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(Think Progress)   A couple hours after Barack Obama made his announcement of support of gay marriage, House Republicans voted to keep on hating gays for no apparent reason   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 153
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2012-05-10 11:25:56 AM
Wow. This thread never stood a chance.
 
2012-05-10 11:36:03 AM
How many democrats? Enough to make it bipartisan in its passage.

/pooping on republicans again?
 
2012-05-10 11:37:34 AM
1948: Strom Thurdmond (D-SC) "I wanna tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there's not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the Nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches."

2012: Strom Thurmond was a Democrat so Democrats are the REAL RACISTS.


2012: "voted to stop the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to actively oppose DOMA - the Clinton-era law defining marriage as between a man and a woman that the Obama administration stopped enforcing in February 2011."

2048: Bill Clinton was a Democrat so Democrats are the REAL HOMOPHOBES.
 
2012-05-10 11:44:32 AM
Is Justice spending money to actively oppose DOMA? I thought they just weren't defending it, and I can't think of a reason not defending the act costs money.
 
2012-05-10 11:45:47 AM

EnviroDude: How many democrats?


RTFA
 
2012-05-10 11:53:21 AM

tallguywithglasseson: EnviroDude: How many democrats?

RTFA


But it's so much easier to lie and thread shiat when you don't have any facts.
 
2012-05-10 11:55:27 AM
Republicans: Anti-soldier.
 
2012-05-10 11:55:30 AM

EnviroDude: How many democrats? Enough to make it bipartisan in its passage.

/pooping on republicans again?


Read the article and slink away as usual.
 
2012-05-10 11:56:58 AM

cmunic8r99: Is Justice spending money to actively oppose DOMA? I thought they just weren't defending it, and I can't think of a reason not defending the act costs money.


In the pending Gill v. OPM case, Stuart Delery appeared as acting US Attorney General, Eric Holder appeared for the OPM, and Patrick Donahoe appeared as the Postmaster General. I believe they didn't say much other than that it's the executive branch's opinion that the law is indefensible, but that still counts as "spending money".
 
2012-05-10 11:58:01 AM

EnviroDude: How many democrats? Enough to make it bipartisan in its passage.

/pooping on republicans again?


16. Give me that list and I'll list off 16 democrats I want to resign before the end of business today.
 
2012-05-10 11:59:48 AM

adamgreeney: But it's so much easier to lie and thread shiat when you don't have any facts.


Sure is.

For the lazy, the dipsharts, and horrible, useless, TF-account having, threadshiatting alts:

In a vote of 245 to 171, the members "voted to stop the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to actively oppose DOMA - the Clinton-era law defining marriage as between a man and a woman that the Obama administration stopped enforcing in February 2011." Sixteen Democrats voted in favor of the measure, while 7 Republicans opposed it.

Party|Yea|Nay
Dem:16-164
Rep:229-7
 
2012-05-10 12:07:19 PM
In a vote of 245 to 171, the members "voted to stop the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to actively oppose DOMA

More meaningful, job-creating legislation from the GOP house.

The official stance of the justice department as to DOMA is basically to ignore its existence. So the house has rushed to the rescue by passing a law to stop the justice department from "using taxpayer funds" to not do something it wasn't doing in the first place.

The only thing missing is a tacked-on tax cut for the super wealthy. Other than that, well done, GOP. Well done.
 
2012-05-10 12:07:31 PM

tallguywithglasseson: adamgreeney: But it's so much easier to lie and thread shiat when you don't have any facts.

Sure is.

For the lazy, the dipsharts, and horrible, useless, TF-account having, threadshiatting alts:

In a vote of 245 to 171, the members "voted to stop the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to actively oppose DOMA - the Clinton-era law defining marriage as between a man and a woman that the Obama administration stopped enforcing in February 2011." Sixteen Democrats voted in favor of the measure, while 7 Republicans opposed it.

Party|Yea|Nay
Dem:16-164
Rep:229-7


I'm going to echo kingoomieiii above. There are 16 Dems I want replaced.

Still, the majority are Republicans. So we can safely say they are more bigotry
 
2012-05-10 12:11:29 PM

Theaetetus: cmunic8r99: Is Justice spending money to actively oppose DOMA? I thought they just weren't defending it, and I can't think of a reason not defending the act costs money.

In the pending Gill v. OPM case, Stuart Delery appeared as acting US Attorney General, Eric Holder appeared for the OPM, and Patrick Donahoe appeared as the Postmaster General. I believe they didn't say much other than that it's the executive branch's opinion that the law is indefensible, but that still counts as "spending money".


