January 26th, 2004


Some interesting reads

Edited 17:30 mountain time to include the last link

Most of these were found in the gaystr8alliance and the green_stripe communities, or ysabel's journal. If I missed crediting anyone, please let me know.

First up: The organization Christians for Dean has a very interesting perspective on how many Christians feel about the gay marriage issue.

Secondly, it's not only far-left folks who are against Bush -- so are some conservatives.

Next, The AFA has decided not to take their poll results to Congress because some sinister forces had made the poll, and this is a direct quote, "represent something other than what we wanted it to." The charming fellow also tacitly admits that they didn't want it to be all-inclusive by way of this gem: "It just so happens that homosexual activist groups around the country got a hold of the poll -- it was forwarded to them". I wonder, had things turned out differently, if they would have claimed the poll was a fair representation.

Anyone who feels cheated that their poll results were for naught should check out the many surveys posted by the Traditional Values Coalition. Most of the polls are ongoing, but I do find a lot of ironic humor in the poll asking if the Washington snipers are the result of an Islamic terrorist cell (55.78% said "yes"). The wording is very loaded, so be careful to read twice before answering "yes" or "no".

Penultimately, just to get things on a good note, Samantha Bennett makes some cool (pun may or may not be intended) observations about Canada.

And, finally, if you're 18 or older and haven't yet registered to vote, the folks at Working For a Change have made doing so easy.
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Quiet Day

I got laundry, litterboxes, fountains, and dishes done today. KC was interesting; the two new kitties are Brenda, a gorgeous dilute tortie and Gigi, an adorable white kitten. Brenda is Evian's mom, and she stunned Monica by allowing me to pet her in our first meeting; apparently she's never let anyone other than Monica touch her. Dinner was good. I tried the new noodles I got from Ener-G, and they were very good. Their flavor was pretty bland, but unlike corn and rice noodles they didn't break up, even when I tossed them with butter and garlic.

Andy rang Pam today to see how things were going. Susan is buying the house we almost did, and since Andy got 1000 ft of cat6 but they'll only need 300 for our house, we'll be selling some of the extra to Susan. They were held up for two weeks by the radiant heat, and today they couldn't pour due to sub-freezing temperatures. They'll try to do so again tomorrow, and if they get it done they will begin the frame two days later. Needless to say, photos will be forthcoming.