Thoughts on the US Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decisions

I’ve long been a supporter of gay marriage (on largely conservative grounds), so I was pleased with the results of  the US Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor (the companion case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, while it effectively legalizes gay marriage in the state of California, was actually decided on narrow procedural grounds, so really doesn’t say much on the subject one way or another).   But Windsor’s an interesting case that will blow-up a lot of presumptions around  civil rights in the US.

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Terrorism Makes you Stupid – Redux

English: Major Nidal Malik Hasan, Fort Hood sh...
Major Nidal Malik Hasan.  And a psychiatrist – would you want mental health advice from this guy?  Seriously, does he LOOK like a happy fellow?  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In keeping with a recent post on the ass-clown behaviour of alleged Islamicist terrorists (or, at least, would-be terrorists), we have alleged Fort Hood murderer Major Nidal Hasan.  Facing the death penalty on 13 counts of murder – and no one denies he’s responsible for killing his 13 victims – he has dismissed his lawyer and is proposing to defend himself.  Sure, ’cause that’s a good idea!

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Queen’s University vs. Captain Underpants

In a nice change from ranting about Rob Ford (who still hasn’t denied smoking crack.  I’m just saying), I came across this story  from Queen’s University.  Now, I’m a former Queen’s grad, but I’ve long since lost any respect for the place.  Even when I was there it was painfully politically correct, but since I’ve graduated it’s fallen even further downhill – bottoming out, or so I thought, in 2006 with the proposal to hire “dialogue monitors” (i.e., the modern, politically correct, terminology for people we used to call “rats”, “finks”, or “stoolies”) to spy on their fellow students to denounce politically incorrect thoughts.  At the time, I think I wrote a letter to the Queen’s administration asking them to take back my degree, but I suppose they still harbour the (mistaken) illusion that I might someday give them money, because I never heard back from them.  Continue reading “Queen’s University vs. Captain Underpants”