Thursday, January 24, 2008

God Loves Gays. It's in the Bible. Must be True.

Ruth 1:16-17 and 2:10-11 describe their close friendship Perhaps the best known passage from this book is Ruth 1:16-17 which is often read out during opposite-sex and same-sex marriage and union ceremonies:

"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me."

Ruth 1:14, referring to the relationship between Ruth and Naomi, mentions that "Ruth clave onto her." The Hebrew word translated here as "clave" is identical to that used in the description of a heterosexual marriage in Genesis 2:24: " Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."

Because We Gotta Laugh

Gore Supports Gay Mariage

Al Gore Voices Support For Gay Marriage
by Newscenter Staff

Posted: January 23, 2008 - 5:00 pm ET

(New York City) Former Vice President Al Gore has come out in favor of same-sex marriage.

"I don’t understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage to allow it by gays and lesbians," Gore said in a posting on his person blog in the website.

"Shouldn’t we be promoting the kind of faithfulness and loyalty to one’s partner regardless of sexual orientation?"

Current is the news network founded by Gore.

"[T]he loyalty and love that two people feel for one another when they fall in love ought to be celebrated and encouraged and shouldn’t be prevented by any form of discrimination in the law," Gore said in the video posting.

In 2000 when he ran for president Gore said he supported civil unions or contracts but not marriage.

His turnaround was hailed by gay Democrats.

"We applaud Vice President Gore for firmly stating his support for allowing same-sex couples the freedom to marry. It is a position which some would still call courageous, but which a new generation of Americans would call common sense," said Jon Hoadley, Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats.

"Vice President Gore has demonstrated leadership on this subject, and we encourage all Democratic leaders who restrain their consciences out of political expediency to demonstrate their leadership as well."

None of the frontrunners seeking the Democratic nomination for president supports same-sex marriage.

"Clearly, the environment is not the only thing that Al Gore is right about," said Sean Kosofsky a spokesperson for Triangle Foundation, Michigan's largest LGBT rights group.

In New Jersey, where gays are pressing the legislature for same-sex marriage, Garden State Equality said Gore's remarks made him the highest-ranking public figure in the United States to endorse marriage equality for same-sex couples.

New Jersey allows civil unions but Garden State Equality says it has received complaints from 512 couples since the law took effect on February 19, 2007 that employers are not respecting their civil unions because civil unions are not marriage.

Nearly 100 civil-unioned couples and other witnesses recently testified about the failure of the civil union law over eight hours of hearings of the New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission, which will release its first interim report on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, the one-year anniversary of the law.

"Al Gore gets it in a way that the others don't," said Steven Goldstein, chair of Garden State Equality.

"In the real world, civil unions don't give same-sex couples the rights and benefits of marriage, because employers view civil unions as inferior. In New Jersey, the failure of employers to recognize civil unions like marriage has resulted in a failure rate of our civil union law of at least 1 in every 5."

Legislation to allow gays and lesbians to marry in Maryland will be introduced on Friday.

The issue of same-sex marriage will be argued in the California Supreme Court later this year, and in Vermont, the first state to allow civil unions, a committee set up by lawmakers will deliver its report on whether to convert civil unions to marriage sometime this spring.

Massachusetts is the only state where same-sex marriage is legal.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Three of the Best of Borgman

Three of my favorite cartoons from Cincinnati Enquirer political cartoonist Jim Borgman. Oh, we both attended the same high school, though not together!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Today's Headlines

Wall Street Skids as Jobs Data Stirs Recession Fear

Job Growth Skids to Near Halt

More Job Cuts Expected in Mortgage Banking

Bush Says Economy Sound; Mum on Stimulus Plan

Uh, yeaaahhhhhh......

Friday, January 4, 2008

Republicans Want Huckabee???!!!!

At a fund raising dinner in Iowa hosted by Chuck Norris, current front-runner Mike Huckabee was reported as follows:

As he often does, the former governor drew big laughs from the crowd when he told them to tell their neighbors who might caucus for one of his rivals that they do not want to miss the Orange Bowl, which is being played the same night as the caucuses.
“Shovel your snow into their driveway,” Huckabee joked. “Let the air out of their tires, disconnect their battery cable.”

Isn't that a little bit frat-boyish and immature? Of course, it got Dubya elected, so I suppose that is what matters to Republicans now. And to think Huckabee's a Baptist minister! Jokingly or not, someone in that position should not be condoning that sort of behavior!

The day before, he appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was surprised that people were picketing him in support of the writer's strike. He said he didn't know the writers hadn't reached an agreement with that show.

Didn't know?

Even Filipinos I've spoken with about current events know of the writer's strike in the US! Filipinos know what the state of the strike is, but someone running for president of the United States doesn't?!

Uh, sir? You're not qualified!!

Well, he might be qualified to be attorney general (see: Alberto Gonzalez).

Also at the Norris fundraiser:

In a small departure from most of Huckabee’s campaign events, his wife, Janet, took the stage to address the crowd and introduce the band.

“I can’t wait to be your first lady because I think it is going to be too cool, and we are going to have too much fun,” Janet Huckabee said.

Too cool???!!!

Tell me that was a misplaced Britney Spears quote, and/or that the whole thing is just a bad dream!

Can you imagine a first lady speaking like that?!

"Um, like, yeah...being first lady is so totally cool! And the White House is, like, really awesome! And I get to meet some really cool people. They're from these, like, poor countries...where they, like, don't even have a Wal-Mart. And they have these really weird names! It's all just so totally cool, though."

A presidential candidate who doesn't know his domestic current events and an airhead wanna-be first lady.

America needs your prayers.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My Inbox and My Thoughts

The asterisk (*) marks the messages I found in my Inbox today, followed by my thoughts on each <<( )>>.


*I have never heard her moan so loud, with 2 inches in length, she loves my new penis!

<<(Just 2 inches??!!)>>

*Gain up to 3+ inches in length.

<<(Added to what I have that would be....embarrassing!)>>

*Don't be left out, join millions of men in the revolution oz- You get more women...

<<(Millions of men are revolting in "oz"? I didn't realize there were that many people in Dorothy's dream...)>>

*Insufficient size of male package can be changed! -He had cost clients $80 million...

<<(Having a small penis will cause others to lose millions?! Better get the measurements of your stock broker!)>>

*Now you can enlarge your dik more effectively!

<<(It's spelled d-i-c-k.)>>

*Bigger pen 1 s in 4 weeks! -Imelda Kerns

<<(I wait 7 minutes for my meals, 30 minutes for my photos, 45 minutes for the laundry....and you expect me to wait 4 weeks for a bigger penis?! I'm going out tonight, "Imelda"!)>>

*Super size means super satisfaction!


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

It's Easy Bein' a Good 'Ol Boy, Not President!

...and, of course, Dubya is barely qualified to be a good 'ol boy...

...never had, never will have, the qualifications to be president.