Friday, February 20, 2004

US Budget Simulator



Wow.

National Budget Simulator


US Budget (Excel)
Go, Chicago!


Chicago mayor has 'no problem' with same-sex marriage licenses

[Chicago Mayor Richard] Daley also dismissed a suggestion Wednesday that marriage between gay couples would undermine the institution [of marriage].
"Marriage has been undermined by divorce, so don't tell me about marriage," he said. "Don't blame the gay and lesbian, transgender and transsexual community."



Kudos to K, for the tip!

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

And Which Rights Are Those?



Semicolon keeps same-sex marriages going

A Christian legal group has urged California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to arrest [SF Mayor Gavin] Newsom for his defiance of state law. The American Family Association Center for Law and Policy called his move "an arrogant stunt" proving "the radical homosexual movement will trample the rights of all who stand in their way."


What rights?

What heterosexual rights are being trampled by this "radical homosexual movement"?

Which rights?

Which rights?

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

From the WTF? Department


Let's decide what deaf people are allowed to 'hear':

Censor 'Scooby-Doo'? Words fail


The Bush administration has decided that people with bad hearing have bad judgment, too, and need special guidance from the federal government.
So the U.S. Department of Education is declaring about 200 television programs inappropriate for closed-captioning and denying federal grant requests to make them accessible to the hearing-impaired.



'Cause y'know? It's not like deaf Americans are real people or anything.

Or vote.




Monday, February 16, 2004

Contract with America


Some? Many? Most? All? Members of the 104th Congress signed this
REPUBLICAN CONTRACT WITH AMERICA

in 1994.

*Looks at calender, notes a decade has passed.*

Hm. How many of these have they delivered?

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Jumping Up and Down with Joy


My first girlfriend just got married, in San Francisco!

Go, SF!!

'Thrilled' doesn't even begin to cover it.

To call her my 'first girlfriend' doesn't even begin to cover it, either, I mean, the impact of the relationship, in my life. This is someone who helped make me who I am, and I am *literally* thrilled beyond belief that she has married the woman she's been with for god-knows-how-many years. ('Cause I sure don't remember.)

*snif*

I -- honestly -- the only thing I wish is that I could have been there with them on this happy day.

*happy dance*


Go on, explain to me how this will lead to the downfall of civilization. I dare you.