I am completely ambivalent about gay marriage -- frankly, I just don't really care all that much. (now a gay divorce should be interesting). Protein wisdom's take on the ruling in Iowa, where a judge just declared Iowa's "defense of marriage act" unconstitutional and directed local authorities to issue marriage licenses to some gay couples, is an interesting read for the "con" side. I don't generally like "slippery slope" arguments, but it's a fair point to consider.
Also, doesn't the whole issue of who can marry whom get down to a three-party contractual relationship between the marrying couple and the state? What I mean is that people are free to marry anyone they want, in whatever manner they want, but the marriage itself is not a "marriage" in the sense of a legal, as opposed to emotional, obligation, until such time as the state places its stamp of approval on it? And isn't the proper body for such a stamp the legislative one? And if sexual orientation is not a suspect class, or if marriage is not a "fundamental right," why are courts involved at all? Discuss amongst yourselves. Keep in mind that there are no wrong answers here -- I am just curious.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
That's what I am on about. I'll take the SOB over the pretty boy any day. I have to hand it to Dadmanly -- he gives Edwards what-for.
Note that Edwards and Giuliani point to the same ultimate goal for the US, better relations with the world. For Edwards and the Democrats, the strategy is to do whatever it takes to bring that about: the US must change. For Giuliani, the key to better relations is a common basis and acceptance of democratic norms and human rights: those who oppress and terrorize must change, or be overwhelmed.Amen. Read the whole thing.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Excellent. They grow criminals smart in my hometown. I even used to buy beer at Shamrock Liquor.
UPDATE: Here's what he looks like normally, if that word can be used for such a person:
Plus, the local story. And the arraignment.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Milk was a bad choice. And yes, I see that the title to the post seems a bit dirty, but it's not intended to be. The website is, as you know, called "youtube." Leave me alone.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Excellent band from the old home town -- Athens is the best. WOMEN WITHOUT WHISKEY!!! The guy that wrote this song was a witness in case I prosecuted there. Whatever, just listen too the whole thing:
Whiskey is harder to keep than a woman and it's half as sweet but
Women without whiskey, Women without whiskey
Whiskey is hard to beat
Whiskey is hard to beat
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Meat is for lovers. No joke:
What it comes down to, hon, is that we're all carcasses, if in varying states of decay. And that's why meat is sexy. When you cook -- especially when you grill -- meat, you demonstrate your mastery over flesh. And there's no denying the hotness of that. When you eat meat, you show your partner just how much you enjoy flesh. And there's no denying the hotness of that, either.