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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
11:21 pm - haha, this is what I've been waiting for
a study showing the drug Alcohol to be more harmful than ecstacy (as well as other things like weed... of course)


(6 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
3:23 pm
I had a fight with Oma today about the 50% less fat-light-off-brand mayo she decided Nick and I should be eating
you see my point was simple
I'm not going to eat it because its not the type I would have bought
I... am an adult, and will eat whatever FUCKING type of food I want

its not that she was angry that I'd want a more fatty mayo
its that she thinks me stating the fact that I don't like her choice is me being mean to her

she ignores the point of the argument and instead she whimpers about how I never say anything nice to her

several times while I was making a salad for lunch she came back into the room to say "is there anything else I've done wrong??"
I should've said "you woke up today"
but I'm not that mean, and I don't really think that way, but still, what did she expect me to say?
does she think I'd have pity on her?
just by normal mayo god damnit
and normal bread, and normal milk (she started buying low-fat milk which is practically water)


current mood: angry

(1 Endless Hour | Lose Your Faith)

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
3:25 pm
so uh, I'm selling some stuff so I can get this digital camera I want:

I have a nice gameboy SP I don't really play anymore, which would include Zelda a link to the past, and Pokemon Ruby.. shut up

I also have some computer games I don't want anymore
Battlefield 2 (which is pretty new, and I haven't played it at all)
Masters of Orion 3 (also newish)
Tropico *Much Macho Edition* whatever that means

so if you wanna buy any of that, offer me some money, haha

(8 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Monday, October 31st, 2005
11:31 am
I have no plans for tonight and I'm a little upset about it....
anyone doing anything? anyone want to invite me? haha

(3 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
10:07 am
I've made up my mind...

It's time for a change...

I'm gonna cut my hair off.

current mood: worried

(13 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
3:06 am
Is it really that hard to believe that, genetically speaking, there is no race?

(6 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Friday, September 23rd, 2005
12:14 am
Happy birthday to me, indeed

(7 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
4:55 pm
Really, what is there to do in a deserted city?

current mood: contemplative

(3 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Monday, September 19th, 2005
9:50 pm
Today, instead of "Sienfeld", "Everybody loves Raymond" was on. This is awful, seriously. My nights are ruined now. What's worse is that instead of watching this crap, I decided to change the channel and watch "King of Queens" a show that's... more or less a spin-off of Everybody loves Raymond, and guess what? Raymond himself was guest-starring in this episode. I can't get away from this un-funny Italian bastard! He makes me wanna stop eating italian food all-together.

Well that's a lie... but still.

(11 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Monday, September 12th, 2005
12:34 am - copied from this website: http://www.positiveatheism.org/mail/eml8369.htm
Gay Marriage
Really About
Freedom From Religion
Barry Spencer

From: "Barry Spencer"
To: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <editor@positiveatheism.org>
Subject: gay marriage really about freedom from religion
Date: February 28, 2004 10:37 AM

I read the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which led to the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. I've carefully read the detailed argument against homosexuals that one of those "family" organizations (United Families International) posts on their website. I also had to read up on incest law and polygamy, since those are part of the anti-gay arguments.

I think I'm beginning to get a handle on this issue. Most people emphasize the discrimination argument; that the refusal of the state to recognize same-sex marriages violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Laws that deny gays the right to marry are indeed discriminatory, but that's not the most powerful argument. You sent me a quotation that sums up the central and most powerful argument for gay marriage:

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"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others."
-- Thomas Jefferson, "Statute for Religious Freedom"

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In Lawrence v. Texas the court told the Religious Right (Texas was their proxy) that the court would not enforce the religious views of the Religious Right. The Religious Right believes any sex besides marital coitus is sinful (hateful to God), but the court, in effect, ruled that sin and God have no place in a rational argument. Sin does not exist, so sin cannot be detected or measured (likewise God, of course). There is no way, therefore, to demonstrate that a given behavior is sinful. You may say it is sinful, another person may say it is not sinful, but it's a matter of personal opinion and there's no objective way to determine who is correct.

The court demanded the state demonstrate harm (injury). The Religious Right could not show that two men engaging in private, consensual, non-commercial sodomy injured anyone. The court said, our duty is not to enforce our version of morality; rather, our job is to delineate the limits of liberty.

So the court did not invoke the Equal Protection clause but rather invoked the Due Process clause. Religious concepts such as God's will and sin do not constitute a rational basis that justifies criminalizing or regulating private, consensual, non-commercial behavior. The state has limits to its power, and liberty allows people to do as they choose in private.

Well, the Religious Right freaked out because they knew exactly what that meant: the courts won't enforce religious beliefs. Liberty gives people the choice of whether to "sin" or not, in private at least. And sin does not by itself constitute harm.

