We’ve been “boinged!” (and FARKed)

Boing BoingWe got “boinged” pretty hard this morning — so hard we’re still feeling it tonight. I haven’t been able to sit down all day…

…due to the traffic that came our way after we were featured on the front page of BoingBoing: A Directory of Wonderful Things.

BoingBoing linked to the interview we did with Cockeyed.com. Cockeyed.com linked to us. And that spillover traffic was still  almost enough to kill the site. We flipped a bunch of switches behind the scenes so hopefully that won’t happen again.

Skip the interview if you have already read it, but there are some fantastic comments on the BoingBoing article. Those are worth the price of admission alone.

EDIT: We also got FARKed. We had a really, really good time last night…

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RescueMarriage gets twitterpated

TwitterLike the burning sensation a sinner feels after a one-night stand with a Tijuana hooker, RescueMarriage has gone viral. And no one has helped the rash spread faster than our good friends over at “Twitter.”

We looked into getting our own Twitter account, but then discovered that we had a better attention span than an over-caffeinated squirrel — so were disqualified for medical reasons.

But for those of you on stimulants or off your meds, check out the following Twitter searches to see what has been twatted about us:

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Cockeyed.com interview

cockeyedI conducted two interviews about the initiative last night. I can’t tell you about the first one, yet. But the second was an online chat with Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed fame. We covered the main points of the initiative and what we hope it will accomplish

Becasue Rob is a machine that doesn’t appear to need sleep, he posted the entire interview on his site late last night. It was done viat Gtalk, and you can play a fun game where you try to spot my typos.


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“Free Republic” and “Democratic Underground” start discussing the initiative

Democrat vs. Republican on whiteFar right blog “Free Republic” and far left blog “Democratic Underground” have both begun debating the merits of the initiative today. Each site has its share of detractors and supporters, demonstrating that this is far from a partisan issue. Family values are important to everyone.

trumandogz @ FreeRepublic.com writes:

Great idea and a perfect way to protect marriage.

While notesdev @ DemocraticUnderground.com adds:

It would sure make people think long and hard before making what should be a lifelong commitment. Easy divorce sure didn’t help children any.

So we have synchronicity! An idea that cuts across ideological backgrounds and appeals to liberals and conservatives alike. Unfortunately, while we did garner support, there were also cynics in the crowd, who do not share our vision for a more values-based California.

DebbieCDC @ DemocraticUnderground.com writes:

Apparently some whackjob(s) in CA have gathered enough signatures to get this on the November ballot*

It’s a ballot initiative. Some crackpot(s) think that even IF this gets approved by a majority of voters, it will survive a court challenge. It seems they may have gotten enough valid signatures to get it on the ballot. The wackos are crawling out of the woodwork.

And in a particularly hurtful comment, The Unknown Republican @ FreeRepublic.com writes:

Although I support the concept in principle, I don’t believe this is a serious push by a conservative group or Christian organization. It seems to me that this is more likely a stunt by bitter leftwing homosexuals…an answer of sorts to Prop. 8. These people think they can show that the real motivation behind Prop. 8 wasn’t the protection of marriage but rather the hatred of gays. At least that seems to be their theory of operation on this…

I’d like to assure “The Unknown Republican” that nothing could be further from the truth. I know that the real motivation of the people who supported Prop 8 was to protect traditional marriages, which is why I’m sure their support for protecting traditional marriage will not change — even if this time it’s their own rights that are being curtailed.


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The wheels are turning…

2010 California Marriage Protection ActI recieved an e-mail this morning:

Mr. Marcotte,

Thank you for your time, please let me know if you have any questions.

Eric J. Thronson
Fiscal & Policy Analyst
Legislative Analyst’s Office
California State Legislature
925 L Street, Suite 1000
(***) ***-****

This is exciting news. We’re making progress. I called Mr. Thronson up and we chatted for a bit about what the bill was supposed to accomplish. I thought that a bit strange, since we tried to keep the bill as simple and straightforward as possible; but he was quite pleasant and I answered his questions to the best of my ability.

