A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Marriage on the Ballot
New York Times, by Editorial

Original Article

Posted By:jackson, 10/31/2012 8:34:36 AM

The freedom to marry is a fundamental right that should not have to be won or defended at the ballot box. In fact, ballot initiatives are a bad way to write or rewrite laws of any kind. Unfortunately, that is the reality of American politics, which is why same-sex marriage measures on the Nov. 6 ballot in Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota could turn out to be pivotal in the struggle for marriage equality. Thanks to court rulings and legislative victories, same-sex marriage is now legal in six states and the District of Columbia, and polls show that a majority of Americans support the legalization of

Comments:
At the Times, nothing stops the relentless drive of the "Cause". Santified perversion...oops, "Marriage".

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 10/31/2012 8:45:32 AM     (No. 8976368)

The freedom to marry a sheep is a fundamental right that should not have to be won or defended at the ballot box...etc.

ah for logic



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/31/2012 8:46:08 AM     (No. 8976371)

Everybody's free too marry already...as long as they are male and female.

The fact that the Times must include a same-sex modifier means that even they don't regard it as the real thing.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: crossmyheart, 10/31/2012 8:47:44 AM     (No. 8976374)

But it's not just about gay, lesbian and bisexual couples. If your argument is perfect "equality" than marriage will no longer be a something it will be a whatever any two, three or a hundred people want to make it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: heneverlies, 10/31/2012 8:49:36 AM     (No. 8976376)

Let's destroy the family unit by redefining marriage as opposed to reinforcing marriage. Divorce rates, kids with no parents, ah...who cares?

Doesn't hurt our social structure at all...

Such a narcissistic endeavor, going against the laws of nature...we are god!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: RU4us, 10/31/2012 8:51:11 AM     (No. 8976379)

Regarding marriage, gays already have equal rights. For instance, as it is for a straight male, a gay man can marry a woman. A straight woman may not marry a woman. We have already redefined "secure", "privacy", "treason", "war", "make no law" etc. We are about three more words away from anarchy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Oriton, 10/31/2012 8:52:42 AM     (No. 8976384)

Will of God and the will of the people, bad. The will of a perverted, immoral judge or two, or three, good.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: RhymeWriter12, 10/31/2012 9:08:18 AM     (No. 8976416)

Lol #3 and people shouldn't be corrupting our ways with this... God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: bhkat, 10/31/2012 9:15:07 AM     (No. 8976432)

Homosexuals are free to marry as well. Nowhere is it illegal for a homosexual male to marry a homosexual female.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: right-turn, 10/31/2012 9:19:31 AM     (No. 8976442)

Sure ... and the will consummate their marriage by ???

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/31/2012 10:27:33 AM     (No. 8976614)

Gay marriage is always defeated in a free election.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 10/31/2012 11:00:56 AM     (No. 8976717)

Once same sex marriage is approved by law we will be asked to approve polygamy. There will not be any logical argument against it.

Actually, gays can get 'married' now. Get a lawyer to draw up the proper papers (power of attorney, co-ownership of assets, etc.) then find a 'progressive' cleric to do a religious service of your choice. There are plenty of lefty clergymen out there who will do it.

Gays want what they can't have....approval and celebration by society. They will never have that so they continue to push. If they ever get the same sex marriage they won't be satisfied and will try to find something else to lobby about.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: ratslayer, 10/31/2012 11:27:23 AM     (No. 8976806)

The gentlemen of the Times are looking forward to the day they will be able to take their nanny goats to KC. You see the Interspecies Friendship Ball is held at the KC Stockyards.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/31/2012 11:38:19 AM     (No. 8976837)

I must have missed that part of the Constitution, where is this fundamental right?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Breccia, 10/31/2012 12:53:37 PM     (No. 8977031)

A point folks are overlooking is this line.

"In fact, ballot initiatives are a bad way to write or rewrite laws of any kind."

Really? How else are state residents going to get laws added or changed if they have a state house and/or Governor blocking them legislatively?

Ballot initiatives are a way to thwart politicians who feel they know what's best for the little people.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: kOok, 10/31/2012 5:52:46 PM     (No. 8977787)

If you could go back in a time machine, and entreat the founding fathers to protect marriage by writing heterosexual marriage into the constitution, they would think you were totally mad. Indeed, the world has gone mad, with lasciviousness, lust and total abandon of Gods' laws.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 709757




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "jackson"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "jackson"



Voting against Bushes is an act of love
Daily Caller, by W. James Antle III    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/18/2014 8:23:53 AM     Post Reply
A popular online dictionary offers four definitions for the word “bushed.” The first is “overgrown with bushes.” The second is “exhausted, tired out.” The third is a Canadian colloquialism meaning “mentally unbalanced as a result of prolonged residence in a sparsely inhabited region.” Each of these definitions seems to describe the Republican Party’s feeling about the Bush family. If that’s not true and the GOP nominates Jeb Bush for president — the third Bush since 1988 — then perhaps the fourth definition applies: “unable to find one’s direction; lost; confused.” There’s a case to be made that George H.W. Bush is an underrated president,

