Friday, June 26, 2015

FRIDAY 'ROUND-THE-HORN.


This old tune jumped into my head today for some reason. 

•   So far, the most delicious reaction is from the American Life League:
Today’s Supreme Court decision strikes at the heart of our nation just as Roe v. Wade did decades ago. Now, by judicial fiat, we are called to honor the fictional union of two people of the same sex. A nation that has lost its values has lost its soul. Our nation has become like a dead body floating downstream, to what destination only the devil knows.
But I'm sure someone will top it by this afternoon.

•   National Review is awash in anti-gay-marriage tears now. Michael Potemra asks whether we could have avoided all this gayness if only the Senate had approved Robert Bork in 1987:
...I’m not saying merely that if Bork hadn’t been rejected, President Reagan wouldn’t have appointed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote today’s opinion: I think that if Bork had been on the Court, that platform would have given him an outsized opportunity to influence America’s cultural and constitutional discussion – and that America would have been significantly less likely to embrace the sort of the change the Court affirmed today.
Except that Bork was a fucking nut, a gay-hating would-be censor, out of step with ordinary Americans even in that more conservative time -- hell, even Ole Perfesser Instapundit couldn't get with his narrow view of liberty. Also, he looked like an Old Testament prophet cross-bred with Bozo the Clown. Someone, perhaps a kindly intern, may have pointed this out to Potemra, for he continues:
What if, instead of my hypothesis, the American people came to dislike Justice (or eventual Chief Justice!) Bork intensely, and as a result moved even faster in the direction of anti-originalist “living-Constitution” views? But I submit that, in my experience, even legal scholars who are in strong opposition to Bork’s views recognize that he would have been one of the most ferociously intelligent and effective justices ever to serve on the Court. He would, in my opinion, have been a game-changer.
As as our legal scholars go, so goes the nation! Well, these are the same guys who thought we'd all fall in love with Sarah Palin.

•  On gay matters Rod Dreher simply cannot disappoint: He tells his fellow Christians that "persecution is coming" and they should "prepare for resistance." Wonder if that means he's going to postpone his European  trip:
James C., Sordello, and I are going to celebrate the Fourth of July in Lyon at the Café des Fédérations. We will have dinner the night before with Prof. J-F Mayer at Le Boeuf d’Argent, and Sunday lunch at Café Comptoir Abel. My liver will spend the rest of the summer recovering. 
Any other foodie stops in Lyon to consider? I’m thinking probably Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Help me out here.
I'm guessing not. Resistance prep is for the rubes. But when he gets back, he expects to see those filtration systems assembled!

•  Oh, Rod:


Obergefell is a sign of the times, for those with eyes to see. This isn’t the view of wild-eyed prophets wearing animal skins and shouting in the desert. It is the view of four Supreme Court justices, in effect declaring from the bench the decline and fall of the traditional American social, political, and legal order.
It's interesting that he feels the need to draw this distinction. I guess in the new, air-conditioned and artisanally-fed Benedict Option, old-fashioned Simon of the Desert-type prophets are déclassé. See you jokers at the next Livin'-as-Exiles Brunch!

•   National Review's Charles C.W. Cooke predicts that "the long-term path the Republican party will take after today’s Supreme Court decision" will be mellow and accommodating --
Those hoping to determine which long-term path the Republican party will take after today’s Supreme Court decision need to look no further than to the RNC itself. In a message released immediately after the ruling, Reince Priebus mildly criticized the ruling (correctly, in my view) while acknowledging its “finality;” struck a magnanimous note, confirming that the GOP “[respects] those on the winning side of the case” and remains “committed to finding common ground”; and identified the key priority going forward, which is to ensure the protection of conscience rights and the maintenance of religious liberty.
Meanwhile Cooke's colleague David French froths:
This is the era of sexual liberty — the marriage of hedonism to meaning — and the establishment of a new civic religion. The black-robed priesthood has spoken. Will the church bow before their new masters?
Common ground, indeed.

472 comments:

  1. Buffalo Rude11:41 AM

    But I'm sure someone will top it by this afternoon.


    Twitter is a massive ocean of wingnut tears right now. The longer-form “commentary” should be priceless.


    We should start a pool for the best GBCW post. My bets would be Dreher or one of the mouth breathers at NOM.

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  2. so how many regenerations does an America get?

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  3. that guy11:58 AM

    Seriously, this is now officially #WWWE: Worst Wingnut Week Ever. Still, I'm sad that B. Barry Bamz's gay homo socialist fascist blackmail didn't work on Roberts for this one. Someone get on the hotline and tell him to adjust the algorithm.

