New Touch

Here’s LRN2’s new iPod Touch, as photographed from my beloved iPhone.  Slightly fuzzy Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, of course.  Part of my famous Machinery series.

Another Extreme Short Shrift night.  It’s already almost 10:00 and I need to get to bed.

Worked, ate, and commuted.  My train ride this afternoon was especially productive – I listened to some more of Jesus the Christ (turns out I’m enjoying it – the reader is interesting, although he forgot to eliminate his mistakes from the recording, which is kind of amusing in the world of audio books), indexed 150 names, finished the current draft of my Arduino program, and wrote this Sunday’s talk.  Also worked for an hour in the morning.  Whew.

I was a bit surprised to hear today that Glenn Beck has kinda sorta endorsed gay marriage.  His argument seems to be that as long as they’re not harming him, he doesn’t care what they do.  While I agree with his argument in principle, I couldn’t disagree more in practice.  The problem as I see it is that it’s never enough for the gay lobby.  As soon as something becomes permissible, it isn’t long before it becomes mandatory.  Assuming gay marriage truly becomes legal in California in the near future, it won’t be long at all before anyone legally licensed to perform marriages is required to perform gay marriages, regardless of their own moral standards.  The LDS church (and many other churches, of course) will never agree to such a thing, so our right to perform marriages will be stripped from us.  The designs and purposes of God can’t be frustrated, of course, but people who make themselves our enemies will make it as hard for us as they possibly can.

Besides, the idiot (and, incidentally, gay) judge who took it upon himself to overturn the will of the people of California argued that the people have no right to impose their morality on the state.  What he doesn’t seem to understand, and what every intelligent creature in the universe except for him and his friends does understand, is that all law is based on generally accepted standards of morality.  What else is there to base it on?  We believe it’s wrong to kill, it’s wrong to steal, and it’s wrong to harm other people.  So we make those things illegal.  What’s the difference?

Anyway.  I can’t understand what Mr. Beck is thinking.  How can he not see that these people mean us harm?  How can he not see that they’re nowhere near finished?

Okay, that’s it for politics for today.  In the good news arena, we got the new PDA for the pool today.  I got it paired with the transmitter, and it works!  The pool is back in business.  Meaning that we can turn jacuzzifying mode and the heater on again.  It was very trying without those things for a few days.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: melon chaos!

See you tomorrow.

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