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Tuesday, October 14, 2003

In honor of Defense of Marriage week, I'd like to take a moment to recognize one of my favorite married couples. They ran the local bakery for a couple years, and my daughter fell in love with them both-- heh, they equalled tasty treats. The bakery never pulled a decent profit, so they do custom baking and pastries for some of the local grocery stores... damn good baking might I add. Mmm... pastries.

Anyway, they were always up to help out the community, do the Christmas lights every year, and are all-around good people. And every year they hold a Christmas bash the likes of which you have never seen... Joe just told me they're going to top it next year. Duude. Last year they had a brass band and we ended up singing carols at the top of our lungs.

They've been married since before we knew them, but they weren't 'legal' until the July the civil unions bill came through in our state. C'mon, you know me... you knew they were gay, right?

Joe & Joe are the kind of people I want my little girl to grow up watching. Let's hear it for marriage!

Monday, October 13, 2003

I guess our soldiers overseas aren't the only ones embarrassed today.
Dude, this guy got a hold of twelve bedsheets. How does one do that in prison, exactly?
And do I really want to know?

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Taliban soliders escape the US by... digging.

Somebody's gonna make a movie about this, man. Maybe it'll be the Islamic equivalent of The great Escape.

Anyway, it's odd and I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but more and more as our occuptation of Iraq and Afganistan turns into a mess of escapes, terrorist bombings and other snafus, I'm... embarrassed. I should be outraged, angry, or sad, I think, but instead... I just can't believe what a bunch of idiots we've got in charge. I just want to tell the world "we're not all this stupid!"

I know the 9/11 attacks left us unprepared, and I actually think we should have done something and I'll even go so far as to say that cleaning up Afghanistan was a pretty damn good idea, for a lot of reasons. But... what happened to us? What happened to our legendary ability to learn fast, our can-do spirit, our great American know-how and creativity? But yet, we're expecting the Afghani countryside to take care of itself, we can't provide essential services to the Iraqis, and... we didn't know that Taliban soldiers knew how to dig?

Embarrassing.

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