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  4. Surreal American11:59 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Y11hwjMNs

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  5. dstatton12:00 PM

    We all know what shadenfreude means. What the word for people who are miserable over other people's joy? Freudeshaden?

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  6. DN Nation12:00 PM

    The fire and derpstone are always classics, but I'm most looking forward to the homina-homina-homina b-b-b-b-b-b-but weaseling from NRO types who want to balance telling the rubes that yes, they hate the queers just like they do, but also seem above-it-all, I mean, why would they ever stoop to hating gay people, by assuming that it is YOU who is the bigot, lib, etc.


    And also Throbbin' Rod Dreher.

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  7. coozledad12:01 PM

    Our nation has become like a dead body floating downstream, to what destination only the devil knows.

    Lay down all thought, surrender to the void, man.

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  8. whetstone12:01 PM

    Our nation has become like a dead body floating downstream

    Credit where credit's due, you couldn't lock a team of NRO writers in a room for a month and get a line that vivid.

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  9. Gabriel Ratchet12:02 PM

    The sad thing is that even though yesterday's Obamacare ruling means that any aneurysms wingnuts suffer as a result of today's marriage equality one will now be covered, they'll still try to get it repealed.

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  10. coozledad12:04 PM

    Calvinists.

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  11. You don't have to be the devil to know where downstream gets you.

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  12. coozledad12:09 PM

    Sister Lucia of Fatima related to Cardinal Carlo Caraffa that “the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family.

    In other words
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohhuw7rG-ig

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  13. susanoftexas12:11 PM

    Oh he's throbbin'. "Democracy is Dying; Persecution is Coming:

    I will say this: Though the result was expected, the sweeping character of the Obergefell decision, and its unwillingness to do more than nod and smile at the First Amendment, and tell religious believers to hope for the best, is even worse than many of us will have anticipated. The warnings of the dissenting justices about the radical challenge to our democracy, and the threats now faced by religious believers, are absolutely chilling — and indeed, prophetic.

    This is not the end of something. For Christians, because of the text of the decision and the means by which the Supreme Court majority arrived at it, this is only the beginning of some very dark and difficult days. It is time to confront this soberly but realistically, and prepare for the resistance."
    The lizard overlords have taken over the planet but Dreher's plucky little resistance band will fight back from the nearest oyster bar, just as soon as happy hour is over.

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  14. sharculese12:14 PM

    Y'know the neat thing about Robert Bork is that he's not alive to open his gob and remind everyone how totally bugballs he was. Makes it a lot easier to pine for the sobering influence he would have been on the Court.

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  15. LookWhosInTheFreezer12:15 PM

    At least some are trying to stay positive!

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  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY_Yf4zz-yo

    Bork, Bork Bork

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  17. coozledad12:21 PM

    Huck's got no problem with sex between siblings, so can we assume this Supreme Being is hopelessly into Akansas incest kink?

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  18. whetstone12:22 PM

    "America stole the chainsaw of tradition from the front porch of the law."

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  19. M. Krebs12:22 PM

    ... .. .

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  20. coozledad12:25 PM

    Rod shouldn't have any problem preparing for the resistance. His ass is as tight as a little pink drum.

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  21. M. Krebs12:26 PM

    wtf disqus?

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  22. M. Krebs12:28 PM

    Sounds like a threat.

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  23. Bethany Spencer12:28 PM

    Those French names sound awfully fruity.

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  24. tinheart12:30 PM

    I thought society was supposed to immediately collapse. Someone's not holding up their end of the bargain!

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  25. M. Krebs12:30 PM

    Any other foodie stops in Lyon to consider?


    Walk down any street, and pick a fucking restaurant, asshole.

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  26. tinheart12:31 PM

    I'm sure he can find a McDonald's there.

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  27. FECK YOU KILLED THE CONSTITUTION WITH GAY MARRIAGE

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  28. LookWhosInTheFreezer12:34 PM

    Republicans.

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  29. bourbaki12:36 PM

    Sour Grapes

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  30. coozledad12:38 PM

    Gonna be tough to top this one from Brian Fischer:
    June 26, 2015. I saw Satan dancing with delight, the day the music died in the United States of America.

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  31. Muriel Volestrangler12:38 PM

    The American Family Association's shot at topping the reaction - the Supreme Court is one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse!

    "behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war" (Rev19:11). #Reigns

    https://twitter.com/AmericanFamAssc/status/614436216788918272

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  32. From the Roberts dissent, quoted at excessive length:

    As a result, the Court invalidates the marriage laws of more than half the States and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs. Just who do we think we are?


