The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Three Things

Three things that don't surprise me.

1. That Iran's unpopular (here and there) president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would deny that there are homosexuals in his country. First, as has been pointed out, he hangs them when they are identified. So, maybe he should say there are not "out" homosexuals in his country.
Secondly, why should we be surprised at anything the dictator says. After denying the holocaust, I would think he would have no cred left. He doesn't need to be listened to he just needs to be monitored.

There are gay Iranians. Here are some news reports and stories of how they are treated.
Gay news from Iran Scary. Scroll down to read reports

Besides, his views are not that different from some American politicians. Remember Roy Moore. This is from a opinion he wrote ending a lesbian custody case here in Alabama in 2002:

The State carries the power of the sword, that is, the power to prohibit conduct with physical penalties, such as confinement and even execution. It must use that power to prevent the subversion of children toward this lifestyle, to not encourage a criminal lifestyle...

Wikipedia is not my favorite source, but it's easy. You can read more about Roy and this case at Roy Moore in Wiki. Scroll down to DH v. HH

2. Bill O'Reilly has old timey views on race. Don't most conservatives/republicans? Trent Lott comes to mind.

Zennie Abraham has a message for O'Reilly. Bill, you aren't the first white person to ever visit Sylvia's. Message from a Black American, Bill I love how O'Reilly says when Al Sharpton and he walked in there was a big commotion. It wasn't about you Bill, I am quite sure.

3. The leading democratic presidential candidates hold back on pulling troops outof Iraq. While some think appeasing the so-called base is what Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards should be doing, the realities are we don't even know what will be going on in some 400 or so days when one of them takes office, so I think not committing to troop withdrawal is smart. We know how they stand on the war, and on ending it. They are not going to get trapped into being called to task if advisors or special forces or even air strikes are needed in the future. And contrary to what most pundits are saying this morning, I think Hillary did just fine last night in the debate, and I think polls during the next week or so will reflect that.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Joe, that Roy Moore quote just gives me the creeping willies -- the first time I saw it was superimposed on the TV screen where my brother was being interviewed by Tim Lennox on "For the Record". I'm so glad Moore's political wings were clipped; he truly is a horrible person.