Y viva Espana
But I won't care, because I'll either be in Barcelona, Madrid or sitting on a beach in Andalusia. Back November 2nd, see you then.
Note to the Guardian: please stop this. At least, if you're interested in winning the election for Kerry. Few people in Clark motherfuckin' County are interested in hearing from foreigners about how they should vote.
If you actually want to help Kerry, write to them about Bush. Tell them that they would be inconceivably stupid if they didn't vote for him. Tell them that you understand the limited intellect of Americans may not be able to handle reading and voting two weeks apart, but if they can, they should vote for George Bush, otherwise they are stupid.
But don't undertake a campaign of veiled condescension towards some of the most important voters in America. And if you do, just stick the knife in my eye now. Be merciful, you limey bastards.
This is one key feature of the faith-based presidency: open dialogue, based on facts, is not seen as something of inherent value. It may, in fact, create doubt, which undercuts faith. It could result in a loss of confidence in the decision-maker and, just as important, by the decision-maker. Nothing could be more vital, whether staying on message with the voters or the terrorists or a California congressman in a meeting about one of the world's most nagging problems. As Bush himself has said any number of times on the campaign trail, ''By remaining resolute and firm and strong, this world will be peaceful.''And he who controls the present - well, who cares about the past or the future? They can't vote for us:
The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. 'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
The sissy institution of marriage must not be perverted by sinners who are capable of abstaining! The sacred union of church and state must prohibit the immoral union of men and women capable of the discipline of sexual abstinence. We are not saved by either faith or good works. We are saved by religious-right legislation!And if marriage should only be for procreation and in line with the Bible, he suggests a few more laws that Oregon may need:
The Bible says that marriage is for procreation. God made Adam and Eve, and Adam and Eve made Cain and Abel, not an empty nest.I just hope that people understand it's a joke - after all, there are still people out there discovering Landover Baptist and thinking it's a real church, so who knows how many people will think these arguments are serious?
Marriage is for procreation. If you're not pro-Creation, you're anti-God. And once a marriage has been solemnized, sex is serious business. The solemnity of sex must not be abused for sinful pleasures. Sex is for procreation, not recreation. And marriage is for breeding purposes.
Therefore, it should be Oregon public policy that
Homosexuals may not marry.
Infertile persons may not marry.
Men with vasectomies may not marry.
Women with hysterectomies may not marry.
Post-menopausal women may not marry.
Persons planning to use birth control may not marry.
Non-virgins may not marry (Deuteronomy 22:13-21).
Inter-racial couples may not marry (Deuteronomy 7:3).
And couples who fail to conceive within two years ought to have their marriage licenses revoked.
The deaths of more than 50 Liverpool football supporters at Hillsborough in 1989There were actually 96 deaths at Hillsborough (a fact that can be discovered in about 2 seconds with Google) and it seems to me that only knowing that the death toll was in the high double figures is more consistent with Steyn, rather than Johnson or one of the British writes at the Spectator, being the author.