Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
I admit to being rather startled at the long lines of gays racing to the San Francisco City Hall to obtain marriage licenses that, almost certainly, are issued in violation of California law and not worth the paper they're printed on. After all, civil unions have been legal in Vermont for years, and marriages will probably be legal later this year in Massachusetts. But for quite a few mere civil unions don't seem to be a meaningful substitute for actual marriage. The domestic urge does seem to make a bit of a mockery of the arguments of rightists (and many gays) that gay liberation is a radical force out to undermine bourgeois culture.