Sunday, February 22, 2004
Good news and bad news. As San Francisco continues to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, other major cities around the country seem poised to follow suit. I believe this could begin a sort of avalanche, bringing down, by sheer force of numbers, discrimination against gays, lesbians and transsexuals seeking the benefits of a legal, state-sanctioned wedding.
But, on the other hand, Ralph Nader has announced his intention to run for the presidency. Again. Wasn't once enough for this particular nightmare? Can there be anyone out there who a) believes Nader has even the ghost of a chance and b) thinks that there's so little difference between the Republican and Democratic parties that we may as well have one or the other, if we can't have some ideal third-party candidate? (Franklin, I'm not addressing you.) Isn't it bad enough that Nader aided Bush's ascendency, now he has to come skulking around again to help grant the present administration another four years?
We are Americans. We are free to vote for whom we please. We are free to make all the idiotic choices we wish and the future be damned.
I am obviously angry and, therefore, it is best if I write no more this morning. I will most likely come in later and erase this.