Thank You Mr. Obama For Making DOMA Unconstitutional

I got this email today from Freedom To Marry:

Michel,
Great news.

This morning, President Barack Obama took a historic step that will help advance the freedom to marry. On the recommendation of the Attorney General, the President has determined that sexual orientation discrimination should be presumed unconstitutional.

Because of this, the Department of Justice today concluded that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” is an unconstitutional and indefensible law.

As litigation challenging federal discrimination has unfolded, Freedom to Marry called on the President to protect same-sex couples and their families by applying heightened scrutiny against sexual orientation discrimination. And today, the President heeded our call.

Will you join me in thanking the President for refusing to defend this discriminatory law?

http://freedomtomarry.org/ThankObama
Make no mistake–the President’s decision didn’t happen overnight. It was the result of thousands of marriage supporters like you who have shared your stories, made phone calls, and sent e-mails demonstrating the harm that DOMA inflicts on families.

Until pending federal cases shake out, or Congress takes action, DOMA will still be in effect, but the President and the Justice Department are now on the right side of history, standing against anti-gay discrimination.

This brings us closer to Freedom to Marry’s goal of ending federal marriage discrimination and fully protecting all loving and committed couples and their families.

Join me in thanking President Obama for taking this crucial step towards ending the exclusion of gay and lesbian couples from marriage.

http://freedomtomarry.org/ThankObama

We still have a long way to go, but I know that with supporters like you, Michel, we’re closer to victory.

Thanks for all you do,

Evan Wolfson
Executive Director

Not only is our president making history by being the first African-American president, but he is also making history by making sexual orientation discrimination unconstitutional.

I don’t know why it has taken this long to make it unconstitutional. I mean, it’s unconstitutional for everyone else to be discriminated against but it’s ok to discriminate against gay people?  I don’t know why it took until the year 2011 for this to happen.  It’s amazing to me how far we have come and I guess better late than never right?

So thank you Mr. Obama for your support of gay people’s rights.

No Treats for Obama

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XivhwO_zWWg

“Opie is extremely picky about who he takes his treats from.”

The only thing that I can think is that this woman and her husband must do a lot of Obama bashing in their home because the dog wouldn’t do what he does in the video if they don’t. They must also tell him that Obama is bad and they have probably taught him to bark at him when he’s on the tv.

Dogs are smart but they aren’t that smart that they won’t accept a treat from Barack Obama.  If I handed my dog a treat and said it was from Barack Obama she would be like “uh yeah… whatever give me the damn treat” because I don’t bash Obama to her.

This goes to show that hatred isn’t just taught to people, it’s also taught to dogs. I bet they also offer treats from gay people and the dog turns his head away.

Last Week In Obama

Last week President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Queen of England and there was a question of whether Michelle broke protocol by putting her arm around the Queen (touching her) but apparently it was no big deal because the Queen put her arm around Michelle first.

There is a tradition I guess that the Queen and heads of state exchange gifts to one another.  The Obama’s gave the Queen an iPod with all of Barack’s speeches and the Queen gave the Obama’s a signed painting of herself.

An iPod of all your speeches?  Really?  Is that what you are giving her?  Are you kidding me?  Do you really think that she wants to hear your voice drone on for hours and hours?  Look, I don’t hate our president but I certainly would not want to hear his voice for hours on end.  If someone gives me an iPod, I’d like it to be blank so I can put what I like on there.  The Queen already has her own iPod so what, she’s supposed to have 2?  You know that she gave it to one of her servants and they erased it and put Elton John on it.

Another thing happened last week in Obama.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5XXL5IrvVA

As you can clearly see in this video, Barack Obama bows to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week.  Can you believe this guy?  No heads of state have ever, ever bowed to the Saudi King ever.  Bowing to the Saudi King is reserved only for his subjects.  People who are beneath him, not someone who is his equal.

“Mr. Obama later said in Strasbourg, France, “We have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect.” Symbolism is important in world affairs. By bending over to show greater respect to Islam, the U.S. president belittled the power and independence of the United States.”

That was a quote from the Washington Times.  Is he joking?  “WE” have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect?”  What about the respect they show the rest of the world?  Huh?  This is just showing more and more to me that he is a Muslim and not a Christian.  He even did his first tv interview with a Muslim TV show as President of the United States.  What does that show about him?

I just don’t see why people love him so much and why he was voted as president.  Why people voted for a muslim during a war with MUSLIMS but they wouldn’t vote for a patriot.  I personally don’t get it.  This guy is proving how dumb Americans are with every act.

Rod Blagojevich Impeachment Trial

Rod Blagojevich knows he did something wrong by trying to sell Barack Obama’s senate seat and he is being impeached.  He knows he’s up shit creek without a paddle so he’s trying to turn this whole trial around and make it look like these judges are asses for trying to impeach him for doing good things.

