If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Buzzfeed)   The sixty best anti-Defense of Marriage Act and anti-Proposition 8 protest signs seen in Washington today   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 110
    More: Spiffy  
•       •       •

16824 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Mar 2013 at 8:55 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



110 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-03-27 08:56:40 AM
YourThat Blog Sucks
 
2013-03-27 08:57:05 AM
Kewl. And, not a slideshow.
 
2013-03-27 09:01:53 AM

lenfromak: Kewl. And, not a slideshow.


horrible website coding though.
 
2013-03-27 09:02:54 AM
Oh wow, #13. That's some epic burn right there.

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-03-27 09:03:32 AM

MuonNeutrino: Oh wow, #13. That's some epic burn right there.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x420]


This. So this.
 
2013-03-27 09:05:50 AM
So if that one falls, can we put away monogamy next?
 
2013-03-27 09:06:51 AM
Why do we have any marriage?
Just nullify the whole lot and let's all get in a big naked pile and get nasty, the world's going to end soon.
 
2013-03-27 09:08:45 AM
Grumpy cat, YOLO, Dumbledore, "ain't nobody got time for that" - pop culture has spoken!

For an interesting analysis of the evangelical voting mindset, pick up this month's Harper's.
 
2013-03-27 09:09:21 AM
I see the pro-DOMA crowd went with pre-printed signs. Good idea--helps ensure you actually get a few of the words spelled right.
 
2013-03-27 09:09:26 AM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

I lol'ed.
 
2013-03-27 09:09:34 AM
Meh.  Some people have too much spare time.

My wife gets mad at me when I eat a donut and she's on a diet.
 
2013-03-27 09:11:01 AM
Huh.  One of my exes is on there.  Small world.
 
2013-03-27 09:11:06 AM

MuonNeutrino: Oh wow, #13. That's some epic burn right there.


#42 has a lot of credence as well.

Good for them. This should be over pretty quickly.
 
2013-03-27 09:17:37 AM
About a dozen good protest signs and 48 or so fillers.

/Buzzfeed sucks
 
2013-03-27 09:18:18 AM
If I had the energy to go down there, I would go with something like 'Gay marriage may not produce kids, but they raise an awful lot of yours!'
 
2013-03-27 09:19:05 AM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

I'm slightly towards the DOMA side (not completely, just slightly), but damn that's a good sign.

/Wove.....sweet wove...
 
2013-03-27 09:20:17 AM

MythDragon: I'm slightly towards the DOMA side (not completely, just slightly), but damn that's a good sign.

/Wove.....sweet wove...


How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

I think you're slightly stupid (not completely, just slightly)
 
2013-03-27 09:20:30 AM

MuonNeutrino: Oh wow, #13. That's some epic burn right there.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x420]


Actualy he was beaten, flayed, nailed to a cross, and jabbed in the ribs with a spear...
 
2013-03-27 09:21:37 AM

bulldg4life: MythDragon: I'm slightly towards the DOMA side (not completely, just slightly), but damn that's a good sign.

/Wove.....sweet wove...

How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

I think you're slightly stupid (not completely, just slightly)


That's what your mom said.

/If I was smarter, I'd have a better comeback.
 
2013-03-27 09:22:54 AM

MythDragon: I'm slightly towards the DOMA side (not completely, just slightly), but damn that's a good sign.

/Wove.....sweet wove...


Justify that position.  Explain to us how allowing anyone who wants to marry, to marry, will objectively make the country worse or negatively affect you in any tangible way.
 
2013-03-27 09:27:13 AM

bulldg4life: How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?


Maybe something like, "Well, it's OK if some of them normal-lookin' ones want to marry, or like two really hot lesbo chicks, but none of that fruity freaky crap. I don't wanna see no poofter in drag getting married to some dude dressed like a lumberjack or nothing like that. It's OK if they want to get married, but they shouldn't act all gay about it."?
 
2013-03-27 09:27:35 AM
Anyone have photos of the signs from the pro-DOMA crowd? Is it all just "The bible says..." stuff or more imaginative?
 
2013-03-27 09:28:05 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: bulldg4life: How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

Maybe something like, "Well, it's OK if some of them normal-lookin' ones want to marry, or like two really hot lesbo chicks, but none of that fruity freaky crap. I don't wanna see no poofter in drag getting married to some dude dressed like a lumberjack or nothing like that. It's OK if they want to get married, but they shouldn't act all gay about it."?


lol
 
2013-03-27 09:31:56 AM
I'm for equality, but, damn, some of those signs were awful.

A handful were OK, but, jeez, if you might be photographed with your sign for posterity's sake, take a little pride in penmanship or something. My kindergartener could make more presentable signs than some of those.
 
