"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Right now, the vast majority of gay couples are being denied legal access to federally recognized marital unions. This disallows them access to several benefits that straight couples are allowed to access merely for being a straight couple willing to sign a marriage license. Equal protection under the law includes legally binding contracts.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
Not a coffee fan...so don't really give a ****.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Last edited by RadicalModerate; 08-06-12 at 08:35 PM.
Omniscience just sucks without omnipotence!