March 14th, 2006

Burn The World

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In Annapolis, (Capital of) Maryland, at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested to testify and he did so. At the conclusion of his testimony, a right-wing senator rose to say, "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says that marriage shall occur only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?"

Raskin's response?: "Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." The room erupted into applause.



Now, there's a million examples of this on the web, I don't have to link them here...although, I'm going to link one in particular, because it's the most egregious examples I've ever seen.

May I Take Your Order?

OK, after you're finished laughing, come back.

Now then. In this day and age, information shifting back and forth, people learning more and more languages...there's simply no excuse for this twaddle. It's not hard to find someone who can actually, I dunno, TRANSLATE one language to another, and that same person can proof-read the finished work, so there's no need to pay for two workers. With this in mind, why do we continually have to put up with badly translated Chinese menus? It's one thing for it to be a sign IN an Asian country, where the likelihood of someone needing the English translation is low, but a menu meant to be used in America? This is just absurd.

Excess Commandments

Thou shalt not savagely murder others purely for believing in some different, non-Christ-flavoured invisible man.
Thou shalt at least try not to be such a total dick all the time.
Thou shalt not exploit these commandments to extort 10% net income from insecure sheep who fear the meaningless inevitability of death.

...and WHY are these not the Commandments they want to live by? Oh, yeah, because they take work and make sense.

Ah, ChickenHead, there is such wisdom in your humour sometimes.


Well, my day was spent cleaning a chicken coop, working on the wine, and backing up everything from [Unknown LJ tag]'s old computer, in anticipation of my moving her new one in.

Still can't connect the CoH to it's updater. More on that tomorrow.

Dianna ended up crashing out in her chair and sleeping for a couple hours. Woke up long enough to check her e-mail, etc., and went to bed. Me, I'm finding that I can find no good reason to stay awake, either.
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