Thursday, August 12, 2004
Iraq Soccer Team
You all remember the movie Cool Runnings. About the Jamaican bobsled team and their Olympic story. Well, we may have a new underdog to root for. The Iraqi soccer team. They came into Athens with nobody giving them a chance. They were lucky to even make it to the Olympics. They just played their preliminary game against heavily favored Portugal, an awesome game I might add, and beat them 4-2. This is a victory they really earned and deserved. After everything they've went though by Saddam and Uday this is something they really needed. It may only be a soccer game to you and me, but to them it's something that could help bring pride back to their country. I think they have something to prove to the world. If you would have told me two or three years ago that I would be cheering for Iraq in anything, I would have laughed in your face. But I would love to see them win any medal. How awesome would that be? Even if they don't win another game they showed they have what it takes. In case anyone care, their next game against either Costa Rica or Morocco will be played Sunday.

"SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Thursday voided the nearly 4,000 same-sex marriages sanctioned in San Francisco this year and ruled unanimously that the mayor overstepped his authority by issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
The court said the city violated the law when it issued the certificates, since both legislation and a voter-approved measure defined marriage as a union between a man and woman."
Finally someone is reading the law books over there. The people of California voted this down, but Mayor Newsom thought he could interpret the law better. One small victory.

Credit: AP News
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