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Ding Dong the Mainstream Press is Dead

I have a theory that it's a good idea to only have enemies who are older than you are. That way, when they die, you can piss on their grave.

In 1992, the Rocky Mountain News endorsed Colorado's Amendment 2. It stripped all legal rights away from gay and lesbian citizens. If you had a problem with any state law, statue, or ordinance, you couldn't petition the court. Read that part again: the entire government was barred from doing anything for (or against) gay people. Homosexuality could not be mentioned in any business performed by the state of Colorado. It was like gay, lesbian, and transgender people didn't exist.

The law was overturned by the U.S. supreme court as being blatently unconstitutional. It's obvious that it is immoral to prevent someone from arguing the fact that they can't argue. But it was four full years before the law was overturned.

The Rocky Mountain News strongly supported Amendment 2. It rallied its readership in long editorials that talked about "special rights" for gay people. I was closeted at the time, and was talking to a coworker. He snorted, "Special rights? I don't think they should have *any* rights."

Today, the Rocky Mountain News folded. I couldn't be happer. I am going to print out a copy of their defunct web page, put it on the ground, and piss on it like a puppy.

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Grave Dancing is Unseemly

But ... this was the best line of the day, today:

"Let go of the rim so we can flush already!"

Taken from the comments section on RMN Blog. The rest, from that same author,

"I am sorry that some people at the RMN are losing their jobs but the paper is to blame for the lack of local interest and the filtering of national news. You have readers that you have fed such a steady diet of GOP slant they have lost reality. This is not the paper it was in the past and has been in decline since the 80s."

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