I Am Filled With Love and It Will Carry Me Far

(I wrote this on Thursday, May 26, 2016.) I had a crazy Wednesday. On my way to Madison, Wisconsin, I had a layover in Chicago. The weather delayed us landing. And weather delayed us being able to deboard the plane. And weather delayed my connecting flight. Then it canceled my connecting flight. So I got…

Politics and Attacks of Opportunity

This is a gaming analogy. You need to have played Pathfinder RPG or D&D 3rd edition to get it. :) Rupert and Dennis are having a duel. Rupert does something that provokes an attack of opportunity (AOO), so Dennis gets to* make a free attack on Rupert. Rupert provoking an AOO does not mean Rupert gets a…

two douchebags in my town

twitpic link, pic taken with my phone I saw them across the street as I was walking to my car. Their signs show Obama with a Hitler moustache and ask “Is this your president?” So I walked over there. I told them that I have friends whose relatives died in the Holocaust, and that comparing…

Seattle Pride Parade

Seattle Pride Parade was this morning. Except at 11am, not 9am like Wes (wesschneider) thought it was. Silly Wes! Our group was Wes, Jeremy (jfrog78), Matt and Helen Sernett, Russ, and three friends of Russ’s who I didn’t know before today (Patrick, Kaylyn, and Chris). We picked out a good spot, technically before the starting…

more Republican hypocrisy about adultery

Senator John Ensign (R-NV) about the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal: [It’s] “an embarrassing moment for the country.” “I think we have to feel very sad for the American people and Hillary and Chelsea.” [Clinton should resign;] “I came to that conclusion recently, and frankly it’s because of what he put his whole Cabinet through and what he…

Things Gays Shouldn’t Have

Inspired by bigotry, I writeth this note. Things Gays Shouldn’t Have 1. Marriage. Marriage is a long-standing institution, and allowing gays to marry goes against its many traditions. Traditions like treating women as property, marriage only within the same race or religion, no divorce, and so on. Straight marriage only! Once you allow gays to…

Tomorrow Belongs to me

“Tomorrow belongs to me” from Cabaret is a beautiful song about hope in the face of economic depression and loss of national identity. The tragedy of it is that it is forever associated with Nazis. It’s one of those songs that would be really great to sing, but anyone who knew where it was from…

Religious Wars are Stupid

Operation Cast Lead Israel and Hamas had a truce. It was set to expire on Dec 19. On Dec 13, Israel said they’d like to continue the truce. Hamas let the truce expire on the 19th. On the 20th, Hamas announced that the truce was officially over, and started shelling an Israeli desert region called…

nanobamas!

“Microscopic faces of Barack Obama made using nanotechnology, and imaged using a scanning electron microscope. Each face consists of millions of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes, grown by a high temperature chemical reaction.” Example: More at the link!

the “no gay marriage” amendment

John wickedthought Wick gets a little ranty at the end, but he makes some good points and his heart–and more importantly, his mind–are in the right place. To quote Ghandi speaking to a group of Hindus and Muslims during the British occupation of India, when the Brits passed a law invalidating non-Christian marriage: “No marriage,…