Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Jerry Brown & Prop 8

Jerry Brown is a great public servant, willing to do what is right regardless of personal cost. All progressive, free thinking people should applaud his commitment to social justice.

Jerry Brown: a true patriot and an American hero.

If the California Supreme Court throws out Prop 8 as unconstitutional there will be celebrations throughout the state. It would be a glorious affirmation of civility, goodness, and truth.

Homophobia & the Pope

The pope is wrong. He is blinded by prejudice. His words are a disservice to humanity. It is sad that a supposed representative of peace and love goes out of his way to slander and malign good people. The pope's homophobia represents a deep flaw in his character. And indeed, anybody who shares the pope's homophobia is equally flawed.

Can't we all get along?. Should we not work together in mutual respect? Rather than pointing fingers and making accusations which only inflame the passions, why can't we exercise tolerance and good will?

Red or Blue?

I find it curious that folks are willing to bash Obama before he has even begun. But I am biased,I reside on the left coast and identify with the blue. The red states represent the ignorant, the backward, the frightened. Hence we must be defensive. The red states are dangerous. The red states represent social conservatives and religious fundamentalists.

I am thrown into the division - the culture wars - this is the world as I found it. And I will take a stand and I will take a side. Let me over simplify for the sake of brevity and clarity: Blue is good; red is bad. Left coast, liberal, progressive, is good; bible belt, conservative, Christian, is bad.

Not every single person in a red state is the enemy, just a majority. When the red state majority opposes gay rights, threatens a woman's right to choose, and cares more about keeping their guns than feeding the hungry, they are hurting people.

I urge you, gentle reader, to take a stand and engage the battle lest you regret your thoughtful indecision. If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.

Merry Marijuana

We need to normalize the medical and recreational use of marijuana. Pot smoking is often a good thing, a casual thing, and a harmless thing. To relax and expand one's mind; to contemplate the world and your place in it; to giggle with a friend: marijuana often makes a space for such magical moments. 

We should work together to legalize, tax and regulate the sale and consumption of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gay Marriage

Acceptance of gay marriage is only a matter of time.  The numbers are moving fast.  The only people who oppose gay marriage are the old, the religious, amd the ignorant.  Fear and hatred of homosexuality is being replaced by tolerance and understanding.  Moral progress is possible. 

God

"God is a concept by which we measure our pain"  John Lennon

God is a fairy tale told to children to keep them complacent.  God has no fault, no agency, no existence.  The fault belongs to the believer in God, the victim of the hoax, the butt of the religious joke.  We must work to educate those people who are so weak of spirit or mind that they fall victim to such outlandish claims.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Obama: Looking for a Metaphor

What dreams may come? The future is a promise; Obama the question, a vast opening, the possibility of change. We hold our collective breath. Somehow the stakes have been raised. And we don't want to be hurt anymore.

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