June 05, 2006
While Rome Burns...
Senate to tackle gay marriage banServes the interests of who? Our soldiers without enough body armor? The thousands of people without homes in the Gulf Coast? The millions of people without healthcare?President Bush and congressional Republicans are aiming the political spotlight this week on efforts to ban gay marriage, with events at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue — all for a constitutional amendment with scant chance of passage but wide appeal among social conservatives.
"Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all."
Ladies and Gentlemen, our government has been officially highjacked by rightwing fanatics who DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU (unless you have money and/or votes to give them). It's time for a (NSFW) song:
For those of you who don't know the phrase "Fiddling While Rome Burns," here's The Phrase Finder's definition :
"To occupy oneself with unimportant matters and neglect priorities during a crisis."