11.10.2008

A Few Issues Today

Issue #1
FOX news somehow managed to get the first exclusive interview with Sarah Palin since the McCain-Palin ticket lost on November 4th.

Is this really a shock to anyone?

FOX is probably one of the few news organization on televisions willing to toss her softballs.

Why?

Because they are very much so right-leaning. This is not to say that many news organizations aren't left-leaning (MSNBC for one).

So, is she making the right call going on Fox for her first interview after the election?

Yes if she wants an easy interview.
No if she thinks she's going to change people's minds on her.

Issue #2
Barack Obama: Is he going to be radical with numerous sweeping changes, thus turning us into a socialist country as right-wing critics say???
OR

Is he not going to get much done and basically be full of empty promises...as right-wing critics are also saying.

Can't have it both ways people!

Issue # 3
Right now a poll on CNN.com:

Do you think that gay marriage is a civil rights issue?
Yes 49%
No 51%

I think that there needs to be a follow up question to this when people say "No":

WHY, do you think this is not a civil rights issue? I am curious what people think.

WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS? LEAVE A COMMENT ON HERE!!!

6 comments:

ztkraptor said...

Ok first lets be realistic.
What sane person would jump into the lions den. Hillary never did it. Hell Barrack even had preconditions for his interview.
Why would anyone take an interview with people who were out to destroy you?!?!

Now on to the civil rights issue.
ITS NOT A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE!
Considering you have "civil unions" do you not?
Here go read this from The center for public Justice. This should sum it all up for you.
http://www.cpjustice.org/stories/storyReader$1178
were not stopping your ability to marry.
were stopping your ability to marry someone of the same sex.
Tell me
Why can't I marry an 8 year old girl?
a 12 year old girl?
Can you tell me why that is against the law?
I ask you to seriously answer that for me.
Why can't I legally marry a horse?!
Please I want all of these questions answered for me.

David Allen Acker said...

I cannot debate with someone who equates homosexuality to being a pervert.

And yes, it is a Civil Rights issue.

ztkraptor said...

Explain to me why that is perverted. That is your opinion is it not?
It isn't factual.
Its all relative isn't it?
Can't you answer my questions?

David Allen Acker said...

I think I addressed your questions in the other comment region. Let me know.

-Dave

David Allen Acker said...

"I wasn't comparing nudism to homosexuality. So can you please answer it."

- What does this have to do with your argument against same-sex marriages, the two aren't comprable, as you clearly stated.


"I also see that you say that the people who voted for pop 8. MUST have some underlying reason whether it be religion, area of where they live. I mean, lets get real here. Anything that doesn't push your agenda has something wrong with it. Regardless of what it is, if it is against what you believe its wrong because of some underlying reason."

- Yes, everyone who voted against prop 8 must have a reason for doing so. Key reasons would be religious views (The Mormon Church was the biggest donator to ban same-sex marriage). Their location that they live in affecting the amount of interaction they have had with homosexuals in being able to see they we are human beings and not scary, dirty, sinful creatures. Finally, their educational level, which would factor into their understanding of homosexuality also comes into play.

What other reasons can you think of that people would have to vote against same-sex marriages that are logical and valid?


Tell me, what is an "amendment to a constitution"

An amendment to the constitution in the case of same-sex marriages, would have to also modify the First Amendment and the 14th Amendment in order to become constitutional. Honestly...DID YOU READ MY PAPER AT ALL? I don't think you understand the U.S. Constitution or Supreme Court rulings that are key to where America is today. Once again... read that paper and you wouldn't be asking me half of these questions. ... Then again, if you have read the paper and you are still asking these questions, then you either understand the law and don't see me as an equal person. Or you don't understand the law.

"Are you honestly comparing interracial marriages to homosexuality?"

- No. I am honestly comparing same-sex marriage to interracial marriages. So that would be like comparing being black to being homosexual. It's not a choice. Why would anyone choose to be shunned in society like homosexuals are every day?

"Can you tell me what marriage is. And what it was defined for? Just curious."

Marriage is the decision of two people to legally join together for the rest of their lives. As a result, the married persons recieve approximately 1,200 legal rights from both the state and federal levels ( # varying slightly depending on what state they were married in).

You can get married by having the loving couple sign papers in City Hall with an official and a witness present. (No priest, no Bible, no church, no religion necessary to get married). It is a loving commitment between two human beings who wish to spend the rest of their lives together.

Marriage, besides the many thinks I've already said above, also helps to solidify a promise between two individuals, saying that they wish to remain together for life. (Although straight couples do have about a 50% divorce rate, so that's not doing much for the "sanctity of marriage" now is it?)

ALSO: Marriage is clearly not for making children, otherwise infertile individuals and the elderly could not get married. Also, those who wanted the 1,200 marriage benefits but did not want to have kids could also not get married.

"oh by the way, studies say that it it may not be a choice, but its also not biologically instilled into someone.
Even pro-homosexuality sites agree there are underlying causes.
http://lesbianlife.about.com/od/comingoutadvice/a/Causes.htm"

The only choice when it comes to homosexuality is the choice to come out and be honest. I could see someone who feels that they are bisexual making a choice to try to date only one sex. Other than that, try not to rely on sites like... About.com.

They start of pretty well with the APA citing. Maybe try sticking to that as The American Psychological Association (APA), located in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Its membership includes more than 150,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. APA works to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.


Here's what they say: Is Sexual Orientation a Choice?

No, human beings cannot choose to be either gay or straight. For most people, sexual orientation emerges in early adolescence without any prior sexual experience. Although we can choose whether to act on our feelings, psychologists do not consider sexual orientation to be a conscious choice that can be voluntarily changed.

Here's their website: http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=31

If you have any more questions or disagreements on homosexuality: contact APA Help Center, please email helping@apa.org

Anonymous said...

ztkraptor- is a complete idiot,
it, IS a civil rights issue, and anyone who doesn't believe so can't look outside their own little word

don't compare same-sex marriages to bestiality or pedophilia that's just sick minded and disgusting to think anyone could even think they are anything alike!

and as far as civil unions go,
read this
http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/wedding/a/unionvmarriage.htm

it makes is pretty obvious that they are not the same as marriage, even if it's from about.com

this isn't a matter of some peoples fucked up religious beliefs,
it's about PEOPLE, letting other people be happy,
i don't understand why anyone would care so much about an issue like this.