Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Traditional marriage

I think I'd like some concubines.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sums it up

Though the Catholics don't think it's symbolic.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My new favorite anti-marriage equality ad

Steve Schmidt has giant brass balls

He's deftly articulated what I and many other see as an inevitability: The GOP's rejection of evangelical Christianity in shaping their public policy positions. Right wing Christians are now an albatross, and until the Republicans collectively give them the finger, they're never going to get mainstream voters like me who believe in free markets and smaller government, and extend these freedoms to people's personal lives.

Good for him for speaking truth to power. Good for him for taking a step that might revitalize the forces of keeping government small and a non-interventionist foreign policy.

So if I were Steve, I'd be on the phone to Arnold, looking to transform the GOP with CA, and getting them behind marriage equality here. If there were some Republicans at the front of the marriage equality fight, in a headline bellweather state like CA, the national party would be instantly transformed. The brand perception would change. Yes, there'd be the inevitable struggle between the Mike I-don't-believe-in-evolution Huckabees and the small government types, but it would speed that process along.

Good job, Steve.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I [heart] NY

The governor is great.

"This is a civil rights issue. Civil rights don't wait for the right time"

Couldn't agree more.

I wonder if Arnold has the sack to be the first Republican governor to say he'll sign a marriage equality bill, if it comes before him. Does he have the guts to stand up for what he believes, against the nutjobs in his party? Or is he hoping they'll change the constitution so he can run for pres? Even so, by the time he's running, will not having led on this issue be a hindrance?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

So awesome

Makes me wish I were an EE.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How to count in West Texan

What I learned last weekend in Amarillo, TX:
  1. wun
  2. tew
  3. thray
  4. for
  5. fahv
  6. sex
  7. sayvin
  8. ayeet
  9. nan
  10. tin
  11. levin
  12. twaylve
  13. thirtain
  14. fortain
  15. fiftain
  16. sextain
  17. sevintain
  18. aytain
  19. nantain
  20. twinnay
Also, my name is pronounced "kin" as in "next of".

Also, in west Texas, the tiny ice ball weather phenomenon is a homophone for where bad Christians go when they die.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Vermont is awesome

And extra points to the legislators who switched from no to yes on marriage equality, to override the governor's veto.

How can Iowa and Vermont beat us to it? Hoping our state supreme court does the right thing and tells the prop 8 fans that taking away equal protection under the law is a major revision to the constitution, and that the little initiative that barely passed was unconstitutional.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Can we do this in America?

It'd be hilarious.

"So you can talk to the dead?"

"Can you talk to my Grandpa?"

"Can you ask him if he liked pineapple?"

"If it doesn't work like that, then how does it work?"

Spiritual healing. Sure.

I know too many hippies who believe in magic, so I'd love to have everyone making magical claims subject to consumer protection laws. First the psychics, then the churches.