    Oh dip, he went into my wheelhouse.
    Did you know that homosexuality among the Chinese nobility was actually very common? During the later dynasties (Ming and Qing), the landed class practiced an extreme form of gender segregation. Wellborn women never left their estates, and would only be seen in public on festival days, if even then. As a result, wellborn young men had little to no contact with women or girls outside of their immediate families until a matchmaker married them off. In the meantime, some of them spent time with prostitutes, but most of them...well, let's be blunt: They fucked each other. Extensively, based on some of the accounts I've read.
    Of course that's just sex - what about more serious relationships? Well, they had those as well, they just couldn't be fully open about it. A wellborn man's only obligation to his family was to produce an heir. After that, no one really cared what he did so long as he was discreet. These relationships were open secrets - everyone knew that Lord Quan was spending his evenings in the company of his male love, but everyone feigned ignorance for the sake of propriety. Those of you who've studied European gentry probably recognize this practice.
    Oh, and homoerotic love has been depicted in Chinese literature and art going back hundreds of years. The author of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Chinese Classics, strongly implied throughout the narrative (which was, at heart, a love story) that the male protagonist had been romantically involved with his extremely protective friend. And there's some pretty steamy artwork out there, though it's not always easy to spot as the artists usually depicted one of the men as very feminine. The trick is that the "woman" in this art is barefoot, something that wouldn't be the case with a wellborn lady (bound feet, remember?).
    Nothing pisses me off more than the whole "No society has ever done this" because no one who says that has actually analyzed world cultures. Roberts - like every fucknut blogger who has said something like this - merely checked it in his gut and found nothing.

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  33. coozledad12:42 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_C5E9kO5rM

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  34. "Glad I don't have no dawg in that fight," his Eminence did not reply.

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  35. ColBatGuano12:47 PM

    that platform would have given him an outsized opportunity to influence America’s cultural and constitutional discussion


    I'd like him to name a SCJ that this was ever true of.

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  36. tigrismus12:47 PM

    Marriage is a law of nature? Tell that too, well, every animal ever.

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  37. “The nature of marriage is that,
    through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spiritu
    -
    ality.”
    23
    (Really? Who ever thought that intimacy and
    spirituality [whatever that me
    ans] were freedoms? And if
    intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is
    abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the
    nearest hippie. Expression, sure enough,
    is
    a freedom, but
    anyone in a long-lasting marriage will attest that that
    happy state constricts, rather than expands, what one can
    prudently say.) Rights, we are told, can “rise . . . from a
    better informed understanding of how constitutional
    imperatives define a liberty that remains urgent in our
    own era.”
    24
    (Huh? How can a better informed under
    -
    standing of how constitutional imperatives [whatever that
    means] define [whatever that
    means] an urgent liberty
    [never mind], give birth to a right?) And we are told that,
    “[i]n any particular case,” either the Equal Protection or
    Due Process Clause “may be thought to capture the es
    -
    sence of [a] right in a more accurate and comprehensive
    way,” than the other, “even as the two Clauses may con
    -
    verge in the identification and definition of the right.”
    25
    (What say? What possible “essence” does substantive due
    process “capture” in an “accurate and comprehensive
    way”? It stands for nothing whatever, except those free
    -
    doms and entitlements that this Court
    really likes.

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  38. coozledad12:49 PM

    An outsized opportunity


    Uncut, even.

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  39. That Dreher piece is at least 90% quotes. It's like a lazy kid's term paper.

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  40. Not to mention that the norm among the Han was not "one man and one woman" but "one man and as many women as he can afford" up until the fairly late 20th century, as with the Hebrew patriarchs (it was the pagan Romans who insisted on monogamy, though with extra-liberal divorce laws)..

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  41. tigrismus12:51 PM

    And I was singing...

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  42. Bye-bye, Miss American Fishsticks.

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  43. Jay B.12:51 PM

    Forget that, I'm just stunned they believe in gravity. After all, like evolution, it's only a theory.

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  44. FlipYrWhig12:52 PM

    Any other foodie stops in Lyon to consider?


    Apparently you can bring a Christian to Lyons but you can't make him feed.

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  45. TGuerrant12:53 PM

    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwB_aSdqMU4

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  46. tigrismus12:54 PM

    Without gravity they'd have to stop claiming they fell on that sleeping guy's dick with their mouth open.

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  47. Gromet12:54 PM

    The things I do for my fucking country...

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  48. Jay B.12:54 PM

    James C., Sordello, and I are going to celebrate the Fourth of July in Lyon at the Café des Fédérations. We will have dinner the night before with Prof. J-F Mayer at Le Boeuf d’Argent, and Sunday lunch at Café Comptoir Abel. My liver will spend the rest of the summer recovering.