They are named parties being sued in the case - aren't they supposed to show up? If so, then they were gonna be traveling to Mass anyway, whether they went to defend or oppose the act.

So yes, that is "spending money", but showing up at court where you are a named defendant isn't spending money to actively oppose it if they were going to be there anyway.
 
2012-05-10 12:19:13 PM

tallguywithglasseson: EnviroDude: How many democrats?

RTFA


sarcasm. how does it work
 
2012-05-10 12:22:12 PM

kingoomieiii: EnviroDude: How many democrats? Enough to make it bipartisan in its passage.

/pooping on republicans again?

16. Give me that list and I'll list off 16 democrats I want to resign before the end of business today.


dumbimages.net

Also, here's the list of Republicans that voted against their party. I'm actually surprised that Terry is on that list.

dumbimages.net
 
2012-05-10 12:24:32 PM
This is basically a vote to put people on the record so that SuperPACs can go balls out crazy on the candidates who voted against it.

'Bob Congressman wants gays to marry. Bob Congressman is a horrible person. Pete Teabagger shot two homos last year. Vote Pete Teabagger for Congress.'
 
2012-05-10 12:26:20 PM

EnviroDude: sarcasm. how does it work


Ah, so when you said it was bipartisan, you were being sarcastic. Makes more sense that way, thanks for clarifying.
 
2012-05-10 12:26:35 PM

EnviroDude: tallguywithglasseson: EnviroDude: How many democrats?

RTFA

sarcasm. how does it work


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2012-05-10 12:27:07 PM

cmunic8r99: kingoomieiii: EnviroDude: How many democrats? Enough to make it bipartisan in its passage.

/pooping on republicans again?

16. Give me that list and I'll list off 16 democrats I want to resign before the end of business today.

[dumbimages.net image 243x439]

Also, here's the list of Republicans that voted against their party. I'm actually surprised that Terry is on that list.

[dumbimages.net image 237x208]


Renee Elmers, btw, a Tea Party freshman from NC, said she was against the NC bill banning gay marriage/civil unions, but apparently supported this bill. They are two different things, but...barely.
 
2012-05-10 12:33:26 PM

tallguywithglasseson: EnviroDude: sarcasm. how does it work

Ah, so when you said it was bipartisan, you were being sarcastic. Makes more sense that way, thanks for clarifying.


Nay, nay. We have learned from the networks that when a republican crosses the aisle to vote with the democrats, it is "bi-partisan". Applying that same standard today ....
 
2012-05-10 12:35:37 PM

EnviroDude: Nay, nay. We have learned from the networks that when a republican crosses the aisle to vote with the democrats, it is "bi-partisan". Applying that same standard today ....


Ah, so Obamacare was bipartisan! Learned from the networks. You're on a (t)roll.
 
2012-05-10 12:36:55 PM

bdub77: cmunic8r99: kingoomieiii: EnviroDude: How many democrats? Enough to make it bipartisan in its passage.

/pooping on republicans again?

16. Give me that list and I'll list off 16 democrats I want to resign before the end of business today.

[dumbimages.net image 243x439]

Also, here's the list of Republicans that voted against their party. I'm actually surprised that Terry is on that list.

[dumbimages.net image 237x208]

Renee Elmers, btw, a Tea Party freshman from NC, said she was against the NC bill banning gay marriage/civil unions, but apparently supported this bill. They are two different things, but...barely.


I don't know enough amout DOMA, but i think they are very different. tthe problem with Amendment One is that it was much farther reaching than just gay marriage, and people didn't understand that.
 
2012-05-10 12:47:38 PM

Vodka Zombie: Wow. This thread never stood a chance.


Better yet, my entry at the top of the page now looks like a total WTF, since all the context has been baleeted. =P
 
2012-05-10 01:04:20 PM

cmunic8r99: Is Justice spending money to actively oppose DOMA? I thought they just weren't defending it, and I can't think of a reason not defending the act costs money.


This reminds me of those anti-Sharia laws in southern states attempting to put a stop to something that isn't actually happening.
 
2012-05-10 01:21:06 PM
Limbaugh had his predictable reaction to Obama's announcement, but with one unintentionally hilarious bit (bolded below):

"We've arrived at a point where the president of the United States is going to lead a war on traditional marriage. You wanna call that winning? Your side is winning when the president has to lead a war on traditional marriage? When you're losing in landslides and you haven't won a state?"

