You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.
You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can't just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the "land of the free".
I could never burn a flag; I'm one of those that get angry when it's displayed at night without a light on it. Or when people write on it. I get (irrationally) upset when movies or tv shows put it on the ground for, well, aliens taking over. I hate taking plastic flags at rallys or anywhere because I can't stand to throw them away or let them touch the ground.
I'm a little weird, but I'd spend a lifetime opposing a flag-burning amendment, damn it. People can burn the flag if they want.
And people can believe what they want and they can say what they want; but the response is more speech, regardless of how long it takes.
Governor Moonbeam! Way to go, California! And democrats won the top spots. Nicely done. And not applauding (even booing) Schwarzenegger when he gets on the dais. Hahahahahaha. Oh, San Francisco, I heart you. Don't stop believing!!! I need to move back to California. I loved that they used the cable cars. Wow, they really hate him there. Bow ties are cool!
Care to adopt my little county? We're a sea (pond?) of blue surrounded by crazy red people.
I think my Congressperson is going to pull it out; she's still in the lead and the only outstanding votes are from Pima County which is decidedly democratic. We're also waiting on medical marijuana.
The number of propositions that passed is stunning. If it was hateful or racist in anyway, it passed. The voters did stand up for the environment (both keeping prohibitions against hunting/fishing and the legis wanting to sell state land w/o restrictions) and kids (although I swear that's only because they said the voters created something the legislature wanted to take away; hell no that won't happen). Silver lining: the state house and senate will so overreach on redistricting that the courts will slap them down and, once again, it will take years, like it always does. What a blessing that this state has always been so racist that they're covered under the Voting Rights Act because of systematic suppression of minority voters.
It's the economy, stupid. People get scared, they get sucked in by the crazy. Some people down here actually want a three-layer fence. I have no idea what they think the three layers are actually going to do. What, are people going to get through the first two and just be stymied by the third? Are drug traffickers going to give up billions of dollars because, oh no, there are three layers. It's just stupid. And who's going to pay for it? "Oh, it'll get paid for." By what or who? Are you good to pay more in taxes? "No! but it'll get paid for." These people are idiots.
Heaven help us these next two years. And then, hopefully, we'll help ourselves in 2012 because this is not sustainable.