Sunday, March 30, 2003

Domestic Watch...6 PM Eastern, Sunday

* *Channel 7 News out of Denver is investigating the Air Force Academy Rape scandal, that has fallen by the wayside recently because of , well, you know..that War over there. Apparently the assaults have been going on for years. This is unacceptable.
There will be a Change in Leadership and policy, however.

* * Anti-Affirmative Action groups say that more than 30 schoolsnationwide violate civil rights. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Michigan case Tuesday. There's a protest too, but I have a paper to write. I have to admit, I'm really worried about this.

* * Here's a right-wing argument on how the family will be destroyed if the Supreme Court overturns that really retarded and discrimantory Texas Law about sodomy. You know, I think the family will survive just fine. Morality really has no place being legislated. Here's an argument from a same-sex couple.

Of course, that hateful Westboro Baptist Church from Kansas had this nasty little thing to say. (From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.)

Nothing like a sodomy law case to bring out the best in American civil discourse. Outside the U.S. Supreme Court this week, 10-year-old Grace Phelps of Topeka, Kan., held a sign reading, "Thank God for Sept. 11." The youngster explained her sign: "God says what the fags are doing is wrong. It is an abomination. God punished us on Sept. 11 because we were OK with that kind of stuff." Her smiling mother, Shirley, handed her a small American flag, which Grace dropped to the ground, spit on, then mushed under her foot. Abomination, obviously, is in the eye of the beholder.

And this quote, from the Salt Lake Tribune, is ever so apt in this case.

"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
-- H.L. Mencken

* * Fort Collins, CO declared their city a civil liberties safe zone. Good for them.

Which is good, because CNN actually took a break from its busy Wargasm schedule to run a piece on the ACLU and your right to privacy.

That's all for now. Next Domestic Watch update will be at or around 6pm Eastern, Monday.

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