Who Am I?
- I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.
All opinions that I express are my own and do not reflect the views of any organization that I represent.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
While doing the research for Republicans who signed the amicus briefs in support of Overturning Prop 8 and DOMA, I came across this article written by Jon Huntsman for The American Conservative.
Mr. Huntsman served as a United States Ambassador to two Asian countries: Singapore (August 1992-June 1993) and China (August 2009- April 2011). He was also governor of Utah from January 2005 until August 2009.
After resigning as US Ambassador to China in April 2011, Mr. Huntsman concentrated on making a run for the Republican Party nominee for President. Huntsman made it as far as the South Carolina primary before suspending his campaign and endorsing eventual nominee Mitt Romney.
For a Republican, Huntsman's positions are rather moderate compared to the rest of the field he was in. He once tweeted during his campaign in response to Governor Perry's claim that global warming was a myth: "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy." The Huffington Post described him as "a conservative technocrat-optimist with moderate positions who was willing to work substantively with President Barack Obama." He was the one candidate that gave the Obama campaign a real concern.
There is one paragraph that caught my eye while reading. It doesn't just apply to the current marriage equality debate. I think it applies to a whole list of other issues and should serve as a guide to our elected officials as a reminder of who they represent and who should be their advocate for their issues. I highlighted it.
Anyways, here's the article:
This letter, authored by Michael Watts, is in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News, and Lewisville Texan Journal.
Mr. Watts served in the United States Navy from 2002 to 2008 as a nuclear propulsion mechanical operator. He is currently a student at the University of North Texas pursuing a degrees in Mathematics and Political Science.
Monday, March 25, 2013
This interview aired on 26 February 2010. Currently the Repeal of Prop 8 and the Challenge on the Constitutionality of DOMA is at the Supreme Court.
Again, I stress the story that Ted Olson and David Boies were on opposite ends of Bush v. Gore (2000) because it's funny how two political adversaries have come together for a common cause.
It is reported that Ted Olson will argue the case alone before the high court.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
In preparation of the Supreme Court hearing Hollingsworth v. Perry (12-144) (Prop 8 Case), we present...
PROP 8: THE MUSICAL
PROP 8: THE MUSICAL
Saturday, March 16, 2013
First, I want to make clear that the event in Austin that I attended on Monday was not about me. It was about the greater cause. That was not the message I was trying to convey. I guess I got caught up that I was on television...
Until I realized it was Fox.