March 8th, 2004

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Surprises from Bob Barr

Over the past year I've come across various references to former Georgia congressman Bob Barr and his fight against the Patriot Act and other Bush admin actions that pose a threat to privacy. Much as I considered Barr to be a completely tunnel-visioned wienie back in the days when his entire office was dedicated to Clinton's impeachment, I have to say I was pleased to hear of this new dedication he has -- and intrigued, after reading this article from today's paper. Barr is against gay marriage but on principle, against constitutional amendments related to it.

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I still think his mustache has got to go though:

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaah!

I just opened Macromedia Dreamweaver to start work for the day and all my web site definitions are GONE! I restarted the program 3 times hoping it was a loading problem, but no, I guess something must've happened to the file. What a pain in the *ss! My SITES still exist but now I have to define them all with directories and log ins and crap. Ugh. I swear, Macromedia is just trying to get me to upgrade...

ADDENDUM: 45 minutes later, I have redefined 27 web sites. 3 of them I can't seem to get FTP access to now, since they were set up right before and my back up information apparently is not as straightforward as I'd like. *Grumble*
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Civil Unions in Vt.

cracicotus just sent me an interesting A.P. article that ran in the Bennington Banner, the newspaper in his hometown, Bennington, Vermont:

Conservatives embrace civil unions

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And it's become routine in Vermont. Town clerks and justices of the peace have become as accustomed to civil unions as they have to traditional weddings. Readers of the state's newspapers see civil union announcements alongside wedding notices almost every week.

"It's just everyday business," said Brattleboro Town Clerk Annette Cappy, who gained notoriety when she became the first clerk to issue a license a few minutes after midnight on July 1, 2000. Last year her office issued 185 civil union licenses and 318 marriage licenses.


Incidentally, Caleb's high school math teacher was one of the first people to get a civil union, made all the news.
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