Month: December 2009 (Page 1 of 4)
And on that note, I'm off for a bit. Hitting the road tomorrow. Enjoy the holidays. Please don't rob my house.
That's Passion Pit's Sleepyhead. Most recently seen backing the Palm Pixi commercials.
Mexico City lawmakers on Monday made the city the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, a change that will give homosexual couples more rights, including allowing them to adopt children.I've not spent much time in Mexico City, but this strikes me as kinda big. Sort of - to use a maybe not so great analogy - Ireland banning smoking in pubs. That is to say, if *they* can do it, anyone can . . . (I wonder if the Catholic Church there is throwing the same fits it has been in DC.)
With [the organizers] nonstop efforts, the event was making the cyber rounds. Even the D.C. Department of Transportation seemed to embrace it, Tweeting on Saturday soon after the fight began: "SNOW UPDATE as advertised, there is a large snowball battle at 14th and U. Keep it safe."
Mr. Luntz queried 832 gun owners, including 401 card-carrying N.R.A. members, in a survey commissioned by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the alliance of hundreds of executives seeking stronger gun laws. In flat rebuttal of N.R.A. propaganda, the findings showed that 69 percent of N.R.A. members supported closing the notorious gun-show loophole that invites laissez-faire arms dealing outside registration requirements. Even more members, 82 percent, favored banning gun purchases to suspects on terrorist watch lists who are now free to arm. And 69 percent disagreed with Congressionally imposed rules against sharing federal gun-trace information with state and local police agencies.I don't think that's dispositive of anything, but it sure is interesting. I think the continuing public conversation over gun ownership and what it means would be well served by less insane NRA fearmongering and more intelligent engagement of the issue.
Do you think the person who thought that up understood the irony of it? Maybe they could suggest ground delivery, with BMPs and T-62s providing security?