Proposition 8 isn’t just about civil rights, it’s about love and commitment

Hi there, I don’t tend to post much about politics in this blog, especially nowadays.  But I have something I want to talk to you about that’s more than “just politics.”  It’s about my friends.  It’s about—with semi-apologies to Princess Bride—True Love. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Proposition 8, I’ll quickly fill… Continue reading Proposition 8 isn’t just about civil rights, it’s about love and commitment

Provincial half-wits okay, but no Goddamned atheists!

In the marvelous The Week magazine (March 2007 edition quoting a USA Today / Gallup poll), it was disclosed that 53% of Americans wouldn’t vote for an atheist for U.S. President (and, unsurprisingly but just as sadly, 43% said they wouldn’t vote for a homosexual, either).  Barring a horribly worded poll question—which, I concede, isn’t… Continue reading Provincial half-wits okay, but no Goddamned atheists!

Two resource recommendations for getting a thoughtful, unbiased understanding of the world around us

Like many of you, I read a lot of news and opinion pieces on the Internet and am therefore bombarded by a mixture of dry and rabid facts and opinions.  It can be exausting and frustrating! That’s why I’m particularly pleased to have found these two useful resources: The Week MagazineThe Week expertly summarizes information… Continue reading Two resource recommendations for getting a thoughtful, unbiased understanding of the world around us

Intuition confirmed: Homophobia, SUV purchases linked to wee willies

In research that shouldn’t be a great surprise to anyone, a recent Cornell University study has shown that men who felt more insecure about their masculinity were “more likely to support the war in Iraq, more likely to oppose gay marriage and denounce gays, and more likely to express a desire to buy an SUV.”… Continue reading Intuition confirmed: Homophobia, SUV purchases linked to wee willies

Reeker madness and our society’s lenience towards drunk drivers

So, apparently this rather dumb fella went to bail out his brother-in-law using money that reeked of marijuana. Long story short… the dispatcher suspected the guy was a-foul (smelling) of the law, the guy’s car was searched (with his consent), “a pipe and a small amount of marijuana was found” and now “he could face… Continue reading Reeker madness and our society’s lenience towards drunk drivers

What Democrats need to do

A fellow blogger offered an interesting prompt: Oddly enough, the recent election has me disappointed but not as angry as the last one. At least I don’t feel like the election was blatantly stolen like last time, with bush losing majority and winning electoral solely riding the supreme court. While there are concerns about voting… Continue reading What Democrats need to do

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Dear rest of world

I’m really sorry, and I have no rational explanation for the opinions and choices of so many of my fellow American citizens. Please view the glass as half full instead of half empty. That’s what I’m trying to do right now. And be assured that many millions of us aren’t xenophobic, homophobic, or “Old World”… Continue reading Dear rest of world

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Let’s kill, er, tax all the lawyers!

Governor Rick Perry and the Legislature can’t agree on a school finance plan, but Michael Boone has an idea he thinks can’t fail. Here’s how he would sell it in a TV ad campaign.  The ad would show pictures of schoolchildren in desks and seniors in their gardens. A soothing but concerned voice talks of… Continue reading Let’s kill, er, tax all the lawyers!

Here’s why Lieberman (thankfully) lost

Lieberman and those close to him have defiantly insisted that it’s his support for the Iraq war that sunk his candidacy. No, Joe, you lost because you’re a sanctimonious twit, and little better than the holier-than-thou and hypocritical Christian Conservatives that tut-tut at regular folk. I still remember my disgust when the first words out… Continue reading Here’s why Lieberman (thankfully) lost

Why Democrats are such losers

Out of the millions of bright and eager Democrats around, this is the best way we can spend out time and advertising budget?! Don’t misunderstand me. I agree that Bush and his cronies are dangerous and — through their actions and inactions — have harmed far more people than the Big T has ever harmed… Continue reading Why Democrats are such losers

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