Shameless Lies Resucitate “Proposition Hate.”

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Well, I was crowing a little too soon about the polls showing the mean-spirited and un-American Proposition 8, which should be a relic of another century, going down in flames like Sodom and Gomorrah themselves. Now it seems as though a mighty financial tsunami coming from a few big conservative, homophobic religions (chief among them the Mormons who are managing to stay under the public’s radar), in league with cynical Republican operatives, has managed – at least temporarily – to sway public opinion to the bigoted side.  Their chief tool has been a certain obnoxious, falsehood-riddled commercial which I’m sure you’ve seen on TV and heard on the radio, beginning and ending with a brazenly in-your-face Gavin Newsom exulting, “Whether ya like it or not!”

Well, I was all ready to debunk the five lies in the commercial, but thank God for whoever made this video, it’s already very well handled here (although I wish some sad hippie weren’t singing while we try to read!)

I also really like the way the good NO folks frame the issue in THIS ad, which will hopefully be getting a lot of play, especially if you can go the extra mile and donate at this link: https://secure.ga4.org/01/stopthelies/nT1NiQS9qgiKD?


About Vern Nelson

Greatest pianist/composer in Orange County, and official troubador of both Anaheim and Huntington Beach (the two ends of the Santa Ana Aquifer.) Performs regularly both solo, and with his savage-jazz quintet The Vern Nelson Problem. Reach at vernpnelson@gmail.com, or 714-235-VERN.