Ronald Reagan in 1978 found it against true conservative principles to prohibit gays and lesbians from serving as teachers and opposed the Briggs initiative, Proposition 6.


As a Republican male who likes girls (a lot!) and wants to marry one, I am not threatened by gays and lesbians who choose to marry.  As a libertarian leaning individual I believe its an issue of fundamental rights.  Therefore I will vote no on Proposition 8.

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21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote agrees with you on this issue Higby, Don Quixote is going to marry his long time gay lover later this year.

Maybe Don Q. will send Higby an invitation to his gay wedding, since Highy is such a staunch supporter of gay marriage.

August 28, 2008 11:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with Higby. Republicans should stay out of the mix on the gay marriage issue. Stay out of folks' bedrooms.

August 28, 2008 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dennis Miller is NOT a Republican.

Holy Cow, Higby! Do you ever watch O'Reilly?

He's a Libertarian.

August 28, 2008 12:31 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

I certainly do agree with Mayor Sam Higby on this issue, as one of "it's none of my business" and "different strokes for different folks".
And I definitely don't agree with the religious right that bumping into a gay person on a crowded subway will turn one gay also, or that a teacher or anyone who happens to be gay will "brainwash" our youth into becoming gay.

It's my opinion that being gay probably is a genetic situation, because I remember when I was 11 or 12 I just naturally started sniffing around the girls and bird dogging the chicks took up most of my time and ruined a good baseball career.
It wasn't a "choice" but rather an instinctual action on my part.
Some other little boys and girls I guess were just as infatuated by those of the same sex.
Hey whatever works.

But the bitter anonymouse 11:43 must still be in the closet, as he/she seems a little unsure of their own sexual orientation and fronts up a telling Homophobia that perfectly compliments their raging "donquixotephobia".

pobre creatura!

August 28, 2008 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Request #2 - Dennis Miller is NOT a Republican. Rather, he's a Libertarian.

He's on O'Reilly all of the time and it's stated explicitly.

You look like someone who's just rambling, like Frankie Valli Ditz, when you don't do your homework.

August 28, 2008 1:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Born: 3-Nov-1953
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Talk Show Host, Author
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: SNL news anchor, born-again Republican

August 28, 2008 1:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This Democrat will vote YES on 8. Keep the bedroom out of the street!

August 28, 2008 1:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anybody care about Don Quackers opinions or the possibilty of his careers, besides that of a blog attention whore?

STFU Don Q, you anonymousa comments is what got you labeled as Ass Clown supreme.

August 28, 2008 1:49 PM  

Anonymous biff said:

^^^^^^^^
What he said..

August 28, 2008 2:02 PM  

Anonymous One Who Knows said:

Good for you, Higby, especially on Linda Boyd.

She and her husband Doug took $35,000 from Jim Hahn campaign to get the LA County Republican Central Committee's individual endorsements AND The Lincoln Clubs' endorsement.

I resigned from The Lincoln Club and in the end, it will cost them more than the $35,000 that the Boyds POCKETED THEMSELVES.

I figure when they turn that over to the party, I'll reconsider.

August 28, 2008 2:02 PM  

Anonymous dr phil said:

Who else but Don Quackers would find it necessary to post a comment about his sexual orientation? Is he afraid to admit his homosexuality, or has his homosexuality desires made him feel the need to deny, deny, deny?

Either way, Don Quackers is one sick and lonely individual and his phobia of AnonyMousa is yet another physological disorder.

http://www.peoplecanchange.com/Need_Fulfill.htm

August 28, 2008 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Three excerpts from Wikipedia re: Dennis Miller's politics:

In a radio interview with Penn Jillette on September 22, 2006, Miller explained his libertarianism. Regarding Libertarianism, Miller said "...that's what I am, I'll be honest with you. I'm for gay marriage, I don't believe in abortion but I'm pro-choice 'cause it's none of my business.

During a recent interview, Miller said "I'm basically a libertarian. I'm pro-gay marriage and pro-choice, but nobody wants to hear all that.... They determine who you are based on the war."

The term "Dennis Miller conservative" has popped up in right wing circles describing a person who is mainly libertarian, but supports the established conservative line on terrorism and national security (i.e., a "republitarian" or "neolibertarian").

August 28, 2008 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby:

If you want to marry "one" some day, I'd suggest that you stop referring to them as "girls," and start using "women" instead.

That assumes, of course, that it's a woman you would like to marry.

August 28, 2008 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dang what's your obsession with Mayor Sam?

August 28, 2008 7:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm just wondering if you have anyone in mind Michael. If you could marry anyone right now, who would it be? Who are you dating?

August 28, 2008 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dennis Miller is the biggest a-hole in comedy history. Once he started doing his pro-Republican thing, he lost his former sense of humor. I once saw him at a Dana Carvey show in Pasadena right after he "went Republican" and he didn't go over at all. Nobody laughed. My table talked through his whole spiel. Now he's reduced to Rodney Dangerfield stature of no respect.

August 28, 2008 8:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why do you care who Michael is dating? That is off-topic.

August 28, 2008 9:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby's 100% right for once.

And "Stupid Republicans"? Can people who misunderstand how the world works be described any other way?

Another stroke of Higby genius!

August 29, 2008 5:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Remember, these are the same local folk who feel that women should not have the same rights and privileges as men.

August 29, 2008 8:11 AM  

Anonymous The Ugly American said:

I am a proud USN veteran, pro-life conservative lesbian and I plan to vote YES on Prop 8.

Civil Unions? ...Yes

Marriage? ...No

Let the self-loathing queer comments begin.

August 29, 2008 6:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ugly American is such a hypocrite!
USN Lesbian veteran ????
I suppose you also support Don't Ask Don't Tell.... oh wait... that would mean you should have been dishonarably discharged !!

Your posting must be a joke.

September 02, 2008 10:59 AM  

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