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Quick PSAJuly 12, 2004

San Diego was awesome (except for security check-in woes -- today it was the guy who held my driver's license and said, "This is expired." Yeah, since my birthday SIX DAYS ago. "Do you have another form of ID?" "Here's my police ID." Grimace. "Don't you have something more official? Like a Costco card?" I could do nothing but gape).

I'll tell you more tomorrow. I swear. I'm just too sleepy right now. Must turn computer off again.....

But I leave you with a public service announcement. (That's not very much fun, is it? But it's important; please sign the petition!)

In less than 48 hours, Congress will vote on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would permanently deny marriage equality to same-sex couples. This is unprecedented -- never before has our Constitution been amended to take away anyone's rights. We've got to fight back.

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Given the impending ammendment, scuse me whist I spit, maybe the airport security guy made more sense than we would wish. Of course Police ID would not be official enough in a state ruled by corporations and their major shareholders who just happen to be people like a certain man whose name will not pass my lips but I'll give you a clue GWB

A Costco card is more official than police id. The Constitution is about to be amended to *take away* our rights.

Funny, I don't remember falling down a rabbit hole....

Hi,
I found your blog, it's great! It looks like you live in Oakland (Ca.), me too! I knit and walk/run too but mostly on the treadmil and knit, knit, knit. I also sell yarns on ebay mostly. Some real nice Japanese stuff I import. It's good to know Oakland still has some dedicated kniters. The art is not lost yet!

Hi,
I found your blog, it's great! It looks like you live in Oakland (Ca.), me too! I knit and walk/run too but mostly on the treadmil and knit, knit, knit. I also sell yarns on ebay mostly. Some real nice Japanese stuff I import. It's good to know Oakland still has some dedicated kniters. The art is not lost yet!

Actually, the Constitution has been amended to take away rights...thus began Prohibition. And we all know how well that turned out, don't we?

I used to live by Oakland, I read your blog every day and alternately laugh and feel homesick. Now I live outside DC, and frequently feel sick for different reasons.

before i had a driver's license, i used to use my US passport as ID. i can't tell you how many times i was refused entry into a bar because they questioned the authenticity of my passport. in one bar, i only got in because the bouncer was a former marine who had been stationed at an american embassy in europe.

What I love is here in beautiful Arlington, Virginia, you cannot go upstairs to the public businesses in the former USA Today twin towers without displaying a picture ID because, of course, terrorists don't have picture IDs.

I've had that ID problem before..."Uh, this is expired" My answer to him was "So I stop being me the day that thing expired???" I can understand being given a hard time if there wasn't another form of ID to be had, but, COME ON...a police ID not official???? geez

Rachie,
T'ain't no way that bill's gonna pass..a bigger worry is Tom Ridge inquiring about election postponement. WTF????

Okay, how hilarious is it that a Costco card is more legitimate than a police I.D.?!

Hmm. Sounds like the time I was going through customs to fly to the States, when the nice customs man - while looking at my US passport - noticed my Canadian address and asked, "Why would you want to live *there*?"

I can't sign the petition given that I am not from the States. Keep the faith and let's hope for a better tomorrow with Mr. Kerry in the Whitehouse. I see that Ron Reagan is speaking at the Democratic Convention. Gotta love it. I think the whole world is praying for the demise of the Bush regime.

Security at our house (He of the $600 Expired License Traffic Violation) got a good laugh out of that story.

Yay! It didn't go through! I'm really glad that it's now up to the states to decide on this issue... I won't have to move to Canada to escape government-sanctioned discrimination (now I just have to cross my fingers that GWB goes away too)

When I went to apply for my passport before moving back to Canada from the States (yay dual citizenship!), it was a nightmare. It took 10 minutes to explain to the woman that I was born to US citizens living outside the US when I was born, not to naturalized US citizens. Then I forked over my freshly issued Oregon State ID card, issued by the lovely folks at the DMV. "Can't take that - it's not a drivers' license. I'll need a health card to copy to send with it for the government to sort out." She wouldn't take a Social Security card (although she seemed intrigued by my library card.) I told her to forget it, and I would do this when I got back to Canada. Her response? "You can do that?" Where do they find these people? (I know - I don't want to know the answer)

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