Friday, April 9


While his national security adviser sat in front of the 9/11 commission to argue that there was no mention of attacks on the U.S. in the 8/6/2001 memo about attacks on the U.S., our president shamelessly pandered to his far right, the "conservationists" who also happen to be gun lovers - folks like Ducks Unlimited, Quai Unlimited, the Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association. The Guardian (er, "Guardian Unlimited") mentions that another guest, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance proudly "provides direct lobbying and grassroots coalition support to protect and advance the rights of hunters, fishermen, trappers and scientific wildlife management professionals." What I want to know is, how come conservatives are so adamant about no "special rights" for homosexuals, but when it comes to another minority - one that's demonstrably dangerous to the life and limb of ordinary citizens - they're willing to push as hard as they can for... special rights? How does that work?

No comments: