bscorp (bnmc2005) wrote in ontd_political,

Do you have the cliff notes re: Teh Gay Mafia? U2 can testify for Prop8!

I did not do any prop8 trial posting last Friday cause I was away - you know- working (as one of those who are lucky enough to still have a job I don't take it for granted.) Tonight however I was able to catch the summaries and I will share a few bits.  Sometimes I feel like I should be wearing a read and gold blazer and holding a megaphone to present this stuff. This is a circus. Not a Barnum & Bailey so much as the kind of a kind of flea circus from an episode of Tom and Gerry.  The defendant’s witness is attempting to jump through hoops and clearly failing. He claimed to be an expert but much of what he’s being questioned on he hasn’t even studied until six- weeks before today.  Bois, for our side (and I say "our" because if your actually FOR prop 8 - I disown you from all literal humanity), rightfully rips this guy a new one. The testimony + commentary by the loyal and hard working live-blogger's over at prop8trialtracker and  is all very much history +  Luz. Please do check them out today. Give them some props.

First off, the two teams spent much of the time this morning dealing with document issues because the Defense has waited till the very last minute to introduce HUNDREDS of documents into evidence ( if that doesn't seem like cheating... ) The Plaintiffs "rested" of sorts, but only inasmuch as they can re-open after they have time to actually read the HUNDREDS of documents the Defense pooped out into their inbox right before the legal buzzer. 

Today brought us Dr Kenneth Miller which D-I (Defense) Thompson would like to present  as an "expert" on the political power of gays and lesbians.  The definition of Political Power is important because the defense would very much like ot make the case that TEH GAYS, and their agenda /mafia/ pedophilia marketing pyramid scheme cartel are powerful political entity and do not need to be protected by the courts (Cry Majority Martyrs! Crrrryyyyyy! ) Remember  we have Ellen, Will and Grace, those gay cowboys, NPR, Jeeves and Wooster... (I just threw those last two in for good measure, I'm sure Fry and Laurie on our side.) We, Teh Gays, are powerful and threatening. 

But Mr Boies (our side) says, um not so much,  and he does a Voir Dire (examines the witness) to determine if he knows his stuff. Yes,  even this is amusing.  {excerpt from p8tt ... my own comments in '{... }'  transcribers' words in ' [... ]' }

Thompson: Tender witness as expert on CA politics and American politics.
Boies: Although I think I would not dispute that expert in some aspects in that broad field, concerned he may be asked to opine on political power of gays and lesbians which is beyond his expertise. Court to proffer his expertise. If it’s within his scope, okay. If not, we’d like to voir dire.
T: Certainly expert in gays and lesbians.
Judge Walker: Would you like to voir dire?
B: Good afternoon….
J: Still morning.
B: Have you written any peer reviewed articles on the power of gays and lesbians?
Miller: Depends upon your definition?
B: Of what?
M: Of power of gays and lesbians. I’ve written that French article. {Oh ..Oui! that one.. it's french, that's expert right?}
B: Other than that French article as you referred to it, have you written any other peer reviewed articles about power of g and l?
M: No.
B: You wrote about political power of gays and lesbians.
M: Yes.
B: You showed that gays and lesbians do not have political power?
M: No. They ran a good campaign against Prop. 8. {If by "good" you mean loosing ... well yeah- jack ass. }
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