Apr 262015
 

From George Takei’s facebook:

Friends, on Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case that might finally bring marriage equality to all 50 states. I’m changing my profile for 48 hours (using the special tool at http://equality.georgetakei.com) to show my support. I address this not to my LGBT fans, but rather to our straight allies: We cannot do this without you. Stand with us, ?#?makeitcount?, and together we will achieve equality for all.

NOTE- Your overwhelming support has Takei’d the site. Please be patient with it and it will be up in no time.

makeitcount32804

 Posted by on Sun 2015-04-26 at 10:31 pm  Tagged with:
Apr 202015
 

<http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/04/smerconish-cortreras-04042015.cnn/video/playlists/gay-rights-movement/>

As a gay man…

You know, don’t serve me pizza, fine, I’ll eat elsewhere. I don’t want your hate-filled cake at my wedding. I can get my car fixed anywhere else without having to show a CHL. I can buy flowers anywhere else that will be assembled caringly, not with resentment.

But if you as a pediatrician can’t be a good doctor to ANY child for ANY reason, you should just retire. This makes pharmacists that won’t give out plan B look almost human.

The phrase “first, do no harm” should also apply to this “pediatrician’s” reputation.

 Posted by on Mon 2015-04-20 at 10:11 pm

What’s wrong with this picture?

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Feb 262015
 

<http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/State-leaders-celebrate-ten-years-without-6101014.php> (No, really. Go read the whole thing and come back here…)

Why are there only 2 women in this picture? Exactly how many were married today?

I also like to think that the flavor chosen was “Pyrrhic Velvet”, but that might be a touch snarky. It is doubtful that anyone was wiping frosting off their nose a few moments later, and even more doubtful that anyone stepped on a glass wrapped in a cloth a few moments later, right?

I was particularly interested by this quote:

Supporters of the marriage ammendment say traditional family structures with one man and one woman are essential for healthy children, while opponents say the Fourteenth Ammendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits discrimination based on other people’s opinions.

I dare guess that our daughter is perfectly healthy – probably healthier than theirs, since we’re insisting on the HPV vaccine and sex education that includes knowledge of contraception…

Hey! How did this soapbox get under me?

 Posted by on Thu 2015-02-26 at 12:06 am
Dec 242014
 

The Ref has very few family-friendly quotable lines, but:

Gus: What is the matter with you? I thought Mothers were sweet and nice a-a-and patient. I know loan sharks who are more forgiving than you. Your husband ain’t dead, lady. He’s hiding.

Connie Chasseur: Who would catch a criminal, and then let him go free?
Mary Chasseur: Republicans?

Gus: I’m in hell. Connecticut is the fifth ring of hell.

 

 

 

 Posted by on Wed 2014-12-24 at 11:18 pm  Tagged with:
Nov 012014
 

It used to work easily; I would create a bunch of blank lines, and drag the bookmarks from my chrome “Other bookmarks” folder to a new blank line in a wordpress post. Now, however, that just gives me the URL as text, without the bookmarks’ name.

Now, I have to export my bookmarks to a file, copy/paste the contents of the “Other bookmarks” DL tag, do a global search & replace from “<DT>” to “</li><li>”, then wrap it all in a UL tag. Copy and paste all that into the “text” version of a wordpress post, and voila! The same thing I used to have, now taking a lot more work.

Don’t know if I need to yell at chrome or at wordpress…

 Posted by on Sat 2014-11-1 at 11:55 pm

How dare middle-school homework be fun?

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Oct 302014
 

So, G had homework about a Robert Frost poem and its use in a story she was reading. I got to re-introduce her to Dorothy Parker, and earn her respect for my writing, and expand her vocabulary. Then, after all that, she pulled out her telescope and aimed it at the moon so that we could see crater shadows along the lunar terminator (where the shadows meet light). Along the way, she made me laugh out loud more than twice, and called me out insulting Cy once (and we won’t talk about that on social media…)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, and I’ll always mean it: each part of her life is fun in its own way. I miss her being immobile and unable to talk, but love the push for independence that we now see everyday. For example: we weren’t asked about her trying out for the basketball team, we were informed about it.

Every day gets better. Only one month until she’s a teemager! (and you hush your mouth, you!)

 Posted by on Thu 2014-10-30 at 11:30 pm