Friday, June 8, 2012

Syria - Assad Massacres 86 Al Qubayr Residents in Marzaf - Al Jazeera Reports 6-6-12

Assad's Massacre

Iran's little puppet is going off the deep end, but then what did anybody expect?Bashar Assad, the apple that never fell far from the tree. My wonder is how long are the Arab nations going to put up with this?

Even that Iran. What kind of a puppet ally will be left by the time Assad is killed, runs away? Or like some bad joke just survives spreading the cheer of death and destruction. Perhaps divine intervention with a sudden cancer is in order.

U.N. monitors said to reach site of Syrian massacre

BEIRUT — A team of United Nations observers reached a village Friday in central Syria where activists say scores of civilians were massacred by pro-government militiamen, British news media reported.

A BBC reporter traveling with the unarmed observers in a convoy from the capital, Damascus, said an advance team reached Qubair and was checking the security situation before the rest of the monitors could enter the village to investigate the reported massacre.

The observers turned back Thursday after being stopped at Syrian military checkpoints and coming under small-arms fire from unidentified gunmen, U.N. officials said.

Washington Post

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Supreme Court to Rule on Homosexual Marriage

Growing up, I didn't really believe in stories of homosexuals. It was a foreign concept. Then what does one think happens, but a best friend of mine turns out to be homosexual.

That was like 40 years ago.

I don't care to share the story of our friendship, except to say it was never open and especially since he died of AIDS, is a big regret.

I consider myself a conservative, and all to often follow the party line, but here I must wander astray.

I maintain recognizing Gays/Lesbians equal rights to marriage is a Conservative/Libertarian principle which we, Conservatives should endorse.

California Gay-Marriage Case on Path to Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO—The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Tuesday declined to rehear arguments over California's ban on gay marriage, which the court invalidated in February, sending the case on a trajectory to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The decision came after proponents of Proposition 8—the 2008 California voter initiative banning gay marriage—asked that the February decision by a three-judge panel be reviewed by a larger panel of 11 judges.

To be heard by the larger panel, a majority of the court's 25 active judges would have to vote to rehear the case. The motion failed to get a majority, the decision said.
Andy Pugno, a lawyer for the group supporting Prop 8, said the ruling "essentially clears the way to where we ultimately knew this was going, which is the U.S. Supreme Court."