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2012-05-23 11:40:58 AM
That's gay.
 
2012-05-23 11:41:40 AM
Good.
 
2012-05-23 11:42:29 AM
I hate when "bullies" advocate for more human rights. What a prick.
 
2012-05-23 11:42:39 AM
Um, yeah, ok. Now if they'd compared results from just before Obama's announcement to now, maybe that would make sense. But when they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.
 
2012-05-23 11:42:55 AM
Fabulous indeed. Fabulous in that Obama is losing ground fast in a half a dozen battleground states since his little gay marriage sideshow.

Keep it up Barry!
 
2012-05-23 11:42:56 AM
Next up: marrying dogs.
 
2012-05-23 11:43:29 AM
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2012-05-23 11:43:40 AM
The day I heard President Obama announce his support for same-sex marriage, I went out and had unprotected sex with ten homosexual men, six heterosexual men, two kindergarten kids, my pet dog, the maple tree growing in my backyard, and the corpses of my dead brother and father.
 
2012-05-23 11:43:57 AM

coeyagi: I hate when "bullies" advocate for more human rights. What a prick.


Jerk. If you don't let me treat you like equals, I'm totally going to send you card to cheer you up and remind you that you're pretty awesome.
 
2012-05-23 11:44:01 AM
The righties who've been b*tching that "the majority" doesn't want SSM will doubtless support it now, I'm thinking.
 
2012-05-23 11:44:02 AM
You're getting your cause and effect all turned around.
 
2012-05-23 11:44:05 AM
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.
 
2012-05-23 11:44:14 AM

Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.


^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.
 
2012-05-23 11:44:16 AM
Eh, probably more "that ship has sailed" than an actual change in personal convictions, but I guess it works.

//When the president, an avowed Christian from a moderately conservative tradition and a nearly insultingly whitebread middle-class background says he's not going to oppose gay marriage, give it up, man, because society doesn't have your back on this one.
 
2012-05-23 11:44:32 AM
Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews of 1,004 adults conducted Thursday through Sunday. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

The only interviewed 1,004 people?
 
2012-05-23 11:44:45 AM
That's great and all... but in the end it only matters if that opposition falls among VOTERS. If the people that don't vote are right on every issue it means nothing, because the fundamentalist wingnuts and old folks DO actually show up to vote, which means they run the country with their hateful, misguided views.

If you don't vote then you are really choosing to vote for everything you hate. Because someone who you don't want running the country IS going to vote.
 
2012-05-23 11:45:03 AM

Bhruic: Um, yeah, ok. Now if they'd compared results from just before Obama's announcement to now, maybe that would make sense. But when they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.


Even Fox News softened up on the gay bashing after this.
 
2012-05-23 11:45:26 AM

lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.


What the hell is he supposed to do? Use a power Congress doesn't have to define what couples each state must issue marriage licenses to?
 
2012-05-23 11:45:27 AM

The_Sheriff_Is_A_Niiii: Fabulous indeed. Fabulous in that Obama is losing ground fast in a half a dozen battleground states since his little gay marriage sideshow.

Keep it up Barry!


It must be nice being a bigot. Bet that plays really nice down in them southern states.
 
2012-05-23 11:45:41 AM

Jim_Callahan:
//When the president, an avowed Christian from a moderately conservative tradition and a nearly insultingly whitebread middle-class background says he's not going to oppose gay marriage, give it up, man, because society doesn't have your back on this one.


And what color shall I favorite you in?
 
2012-05-23 11:45:50 AM
This is good but please keep in mind what people say in a poll when they're concerned over what people might think.. and what they will do in a ballot box...

Can be very different things.

Incidently this is the correct way to do things, not screaming about 'red necks' or howling at the nearest sympathetic judge.
 
2012-05-23 11:46:03 AM
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2012-05-23 11:46:08 AM
Monday morning quarterbacking, but Obama's endorsement will be one of the most memorable if not THE most memorable event in his presidency. Shoot, even if Rush Limbaugh were president, his best move is to endorse gay marriage.
/In case anyone was wondering, gay people aren't going away anytime soon, no matter how hard you pray. Just endorse gay marriage and move on rather than allowing politicians to use it as a distraction or an election platform.
 
2012-05-23 11:46:49 AM
As more Old People die that number increases. As more people from the south are killed by hurricanes and typhoons, ironically according to Pat Robertson because of their support of gay marriage, the more powerful it will become.

i.huffpost.com
 
2012-05-23 11:47:17 AM

lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.