Limbaugh added that "zip, zero, nada" thought about gay marriage "until [liberals] decided [they] were unhappy and wanted to make everyone conform to the way [they] look at things, even if it meant bastardizing traditional words." Limbaugh stressed that "words used to mean something."

"People like me, who are minding their own business, all of a sudden have to stand up and defend these traditions and instutions from people like...the president, who's waging a war on traditional America."
 
2012-05-10 01:28:37 PM
The man who coined the term "feminazi" is concerned about bastardizing words?

/the oxy done ate his brain
 
2012-05-10 01:30:51 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Limbaugh stressed that "words used to mean something."


Like "'till death do us part"
 
2012-05-10 01:38:01 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The man who coined the term "feminazi" is concerned about bastardizing words?

/the oxy done ate his brain



Someone went back in time and coined the term "oxymoron" after him.
 
2012-05-10 01:38:49 PM

BunkoSquad: AdolfOliverPanties: Limbaugh stressed that "words used to mean something."

Like "'till death do us part"


Or "slut"
 
2012-05-10 01:41:00 PM
When Rush was getting married for the fourth time, he hired Elton John to play at his wedding.

If that isn't support for traditional marriage, I don't know what is.
 
2012-05-10 02:15:40 PM

EnviroDude: tallguywithglasseson: EnviroDude: How many democrats?

RTFA

sarcasm. how does it work


10/10. Highly difficult maneuver. Backpedaling with your foot in your mouth. Bravo! I assume you qualified for the Olympics.
 
2012-05-10 02:42:01 PM
A couple hours after Barack Obama made his announcement of support of gay marriage, House Republicans voted to keep on hating gays for no apparent reason because they're assholes.

So are the 16 Dems that voted for it. I'm ashamed 2 of them are from IL.
 
2012-05-10 02:43:21 PM

cmunic8r99: Also, here's the list of Republicans that voted against their party. I'm actually surprised that Terry is on that list.


I'm more surprised Jerry Lewis is a Republican congressman!
 
2012-05-10 02:43:36 PM
GOP are being played like puppets. This is what happens when you mindlessly toe the Fox News Party line. You become predictable and controllable by your opponents. There are only angry white bigots left in your party and a few token minorities that are paid to play nice with you.
 
2012-05-10 02:44:06 PM

Car_Ramrod: A couple hours after Barack Obama made his announcement of support of gay marriage, House Republicans voted to keep on hating gays for no apparent reason because they're assholes.

So are the 16 Dems that voted for it. I'm ashamed 2 of them are from IL.


I'm ashamed two of them are from PA, and I don't even live there anymore.
 
2012-05-10 02:46:09 PM

EnviroDude: How many democrats? Enough to make it bipartisan in its passage.

/pooping on republicans again?


16 Democrats? Pretty much the remnants of the Blue Dog conservadem caucus.
Sure. if it helps your fragile ego, you can call it bipartisan. Even though 164 Dems voted against it.

Whatever you need to do in order to cope.
 
2012-05-10 02:46:12 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
Laws, how do they work?
 
2012-05-10 02:47:57 PM

Car_Ramrod: A couple hours after Barack Obama made his announcement of support of gay marriage, House Republicans voted to keep on hating gays for no apparent reason because they're assholes.

So are the 16 Dems that voted for it. I'm ashamed 2 of them are from IL.


Me too. And worse that one is from the 3rd so I can't even say "Well it's just Illitucky." For shame.
 
2012-05-10 02:48:12 PM
Just for fun, here's an article from 1994:

A study of medieval rituals in same-sex unions raises a question: what were they solemnizing?

If these words, taken from a manuscript preserved in the Vatican and dating from the year 1147, were for a bride and bridegroom, no one would find them startling:

"Send down, most kind Lord, the grace of Thy Holy Spirit upon these Thy servants, whom Thou hast found worthy to be united not by nature but by faith and a holy spirit. Grant unto them Thy grace to love each other in joy without injury or hatred all the days of their lives."

That prayer, however, is part of a ritual joining two men in some kind of a solemn, personal, affectionate relationship, a ritual that, according to John Boswell, the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History at Yale, "functioned in the past as a 'gay marriage ceremony.' "

Amid the debate about whether Christianity should bless unions between homosexuals, Professor Boswell contends that it already has.

