For several days now, I?ve been in a running argument with an individual who goes by the name of ?On Lawn? over in the comments sections of the blog ran by anti-gay equality group National Organization for Marriage. In several comments here, here, and here, this person seems to imply that procreation, or at least the potential for procreation, is a requirement of marriage. I?ve tried several times to get this person to explain this concept but they keep brushing off the question calling it absurd. When I tried to point out that there is no link between marriage and procreation they came back with this.
Well, there shows the damage they want to do to the institution. If marriage can?t look equally at the interests of all involved in the practice of human mating, then you tell me what can.
Prehistoric humans didn?t marry before they mated, they just found a bush did it. When you look at the whole of human history, marriage is a relatively new creation, only being a few thousand years old. Our very existence proves that marriage is not a requirement or an essential element of the human mating process.
I’ve joined the ranks of Twitters for the last week or so and it is quickly becoming an obsession. In those few days I have begun following about 350 people and have gained a following of 150. If you don’t know, Twitter is like a cross between an instant messenger service and bloging. Your limited to only 140 characters per post and is sometimes called micro-blogging.
In the last week one of the things I have learned from Twitter is…
That@johnleonardo and a few others seem to have some odd obsession with President Obama’s teleprompter usage, even though it doesn’t appear as if he has used it any more than other Presidents before him. It might be that they are seeing it more because Obama actually talks to people on a regular basis. The have even created a fake twitter persona called @BOTeleprompter.
@michellemalkin: seems to have become the first celebrity to ever reply to one of my tweets. I’m not sure exactly how I feel about that. This is how it went.
@michellemalkinVery effective that almost all GOP house members have text of Dodd/Treasury/Obama provision in poster form/on paper. Driving the point home.
@vastvariety: @michellemalkin If it’s all Dodd and Obama’s fault what was Paulson and Bush responsible for in September when the first money went to AIG?
@michellemalkin:@vastvariety They all have dirty hands, and I have said so many, many times.
@vastvariety: @michellemalkin They do Indeed.