    Any other foodie stops in Lyon to consider? I’m thinking probably Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Help me out here.



    I have two gay godfathers who aren't this gay.

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  49. I have to admit that wingnut rage does frighten and discourage me sometimes. I have a tendency to see Timothy McVeigh lurking in every shadow and I have a hard time accepting any victories in general. But I'm a freaking major depressive (who spends too much time on the Internet) so I have an excuse. I'm still celebrating in my half-assed way & I'm sure the full wave of goofy happiness will hit me shortly.

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  50. Randy Gibbons12:55 PM

    What if, instead of my hypothesis, the American people came to dislike Justice (or eventual Chief Justice!) Bork intensely, and as a result moved even faster in the direction of anti-originalist “living-Constitution” views?



    What ... if ... a ... [sings]
    pickle-dick duck drove a candy truck
    and his ice cream cones cost a monkey buck?

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  51. Scalia. That freedom of intimacy shit is really classic bad-Catholic gobbledegook, isn't it, right next door to Newspeak.

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  52. rod dreher to assembled troops: ....and you know what they call a big mac there?

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  53. He's right about marriage putting a harsh on intimacy, I'll give him that. Just kidding former missus gocart.

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  54. TGuerrant1:01 PM

    One thing I know for sure: With the googles he did to come up with all of that, he's now got dildo ads on his gmail screen forever. Happened to a friend of mine and now he has to use Yahoo, damnit.

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  55. coozledad1:01 PM

    Le Boef d'Argent


    The beef of money?

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  56. Jay B.1:01 PM

    Nah, to his credit, he's clearly a Francophile/Lyonnaise gastronome -- but he's so hilariously pompous about it, it kind of renders his whole wailing hairshirt rendering butch American thing kind of false.

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  57. Jay B.1:03 PM

    I think it's "The Silver Beef" -- it's probably a good restaurant, but it's in the terminally touristy part of town. Sniff.

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  58. It's one long rant, you can almost see the spittle fly. Scalia starts on page 72.



    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf

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  59. TGuerrant1:04 PM

    Huckabeetles

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  60. Or the Silver Ox, an old tavern sign.

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  61. tigrismus1:06 PM

    "anyone in a long-lasting marriage will attest that that happy state constricts, rather than expands, what one can prudently say"

    Mrs Scalia has bitten through her tongue again, poor dear.

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  62. TGuerrant1:08 PM

    White boy Roberts ain't got no rhythm.

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  63. Tracy1:10 PM

    I see and raise:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4nCy5CITc8

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  64. Wikipedia actually has a rather extensive collection of articles on how homosexuality was viewed in different nations, cultures and societies down through the ages. The explanations are generally a little more complex than "They were agin' it." But I suppose a trip to Earnest Lazyman's Electronic Cheating Machine is too much effort for a Supreme Court justice.

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  65. Randy Gibbons1:12 PM

    Hermits and castaways can prudently say anything. We'd be better off with Scalia as one or the other. He'd hafta go nuts and invent an audience.

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  66. Randy Gibbons1:14 PM

    "The Nearest Hippie" would be a good screen name, or nym if you like.

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  67. John Wesley Hardin1:15 PM

    I drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was gay...

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  68. DN Nation1:17 PM

    This is going to be more like Loving than Roe, but you do you, sister.

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  69. TGuerrant1:17 PM

    Young man, I was once in your shoes.

    I said, I was down and out with the blues.

    I felt no man cared if I were alive.

    I felt the whole world was so jive ...



    That's when someone came up to me,

    And said, young man, take a walk up the street.

    There's a place there called the Y.M.C.A.

    They can start you back on your way.

    It's fun to stay at the YYYYYYYYY.M.C.AAyA.

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  70. Somebody say "Scalia?"

    https://twitter.com/leyawn/status/614456344599334913
    ~

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  71. coozledad1:18 PM

    Salsa Y ketchup.

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  72. TGuerrant1:20 PM

    Hey, knock it--- Umm, why yes. I mean oui. I see you've noticed my banana, mon cheri. Would like to peeeeeeel eet?

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  73. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wrPXwpLT-g
    ~

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  74. Midwest_Product1:22 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48H34ukFe8g

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  75. Hairshirt under his dinner jacket. And the Lyon place has to have at least one Michelin star and all-male waitstaff.

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  76. gratuitous1:24 PM

    If the Senate had approved Bork's nomination in 1987, President Obama would have named his successor when he died in 2012. Well played, National Review. Not only stupid, but historically stupid.

