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Gaily Subverting The Will Of Maryland Voters Like Stacy McCain

Posted on | February 24, 2012 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

Joel Pollak at Big Government details the long-term strategy for the Ruling Class to subvert the will of Maryland voters:

Last September, in a speech to same-sex marriage activists in Chevy Chase, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler revealed a plan by Democrat governor Martin O’Malley to stack the state’s highest court with judges who would, Gansler promised, rule against any referendum upholding traditional marriage.

Pack that court like you’re FDR, Marty O! Read the whole Big Government post, replete with September 7, 2011 video, wherein Maryland Attorney General Gansler detailed how any Maryland referendum to make marriage mean legally what it has meant, means, and will continue to mean in the eyes of the Almighty. Oh, wait: that video has become embarrassing to the Postmodern, false-is-the-new-true crowd, and been taken down. BigGovernment.com implies that they made a copy.

The positive rebuttal in favor of reason and meaning is building:

Supporters of traditional marriage are not waiting for state delegates or Gov. Martin O’Malley to approve the gay marriage legislation before preparing for the 2012 referendum. Pro-family advocates are already collecting petition signatures to give voters the final say in the same-sex marriage debate.
Family Research Council Chaplain Rev. Pierre Bynum, who is a Maryland resident, is very optimistic that there will be enough support for a referendum.
“There’s no question that the numbers are there to overturn this,” said Bynum in a statement Monday.

Rounding out this story is New York’s risible Senator Schumer, in The Hill:

Republicans are ginning up a debate over social issues to distract from the improving economy, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) charged Friday.

Republicans aren’t the ones starting these fights; the economy remains parked in the toilet; two bogus assertions only form a correct thought in the mind of a Leftist. Do we need to get Zeeba the Syphilitic Camel’s cousin Abzee to run against Chuck? Maybe so, maybe so.

As an opinion, I don’t care what people do in private. However, I cannot sit idly by while time-honored pillars of societal continuation like manhood, womanhood, the family, and life are variously assaulted by people who have a pattern of attacking reason in favor of corrosive contradictions. I do believe that these attempts to distort the meaning of marriage are false and part of the kulturkampf intended to reduce American Exceptionalism to a memory.

Return to Hell with your Orwellian falsehoods, ye Lefties.

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    But Stacy:  The world of heterosexuals is a sick and boring life!

    And you know where that was made:  Maryland.  

  • Justaskin

    We know that Stacy needs your money for bandwidth, and pretty obviously, your bloviating filler as well, but for chrissake, couldn’t you learn to write in the active voice? And maybe you could dampen your obscurantism a bit as well.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Justaskin, it is a joke.  John Waters is from Maryland.  Female Trouble was made in Baltimore.  

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Huh? “Return to Hell with your Orwellian falsehoods, ye Lefties” is not active voice?

  • http://twitter.com/ajpwriter Andrew Patrick

    Where can one find this petition? I will sign it.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I thought he was talking to me.  So I went looking for passive voice.  

  • http://www.leftbankofthecharles.com/ Charles

    Passing civil unions takes away all the legal arguments in favor of gay marriage, but we can’t have that, can we. Too pragmatic. Gay marriage, like it or not, is an example of American Exceptionalism.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Gay marriage, like it or not, is an example of American Exceptionalism.

    Could not agree less. The Enlightenment and Reason are the inputs to AE.

    While I fall short of interest in seeing the federal government interfere with individual behavior, calling foolishness Enlightened is not in keeping with American Exceptionalism.

  • Justaskin

    Not passive voice, but obscure, not to mention in that odd and archaic rhetorical style to which you seem to be addicted.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Are you suggesting that I trash my individuality, and write some bland business English?

    I hated writing while on active duty in the Navy, where you strive to be as devoid of personality as possible and where “Chief Petty Officer Dilbert contributed significantly to the readiness and effectiveness of the unit with tireless and enviable dedication to mission accomplishment.”

    You can only write those sorts of bland doublings 1,000 or so times before wishing to blind yourself with an icepick.

    I’ll admit that most of the posts I’ve written could stand some editing. When I have time, I do go back and polish them a bit.

    But after four years of blogging, if you aren’t digging my writing voice, then, well, there are other blogs.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    Homosexuals-just one more group of (mostly) Democrats that hate America. Did anybody ever notice that? Almost every subgroup that goes into the Democratic Party makeup are people that despise this country and what it stands for, or they have some ax to grind over some perceived wrongs, usually from long ago, or they are bitter because somebody else has something that they want. Its no wonder Democrats have a reputation as traitors, how can you be un-American and not be? How can you encourage subversion and somehow remain loyal?

    Homosexuals should keep their perversions to themselves. Of course in their twisted world view them being encouraged to stay in the closet is tantamount to supporting the Holocaust, but I don’t care.

  • Justsayin

    There’s a reason that most journal musings have in the past never seen the light of day (consciously passive voice). There are lots of things that one can, but really shouldn’t do, like either of us wearing a man thong at the pool . . . a sad and excruciating sight.

    For the most part, I just skip over your posts. I certainly don’t go to TOC for them. Every once in a while, I succumb to an offthewall headline or image and linger long enough to take a peek, and the contrast with RSM’s writing is jarring. Whatever else he is (and isn’t), Stacy’s a facile writer as well as a gonzo protojournalist

  • scarymatt

    I’ve been to Maryland.  I’ll agree that RSM isn’t being well represented by this, but he’s also not very representative of Maryland voters.

    I think this is an important point, because you hear a lot of complaining about how our representatives aren’t representing us from all sides.  While there’s some truth there, there’s also a lot of truth in that no one really agrees on anything.  We’re all more uncommon than we think, and I suspect a lot more of the issues are due to this mishmash of beliefs more than a grand conspiracy against the people.

    Not that you shouldn’t fight for what you believe in, or assume good intentions are enough, etc, etc.

  • Quartermaster

    You evidently don’t skip enough of Smitty’s writing.

    Frankly, I’m with Smitty. Engineer speak is much like what Smitty hates, and I understand where h’es coming from. NATWW Smitty’s stuff. I don’t expect his style to appeal to everyone, and there are people I respect whose writing style I don’t like. But that’s me, and I don’t diss them for it and tell them they’re worthless because of it.

  • Justsayin

    Replying to Quartermaster:

    Perhaps the key qualifier in your post is “people I respect.”. I think we all cut slack to those we estime, even if we disagree or dislike what they say or write. You may not diss such folks, but you’re certainly not above ad hominem comments (“obamunist,” “feminazi,” “stupid,” “stupidity,” etc. in the past week alone). Obviously, you don’t respect the objects of such invective.

    And that’s OK, since in helps me place your comments in context. Likewise, Stacy. He calls a lot of names and fulminates with the best of them. Smitty, on the other hand, writes such convoluted stuff that it’s hard to divine whether there’s any there there beyond his self-indulgent rants.

    I didn’t say that he’s worthless, but that his odd style obscures whatever he’s trying to communicate . . . which after all is the reason for sharing his writing with anyone else.

  • http://twitter.com/ajpwriter Andrew Patrick

    Please. “Civil Unions” are a lame fig leaf. They satisfy no one. Take your Appeals to Moderation elsewhere.