Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million
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Politics and Such...

I haven't arted in too long; I'm starting to get antsy.

Tonight I've got orders to get out, including the LE Wish3. They look very, very nice, despite the fact that looking at them makes me grumpy about the copyshop charges. I'm going to have to figure out a way to trim them myself, and that could be rather not-fun. Trimming is a continual problem for me...

Some recent hot topics on LJ and elsewhere that I feel obligated to offer my un-requested opinions on:

Gay marriage: More power to ya. The idea of a constitutional amendment on the issue is absurd. A) The federal government has not ever been granted jurisdiction in matters of marriage. B) I don't like the idea of everyone and their uncle thinking they can amend the constitution for piddly-ass things like who gets a certificate for what. C) Marriage isn't about nuclear families and hasn't been for a very long time. If you want to reserve family funding for a man and a woman and their children, you need to address the issues of divorce, single-parenting, adoption, abuse and fostering long before you need to get your panties in a bunch about two women or men who'd like to walk down the aisle wearing frilly veils.

Return of the King and the Oscars: Go them. I didn't watch the Oscars (those shows are SO boring!) and I still haven't seen the movie.

Democratic Candidates: They're all pretty much crooks and self-important men who have no answers to our problems because they are big, well-rooted Problems with answers that can't be hashed out in 30 second sound bites. I have no faith in any of them. I have no faith in our Republican leader, perhaps even less, but I can't bring myself to get worked up about any of these elections. It's like a Dr Suess book, Crook 1 and Crook 2.

Passion of Christ: I'll probably go see it. I get worked up over movies even less than I get worked up over politics, and getting worked up about religion is like sticking a fork in a toaster. Maybe nothing will happen, maybe you'll get something out of the toaster, and maybe you'll get electrocuted. It's been hashed out before, it'll be hashed out by a billion people a billion times before breakfast and as long as you aren't using your religion as an excuse to hurt people or oppress them, you can choose to wear a cross or burn them and I won't really care.

Taxes: suck.
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