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  77. whetstone1:26 PM

    I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck

    Oh, wait, I'll come in again.

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  78. Thunder, you made me cry, and I'm supposedly at work.

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  79. Gromet1:31 PM

    I wish you hadn't told me Bork is dead. Thinking of him as still alive has been the only thing getting me through a world without Justice Roger B. Taney.

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  80. whetstone1:35 PM

    Holy shit, SCALIA IS FISKING HIS COLLEAGUES. HAPPY 2015 EVERYONE, SCOTUS IS BLOGGING!*

    *I have yet to confirm my suspicion that Thomas drafts his clerks from Yahoo! Answers

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  81. mortimer20001:38 PM

    Scalia is such an asshole. I had to read his dissent just to make sure that Dreher was quoting him correctly. Hard to imagine this was actually written by a fucking Supreme Court Justice and published in an official ruling of the Court. It reads like any number of illogical, imbecilic Ben Shapiro posts.
    Vaffanculo, yourself, shithead.

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  82. Aww, hell! I run out to the bank for an hour and America is destroyed AGAIN!?!?! Seems like only yesterday that America was destroyed by people getting healthcare. And it seems like only the day before yesterday that America was destroyed by Wal*Mart refusing to sell Confederate flags.

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  83. Wanna hear about the time I ate a piece of beef that was silvery-gray?

    I didn't think so.

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  84. mortimer20001:51 PM

    In a matter of days wingnuts lost the Civil War, the Culture War, and the Health Care War. Time to break out another of those Top 100 Conservative Rap Songs lists to boost morale.

    (We're still workin' on the Class War, but I don't have my hopes up on that one.)

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  85. Well, if Bork hadn't been nuts, and if he HAD been confirmed, and if he hadn't died, and if he HAD ruled . . .

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  86. M. Krebs1:55 PM

    Interesting way to make 20 seconds of video fit a three minute song.

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  87. mgmonklewis1:56 PM

    if Bork hadn't been nuts, and if he HAD been confirmed, and if he hadn't died, and if he HAD ruled . . .

    . . . then who would win a fight between Batman and Superman?

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  88. susanoftexas2:00 PM

    I want to wash the feet of this comment with my hair.

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  89. M. Krebs2:03 PM

    Off topic, but I hope all you Firesign heads have noticed that the NYT finally put up a Phil Austin obit.

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  90. willf2:10 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MGmugjxBjg

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  91. Cato the Censor2:11 PM

    Rod Dreher sure does eat well for someone who's being persecuted. That must help a little bit to take away the sting.

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  92. susanoftexas2:12 PM

    Good God, it's the wackiest week ever.

    The Vatican signed its first treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, calling for "courageous decisions" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and backing a two-state solution.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-vatican-palestinians-idUSKBN0P618120150626

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  93. gratuitous2:16 PM

    Say it: Mine is the superior Google-Fu. Say it!

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  94. Muriel Volestrangler2:21 PM

    Fischer is going all-in on the 9/11 references on Twitter:

    From a moral standpoint, 6/26 is now our 9/11.

    June 26, 2015: the day the twin towers of truth and righteousness were blown up by moral jihadists.

    My reaction to today's ruling on marriage: SCOTUS blows up twin towers of truth and righteousness

    My response to marriage ruling: Rainbow Jihadists of SCOTUS...

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  95. whetstone2:24 PM

    Quoth LOLGOP on twitter: "'From a moral standpoint, 6/26 is now our 9/11.' In that the GOP couldn't prevent it?"

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  96. billcinsd2:25 PM

    does it involve the terlet as Archie Bunker used to say?

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  97. RogerAiles2:27 PM

    And Obama would have blackmailed Bork just like he blackmailed Roberts. Just imagine the secrets that freak had.



    (Tho' I'm pissed that Obama only blackmailed Roberts on the ACA, and not marriage equality too.)

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  98. LittlePig2:27 PM

    Vaffanculo, yourself, shithead.

    Been saying that all morning, with appropriate hand-gesture.

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  99. LittlePig2:28 PM

    tee hee hee. That ol' aorta can't hold out for much longer.

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  100. LittlePig2:31 PM

    with a pink carnation and a pickup truck...

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  101. M. Krebs2:34 PM

    It's been a crazy month. First we were talking about gender essentialism, Laura Kipnis, and how Jerry Seinfeld is history's greatest monster, and them bam!

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  102. Gromet2:34 PM

    I guess all those 19 jerkoffs wanted in 2001 was to love each other and get the corresponding tax benefits. Man, I really misunderstood 9/11.

