Showing posts from August 1, 2010

Prop 8

This week a federal judge overturned proposition 8 in California meaning gay people can now be married there. This has brought out a lot of hatred and conservative whack jobs. Fox news is going with the 'against the will of the people' approach, which is what most republicans and conservatives are doing too. What amazes me is that they'll quote the constitution all the time but they've missed how it relates to prop 8. You see federal judges are here to protect the rights and liberties that Americans hold so dear. Proposition 8 was voted in by California (with added pressure from the LDS here in Utah, despite them claiming not to have interfered) but it took away a fundamental right and freedom. The federal judge has rectified that. Why are so many conservatives so homophobic and how is it they can't understand that prop 8 was, essentially, diametrically the exact opposite of everything the constitution stands for. It restricted, dictated and took away.

A skill-filled riding day.

Mike and I went for a ride over Mount Nebo today, then on to Fairview, over Huntington canyon and back, then down past Scofield Reservoir and home. It's a great route and it covers my favourite stretch of motorcycling road - Huntington canyon. But it was an interesting ride to say the least. We had to contend with, in no particular order: - tons of cow shit on the road - cracks with grass growing in them - a logging truck spewing twigs and splinters off the back of it - two thunderstorms with rain so heavy we couldn't see much further than the bike windscreens - half of one of our favourite roads being covered in chip-seal and grit - sheep - deer - cows - Utah drivers The weather was awesome for mid-August - it was very autumnal which made the ride that much nicer. I hate boiling in the blast-furnace-like summers here. Some pics for the curious.

Lovely time of year

I love this time of year. The dog days of summer are gone. Thunderstorms in the evening and the days are getting noticeably shorter. Yes my readers, autumn is on the way which means that most excellent of seasons - winter - is not far behind.