2013-03-27 09:32:15 AM
Hahahahahaha ... I've got one ...

The only incest laws in Ohio deal with the parent/child relationship over the age of consent (16).

Which means, in no parsed words, that IN OHIO, you can marry your sister, your brother, or your cousin and have that marriage be recognized in ALL 50 STATES.

Take that GAY MARRIAGE!

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-03-27 09:32:46 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-27 09:33:03 AM

ameeriklane: Anyone have photos of the signs from the pro-DOMA crowd? Is it all just "The bible says..." stuff or more imaginative?


Based on the few that snuck in to the pictures in TFA, they all seemed to revolve around kids needing a mommy and a daddy. I guess that's what the pro-DOMA crowd are going with. I guess if you can't conceive of any reason for marriage other than pumping out kids, that might make a certain kind of sense to you, as long as you don't think too hard about it. Still, I have to think there's some really badly spelled signs in there with crap about Jebus and Adam&Steve and "its aways ment 1 man+1 woman".
 
2013-03-27 09:34:56 AM
There's some decent one in there, the Princess Bride one got me actually laughing out loud
 
2013-03-27 09:37:23 AM

bulldg4life: How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?


Well, marriage has always been defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law" (Merriam Webster). I am not apposed to civil unions by any means. But it seems that 'marriage' is man and wife. I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

But that said, I think if you want to give another man a vigorous butt-rodgering, that's your own business. You want to live together with the same sex for the rest of your life, and share your health benifits? That's fine too. It just seems to me that an actual 'marriage' should be opposite sex. If a gay couple gets unionized, why do they need to be 'married?'

to sum it up, by being 'slightly' for the DOMA, I think it should pass, but if it does not, I will say "oh well" and go about my life. It's not important enough for me to protest at all.
 
2013-03-27 09:37:59 AM

MythDragon: bulldg4life: MythDragon: I'm slightly towards the DOMA side (not completely, just slightly), but damn that's a good sign.

/Wove.....sweet wove...

How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

I think you're slightly stupid (not completely, just slightly)

That's what your mom said.

/If I was smarter, I'd have a better comeback.


And you'd know it's "Wuv, Twue wuv"...
 
2013-03-27 09:38:14 AM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-03-27 09:38:23 AM
RIP Conservative Fark

/just sayin'
 
2013-03-27 09:38:32 AM

The Pope of Manwich Village: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 228x320]


Ha!

The one that actually got me wasn't the funniest or the cleverest, it was the one that said "Stop Being Mean."  Because if the younger generation sees this - correctly - as older people being mean for no good reason, then the battle is pretty much won.

/Canadian, or as we're known, the Sodom of the North.
 
2013-03-27 09:39:08 AM
I used to ask myself, "What would Jesus do?"

Then I realized that guy got crucified, maybe his decision making skills weren't the best.
 
2013-03-27 09:39:19 AM

MythDragon: Well, marriage has always been defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law" (Merriam Webster).


The true horror of gay marriage is at last revealed: We shall have to purchase new dictionaries.
 
2013-03-27 09:40:27 AM

MythDragon: I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?


Also, please introduce me to the horse or vacuum cleaner who can provide consent and enter into a legal contract.
 
2013-03-27 09:40:40 AM

MythDragon: If a gay couple gets unionized, why do they need to be 'married?'


If black people gets their own drinking fountains, why do they need to use the same ones as white people?

MythDragon: I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?


Tell me more about how horses and vacuum cleaners can voluntarily enter into legal contracts.
 
2013-03-27 09:43:02 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: MythDragon: Well, marriage has always been defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law" (Merriam Webster).

The true horror of gay marriage is at last revealed: We shall have to purchase new dictionaries.


Who the hell buys a dictionary these days?
 
2013-03-27 09:43:50 AM

andyofne: Who the hell buys a dictionary these days?


People who need to look up the definition of the word "marriage," apparently.

I don't get it either.
 
2013-03-27 09:44:03 AM
Geez, number 44 is too lazy to make a new sign.
 
2013-03-27 09:46:30 AM
oh hell yeah

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-03-27 09:47:58 AM

MythDragon: I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?


:/

I honestly thought you were better than this, and that makes me sad
 
2013-03-27 09:49:44 AM

MythDragon: bulldg4life: How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

Well, marriage has always been defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law" (Merriam Webster). I am not apposed to civil unions by any means. But it seems that 'marriage' is man and wife. I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

But that said, I think if you want to give another man a vigorous butt-rodgering, that's your own business. You want to live together with the same sex for the rest of your life, and share your health benifits? That's fine too. It just seems to me that an actual 'marriage' should be opposite sex. If a gay couple gets unionized, why do they need to be 'married?'

to sum it up, by being 'slightly' for the DOMA, I think it should pass, but if it does not, I will say "oh well" and go about my life. It's not important enough for me to protest at all.


