February 5th, 2004

Edvardian

Welcome to the digital age

Multi-tasking while overtired makes you stupid.

Last night I installed all the software necessary for my PC to communicate with my new camera, hooked said camera up to access the pics I took over the weekend during my visit to my homeland my family estates Maine, and then proceeded to clear the camera's memory without first uploading the pics to my hard drive.

Holy crap was that dumb.

I blitzed everything I took at my grandmother's 80th birthday celebration. Granted, there weren't any brilliant shots in the mix, but there were a couple that I'm going to regret losing.
Killing Buddha

Aren't liberals supposed to be the irrational ones?

The dissenting opinion of this week's SJC ruling about the civil marriage/civil union debacle argued that since civil unions provided identical benefits and rights as civil marriages, any debate over whether they were appropriate was one solely of semantics. The obvious question in response is, if the argument really is just one of semantics, why is there a need to create new terminology to describe an arrangement that already exists?

The trouble is, there is no answer that doesn't ultimately lead back to the idea that marriage is somehow a special provenance reserved for heterosexual couples, which of course brings us to the ruling and its discussion about how separate is almost invariably not equal. The 'rose by any other name' argument truly does miss the point.

Romney's big push for the Constitutional Ammendment rests on the idea that marriage is for the purpose of having children... I'm assuming that if that gem gets rammed down our throats, it will mean that heterosexual couples either unable or unwilling push out babies will similarly be prohibited from marrying?

And you thought that we weren't viewed as cattle.