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02/11/2009

The smart kid is not always the most popular

by Jeremy Hooper

The majority of a class of second-graders can say that 10+10 = 19, but 20 will still be the right answer.

A larger portion can support segregation, but the pro-intergration camps will be remembered as the heroes.

Millions can give the win to Taylor Hicks, but that doesn't prevent Daughty from seeing much greater success.

 Good As You Images 200811191137 1And California conserva-lawyer Brad Dacus can claim safety in numbers, but it does nothing to embolden the righteousness of his side:

"Much to the shock of many voters in the Sacramento area, the city council for Sacramento decided to oppose Proposition 8, even though it was already passed by the voters," [attorney brad Dacus] explains. "And they are openly encouraging the California Supreme Court to declare that Proposition 8 is unlawful or a violation of the state constitution."

According to Dacus, the more than 289,000 voters in Sacramento are not pleased. "This is a clear breach of public trust and a slap in the face to the whole process where the voters are to have the final say," he concludes.
Prop. 8 evidently not a done deal in Sacramento [ONN]

Good for the Sacramento City Council. Proponents of unfettered mob rule might be loud, but undeterred proponents of equality are most-always sound.

Oh, and Brad: If you think this is a slap in the face, try having your CIVIL marriage equality stifled at the hand of personal religious conviction in a quite-possibly unconstitutional way. A slap would've been a welcome trade-off compared to that soul-crushing punch!

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He's also fudging his numbers. Within the city of Sacramento, Prop. 8 was defeated. It passed in Sacramento County, which would be the 'burbs (also known as Homophobistan).

The Sac City Council is overwhelmingly pro-equality because the actual voters who live in the city are overwhelmingly pro-equality. Most of the anti-gay protesters who show up at the council meetings do not live (or vote) in the city.

Posted by: Kel Munger | Feb 11, 2009 1:31:48 PM

Thanks JH..though a little aside, see below.
Kel? Are you in SAC...Going to the Thing...on MONDAY? and or TUES?

Here is link to map of Sacramento vote:by districts....color coded...we're pink!
sacbee.com/1232/rich_media/1355616.html

Total for City Yes 375, 278 No: 313, 791 Difference..using old math: 61,478.

(NOW JH, little offense at title. Being the smartest girl in school was NOT POPULAR!...
even though I had a woodie and surfboard.)

Posted by: LOrion | Feb 11, 2009 4:01:22 PM

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