Love Wins

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This isn’t a political blog, and this isn’t comics related, but today is a historic day. Gay marriage is legal in all 50 states (finally) and I’m exceedingly happy. Am I gay? Nope. Do I believe that people should be allowed to marry someone they love, whether they are of the same or opposite sex? All day, every day, and in all 50 states. We turned down a podcast guest awhile ago, because of their repellent, hateful, opinions of in their words The Homo’s, and some extraordinarily backwards opinions of non-white characters in comic books. Today though, I’m happy. Happy I don’t have to explain to my children that only certain people can be married again. Happy that people who are in love, can be recognized as equals in the eyes of the law. The world is an awful place, and love is not a color issue, an issue or sexual orientation or gender, it’s a human issue. If you are lucky enough to find a partner you love, and want to spend your life with, by all means take that person by the hand, look them in the eyes and say, “I do.” Celebrate love. Celebrate equality. Celebrate Gay Marriage. Thanks SCOTUS

-Kris

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9/11- (not comics) Listening to that day again.

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Since this is the 13th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, I decided to revisit that very day in audio form. Thanks to the archive of PaintYourBaldSpot.com a site that has collected years of the Don and Mike show, you can listen to the show from that day. Don and Mike were broadcasting from WNEW in Manhattan that day, as well as being on their home station on WJFK. To hear it again, not as a “this happened over a decade ago” but, to hear them go on the air that day, to hear the the confusion as information comes in, is both heartbreaking and fascinating. Listening to them take calls that day you hear the shock, confusion, anger, and more importantly people pulling together as one. They call out CNN for getting their graphics department for their America Under Attack graphics, and interviewing Tom Clancy. As my kids get older, I think we may listen to this again, so they can get a sense of this day… Thank you Don, Mike, Robb and Buzz for doing their best during a horrible, confusing time, thank you to PYBS for having this archive available. But more importantly thank you to all of the emergency services personnel who worked tirelessly in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy. My heart goes out to everyone who lost family, friends and loved ones that day.

-Kris