What is it about Californians (and yes, I AM one) that makes them think they're the only people on earth? Why do they think they are so special? Why are they so smug about how special they are, and how repulsive the rest of us are? What am I ranting about? Read here, on Margaret Cho's blog:
In the midst of all the chaos caused by Hurricane Katrina, something quite remarkable quietly unfolded in California. An Equal Rights Marriage Bill, which would make gay marriage legal in our state, passed in the Senate AND the Assembly. This means that California could be the first state to vote against discriminatory marriage laws and make it legal for the rest of us – IF it is signed by our governor, Arnold Schwarznegger. He said yesterday that he will veto it - probably to please all the conservative religious groups. Just like the terminator – he holds the future in his hands…Um, hello Margaret. Gay marriage has been legal in Massachusetts for a year and a half. MA was the first state to legalize same sex marriage, not California. Vermont also has a law that allows same sex unions, but they do not call them marriages. And New York and CT just passed similar laws, but have not yet gone into practice. If you read a damn newspaper, or even poked your ignorant head out of California, you might find that the rest of the country aren't a bunch of rural rubes so stupid and so bigoted that we have to follow California in order to get anything done.
OK, rant over. Well, maybe not. I just HATE the smug attitude of so many Californians, especially those from the SF Bay area, that firmly believe they live in paradise and the rest of us are wallowing in bubbaland. Guess what? We're progressive, we're smart, and we're liberal. Any state that votes for Arnold for governator ought be be shoved right into the pacific ocean. I mean, really. Wasn't Reagan bad enough? Do you have to repeat your mistakes and vote for another conservative rabid actor?
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