Marriage has always been defined like that? I'm not sure you want to start off with that argument.

Also, your attempted "desperate but equal" thing with civil unions dismisses the entire point behind the legal benefits of marriage. Now, if you would like to amend your point to say that ALL marriage within our legal framework should be removed, then go for it. However, if there is a legal framework for marriage that grants certain benefits (tax implications, power of attorney, estate issues) then it should be extended to everyone.

I'm not going to respond to the reducto ad absurdum part of your post because only goddamn idiots continue to miss the "two consenting adults" issue.
 
2013-03-27 09:50:00 AM

MythDragon: to sum it up, by being 'slightly' for the DOMA, I think it should pass, but if it does not, I will say "oh well" and go about my life.


DOMA passed and was enacted 1996

/ Just for the record, I understood the point you were making
 
2013-03-27 09:50:05 AM
Meh.  At least half the signs were digitally enhanced.
 
2013-03-27 09:51:16 AM

Bobo_Spiewack: MythDragon: bulldg4life:

And you'd know it's "Wuv, Twue wuv"...



Yes dammit, I was thinking of the "What the world needs now is love" song for some reason.
 
2013-03-27 09:52:18 AM

Roest: So if that one falls, can we put away monogamy next?


Probably.  It's the next biggest social group that's being banned, has some hard-core proponents, and doesn't have a lot of popular vocal opposition outside kooky religious idiots.

Plus, there's a lot of analogous arguments to be made.  Arrangement common in nature, analogous sexual behavior (having multiple partners) isn't illegal, no known bad effects on offspring, helps relevant family units keep their affairs in order, hospital visitation rights, etc.

Additionally, this (the gay marriage issue) has been much more about breaking the stranglehold of religious institutions on government than about the actual, y'know, issue.  So the hard work for poly families has kind of already been done here, it's been established that the "this is really no one else's business but ours" principle wins over "but but but JESUS" principle for the first time in a millennium even on non-economic matters.

//What we morally _should_ address next is our literal disenfranchisement of certain groups, most notably ex-felons.  But there's still too much "think of the children" going around for that one.
 
2013-03-27 09:52:52 AM
Most of those deserve the Spiffy tag.

59 (go home homophobes you're all drunk), 9 (grumpy cat, or whatever), and 1 (nobody got time for that) deserve Asinine.

All the ones drawing analogies to the black civil rights movement are spot-on. I feel like this is going to be a more compelling argument to people than trying to pin them down with their own religion. As much as that feels like that should work, it never seems to.

I really got a kick out of 50 (If god hates gay people, why are they so cute), even if it was just silly trolling.  33 (this is not your church) was awesome too, in a more serious way.
 
2013-03-27 09:53:43 AM

jaytkay: oh hell yeah

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x533]

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x548]


I like that first one a lot
 
2013-03-27 09:54:13 AM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

She might not have bothered to make a new sign, but I still like it. It's nice to see old people who are still in love.
 
2013-03-27 09:55:09 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: MythDragon: I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

Also, please introduce me to the horse or vacuum cleaner who can provide consent and enter into a legal contract.


That there is the definition of a cogent argument.
 
2013-03-27 09:55:57 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: MythDragon: I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

Also, please introduce me to the horse or vacuum cleaner who can provide consent and enter into a legal contract.


Mr Ed?
 
2013-03-27 09:56:16 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: MythDragon: I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

Also, please introduce me to the horse or vacuum cleaner who can provide consent and enter into a legal contract.


www.icdc.com

Well the bagpipe didn't say no.

/I went Sheldon Allan Silverstein on yo ass
 
2013-03-27 10:00:30 AM

bulldg4life: MythDragon: I'm slightly towards the DOMA side (not completely, just slightly), but damn that's a good sign.

/Wove.....sweet wove...

How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

I think you're slightly stupid (not completely, just slightly)


That was beautiful.
 
2013-03-27 10:00:57 AM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Let's not be too hasty here.  You go get your marriage rights and all.  But when you get married.  You will want me there.  You will need me there.  When you file for gay divorce.
 
2013-03-27 10:01:29 AM

Tat'dGreaser: jaytkay: oh hell yeah

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x533]

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x548]

I like that first one a lot


Yeah, when I saw that I imagined the whole crowd with 'wrong side of history' signs. That would be beautiful.
 
2013-03-27 10:01:55 AM

I May Be Crazy But...: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x401]

She might not have bothered to make a new sign, but I still like it. It's nice to see old people who are still in love.


