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28th-May-2006 11:31 pm
Gas prices are exponentially higher every time you turn around. The war in Iraq goes on to the tune of untold amounts of money, lives of Americans and Iraqis, (to say nothing of why the world at large now hates us) and all with no end in sight. We're fighting insurgents, NOT 'terrists'. Meanwhile, the Taliban in Afghanistan has never been better! Hurricane season is around the corner and we're going to be fucked again as FEMA is one giant, nut-filled piece of shit. Did I mention New Orleans is still a complete trainwreck? Knock knock! Who's there? Osama! YOU MEAN HE'S STILL OUT THERE SOMEWHERE??? Are you fucking kidding me? The motherfucker's dragging around a godamned dialysis machine and we STILL haven't caught him? No, wait - Chimpy says catching Bin Laden is not important anymore. Immigration - don't EVEN get me started. NSA Wiretapping and congressional scandals left, right and center. $225 billion trade deficit, and it keeps swelling. Did someone say Global Warming? The Plame case. I could go on for days about real issues that are affecting us all, real problems that beg to be addressed and hit with real solutions - but the thing is, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has made it clear already - gay marriage and flag burning are highest priorities. Marriage is not the cornerstone of our society, fucknut - the Constitution is. Writing discrimination into it will serve to accomplish nothing for the benefit of society, nothing at all. I give a shit about the flag when what's really on fire is my equality. Let's push legislation that makes it a federal crime for Republicans to wipe their shitty asses with the Constitution, how about that?

I suggest making flags out of flame retardant material, enforcing a real penalty against adultery, and outlawing divorce - then problem solved and everybody wins. Of course, if you've been divorced already then you don't get a say on 'protecting traditional marriage', you couldn't manage to get it right on your own watch so you can just fuck right off, hypocritical bastards.

They're firing up the religious conservatives and the microcephalic windbags that make up their base, they're all plenty hungry and there's plenty of them to appease. Midterms are coming up sooner than you think, folks. One more thing. I'm getting dangerously close to inflicting physical harm on anyone who from now on uses the phrase "We're fighting this war for our freedom", because that's a stadium full of bullshit. Nothing could be further from the truth and I'm through being lied to. I say Revolution.

“If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.”
— U.S. Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson, 1989.
29th-May-2006 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm probably completely wrong here but I would think that the first amendment would nullify an anti-gay marriage amendment (due to a clever interpretation I've read into it) but given the assholism running rampant in Congress these days they'd probably try to repeal the 1st.
29th-May-2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
There is a Book out there... "The Case for Gay Rights" I believe... I read it in college for a class... that basicalyl said that the right for Gays to Marry is already laid out in the constitution via the "Civil Rights Amendments" 13,14, and 15. Basically he argued that since those amendments state that anyone born in the US is a citizen and therby should have any and all rights granted to them, and they should be equal in every way.

How we know that sounds good in practice... but... in reality.. it is not. I believe that one could make a strong argument at the SCOTUS level if you used the 1, 13,14, and 15th amendments in arguments.
29th-May-2006 05:53 am (UTC)
3.50 a gallon for unleaded here in sunny southern California.
29th-May-2006 11:54 am (UTC)
*stands up and applauds*

go jude...like ive said before its your right as enshrined in the declaration of independance.. from what i can see the administration are a bunch of clueless pricks with their priorities all wrong.time to kick their complacent butts
29th-May-2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
"But Marriage is an institution that has endured for thousands of years!"

Lets talk about "Marriage" and how sacred it really is.

Back in the day, Marriage was property transfer. A woman was not treated as a person, but treated as property, a commodity. She was basically there to "sweeten the deal" for a man to gain some more property. If the woman was homely, they father built up a dowry.

The Commandment, "Thou Shall not Commit Aldultery" is not against Marriage... it is like "Don't mess with the goods unless your serious!"

Marriage between inter-racial couples was forbidden in some areas of the Country until the 1970's.

AND... Marriage was really a sacrament until the 1800's anyhow... before then... it was REALLY only a property transfer.

29th-May-2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
I hesitate to post this, but what the hell. If you don't like it, you can tell me to just shut it. :)

When I look at your posts overall from yesterday (and all very good ones) there seems to be this everlasting rage inside of you. Granted, your LJ name is jesus_h_biscuit, but was wondering where the positive stuff is? Or, is this mainly an outlet to unload your frustrations?

