Monday, June 01, 2009

So Much Hatred On The Right-- But On The Same Day As Dr. Tiller's Assassination, Civil Unions Veto Is Overridden In Nevada


Dr. George Tiller, assassinated by right-wing domestic terrorist

When I woke up yesterday I told myself I wouldn't be writing about the barbaric beheading and crucifixion in Saudi Arabia. What more is there to say than that the self-righteous, hypocritical religious fanatics in that country are primitive savages? And then came the reports of the murder of Dr. George Tiller inside the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita-- an act of right-wing terrorism, right wing terrorism countenanced and encouraged by Fox News for ratings points. (Some people think Bill O'Reilly should be charged as an accomplice.)

The anti-Choice, "pro-Life" terrorist-- somehow certain that God is on his side-- was arrested while primitive right-wing barbarians publicly justified it the same way that the Saudi crucifiers did.

I think most Americans were shocked. President Obama released a brief statement:
I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.

There are probably no Republican legislators who will cheer this, at least not publicly; they have their surrogates who will do that for them. In fact, investigators found a post-it note with the phone number of an operative from Operation Rescue-- a Republican Party-connected terrorist front-- in the assassin's car. If you think crowing over this is too barbaric to be real, take a look at the ever-growing tweets of hate from the people Charles Pierce wrote his new book about. Should Bill O'Reilly and Fox News be charged as accessories for the assassination of Dr. George Tiller?

You may not find the vicious, homophobic veto of a domestic partnership bill by Nevada's crooked right-wing governor, Jim Gibbons, related. But it is. It's this kind of self-serving hatred that gives permission to more extreme elements to dehumanize and target groups of people-- with God on their side. Saturday night the Nevada state Senate overrode Gibbon's veto, 14-7, in a rare, and very surprising, show of sanity, humanity and political courage. And then on Sunday night the state Assembly followed suit and voted 28-14 to override Gibbons' veto. Domestic partnerships will be the law in Nevada starting October 1. Nevada voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2002 enshrining marriage inequality.
Under the new law, same-sex and opposite-sex couples can go to the secretary of state's office, sign a registry, pay a fee and secure a domestic partnership contract that essentially gives them the same legal rights and responsibilities as married couples [in the eyes of the state]... Employers are not required to offer medical and other benefits to domestic partner couples but may do so if they wish.

Nevada's top employers, the gaming industry, had urged the legislators to override the veto, fearing a boycott from the gay community nationally. 28 of the 29 Democrats in the Assembly did so, as did one Republican (of the 14 in the Assembly). One Democrat and the one Republican changed their votes when the bill was first approved last month, and one Democrat who was absent voted "yes" this time. Those 3 votes made the override possible.

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At 10:33 AM, Blogger Glenn Ingersoll said...

That Nevada action is pretty amazing - the Nevada legislature actually overrode a governor's veto to help gay people (& thanks must go to Harrah's, which lobbied for the bill)!

But there's another thing I find interesting. Civil unions is not restricted. I look forward to het couples getting civil unions then suing the feds to treat them as married, with all the federal rights & responsibilities. Such a win would help de-reify the word "marriage."

At 12:25 PM, Blogger 333 said...

Its the most unbelievable disaster since RUBY RIDGE and the fucking Terrorists in this country are getting away with it...

Im not thrilled with Obama's performance lately and his standing-by while the Republicans re-start their Terrorism machine just like in the 1990's...

Harrahs, the Native Am. owned Casino helped veto a veto? Amazing... It's the American Indians that are coming to our rescue?

Of course they are, they fucking hate white, arrogant crooks that steal and kill for nothing...

At 1:02 PM, Blogger 333 said...

I just got a EMAIL from DON WILDMON and ONE NEWS NOW, the Media affiliate of AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION...

They are Justifying the terrorist attack as "Senseless" and comparing it to Abortion...

In other words, its ok to Kill Babies, so we are endorsing Killing of others who support it!



At 7:07 PM, Blogger Debra J.M. Smith said...

Obama said, "However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence." --If Obama only cared that much about the countless babies who died at the hands of that abortionist...

A family member said, "Today we mourn the loss of our husband, father and grandfather. Today's event is an unspeakable tragedy for all of us and for George's friends and patients. This is particularly heart wrenching because George was shot down in his house of worship, a place of peace." Wow, how about the wombs that all of those babies were in? The womb is supposed to be a safe place of peace for a baby. But that monster would intrude and kill each one of them, with no remorse.

And I do not feel sorry for a family who loved a murderer. And I sure do NOT feel sorry for a church that had no problem allowing a murderer to attend.

Debra J.M. Smith

At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randal Terry is the perfect arrogant right wing prick. He doesn't give a damn about unborn fetuses or Terry Shivo, all he really cares about is his own self importance and his ability to dupe people into giving him money and power. Non of these pricks or their moron followers really cares about children just their self righteous selves.

Why would the national press club allow this worthless ass hole a place to speak.

Why doesn't anybody shoot these kinds of people?

Fuck you Debra jm smith nobody is asking you to have an abortion so why don't you mind your own business. These piss ants think they know it all.


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