Friday, February 02, 2007

My bad. It wasn't Dick Cheney that said the child wasn't a prop, it was Mary, his daughter

I thought it was kind of odd that ole Tricky Dick referred to his grandchild as "my child..."

That having been said, my sentiment doesn't change much. I'd elaborate but sums it up nicely.
In today's New York Times Mary Cheney defends her decision to get her lezbo self knocked the fuck up. Like her father, Mary Cheney believes she shouldn't have to answer for her party's attacks on same-sex parents.

Nice try, Mary.

Yes, it's a baby, not a prop. My kid isn't a prop either, but that never stopped right-wingers from attacking me and my boyfriend over our decision to become parents. The fitness of same-sex couples to parent is very much part of the political debate thanks to the GOP and the Christian bigots that make up its lunatic "base." You're a Republican, Mary, you worked on both of your father's campaigns, and you kept your mouth clamped shut while Karl Rove and George Bush ran around the country attacking gay people, gay parents, and our children in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. It's a little late to declare the private choices of gays and lesbians unfit for public debate, Mary.

Meanwhile, I learned that it isn't illegal to take photographs on the MBTA like I've been told (and thrown out of stations for). Further, there is no written MBTA rule against it. The ACLU threatened to sue the MBTA if they didn't knock off their capricious and utterly ridiculous, selective harassment of photographers.

What does this mean? It means the next time I get told or asked to not take pictures, and assuming I can afford the time to be detained, I'm going to refuse.

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