Scouring collections of medieval manuscripts from Paris to St. Petersburg and from the Vatican to the monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai, he has turned up more than 60 texts, dating from the 8th to the 16th centuries, of Christian ceremonies for what has been variously translated as "spiritual brotherhood," "adoptive brotherhood" or what Dr. Boswell believes to be a more neutral term, "same-sex union."
 
2012-05-10 02:48:45 PM

Bloody William: Car_Ramrod: A couple hours after Barack Obama made his announcement of support of gay marriage, House Republicans voted to keep on hating gays for no apparent reason because they're assholes.

So are the 16 Dems that voted for it. I'm ashamed 2 of them are from IL.

I'm ashamed two of them are from PA, and I don't even live there anymore.


Yeah I know.

Critz is in Murtha's old district and it's pretty conservative for PA standards (I should know, I have relatives in that district). Not sure about Holden's district near Harrisburg but I imagine it's the same deal.
 
2012-05-10 02:48:53 PM

cmunic8r99: kingoomieiii: EnviroDude: How many democrats? Enough to make it bipartisan in its passage.

/pooping on republicans again?

16. Give me that list and I'll list off 16 democrats I want to resign before the end of business today.

[dumbimages.net image 243x439]

Also, here's the list of Republicans that voted against their party. I'm actually surprised that Terry is on that list.

[dumbimages.net image 237x208]


Lee Terry voted against it?! Holy shiat. Did he have a stroke or something? I'm also disappointed to see Heath Shuler voted for it.
 
2012-05-10 02:49:05 PM
FTA: In a vote of 245 to 171, the members "voted to stop the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to actively oppose DOMA - the Clinton-era law defining marriage as between a man and a woman that the Obama administration stopped enforcing in February 2011."

It seems odd to me that doing nothing to enforce a law would be costly to taxpayers, or even more so than enforcing it, but seriously, if you know how the lack-of-enforcement of DOMA is raping our coffers, please, chime in.
 
2012-05-10 02:49:28 PM
Rick Santorum rushed into the war room, after a nuclear-powered Rick Perry disappeared in a flash of light with Obama's genetically altered man-eating Portugese water dog. Obama was unsurprised, and showed a distinct lack of concern.

"That's your plan? To gay marry everyone in the country?"

"Don't be ridiculous. This isn't like your Republican serials, and I'm not a cartoon villain."

The monitors behind Obama flicked on and filled the room with rainbows.

"I gay married 35 minutes ago."
 
2012-05-10 02:49:38 PM
Not for no apparent reason.

It's because hating on gays is the New Southern Strategy.
 
2012-05-10 02:50:16 PM

Bloody William: Car_Ramrod: A couple hours after Barack Obama made his announcement of support of gay marriage, House Republicans voted to keep on hating gays for no apparent reason because they're assholes.

So are the 16 Dems that voted for it. I'm ashamed 2 of them are from IL.

I'm ashamed two of them are from PA, and I don't even live there anymore.


Critz is a blue dog who took over when John Murtha died. He just beat blue dog Rep. Jason Altmire in a primary for a newly combined district.

Overall, Altmire wasn't a great of a Democrat either.
 
2012-05-10 02:50:29 PM

Mrtraveler01: Critz is in Murtha's old district and it's pretty conservative for PA standards (I should know, I have relatives in that district).


I can only hope that in the next election, Critz...

csi-miami.edogo.com

Takes massive damage.
 
2012-05-10 02:50:29 PM

EnviroDude: sarcasm. how does it work?


Not well as an excuse for being completely and utterly wrong. So maybe try a different angle to weakly excuse your idiotic and baseless commentaries.

Although, at this point noting that you were wrong and got caught posting stupid, indefensible horseshiat is sort of like being astonished at the fact that you'll get wet if you go outside in a rain shower.
 
2012-05-10 02:50:32 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: We've arrived at a point where the president of the United States is going to lead a war on traditional marriage. You wanna call that winning? Your side is winning when the president has to lead a war on traditional marriage?


His side. Your side. No wonder Team GOP is all or nothing.
 
2012-05-10 02:51:14 PM

Bloody William: Rick Santorum rushed into the war room, after a nuclear-powered Rick Perry disappeared in a flash of light with Obama's genetically altered man-eating Portugese water dog. Obama was unsurprised, and showed a distinct lack of concern.

"That's your plan? To gay marry everyone in the country?"

"Don't be ridiculous. This isn't like your Republican serials, and I'm not a cartoon villain."

The monitors behind Obama flicked on and filled the room with rainbows.

"I gay married 35 minutes ago."


:-) with blood on it. +1
 
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