- In my eagerness to snark about California’s lack of social progressiveness, I don’t think I registered how happy I am about the passage of the three same-sex marriage initiatives. I am ecstatic. It was one of the high points of the night.
- In my post-election news-surfing today, I stumbled across some old opinions by Republicans proclaiming that the failure of all the same-sex marriage initiatives (until then) at the ballot box was proof that “America didn’t want to go this way” and that the decisions by courts to allow it were the machinations of activist judges. Setting aside for a moment the fact that “activist judges” are just fine when we’re talking about protecting the civil rights of a minority class (see Brown v. Board of Ed), I wonder what those conservative politicians would say now. Especially considering that Maine, Maryland, and Washington are not even known for being hippie-liberal-land like California is.
- I think if same-sex marriage went back on the ballot here in CA now, it would pass. There were noises about either 2010 or 2012 on the mailing lists I’m on, but I gather the different activist groups decided to go with pushing the court case instead.
- In the election postmortem, as I predicted, Republicans seem to be dividing into two camps: the reasonable “we have to examine the party platform seriously in light of a changing electorate” stance and the “we weren’t conservative eeeeeeeeeeeenough!! There were still white male evangelical votes that WE DIDN’T GET!!!!1!!1” rant. I think one of these is the proper way forward for the party. You can guess. Continue reading
First, on the “Hollywood is being racist again” front:
Racebending.com reviews the new remake of Red Dawn, which is a lovely story of yellow peril. The best bit is how the (white) American protagonists are played by Australians, and the formerly-Chinese-redubbed-to-North-Koreans-cause-that’s-not-offensive-right? antagonists are all played by Americans. You know, Asian-Americans. Because those do exist. Choice quotes: