Things in Philadelphia didn’t turn out exactly as planned. But that’s how the cookie crumbles, sometimes, I guess.
In order to clear my head and get a foot-hold in life again, I did what any shocked, confused, and hurt person would do - I went back home for a little while! Being surrounded by all the wonderful people that made me who I am today is just what the doctor ordered.
Now that I’m here in the flesh, talk of Amendment One is being bandied all over town. If you haven’t been keeping up: on May 8, North Carolinans will go to the ballot box to determine whether or not it’s a good idea to permanently codify discrimination in the state constitution by voting “FOR” or “AGAINST” Amendment One. A “FOR” vote will be effectively redundant, because marriage equality for same-sex couples is already prohibited by state statute.
There are also a host of other pesky problems that a “FOR” vote could dump onto the Old North State, including the dissolution of employee benefits for same-sex partners, domestic abuse protection for unwed partners, and more!
With Santorum and Gingrich out of the primary race and with Romney as the presumptive GOP nominee, we can only hope that this will stymie conservative turnout on May 8 and the amendment will fail to pass. Otherwise, many rednecks like this poor human being will have succeeding in making NC a more terrible place to live.
As an aside, it’s consistently shocking for me, every time I come home, to discover (and re-discover) how amazingly racist North Carolina is. Recently, the wife of a NC GOP state senator’s went as far as to claim that the Amendment’s content is necessary for the continued protection of the caucasian race.
Really, click on the link. I’m totally not fucking kidding.
Tonight, I paid a visit to the racist homophobes over at http://www.voteformarriagenc.com/ and found it too difficult to resist Photoshopping their web banner. Merry Photoshop Christmas!
Seth “Vote Against” Lester
just had an ugly laugh
and i’m dead.
(Source: antiphrasis, via the-idea-of-us)
The Sam4s ER-650: the most simple and beautiful coffee-shop point of sale/service utility, period. (Yeah, call me when one of those fancy iPad POS apps gets some actual back-end accounting guts, and then we’ll talk!)
Ahh, Sam4s! Loved by many! Reviled by few! And on this winter night, I’m programming my third (yes, third!) ER-series in a year’s time…
Drop-in-mug Bodum tea infuser, plastic. A STEAL at $2.95 a pop, and a fantastic, versatile way to do tea/tisane extractions.
So I just ordered 30.
Get ready for the best tea program in Philly!
Fucking Brussels sprouts and bacon on whole wheat dough. #weekofpizza
LOVE IT when my Center City parking spot is free! What a good Monday!
Picking out flatware, dishes, glassware: less exciting than you think.
Apparently you can even stream a cracklin’ hot fireplace on Netflix. 58 whole minutes! With or without music!
Life Rules: When you’re biking back home to South-as-fuck Philly and turning the corner onto your street and you get flagged down by two cute little girls selling Hot Chocolates for a $1, you gotta stop. You just gotta.
When they grow up, maybe they’ll open up a coffee shop of their own!