Our government is of, by, and for the people. God has no place or power in our government. The real story here is separation of church and state, and Liberty.

The real reason the Religious Right opposes gay marriage is not because it threatens society but because it threatens their belief structure. Most people in this country believe, as I do, that people should be able to do what they want so long as they don't hurt anybody. Religious Right people think not hurting anybody is not so important as not offending God (not sinning). The problem with the Religious Right is that they want to force everybody else to obey (their interpretation of) God's will, even people like me who don't believe in God.

The Religious Right has tried to cast its arguments, which are really based on religious beliefs, as scientific or evidence-based, but the court saw through that. So now their only recourse is to change the U.S. Constitution. If that fails, I suppose they can appeal to God.

-- Barry

(1 Endless Hour | Lose Your Faith)

Friday, August 26th, 2005
8:30 pm - I'm going to post these quotes as they hit me in the face
Oma: "Jonathan, you don't have to boil the canned vegetables! You're going to burn all the nutrients out of them!"

then later at dinner...

Oma: "Oh I wonder where Luna (My cat) is!"

Me: "Probably stuck in a closet somewhere"

sigh, I need my own place

(9 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
7:49 pm
Thomas Jefferson once said: "We believe no more in Bonaparte's fighting merely for the liberties of the seas than in Great Britain's fighting for the liberties of mankind. The object is the same, to draw to themselves the power, the wealth, and the resources of other nations."

Some people should think about this when they praise our government for "liberating" the people of Iraq, and for spreading "precious democracy" to the middle-east in general.

(Lose Your Faith)

Friday, August 19th, 2005
2:13 am - Things will probably be a little too different for me....
And remorse.
And regret.
Lost time.
Wasted time and opportunities.

And silent mourning.

And some insight.
Precious embrace.
Sunday, June 12th, 2005
3:03 am - I love this song
Bring back those good old days
Nothing feels right
Nothing ever goes my way
I threw my future away
Now I'll walk alone out here in the cold
Wandering astray
Where's my future
Gonna need a home
You'd expect the same now wouldn't you
Wouldn't you

Your journey back to birth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you
Your departure from the Earth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you

Only those who accept
Will find that acceptance in return
We have been trimmed down like hedges
Told just to sit
And wilt and spit at each other from a distance
With constant resistance from you
Gonna need a home
You'd expect the same now wouldn't you
Wouldn't you

Your journey back to birth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you
Your departure from the Earth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you

It's been ten years strong
That's much too long
It's time to do something good for my health
Time to do something good myself
It's been ten years strong
That's much too long
It's time to do something good for my health
Time to do something good myself

I've wasted all of this time
I've wasted all of this time

Your journey back to birth
It's haunting you
It's haunting you
Your departure from the Earth
It's haunting you
It's haunting you
Your journey back to birth
It's haunting you
It's haunting you
Your departure from the Earth
It's haunting you
It's haunting you

current mood: tired

(Lose Your Faith)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005
10:30 am - as I make my way to walgreens
Oh god

chiggers AND poison ivy...

its going to be a fun next couple of weeks

(3 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Monday, June 6th, 2005
6:22 pm
No my friend, these are not bug bites

it is definetly poison ivy

everyone just HAD to run into the forest, eh?

current mood: itchy

(6 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Saturday, June 4th, 2005
2:32 pm - The JCC
My eyes are red, and they sting from lack of sleep.
I'm wondering if all the middle-aged jews heading to the pool notice how red they really are.
I'm hoping my glasses hide it a bit.
Hugo, the nice portar that doesn't exactly know english is here.
He's asked me three times how my wife is.
He's a funny guy.

Now, as I sit here typing random shit in a way I think is funny, my head is beginning to ache.... also from lack of sleep.
I'm so damn hungry I could eat something Oma made.
Okay thats a lie, but I'm still hungry.
Hugo just asked me why my wife hasn't brought me food, so I tell him she's out of town.
He tells me thats the problem with getting married.
I.. don't quite understand what he means by that, but of course, he might've said something completely different.

I wish I was still in bed.

I'm owndering how many of the people I keep letting in are actual members.
Bleh, who cares.

current mood: pessimistic

(1 Endless Hour | Lose Your Faith)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
6:30 pm
"Though half of me is gone
the lonesome part is left...
I cannot find the other half...."

(2 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Saturday, May 21st, 2005
3:12 am - I'm not really depressed, I swear
oh god! he killed all the younglings!

current mood: depressed

(2 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
11:59 pm
Huh? Dr. Megna wants 20 bucks now?
I don't even like Paris anymore..


(3 Endless Hours | Lose Your Faith)

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