Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Huntsman

I want to say that I think Governer Huntsman is more level headed than I've previously given him credit for. I read about the bills he was vetoing and it was an encouraging sign that even a Republican can see through the prejudice involved with some of these bills.

Read about them here.

It's an interesting read. It makes you wonder what the sponsors of the bills were thinking. Like HB148. It's sponsor, LaVar Christensen, R-Draper, designed this legislation to specifically damage custody battles in the case of homo-sexual parents. Who does he think he is, trying to legislate this religious bombast? If lesbians want to raise kids, they ought to have the same legal recourses as any straight couple.

We need to keep personal religious beliefs out of the legislature.

And out of the federal government, too...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Religious bombast?" Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and academians would all disagree with you, buttface.

Languatron said...

All too often, some people attempt to make an argument by attacking and insulting those who hold opposing views. Gov. John Huntsman, Jr.'s activities are a perfect example. I begin with critical semantic clarifications. First, John's primary viewpoint, that free speech is wonderful as long as you're not bashing him and the mingy smut peddlers in his lynch mob, is directly related to the attitudes in our society that delegitimize our belief systems and replace them with a counter-hegemony that seeks to squeeze every last drop of blood from our overworked, overtaxed bodies. To top that off, his secret passion is to trick us into trading freedom for serfdom. For shame! I have no problem with the manifestly obvious statement that even John's least ornery cohorts supplement their already-generous incomes by selling contraband on the black market. I have no problem with the idea that John backstabs his peons. And I have no problem with the special privileges occasionally granted to immature, insidious blood-stained criminals. What I do have a problem with are John's venal communications.

John has remarked that he has the mandate of Heaven to push our efforts two steps backward. This is a comment that should chill the spine of anyone with moral convictions. To make sure you understand, I'll spell it out for you. For starters, John extricates himself from difficulty by intrigue, by chicanery, by dissimulation, by trimming, by an untruth, by an injustice. I, not being one of the many hypersensitive, footling moral weaklings of this world, don't care what others say about him. John's still unruly, haughty, and he intends to show us a gross miscarriage of common judgment. If my own experience has taught me anything, it's that John believes that governments should have the right to lie to their own subjects or to other governments. Unfortunately, as long as he believes such absurdities, he will continue to commit atrocities. In point of fact, he might promote the total destruction of individuality in favor of an all-powerful group by next weekend. What are we to do then? Place blinders over our eyes and hope we don't see the horrible outcome?

Contrary to my personal preferences, I'm thinking about what's best for all of us. My conclusion is that what's best for all of us is for me to convince the worst sorts of intransigent vigilantes there are to stop supporting John and tolerating his put-downs. He occasionally writes letters accusing me and my friends of being apolaustic pests. These letters are typically couched in gutter language (which is doubtless the language in which he habitually thinks) and serve no purpose other than to convince me that if he gets his way, none of us will be able to enable patriots to use their freedoms to save their freedoms. Therefore, we must not let him impose a narrow theological agenda on secular society. If John wants to be taken seriously, he should counter the arguments in this letter with facts, not illogical panaceas, personal anecdotes, or insults. Finally, any one of the points I made in this letter could be turned into a complete research paper, but the conclusion of each would be the same: Gov. John Huntsman, Jr.'s insults represent explicitly his overly accepting attitude towards the most obstreperous paper-pushers I've ever seen.

Bryan said...

ummm... It is "religious bombast" in my opinion.

Why did you have to go and call me butt-face? I know I'm no looker, but butt-face?

That's just mean

Fuckie Butters said...

Here's my two cents worth. I think it was rather harsh for Anonymous to use the word "buttface." But at least he didn't call you a "motherfucker" or "Fuckie". If you are so offended by "buttface" you better sit down with your homie, Steven and tell him to watch his mouth, because he has called me both of the names mentioned above. I asked him not to but he has felt the need to continue to harrass me with such verbally abusive names. If anyone is responsible for setting a negative tone on this blog it is Mr. Steven Greenstreet. I think he ought to keep his big mouth shut and let you do most of the talking around here. You come across as a way more level-headed dude who doesn't resort to stupid and harsh swear words to strengthen your arguement. Thank you for that.

Your pal,

Duckie Butters

PS

Please don't continue censoring me! I am making valid points. The only swear words I used were direct quotes from Steven's dirty little mou

Steven Greenstreet said...

Duckie,

Thanks for visiting the blog!

And I only censor people who are fuck heads. And you're not a fuck head. You're a true friend of the blog.

Happy Blogging...

STEVEN

Bryan said...

Let's get back to the issue at hand though. Why did I get called butt-face? I mean. I'm a nice guy. I listen to what people have to say politely.

No offense Steve, but they get your goat all the time. I expect them to call you butt-face. But me?

God, it seems so unfair.

Steven Greenstreet said...

Ok, I deleted most of the juicy diatribes between some you pathetic nobodies (Dawn this means you) and myself and Bryan.

If you fuck heads want to start up your own blog where you obsess and scheme over how tall I am or what color shirt I'm wearing, then please do so.

But over here in the real world, I don't give a shit what you have to say. In fact, I get off on it.