I like it because the subliminal text is "I can't believe we still have to put up with this shiat."
 
2013-03-27 10:07:32 AM

MythDragon: bulldg4life: How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

Well, marriage has always been defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law" (Merriam Webster). I am not apposed to civil unions by any means. But it seems that 'marriage' is man and wife. I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

But that said, I think if you want to give another man a vigorous butt-rodgering, that's your own business. You want to live together with the same sex for the rest of your life, and share your health benifits? That's fine too. It just seems to me that an actual 'marriage' should be opposite sex. If a gay couple gets unionized, why do they need to be 'married?'

to sum it up, by being 'slightly' for the DOMA, I think it should pass, but if it does not, I will say "oh well" and go about my life. It's not important enough for me to protest at all.


My goodness, well you were right. You aren't very bright are you?
 
2013-03-27 10:09:15 AM

jaytkay: Yeah, when I saw that I imagined the whole crowd with 'wrong side of history' signs. That would be beautiful.


I imagine that guy is old enough to have experienced it first hand
 
2013-03-27 10:09:58 AM

CapeFearCadaver: MythDragon: I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

:/

I honestly thought you were better than this, and that makes me sad


Well I guess I was strawmanning there. I don't actualy think gay marriage will lead to horse marriage. I suppose I am sorta old fashioned that way...but like I said, not overly. If DOMA is overturned, I'll accept it and move on with my life.

Sorta how I feel about abortion (not to start a threadwar here). Generaly I am against it, (except in cases of rape, or health issues both on the mom and baby's part) as I don't feel it should be a primary means of birth control ("damn I'm pregnant again, that's 3 times in 3 months, better hit the clinic again. If I get one more punch on my card, the next one's free!") But just because I don't like it, I'm not gonna say no one else should be allowed to do it.

I'm not agianst gay people. (Especially, as was pointed out above, two hot chicks) My best friend in Korea was gay. Hung out with him all the time (though I had to tell him I didn't want to hear his sexual encounter stories, as he was a bottom, and liked talking about how good the cock feels on the anal rim). Maybe it's just that I don't want to have to buy a new dictionary....I dunno.

Cheer up, things will get better. Don't let one person's slight lack of acceptance ruin your day. Life always find a way, you know. Maybe in an all male gay environment, some of the males will turn into females and start laying eggs or something.

/The male gays are more docile and controllable...
 
2013-03-27 10:12:38 AM

MythDragon: Cheer up, things will get better. Don't let one person's slight lack of acceptance ruin your day. Life always find a way, you know.


I'm a straight female. And I used to sorta have an internet crush on you because you made me laugh....
 
2013-03-27 10:14:57 AM
I am rather surpised though, by the distinct lack of rabid anti-gay marriage farkers posting. Maybe they fear being in the same thread as gay people?

Where are all the assholes and trolls that make Fark such a wonderful place?
 
2013-03-27 10:15:16 AM

A Shambling Mound: I used to ask myself, "What would Jesus do?"


While image of my opposition writing in unimaginable torment for all eternity is comforting, I'm not sure what that accomplishes.
 
2013-03-27 10:17:02 AM

CapeFearCadaver: MythDragon: Cheer up, things will get better. Don't let one person's slight lack of acceptance ruin your day. Life always find a way, you know.

I'm a straight female. And I used to sorta have an internet crush on you because you made me laugh....


Give me another chance? I can still learn tolerance. It's not too late.
:(
 
2013-03-27 10:23:16 AM

MythDragon: give another man a vigorous butt-rodgering


MythDragon: as he was a bottom, and liked talking about how good the cock feels on the anal rim


MythDragon: The male gays are more docile and controllable


For being so "old-fashioned", you sure speak pretty graphically about homosexual males. Are you sure you aren't a little curious yourself about this whole penis thing?
 
2013-03-27 10:29:10 AM

MythDragon: Where are all the assholes and trolls...?


Take a look in here...
www.cachebeauty.com
 
2013-03-27 10:30:02 AM
Actually, anyone who would marry a vacuum cleaner is someone you want out of the dating pool anyway, so I don't see a downside there.
 
2013-03-27 10:33:23 AM

MythDragon: I am rather surpised though, by the distinct lack of rabid anti-gay marriage farkers posting. Maybe they fear being in the same thread as gay people?

Where are all the assholes and trolls that make Fark such a wonderful place?


I thought you knew this already, you can catch the gay. Like the flue season this year, the gay one was pretty bad. Everyone is home sick with the gay this week.
 
2013-03-27 10:33:37 AM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Win.
 
2013-03-27 10:35:49 AM

CapeFearCadaver: I'm a straight female.


On the internet? That's UN-POSSIBLE!
 
