Spanning Various Topics: Cough, Gay Marriage/Loving vs Virginia, and World Cup

Pretty random, eh? Can’t imagine how they relate, eh? Well they don’t. Cos I’m too tired to focus. Not that I’m any good at focusing anyways.

I thought I got better, but now I’m back to coughing. Wonderful. I’m really wimpy about these sick-like symptoms, so I’m just tired out and I don’t feel like doing much lately, and I guess that included posting. I mean sometimes I would think, hrmm that’s interesting, but then nothing. I still haven’t been to see a doctor so I don’t know if it’s allergies or a cold or what, but mostly I’m leaning towards cold cos Yut had it and now he’s given it back to me, I think. :p Nothing scary like a fever, so I think I’ll give my doctor’s office a break cos I already been there this month for other stuff.

I read this article on washingtonpost.com on June 12th talking about the anniversary of Loving vs Virginia which in 1967 (yes really as recently as 1967) finally legalized interracial marriages in this country. What really struck me were the words of Caroline County Circuit Court Judge Leon Bazile: “Almighty God created the races, white, black, yellow, Malay, and red and placed them on separate continents, and but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend the races to mix.” It’s funny how in 1967 God was against interracial marriage, but now it’s ok and instead, in 2006 God is against homosexual marriage. In 1967, the institution of marriage was going to crumble because people of different races were going to be allowed to get married, but it didn’t, except now in 2006 the institution of marriage is going to crumble if we allow homosexuals to be married. And although I’m pleased that the Senate voted against the gay marriage amendment (on June 7th), it’s sad how close the vote was ( 49 to 48 ). Guess we haven’t come as far as we might’ve thought we had.

In happier news, the World Cup started on June 9th! I lurve the World Cup! It’s lots of fun. I’m not saying I’m a huge soccer fan, but dude the World Cup is just fun. (It’s sort of like how I’m not really a basketball fan, but every March I pay all sorts of attention to March Madness.) People get so excited and the stands are crazy and so many countries participate and there’s all these subtexts and it’s awesome! (Score spoilers if you continue reading.) Like today’s Mexico vs Angola match, which ended in a tie 0-0, which seemed way more exciting than the score would indicate. Gosh, the reactions of the commentators and the team was like Angola won! They were so excited. Of course the Angola team’s stated goal was to not embarass themselves or something like that (the country’s been in civil war a lot I think and also they’re poor and I don’t really think of Angola when I think of “good team from Africa” cos I think of Nigeria although maybe that’s old news cos they didn’t even manage to make it to this World Cup), which clearly they’ve done at least that. Anyhows, I only listened to the commentary (online), didn’t get to watch it, but still.

I’ve been trying to figure out reliable ways to watch the World Cup on the computer for my dad especially, but so far I haven’t found a great way to do it. CT hasn’t tried out Paul Boutin’s instructions yet, so I don’t know if that’ll work. I mean it works fine at my desk here at work (shhhh) but my connection at work is probably better than their dsl connection at work, so who knows. If it works though, that’ll be extra cool cos they’ll be able to watch broadcasts from Shanghai (I think) with Mandarin Chinese commentary! :D Any hints or other ideas are welcome (as in please please please!!!).

6 Comments

  1. That Leon Bazile is something else. Who is he to interpret God’s intentions? And why even drag God into this anyway? Assuming there even is one almighty God. What a nut.

  2. … i thought ur body can’t re-get a cold?…

  3. OK OK! I get the hint! Sheeze

  4. i love world cup, too — but when ssh and i were in montreal, we heard disturbing news about racism amongst world cup fans. :(

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/worldcup/2006-06-01-intolerance-cup_x.htm
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5450741

    like, western european screaming monkey chants and throwing peanuts at some black players ON THEIR OWN TEAM.

    and then… now maybe i don’t really have that warm and glowing feeling about it anymore. :(

  5. I think you’re being a bit silly here. I mean, what exactly do you mean about warm and fuzzy anyways? You’re still watching the games, and it’s the World Cup! Nothing like it!

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