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A friend and his wife recently went on an extended car trip across the United States. He wrote, “If you want to test your marriage, try being together for 30 days in a car in strange places at strange times in strange weather and see if you can hold the ‘Till death do us part’ together without speeding up the process.”

I think being in the same vehicle for extended periods, far from a sanctuary (when a person is desperate to be alone), has the same danger factor as home remodeling does!

I already know my husband of many years and I are not compatible enough to arrive at a far away destination in a state of sanity.

Our powers of compatibility and teamwork were tested early on when we got involved in a car rally! He was the driver. I was the navigator. As time ticked by, we became strangers in a strange land, with nasty tempers. I can’t even remember if we finished the rally. Or if we were talking after the rally.

My husband drives most all the time now when we go places together. Older and wiser, I lean back on the passenger side and let him argue with the woman on the GPS about HER directions!

She clearly gets pissed after a time when he misunderstands or ignores what she told him, and in her British accent starchly says, “Re-culc-oolating.”

His reserve gone, he bursts out, “NOW WHAT!? GODDAMN IT! I DID WHAT YOU TOLD ME!”

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Because I couldn’t say it better, this was a letter to the editor in the Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California on January 4.

Beware majority rule

I don’t understand the reasoning people use when they talk about the will of the people in regard to the passage of Prop. 8.

What if I were to get a proposition on the ballot that says only whites are allowed to walk down the streets during daylight hours? And if the white population was still in the majority in the state when my proposition passed, would that be constitutional?

If a proposition were passed saying that only cars were allowed on the freeways, with motorcycles in the minority, would that be constitutional? Just because heterosexuals are in the majority, does that make it right to ban gay marriage?

I am a married heterosexual male, and I’m trying to understand how people can believe that the majority rules no matter what the constitution says.

RODNEY MORRIS, Corona
http://www.pe.com/localnews/opinion/letters/stories/PE_OpEd_Opinion_S_op_letters_04.3957250.html

Hurray for the reasoning Rodney used in this letter. And, hurray for Rodney to speak out and say what needs to be said, what many aren’t saying themselves, and saying it so much better than anyone I’ve heard so far. We’ll never convince those who are steeped in fundamentalist Christianity. Their leaders will have to change their minds for them and we’ll have to change the leaders’ minds.

…If only that were possible.

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As I first wrote, the reason for a blog was to spew my frustration to the etherness about the election and dysfunctional candidates. Just letting it all out helped.  Although there is still a low level of frustration — caused by our current administration —  it’s more easily ignored, because (thank you God) The End Is Near!

Now, there is nothing to let out. But, I’m kind of invested in the blog. It is like keeping a journal I’ve discovered. However, without the highs and lows of the election, the necessity to spew just doesn’t seem to be there.

Currently, the one topic that I am most passionate about — civil rights for gays — isn’t one that I feel like vocalizing much. I’m pretty vocalized out, if you will. All the talk in the world isn’t going to change the minds of those who are convinced that gays are sinners.

It’s funny in a way.You would think these people would be more concerned about promiscuous gay lifestyles. Instead, the gays that are in stable relationships and more than likely holding  good jobs, and contributing their share of money and energy to their communities, are regarded as sinners because they want to marry.

Okay. I guess I’m not out of words on this subject. And, once I think about it, I do need to spew!

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