2013-03-27 10:38:43 AM

birchman: MythDragon: give another man a vigorous butt-rodgering

MythDragon: as he was a bottom, and liked talking about how good the cock feels on the anal rim

MythDragon: The male gays are more docile and controllable

For being so "old-fashioned", you sure speak pretty graphically about homosexual males.


The last was a reference to Jurrasic Park in what I imagine was either a poor attempt at humor, or not well defined enough for you to make the connection. In either case I am sorry.

Are you sure you aren't a little curious yourself about this whole penis thing?

Fairly certian. Though if I *had* to have a go at the 'whole penis thing' I already have someone picked out. Gavin Rossdale. He's a good looking guy and all, but mostly just in case Gwen Stefani was watching and decided to join in. I would totally do Gavin if it ment I could do Gwen.
 
2013-03-27 11:15:37 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: MythDragon: I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

Also, please introduce me to the horse or vacuum cleaner who can provide consent and enter into a legal contract.


Do you, Mr. Ed, take George to be your lawfully wedded partner?  Clop once for yes, twice for no.
 
2013-03-27 11:27:47 AM
lols
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-03-27 11:40:51 AM
If you can stop a contract between two adults based on the sexual chromosome of the people wishing to enter into a contract, something that is not permitted by federal law in every other circumstance, it's not a slippery slope argument to ask:

Why can't California make it illegal for a white man to give a black man a haircut?
What stops California from deciding that people known to carry recessive traits for heart disease are forbidden from marrying?
What stops California from deciding that marriage is between an man and woman, of IQ tested to be no less than 120 each?
Why can't California to do something about their smog by saying ethnic Europeans can drive on Mondays and Thursday, ethnic Africans can drive on Tuesdays and Friday, and ethnic Asians can drive Wednesdays?
Why can't California give a comprehensive genetic screening, and prosecute for child abuse if you ignore the statistics and have a child with a birth defect anyway?
 
2013-03-27 11:50:08 AM
When this is all said and done, can we move on to the real important things. Will all the young kids out there with signs, can they take the same fervor and momentum to teach kids something that is pure and right and should be taught from day one? Respect for public restrooms! Why the hell does going into a bathroom you don't have to clean, give you the right to piss on the walls and shiat on the seat? Seriously. Leave the room better than you found it. If we could all follow this logic, we can all peacefully drop a deuce any where we needed!
 
2013-03-27 11:55:51 AM

bulldg4life: MythDragon: I'm slightly towards the DOMA side (not completely, just slightly), but damn that's a good sign.

/Wove.....sweet wove...

How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

I think you're slightly stupid (not completely, just slightly)


I hate that band.
 
2013-03-27 12:12:22 PM
It suddenly got awful dusty in here when I saw #5:
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-03-27 12:39:35 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

He just needs to work on his troll face a bit more.
 
2013-03-27 12:57:48 PM
This made me laugh.

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-03-27 01:29:24 PM

MythDragon: MuonNeutrino: Oh wow, #13. That's some epic burn right there.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x420]

Actualy he was beaten, flayed, nailed to a cross, and jabbed in the ribs with a spear...


i.imgur.com

...he got better
 
2013-03-27 01:51:56 PM
I like #46.  I've always had a problem regarding religious fundamentalists who pick and choose which Bible verses they want to follow.
 
2013-03-27 02:07:13 PM

Dinjiin: I like #46.  I've always had a problem regarding religious fundamentalists who pick and choose which Bible verses they want to follow.


I like that one too, but the "wrong side of history" signs are the strongest, truest in my view.  Especially #5 "Not long ago our marriage was illegal".

/mixed marriage
 
2013-03-27 02:22:37 PM

tillerman35: It suddenly got awful dusty in here when I saw #5:
[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x460]


That should be number 1
 
2013-03-27 02:42:49 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: I lol'ed.


My favourite too.
 
2013-03-27 02:47:45 PM
MythDragon: ...

Well I guess I was strawmanning there. I don't actualy think gay marriage will lead to horse marriage. I suppose I am sorta old fashioned that way...but like I said, not overly. If DOMA is overturned, I'll accept it and move on with my life.

Sorta how I feel about abortion (not to start a threadwar here). Generaly I am against it, (except in cases of rape, or health issues both on the mom and baby's part) as I don't feel it should be a primary means of birth control ("damn I'm pregnant again, that's 3 times in 3 months, better hit the clinic again. If I get one more punch on my card, the next one's free!") But just because I don't like it, I'm not gonna say no one else should be allowed to do it.

I'm not agianst gay people. (Especially, as was pointed out above, two hot chicks) My best friend in Korea was gay. Hung out with him all the time (though I had to tell him I didn't want to hear his sexual encounter stories, as he was a bottom, and liked talking about how good the cock feels on the anal rim). Maybe it's just that I don't want to have to buy a new dictionary....I dunno.

