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Happily Never After?
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd

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Posted By:jackson, 4/3/2013 2:09:56 PM

I’m worried about the Supreme Court. I’m worried about how the justices can properly debate same-sex marriage when some don’t even seem to realize that most Americans use the word “gay” now instead of “homosexual”; when Chief Justice John Roberts thinks gays are merely concerned with marriage as a desirable “label,” and when Justice Samuel Alito compares gay marriage to cellphones. The Nine are back there in their Miss Havisham lairs mulling, disconcertingly disconnected. In his zeal to scare people about the “possible deleterious effect” of gay parents adopting, Justice Antonin Scalia did not seem fully

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Deep-thinker Maureen references "Will & Grace" then commits life-long unwavering support for Gay marriage. Meanwhile babies in Philadelphia are being scissored on the doctor´s table. How perverse and sick a worldview? And nobody can be THAT drunk while writing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: terrywhite, 4/3/2013 2:20:47 PM     (No. 9257653)

If it were up to me we would still use the term "Queer." That´s why the debate is being lost. If we can´t use the proper language, then, we can´t debate properly. If we acquiesce in the language, we´ve lost half the battle.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dcomd, 4/3/2013 2:25:54 PM     (No. 9257662)

Which is why, #1, we should use the terms ´sodomite´ and ´lesbian´ to refer to homosexuals.

They, for far too long, have tried to ´sanitize´ the behavior by dictating the language employed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 4/3/2013 2:26:50 PM     (No. 9257664)

I thought this was a MoDo free site. OK, I once again tried to read this vacuous ´writer´ without success. Her logic, or lack or it, makes following anything close to a 3rd graders reasoning impossible. No wonder the Slime is in decline with this as an example of one of their best. Perhaps, when one is on their deathbed and the Dali Lama himself has granted on total consciousness, can one understand this vacated ´intellect´s´ writings

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 4/3/2013 2:26:57 PM     (No. 9257665)

Too bad source and author aren´t shown on the Latest Posts page. It would save me a lot of clicking.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mazeman, 4/3/2013 2:29:08 PM     (No. 9257667)

It would all be so much simpler if everyone was asexual like Ms. Dowd.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 4/3/2013 2:31:31 PM     (No. 9257672)

If marriage, known throughout history as between one man and one woman, is expanded at all, then it has no meaning or boundaries.

Surely, if it is possible to think of the institution as "evolving," the next step in the change, at least in human history terms, would be marriage between one man and more than one woman.

I see no basis, if marriage is transformed, to stopping it at same sex. The argument for opening marriage to include multiple spouses cannot then be denied.

What a mess.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 4/3/2013 2:31:33 PM     (No. 9257673)

You are so right, #1. Using words like ´Queer´ is exactly why the debate is being lost.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Calico Al, 4/3/2013 2:35:52 PM     (No. 9257677)

I remember back in the late 40s they were called Gay Deceivers. Since then the Deceivers part seems to have been omitted.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 4/3/2013 2:36:51 PM     (No. 9257680)

I swear to God liberals would starve to death if they had to earn a living instead of write for "news"papers.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: athina, 4/3/2013 2:41:14 PM     (No. 9257685)

fta: ´Should my take-away be: I am not a man?´

no, cutie, it should be: if you have a husband, you are a woman.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: miceal, 4/3/2013 2:41:23 PM     (No. 9257686)

MoDo is a friend of this particular perverse life style. So be it, but we out here in flyover country do not have to accept "it" or any of "it´s" ramifications.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: squiggle, 4/3/2013 2:55:23 PM     (No. 9257713)

´Queer´ is pejorative and insulting, so it´s not necessary. A homosexual is a homosexual and I find nothing wrong with the word.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: shamus, 4/3/2013 2:59:50 PM     (No. 9257722)

The debate appears to be about access to government benefits rather than marriage. The government allows gays to enter into marriage contracts, even though it treats them as a private rather than a public contract.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: gruntled, 4/3/2013 3:16:20 PM     (No. 9257754)

Previous posters are right on. The point is one I have made for years. Lose the battle of terminology, lose the war.

If "gay" = homosexual

then I insist that

"normal" = heterosexual.

Neither is more accurate than the other.

Start fighting back and taking propaganda mills masquerading as "news" outlets to task. Make them really really uncomfortable when they use the neutered terms. Especially supposed "conservative" outlets.

