Saturday, February 07, 2004

Jesus loves you, everyone else thinks you're an asshole
...But the hope here is that Mr. Kay's repudiation will diminish some of the sense of moral righteousness coming from the Bush White House.
Though it wasn't publicized at the time, Prime Minister Paul Martin got a sense of that sanctimony when he met with Mr. Bush in early January in Mexico. Mr. Bush let the Prime Minister know that he believed himself to be on the side of God and tending to God's mission.

The Canadian side, while aware of the President's penchant for religiosity, had been expecting to talk more about softwood lumber than the Ten Commandments. The Canadians didn't expect the morality play. Nor did they expect that, almost in the same breath, Mr. Bush would be filling the air with the f-word and other saucy expletives of the type that would surely leave the Lord perturbed. Nor did they anticipate a pointed attack on French President "Jack Cheerack," as Mr. Bush called him, for his views on the Middle East.
(emphasis mine)

Praise the Lord, and pass the f****ing ammunition.

Friday, February 06, 2004

I have not blogged much this week. I was too traumatized by Janetgate. But I haven't forgotten you so here's a Friday chuckle courtesy of Eric Alterman.
Mawwiage is what bwings us togevah

Okay, I've been trying to get my mind around the whole wringing of hands and shaking of fists and vows to pass an amendment to the Constitution to "defend the sanctity of marriage" crap that's passing for statesmanship these days. Shouldn't that little thing called "separation of church and state" that our forefathers (and mothers) sacrificed so much for make it clear to our elected officials that they CANNOT go 'round defending the sacredness or sanctity of anything?

John Kerry, while not exactly jumping on that particular bandwagon, has said he disagrees with the Massachusetts court and only supports civil unions for samesex couples. John, John, John...what are you afraid of? Let the churches work out what is sacred and let the government serve it's citizenry. You've bucked your own Catholic Church on abortion, they're already saving a nice, warm spot for you in hell. Besides, they don't even recognize civil marriage as marriage. That's right, buddy. People who go down to city hall to tie the knot in a civil ceremony are LIVING IN SIN, no matter what Uncle Sam says.

And what is the difference between 'civil marriage' and 'civil union' anyway? Does it involve Crisco oil?

But maybe Kerry was really saying what he seems to be saying here:
"I support equal rights, and the right of people to have civil union, equal partnership rights. I don't support marriage. I never have. That's my position."
We don't need no stinkin' marriage!