Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Postcards to Mary

Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Dick Cheney, is in a bit of a rough spot. Daddy is a fat good-ole-boy despot with a Bible up his ass and plenty of mean and nasty things to say about the perversities commited by gays, and he's supporting amendments to the Constitution (I'm not sure why... the way he and Bush constantly defy the Constitution, you'd think he'd be a little more jaded... oh, I forgot, they want everyone else to follow the rules, but as privileged white guys they can do what they please) to make his prejudices become federal law. Mary is not just sitting idly by while this happens... she is actually being paid to run daddy's re-election campaign. What a fucked up position for a person to be in.

I doubt it will help, but somebody started, a site where you can send a postcard expressing support for Mary or begging her to intercede with her hellspawned father on behalf of the rest of the country. You can leave a note of your own, or view the notes other people have written, or go read up on why the website exists and make up your own mind about what to do.

Remember back in the dark ages, when the republicans were always yapping about state's rights? This administration has routinely taken away the state's ability to make their own laws. Medicinal marijuana? Not gonna happen. Run your school system any way other than "No child left behind"? Not gonna happen. Decide whether or not gays can be legally married in your state? Not gonna happen. Do you think these guys are just going to suddenly grow a conscience and stop fucking the country? Not gonna happen.