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This is how it Begins

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]cheap_laugh)

The Coming GOP Purge

Immediately after the Mark Foley scandal broke, some anti-Republican gay-rights activists composed a memo containing the names of closeted gay Republican Congressional staffers and sent it to leading Christian-right advocacy groups. The founder and chairman of one of those groups, the Rev. Don Wildmon of the American Family Association, told me he has received that memo, which he referred to simply as "The List." Based on The List's contents, Wildmon is convinced that a secretive gay "clique" boring within the Republican-controlled Congress is responsible for covering up Foley's sexual predation toward teenage male House pages. Moreover, Wildmon calls on the Republican Party leadership to promptly purge the "subversive" gay staffers.

They have a "Little List" .. How much you want to bet that it contains the names of every GOP ocngresscritter who opposes the AFA, FotF and other "Christian Values" Organizations...

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Metaphors for family and how they can prevent understanding - authoritarianism and competing definit


I've recently had my world-view reset in a way that lets me comprehend (if not adopt) some people whom I might otherwise think were barking mad, and as usual, it happened when I read someone else's insight that crystallized my own muddling.
I've referred to this in a couple replies recently, and wanted to put down the linkages where they could be found easily.
Note, this will take a great deal of link-following. I suggest a tabbed browser like Firefox so you can compare some of the discussion.

It starts with a series of essays by Sara Robinson, a former fundamentalist, and cross-links in marvelous ways.

I first ran into this series of dialogues on [info]ozarque's live journal. Ozarque is Suzette Hadyn Elgin, a linguist and science fiction writer. Since her journal is fairly well-read, when she pointed out the link, an interesting series of conversations ensued, which I'm linking in order, because there's a lot of other interesting stuff interspersed on her journal and this is already something that might take days or weeks to traverse.

Recommended link; disagreeing without being disagreeable...
Recommended link; theists and atheists, interacting...
Yet one more Doug Muder link.... - about red/blue family from religious POV
Models for family, from James Ault and Doug Muder...
The Inherited Obligations Family/Negotiated Commitments Family, continued....
The IO Family/NC Family model; about negotiation...
Linguistics and politics and metaphors, oh my....

I believe this is as much as has been said on the matter so far. I've been trying to construct a set of axes on which to measure where people would fit.

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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]lihan161051)

It's up to Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell to decide whether a challenge to the voter registration of his Democratic opponent for Ohio governor will move forward.

To clarify why this is important:

Ken Blackwell is running for governor of Ohio.

Ken Blackwell was Ohio's secretary of state during the 2004 presidential election and played a very similar role to the one Katherine Harris played during the 2000 presidential election. (In both cases, officials in charge of certifying election results were also key Bush campaign managers, and in both cases, highly controversial results strongly suggested conflicts of interest.)

Ken Blackwell has numerous documented dominionist connections, as well as the dubious distinction of being very familiar to both [info]dark_christian and Black Box Voting. Ohio is somewhat infamous for the pre-2004 promise by Diebold's CEO to deliver Ohio's votes to the GOP.

Ken Blackwell's opponent in the gubernatorial race is polling about 5 points ahead.

And now apparently someone has made the "startling discovery" that said opponent files his tax returns from a different address from the one he uses on his voter registration. And the motion to dismiss the challenge split along party lines and tied .. and the subsequent vote to postpone action on the challenge also split along party lines and tied.

And guess what? Blackwell is the one who is supposed to break the tie ..

Any bets on how this goes down?

[EDIT: Update from the discussion on BBV: Sharp eyes need to get sharper. This story is about residency and IF Strickland can vote, guess his wife too, NOT if Strickland will be taken off the ballot in Ohio. ]

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