Cheer up, things will get better. Don't let one person's slight lack of acceptance ruin your day. Life always find a way, you know. Maybe in an all male gay environment, some of the males will turn into females and start laying eggs or something.

/The male gays are more docile and controllable...


This post is like the 'missing link'.  You can do it little amoeba, keep pushing and soon you have legs and be eating McDonalds.
 
2013-03-27 02:55:13 PM

RatOmeter: I like that one too, but the "wrong side of history" signs are the strongest, truest in my view. Especially #5 "Not long ago our marriage was illegal".

/mixed marriage


Yup.

images49.fotki.com

/2nd time I get to use this image this week
 
2013-03-27 03:18:41 PM
I didn't know by posting my thoughts on this matter that I would be viciously gang-raped (as Mike Tyson put its,) "until I like it". You guys know what? Screw it. As I cannot reasonably justify my position on this matter, I have decided to chance my stance on this subject. You all now have my explicit blessing to marry, as well as my support to repeal DOMA.

I know, I know, what are the chances right? After all, not one anti-gun activist has been swayed by my logical and reasonable points about the safety of a gun in the hands of a well trained user. No one. Not even close. So why would anyone with an opinion be swayed by opposing opinion on some random internet post? Well for several reasons. As mentioned early, I didn't think my views were particularly excessive, but I guess we're on a Bell curve here. With a distinct lack of trolls and militant right wingers in this thread, my slightly to the Conservative side views place me 100% to the right side of this left side thread. Pehaps had the standard mix of trolls shown up, my antics would have been lost in the enusing chaos, and not become an issue. But as it where, they did, which garnered quite the bit of thought provoking discussion.

Secondly, the following sweaty dogpile on yours truely, has made it clear to me, that while I may hold a certian ideal, I've no practical reason for such ideal other than 'because'. Third, since it really doesn't matter that much to me, and means so much to you guys, it would serve more good to pledge my support. So from now on you can consider me a member of "Team Pink". Just an honorary member, mind you. I'm not batting for the other team now, but I will root for you from the sidelines.
 
2013-03-27 03:24:37 PM
MythDragon:

Ok, you may have my slight internet crush back, but you're on probation.
 
2013-03-27 03:26:08 PM

MythDragon: bulldg4life: How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

Well, marriage has always been defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law" (Merriam Webster). I am not apposed to civil unions by any means. But it seems that 'marriage' is man and wife. I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

But that said, I think if you want to give another man a vigorous butt-rodgering, that's your own business. You want to live together with the same sex for the rest of your life, and share your health benifits? That's fine too. It just seems to me that an actual 'marriage' should be opposite sex. If a gay couple gets unionized, why do they need to be 'married?'

to sum it up, by being 'slightly' for the DOMA, I think it should pass, but if it does not, I will say "oh well" and go about my life. It's not important enough for me to protest at all.


Who gives a fark what Merriam Webster says? Dictionaries reflect usage and we are talking about changing the definition here. What's hard to understand about that?
 
2013-03-27 03:37:30 PM

ukexpat: Who gives a fark what Merriam Webster says? Dictionaries reflect usage and we are talking about changing the definition here. What's hard to understand about that?


I didn't want to buy a new dictionary. Have you priced those things? They're like 20 bucks.
:/

But it's all cool now, I'm on probation.
 
2013-03-27 04:08:55 PM

MythDragon: I am not apposed to civil unions by any means. But it seems that 'marriage' is man and wife. I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?


If you look at marriage as simply a long-term cohabitation and asset sharing contract between two people (which is what the courts, and therefore the government, see it as), then you need to think about who can enter into such contracts - generally, consenting adults of sound mind.  You cannot enter into a contract with a horse or vacuum cleaner.  You generally cannot enter into a contract directly with a child.  So the argument that gay marriage will lead to people marrying anything around the house simply ignores basic contract law.

But many people look at marriage as more than just a contract.  They see it as a spiritual institution.  The problem is that the government doesn't really share that view.  Perhaps what we really need to do is separate the idea of a religious wedding from a civil union.  If your church is fine with you marrying a non-traditional spouse, so be it.  If the local Baptist church doesn't want to participate in a gay marriage ceremony, I'm sure the United Methodists or the Unitarian ministers down the street would be happy to step in.  The churches can fight it out via their membership and leave the government out of it.

MythDragon: So why would anyone with an opinion be swayed by opposing opinion on some random internet post?


There are a LOT of people who lurk on these forums who get exposed to opposing views.  Over time, some people do slowly change their opinions based, in part, on what they read in places like this.
 
