The way it's been this year, you'd think GOES-13 failed a long time ago.
I think you would find a fair number of conservatives who have no problem with civil union, and who wonder why civil unions are not sufficient to meet the complaints of legal inequities gay couples experience.
I resemble that remark, but support civil unions for heterosexuals as well. The thing that used to be civil marriage bears no resemblance to traditional sacramental pre-Henry VIII marriage anyway, so why pretend that it does? And banding together households for tax purposes makes a lot of sense, be the household monogamous, polygamous, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, incestous, or even pseudosexual (though this business of marrying buildings to keep them from being torn down is somewhat suspect).
But nobody seems to be for the one change in the law that would make a difference: A nationwide instant background check database that includes not only law enforcement but also mental health records, released through a web service API that only gives "ok" and "denied" feedback with no detail.
Package it with a Paypal or Square credit card reader for use at gun shows, and you will have taken care of 50% of the worst gun violence with one fell swoop.
The other 50% depends on stolen weapons for input and there is NO law that can fix that.
If you're pro-life, or a homophobe, tax-cuts-for-the-rich,
One of these things is not like the others.
pro-choice and pro marriage equality, and want a progressive tax system
One of these things is not the same.
What bugs me the most about being a Catholic American (as opposed to the far more common American Catholic who is willing to vote for whomever in their cafeteria-religion mind is the lesser of two evils) is that the American two party system simply doesn't line up with my values. Give me a politician who is pro-life, pro-heterosexual, who will give us a separation of Church and State on marriage (civil unions for EVERYBODY, based on the non-moral morality of consent, then if you want a Church wedding, you do that separately) and who will use regulation, taxes, welfare, unions and even protectionist tariffs to protect the poor and working class, and that's my man.
You can't find that man *at all* in the current Republican or Democratic parties at the federal level, and he's mighty rare at even the state, city, county, and school board levels.
I agree with all of that except the last part. My wife's G1 and my G2 both had microSD slots. OTOH, when I upgraded, she went with a Mytouch, and I went with a Samsung- both of which have microSD slots.
On the Samsung, you can even change the SD card without removing the battery- which was somthing that *really* bothered me about the G2 (the G1 was even strange- had to open the keyboard to access the SD slot).
It is now "SciScanner" and the interface vaguely resembles LCARS, but isn't. It also has had much of its original functionality removed, unfortunately.
In soviet Russia, translator errors YOU!
"That the simulant bacteria caused these infections and death has never been conclusively established. Nevin's son and grandson lost a lawsuit that they brought against the government between 1981 and 1983."
I'm sure a lot of them remember being abducted and probed by aliens, too.
Some people go into convulsive fits and choke to death on their own tongues if they are without Facebook or WoW for more than 10 minutes.
And the punishment for that little message was that government turned the media into another arm of tyranny, and now media is the mouthpiece of the statist movement.