Equal rights but NO special privileges above others.
I think that now would be a good time for me to say that the government should get the EFF out of civil unions and marriage totally. And you may detect a bit of an angry tone. That’s because I get pissed when people tell me what I must and must not believe. Nothing gets me angrier.
Who gives a damn who or what “recognizes” any union between two consenting adults? If YOU do, then you really need to consider the fact that you’re an asshole.
SERIOUSLY: If there’s a church out there that wants to marry same-sex couples we need to back the hell off.
MORE IMPORTANTLY: If there’s anyone that, via their beliefs, chooses not to condone it within their church or even their personal lives then may I suggest that everyone needs to mind their own friggin’ business.
Contrary to the standard Progressive asshole‘s beliefs, they do NOT have the right to stick their nose in my business and vice-versa.
Both sides of this stupid argument need to seriously stop telling me what I must and must not tolerate, do or believe. I’m much rather park my foot in your ass than listen to you trying to control anyone but yourself.
The first step is removing the government from our personal lives: Remove all tax incentives for or against married couples/unions and…
…apply the damned 14th Amendment by ignoring people’s married status EQUALLY.
When someone asks me if Snowden is a hero or a traitor, my answer is a resounding, “YES!” With this article, I hope to prove the hero side of that argument. This article was shared by a fellow patriot who I’ll call “BoBo The Clown” to protect his identity from the NSA & IRS (the financial arm of the NSA). <grin>
As I was telling “BoBo”, I had long had a theory that China had been modifying consumer electronics from Lenovo and other Chinese companies, although I didn’t have any way of proving it. I buy a lot of things from Amazon: if they allow this to happen, I will not only stop buying things from them, I’ll prevent our business from purchasing from them as well.
GRAIN OF SALT: The article originates from the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, which isn’t always 100% accurate. In a lot of respects, they are not unlike our NY Times: They color stories when they have an agenda to satisfy…and the Deutschers ARE a bit pissed about the NSA spying on them.
Most poignant quote from the article:
“After witnessing these lies and the truth of the American government’s apparently predatory behavior against its allies and its own people, it’s going to be pretty hard for ally states to believe anything the U.S. says on cybersecurity from here on out — the trust has been fatally betrayed.“