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And, btw, Spain is much more modern a country than is the US. Please remember that 70% of the population ... children. In the US the President tries to return his country back to the age of the late Queen Victoria;-(.

I would use "progressive" in that sentence rather than "modern".

The American people in general reject homosexual marriage and adoption by homosexuals. The President is following the will of the people in this. That's what an elected person is supposed to do.

I don't have any objections at all to allowing homosexuals to marry. I really don't care if they allow church weddings or set up some sort of civil union thing. I just don't see why it should bother me in any way. However, I recognize that my position is the minority position so I don't blame the administration for not seeing it my way.

I'm ambivalent on the adoption issue. I don't think it's a good idea, but I don't think it's the worst idea either. There are many other changes in the adoption laws that should be made before we get around to this one.
I'm also ambivalent on the subject of the leadership responding to the will of the people despite my sentence in the first paragraph. The leadership should be responsive to the will of the people, but they must also be willing to exercise leadership where it is to the overall good.

Tony Cooper
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Sure, but sometimes what's "modern" is not so clear. Is it "modern" to force men ('boys') to wear shorts, even in relatively cold weather? If it is modern, is this the sort of modern we want?

That's the second time you've mentioned mandatory shorts in Denmark (?!). Got link? Googling gets me nothing. I find this odd. Are you being facetious, or is there some weird, arcane law?
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I know, but the Danish migrants to the two countries have had their Danish tongue replaced with Spanish and English respectively,

That seems rather cruel and unusual.

Ha!
And, btw, Spain is a much more modern country than ... country back to the age of the late Queen Victoria;-(.

Sure, but sometimes what's "modern" is not so clear. Is it "modern" to force men ('boys') to wear shorts, even in relatively cold weather? If it is modern, is this the sort of modern we want?

Oh, your short trousers fascination ...

Per Erik Rønne
That's the second time you've mentioned mandatory shorts in Denmark (?!). Got link? Googling gets me nothing. I find this odd. Are you being facetious, or is there some weird, arcane law?

It may seem weird to us, but there's nothing arcane about it. There's plenty of information at
http://www.folketinget.dk /
For example, the following enactment essentially prohibits the wearing of "longs" on public buses and at bus stops on or adjacent to major roads:

For så vidt angår stoppesteder til busdrift på Motorring 3, har Hovedstadens Udviklingsråd i forbindelse medVVM-redegørelsen for udbygning af Motorring 3 mellem Jægersborg og Holbækmotorvejen tilkendegivet, at behovet for busbetjening på Motorring 3 formentlig vil blive reduceret, såfremt der på et senere tidspunkt etable- res en højklasset kollektiv trafikbetjening på Ring 3. Der er således en vis usikkerhed omkring det fremtidige behov for etablering af busstoppesteder langs Motorring 3.
The following proclamation states that those who wear "longs" are public oddities no better than insects or lowly plants, and then states that it is a policy priorty of the Folketing to stamp out all opposition to mandatory "shorts" wearing:
Desuden sikres en kantvegetation langs åen, som er levested for mange insekter og giver skjulemuligheder for bl.a. odderen. Endelig forebygges tilsanding eller direkte optrædning af Skjern Å laksens gydebanker. Både Skjern Å laksen og odderen er h& oslash;jt prioriterede arter i forbindelse med genopretningen.
It's really quite shocking.
That's the second time you've mentioned mandatory shorts in Denmark ... you being facetious, or is there some weird, arcane law?

It may seem weird to us, but there's nothing arcane about it. There's plenty of information at http://www.folketinget.dk / For example, ... gydebanker. Både Skjern Å laksen og odderen er h& oslash;jt prioriterede arter i forbindelse med genopretningen. It's really quite shocking.

Blast. I really will have to brush up my Danish. I could have sworn those were a) a recipe for cheese flan, and b) directions to the public baths.

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We, sir, are not the ones who get our cheeks patted in bars (well, not me). I believe that thing in Madrid is the Cortes, although I'm sure they're politer than Canadian parliamentarians, who, like, could be nastier and more vulgar. CDB
they're politer than Canadian parliamentarians, who, like, **** nastier and more vulgar. CDB

Aha! "Could be" functionally = "couldn't be": does that remind you of anything?

Mike.
It may seem weird to us, but there's nothing arcane ... prioriterede arter i forbindelse med genopretningen. It's really quite shocking.

Blast. I really will have to brush up my Danish. I could have sworn those were a) a recipe for cheese flan, and b) directions to the public baths.

It's on:
1. Bus stops at one of the motorways in Copenhagen.
2. Edge vegetation along the Skjern Å {small river in Jutland}.

But for sure Areff does seem to have a sexual fetich on short trousers:-). Because he had to wear them as an 18-year-old Sixth Former?
Per Erik Rønne
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We, sir, are not the ones who get our cheeks patted in bars (well, not me).

Well, I do have a "handsome" and "beardless" face, but I just came from Christmas service and was certainly not wearing shorts.
I believe that thing in Madrid is the Cortes, although I'm sure they're politer than Canadian parliamentarians, who, like, could be nastier and more vulgar.

Oh, Cortes, not Cortez ;-(.
I've never had Spanish at school, only English, German, Latin and French.

Per Erik Rønne
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