Such as his argument is that Bush changed the rules in Washington with health care and people in Illinois were without medical coverage so he helped them get their health care again and because of this I’m being impeached.

Elderly and infants needed flu shots and I worked hard to make sure those elderly and infants got their flu shots and because of this I’m being impeached.

LOL are you kidding me?  Uh, you’re not being impeached for that you ass.  You are being impeached for trying to sell a senate seat HELLO!  He just doesn’t want to admit that what he did was wrong.  He wants to totally ignore the whole reason he is being impeached and make it look like he’s being impeached for everything but that.  ASS!

Constitutional Oath of Office Gets Mangled

I watched this happen but I didn’t know that they had to do the oath of office twice.  The day after he swore in, Obama had to swear in again because it wasn’t legal.  That is according to Fox News that they had to do it again the next day.  I didn’t hear about that.

This is copied and pasted from www.chron.com:

“For a couple of smooth-talking constitutional experts, Chief Justice John Roberts and President Barack Obama had a hard time getting through the constitutional oath of office.

There was a false start by Obama, who started to respond before Roberts had completed the first phrase. Obama ended up saying the first two words — “I, Barack” — twice.

Then there was an awkward pause after Roberts prompted Obama with these words: “That I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully.” The chief justice seemed to say “to” rather than “of,” but that was not the main problem. The main problem was that the word “faithfully” had floated upstream in the constitutional text, which actually says this: “That I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States.”

Obama seemed to realize this, pausing quizzically after saying, “that I will execute.”

Roberts gave it another try, getting closer but still not quite right with this: “Faithfully the office of president of the United States.” He omitted the word “execute.”

Obama now repeated Roberts’ initial error of putting “faithfully” at the end. Starting where he had abruptly paused, he said, “The office of president of the United States faithfully.”

From there, smooth sailing.

Constitutional law experts agree that the flub is insignificant. Yet two previous presidents — Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arthur — repeated the oath privately because of similar issues.”

We Are One

Yesterday, HBO had a concert to commemorate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th U.S. president.  It cost 175,000,000, yes that is $175 million dollars if you can’t count that high.  Do they realize that our country is in a recession?  This was all paid for by tax payers.  We can’t afford that with our economy the way it is.

OK, I realize the “change” that is happening and I’m glad that a, dare I say, black person (or African-American person) has finally made it to the white house but why make such a huge deal out of it?  I mean, OK I can understand if our economy was a lot better, if people weren’t becoming homeless by the minute but it’s not and people are.  First of all it’s not fair that it was only on HBO.  Tax payers paid for this, they should have been able to see it on NBC or something.  They are paying for something and can’t even see it.  Isn’t that like stealing?

For those who were lucky enough to see it, it was a 2 hour concert starring Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Renée Fleming, Herbie Hancock, Shakira, John Legend, Tom Hanks, Garth Brooks and I don’t know who else.  There were a lot of people performing and reading and Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx. Bishop Gene Robinson delivers the invocation.  I have to admit that it was quite spectacular.  Garth Brooks stole the show.

I’m all for celebrating someones achievement but this was way above and beyond and way too expensive.  What pisses me off the most is that my sister has been out of work since July 2008 and she can’t find a job.  Why isn’t this money being used to be put back into the economy to help struggling businesses so they can rehire the people that they fired?  And the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is denying us the tax rebate that Obama is offering the country.  How is that supposed to help me buy groceries and pay bills?  How is that supposed to help my sister get back on her feet?  All it’s going to do is help get California out of debt, it won’t get me or my sister out of debt.

Obama Stimulus

FOREX-Dollar boosted by Obama stimulus, ECB rate cut view

“U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, seeking as much as $310 billion in tax cuts, is proposing that about 40 percent of the package worth up to $775 billion be in the form of tax breaks.”

Barack Obama is looking to give the American people another stimulus package but not the way Bush did in 2008.  Instead this will be in the form of a tax break.  How does this work exactly?  If you are a regular low/middle class citizen working in fast food, grocery, retail, furniture sales etc. and you already have money taken out of your checks every week to pay taxes, how will this work?  Especially if every year you get money back from your taxes.

I can remember when I turned 18 I had to start filing my taxes and at tax season my sister took me to H&R Block and they did my taxes with my pay stubs and I usually got a few hundred dollars back.  This was in the 80’s though.  I can remember when I was 23 and went to H&R Block they said I owed $50.  I was really looking forward to getting some money because I was broke by that point.  I asked why I owed because they took taxes out of EVERY paycheck and they said it had to do with George Bush Sr., whatever he did to taxes in the early 90’s.  Although, I seem to recall that Clinton was president when this happened in 1994.

Anyway, if someone is on SSI, do they get a check at tax season or do they just have to deal with getting nothing?  I guess we will all find out in a few months.