Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Mary Carey says -

Mary Carey says -
"We can show Washington that we're
normal people, too....

Mary and a friend

I'm especially looking
forward to meeting Karl Rove....

....I know that he's against gay marriage, but
I think I can convince
him that a little girl-on-girl action now and then isn't so bad!"


Now, tell me - doesn't this make the fuss over Janet's boob-exposure
and the FCC fines on Howard Stern look ridiculously hypocritical?

Who needs Howard Stern or Janet Jackson when you've got GOP fundraisers with porn stars?

A misled Christian conservative calls Bush a "liberal" for attending a fundraising dinner with a porn star.

Sorry, Conservative Christian, but that's not a liberal or political value.

It's a sex-based value - and a matter of good taste and tact (or a lack thereof).

Don't blame us progressives. Do you see me promoting porn stars anywhere on this blog? Please! Give me a break.

Throw shame at George Bush if you must, but he's surely not one of us progressives. We are principled people. He's one of you Conservative Christians - he tells you that everyday. You keep him.

While you're at it, Conservative Christian, ask some of your Southern Republican Christian heroes why they can't apologize for their pro-lynching brethren of olde?

No apology for Lynching in states where it was most prevalent - embracing porn - lying the nation into war - is this as good as this party gets?

Lynching Resolution - Who Failed to Sign On?

"I hope you won't be hanging until they apologize."

Lynching Resolution - Who Failed to Sign On?

I saw this comment today at Daily Kos, in a posting about the Lynching resolution (regarding those who failed to support the "apology" measure):

"My head is bleeding
These right wing ***$%!**s want to stop everything because a fictional cartoon character might be gay. But when confronted with an actual historical wrong, they scurry like cockroaches in the dark." -- JoeWPgh, at Daily Kos

There are 78 senators who sponsored the (S.Res.39) resolution opposing the racist lynchings of African Americans. And, the 22 apparent nonsponsors are listed below, along with links to how these Senators (IF they were in the Senate in 2002) voted on the Hate Crimes legislation ( S 625, which was defeated with a 54-43 vote in June, 2002).

In the sense of fairness, I listed the Senators who voted in support of the Hate Crimes legislation with asterisks after their names.

It is the Senators who refused to sign on to the Hate Crimes legislation and this current Lynching resolution (and their constituency, apparently) about whom I would be seriously concerned.

(According to John Aravosis, the resolution was passed via voice vote so the dissenters could avoid putting actual votes on the record.)

Kenneth Brummel has called some of the offices of these Senators and he has posted the responses he's gotten from them.

The List I've Compiled, After Research:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)(not in Senate June 2002)
Bob Bennett (R-Utah)
Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi)
John Cornyn (R-Texas) (not in Senate 2002)
Michael Crapo (R-ID)(no vote on Hate Crimes 2002)
Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming)
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire)
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)
Trent Lott (R-MS)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) (not in Senate 2002)
Jack Reed* (D-Rhode Island)
Dick Shelby (R-Alabama)
Gordon Smith* (R-OR)
John Sununu (R-New Hampshire)(Didn't cast vote on Hate Crimes)
Craig Thomas (R-Wyoming)
George Voinovich (R-Ohio)

To their credit, Reed and Smith supported Hate Crimes Legislation in 2002.
Alexander, Cornyn, Crapo, Lisa Murkowski, and Sununu were not in the Senate or did not cast votes on the Hate Crimes bill in June 2002.

Note: I may be amending the list as I learn more about who signed on (and failed to sign on).