Friday, November 25, 2005

To Dream The Impossible Dream...

As Article 8/MassResitance is as paranoid as Nixon on a good day, I’m not surprised that their latest e-mail update reminded me of that old Watergate maxim, “Follow the Money.”

Apparently, they’ve taken a page from their comrades on the right in a desperate attempt to raise funds. (What does Camenker do for a living again?)

Sadly, there are real professionals out there effectively using gay marriage (and Hillary Clinton, and the word “liberal”) as real money makers. Indeed, when it looked like abortion wouldn’t pay the mortgage anymore, the right held a summit to figure out how to keep their base scared enough to keep sending them money. (See, Kirkpatrick, David D., Conservatives Using Issue of Gay Unions As a Rallying Tool.” New York Times, (February 8, 2004).)

Luckily, Article 8 are not professionals. Faced with desperate financial straits, Article It's hard to make it any clearer: We REALLY need your financial support at this time 8 has attempted to take a page from right’s book by scaring its base (all 15 of them) by concocting a homosexual conspiracy with their own Amy as the poor heroine. A regular Lady Liberty.

Apparently, we homosexuals have conspired with the Acton Police, the Attorney General, the Goodridge plaintiffs, and the entire Massachusetts Bar Association to break into her home in order to leave messages in the dust on her dusty table. Now, please do not misunderstand me (or, in Article 8’s case, distort what I write) --- breaking and entering is a crime and every person, including Ms. MassResistance, has the right to be safe and secure in their home --- but making Ms. Resistance out to be the embattled heroine to raise money; well, someone call Julie Andrews because I feel a musical coming on.

As I started this post, follow the money. Article 8’s principal and primary reason for existence is removal of the Justices; and even its sympathizers are realizing that that is never going to happen. (Another legislative session closed without even taking up Rep. Goguen’s bill.)

As the fringe few become even more desperate to hold on, they will need to find more and more reasons to be relevant. This show’s becoming to look more and more like Sunset Blvd every day:

You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else!
Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!...

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.


Anonymous said...

I'm assuming this is in response to the Article8 update you quote here:

It's funny that they don't post this on their site.

Two interesting pieces in this:

"And last week they published where Amy's daughter goes to school. (Does this bother you? Here's one place where Bay Windows gets funding"

I can't find this anywhere in the last several BayWindows (or on-line). Now, this did come up in a discussion of whether Amy' academic credentials were legit (someone said, yes, she's listed as a legacy), but not in anyway as a "go get her." More importantly, this is all on-line and available with a simple Google of "Amy Contrada." The woman was a writer for MassNews for Christ's sake...

"On two recent occasions, they've stolen Amy's credit card numbers and charged bizarre (i.e., not expensive -- just weird) things to her accounts."

Now, how on earth do they "know" this was Gay Activists (or that the card was stolen). This happened to me last week and I'm gay! Amex cleared it up immediately.

Methinks they protest too much.

Anonymous said...

They, Camenker and Contrada, have a history of making up stories when they run out of ideas.

Anonymous said...

I was picturing some sort of gay electronic version of Zoro. Maybe the perp bought something at Pottery Barn.

But yes, they seem to have no issue with making things up. The weird part is they don't seem to care if they get caught.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,

You have to remember that, while Article 8 have learned to co-opt the language of tolerance, these are homophobes. Their goal is not "to all get along" it's to drive us from the face of the earth. The truth is irrelevant to them.

There's is a religion of hate. While it's frequently unintentionally funny, it's only because these poor unfortunates have dedicated their entire lives to oppressing other people. They have to try to justify it somehow, but they never quite pull it off.

My personal favorite is the MassNews article piece celebrating Emile Goguen:

"Rep. Goguen has always had homosexual friends all his life and has never been mean to anyone."

Well, gosh. At least nobody is saying that about Camenker, Contrada, or the Pawlicks.

Just think could have been done if MassNews, MFI, or Article8 has put their time and money into helping people..