September 29th, 2004

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Leave no voter behind.

MoveOn.org is holding a "Leave No Voter Behind" meeting tonight, open to the publc.

You can use either your phone or your computer to join the meeting, hear how they're going to get hundreds of thousands of people to vote, and, more importantly, how you can help make a difference in the upcoming election.

After they've told you how you can make their voter drive a success, you can join an "online phone bank" and help get out the vote... a very easy way for you to spend a bit of time at home and help make the difference in the upcoming election.

They have several of these online "get out the vote" drives coming up, but you can help out this evening by going to http://www.moveonpac.org/launchparty.html and signing up for more info.

Given how close the last election was, imagine the power of having thousands of additional volunteers nationwide, contacting hundreds of thousands of voters, getting them to register and get out to vote.

If you consider how much the last four years under Bush has cost our country, our economy, and our standing in the world, can you afford *NOT* to be a part of it?!
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*splutter!*

"...sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged."
- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

How would *he* know...?! I don't suppose that abortions or the "morning after pill" would be acceptable in his ideal world, though, would it?

Add in the bits where he refers to the direct elections of senators as a "bad idea", defends racial profiling, and his known record on women's issues, and Scalia's dream world starts to sound a bit like the reign of Caligula... or perhaps this.



Now, I see nothing wrong at all with orgies. That said, if I were a Supreme Court Justice speaking in front of students at Harvard, I wouldn't consider it appropriate to say that orgies should be encouraged. It's not my place, and wouldn't be appropriate for a judge -- much less a Supreme Court Justice -- to do. Infact, it could mean the end of your career.

Now, if I were ever named a Supreme Court Justice, and was asked directly "Didn't you attend an orgy once?", I would matter-of-factly explain the circumstances... but I *STILL* wouldn't feel it was my place to advocate the social benefits of orgies. It *STILL* wouldn't be appropriate behavior.

Far less appropriate than this, for example:

"(Masturbation) is a part of human sexuality, and it's a part of something that perhaps should be taught -- perhaps even as part of our sex ed. Curriculum." - Jocelyn Elders, former US Surgeon General, resigned over this remark.

Really, it's an amazingly out-of-touch statement for Scalia to make, especially considering his constituency.