Thursday, February 03, 2005

I made it through the rain....

I am finally feeling better. I managed to squeak out about 5 miles (4 miles running, quarter mile of walking, and another mile running) of running last night, even though I was still sick and even though I woke up covered in sweat this morning. Everyone at work is suddenly complaining about starting to feel sick, so I guess I have done my job of spreading it to others so that they can enjoy. The sad part is that many went home and I came to work each day I was sick. Wimps.

I watched the Bushmeister give his state of the Union last night and I thought it was a good speech overall. I definitely agree with him on doing something about Social Security, but I am not sure why he has to go to such lengths to make sure gays can never get married. It is funny how we live in a society where 50% of marriages end in divorce and yet conservatives like to talk about protecting the sanctity of marriage. I look at marriage as a contract between two people to dedicate their lives to each other and work through the rough times. If two men or two women have that same goal, I don't get how that should bother people. To me, commitment helps protect the sanctity of marriage and your sexual preference has nothing to do with that. As a society we would frown upon two men dedicating their lives to each other, but we scramble over each other for news on who J-Lo is getting married to this week. I'll take the homosexuals, thank you.

During the speech, when the mother of the soldier who was killed in battle and the Iraqi woman got their jewelry tangled up, I thought of a great joke that The Daily Show could use for that video footage. The scene would play and Jon Stewart could say, "And then, the two embraced in a symbolic representation of America's entanglement with Iraq." Not that I really believe that or anything, but would fit in on the show. Hopefully, we can start shifting power over to the Iraqi peace-keeping forces so we can bring our boys back home.


Blogger Memere Kitty said...

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better and your streak remains unbroken. And I'm proud of you for going to work and sticking it out. That's what being a grown-up is about -- shame on your fellow employees. What, are they wusses(sp)?

Glad to hear that you thought the Prez gave a good speech -- we may Hannitize you yet.

I have to agree with you on the whole "gay marriage" issue. I don't know what the big deal is.

It seems to be the word marriage that everyone is hung up on for some reason. I guess it's because they see a religious connotation there. Perhaps the term "civil union" would be more universally acceptable and yet could still carry the same legal weight. Marriage/civil unions -- to me it's all symantecs.

I totally disagree with the concept of giving "cohabitants" the same benefits (health benefits at work, tax breaks, etc.) that married couples have, though. I think gays should have to get married and suffer like the rest of us!

I think your Dad hit the nail on the head with the whole gay marriage fiasco: most people have become "tolerant" of the gay/lesbian lifestyle, and the gay community has sort of confused that with "acceptance". The average Joe Schmuck on the street may be tolerant of gays in a non-sexual context, like the "guy next door" or the "woman who works in Finance"; but the average Joe Schmuck will never condone or accept the gay lifestyle as normal (at this point anyway). And I think they're just trying to make that point. Tammy Bruce (who's gay), said basically the same thing on her radio show a couple of weeks ago, so I guess some of them get it, too.

And right or wrong, gay ministers and churches to the contrary, most religious faiths still believe that homosexuality is wrong and that marriage is reserved for a man and woman because it's main purpose is procreation.

On the Iraq thing, I am awed and touched that 60% of them braved gunfire, mortar rounds, and suicide and car bombers to vote. That matches our numbers in many Presidential elections, and all we have to brave is the weather! I loved the clips of the men dancing in the streets and old people actually getting to vote for the very first time! It was amazing getting the chance to see the likely birth of Democracy in a country that has never experienced it -- there's no stopping them now!

We take our freedom so much for granted in this country! We'd better wake up and realize that it is under attack and it is worth defending -- everywhere!

And to all those people who are still whining because Dubya won re-election: It's over, you lost! There was a 3,000,000 (that's six zeros) vote difference! Get on with your lives, for God's sake!

I mean, hard-core Democrats are such a mean-spirited bunch! They're like little spoiled children when they don't get their way. I'm so sick of hearing from the likes of Nancy Polosi, Barbara Boxer, and (especially) Ted Kennedy.

Well, I've begun to rant...I'll sign off now.

And, yes, let's get those boys (and girls) back home as soon as possible -- but not too soon. Let's let them finish the job first.

2:15 PM  

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