July 11th, 2004

Matt Leffler

10:16

"The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface: and why not? Any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person's nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell." - Truman Capote
Matt Leffler

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WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER...

That is this awesome awesome awesome show I watched today on Comedy Central. Its a funny depiction of an american summer camp in the late 1970s. Everyone is hooking up none stop, and the cast his hilarious. Niles from Frasier....is the nutty science lab kinda teacher who figures out skylab is falling from space and will impact and devistate a cabin somewhere in the camp. Mary Catherine Galligor is the arts and crafts teacher who is getting over a divorce, the annoying lady that smoked too much on Romey and Michelle's wedding ...she is the camp director. There was a gay love scene in the shed followed by a lake side "committment ceremony"....The cook is some guy from OZ who talks to tin cans about vietnam and muters something about smearing butter on his butt....lol...My favorite highlight was how the life guard was making out with this girl as this kid was spalshing around in the lake screaming for help...and he was like....just a minute....then another kid comes up and is like...your a bad life guard I cant find my swim partner. So the guy is like....honey...i need 20 min. Next scene the camp van is driving down this gravel road and throws a boys dead wet body out on the side....lol. This scene repeats itself alot, since it is the 70s and we all want to make out with lifeguards...
Anyhow...check it out if you get the chance....lol I need to tape it next time.

Lyza and I went out last night...I didnt wanna go, but actually it was cool....someone walked up to me and we were exchanging our hellos and he was like, i didnt want to come tonight, this bar is boring......I was like..I said the same thing too....but the more of these I drink the better and cuter it gets. AND DID IT GET CUTE....lol...I was leaning on my friend Tim pointing out guys asking if they really were hot or if I was just feeling the effects of "drunk and at the bar without my boyfriend" snydrome. It was "calibrating my scales"...anyhow.

So it is Sunday and Ron and I are just hanging out...and I'm enjoying that. These next two weeks I'll be out of town 50% of the time, not counting the weekends I'll be in Louisville only 3 days out of 10. I am going to be in Jasper, IN. Owensboro, KY, Paducah KY Marion IL, Nashville TN, Bowling Green KY, Elizabethtown KY, Lexington KY and finally I will end my 2000 mile trip in Detroit. Thank god I like traveling.

I am gonna bounce.

Oh btw...work said they official love my little idea of not wasting everyone's time with 50 forms that could all be in one....my boss sent it to his boss...who sent it too his boss, ....so its at a level of a person I dont talk too...I just hear mass voice mail messages from....kinda like I'm an angel and charlie is checking it out...thanks bosley.
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Matt Leffler

10:18

REPEATED FROM MARCH 23, 2004


25 Reasons Gay Marriage Should NOT be Allowed

1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.

2. Marriage is valuable because it produces children, which is why we deny marriage rights to infertile couples and old people.

3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

4. Straight marriage, such as Britney Spears' 55-hour escapade, will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed.

5. Marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all: women are property, matches are arranged in childhood, blacks can't marry whites, Catholics can't marry Jews, divorce is illegal, and adultery is punishable by death.

6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because majority-elected legislatures have historically protected the rights of minorities.

7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

8. There is no separation between religious marriage and legal marriage, because there is no separation of church and state.

9. Devout, faithful Anglicans should never accept same-sex marriage, because it is an affront to the traditional family values upheld by Henry VIII and his wife, Catherine of Aragon, and his wife, Anne Boleyn, and his wife, Jane Seymour, and his wife, Anne of Cleves, and his wife, Catherine Howard, and his wife, Catherine Parr. They all knew the meaning of marriage and none of them lost their heads over the matter.

10. Married gay people will encourage others to be gay, in a way that unmarried gay people do not.

11. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because dogs have legal standing and can sign marriage contracts.

12. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.

13. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to things like suburban malls and tupperware parties.

14. Legal marriage will inspire gays to mimic the straight traditions of spiritual commitment ceremonies and celebratory parties, which is currently impermissible for them to do and which they have never done before.

15. Marriage is designed to protect the well-being of children. Gay people do not need marriage because they never have children from prior relationships, artificial insemination or surrogacy, or adoption.

16. Civil unions are a good option because "separate but equal" institutions are always constitutional. In fact, compared with marriage, civil unions are so attractive that straight people are calling dibs on them.

17. A man should not be able to marry whomever a woman can marry, and a woman should not be able to marry whomever a man can marry, because in this country we do not believe in gender equality.

18. If gays marry, some of straight people's tax dollars would end up going to families whose structure they may find morally objectionable. Clearly, it is more just to continue taking gay people's tax dollars to support straight families, who are going to heaven regardless of what anyone else thinks of them.

19. Gays should hold off on the marriage question until society is more accepting of them, because they are not part of society.

20. The people's voice must be heard on this issue. Therefore, we must have a referendum on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, because we can't think of any other way to discuss the issue.

21. Each state should decide for itself whether gay marriage will be recognized, because there is no "full faith and credit" clause that requires states to recognize each other's institutions.

22. Gay marriage attempts to replace natural heterosexual instinct with a cultural institution. Morality demands that we subordinate institutionalized commitment to raw, unfettered, biological impulse.

23. Gay marriages could very well suffer maladies like domestic violence and substance abuse. That's why we invented the Quality Control department to pre-approve the righteousness of all marriage applicants, such as convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez who married a woman while on Death Row.

24. Those who support gay marriage aim to overthrow the dominant culture, as evidenced by their enthusiasm to participate in it.

25. The country can't afford to provide benefits for married gay couples. That's why Bush would never consider spending $150 million on programs that encourage more straight people to get married.