Saturday, September 08, 2007

Stolen from another blogger, but with respect

I found this after following a twisted trail, and must spread the word even further.

Courtesy of Ain't Christian?

Apr 11, 2007

10 Best reasons Gay Marriage is wrong:

1. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

I suggest turning down your speakers a bit before watching this.

I've never seen four people agree with one another about the topic that's supposed to be under discussion so much yet argue so loudly and belligerently amongst one another.

Warning: Lars Larsen is in this clip. So is Larry King. And so is Randi Rhodes. That's all the warning you get.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I have GOT to try this!

Found on the Cooking Vintage blog. Got to save it somewhere; might as well save it here and hopefully share it with one or two people.

Ambrosial Tomato Salad
Several mixed tomatoes--whatever you have in your garden or market basket
A good olive oil; I used about a teaspoon per cup of tomatoes
A squeeze or 2 of honey
A pinch or 2 of salt, to taste
Whatever herbs need pruning in the garden: I've used dill, basil, mint, cilantro, and sometimes a combination, depending on the day. My favorite combination was mint and opal basil.
Chop the tomatoes; if you're using cherry tomatoes in the mix, cut them in half so that they absorb the flavors. Sprinkle with salt and let sit while you gather your herbs (the salt draws out the tomato juices, which in this case, you don't want to discard, but savor). Add olive oil and honey and the chopped or torn herbs. Eat immediately, preferably outside on a day of the perfect temperature (for me that would be a nonhumid 82).

Can anybody help?

I have no idea if anyone ever reads this blog, so this is a combination request for help and plea for attention.

Can anyone who uses Blogspot and knows the ins and outs please let me know if I can get my blog stats and if so, how? I just want to know if anyone is reading this at all.

A negative answer won't stop me from posting because, frankly, I like my own prose. But I wonder how much I information I really need to add for others to read. I know how I think and why. But do you?

Update on Kenneth Foster

I have no idea if anyone reads this blog or not. But if anyone does, I want to be sure to say that Kenneth Foster (see posting about him a few back) was not executed. His sentence was commuted at the last minute, give or take an hour, by the Governor of Texas. As one of his supporters said, he was sentenced to die under a law that is essentially, "like punishing someone for not being psychic." (Quote from University of Texas Professor Dana Cloud.)

This doesn't let Texas off the hook as having a dreadful attitude towards people convicted of crimes most other states view as non-capital. But it is a step in the right direction.

Good humor (and I don't mean ice cream) websites

I don't know about anyone else but I needed a good laugh this morning. And a few websites came my way via various friends to provide just that.

Bulletproof Baby is just adorable. In a sick and twisted kind of way, of course.

Marry Our Daughter has to be a hoax. It just HAS to be one.

I'm a Doctor Who fan. And I like LOLCats. I'm not alone. So the combination was inevitable. While there are lots of LOLWho selections, this is the first time I've seen them combined. And so well, at that.

Last night I served my vanilla lavender ice cream (well, it was really ice milk since I tried to go healthy with it in view of the preggo pre-diabetic in the group) and learned two things. One is that ice milk made in my ice cream maker never gets creamy. The other is that I can make damn tasty ice cream. I wish I had a recipe, but I didn't write it down. Sigh!