I fully support the right of gay people to marry and I was utterly disgusted by NC's vote, but marriage is not a topic covered by the Constitution. Ergo, it reverts to the states to regulate it. That is the way it works. All he could do is say that, personally, he supports it.
 
2012-05-23 11:47:18 AM

The_Sheriff_Is_A_Niiii: Fabulous indeed. Fabulous in that Obama is losing ground fast in a half a dozen battleground states since his little gay marriage sideshow.

Keep it up Barry!



It's a wash, actually.

And yes, he should keep it up, because it's the right thing to do. Opposition to it is ignorant bullshiat that we should be ashamed of.
 
2012-05-23 11:48:29 AM

wotthefark: As more Old People die that number increases. As more people from the south are killed by hurricanes and typhoons, ironically according to Pat Robertson because of their support of gay marriage, the more powerful it will become.

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Not only that, but generational cohorts are actually seeing their support increase year-over-year. Kids are shaming their parents into being decent human beings for a change.
 
2012-05-23 11:48:43 AM
And the opposite happened for the entire decade after 9/11. All of the nutjobs and shotgun shack loons stopped feeling like the farking morons they are and started joining political groups because the president at the time was a drug addled adult child who validated these sick bastards.

National sentiment indirectly steers the entire country, that's why America isn't even close to digging themselves out of their recent flirtation with promoting failure to the top seat.
 
2012-05-23 11:48:52 AM

Serious Black: The day I heard President Obama announce his support for same-sex marriage, I went out and had unprotected sex with ten homosexual men, six heterosexual men, two kindergarten kids, my pet dog, the maple tree growing in my backyard, and the corpses of my dead brother and father.


Well, OK then. As long as you didn't marry any of them. That would be sick.
 
2012-05-23 11:49:11 AM
it still amazes me how we can let people's religious views be a reason to deny how others can live.
 
2012-05-23 11:49:47 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Monday morning quarterbacking, but Obama's endorsement will be one of the most memorable if not THE most memorable event in his presidency. Shoot, even if Rush Limbaugh were president, his best move is to endorse gay marriage.
/In case anyone was wondering, gay people aren't going away anytime soon, no matter how hard you pray. Just endorse gay marriage and move on rather than allowing politicians to use it as a distraction or an election platform.


You really think that many people give a damn. Yes, the bigots shouldn't be so bigoted... that being said, quit taking yourself so damned seriously...

Gay, straight, black, white... who gives a shiat. I doesn't matter what happens in anyone's home and bedroom, but if you display it for all to see, don't be surprised if some don't approve.
Basically, Everyone needs to quit being such attention whores....
 
2012-05-23 11:49:48 AM
I have mixed feelings about this. One one hand, yay for equality, but on the other hand, seems like a bunch of people need their morals dictated.
 
2012-05-23 11:50:09 AM

KiplingKat872: lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.

I fully support the right of gay people to marry and I was utterly disgusted by NC's vote, but marriage is not a topic covered by the Constitution. Ergo, it reverts to the states to regulate it. That is the way it works. All he could do is say that, personally, he supports it.


States should have the right to regulate many things. Civil rights are not among these things.
 
2012-05-23 11:50:14 AM

Wellon Dowd: Next up: marrying dogs.


It's Rover and Princess, not Rover and Fido, buddy.
 
2012-05-23 11:50:20 AM

Serious Black: lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.

What the hell is he supposed to do? Use a power Congress doesn't have to define what couples each state must issue marriage licenses to?


Do you support states banning gay marriage?
 
2012-05-23 11:50:30 AM

LoneWolf343: I have mixed feelings about this. One one hand, yay for equality, but on the other hand, seems like a bunch of people need their morals dictated.


Newt?
 
2012-05-23 11:50:36 AM

RichieLaw: The_Sheriff_Is_A_Niiii: Fabulous indeed. Fabulous in that Obama is losing ground fast in a half a dozen battleground states since his little gay marriage sideshow.

Keep it up Barry!

It must be nice being a bigot. Bet that plays really nice down in them southern states.


Last time I checked Wisconsin is not a southern state......nor is Michigan. Both of which have moved into the tossup column from being likely or safe Obama according to RCP.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections _ electoral_college_map.html
 
2012-05-23 11:50:39 AM

Ned Stark: You're getting your cause and effect all turned around.


I think you're right.
 
2012-05-23 11:50:57 AM

LoneWolf343: I have mixed feelings about this. One one hand, yay for equality, but on the other hand, seems like a bunch of people need their morals dictated.


