Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Too. Much. News.

What is a person to do when there is just too darned much information out there to process and talk about? Hit the high points and hold on for the coaster ride to come? Seems a not unreasonable course to follow.

Out of the great American Northwest we have notice that there's a ballot initiative in the works that would require married couples to reproduce or have their marriages declared invalid.

Under I-957, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would be required to prove they can have children to get a marriage license, and if they did not have children within three years, their marriages would be subject to annulment.

All other marriages would be defined as "unrecognized" and people in them would be ineligible to receive any marriage benefits.

One might think that the initiative was the brainchild of the lunatic religious right, but this time it's coming from the proponents of same sex marriage! Sweet! At least they have maintained a sense of humour in the face of adversity. Seems that the Washington Nazguls Supreme Court rendered a judgment against same sex marriage and "justified" their decisions based upon the necessity that
"limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples furthers the state's interests in procreation and encouraging families with a mother and father and children biologically related to both."
Now what would the overriding interest in procreation be for the government? The obvious answer is future slaves tax payers and subjects. That's a truly frightening thought that those judges came up with. Shades of the Handmaid's Tale! Wonder what will happen if this manages to pass?

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Hillary Clinton wants to, (among other things) confiscate the oil companies stock profits and use them to finance government attempts to find "alternative energy sources".
"The same -- the same is true with energy independence. The Democrats know what needs to be done. Again, we're working to try to push this agenda forward. The other day the oil companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. (Laughter.) I want to take those profits and I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to find alternative smart energy, alternatives and technologies that will begin to actually move us toward the direction of independence!" (Cheers, applause.)

In other news, she also wants to confiscate YOUR profits and use them to line the coffers of the government to finance universal health care. Looks like socialism is going to be the spreading disease in the Western Hemisphere in the 21st Century. At least President Clinton will have friends in the neighbourhood. We are so farked when this woman becomes President.

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The Chinese have successfully tested their anti-satellite technology and now our military people are wondering what our good friends in the PLA are up to by having mystery satellites close to some of our "key satellites".

As worldwide attention focuses on China’s first successful anti-satellite missile test, U.S. officials are questioning why some Chinese spacecraft are in orbits that bring them close to key U.S. satellites, according to military sources.

The big question is the scale and progress of the Chinese anti-satellite program, including whether the Chinese spacecraft are benign or time bombs that can someday be used to threaten the space assets on which the U.S. military and economy depend for everything from reconnaissance and dropping bombs to logistics, communications and navigation.

Just stopping in for a cup of tea? Sure, that's likely. The Chinese have no interest in knocking us into the dirt and taking their place as the pre-eminent global power of the 21st Century. It's not like their communists or something, right? Oh....wait....nevermind.

I just hope they aren't near any of the satellites that beam to DishTV, I'd hate to miss something on TV, just because someone decided that now was a good time to start World War 3.

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From the "We're not going to war with Iran" files. A top Iranian diplomat has gone MIA in Baghdad. Apparently a victim of...well, someone who may or may not be the Iraqis or us.
Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms seized an Iranian diplomat as he drove through central Baghdad, officials said Tuesday. Iran said it held the United States responsible for the diplomat's "safety and life."

One Iraqi government official said the Iranian diplomat was detained Sunday by an Iraqi army unit that reports directly to the U.S. military. A military spokesman denied any U.S. troops or Iraqis that report to them were involved.

"We've checked with our units and it was not an MNF-I (Multi-National Forces - Iraq) unit that participated in that event," said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a U.S. military spokesman.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step".

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And don't even get me started on global warming. The river down the road from me is freezing over, it's 11 degrees and I have about 3 inches or more of snow in my driveway, (with up to 6" expected tonight).

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3 comments:

Sunni said...

I don't even try to keep up any more—it's dangerous to what little sanity I have left.

Hadn't thought of the Handmaid's Tale in response to that stupid marriage ballot initiative (what about oldsters who want to marry?), but you're right; it's quite apt.

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Mike Kole said...

Michael, if Hilary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, I'll be backing the Republican candidate unless its' John McCain. I can take anything but those two.

I hate to be reactionary about my votes, I really do, but I just have to do whatever little thing I can to make sure Hilary doesn't win. Very few scare me like she does.