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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 10 2009
 


10 May 2009 at 11:35:34 AM
salon

Day one of waiting to see if I break out into overall poison ivy from clearinng out the trees towards the road yesterday. The trees had been there for three years-too heavy to move in the first year but ligthweight and easy this year-except that lots of poison ivy and oak has grown around them. I learned from my dermatologist some years back that you're supposed to wash, in cold water, every 15 minutes to possibly avoid getting it. Huh! I cannot and will not wash up every 15 minutes but I do immediately take a shower after I finish stuff and wash my clothes immediately. I still feel overall itchy, though.

Hee! Barbara Cargill of the Texas State Board of Education wanted to decide the age of the universe.Maybe I should file this under Why So Many SBOE members are TOOLS

Obama's White House Correspondence Speech-Pretty hilarious  I love Wanda Sykes-she told some good ones.

McDonald's in Manhattan wants you to show Photo ID if you crack a bill past 20.

Re: Gay marriage in MA. A couple of pieces of this article that stuck out to me.

Another plus: Explanations about family ties are easier now that "husband" is an option.

"More than once," Chalmers recalled, "I was introducing Rich and said, 'This is my partner,' and they'd say, 'Oh, what kind of company do you own? What business are you in?'"

and there's still DOMA

After Michael and Rick McManus of Charlton married in 2006, they honeymooned in Panama, and on return to the United States were told at the immigration booth that they had to go through separately because U.S. law didn't consider them married.

Marriage is a function of the state. The state is what requires a license. You can go get married before a preacher but you're STILL going to have to register your marriage before the state. I knew someone some years back that was common law married for 10 years. She never got a marriage license but did use her mate's last name and merged monies, etc. When she got divorced, she then had to prove TO THE STATE that she had been married common law fashion so that she could prove she was legally entitled to assets, etc (which would have been moot had she only been living with the man). Since marriage is a state function and not a religious one, I continue to say it's no skin off anyone's nose if hetero or homosexuals get married.

The Jewish Taliban in Israel

But what really shook me up was the speed with which things got ugly and would have gotten even more violent had things gone a little differently, how the violence was like gasoline in the air, just waiting for a spark. Looking back across the avenue at the crowd, Zehava said to me: "If this is how they were with us, what would they do to a woman who didn't want to sit in the back of the bus?"

That would be me, if I lived there. Why in the world should women have to be segregated, either on the same bus or to a different bus? And then have to sit in the back? Who will be the Israeli Rosa Parks?


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1 - humanbeing   10 May 2009 @ 10:58:49 PM 

Re: Barbara Cargill and the SBOE

The process depicted on this video is disturbing. Every time I consider the possibility of teaching science in the state of Texas, I envision having to deal with something like this and promptly discard the notion. Scientific theories are not things that can be decided by a small group of non-scientists. Why are our children's textbooks being manipulated by the state?

What is science, anyway? It's simply man's attempt to understand his universe. All this paranoia aimed at stifling a child's questions, wonder and amazement of our world is depressing.


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