He's "Bi-Racial", not "African American"

Wednesday, 5 November 2008 08:07 by The Lunatic
  It's time for the press to stop bringing up Barack Obama's race whenever his name is mentioned.  It's only been one day, and it's already getting tiring. For one thing, Obama is bi-racial.  His mother was white and his father was African American. But that doesn't matter.  What matters is whether or not he is the right person for the job.  I don't give a rats ass if he's green, pink, tan, black, or bluish purple. Yes, it is a big deal to be the first obviously bi-racial president - I'm not denying that (reportedly, there have been others, but they were "mostly white"). In any event, the leadup to this election has been in the works for a long time.  At one point, in some city, we must have had the first black mayor. And I'm sure that was big news at the time.  I'm not sure who/when/where it was - but no one bats an eye anymore when a black man (or woman, or Chinese, or Indian) is elected More...
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Same Sex Marriage - why is this an issue?

Tuesday, 4 November 2008 02:28 by The Lunatic
  A number of states have gay marriage on the ballot today.  Why is this even an issue?  There are people that are gay, and there always have been.  Depending on what statistics you read, the percentage of humans that are gay is somewhere between 9% and 14% (probably substantially higher among Catholic Priests).  And the percentages hold up across all races, all religions, all geographic regions of the world. On a per capita basis, there are no more gays living in San Francisco than there are in any farming town across the midwest - they're just a little more open about it. It doesn't mean they are bad people, or they'd be bad parents, or they can't fall in love and get married - or divorced. In fact, the percentage of gay people far outnumber people with red hair - which is only 1 to 2% of the world population.  Instead of picking on homosexuals, why don't you say that redheads shouldn't marry?  That makes about as much sense! (actually, redheads were persecuted as witches in the middle ages - maybe we haven't evolved as far as everyone thinks we have) We need to stop this widespread bigotry. This is akin to More...
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