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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrible joke, too much beer, sorry. It was such a terrible joke, I half expected Michael to have made it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Gary wrote:
too much beer


No such thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Justice Thomas's dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges:

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Perhaps recognizing that these cases do not actually involve liberty as it has been understood, the majority goes to great lengths to assert that its decision will advance the “dignity” of same-sex couples. Ante, at 3, 13, 26, 28. 8 The flaw in that reasoning, of course, is that the Constitution contains no “dignity” Clause, and even if it did, the government would be incapable of bestowing dignity.
Human dignity has long been understood in this country to be innate. When the Framers proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” they referred to a vision of mankind in which all humans are created in the image of God and therefore of inherent worth. That vision is the foundation upon which this Nation was built.
The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.
The majority’s musings are thus deeply misguided, but at least those musings can have no effect on the dignity of the persons the majority demeans. Its mischaracterization of the arguments presented by the States and their amici can have no effect on the dignity of those litigants. Its rejection of laws preserving the traditional definition of marriage can have no effect on the dignity of the people who voted for them. Its invalidation of those laws can have no effect on the dignity of the people who continue to adhere to the traditional definition of marriage. And its disdain for the understandings of liberty and dignity upon which this Nation was founded can have no effect on the dignity of Americans who continue to believe in them.


I would point out that even in his formulation of the argument, Thomas is mischaracterizing the decision. It goes on about recognizing existing dignity that had been denied by the force of law, not handing out new dignities where there were none before.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"It seems like [family X] were pretty good slave owners!"
https://storify.com/afamhistfail/on-555b7353f1b4e6774ac9e759

From this Tweeter feed, run by a recently retired tour guide at a historic plantation/museum that basically catalogs what an especially clueless sort of (white) patron usually asks about slavery.

She's also given an interview at The Toast here and wrote an article for Vox here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2015/07/awful-lot-of-go.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
"It seems like [family X] were pretty good slave owners!"
https://storify.com/afamhistfail/on-555b7353f1b4e6774ac9e759

From this Tweeter feed, run by a recently retired tour guide at a historic plantation/museum that basically catalogs what an especially clueless sort of (white) patron usually asks about slavery.

She's also given an interview at The Toast here and wrote an article for Vox here.

Yeah, I read the Vox article . . . sadly, almost none of it was totally surprising but all of it was absolutely horrifying.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this guy in the picture wrote:
“Fuck that alligator!”



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