Grunt sends.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Daisymay, 4/3/2013 3:28:39 PM     (No. 9257770)

When I was young, in my neighborhood they were called Fairies. Then Archie Bunker called them Homos. They have various names over the years, but all of them were fighting words if you called a straight person one of those names! It wasn´t anything to be proud of. Now they march in Thongs and Feathers and yell "We´re loud and proud"!









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Reply 16 - Posted by: BcdErick, 4/3/2013 3:35:56 PM     (No. 9257786)

This is both creepy and krap. It is intentionally perverse, as if trying to taunt others for being normal heterosexuals. That is, a coupe with a male husband and female wife. I pity those "bewitching" children. MoDo is an embittered old spinster. Why post her?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: melanie, 4/3/2013 3:42:20 PM     (No. 9257798)

Whatever the Supreme Court does, it won´t help Maureen Dowd. No one would marry her.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: oh-heck, 4/3/2013 3:45:42 PM     (No. 9257807)

Every state law plus DOMA allow a man to marry a woman. The homosexual is not interested. If the state says, we can offer you a legal union equivalent in every way to a marriage but not called marriage, the homosexual is not interested. Only re-defining marriage is acceptable. This is a power issue not a rights issue. They insist on the power to force a re-defining of the term marriage. It would be interesting if the religions of the world then sued to insist that the states ensure that the word civil marriage is used anytime the marriage is not performed consistent with religious teachings so that you would have Marriage, civil marriage, and common law marriage.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 4/3/2013 3:48:23 PM     (No. 9257815)

Homosexuals are anything but gay. Their lifespans are considerably less, have a much higher frequency of depression, suicide, domestic violence, child abuse and STDs than heterosexuals.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 4/3/2013 4:01:45 PM     (No. 9257844)

Like all things liberal the name they pick is the opposite the the truth. They are called gay because they are the opposite to the real meaning of the word.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Okie 52, 4/3/2013 4:03:58 PM     (No. 9257850)

FTA: "Like Jack, I eventually grew tired of lying and came out to everyone. Now, however, I find myself tired of telling the truth." Me, too. I´m realy REALLY tired of hearing the "truth" about your lifestyle, especially since you make up around 2% of the population and yet, day after day after day, it´s gaygaygaygaygaygaygay. I´m actually for gay marriage but I am sick of it being beaten into us that we MUST accept it. Just do it and let´s move on to more important issues, like saving this country from fiscal ruination.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Axeman, 4/3/2013 4:13:17 PM     (No. 9257862)

"Gay" is slang, it is a term that is used now to hide the real meaning of the idea. It used to only mean "cheerful".
"Homosexual" is a proper descriptive term that does not shift meaning over time. The court documents are going to be set in time. They can´t use slang terms.
Modo may be going senile.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bevan, 4/3/2013 4:16:18 PM     (No. 9257869)

Poor Mo, always a bridesmaid, never a bride

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 4/3/2013 4:21:42 PM     (No. 9257880)

Maybe knowledge will catch up with the Supremes yet. Fer instance, some regret that Mz Dowd´s parents didn´t know about abortion way back then.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: gollyneds, 4/3/2013 5:17:19 PM     (No. 9257973)

another column written in a scotch induced haze by the "thinks she´s smarter than everyone else" maureen dowd.

shouldn´t this gasbag be ready to retire?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: kono, 4/3/2013 6:36:34 PM     (No. 9258067)

Thanks, MD. Maureen must be early French for moron or something. The people whose opinion the MSM care about don´t call it ´gay marriage´, either. For one thing, ´gay´ is too male-centric, and women get equal or favored rank among patho-liberal activists (explaining why they changed GL, then GLB, to LGB, then LGBT). To be scrupulously PC, they call it ´same sex´ marriage.

The ´LGBTQ´ mnemonic really isn´t that hard to figure out (though for the life of me I can´t believe I wasted even one neuron to learn it):

L = lesbian (biologically female drawn to other females)
G = gay (biologically male drawn to other males)
B = bisexual (any combination goes)
T = transgender (male or female using self mutilation to fake being the other sex)
Q = queer or ´questioning´ (essentially any orientation not covered by the other categories)

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Reply 27 - Posted by: craige, 4/3/2013 6:51:45 PM     (No. 9258083)

Not a federal issue. Supreme Court has no jurisdiction in this matter. It is a state or local matter.

Read the Constitution.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Gallo3, 4/3/2013 7:11:57 PM     (No. 9258103)

I like Ted Nugent´s take:

´I´m in favor of Gay Marriage, as long as it:

-isn´t called Marriage
-doesn´t cost me any money, and
- is restricted to hot Lesbians only.´

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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


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