A quick background - I love Mercedes cars. As a kid my dad had one for a few years (incidentally, he hated it) and I always liked riding it. When we went to the dealership I would be drawn in by the pro-Mercedes anti-BMW propaganda.
When I bought my first car with my own money, it was a 1985 Mercedes 380SE. It was ten years old at the time, was the first car I'd even test driven, but I really loved the car. Even though it was so old it had good features and was fun to drive. Two months later, it broke.
Several years later I bought my second Mercedes, a 1994 E320 Coupe. I've always been a huge fan of the Mercedes Coupes. For one they have really cool four place seating, so instead of three squished seats in the back you have two full ones with a console in the middle. Their lines are beautiful, and they're fairly rare. I actually still have that car, although my brother, Devon, drives it right now.
Today is a sad, sad day. Forget the fact that it's a Monday - there are worse things about this day to consider. I woke up this morning (as I always do) and did my mandatory half-awake twitter check (@justxJOSH - you know you want to) to find that the Ugandan government are expected to pass the deeply controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill before the end of the year. Well it looks like the Mayans were right; the end is nigh.
Rebecca Kadaga told The Associated Press that Ugandans "are demanding it," reiterating a promise she made before a meeting on Friday of anti-gay activists who spoke of "the serious threat" posed by homosexuals to Uganda's children. Some Christian clerics at a meeting in Uganda's capital apparently asked for the bill to be passed as and I quote: A Christmas Gift.
A Christmas Gift? What was ever wrong with a box of Guylian chocolates? Heck, I'd settle for a pair of socks compared to the mass execution of innocent people trying to live their lives under the worst of circumstances. Hitler would be so fucking proud.
Anti-gay protesters were outside the meeting with their uninspired signs about homosexuality being an abomination according to the Bible (side note: scholars say that abomination in those days meant something that went against tradition, so socks and sandals and singing Christmas songs in June; both abominations) and all the usual nonsense that comes along with these bigots.
Gay rights activists in Uganda are somehow looking at the bright side of this dire situation by saying that this bill has brought something that used to be a taboo subject to the top of the nation's agenda.