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The Hoover Institution Harbors Bigots

Back in July, Dinesh D'Souza wrote one of the most preposterous and ridiculous blog posts I have ever seen.  Not only does it conflate homosexuality with pedophilia (when in fact most pedophiles are heterosexual), but it also implies that if gays and lesbians were in the military, there would be rampant and out-of-control orgies. Oh, yeah, he also seemed to think that the loss of a few American LGBT soldiers wouldn't be much of a loss at all.

Some of the better quotes: 

What happens when an all-male organization like the Catholic clergy allows homosexuality to become institutionally entrenched? The answer is organizational and moral chaos. The priests start hitting on the altar boys.
He noted that if the American military gets soundly whipped in a future engagement, we could always laugh off the defeat and say, 'Well, yeah, but you only beat a bunch of gays.”

The Hoover Institution is a right-wing think tank based at Stanford here in the Bay Area.  It pays D'Souza for this drivel.  Hoover is very much part and parcel of the University. You cannot separate the two. In other words, Stanford harbors people who think LGBT soldiers are disposable. More (and contact info) over the flip.

D'Souza was eventually forced to apologize, but he claimed that these remarks were supposed to be funny. So, what, he's going to be more careful in the future? Oh, so it was funny to imply that all gays are pedophiles in waiting? Or was it funny that a few gay folks were killed.  Which one was supposed to be funny?

So, would you like to contact the Hoover Institution? Well, here's the deets:

Hoover Institution
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6010
Phone: 650-723-1754
Toll free: 1-877-466-8374
Fax: 650-723-1687
E-mail: [email protected]

New Internet Poll Shows Mixed Results

(Cross-posted from The California Courage Campaign – promoted by SFBrianCL)

Saladay has the results of a Polimetrix internet poll conducted for the Hoover Institution. Overall, Democrats are looking good downballot including Garamendi up by 6, Brown up by 21 and Bowen up by 7. At the top of the ticket, however, things are looking pretty static with Schwarzenegger up by 10.

As for the initiatives, if these numbers are to be believed (again, it's an internet poll so take with a grain of salt), the results give us some mixed news. While 85 would be defeated and 86 & 87 would be within a hair’s breadth of passing, check out those horrendous Prop 89 and 90 numbers.

See the extended…

Prop. 85, parental notification: 42% yes, 51% no

Prop. 86, cigarette tax: 49% yes, 47% no

Prop. 87, oil tax: 49% yes, 44% no

Prop. 88, parcel tax: 31% yes, 60% no

Prop. 89, campaign finance: 35% yes, 52% no

Prop. 90, eminent domain: 58% yes, 28% no

As for who was selected to participate in the poll:

"Participating in the survey were 877 likely voters belonging to the PollingPoint Internet panel. Panelists were selected to match a random sample drawn from the California voter list by age, gender, race, party registration and residence. The margin of error for the survey estimates is approximately plus or minus 3.5%."