2013-03-27 04:24:14 PM

MythDragon: So from now on you can consider me a member of "Team Pink". Just an honorary member, mind you. I'm not batting for the other team now, but I will root for you from the sidelines.


I grew up with the understanding that gay was bad and unnatural.  To me the thought of two guys getting it on is still kind of icky, but over the years I slowly came to understand that:

(a) being gay really isn't a choice and is as natural as anything else Nature has come up with, and She's produced some mind boggling stuff
(b) what other consenting adults do with each other in private really isn't my business
(c) gay people really can and do love people of their same sex
(d) realizing all of the above, I have no valid basis on which to deny them the same rights, joy and burden that my wife and I have by being pronounced married in the eyes of the law
 
2013-03-27 04:40:29 PM

MythDragon: MuonNeutrino: Oh wow, #13. That's some epic burn right there.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x420]

Actualy he was beaten, flayed, nailed to a cross, and jabbed in the ribs with a spear...


He got better.
 
2013-03-27 04:43:42 PM

MythDragon: I didn't know by posting my thoughts on this matter that I would be viciously gang-raped (as Mike Tyson put its,) "until I like it". You guys know what? Screw it. As I cannot reasonably justify my position on this matter, I have decided to chance my stance on this subject. You all now have my explicit blessing to marry, as well as my support to repeal DOMA.

I know, I know, what are the chances right? After all, not one anti-gun activist has been swayed by my logical and reasonable points about the safety of a gun in the hands of a well trained user. No one. Not even close. So why would anyone with an opinion be swayed by opposing opinion on some random internet post? Well for several reasons. As mentioned early, I didn't think my views were particularly excessive, but I guess we're on a Bell curve here. With a distinct lack of trolls and militant right wingers in this thread, my slightly to the Conservative side views place me 100% to the right side of this left side thread. Pehaps had the standard mix of trolls shown up, my antics would have been lost in the enusing chaos, and not become an issue. But as it where, they did, which garnered quite the bit of thought provoking discussion.

Secondly, the following sweaty dogpile on yours truely, has made it clear to me, that while I may hold a certian ideal, I've no practical reason for such ideal other than 'because'. Third, since it really doesn't matter that much to me, and means so much to you guys, it would serve more good to pledge my support. So from now on you can consider me a member of "Team Pink". Just an honorary member, mind you. I'm not batting for the other team now, but I will root for you from the sidelines.


img.photobucket.com

SPLITTER!!!
 
2013-03-27 04:45:40 PM

A Shambling Mound: I used to ask myself, "What would Jesus do?"

Then I realized that guy got crucified, maybe his decision making skills weren't the best.


www.explosm.net
 
2013-03-27 04:47:51 PM
I've always supported gay marriage, but recently I've been leaning towards a complete separation of "marriage" and "domestic partnership." For everyone, gay or straight. The state would have no say in who marries - that would be completely up to whichever religious institution performs the ceremony. Likewise, marriage would cease to be a legal contract. That would instead be a Domestic Partnership Contract, issued by the state, and between consenting adults, gender being irrelevant. You could choose to be married but not Domestic Partners (and would not be treated legally as a domestic unit) or Domestic Partners but not married (if you don't care about such things) or both. Or neither. Whatever. But this would remove religion from the argument. Which is a good thing because in a society which claims the tenet "freedom of religion," religion has no place in civil law.

Now if the next step is marriage between three or more, same deal. As long as everyone is an adult able to enter a contract. The law has some work to do to catch up on that one in order to iron out the messy contract details, but we'll get there.

There. I solved the whole thing. You're all welcome.
 
2013-03-27 04:56:31 PM

namegoeshere: I've always supported gay marriage, but recently I've been leaning towards a complete separation of "marriage" and "domestic partnership." For everyone, gay or straight. The state would have no say in who marries - that would be completely up to whichever religious institution performs the ceremony. Likewise, marriage would cease to be a legal contract. That would instead be a Domestic Partnership Contract, issued by the state, and between consenting adults, gender being irrelevant. You could choose to be married but not Domestic Partners (and would not be treated legally as a domestic unit) or Domestic Partners but not married (if you don't care about such things) or both. Or neither. Whatever. But this would remove religion from the argument. Which is a good thing because in a society which claims the tenet "freedom of religion," religion has no place in civil law.

Now if the next step is marriage between three or more, same deal. As long as everyone is an adult able to enter a contract. The law has some work to do to catch up on that one in order to iron out the messy contract details, but we'll get there.

There. I solved the whole thing. You're all welcome.


Flip the two.  Civil marriage predates religious marriage ...
 
