Wednesday, November 5, 2008


OK, come on, this is California, people! How on earth did proposition 8 pass in THIS state?
Yes, I'm bitter. I am reading the hate letters now, well I stopped as it sickened me. I could not believe what I was seeing. We vote Obama in by a landslide and we can't allow people who love each other to have the rights to marry as everyone else...what? One step forward, one step back in this state, I'm afraid.

I just don't understand the hypocrisy. How does this affect anyone else's quality of life? How would it affect, in a negative way, anyone's taxes? I looked to see if there were any reasons why people would conceivably not vote pass this from a financial perspective, and I found none. 

I know I don't usually talk about politics, but come on, I am just so ashamed of the people in this state. 

I have been thinking about tolerance lately as it applies to many things, mostly political differences/ideas, and one would think/ hope we would have tolerance, but I just don't see it. Here in SF you are expected to think ONE WAY. Heck, I read several blogs yesterday and was instructed to leave or something along those lines if I did not vote for Obama. Oh and that was on the heels of instructing readers to go vote. I get that that was a joke, sort of, but by the same token, we also know that there is at least a grain of truth in all jokes.

I don't tell people what to think or feel and I resent others telling me, or even threatening with bulling tactics. So, what, I can't play with you/read your blog if I am not of like mind? Bummer!

Rant over.

Sorry people, it has really been fueled by living here in SF. There is zero tolerance for difference. Believe it or not. 

I have a magnet on my fridge, which I bought in New Orleans, which reads, Be Nice or Leave. 
I don't think it's too much to ask.


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...


We follow a blogger in Southern CA, and he was fearfull of the conservative black vote from this election. Obama won, but in CA, restrictions were errected.

Most of the time I love SF, but I agree, this is agregious.

Amy said...

Be Nice or Leave. It has potential as a blog name...

I agree with you....I can't believe it passed...



garnett109 said...

in order to have new thought in the capital you got to get those old bastards out.

lunarossa said...

Hi Laura, I was very confused hearing the news. I actually thought that SF and California in general were tolerant and respectful with regard to gay rights and issues. Clearly not informed enough. The English bard wrote: Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. Can we really do this? Take care. Ciao. Antonella

Beth said...

I was surprised and saddened to see that Prop 8 passed.

As for tolerance and acceptance of others' views...a while back someone asked me if we'd still be friends because they were voting for McCain. I said that to put it in perspective, I knew my Dad was going to vote for McCain...but that didn't mean I was going to stop loving him or stop talking to him or stop valuing all the wonderful things he's taught me and is still teaching me. The same goes for my Mom.

Love and friendship should go beyond political differences.

Love, Beth