April 9th, 2005

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Well, this NYT story sure caught my eye!

G.O.P. Consultant's Marriage Is a Gay One
Arthur J. Finkelstein, a prominent Republican consultant who has directed a series of hard-edged political campaigns to elect conservatives in the United States and Israel over the last 25 years, said Friday that he had married his male partner in a civil ceremony at his home in Massachusetts.

Mr. Finkelstein, 59, who has made a practice of defeating Democrats by trying to demonize them as liberal, said in a brief interview that he had married his partner of 40 years to ensure that the couple had the same benefits available to married heterosexual couples.

Now the spin in this article is that actually Finkelstein had expressed support for gay marriage in the past and that there are sone Republicans going "Oh, we knew he was gay, but we're all tolerant."

The evil thing is who this guy has been allies with. Jesse Helms? Dubya? Hello? What?

As tharain just said to me in chat, "Helping the FUCKING ENEMY AND THEN DOING THAT?" and "Now that he's fucked everybody over, he's going to take advantage of what those fucked over people fought for."

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    shocked shocked
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Saturday morning

I'm going to make a run at avoiding succumbing to it, but after a whole month away "the thing" is threatening to descend on my head. Going to take some aspirin and tidy up bedroom, bathroom and office before it gets bad -- and it might keep it from getting bad! Other plans for the day include a few hours working on a project for Caleb's company and possibly, if I'm quick about the work, shopping for a new antique mirror (to replace the one that fell and cracked several months ago).

But no more apologies
No more, no more apologies
Oh, I'm too tired
I'm so sick and tired
And I'm feeling very sick and ill today
But I'm still fond of you, oh-ho-oh

Meanwhile siter and I enjoyed a nice evening yesterday. She got out of her conference, around 3-4, then we talked a long while, I gave her some clothes, she took a nap, and then we went out to my favorite restaurant, Baroanda, which she really enjoyed. Afterward we walked by the Fox Theatre and then over to the Barnes & Noble on 5th Street. We were both sooooo tired afterward but both stayed up late, because we're both our mom's daugher.
  • Current Music
    "What Difference Does It Make?" -The Smiths
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Perfect listening material for today

I know it's over
And it never really began
But in my heart it was so real
And you even spoke to me, and said:
"If you're so funny
Then why are you on your own tonight?
And if you're so clever
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you're so very entertaining
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you're so very good-looking
Why do you sleep alone tonight?
I know ...
'Cause tonight is just like any other night
That's why you're on your own tonight
With your triumphs and your charms
While they're in each other's arms..."

- "I Know It's Over" -The Smiths
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    "I Know It's Over" -The Smiths
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Mirror, mirror, on the wall

Just had a supremely satisfying shopping run. After a few months of staring at the sad, empty spot on the bedroom wall where my old mirror used to be, before it "suicided," I finally went out and got a replacement. I knew just where to go; there's a wonderful antique furniture shop near the intersection fo Highland and Ponce, the source of both my office desk and chair.

Anyway, I hopped on the bus at 4:45, rode out there, walked into the shop, saw exactly what I wanted on the wall, pointed at it, paid the man, left, and caught the 5:38 bus back home.

After a bit of hanging and adjusting the height of the wall lamp that hangs next to it, it's now hanging handsomely above my dresser. It's very pretty, a perfectly unmarred round mirror with 26" wide gilded brass/gold plaster frame all "wrought" with flowers on the side and top. The old mirror had been a simple circle w/o a frame even, just some etched designs, and with a damaged glass.

This new one has only one flaw, which is a section of around 3 inches on the bottom of the frame where the gilding has flaked off, leaving just the plaster, but since it's on the bottom side of the frame and the front surface is fine, it's unnoticeable unless somebody points right at it. This flaw is, I suspect, the reason the mirror was only $85, whereas most of the others near it, which were similar, were going for $150-200.
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    pleased pleased