May 14th, 2004

Worship Chaos

If It's Not One Thing...

Well, I'm happy one one point this morning. I've had this mole in a fairly annoying spot (perhaps TMI, but right at the base of the rascal, if you dig) for some time now...

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    Infectious Grooves - Do The Sinister
AMPD

The Way Of All...Um...Requests

OK, I've had several icon requests sitting in my mailbox for a while now, and I think it's safe to say that I'm just not going to have the time to get to them, apparently. Whether this is due to my being a slacker or my doing other things, who can say?

So, if you've been waiting forever and a day for some icon from me, and haven't heard back, that's why...sorry, it's been scrapped. Hopefully, no one gets too angry at me for this, but I'm just not getting these done.

Every request in my mailbox (with one exception, and it's not an icon) has been deleted.
Kiss My Ass

Nothing About Nick Berg

Yes, that's right. Not a word of opinion to be spoken here about Nick Berg and his head and the Iraqis involved and our government's response. Know why? Because I'm sick of being shouted out for an unpopular opinion. I don't care if you share it or not, but I fuckin' well have as much right as you do to have it. I'm not here to change your mind, anyway, so what do you care? I'm still the same person I always have been, regardless of how I feel about something.

Don't agree with me? Groovy. Differences of opinion lead to discussion, which allows everybody to clarify their thoughts, discover previously unknown facts or points, and make the best informed choices. Or you could be an automaton, take whatever is spoonfed to you, and yell as loudly as possible that it's "right". Ya bunch of pantywaists.

So no, I'm not discussing it, any further. Think what you like; neither your opinion or mine makes a whit of a difference in what this country's government does about it, anyway.
Archmage Chaos

Booyah

Supreme Court Won't Block Gay Marriages

The Supreme Court refused Friday to block the nation's first state-sanctioned gay marriages from taking place next week. The justices declined without comment to intervene and block clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in Massachusetts. That state's highest court had ruled in November that the state Constitution allows gay couples to marry, and declared that the process would begin on Monday.

A stay had been sought by a coalition of state lawmakers and conservative activists. A federal judge ruled against them on Thursday, and the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision on Friday, setting up the Supreme Court appeal. The appeals court agreed to hear arguments on the request to bar same-sex unions in June, after several weeks of legal gay marriages.

Mathew Staver, president and general counsel of the Florida-based Liberty Counsel, had told justices in a filing that they were not asking the Supreme Court "to take any position on the highly politicized and personally charged issue of same-sex marriage." Instead, Staver wrote, they wanted the court to consider whether the Massachusetts judges wrongly redefined marriage. That task should be handled by elected legislators, he said.

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Now here's the part I find amusing...this "Liberty Counsel". With a name like that, you'd think they would be akin to the ACLU, defending the rights of people to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'. This couldn't be farther from the truth..but they ARE just the sort you'd expect to jump in the middle of this. Liberty Counsel actually has very little to do with promoting 'liberty". Their stated purpose is "advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family." Put simply, they are against homosexuals, abortion, and anyone non-christian. Yeah, lots of liberty there.