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imageSACRAMENTO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – This is not even a hoax. It’s going to happen.  Well, if California voters approve a ballot measure being proposed by a nut case —  a Southern California lawyer who wants to make it legal to shoot gay people just because — they’re gay.

Matt McLaughlin from Huntington Beach has started a petition to make it legal to execute gay people for engaging in what he calls ‘sodomy.’

How to spot people engaging in sodomy is the tricky part about the proposed ballot initiative — unless, of course, they do it in public (like during San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair?). Or perhaps requiring all two men or two women who live in the same household to install cameras that would automatically livecast what happens in their bedrooms.

A minimum of 365,000 signatures are needed to get any initiative on the ballot in California. So the challenge for McLaughlin is to find 364,999 other nut cases in the golden state which is not necessarily an impossible proposition.


Graphic: Comstock

Washington, D.C. – Time and again, at meetings of the National Governors’ Association (NGA), there is one recurring issue that’s always on its agenda: the continuing gridlock in Washington, D.C. and the ineffectiveness of the U.S.  federal government to meet the needs of the 50 states of the union.

“Americans — Democrats and Republicans alike — are fed up, and are now ready to turn their backs on the Washington government,” according to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R), chair of the NGA.  In a hastily-called press conference today, the NGA revealed that all 50 states will have a ballot initiative during the mid-term elections this November that would authorize the governors to officially secede from the United States.  If voters pass each and every one of the ballot initiatives, the federal government will, in effect, be abolished, along with all federal laws including those on immigration, taxation and defense. While the states will still be collectively identified as the United States, the state governments will have full control and authority over all affairs.

According to a poll conducted by Gallup, and released during the NGA press conference, there are at least 10 states in which the secession initiative has a majority of voter support.  These include Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan and Kentucky.  Only two states seem to be against the initiative — Utah and California.  The initiative is a toss-up in all the remaining states.

Hawaii Governor Abercrombie
Hawaii Governor Abercrombie

Meanwhile, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) said that the Aloha state has a second ballot initiative that would make Hawaii a totally independent Pacific Island nation.