Apparently, I stood on Common Ground… with 24% of Georgians… when I voted to reject a ban on gay marriage in 2004. And Georgia’s top court voted today to reinstate this ridiculous ban. The New York State Court of Appeals deliveried a ruling with similar consequences today, as well. Apparently, the court “refused to recognize same-sex marriage.” Ooh. So commanding.
Whatever happened to separation of CHURCH and STATE?? In a practical sense, marriage is simply a LEGAL binding of two individuals. Courts are meant to decide legal matters, no? Then why is the gender of said individuals so problematic in a purely legal sense? It’s NOT. So, what now?
Well, well… We must preserve the “institution” of marriage!! Oh yeah, like that institution really holds any power these days. Considering that one of my friends recently ended a 9-year marriage in a matter of 30 days, I tend to disagree that marriage is this almighty institution that people seem to engorge with such high esteem. The juxtaposition of ideas forms this seeping pool of irony that I just want to lie down and bathe myself in, only to jump up and flail myself through government corridors, splattering seas of contradiction relentlessly down on every person I see.
I don’t understand all the drama around the Terri Schiavo case, but I do hope that the backlash to Republicans is nice and ugly. I think Kenny from South Park (last night’s episode ruled) put it best when he says (and I don’t have the exact quote, but it’s along these lines): If I am ever in a state where I have to be kept on life support to stay alive, please don’t ever show me on national television. I mean, for real. Oh, and Cartman called him a Tomato. It was hilarious.
Anyhoo, back to my point. So, Terri Schiavo was a pretty cute chick until she became, as Cartman says, a Tomato. What I’ve noticed is this: up until now, all they’ve shown on CNN.com’s headline articles about her are the recent pictures of her… you know them, the vacant stare with mouth agape. Now, today, after she’s finally been given peace, they finally start showing some pictures of who Terri really was. And I think that’s the heart of this issue. Look at the two faces of Terri. Which one really looks alive?
Sir. Stupid, our fine president, has already spoken out saying that millions are mourning the death of Mrs. Schiavo. Well, F the President, ’cause I’m not mourning. I am celebrating the release of her body from the confines of this realm. Her spirit has been gone for 15 years, and the wasted shell of who she was just rotted in that bed for too long. Best of wishes for serenity… for Terri, her loved ones, and the world. It’s a sticky issue we could debate forever. One thing though… is this really an issue that our government should be involved in? I think not.
I need to write a will ASAP. Just so everyone will know to pull the tubes and let me go. I don’t ever want to be a Tomato.
So, according to this article (it *is* CBS news, so it could be false…), our wise, sage of a president has made another sweeping generalization about his re-election (remember the supposed “mandate”?).
- President Bush says his re-election proves Americans agree with his decision to invade Iraq, and that as a result, there’s no need to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes made in planning for the war, or its aftermath.
- “We had an accountability moment, and that’s called the 2004 elections,” Mr. Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post for Sunday’s editions. “The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me.”
I refer back to the thought I am frequently left with when this trained monkey, ahem, man speaks.
What. The. Fuck.