The Same Sex Amendment, and God

Okay, enough.
Listening to an MPR story about pastors urging their voters to support the same sex marriage ban amendment here in Minnesota has gotten me mad.
Look, you can pick and choose a lot of things “banned” in the bible. A West Wing episode had the President do this to a conservative God-botherer better than I can.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1-ip47WYWc
And if you really think that God has condemned homosexuality? Then your God is a sadistic F*ck. Why does your God allow
Homosexuality to exist, then, if he has condemned it? Do you really think that people choose to be gay?
And if they didn’t choose to be gay, then God is a sadist.
“Oh, let’s make Billy gay and let him live a life where if he gives into his nature, he is going to hell. He he. Let him
live a life of unhappiness. That’s his cross in life. Ha ha.”
As I said, sadistic f*uck. That’s more the God that Al Pacino’s Devil in The Devil’s Advocate describes.
Is that your God?
How does Jenna and Penny marrying affect YOUR marriage, YOUR life? It doesn’t. It doesn’t.

Front Office Football Interdimensional League 2012 Preseason

Front Office Football Interdimensional League 2012
Season One Week O
AC North W L T Pct PF PA Conf Div
Hendrake 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Amber 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Melnibone 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Ninavel 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
AC South W L T Pct PF PA Conf Div
Adrilankha 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Gondor 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Minas Morgul 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Dhamsawaat 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
AC East W L T Pct PF PA Conf Div
Andovar 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Calderon 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Singapore Three 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Iaja 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
AC West W L T Pct PF PA Conf Div
Lankhmar 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Gotham 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Khalakovo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Tanelorn 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
NC North W L T Pct PF PA Conf Div
Ringworld 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Mars 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Arrakis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
NC South W L T Pct PF PA Conf Div
Gallifrey 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Caprica 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Babylon 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Nasheen 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
NC East W L T Pct PF PA Conf Div
Romulus 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Coruscant 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Tschai 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Persephone 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
NC West W L T Pct PF PA Conf Div
Chasm City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Sprawl 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Barrayar 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0
Trantor 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0-0

Fun with Latin and Heinlein

In the Heinlein novel Glory Road, Oscar gets himself a sword, the Lady Vivamus. The sword has the following inscription:
“Dum Vivimus Vivamus”
While we live, let us live.
So I got to thinking how I would repurpose that formulation.
Dum is the latin for while
Vivimus is the first person “we” form of the verb vivo.
Vivamus is the first person conjunctive/subjuctive “we” form of the verb vivo.
So, then:
Dum scribimus scribamus.
While we write, let us write!
Dum legimus legamus
While we read, let us read!

My top 25 Most Played in Itunes (Sept 2012)

1. O Valencia, Decemberists
2. Calamity Song, Decemberists
3. Fernando, ABBA
4. Wasted on the Way, CSNY
5. Speed of Sound, Coldplay
6. Caroline, Brandi Carlile
7. Free Fallin’, Tom Petty
8. Hero, David Crosby
9. You’re an Ocean, Fastball
10. The Problem with Saaints, Neil Gaiman
11. Aint no Rest for the Wicked, Cage the Elephant
12. The Future, Leonard Cohen
13. Get in Line, Barenaked Ladies
14. Jungle, Electric Light Orchestra
15. Mr. Blue Sky, Electric Light Orchesta
16. Julie Don’t Live here, Electric Light Orchestra
17. The Future Soon, Jonathan Coulton
18. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
19. The Way Life’s Meant to be, Electric Light Orchestra
20. Mad World, Michael Andrews
21. Come Dancing, The Kinks
22. Flash, Queen
23. I’m Gonna be (500 Miles), The Proclaimers
24. I Can’t Decide, Scissor Sisters
25. Mamma Mia, ABBA