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Afternoon shadows, Monument Valley

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Just sayin'

"The Supreme Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature's God on marriage than it can the law of gravity.” Mike Huckabee
Obama has had a hell of a good week. Too bad it took him so long to reach his stride, what has it been, six years? Only thing that could be better is if he opened his eyes and showed a little manhood and told the Iranians to go pound sand.

The Persians are "toughening up"their message about not allowing facility inspection at nuclear and military sites and I fear that Obama will cave now since he obviously has so much political collateral invested in the deal. Pull the plug, Barry. Time's up. These are not the kind of people to put your trust in.

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I have to laugh at the Supreme Court dissent and the cries from the right on the gay marriage decision. This is supposedly an affront to religious liberty which as far as I can figure out means that we have a right to discriminate against you but you can't discriminate against us. Your liberty ends at my doorstep pal, not to mention my bedroom, enjoy your insurrection.


And who says that these yahoos are speaking for god, what if my god can kick your god's ass? And you thought the civil war was over? The truth is that with the expansion of LGBT rights, the religiously inclined will be able to go on with life like they always have, they just won't be able to deny housing, goods and services on the basis of one's sexual orientation. That shouldn't be so frightening.
The five Justices who compose today's majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment's ratification and Massachusetts' permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003. They have discovered in the Fourteenth Amendment a "fundamental right" overlooked by every person alive at the time of ratification, and almost everyone else in the time since. . . .Antonin Scalia

57% of all Americans approve of gay marriage, and the numbers are up in the GOP too, so lets give it a rest. Scalia whines that if it was such a good idea why didn't anyone bring it up for the last 135 years? Roberts moaned that gay people were just now in position to win the public relations battle and this would really set them back.
The Court today not only overlooks our country's entire history and tradition but actively repudiates it, preferring to live only in the heady days of the here and now. John Roberts
Bout time someone listened to the here and now John.
 Today's decision usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage.
The decision will also have other important consequences. It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy. In the course of its opinion, the majority compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. Samuel Alito
And your point is, Sam? Isn't the majority opinion on to something here? I won't even start with Clarence Thomas and the dignity babble. Slaves can never lose their dignity, unless of course someone finds a hair in a coke can.

I think Americans don't like the idea of other Americans getting to decide and confer what their rights are on these issues, especially when the former are in the majority. You can wait until the cows come home and the Santorums, Cruz's and Huckabees will never turn around on the gay issue or reproductive rights and I don't think it is really a good idea to wait around for them.

Tradition is one thing but it isn't hard to notice when it is used as a tool to repress certain segments of the population.

Bravo to Kennedy. To follow the dissenters twisted logic, we would still have slavery if enough red stater governments thought it was a good idea and the originalists would brook no law written that wasn't relevant when the constitution was signed in 1787.

One of the plaintiffs in the same-sex marriage cases that went before the Supreme Court, Jim Obergefell, was fighting to have his name listed on the death certificate of his husband, John Arthur, who died in 2013. To fight against these sorts of things, the rights of receivership and the like, is just wrong and well, evil.

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I have no sympathy for the Greek Government, who have been pitching the end of austerity measures to the people and a debt reduction deal with its creditors. You spent the money, you pay it back. Simple. Sad but that's the way it works.

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“We cannot kill our way out of this war.We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs.”State Department spokesperson Marie Harf 
We had islamic terror murderers striking simultaneously on three continents the other day, in France, Tunis and Kuwait. Where is Marie Harf and Obama's State Department? Why aren't they offering these poor deluded kids that cut off people's heads jobs? The nuance thing she was talking about... of course it is outlandish to think that terrorists might be theologically or ideologically driven.

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Why do Americans look to brain dead hypocritical retards like the Kardashians and Bristol Palin as if they have some moral authority? Palin is now about to have her second child out of wedlock and she had the audacity to be a poster child for the abstinence movement. Got some 'splaining to do...

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yee hah
The reactions by the GOP presidential candidates were telling. Jeb Bush was probably the lamest, not sure if there was a racial component in the shooting of nine black people at a church. The perp was just a mixed up kid, obviously a liberal.

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News this week that the new census finds that there are for the first time ever, more millennials than boomers in the U.S. of A. It's going to start to go to hell pretty quick, I'm warning you. Social media, tattoos, piercings, vapes and craft beer, what else do they stand for?
Millennials, or those born from 1982 through 2000, now make up more than one quarter of the U.S. population (83.1 million), exceeding the 75.4 million Baby Boomers who were born from 1946 through 1964, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.
They're also more diverse than any generation before them – 44.2% of American Millennials are part of a minority race or ethnic group, according to the estimates.
In fact, the whole U.S. population is more racially and ethnically diverse. A total of 37.9% of Americans identified as minorities in 2014, up from 32.9% in 2004.
Another milestone: In 2014, those younger than 5 years old "became majority-minority for the first time, with 50.2% being part of a minority race or ethnic group," according to the estimates.
I'm not saying they are missing anything but I don't think too many could pass the old acid test.


The jitterbuggers probably detested the fox trotters, Sinatra didn't like the Beatles too much, maybe these kids will show me something but I ain't seen it yet.

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