WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Friday, October 08, 2004


The debate

No, not that debate. I will let the experts analyze, score, ridicule and prognosticate that one.

I want to talk about another debate I just saw on OPB TV. The one about Measure 36.

Gay Marriage

I love politics! The pro side was represented by a young, attractive black woman (of course she was intelligent; aren't they always?) Good choice. We often hear that "banning" gay marriages is like banning inter-racial marriages.

First, let's get the language straight: you can't ban what doesn't exist. The end result will be a better definition of marriage. What Oregon has on the books today is a union into which men and women above age of 18 (?) may enter. Everybody (except for about 5%) understands the intent. But with today's lawyers we need to be very precise. We have to spell it out: a union between one woman and one man.

The con side was represented by a very nice, soft-spoken granny, happily married for 51 years. Nice, indeed!

Second, even though I'm a registered Republican, I'm more of a libertarian in many ways. On principle, I oppose any government involvement in arrangements adult people make. But once the government gets involved and there is no chance of getting it un-involved, I want to regulate the hell out of those arrangements. For example, I'm against redistribution on wealth through taxes. Unfortunately, it seems it's here to stay. The question then is how far do we go? The answer is only as far as it benefits the society. So I'll pay for your bread but not your butter because it will make you fat and I will have to provide free healthare for you. I will for sure not pay for your Viagra.

But what if I am gluten intolerant?

Can I have a butter substitute?

Did you watch the debate?

Bush did just fine ... que no?
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