2013-03-27 05:23:07 PM

seadoo2006: namegoeshere: I've always supported gay marriage, but recently I've been leaning towards a complete separation of "marriage" and "domestic partnership." For everyone, gay or straight. The state would have no say in who marries - that would be completely up to whichever religious institution performs the ceremony. Likewise, marriage would cease to be a legal contract. That would instead be a Domestic Partnership Contract, issued by the state, and between consenting adults, gender being irrelevant. You could choose to be married but not Domestic Partners (and would not be treated legally as a domestic unit) or Domestic Partners but not married (if you don't care about such things) or both. Or neither. Whatever. But this would remove religion from the argument. Which is a good thing because in a society which claims the tenet "freedom of religion," religion has no place in civil law.

Now if the next step is marriage between three or more, same deal. As long as everyone is an adult able to enter a contract. The law has some work to do to catch up on that one in order to iron out the messy contract details, but we'll get there.

There. I solved the whole thing. You're all welcome.

Flip the two.  Civil marriage predates religious marriage ...


I'm not really attached to the terms, so whatevs.
 
2013-03-27 05:28:00 PM

MuonNeutrino: Oh wow, #13. That's some epic burn right there.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x420]


It was several notches above the others, yeah.

Also, they were all far better than anything I've ever seen in those "funny signs teabaggers hold" posts, even though some were too wordy to be read from a distance. Could be a result of cherry-picking, of course.
 
2013-03-27 05:35:02 PM

namegoeshere: There. I solved the whole thing. You're all welcome.


Look 5 posts above yours.
 
2013-03-27 05:52:57 PM

Dinjiin: namegoeshere: There. I solved the whole thing. You're all welcome.

Look 5 posts above yours.


Yeah, something something rtft....
 
2013-03-27 07:43:13 PM

MythDragon: bulldg4life: How is someone slightly towards banning marriage equality?

Well, marriage has always been defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law" (Merriam Webster). I am not apposed to civil unions by any means. But it seems that 'marriage' is man and wife. I guess it brings up the argument that if you can marry whatever you want, why not a horse or vacuum cleaner?

But that said, I think if you want to give another man a vigorous butt-rodgering, that's your own business. You want to live together with the same sex for the rest of your life, and share your health benifits? That's fine too. It just seems to me that an actual 'marriage' should be opposite sex. If a gay couple gets unionized, why do they need to be 'married?'

to sum it up, by being 'slightly' for the DOMA, I think it should pass, but if it does not, I will say "oh well" and go about my life. It's not important enough for me to protest at all.


Really? Merriam-Webster has been around since "always"?
 
2013-03-27 07:48:35 PM
I think it is great when adults pull kids, who are still trying to learn the multiplication tables and how to spell California, into a moral/political battle. The child is protesting and knows less about the rights/procedures/whatever of the topic than 95% of the adults. It isn't just the gay thing it is any other protest too. But having a 11 year old protest, either for or against, gay rights is stupid. They have no concept of the whole picture, they are only mirroring mom and dad or mom and mom or dad and dad.
 
2013-03-27 07:59:48 PM

RatOmeter: Dinjiin: I like #46.  I've always had a problem regarding religious fundamentalists who pick and choose which Bible verses they want to follow.

I like that one too, but the "wrong side of history" signs are the strongest, truest in my view.  Especially #5 "Not long ago our marriage was illegal".

/mixed marriage


Clarence Thomas has a mixed race marriage. I'm looking forward to his opinion.
 
2013-03-27 08:57:34 PM
MythDragon: I thought you knew this already, you can catch the gay. Like the flue season this year, the gay one was pretty bad. Everyone is home sick with the gay this week.

Most people aren't born gay.  They just get sucked into it.
 
2013-03-27 09:12:44 PM
Thanks old, ugly lesbian for your opinion.

I still don't give a fark.

I don't care if the gov't gives them a freakin diploma if it'll shut them the fark up.
 
2013-03-27 11:04:02 PM
That link's not biased. Not a bit. Here's 59 pictures promoting our agenda, and one vaguely against us so we can say that we're being fair. Seriously guys, at this rate, Fark lite is going to seem overpriced.
 
2013-03-27 11:41:13 PM
Nice to have a passion for a cause.

2nd Amendment, for example.
 
2013-03-28 03:50:58 AM
Mr Guy
and ethnic Asians can drive Wednesdays?

Don't drive on Wednesdays!
 
2013-03-28 08:09:01 AM

SirHolo: MythDragon: I thought you knew this already, you can catch the gay. Like the flue season this year, the gay one was pretty bad. Everyone is home sick with the gay this week.

Most people aren't born gay.  They just get sucked into it.



archshrk.com

One eyed Willy sees what you did there....
 
Displayed 110 of 110 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report