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I’m up to my mustache in a deadline, but I’m taking a quick break for a few rants on . . .

Connecticut connects same-sex couples

On October 10, the Supreme Court of Connecticut ruled same-sex unions legal. This week, a lower court finalized the decision and gay couples began marrying. After California voters banned same-sex unions, Massachusetts remains the only other state in the U.S. to allow such unions. (Forty-one states have statutes defining marriage as “between one man and one woman.”) So, some thoughts . . .

Why God is so bent out of shape about homosexuality

Why I oppose same-sex unions

Why I support some sort of civil unions

Why polygamy could be the next “civil rights” issue

Saudi Arabia convenes ‘religious tolerance’ conference

A country that punishes both atheism and apostasy—converting to any religion other than Islam—with death, convened a meeting for world leaders at the United Nation on fostering religious tolerance. Huh?!

The United States State Department has declared in its Human Rights Report, “Freedom of religion does not exist” in Saudi Arabia. “Islam is the official religion, and all citizens must be Muslims. The government prohibits the public practice of other religions.” The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has also reported on the Saudi government’s use of textbooks to indoctrinate children to hate “infidels,” or non-Muslims. Possession of non-Islamic religious objects, including Bibles, rosary beads and crosses, is strictly prohibited.

Ali Al-Ahmed, a Saudi national who serves as director of the Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs, told The Washington Post, “Saudi Arabia is not qualified to be a leader in this dialogue at the United Nations. It is the world headquarters of religious oppression and xenophobia.”

Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, added, “There is no religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, yet the kingdom asks the world to listen to its message of religious intolerance.”

It appears—at least to this infidel—the Saudi government simply wants the world to tolerate its intolerance.

Mallard Filmore on the recent election

Too true!

State of the ‘Blogosphere’

Technorati released it’s 2008 report on blogging. Fascinating!

Total internet audience: 188.9 million
• There were 94.1 million US blog readers in 2007 (50% of Internet users)
• 77% of active Internet users read blogs
• Facebook: 41.0 million | MySpace 75.1 million

Monthly average of unique visitors
• Personal blog: 12,000
• Corporate blog: 39,000
• Professional blog: 44,000

State of my health

Thanks for your prayers for my fatique, nausea and diarrhea from radiation treatments for prostate cancer. I’m feeling 100 percent better!

One lingering side effect, however, is causing me to wonder the full extent of damage from the nuclear attack on Man Land: I’ve developed an insatiable craving for dill pickles! Hmmm?

Okay, back to work! Have a great weekend!