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Great Big Stupid World

April 23, 2010
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  1. nktrygg permalink
    May 6, 2010 11:09 pm

    I was wondering about your tagline for your blog.

    How is where you are living on the front lines of the culture war?

    Wouldn’t that be biiigg cities where there’s a mix of folks and where trends and mass entertainment is made?

    And how is it that you are doing front line dispatches on culture, when most of what you blog is religious, gay or politics?

    Just curious – I like the footballish font and colours.

  2. organicpeas permalink*
    May 17, 2010 5:28 pm

    The frontlines are wherever the battle is. It’s everywhere, these days.

    I chose the color to match the moon… that’s the exact color the moon was one night.

  3. nktrygg permalink
    May 17, 2010 6:53 pm

    nice -I thought the whole thing was tinted in photoshop.

    So,you’ve been away awhile – anything new we can debate?

    I will agree that the culture battle can be everywhere – I suppose there are many fronts and battles – progress is rarely even or universal


  4. organicpeas permalink*
    May 17, 2010 7:25 pm

    Things have been very busy… trying unsuccessfully to catch up. Feel free to make some outrageous comment here and I’ll try to straighten you out (or vice versa).

  5. nktrygg permalink
    May 18, 2010 12:35 am

    I don’t know how much news you hear about Canada – but as background – gay marriage became law in 2003.

    We have a system of Marriage Commissioners who are licensed by the Provinces to perform civil weddings.

    In Saskatchewan, the Minister of Justice has asked the Provincial Court to rule on whether the individual Marriage Commissioner’s freedom of religion allows them to refuse to wed gay couples – or does the gay couple’s right to equality override that.

    It’s a bit surprising that this comes out of the woodwork 7 years later – especially since another provincial court had ruled in 2004 that marriage commissioners – like anyone who provides a service to the public – cannot cherry pick from that same public.

    I think that if a person can’t work within the rules of their profession that they need to change jobs.

    After all, I am not permitted to refuse to provide services to religious bigots.

  6. nktrygg permalink
    May 18, 2010 12:48 am

    oh – I blogged about it here:

    and you inspired me to tweak my own header – something fun and kicky

  7. organicpeas permalink*
    May 18, 2010 8:24 pm

    Just curious (before getting into this): just recently in NY (I think) a deaf person with a service dog was kicked out of an Italian restaurant owned by a Muslim. Do you believe that was wrong?

  8. nktrygg permalink
    May 18, 2010 10:56 pm

    Yes, that was wrong – we’ve had the same issue here with Muslim cab drivers refusing to take blind people with service dogs.

    That said, I am also against the whole service dog idea.

    I think it would be better to make people do that – perhaps petty criminals doing community service – a good way for them to learn empathy perhaps.


  9. June 8, 2010 12:56 am

    here’s the Lady’s Mantle post rain picture:

  10. organicpeas permalink*
    June 8, 2010 12:37 pm

    Great picture. I still favor the lupines, though. There’s just something about them.

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