"There are perhaps several million Arab Americans. Barack Obama is not one of them. New Hampshire Sen. John Sununu, University of Miami President Donna Shalala and the late comedian Danny Thomas are. They are as welcome here as the Germans and it's quite offensive that some of John McCain's followers are stupid enough to think they can get somewhere by making the mere accusation that somebody is an Arab."
To my fellow Wisconsin people: I strongly encourage you to harass your Assembly memberbetween now and their vote on the constitutional amendment (likely sometime between now and March) - and encourage your neighbors to do likewise.
As someone who lives in the senate and assembly districts of two co-sponsors of this particular piece of toilet paper (Senator Dale Schultz and Rep. Stephen Freese - neither of whom seem willing to let common sense and the fact that they have vocal constituents who consider this legislation to be little more than mean-spirited at best get in the way of Republican party supremacy), I want it to be known that I want NO PART of allowing an abridgement of anyone's rights to be written into a state or federal constitution.
To everyone: Does anyone else seeing this feel the same way I do (NAMELY: insulted)?
In better news, I called my mom, and she said the house sale went final on July 15 (which had to make her somewhat happy). Also, John and I got a new slow-cooker last week, and we made a nice, vegetable-laced roast over the weekend.