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Least I Could Do is probably one of the most thought provoking, offensive, hilarious web comics I've ever read. I love it to death. And Ryan Sohmer's blog posts make them even better. I thought I'd share his latest:

With all the interesting things in the news of late, I’ve been having a hard time picking what to talk about today.

Initially, I had intended to write about the utter uselessness that is the United Nations, in response to their (in)actions to the North Korean situation. The league of nations failed to prevent world war II, so I suppose it seemed a good idea at the time to rename it The United Nations and hope for the best.

The next topic I was considering was Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme court. I don’t know enough about her to make a call either way, but what is bothering me here is that every politician, every news anchor, every analyst and commentator is focusing on her ethnicity, rather than her qualifications.

This doesn’t help ease racial issues and tensions, it only highlights them.

Over at CNN, Ruben Navarrette talks about what a step forward this is. For me, a step forward would have been had Sotomayor been nominated, and no one even remarked on the fact that she was Hispanic. That she got nominated because the President thought she was the best candidate for the job.

In the end, though, the thing that’s predominantly on my mind is yesterday’s decision in California to uphold proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state. This measure, passed by a close vote during the November elections, overturned a May 2008 ruling by the California Supreme court that had made it constitutional for same-sex couples to get hitched in the state.

I am a proponent for gay rights, but more importantly, I make no distinction between gay and civil rights.

A gay individual in California pays their state and federal taxes like anyone else, so why are they denied certain rights? The bible may define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but isn’t the bible based on a system of religious beliefs? Isn’t there supposed to be a clean line that separates church and state?

What gives someone the right to impose their beliefs on someone else?

I may not agree with your beliefs, whether you’re Christian, Muslim or Jewish, but I won’t spend millions of dollars and countless hours to deny you a civil right that I enjoy.

That environment, California, is not where I would choose to live, or raise children, gay or not.

The year is 2009, and the fact that we’re even having this conversation is absurd to me.

- Because I can.
ecto_gammat: (Default)
Least I Could Do is probably one of the most thought provoking, offensive, hilarious web comics I've ever read. I love it to death. And Ryan Sohmer's blog posts make them even better. I thought I'd share his latest:

With all the interesting things in the news of late, I’ve been having a hard time picking what to talk about today.

Initially, I had intended to write about the utter uselessness that is the United Nations, in response to their (in)actions to the North Korean situation. The league of nations failed to prevent world war II, so I suppose it seemed a good idea at the time to rename it The United Nations and hope for the best.

The next topic I was considering was Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme court. I don’t know enough about her to make a call either way, but what is bothering me here is that every politician, every news anchor, every analyst and commentator is focusing on her ethnicity, rather than her qualifications.

This doesn’t help ease racial issues and tensions, it only highlights them.

Over at CNN, Ruben Navarrette talks about what a step forward this is. For me, a step forward would have been had Sotomayor been nominated, and no one even remarked on the fact that she was Hispanic. That she got nominated because the President thought she was the best candidate for the job.

In the end, though, the thing that’s predominantly on my mind is yesterday’s decision in California to uphold proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state. This measure, passed by a close vote during the November elections, overturned a May 2008 ruling by the California Supreme court that had made it constitutional for same-sex couples to get hitched in the state.

I am a proponent for gay rights, but more importantly, I make no distinction between gay and civil rights.

A gay individual in California pays their state and federal taxes like anyone else, so why are they denied certain rights? The bible may define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but isn’t the bible based on a system of religious beliefs? Isn’t there supposed to be a clean line that separates church and state?

What gives someone the right to impose their beliefs on someone else?

I may not agree with your beliefs, whether you’re Christian, Muslim or Jewish, but I won’t spend millions of dollars and countless hours to deny you a civil right that I enjoy.

That environment, California, is not where I would choose to live, or raise children, gay or not.

The year is 2009, and the fact that we’re even having this conversation is absurd to me.

- Because I can.
ecto_gammat: (David - (^_^))
Barack Obama is now the 44th President of the United States. Is it nerdy that I cried while he was taking the oath? Not a whole lot... but just enough.