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  103. Muriel Volestrangler2:36 PM

    I'd like Huckabee to point out when his 'Supreme Being' changed the biblical definition of marriage from 'one man and as many women as he can buy/force their fathers to hand over' (see: Jacob, Solomon etc.) to OneManAndOneWomanAndNoOtherCombinationYouSinners. It seems to me it just went out of style - some time when 'the Holy Land' was under the control of the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks or Romans. Funny, that.

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  104. LittlePig2:36 PM

    I believe the bonobos would like to respond to that...if only we could get them to stop for a moment and step over to the microphone...

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  105. RogerAiles2:37 PM

    Jim Geraghty is quoting Dick Cheney from 2000 and Obama from 2008 on SSM.

    Who's your gay lover now, libtards?

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  106. LittlePig2:39 PM

    This isn’t the view of wild-eyed prophets wearing animal skins and
    shouting in the desert.


    Who were, of course, totally cool with a man having has many wives/concubines/handmaidens as he could afford.

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  107. LittlePig2:42 PM

    There is an apt comparison I had not considered. The horror, the horror...

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  108. waitstaffIYKWIMAITYD.

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  109. Whoa, Bryan, that's an awful lot of towers and blowing. Are you unhappy with the decision or not?

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  110. He's Rod, and his staff, they comfort him.

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  111. It's about time the Friday round the horn column came out... I was starting to suspect that Roy had gotten totally drunk on wingnut tears.

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  112. Wait, are they thinking of Methos the Immortal's old gang? Or that post-credits ancient Egypt scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Because that could be an important distinction.

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  113. Picard, for staying out of it.

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  114. You mean Duggar style, he won't even talk to female servers?I worked at a pseudo fancy Italian chain that the Duggar family likes to frequent and waited on them many times. Sometimes the whole family, sometimes Cousin Amy and her mother were along, sometimes just the boys came in.

    One time it was just the parents, the eldest girl and the youngest (at the time) baby. They were with another man and he and Jim Bob were talking about taking another run for office. Michelle was sitting quietly, while the older daughter took complete care of the infant as if it was her own.

    Each time I waited on them, the children were all, including Josh, very polite and caused no problems. However Jim Bob never once talked to me. He would give me a nasty look, then tell Michelle what he would like to eat. She would then relay his order, which I had just heard, to me. I checked with other servers, and the females all were treated the same way by Jim Bob. He would give his order to male servers himself. He is also a horrendous tipper, averaging around 5 percent after asking to have the gratuity removed from his bill.

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  115. Those hoping to determine which long-term path the Republican party will
    take after today’s Supreme Court decision need to look no further than
    to the RNC itself.Conveniently so, because if anyone looked further than the RNC to most of the people running to become the Republican presidential nominee, it's wall-to-wall calls for overthrowing our Constitutionally-mandated system of government in the name of virulently reactionary theocracy.

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  116. I bet Bryan Fischer was wearing a pony tail burr plug while he composed this tweet.

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  117. dstatton3:06 PM

    Of course. Think H.L. Mencken's famous definition of Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

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  118. Bizarro Mike3:07 PM

    Ever read the bible? It's pretty much that and foot baths for 1000 pages.

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  119. Today’s Supreme Court decision strikes at the heart of our nation just as Roe v. Wade did decades ago.Pssst! You misspelled "Loving v. Virginia," guys.
    Now, by judicial fiat, we are called to honor the fictional union of two people of the same sex.(1)Liars. You can continue being shrieking bigoted shits all you want. No "honoring" required. (2) Oh, so now "judicial fiat" is bad again. I'm gonna guess you were sharting a different tune when Hobby Lobby put the boot to the filthy sluts good and hard.
    Our nation has become like a dead body floating downstream, to what destination only the devil knows.God's not omniscient anymore, then? I'll update the appropriate algorithm.

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  120. sharculese3:09 PM

    I mean, yeah, but It's not as hysterically wrong as all that. Bork in for Kennedy means Romer and Lawrence go the other way (or more likely, that Lawrence never makes it that far) and who knows where we are then, but probably not at the point we are now.

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  121. Jay B.3:10 PM

    I am stealing that one right now.

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  122. Adblock is the answer. I haven't seen an ad on the iNternet for so long I forget the rest of you are exposed to such obscenity on a daily basis.

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  123. ABRAM: People, our search is over! On this site we shall build a new society where we can worship freely, govern justly, and raise vast numbers of sheep for
    making mutton and blankets.

    LOT: Yes! And sleep with our daughters!

    ABRAM: I was- wha... what are you talking about, Lot? Why would we want to sleep with our daughters?

