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Gay Marriage-Roll Call


By Associated Press | January 3, 2007

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/01/03/gay_marriage_roll_call/

Here's how members of the Legislature voted on a proposed 2008 ballot question that would ban gay marriage. The vote was 61-132 in favor of advancing the proposed constitutional amendment, but only 50 votes were needed to move it to a second constitutional convention this year. A "yes" vote was in favor of the ballot question; a "no" vote was against it.First Vote 61Y-132N
First Vote: 61Y - 132N )

Gay Marriage-Roll Call-Second Vote


January 3, 2007

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/01/03/gay_marriage_roll_call_second_vote/

Here's how members of the Legislature voted the second time Tuesday on a proposed 2008 ballot question that would ban gay marriage. The vote was 62-134 in favor of advancing the proposed constitutional amendment, but only 50 votes were needed to move it to a second constitutional convention this year. The first vote was 61-132. A "yes" vote was in favor of the ballot question; a "no" vote was against it.
Second Vote: 62Y - 134N )

Update: 3 Jan 2007 - 7:15 PM
You can find your MA state Senator and Representative here:
http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php
snarkyman: (Dogbert - Just Shut Up)
Today, 62 lawmakers voted in a state Constitutional Convention to allow a ballot initiative banning gay marriage in the state of Massachusetts.

I propose a new ballot initiative to ban all 62 of these lawmakers from getting married in Massachusetts. Those already married would have their marriages converted to Civil Unions with all state and federal rights accorded to them.

Update - 3 Jan 2007, 6:45 PM
Corrected: First vote: 61 voted yes; second vote 62 voted yes.

I also recommend that the 170,000 people who signed the petition putting anti-gay marriage amendment on the ballot voluntarily give up their right to be married in Massachusetts.
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Credit goes to:
http://www.idrewthis.org/
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See the math behind the stats here:
http://www.pollkatz.homestead.com/

Buy the shirt here:
http://www.cafepress.com/drlimerick
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I take my responsibilities as a citizen seriously and I try to vote in every election and primary, even for local office. I figure that if I don't vote, I don't have a right to complain and I'm sure all of you know how much I like to complain. I also like to make sure I vote for school board positions so I can keep the Intelligent Designers out off office.

Unfortunately, I didn't find this site until after I returned home from the polls:
http://www.votemedford2005.com/

However, I did manage to do some good. There were at least 3 people with petitions for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. I did my part by occupying two of them for about 10 minutes while several voters walked past and therefore, did not sign the petition. Well, I'm happy to do my part!

It occurred to me that this might be a good tactic to use in the future. If enough of us can pose as voters and occupy the petitioners in polite debate and conversation, we can actively prevent them from accosting other voters and getting their signatures.
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http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/miers.html

"Harriet, we hardly knew ye. The following week of strips on the planned confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers were intended for publication beginning Monday, October 31st. Rendered obsolete by the announcement of her withdrawal from consideration on Thursday the 27th, they are nonetheless presented below for your reading pleasure. This week's strips will be repeats."
snarkyman: (Bert)
... for using the presidential seal.

I swear, you can't make this stuff up! Well, perhaps The Onion can.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/24/business/24onion.html?pagewanted=all
snarkyman: (Bert)
A warning to my Yankee Friends.
Last night, Canada "legalized" same sex marriage. I use the quotes because it was already legal, but now the Federal Government has passed a law.

Read the rest here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/uncut_diamond/158646.html
snarkyman: (Bucky)
Now that people are back from Pennsic, I'm going to try this again:


Please consider the following questions in terms of your country of citizenship.

What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Do you consider yourself to be a good citizen?

Is it important to you to be a good citizen?

Thank you.


P.S. For those curious, my answers are here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/snarkyman/49148.html
snarkyman: (Bert)
Re: http://www.livejournal.com/users/snarkyman/48440.html

What does it mean to be a good citizen?

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." -- Thomas Jefferson

I value my citizenship and will fight to protect it.

What this means to me:
1) Participating in the process. If you don't vote, you don't have a right to complain.
2) Understanding the issues, including the short- and long-term implications of our government's decisions.
3) Speaking out when I think something is wrong.
4) Working for change when I think something is wrong.

Yes, it is important to me to be a good citizen and I strive to be one.

Comments:
Most of you know I live in the liberal state of Massachusetts.

I know a few people who said, half joking, that if the Bush administration continued the policies of it's second term, they would move to Canada.

I'd rather stay and fight for what I believe in.

This is my country, too.
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Please consider the following questions in terms of your country of citizenship.

What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Do you consider yourself to be a good citizen?

Is it important to you to be a good citizen?


Thank you.

Edit: 18 Aug 2005 21:52
I must admit, I'm a little disappointed that nobody responded to this post. Come on, people, I really want to know! Please tell me what you think about good citizenship!
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Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach
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snarkyman: (Buddy)
I saw two interesting stories today, the first linked from Boing Boing:
[livejournal.com profile] jlassen "...recently got a visit from the Sekrit Service, because of some satirical protest images of Bush Jr. he posted on Flickr."

See [livejournal.com profile] jlassen blog entry here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/jlassen/186474.html

Boing Boing provides a link to the actual images.

For all of you who say the Secret Service must investigate all threats to the president, see the EFF chilling effects site.


Second interesting story: Quotes from the The American Taliban which has choice quotes from the likes of:

Ann Coulter
Beverly LaHaye
Henry Morris (Institute for Creation Research)
Randall Terry (Operation Rescue)

along with the other usual suspects.

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