11 November 2008

Olbermann, rights for all, keeping it trill

Over on MSNBC Keith Olbermann gave a poignant speech on Proposition 8 which passed last week in California. The fact that people are so interested in legislating what goes on with other people that have nothing to do with them is really astounding to me.

Here is an excerpt, but you should really read the whole thing:
And yet to me this vote is horrible. Horrible. Because this isn't about yelling, and this isn't about politics. This is about the human heart, and if that sounds corny, so be it.
If you voted for this Proposition or support those who did or the sentiment they expressed, I have some questions, because, truly, I do not understand. Why does this matter to you? What is it to you? In a time of impermanence and fly-by-night relationships, these people over here want the same chance at permanence and happiness that is your option. They don't want to deny you yours. They don't want to take anything away from you. They want what you want—a chance to be a little less alone in the world.
Also KIT wrote a great blog post about this on recently as well. Read the post here.


  1. i dont get it, itys the econonmy and Obama has yet to deal with the structrual concerns of our economy, nor has Paulson or Bernake, we all just a Pay check away from a pink slip

  2. Hi Stuck! Thanks for the shout out! What a pleasant surprise.

    I caught Keith last night in his special commentary. He was soooo emotional. It was touching, and even more meaningful because he's a straight, married man. I think that it won't terribly long before gays and lesbians get their civil rights too. Black folks overcame a lot, with time, they will too.


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