    LOT: Because they're so attractive. I... I thought that was the whole point of this journey.

    ABRAM: Absolutely not!

    LOT: I tell you, I won't live in a town that robs men of the right to sleep with their daughters! [ANGRILY RELOCATES TO SODOM]

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  124. Jim Smith3:15 PM

    What in the fuck did I just watch...

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  125. I would like to anoint this comment's head with oil until its cup overflows.

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  126. Shorter Rod Dreher: OMG, the world is coming to an end, what's for lunch?

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  127. Crikey, let's hear a better version. Points given for the possibility that Ms. Gore was getting a special message across, however.

    Even better.

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  128. Oh dip, he went into my wheelhouse.To be fair, I'm told that's mandatory now.

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  129. DN Nation3:20 PM

    Republican governors are ranging from being as blank-faced accommodating as possible (see my governor: https://twitter.com/GovernorDeal/status/614449198990262272 ) to the rage-addled vomit coming from Louisiana and Texas.


    Pretend you're part of the cool kids all you want, Cooke, but the truth is that you have a long, long way to go.

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  130. Holy shit those people are really swine. I can't even snark.

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  131. timb1173:21 PM

    I just like that he's traveling around France with his companion, checking out shows and eating fine dinners....I mean, not there's anything wrong with that, but maybe the source of his bias can be sussed out by a simple trip to the Riviera?

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  132. Hands down, Bryan Fischer.

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  133. timb1173:24 PM

    Re: David French...

    Look, I support marriage equality with both my money and time, but who are these guys who think that engaging in sex with other men is the height of hedonism? Can we old fashioned or just simple, but, if were a Roman Emperor, my harem would still be filled with women.

    In other words, if the only thing holding David back from his hedonistic desire towards men is the opprobrium of the Church and "Society," then he just learn Society actually doesn't care. In fact, if you came out, we'd be happy that you can finally be happy.

    Just my observation

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  134. Scalia got the briefing a month ago: "Bin Laden determined to strike Christian marriage". But he just laughed it off. Now everything's changed.

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  135. Damn, when'd he go? They're down to two now, just like the Beatles!

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  136. Have we called rights yet to be Rod's re-educator in The Secret Surprise Camps yet?

    'Cause if not, I'm calling it.

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  137. He probably figures he has to stock up now for when we feed him Progressive Gruel in his cell, the po' baby.

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  138. Trust me - from where I'm standing, their Class War's still going strong.

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  139. Aren't you s'posed to be at work?

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  140. Speaking of which, you seen all the American flag shirts they're selling? When did Abbie Hoffman get his apology? (BTW, how do you wash one of those? Just throw it in the wash with your dirty Levis? HAVE YOU NO RESPECT?)

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  141. coozledad3:38 PM

    Zander Schloss, Sy Richardson the Pogues, Courtney Love, Joe strummer and Elvis Costello, Dir. Alex Cox.
    They were on location in Spain and the only food they could get was from a shitty local hot dog cart. Zander wrote a song about it.


    At least, that's the way I've heard it.

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  142. Found a pile of kind of automatable stuff that needed doing.

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  143. Well, the question is - what makes Teh Ghey Sex more hedonistic than the straight version?

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  144. M. Krebs3:41 PM

    Why didn't I know about this?

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  145. tigrismus3:47 PM

    HOT.

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  146. Does this suggest a Stepfordian answer?

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  147. Our nation has become like a dead body floating downstream, to what destination only the devil knows.

    The unblinking eyes search the depths for salacious pleasures. The arms outstretched to welcome all comers. The hair swirling madly about, dancing dervish-like as if in the throes of sinful ecstasy. The lips locked open in a suspiciously receptive manner. The rump bobbing just above the wave tops, peek-a-boo provocation, poised for paddle pleasure.

    Imagine this dead body, this America, as it struggled for its last breath; same-sex-stuff crammed down its throat, asphyxiated by sin, gagged by the unspeakable; its blessed vessel saturated with unrelenting wanton waves until the curling convulsions were no more.

    Yes, only the devil knows to what destination our nation drifts. But it’s bound to be a horrid, torrid place, because I’m feeling a smidge flushed already, and our voyage has barely begun…

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  148. the GOP [. . . ] remains “committed to finding common ground”

    i.e. revisiting the subject until things come out their way

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  149. "Crazy eyes" are hedonistic?

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  150. hellslittlestangel4:05 PM

    I have just one word of advice for rage-filled right-wingers wondering how best to make their displeasure known: self-immolation.

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  151. redoubtagain4:05 PM

    Hmmm. Judge Opus Dei complaining about someone else's opinions.

