For those of you who are coming here for news of the FTAA events in Miami, skip on down the page, or just look through the November archives. I need a break, so I’m going to post about something else. I hope you don’t mind.
Last night I picked up the fancy-ass collector’s gift set of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. First, it’s nice to see New Line has maintained the same high standards set with last year’s Fellowship of the Ring set. Second, this one came with a very nice statue of Smeagol inside, securely fastened but still visible through windows cut in the display box. Therein is the problem, since I damned near killed myself trying to figure out how to extract the statue from the box without destroying them both. Eventually I gave up and hacked the box to bits; apparently I’m not the only one to have problems.
Now as to this Massachusetts ruling regarding same-sex marriages, well, this kind of thing brings out the idiocy in people. To wit…
Last I heard it’s the job of the courts to rule on the laws on the books, not some easily-manipulated statistics you claim to represent “the will of the people.” If the court had upheld the law, saying “Well, we think gay marriage is bad, so we’re going to ignore any laws and legal precedents that support it and let it stand,” we might as well dispense with the farce of a legislature, anyway.
“‘The culture has seen the family unit for thousands of years as one man and one woman for the purpose of raising children.’”
So Connie, should we start annulling marriages of infertile couples after, say, three years? That’s fair, right? No kids, no marriage? Asswipe.
Okay, I need a coffee break. Perhaps I’ll be back with more FTAA coverage later tonight.