He asked if he could call me if more questions came up, and I assured him that would be fine. So we’re one step closer to a more moral California. Hooray!

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Prop 8 supporter blasted for promoting traditional values — like spanking

California Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R) Orange County was recently caught on tape talking about his affairs with two different married female lobbyists.

In typical liberal media fashion, the press has decided to focus on unimportant issues like “ethics” and “hypocrisy” rather than the fact that Duvall received a perfect 100% ranking on Family Values issues from the Capitol Resource Institute. And absolutely no credit was given to Duvall for protecting three different traditional marriages as they struggled with the difficult subject of infidelity.

On top of that, in parts of the tape, Duvall voiced his support of the traditional family value of corporal punishment. He mentioned he enjoyed spanking one of the married female lobbyists because — as she readily admitted — she was a “bad girl.”

Duvall, a staunch Republican, has opposed all efforts to extend the institution of marriage to gay people — presumably because such indecent sexual activity would set a bad example for his two children.

I say we need more good men like Michael Duvall promoting traditional values in Sacramento.

Full Story @ OC Weekly

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John + Four and Kate + Four = Sin

Good news for the eight kids of Jon Gosselin and his estranged wife, Kate — the stars of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ have made some progress in their divorce negotiations.
Jon’s lawyers had given Kate a deadline to explain where she put $80,000 from TLC that Jon claimed had “gone missing” when they announced their separation in June.
Then Jon and Kate bought themselves new cars to celebrate the split — and each blamed the other for blowing too much cash.

Jon and KateJon and Kate Gosselin continue their march towards the dissolution of their marriage without any regard for their eight children, who obviously would have been better off if their parents had stayed in a loveless marriage where Kate acted like an unbalanced harpy and Jon grew increasingly passive-aggressive to counter her shrillness.

The new arrangement where Kate goes on extended book tours and Jon dresses like a douchebag and hits on 20-year-olds is clearly harming the children, who stay at home with a nanny that they more than likely call “mom.”

Thankfully, the Duggar family of 18 Kids and Counting fame has announced intentions to produce at least eight more children in the next three years to counter the effects of Jon and Kate’s attack on traditional values. The new additions to the Duggar family are expected to go to church, respect traditional values and dress like extras from Little House on the Prarie.

Good news for the eight kids of Jon Gosselin and his estranged wife, Kate — the stars of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ have made some progress in their divorce negotiations.

Jon’s lawyers had given Kate a deadline to explain where she put $80,000 from TLC that Jon claimed had “gone missing” when they announced their separation in June.

Then Jon and Kate bought themselves new cars to celebrate the split — and each blamed the other for blowing too much cash.

(full article)

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Straight couples bravely hang on in gay Massachusetts

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Five years after becoming the first state in the union to legalize gay marriage, Massachusetts remains the state with the lowest divorce rate in the country, thanks to the dedication and perseverance of its embattled straight population.

Actually, according to provisional data, Massachusetts’ divorce rate dropped from 2.3 per 1,000 in 2007 to 2.0 per 1,000 in 2008 — a rate not seen at the national level since before the onset of World War II. (source Bay Windows)

But, like the calm before the storm, it is only a matter of time before marriages start dropping like flies as heterosexual couples realize that if gay people are allowed to marry, it completely devalues the vows they took before God and family.

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Coalition of sodomites gathers to oppose God’s will

gay-marriageSome homosexuals are working hard to overturn Prop 8 in 2010 — instead of waiting for 2012, when Sarah Palin will be president and/or the world will come to a fiery end.

Marriage equality advocates from across the state hoping to repeal Proposition 8 in 2010 met last weekend in San Francisco to adopt a structure for a statewide signature gathering campaign and elect an interim leadership team to develop a political action committee.
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Taking the initiative

We filed papers today at the Attorney General’s office:

  • A Request for Title and Summary Section 9002
  • A copy of the initiative
  • A signed affidavit
  • A $200 check, which will be refunded when the initiative makes it on the ballot

Link: 2010 California Protection of Marriage Act

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