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  152. redoubtagain4:09 PM

    Gone. Off-the-pavilion-roof-and-out-of-Dodger-Stadium gone.

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  153. billcinsd4:11 PM

    hey they still have the Drug War, the GWOT and the Acclaimed War on Lieberals or AWOL as I like to call it

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  154. tigrismus4:13 PM

    the marriage of hedonism to meaning

    and now all 50 states have to recognize it. Neener.

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  155. Report to the Ben Shapiro Red Room of Pain at 0900, comrade.

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  156. tsam1004:16 PM

    No, I do not.

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  157. tsam1004:17 PM

    HAHA!
    My tigris! You're the best.

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  158. tigrismus4:18 PM

    Not in Lyon, eh? Too bad, Rod, you'll have to find your own disco wieners.

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  159. tsam1004:20 PM

    Not as neat as the fact that like 30 years later, they still crying about him getting tossed.

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  160. tsam1004:21 PM

    Sorta sounds like Dreher wrote it for him.

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  161. There is no meaning to life but hedonism. What are these ninnies talking about?

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  162. tsam1004:28 PM

    Ahem, Mollie:

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  163. tigrismus4:30 PM

    Woof, that marriage is even less moral than I thought then!

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  164. That's the thing, they have a really warped view of marriage if they want it not to involve hotsexyfuntime.

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  165. Therefore hedonism and meaning are the same gender?

    The things you learn on the Internet!

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  166. Hell, I'm broke (again) and I'd even spring for the matches for that!

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  167. I think, even with all the issues that come with Catholics, I'm liking this Pope.

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  168. tigrismus4:42 PM

    They have to be, or he wouldn't be so het up about it, right? Otherwise he wouldn't be moaning about it, he'd be baking the cake and making babysitting offers. Creepy, creepy babysitting offers.

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  169. Did they title it "Shoes For The Dead"?

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  170. tsam1004:45 PM

    The wear the same color lipstick!

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  171. Presumably "meaning" is the breadwinner, because hedonism can hardly be expected to keep a steady job... 'Felt maybe in Vegas, I guess.

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  172. When in danger,
    When in doubt,
    Run in circles
    Scream and shout

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  173. tsam1004:50 PM

    This place is my dream come TRUE--PICTURES!

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  174. With a side of unboiled quinoa.

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  175. Richard Simmons would tell him to tone it down.

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  176. NonyNony5:13 PM

    Jesus Christ - he must have a horrible marriage.

    (I mean, the longer my wife and I have been together, the more comfortable we are telling each other exactly how we feel. Scalia's comment there makes it sound like his marriage is basically the Lockhorns.)

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  177. NonyNony5:16 PM

    This is the era of sexual liberty

    Gay people just won the right to legally tie themselves monogamously to a single person for the rest of their lives. And to the conservative mind this is an example of being in an era of "sexual liberty".

    I mean, how can you respond to that kind of nonsense?

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  178. LittlePig5:17 PM

    No, but they sure help.

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  179. LittlePig5:22 PM

    I know, right? I'm damn near about to forgive the poor bastards for basing their own damn setup on a mistranslation.

    (as is clear in Mark, Mary was a 'young woman', not a 'virgin' - just because two things are the same in one language doesn't mean they are the same in another. Why do I say that? Because the geneology there was through Joseph (read for yourself). Little Yeshohua (Joshua) was Mariam and Joseph's little boy).

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  180. LittlePig5:35 PM

    Laughing and pointing, duh.

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  181. I’m sorry, I didn’t think I was going to talk about “Judge on Putsch” with a Supreme Court Justice. It’s sort of freaking me out.

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  182. No, what's mandatory is what he did AFTER he went into Andrew's wheelhouse.

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  183. Sexual liberty beats sexual death any day.

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  184. a 'young woman', not a 'virgin'

    ...and not a raisin, either, huh?

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  185. Hot wash
    Cold rinse
    No bleach

    and DEFINITELY no starch.

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  186. Give me liberty or give me something to fap to!

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  187. LittlePig5:53 PM

    Oh, they'll get their 72 virgins a-ight - hope they like the gay lifestyle.

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  188. "Neener" should be the word of the day.

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  189. Should someone tell Rod that the Gay Marriage is not mandatory or should we wait and see if he ties the gay knot to avoid the Obama Christian FEMA camps.

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  190. PulletSurprise6:17 PM

    "Honey... hush."

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg286/TGrayman/shawshank2.gif

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  191. slavdude6:18 PM

    Firefox with NoScript takes care of tons of 'em for me.

    Sorry, Roy.

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