Joliet Prison and 99 years

Allowing a simple majority to restrict the rights of a minority is un-American. Allowing that vote to amend the Constitution of the state permanently is nauseating. What a terrible day for California.

12 thoughts on “Joliet Prison and 99 years

  1. Technically, I think you want to use the word “revise” instead of “amend” there. My apologies if this comes off as nitpicking. Please chalk it up to me still being in a bad mood over Proposition H8 and not yet managing to claw my way out of the lashing-out-at-friends stage of my coping strategy.

  2. I’ll not argue about whether our already fucked-up constitution has yet reached its up-fucking limit. I’m trying not to think about ways it could be further up-fucked, because I know that’ll only make me even more unstable.

  3. I don’t think it’s good or right but to paraphrase John Cusak’s critique towards the end of Grosse Pointe Blank), “Which America are we talking about? Because history…”

    1. Ah, I meant in the strict sense of “constitutional restriction on liberty BAD” rather than how we generally behave (poorly).

  4. Blragh!
    You know, I really try to understand the argument in favor of Prop 8, just to be able to knowledgeably refute it. But the whole thing makes my head hurt and leaves me nauseated. It’s discrimination, pure and simple! I do what I do with enthusiasm and dedication because I’m opposed to discrimination. So here I am, a state employee, utterly disgusted with my state. Feh. Bah. Where the hell is my Effexor?

  5. A word from Massachusetts
    My state legalized gay marriage and it’s been NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! There have been riots, fires and fountains of fetid blood shooting out at odd angles. Hetero marriages have all dissolved and children wander the street aimlessly. Wide-spread misery!
    Oh, wait. None of that has happened. I guess allowing same-sex marriages HAS NO MATERIAL EFFECT ON THOSE NOT PRINCIPAL TO THE UNION.
    I heard some tard on the radio say “[gay marriage] will always been weird.” I thought the Barrimore/Green marriage was pretty messed up, but I didn’t get to vote on it.
    California: building a bridge to the nineteenth century.

    1. Re: A word from Massachusetts
      A friend in Vermont points out that with the combination of illiberal laws and global warming, New England may in a few years be a paradise of temperate hedonism. Think Laurel Canyon in 1971.

      1. Re: A word from Massachusetts
        > New England may in a few years be a paradise of temperate hedonism.
        It’s not now?
        I know I’m in the minority, but I actually like the weather in New England.
        Also, I don’t want to paint too rosy a picture. There’s plenty of bigotry and xenophobia here. But, most people keep that to themselves.

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