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Still More Thoughts on Prop 8: a subjective approach

By Joseph Delli Gatti

Below is a response letter that I wrote to Marc Olmsted, author of this linked article.  Marc is gay and fought to ban Proposition 8, but came to the conclusion that it was the wrong move.  He proposed an alternate solution to provide greater validation of gay relationships.  While I don’t support his suggestion, he did provide some insights to me about what a gay couple might gain from a publicly recognized and sanctioned relationship.  

I felt somewhat inspired to share my perspective on the matter from more of a subjective angle as well.  Objectivity is important, but subjectivity allows a peek into an individual and their feelings.  That’s what I hope is provided here.  Some slight modifications and edits have been made from the original.   Continue reading Still More Thoughts on Prop 8: a subjective approach

Obama Uses The Race Card To Strong-arm Votes

by Joseph Delli Gatti

In an MSNBC interview conducted not too long ago, I watched as Michelle Obama made the statement when asked about the African American vote: “Black Americans will wake up and get it.”  

This was shocking not only to me, but to a great deal of black voters as well.  One news anchorman confirmed that he thought that it was a racist comment – saying something to the effect that maybe “black America” was made up of individuals with their own minds who maybe wanted to vote for Hilary.  His point was that their skin color does not obligate them to vote for Obama.   Continue reading Obama Uses The Race Card To Strong-arm Votes