Let fury have the hour, anger can be power

D’you know that you can use it?

It’s the best years of your life they want to steal

No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown

I will have more to say in this space soon regarding yesterday’s Prop H8 decision, I am still gathering my thoughts.

But these lyric from a song I know have been blasting in my head since the news broke (very slightly paraphrased):

What are we gonna do now?
Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew?
’Cos working for the clampdown

They put up a poster saying:
We pray more than you!
When we’re working for the clampdown

We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers

The judge said five to ten but I say double that again
I’m not working for the clampdown

No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown

Kick over the wall ’cause government’s to fall
How can you refuse it?

Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
D’you know that you can use it?

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there’s nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don’t owe nothing, so boy get runnin’
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Prop 8 Upheld, Tears Flood the Streets

Hand of the Law Comes Down Hard

Separate But Equal the Law of the Land Once Again in California

I can legislate the right of your kids to marry at the ballot box at any time.

At least we know that is clear.

I wonder what else I can legislate with my organizing skills and a clipboard?

How about “Marriage is only recognized between residents of Tulare County and Mormons?”

Bonus Quiz (in case you think I am joking):

Answer via comment below:

Which US Supreme Court Justice has written this?

“To the argument . . . that a majority may not deprive a minority of its constitutional right, the answer must be made that while this is sound in theory, in the long run it is the majority who will determine what the constitutional rights of the minorities are.”

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Prop 8 D-Day Actions, Tulare County Announced and Confirmed

From Jamie Garza
Chair Porterville LGBTQ, Tulare County Chapter Leader Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA)

It was confirmed yesterday that the Supreme Court
will issue its ruling on Prop 8, Tuesday May 26th at 10:00am. We have two very important local actions to follow. And Please lets make this viral. Call your friends and family, Forward this email, text, myspace, facebook, twitter, whatever you can do to help spread the word.

Visalia D-Day Action will be Tuesday 26th at 6:00pm at the Visalia Courthouse. For more info go to:
http://www.marriageequality.org/index.php?page=ca-tulare-county or to find more locations go to:
http://www.dayofdecision.com/

And You Don’t want to miss what could be the biggest marriage equality action in the Central Valley. Please join supporters from all over the state for “Meet In THe Middle 4 Equality” on Saturday May 30th at Fresno City Hall at 1:00pm. For more info go to:
http://www.meetinthemiddle4equality.com/

Visit the Tulare County Chapter and Join MEUSA Today! www.marriageequality.org… Read the rest

Breaking News – Prop 8 Ruling Imminent

This in from the California Supreme Court notification service:

STRAUSS v. HORTON
Case: S168047, Supreme Court of California

Date (YYYY-MM-DD): 2009-05-22
Event Description: Notice of forthcoming opinion posted
For more information on this case, go to:
http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search/dockets.cfm?dist=0&doc_id=1899725… Read the rest