Hammer on OSC
From John Hammer at The Rhino Times:
The amendment was and is a political issue. It is matter for debate and discussion and, ultimately, for the people to decide. One of the arguments for putting it on the ballot in the first place was that the people of the state, not the elected officials, should make this decision. We should be able to discuss the pros and cons of the amendment without people being subjected to personal attacks for eloquently stating their opinion.
Excuse the hell out of us for complaining while you put your foot on our neck. Hammer is fucking delusional if he thinks this was simply “a political issue.” It’s like the guy on MSNBC said after the vote: if put to a referendum, the people of North Carolina would re-invoke slavery.
Speaking of delusional:
It is true that it would be foolish for most of us to get in a war of words with Card. He has written more books than many people have read. It would be like getting in a dunking contest with an NBA All Star; you’re not going to win.
Are you fucking kidding me? Hammer and OSC are cowards. They have never engaged their critics in a public forum. They don’t even have an RSS feed. OSC can scribble bullshit forever, but that doesn’t mean he can defend his arguments.
We also are the only newspaper in the country with a court injunction preventing the Ku Klux Klan from using our paper as a vehicle to spread their hateful, racist propaganda.
Dude, you spread hateful, racist propaganda. The only difference is the degree.
It’s easy to see why there were not more yard signs in favor of Amendment One. People didn’t want to be attacked for having a political belief different from what is considered acceptable by liberals. It is amazing – so many liberals are all in favor of free speech as long as it is free speech with which they agree.
It’s not a free speech issue, you fucking moron. A Republican legislature put forth the referendum. All we were doing was trying to keep it from becoming part of the constitution. God, talk about misframing the argument by blaming the victims. What a whining fucking pussy.