February 16th, 2004

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Caveat

In case the previous post made no darn sense whatsoever, it was actually an email to a friend who I game with so I was using the lingo and I assume some people have no clue what I was talking about. Suffice to say, I found a 3rd edition gaming group that seems to have gone pretty well. Spooky Kid also seems to be interested and is trying to see if it fits in his schedule which would be neat. Spooky, trip and I never did make much progress on our initiative to game together so this is good oppertunity to start.

Gen con pre-registration also starts later today which is going to be spiffy. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to try to get a hotel on site and end up paying 450-600 dollars or to join with some other people from the area who have managed to convince a hotel further out to go down to around 70 dollars a night, or 210-280 total depending on how many nights I stay for. It wasn't that bad driving the last time from a hotel 15 minutes away or so but it would be nice to be at a convention center hotel. For one thing the quality is nicer and then you can also just stroll across a walkway and poof, you're in the convention center. It also matters based on whether I can wrangle a meat there of sissyfighters. We'd certainly want to have a room on site just to meet at I'm thinking. Last year, frig and I went down and met kewpie. I assume she's still down there and while frig is unlikely to want to go back, I know spooky is interested. It's just hard trying to plan in advance all these months down the road. It's more than half a bleeping year away after all.
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Civil unions perhaps, not marriage

I'm getting a bit pissy that the balance of powers on which our government is founded has been rocked by activist judges. I don't understand how we can allow this to stand and still keep the branches in balance. Judges should rule on the constitutionality of law, but not write legislation themselves. I fully believe that the Mass supreme court had every right to rule that the law of that state violated the state constitution. That is their job after all but they had absolutely no right to demand that new law be written. It is as if the supreme court woke up tommorrow, heard a vouchers case and ruled that since vouchers provide more equal access to education, it is now the law of the land and every state is FORCED to provide school vouchers. It would be ridiculous. The court is there to rule on the law, NOT to make law. It can strike down a law but it cannot force the legislature to legislate.

This strikes fundmentally against the power of the people since the judiciary is the most removed from direct control by the people. We elect legislators to write the law, we elect a president to the executive to carry out the laws and lead, but the judiciary is the least democractic part of our government. Federal judges are not elected to their positions, and most state judges never face the ballot box either. This puts enormous power into their hands without adequite checks and balances and the threat becomes greater when they exercise not only their power to judge laws, but co-opt that of the legislature to write them as well.

Now, I was going to talk more specifically about gay marriage and civil unions, but I got a bit sidetracked as you've no doubt noticed. My problem with gay marriage is that it's changing the definition of marriage which annoys me. For many, marriage is also a religious institution and in fact began with the church. I simply don't see why the definition needs to be expanded when there are civil unions as an alternative. What's to stop someone from marrying their pet dog next? Homosexuals should have the same rights, privledges, and responsibilities as married heterosexuals but I simply can't agree with calling it marriage.
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The Passion of Mel




I just watched Mel Gibson being interviewed by Diane Sawyer about his movie Passion and I don't think I've been more impressed by any person in a very long time. I loved mel because of his movies before but the interview really showed a depth of character and spirit that you don't see very often. I'm really looking forward to seeing this film when it comes out. It should be one heck of an educational experience and maybe it'll even cure me of that fear of the evil jesus thing.

One thing the interview showed me beyond a doubt is that people who don't feel there is an anti-christian bias among the liberal media is nuts. This is Mel Gibson, one of the most beloved actors working in the country and I can't even begin to count the number of articles and whackjobs that have attempted to marginalize him as a nutcase, an extremeist, an anti-semite, etc. It's remarkable. I can only imagine what would have happened if it wasn't Mel that produced this film but Joe Schmuck off the street. He would have been crucified for sure.

It also brings up something interesting....that these anti-christians openly question the validity of the christian faith but you never see them putting judism or islam or buddhism to the same scrutiny. It's almost like a reverse racism where if you called someone a nigger, everyone would gasp and scream racist, but honkey or white trailer trash goes without a comment because the latter is considered to be the majority. Just like recently some democratic fuckjob who was campaigning for kerry (I believe it was kerry) referred to the fact that some chinaman was probaly mucking with his microphone that was staticy because we know all the electronics are made in asia. I can't help but think that it woudln't have gone over without comment if he had said some sambo must be behind it. The same goes for religion. We constantly see people questioning the veracity of the christian faith yet you never even seen anyone in the liberal media question islam for instance. It's always that those terrorists have 'misinterpreted' the koran or that they're preverting islam, never actually challenging what the koran literally says yet we often see the bible mocked for some of the whackier statements in there and used as a challenge to its truth.

If I had the power over life and death there would be bodies everywhere.
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