Like many personal blogs of its era, this blog is moribund, a casualty of what we might call "the Facebook effect." However, as of late 2015, two things are clear: (1) The Indie Web is a thing, and (2) the re-decentralization of the web is a thing. So who knows?
2016 2017 (!) could be the year this blog rises from its own ashes. Stay tuned!
“I have close family members and friends who are a member of the gay and lesbian community. Those folks include my daughter Lisa, as well as members of my personal staff.
“I want for them the same thing that we all want for our loved ones — for each of them to find a mate whom they love deeply and who loves them back; someone with whom they can grow old together and share life’s experiences.
“And I want their relationships to be protected equally under the law. In the end, I couldn’t look any of them in the face and tell them that their relationship — their very lives — were any less meaningful than the marriage I share with my wife Rana. Thank you.”If you want to read a complete transcript of the mayor’s comments, don’t bother with the Web site for the San Diego Union-Tribune (San Diego’s only major newspaper); they don’t have it. Don’t go looking for full video of the mayor’s speech on any of the Web sites for San Diego’s TV stations, either; they don’t have it. For a transcript, you’ll need to turn to an alternative paper’s site or a blog, and as for the video (don’t miss!), San Francisco’s CBS station has it. I think it speaks volumes about San Diego that the city’s local media can’t be bothered to provide full coverage of the mayor’s watershed comments.
© 2016 Matthew Newton, published under a Creative Commons License.