above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Alice In Barackland" from yesterday morning.
i said, 'somebody call me and wake me up when blogger/blogspot's back up.' i wasn't blowing off blogging last night, i just couldn't get into my account. a few who had gotten in minutes before were able to type but not post. so ruth and some others had to leave their page up all night waiting for a time when blogger/blogspot was back up. ruth just called me about 15 minutes ago to tell me it was up.
(i had to make coffee, if you're wondering about the long delay. i'll take a shower after i post but i need coffee if i'm blogging 1st thing in the morning.)
i always find hypocrisy interesting so let me highlight 2 stories on google news this morning:
New York Times -
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - As a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland hurtles toward a vote in the legislature this week, a coalition lobbying for its passage has focused much of its efforts on a group of Democrats who could potentially scuttle its ...
New York Times -
Of the major demographic trends that have transformed American society in recent decades, the public is more accepting of the rise in interracial marriage than of other cultural shifts, like same-sex marriage or the increase in single motherhood, ...
both are from the new york times, you may notice.
so we're thankfully not as concerned about which races marry which. and yet, in maryland, it's a big to do that gay couples might marry.
in america, we're very good about 'give me my rights! but i don't care if others get them!'
and don't give me any crap about it's a religious thing.
no, it's not.
if you're religion is opposed to gay marriage, that means you don't enter a same-sex marriage.
that doesn't mean no 1 can.
catholics have to go to confession, that's their religion. that doesn't mean baptists have to go.
'my religion' means in your own life, you follow the dictates of the religion you have chosen.
it doesn't mean a damn thing about you having the right to dictate what other people do outside of your church.
that's reality. and the 2 new york times stories are illustrations of hypocrisy.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'