If you haven't looked at Slate lately, you probably should read this article by Dahlia Lithwick on hate crimes legislation, including Montana's.
My own take:
1. There are rational arguments that laws against hate crimes cause more problems than they solve.
2. Getting rid of Montana's hate crimes legislation probably won't happen, at least not this session.
3. If we're going to have hate crimes legislation, which we apparently are, then gays should be in the protected group.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Friday, February 25, 2005
For some reason, I have been having a hard time posting. Not that I have had much to say. But I did, of course, have to repeat Hunter S. Thompson's famous quote about journalism. When I borrowed a newspaper buddy's well worn copy of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," the book always automatically and instantly fell open to this passage:
The press is a gang of cruel faggots. Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits - a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.”