THIS
 
2012-05-23 11:51:07 AM

KiplingKat872: lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.

I fully support the right of gay people to marry and I was utterly disgusted by NC's vote, but marriage is not a topic covered by the Constitution. Ergo, it reverts to the states to regulate it. That is the way it works. All he could do is say that, personally, he supports it.


Unless you think that the Feds want to deal with the absolute headache of removing federal benefits for hetero marriages, they're going to need to make all marriages federal or it's not actually equal rights.

I'm all for marriage being state-level and there being a federal civil union for any marriage, but I don't quite think Congress and the IRS are eager to open that can of worms.
 
2012-05-23 11:51:11 AM

lennavan: Serious Black: lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.

What the hell is he supposed to do? Use a power Congress doesn't have to define what couples each state must issue marriage licenses to?

Do you support states banning gay marriage?


Loaded question. Do better than an obvious argumentative fallacy.
 
2012-05-23 11:51:17 AM

wotthefark: As more Old People die that number increases. As more people from the south are killed by hurricanes and typhoons, ironically according to Pat Robertson because of their support of gay marriage, the more powerful it will become.

[i.huffpost.com image 532x517]


That's God's way of saying "use some god damn birth control so I don't have to get my hands dirty, you cretins". They don't listen.
 
2012-05-23 11:51:54 AM

KiplingKat872: lennavan: Serious Black: lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.

What the hell is he supposed to do? Use a power Congress doesn't have to define what couples each state must issue marriage licenses to?

Do you support states banning gay marriage?

Loaded question. Do better than an obvious argumentative fallacy.


I do not support states banning gay marriage. That wasn't loaded at all. By all means dodge it though I guess.
 
2012-05-23 11:52:04 AM

kattana: it still amazes me how we can let people's religious views be a reason to deny how others can live.


It amazes me that contemporary states support Apartheid-like actions. Any government action that serves to deny a group of law-abiding tax-payers equitable access to government-regulated services is exactly that.
 
2012-05-23 11:52:48 AM
And as usual, New England is leading the way forward.

Though I am trying to figure out Alaska's position on that graph. All of it's dots are to the left of the three states below it, but it's average is higher than those three? Is their population substantially younger?
 
2012-05-23 11:53:58 AM

KiplingKat872: lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.

I fully support the right of gay people to marry and I was utterly disgusted by NC's vote, but marriage is not a topic covered by the Constitution. Ergo, it reverts to the states to regulate it. That is the way it works. All he could do is say that, personally, he supports it.


Yes, but, the states are still subject to the requirements of the Equal Protection clause. So, while it reverts to the states to regulate, and DoMA's third clause is blatantly unconstitutional under Article 1 and the 10th Amendment, states do not have an absolute right to ban gay marriage, any more than they could ban interracial marriage.
 
2012-05-23 11:54:12 AM

Serious Black: The day I heard President Obama announce his support for same-sex marriage, I went out and had unprotected sex with ten homosexual men, six heterosexual men, two kindergarten kids, my pet dog, the maple tree growing in my backyard, and the corpses of my dead brother and father.


Lightweight.

I raped a pre-school. Not a few randomly selected students from the pre-school. I raped the whole pre-school.
 
2012-05-23 11:54:22 AM

wotthefark: As more Old People die that number increases. As more people from the south are killed by hurricanes and typhoons, ironically according to Pat Robertson because of their support of gay marriage, the more powerful it will become.

[i.huffpost.com image 532x517]


Apparently the kids in Alaska are tired of being farked on fishing boats.
 
2012-05-23 11:54:31 AM

KiplingKat872: lennavan: Bhruic: they are comparing it to 6 years ago, maybe there are more significant factors than the fact that Obama supported it 2 weeks back.

^^^ This.

Also, Obama supported gay marriage and a state's right to still ban it. What a hero.

I fully support the right of gay people to marry and I was utterly disgusted by NC's vote, but marriage is not a topic covered by the Constitution. Ergo, it reverts to the states to regulate it. That is the way it works. All he could do is say that, personally, he supports it.


Full faith and credit is. If one state recognizes same sex marriage, the rest kind of have to recognize that marriage even if they don't allow performing it.
 
2012-05-23 11:55:51 AM
Except here in NC, where the far-right conservative preachers have been lighting up their congregations on gay rights recently. Last weekend one said all gays should be fenced together, another one wants parents to beat the gay out of their children, and another one has said he wants them all killed off.

/yeah, anti-gay speech is down
//down here in NC
 
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