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
An unexpected lesson in diversity
from America’s top selling book
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 10:41:42 AM     Post Reply
America’s top selling non-fiction book has much to teach about Wall Street malfeasance, but it also offers an intriguing perspective on diversity. The hero of Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” is Brad Katsuyama, a Canadian-born investment banker for the Royal Bank Canada who transfers to RBC’s New York office. When he gets to the United States, the book explains, Katsuyama not only ultimately uncovers how high frequency trading is corrupting the stock market, he also becomes aware of his minority status for the first time in his life. “In the United States, Brad also noticed, he was expected to

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Jeb Bush Was Public Enemy No. 1
At One Of The Year´s Biggest
Conservative Gatherings
Business Insider, by Brett LoGiurato    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/14/2014 10:35:15 AM     Post Reply
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has started, over the past few weeks, to ratchet up talk of a potential presidential run in 2016. If that´s the case, the reaction he received this weekend at a gathering of conservatives in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire was not what he was looking for. Bush served as a punch line for — of all people — Donald Trump. "You know, I heard Jeb Bush the other day," Trump said during his speech at the Freedom Summit, hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. The crowd immediately started

The GOP´s legacy underdog
San Francisco Chroncle, by Debra J. Saunders    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/10/2014 8:25:41 AM     Post Reply
Barbara Bush was right when she pooh-poohed son Jeb´s interest in running for the White House in 2016. Forget political dynasties -- Bushes, Kennedys and, yes, Clintons -- the former first lady told NBC last year. "We´ve had enough Bushes." She also said: "There are a lot of great families, and it´s not just four families or whatever." Listen to your mother, Jeb.Heed her words well, Hillary. My sweetest dream for 2016 would be for a bipartisan pact: that 2016 will not be a sequel to the 1992 Bush-Clinton faceoff. Is it a deal, Dems? I won´t vote for Bush if you

Jeb Bush Talks Approach If
He Runs for President
New York Times, by PETER BAKER    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/7/2014 9:37:34 AM     Post Reply
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he runs for president, one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thinks he could avoid “the vortex of

   

 



 
Whose side is God on now?
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan     Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/4/2014 8:18:46 AM     Post Reply
In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the battles where Russian blood had been shed on Crimean soil, spoke of an older deeper bond. Crimea, said Putin, “is the location of ancient Khersones, where Prince Vladimir was baptized. His spiritual feat of adopting Orthodoxy predetermined the overall basis of the culture, civilization and human values that unite the peoples of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Russia is a Christian country, Putin was saying. This speech recalls last December’s address where the former KGB chief spoke of Russia as standing against a decadent West: “Many Euro-Atlantic countries

How Sen. John McCain picked
Charlie Keating´s pocket
Arizona Republic, by EJ Montini    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/3/2014 11:07:21 AM     Post Reply
Mark the date. Sometime on Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014, Charles H Keating Jr. became a footnote … in Sen. John McCain´s biography. No one would have predicted this, not even McCain. Especially McCain. But we were wrong. There was a time when McCain´s association with Keating looked like it would bring an end to the senator´s political career. 1989, Keating´s Lincoln Savings and Loan went belly up, putting taxpayers on the hook for $3.4 billion, or roughly $13.60 from every man, woman and child then living in the United States.

The Jeb Bush boomlet
Chicago Tribune, by Jules Witcover    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/2/2014 2:59:02 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Inevitably, considering the absence of a clear Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, the name of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush of the family dynasty has been rushed to the fore. On his record in office and his soft-spoken personal appeal, he would seem a natural to go to the head of a list of only moderately impressive wannabes. But the immediate question is: Do American voters, after a double dose of Bushes, want another one? The fact is that memories of the two George Bush presidencies now set few GOP hearts aflutter.The first George, elected to

War party oligarch
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan     Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/1/2014 9:02:54 AM     Post Reply
Is the Republican Party’s Middle East policy up for bid? For four days ending Sunday, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Impresario: Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas-Macau casino mogul whose fortune is estimated at $39 billion — 8th richest man on the planet — and who dumped $92 million into the election of 2012. Adelson kept Newt Gingrich alive with a $15 million infusion of ad money, gutting Romney, and then sank $30 million into Mitt’s campaign. This time Sheldon wants to buy himself a winner. Ari Fleischer,

2016: Will Chris Christie´s pain
be Jeb Bush´s gain?
CBS News, by Jake Miller    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/31/2014 2:09:05 PM     Post Reply
In the early 2016 Republican presidential sweepstakes, could former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush be the beneficiary of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie´s recent stumbles? That´s the question a number of analysts are starting to ask as Christie, formerly a clear favorite of the GOP establishment, starts to lose his luster, tarnished by months of critical headlines about the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal in New Jersey. I sense a boomlet about Jeb Bush is all about Chris Christie," said Harvard University´s David Gergen Sunday on CBS´ "Face the Nation." "People thought they were going to ride the Chris Christie horse

Is Putin the irrational one?
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/19/2014 8:24:20 AM     Post Reply
Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is “in another world.” “I agree with what Angela Merkel said … that he is in another world,” said Madeleine Albright, “It doesn’t make any sense.” John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying that Putin was channeling Napoleon: “You don’t just, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a completely trumped-up pretext.” Now that Putin has taken Crimea without firing a shot, and 95 percent of a Crimean electorate voted



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

54 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

45 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
44 replie(s)
The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

43 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Living in the New York Times World
38 replie(s)
American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

32 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

30 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

28 replie(s)
San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

28 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
27 replie(s)
New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

   

Post Reply   Close thread 709757





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