The smart kid is not always the most popular
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.
And 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!
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!
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 PMcomments powered by Disqus