Thursday, November 13, 2008
join the impact
i know i've briefly mentioned my feelings toward proposition 8 but i wanted to share some more. first off, i hope you all watched the keith olbmermann video that i posted a couple of days ago. it has been plastered all over the internet since it originally aired on monday night so you've probably had many opportunities to watch it. in light of this being a shitty, shitty situation i would like to say that i was really excited to see so many of my friends post the video on facebook. i honestly think that it has the power to soften some (not many) peoples' views on this issue because it cuts right to the point: this is about love. i would also like to urge ALL of you to check this site to see if there is a prop 8 protest near you this saturday, november 15. unfortunately, i have to work on saturday and will not be able to attend the protest here in austin. believe me, i am tempted to call in sick and go anyway but i'm not sure i can afford the backlash of that decision. but that doesn't mean that i don't fully support each and every person going out and protesting this. this list of austin residents who financially supported the passage of this proposition was brought to my attention this morning. nauseating is what that is. the largest donor, spencer wheelwright, works for dell. unfortunately i own a dell and i can't exactly afford to ditch this computer right now. sorry, dudes. and apparently, cinemark donated $10,000 to help the prop pass as well. there are 8 cinemark theaters in the austin area alone. gay marriage advocates are urging people to boycott any business that donated money to this "cause" saying that they won't support businesses that don't support them. fair enough! so please try to do your part to protest this violation in civil rights, if you see fit.