Thursday, December 09, 2010

Winter Golf

I ran out to play 18 holes at Santa Ana today with my friend Lee Otteni.  We were the first off the tee box and finished the round in just over three hours.  It was beautiful out.  Getting into that sunshine, even in winter, is always a tonic.

Until I got home and perused the internet.  While I was having a good time the nation's republican senators blocked the 'don't ask, don't tell' issue once again.  Effectively they are saying to gays and lesbians that "you can go get killed by an IED, but you better not let us know you are what you are.  We fellow republican countrymen of yours hate you."

And then those merciful republicans blocked aid for 9/11 workers who were subjected to toxic substances.  They thought it would add to the deficit.  But it doesn't matter if their continued tax cuts for the rich do so.


All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing    Edmund Burke 1727-1797

2 comments:

Bubba Muntzer said...

And the military has studied this and already said it doesn't matter if gays serve openly, it will not affect their mission. But for Republicans this is another chance to play the politics of hatred and division, which is effective, the way the electoral calculus stands now, and which is why Republicans who don't agree with the hatred and division sit back and say nothing. Power is more important to them than peoples' lives, than human dignity.

Golf ay? How bourgeois.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tell Lee hi for me. He was my boss at Tres Piedras back in the mid 70's.

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