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My coffee tastes rather weak this morning. I did check and there was coffee in the filter.

But…I just realized…that maybe the fresh coffee is still in the grinder, and this is yesterday’s grounds rehash.

I’d go check but Lucy is lying in my lap, nuzzling my arm whenever it gets into view.

(And that’s Lucy in the userpic, so get your mind out the gutter. *g* )

And, now for the FO part of the public post

(Read prior public post first. Will not open in new window for continuity reasons.)

Frankly, I’d like to get rid of all official government recognition of this thing called “marriage”. Spiritual, that’s fine. Have a legal registration for a “partnership” (just like a business) in case one dies. But why should some people have extra rights just because they’ve filled out a license at the county clerk’s office, and others do not? Why do single people pay higher tax rates and more for insurance than married? Why do kids earn deductions (in fact, why does anyone earn a deduction)? One must be prepared for the responsibility, and the expenses, of children. Cheri and I do not want kids, and we’ve structured our life around that. But if something happened and a little bundle of joy dropped into our life we would just have to make room in the budget for it (and it would hurt!). And, yes, the income tax deductions would help, but that doesn’t mean I agree with it 100%.

Baa baa baa, sorta

Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you’re in a heterosexual marriage, and you don’t want it “protected” by the bigots those who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

As you can see, I’ve modified it slightly.

I understand the use of the term “bigot” by many, and I have no quibble with that. But, in itself, “bigot” is a charged word, like the N-word. And although I feel the term does apply to many of those who support Prop. 8, it does not apply to all those who support it. In fact, I know some RealLifeā„¢ people who are socially liberal in many ways, yet support Prop. 8 on traditional grounds. And I do not consider them “bigots.”

EDIT: Methinks that some others have had the same thoughts I have, or others are playing the game of Telephone and changing the words. See underpope‘s entry.