Friday, December 23, 2005

Looks like the "Know Thy Neighbor" intimidation tactics are backfiring

Back in October, I wrote about a group of folks determined to publicize every Massachusetts citizen who signed a petition to define "marriage" as a union between one man and one woman.

The idea, of course, was to intimidate people.

It didn't work.

In fact, so many people signed the petition (over 120,000...easily double the number required to make it to the ballot) that the "Know Thy Neighbor" folks are having a tough time keeping their web-site in operation.

Evidently, folks (like me) are so eager to make sure their names are listed, the site keeps crashing. And the beautiful people in the upscale Manchester-by-the-Sea organization are actually begging for funds to help them in this broadband crisis.

Sorry, "neighbors." While I appreciate the chance to see who did — and didn't — sign the petition, you're going to have to look elsewhere for a handout.