Saturday, July 31, 2004
Thursday, July 29, 2004
At the next Astros game I go to (next Sunday), I'm considering doing like Carlos Delgato (a Yankee player that has chosen to sit in the dugout for God Bless America) and sitting for the playing of "Deep in the Heart of Texas" as a protest of our current governor, Rick Perry. I'll still do the clap, and probably sing along (although people around me asways request that I don't), just not stand. Will it do any good? No. Will I feel better? Probably not. Will I even be able to? I kinda doubt it, I think Andy (see my last post) will make me.
I just wanted to say that, I don't know why :)
Monday, July 26, 2004
My grandma leaves for Seattle on Wednesday, so I'm gonna be home alone until sometimenext Monday. Oh what trouble I could get into :)
The twins are down this week from North Carolina. I don't think I've seen them in like two years, $10 says they still look good :)
The Democratic National Convention is this week, just what do they accomplish at these conventions?
Is hockey season here yet?
My motorcycle is due up for inspection this week and I need to get my hair cut, two things I'll probably end up putting off until Friday because I'm lazy like that.
I bought tickets to an Astros game next weekend thinking that they might be able to beat the Expos. I'll be meeting a girl up there, I just hope she don't end up hating me
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Should I really plug my blog shamelessly? People start to complain about me not updating it if I do.
I was told by Anna that I could:
Quote:Is this a harsh response?
write about how wonderful and awesome [she is]
no offense, but if i'm gonna write about how wonderful and awesome some chick is, it won't be you.
Well... That's all I got, leave some.
Monday, July 19, 2004
Friday, July 16, 2004
Offbeat, yet on the issues affecting today's world.
A brief commentary by Justin L. Yarbrough
WARNING: If you can't handle someone calling it exactly like they see it, don't read on.
What am I talking about, you ask? I’m referring to what seems to be the hot-button topic right now, same-sex marriage. Proponents for legalizing it say it's all about love. Well, aint that sweet, they want to get married all of a sudden, but why now? Why didn't they push for this before now? It's not like people just started being gay five years ago or something, or did I not get that memo (like usual)?
Don't get me wrong; I have nothing at all against people who choose to live their lives differently than I do. What people do with their lives is nobody's business unless it makes life difficult for others. Do I agree with it? No, it goes against my morals. Do I hold that against them? No, I judge someone based on his or her character.
With that out of the way, I'll tell you why we have the push for it now. Money. In a society that won't hold back from suing you for looking at you funny because they see financial opportunities abound, these couples have seen a window, an opportunity, to get in on the action. That's it. I wish it was deeper than that, but it really isn't. If it were about love, they'd have pushed for this a long time before now, and it’s quite possible that it would be a normal part of life now.
I, personally, am undecided on the issue of whether or not gay couples should be able to marry; I am simply questioning the motivations. On one hand, my religious convictions tell me that it’s wrong and shouldn’t be allowed, the other telling me that they do, in fact, deserve the same rights as straight couples, and I’ll probably remain on the fence for some time about the issue.