Maria's on my TEEVEE now!
Maria more than held her own. Some typical tea party talking points about how "we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem."
Maria pointed out that taxes are at a historical low. One panelist posed the laughable position of lowering the debt ceiling.
Second segment is on Marcellus fracking. Typical discussion. Right wingers doubting marcellus shale drilling is safe and that there's no need for a tax.
This segment is on gay history being taught in California. Dale McCoy, the tea party guy, thinks it's "reprehensible." He confuses the contributions of gay Americans with teaching about "homosexuality." He doesn't want "homosexuality" "foisted on him." Maria thinks that everyone should be included in history.
Dale embarrassed himself in this segment.
Maria has to explain the phrase "tyranny of the majority" to Bob Hillen. He asked where in the Constitution it's found. Dale McCoy doesn't understand why gay couples want to be recognized by the state. Dale doesn't think that two men or two women are the healthiest of situations. Dale doesn't understand why the gays have to be so public. PJ Maloney seems kinda perturbed with him. Dale, while he says he doesn't have a problem with what two people do in the privacy of their own homes, still thinks that homosexuality is abnormal.
Maria's doing a good job on this segment. Dale, not so much.
Continuation of gay marriage discussion. Dale doesn't like the idea that they're teaching homosexuality as normal. I'm thinking Bob Hillen must be relieved that Dale is there. By comparision, Bob looks less nutty.
Conservatives on the panel just want the immigration laws to be enforced. Dale thinks we should pull out all the troops out of Libya and then they should be posted on the Mexican border. Dale wants the unemployed to harvest crops. Two years of unemployment is too long for Dale.