Sunday, November 23, 2008

Nook the Ni-zooooook


THE bars

Rich finally has his big Ape Hanger handle bars! I think they're a tad excessive which makes Rich love them even more! My Mom drove Rich to the motorcycle shop to get them because I'm on bedrest. Nice.

Rich's new ape hangers

Rich's new ape hangers

Saturday, November 22, 2008

nerds

My father-in-law and I share a love of laptops. This is us, first thing in the morning.



Greg's Visit

Thanks for staying with us, Greg!!!! (And thanks, Tim, for bring your Dad's Porsche by.)












Wednesday, November 5, 2008

deeply disappointed

Despite my joy over the presidential election (sorry republican friends & family, I'm truly not rubbing it in), I'm deeply disappointed over the likely passage of Proposition 8 in my state. If this proposition passes, and it likely will by 400,000 votes, there will be explicit language added to our constitution that prevents one group of people - gays - from marrying.

Despite major support against this initiative (nearly every major newspaper, large businesses, professional associations), it will likely pass.
http://www.noonprop8.com/about/who-opposes-prop-8 Despite our Supreme Court overturning a previous ban on gay marriage with this statement "An individual's sexual orientation -- like a person's race or gender -- does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights" -- in this case, the right to marry.", it will likely pass. Despite the fundamental fact that there is supposed to be a clear separation of church and state - and marriage is not exclusively a religious union - it will likely pass.

I'm scared that it is acceptable to put such discriminatory, hateful language into our constitution. I don't know how I'll explain this to my son someday. I don't know how to explain it period.

What's next? Excluding marriage for persons with too wide of an age gap? Who don't pass the Catholic Church's compatibility assessment? Who have admitted to pre-marital "relations"? This would be just as rational as excluding marriage for our gay friends and family. The message is clear: hate is ok in the arena of constitutional rights.