I'm going to manage to forget Firefly in the next half-hour, I just know it.
Probably going to forget the rebroadcast of Mai's America, too. Which is really a shame:
"Mai's America" is a personal journey that defies all expectations. Mai, a smart, vivacious, and resilient Vietnamese teenager, travels to America for her senior year of high school, shouldering her family's high expectations and her own visions of western-style success. Yet, nothing in Mai's wildest imagination could prepare her for what she finds in rural Mississippi, where encounters with white Pentecostal and black Baptist host-families, a local transvestite, and South Vietnamese immigrants challenge her long-held ideas about America, the concept of freedom, her identity and even her homeland of Vietnam.
Because it looks great. Originally broadcast August 6th or so, airing again tonight on Twin Cities Public Television. Check your local listings.
On same-sex marriage, only Ken Pentel of the Green Party said he supports the idea. However, Tim Penny of the Independence Party and [DFLer Roger] Moe said they would support civil commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples.
"This legal status ought to be recognized for all committed couples," Penny said.
[Asshole Republican Tim] Pawlenty didn't mention the civil ceremony option, simply saying, "I believe opposite-sex marriage is the cornerstone of society."
Think I'll skip that, thanks. As long as I don't actually listen to anything Republicans say while they're campaigning or governing, it's easier to swallow their bullshit about inclusiveness.