Mormons for Marriage at Sunstone West

I've never met any of the crew from Mormons for Marriage in real life, so I'm glad they took the time to tape their "Proposition in All Things" panel at the Sunstone West 2009 symposium.

Here's Lisa Fahey:

To watch and read about the other panelists, please head over to Mormons for Marriage.

On a separate topic, Dan Kirby has lost his Monrovia City Council seat.

More about Dan here, here and here, but most importantly, here (in comments) and here.

During Dan's first term on city council, he also managed to pull down $88K/yr working for Ron Prentice's California Family Council (and according to the Form 990s that the CFC filed, Dan was putting in 40 hrs/wk for them during the years he served on the Monrovia City Council).

All the while maintaining his employment with Rio Hondo Prep.

Not to mention Dan's apparent good fortune at having the Yes on 8 campaign choose his "Patriot Design" as a vendor.

Dan apparently likes to keep busy. Good for him.

He's no doubt been reaping countless blessings for all that work he did for Yes on 8 from his perch at the California Family Council, but it looks like keeping his City Council seat won't be one of them. Shucks.

Sorry, Dan.

Unless you're re-appointed ... which I really hope doesn't happen. You were fortunate to be appointed a seat once already after your previous loss in 2003, even though your opponent, Pam Fitzpatrick, won more votes than you in that election. If you're appointed again this time around, folks might start to wonder: why's it so darn important that Daniel J. Kirby keep his seat on the Monrovia City Council? I mean, it's obviously not important to Monrovia's voters, who've rejected you twice now. I'll save the Letters to the Editor and the blog posts for when/if you are re-appointed. For now, this is simply to note the possibility of your back-to-back appointment (and in low-key fashion, urge against it).

Apparently, I'm not the only one asking the new council to do the right thing.

And if I were asked to speculate as to the reason why Dan's presence on the council is so highly-valued, well, it might have something to do with this: Dan Kirby's campaign was paid for by property developers (howdy, Samuelson & Fetter).

More about Dan here and here.

Ain't the Internet grand?

Yes, it is:

Party on ...

And pass me some more of that Pensacola punch (and don't mind me if I pass on whatever #$%* Cleveland's drinkin'):


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