I Couldn’t Agree More with Bernie Sanders

“To reward Senator Lieberman with a major committee chairmanship would be a slap in the face of millions of Americans who worked tirelessly for Barack Obama and who want to see real change in our country,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said in a statement Friday. “Appointing someone to a major post who led the opposition to everything we are fighting for is not ‘change we can believe in.”‘


“So here’s the new Boss, same as the old Boss…won’t get fooled again.” The Who.

Right….we got fooled again!


Best Explanation of Financial Collapse

Devilstower at D’Kos has the best (clearest) explanation of the causes of the financial collapse I’ve seen to date. Hint: It has nothing to do with making loans to people of color or poor people, which is the Republican financial equivalent of “Who Lost China?” OMG my allusions are so dated.

Check out his post here.

Say “No” To Joe

Call Your Senators NOW

Labour Turned Out in New Zealand

After nine years in government, the NZ Labour party has been swept out of office by the Center-Right National Party.

Full coverage is available from the BBC.

It seems so sad that those who have set a good example while we have been suffering through 8 years of hell should be turned out. With the re-election of S. Harper and his Conservatives in Canada and the impending defeat of Labour in Great Britain, the leaders of the English-peaking world are out of synch.

FINDLAW: Challenge to California’s Same Sex Marriage Ban as Invalid Constitutional Revision

STRAUSS V. HORTON (Full Text of Petition)
(California Supreme Ct., Nov. 5, 2008) – Six same sex couples, along with Equity California, filed a petition for relief from the recently passed Proposition 8, which sought to change California’s Constitution by adding “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” The suit argues that Proposition 8 is an invalid revision, rather than an amendment of California’s Constitution, which cannot be enacted through ballot initiative. Petitioners seek an immediate stay against enforcement of Prop 8 until its validity is determined.

Related Resources
• California Constitution Article 18 on Amending versus Revising the Constitution
• Same-Sex Marriage: A Historical Introduction
• March 2005 California Supreme Court Opinion Recognizing Same Sex Marriage Rights
 FindLaw Special Coverage: Same Sex Marriage

Municipalities File Suit Against CA Prop. 8

Law.com – Fighting Over Voter-Approved Ban on Gay Marriage Puts Squeeze on California’s Chief Justice

Legal groups and three city attorneys asked the California Supreme Court on Wednesday to invalidate Proposition 8, arguing that the voter-approved ban on gay marriage is a constitutional revision that should have been processed through the Legislature, not the ballot box. 

The lawsuit throws the hot-potato issue of same-sex unions back to the high court just six months after four justices infuriated social conservatives by declaring that marriage rights extend equally to both gay and straight couples. And it snares Chief Justice Ronald George, author of the majority opinion in In re Marriage Cases, in a political vise as his scheduled 2010 retention election approaches.


The Pleadings and points of law filed by the municipalities can be viewed here.

Congratulations to President-Elect Obama!!!