Just trying to find the source of this anger is all. Not suggesting a change in tone here because this is your journal--not ours. Just an inquiry here.
29th-May-2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
You're entitled to your opinions/obeservations. The truth is I have much to be angry about, my anger ost days in inexhaustable. I publically post whatever is relevant to me, which is about roughly 60-70% of my total posting, and the rest is for my eyes only. There are many sources/reasons for my anger, look through my tags and you'll find posts detailing as much if you want to read it. I'm not always pissed off, nor am I always sunshine and daisies, if I have something positive to say I say it. Pretty much.
30th-May-2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
And I tend to click with that, which is why it interests me. My first thought was along the lines of why is this guy so fucking angry? Depressed? Other issues? But I catch myself and realize, that, wait a minute, uh..., I don't have a fucking clue of how this guy operates or what is normal to him--stop imposing your own norms on him! :)

I, too, have much to be angry about as well, but it tends to be focused on my hate of my current job (and working on that I assure you) and how I deal with things. Just made a post this morning about how I allowed myself to be ripped off by The UPS Store because I was too lazy and in a rush.

It's hard to not make assumptions about people based on LJ content. Just because you post a lot of angry things does not mean he's an angry person. But, I do feel you have a little bias towards anger as I do and was just exploring that aspect trying to figure out where I get it from too.
30th-May-2006 12:56 am (UTC)
Actually, when I first asked to be friended to read the posts, I figured it'd be pretty much all political here. But Biscuit's posted a surprising amount of music and recipes he's recommended, and photography, all of which is fairly positive.

This is like people who want to know why the news is always "so negative." (I'm a journalist.) I tell them they can take heart that it's the bad stuff that gets attention because that's what is unusual. (And with any luck, maybe things'll stay that way, though the past few years have sorely tested my hypothesis.) It's sort of a glib response, but anything less than several paragraphs to explain it properly IS glib, IMO.

As for this post: I always figured this sort of shit - gay marriage, abortions, yadda yadda - got the attention because it can be rendered in black-and-white terms (even if it's not) of Right and Wrong, and involves no hinky moral paradoxes or complex thought beyond "it's what my minister told me to think." *shrug*
29th-May-2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
Do you think the FMA has a chance of succeeding?
29th-May-2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
Also, I think that we, as a society, have unfortunately been drawn into such a lull that we don't...well...

Ignorance is Strength, right?

Plato's Allegory of the Cave, anyone?
4th-Jun-2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
No, they cannot get enough votes and the party supporting this bullshit is really disillusioned with the standard old bag of tricks now that there's so much stacked against them. That is not to say that they've developed any sort of collective moral conscience, just that in this political game it's all about who's gonna scratch your back and now that the GOP are under the iron fist of the Religious Reich, they're all seeing what they've done to help give unholy birth to the Frankenchrist that rules them.
30th-May-2006 03:39 am (UTC)
Gas prices here in australia are worse than in the states i think.

$1.50 = 1 litre.

1 Gallon = 4 litres

1 Au = .75 c US

$7 AU for a gallon = $6 US per gallon over here.
4th-Jun-2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
1st-Jun-2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Every time some mouthbreather utters that line "they're fighting for our freedom!" I want to slap the fucking shit out of them.

Instead, i swallow my rage (which by now, due to frequency, tastes like a strawberry smoothie) and ask them exactly what freedoms were in danger by Saddam Hussein, considering he was bosom buddies with Rumsfeld back in the 80's.

I ask them, "Why is he such a danger now?"

They respond "He's got WMD's!"

I reply "No he doesn't, none were ever found, nor were the facilities to produce them. He must have used them all against the Iranians and Kurds.. you know, the people he was gassing and bombing back in 1983 while the US looked the other way."

Usually shuts them up.
4th-Jun-2006 02:26 pm (UTC)

You're lucky, my rage tastes like that really bitter, really alkaline cum that I hate getting in my mouth. Seriously, that's always a really fucked up surprise. Kind of like when I go to grab my glass of tea and it's really someone else's flat Coke, just EW!!!
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