The people posting the image below in discussion forums in response to a new California Supreme Court ruling that laws barring same-sex couples from the institution of marriage are unconstitutional (specifically, that they violated the Californian Constitution’s guarantee of equality).
Image source: via Pam Spaulding
Oh what a funny bunch of jokers they are. Not.
I once read an SF novel (and I may be somewhat misremembering, paraphrasing and interpolating here) where almost as a tangent there was a reference to the history of a particular community, and the stranger was told that once they were of many tribes who hated each other, but one day some benevolent aliens infected them all with some nanobots which had the following effect: any time that someone started thinking harmful thoughts directed towards any other living thing, the nanobots sent that angry, hateful person to sleep for half an hour. What this had meant was that the only people who could be relied upon to get things done were the peaceful people, who could no longer be bullied or harmed by the hateful people – they just stepped around them and got on with getting things done. Eventually even the hateful people learnt to think in different ways so that they could stay awake and enjoy life. There are times when I would really love for someone to invent such a nanobot.
What else in the news has been getting on people’s nerves lately?