Prop. 8 bullies in California

What is wrong with people? I understand taking a stand in what you believe in, but you should not be allowed to force your opinion on others. What’s happening in California to some individuals is outright harassment and should not be tolerated.

Malkin has more. If you’re a business owner or store manager in California you best keep your mouth shut concerning any political or social position. If these bullies are against you, they can attack you and your customers.

Here is the story from the LA Times. Check out the bribery that’s involved. It really makes me sick to my stomach to read this stuff.

Manager Larry Crenshaw gave $50 to “try to smooth things over” and counter the boycott. He said the protests had started to affect employees.

One server called in Thursday worried about going into work. Thursday night crowds grew to about 200 people, and customers leaving the restaurant were called vulgarities, Crenshaw said.

Diners at one table had to be compensated for their $50 tab because their night had been ruined, and patrons celebrating a birthday at an outdoor table had to endure protesters late into the evening, he said.

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  1. Okie Jim on November 17, 2008 at 7:18 am

    What's wrong with (these) people? Oh man, don't make me go there … I might say something MOST politically incorrect 🙂

    I'm not surprised. Scrape the "peace, love, and tolerance" veneer off of any militant, and you'll find a Nazi thug underneath.

    For a movement that seeks tolerance, these people are mighty intolerant, or so it seems.

  2. Jared on November 17, 2008 at 7:52 am

    The government should not be in the business of recognizing marriage at all (hetero OR homo). Marriage is a completely religious ritual, and has no place in government. There's no reason why married people should be treated differently than unmarried people. That is basic libertarianism… from Wikipedia:

    "libertarianism focuses on the rights of the individual to act in accordance with his or her subjective values"

  3. Erik on November 18, 2008 at 5:25 am


    Marriage is a contract upheld by the state, you may have a religious ceremony but it is not required. If you show up at a church without a marriage license can you technically be married? I think not. I was not married in a church, I am not religious. Does that make my marriage less valid? I don't think so. What is next? You are going to select which religions are "valid" if I am married in a wicken ceremony is it valid? What about Satanic ceremony?


  4. nick on November 18, 2008 at 7:12 am

    I think that all us "breeders" SOMEHOW thinking that marriage is SOME SORT of social bedrock is ludicris. Until we get the "cajones" to ACTUALLY KEEP A PROMISE instead of needing to "find ourselves", lets just stop with this bull that marriage is a sacred vow. Around 55% of us just can't seem to follow through with the supposed biggest promise of our lives.

  5. Shawn on November 18, 2008 at 10:33 am

    you mean they got the restaurant to pay them.

    Well whaddayakonw…it IS just like the Civil Rights "Movement" of the 80s, 90s and today!

  6. Jared on November 19, 2008 at 6:49 am


    As far as I can tell people were getting married long before the US of A was around to tax us and tell us how we should run our lives. Hmmm… I wonder who it was that went around marrying people? The church maybe? The government has no business validating or recognizing marriages. If wickens and satanists have religious practices that allow for marriage, let them do it… who cares?

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