Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Co-worker rummages through the drawer in our office kitchen, reaching for a plastic spoon. I open the cabinet and gesture to the stainless steel cutlery, saying: "These are available to use also."
He replies: "Yeah, but I'm lazy and this way I don't have to get up and wash them afterwards and can just throw them away"
I reply: "To go in a landfill..."
Friday, January 9, 2009
"Somebody has gone and created a mash-up of Google Maps and Prop 8 Donors. Which you can see right here.
"Proposition 8, if you recall, changed the California state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. That is to say, Prop 8 allowed discrimination into the state constitution. Eight Maps allows you to see who the people are who donated in order to pass it.
Is this a witch hunt? No. Is it cruel? A bit, maybe. But aren't the 36,000 people whose marriages risk nullification entitled to know which of their neighbors paid to force them into divorce? Criminals are entitled to face their accusers in court. why can't married couples know who's funding their forced divorces? And do the yes-on-8 people REALLY want to play the "who's a bigger victim" game with the gays? No.
This map comes on the heels of Prop 8 supporters wanting to limit media and public access to donor info. The nerve. Simply put, they want to break up marriages, but they don't have the courage to stand up and be known for their convictions. What a bunch of cowards."
Ok. I posted this (above) on myspace, quoted directly from the source and not written by me, and it caused a bit of a tizzy, so here is my response to those:
First of all, I find it interesting that the myspace comments seemed concerned about the civil rights of the donors, the donors who are giving money to a proposition that's sole purpose is to take away civil rights from another group of people. And that no one seemed to state or realize that political donation information is public information, not private, so why would someone donate to a cause if they aren't prepared for that to become known? And for that matter, why would you donate hundreds or thousands of dollars to a cause that you are actually ashamed of? Doesn't that prove that the donors know that this proposition is inherently wrong and unconstitutonal? Another comment was basically saying get over it, any vote on a ballot is 50/50 and there is always going to be a group of people that are disspointed. I find this to be extremely callous, at the least. Losing your civil rights isn't comparable to say, not getting your bridge built or not getting funding for a new hospital.
3 last words: Go see MILK!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I just took this picture in the Juniors section at SuperTarget. What kind of values are we teaching our children? It's revolting.