I have so much hope for these next four years. I know that change won't happen overnight. It can only get better ♥

ETA:
I never noticed until they broadcast him signing his nomination documents, but BARACK OBAMA IS A LEFTY!

Why does that make me giggle so?
ecto_gammat: (David - (^_^))
Barack Obama is now the 44th President of the United States. Is it nerdy that I cried while he was taking the oath? Not a whole lot... but just enough.

I have so much hope for these next four years. I know that change won't happen overnight. It can only get better ♥

ETA:
I never noticed until they broadcast him signing his nomination documents, but BARACK OBAMA IS A LEFTY!

Why does that make me giggle so?

FUCKYES

Nov. 4th, 2008 11:20 pm
ecto_gammat: (Obama)
McCain was trying to be so nice with his concession speech.

Then the Republicans booed when he said Obama won.

And people wonder why I don't respect Republicans?


Oh.

Also...

FUCK YES!
Obama-Biden 2008!

FUCKYES

Nov. 4th, 2008 11:20 pm
ecto_gammat: (Obama)
McCain was trying to be so nice with his concession speech.

Then the Republicans booed when he said Obama won.

And people wonder why I don't respect Republicans?


Oh.

Also...

FUCK YES!
Obama-Biden 2008!

Huzzah!

Nov. 4th, 2008 05:44 pm
ecto_gammat: (Obama)
Triumph!

I have done my civic duty (^_^)

But my stomach is still suing my body for divorce. Fail is mine.

Huzzah!

Nov. 4th, 2008 05:44 pm
ecto_gammat: (Obama)
Triumph!

I have done my civic duty (^_^)

But my stomach is still suing my body for divorce. Fail is mine.
ecto_gammat: (Obama)
The Redskins game right before the election has always been the strangest. If the Skins lose, the candidate that lost the previous election's popular vote will win. If they win, the one who won the last popular vote will win.

This has happened the last 17 elections. Pretty consistant, ne?

If the Skins lose, Obama will win the popular vote. If they lose, McCain will.

I'm torn between the love for my team, and my fear of McCain.

Go Skins!
ecto_gammat: (Obama)
The Redskins game right before the election has always been the strangest. If the Skins lose, the candidate that lost the previous election's popular vote will win. If they win, the one who won the last popular vote will win.

This has happened the last 17 elections. Pretty consistant, ne?

If the Skins lose, Obama will win the popular vote. If they lose, McCain will.

I'm torn between the love for my team, and my fear of McCain.

Go Skins!

Gasp!

Oct. 12th, 2008 09:03 pm
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Stand My Ground)
How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Working Class Warrior, also known as a blue-collar Democrat. You believe that the little guy is getting screwed by conservative greed-mongers and corporate criminals, and you’re not going to take it anymore.

Gasp!

Oct. 12th, 2008 09:03 pm
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Stand My Ground)
How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Working Class Warrior, also known as a blue-collar Democrat. You believe that the little guy is getting screwed by conservative greed-mongers and corporate criminals, and you’re not going to take it anymore.

ecto_gammat: (Default)
At the end of my first year, I completed my Freshman Culmination Experience by writing a 17 page paper (complete with case studies, interviews, charts, all the bells & whistles) about why abstinence only sex education was one of the biggest loads of bullshit this country has.

And I totally got an A on it.

But this comic has spoken better about it than my paper ever could.



Damn you Sohmer!
ecto_gammat: (Default)
At the end of my first year, I completed my Freshman Culmination Experience by writing a 17 page paper (complete with case studies, interviews, charts, all the bells & whistles) about why abstinence only sex education was one of the biggest loads of bullshit this country has.

And I totally got an A on it.

But this comic has spoken better about it than my paper ever could.



Damn you Sohmer!

Dear Zed:

Oct. 6th, 2008 08:19 pm
ecto_gammat: (The Venture Bros - Dr. O Seduction)
I thought you'd get a kick out of this:

Life, the Universe... )

Dear Zed:

Oct. 6th, 2008 08:19 pm
ecto_gammat: (The Venture Bros - Dr. O Seduction)
I thought you'd get a kick out of this:

Life, the Universe... )

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