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19 October 2007
I just discovered, about several days later (because I didn't read my e-mail on Blog Catalog) that I had been awarded the Thoughtful Blogger award by Chris of The Dog Log.
(I also started talking about this a week ago and got sidetracked with other entries.)
According to the creator of this award, it is for "those who answer blog comments, emails, and make their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous. Also for all of those bloggers who spend so much of their time helping others bloggers design, improve, and fix their sites. This award is for those generous bloggers who think of others." Thanks, Chris!
I am, of course, supposed to pass this along to five deserving people, so I'm going to send this on to:
The New York Times' Frank Rich has written a scathing indictment of the Bush Administration and Iraq, and of what the American people should be doing about the situation. I strongly urge reading the whole thing.
It's also good to read this article in today's Huffington Post...but don't do it if you're already feeling depressed.
California's "Governator" has dealt yet another blow to gay couples hoping for permission to marry with his 2nd veto of a bill twice passed by the state legislature, permitting gay marriage (basing his veto on the results of a 2000 ballot initiative, though polls have shown that the attitude about Californians toward gay marriage in the last seven years has steadily changed in the direction of allowing it).
However, while minds in Sacramento may be closed, that is not the case here in my town of Davis.
The photo was taken as the Homecoming Parade passed through downtown Davis. In the lead car is the royal court, the two princes of homecoming. For the first time in school history, the students at Davis High School chose a gay couple for the honor.
Lai-San Seto, advocacy coordinator for the San Francisco-based Gay-Straight Alliance Network applauded the students and the high school administration for being open-minded.
Students said they were encouraged that the election was not an issue for campus administrators. They said they were less surprised that a gay couple would win than they were that officials allowed it to happen.
The Governator could take a lesson in
tolerance, acceptance, and fair play from the student body of Davis High
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Schwarzenegger has his wife;