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(CNN) NewsFlash Percentage of things coming out of Texas that are steers drops sharply   (cnn.com) divider line 113
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2014-02-26 03:47:10 PM
27 votes:

rockforever: Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...


He's gonna blow something.

www.pensitoreview.com
2014-02-26 03:45:23 PM
10 votes:
In related news, the court upheld a law that made it illegal to fark a person in the ass and not even have the common decency to give him a reach-around.
2014-02-26 04:14:02 PM
8 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-02-26 04:09:10 PM
7 votes:

sno man: This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?
[img.fark.net image 599x388]


0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
2014-02-26 03:48:12 PM
7 votes:

Sharksfan: Judge Orlando Garcia, based in San Antonio, stayed enforcement of his decision pending appeal, meaning homosexual couples in Texas for the time being cannot get married.

Doesn't exactly sound like a "Good ole boy" out of Texas...


I disagree, I bet he positively shouts "ole".
2014-02-26 03:42:37 PM
7 votes:
 ruling Wednesday it has no "rational relation to a legitimate government purpose."

Texans should love this, their government just got a little smaller.
2014-02-26 03:41:49 PM
7 votes:
i1.ytimg.com

Well that's just FABULOUS!!
2014-02-26 04:38:04 PM
6 votes:

rockforever: Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...


i.imgur.com

...blows something.
2014-02-26 04:05:50 PM
6 votes:
This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?
img.fark.net
2014-02-26 03:43:44 PM
6 votes:
But what about my freedom to have more rights than gay people??
2014-02-26 03:43:13 PM
6 votes:
Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...
2014-02-26 03:41:48 PM
6 votes:
www.screeninsults.com
2014-02-26 03:44:08 PM
5 votes:
They'll let it slide - but fer Keeerist's sake, don't serve chili with beans at them same-sex weddings!
2014-02-26 03:43:55 PM
5 votes:

mayIFark: Michigan next. It sucks that we'll have to follow TX on something.




sports-kings.com

U mad, bro?

2014-02-26 03:43:23 PM
5 votes:
However, number of queers coming in Texas skyrockets.

/Off I go to Freeper Land to watch the schadenfreude unfold in real time
2014-02-26 04:26:09 PM
4 votes:

AugieDoggyDaddy: obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.

Flamboyantly  Androgynous  Gay ?


Film Actor's Guild
2014-02-26 03:54:24 PM
4 votes:
Texas should secede if it intends to remain American. ~ Random Derper

Let that peculate for a while.
2014-02-26 03:42:27 PM
4 votes:
Hopefully Jan Brewer will look at this and think, "Well, okay, I guess I'll veto it."

Oh, who am I kidding? I used the words "Jan Brewer" and "think" in the same sentence.
2014-02-26 03:41:49 PM
4 votes:
Soon... (I hope)

img.fark.net

2014-02-26 03:41:23 PM
4 votes:
Michigan next. It sucks that we'll have to follow TX on something.
2014-02-26 04:57:43 PM
3 votes:

CountryClubRepublican: riverwalk barfly: CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.

Tell that to my gay friend that fathered a child with a  woman (on purpose) and proceeded to raise his daughter with his gay partner over the last eighteen  years.

/Expanding your views is important.

I think that's great your friend started a family.  Procreation, however, is the genetic material of both parties to the marriage, so this would not be procreation inside a marriage.

Some of the other posters misunderstand the meaning of procreation.  Every heterosexual married couple has the potential for procreation.  Yes, this ability is lost in some people due to age or pathology.  However, there is no reliable test for fertility, and it would be too invasive to make it a requirement for marriage.  There are also Constitutional protections for reproductive privacy, so we could not force people to procreate or proscribe contraception.

Procreation is the primary purpose of marriage, but it is not a testable requirement.  Since it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, there is no purpose for them marrying.  All the other reasons for marrying like inheritance, etc., can be handled legally outside of marriage.

And, since it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, or have the potential for procreation, they are not equal to heterosexuals in marriage.



So does that mean if my balls get torn off in a deli accident, I should not be allowed to marry?
Because getting your balls torn off and stuffed into a sausage casing would ensure 100% infertility, I would think.

Do the violently castrated have no rights in your world?
2014-02-26 04:38:46 PM
3 votes:
I want to end all gay marriages.  But that's only because I'm a divorce attorney and I think the potential  income and entertainment values could be epic.
2014-02-26 04:28:42 PM
3 votes:

moeburn: I have no patience for people who take offence from somewhere it was not intended.  Just because you don't like it when I say "Wendy's new chicken burger is totally gay", doesn't mean I'm homophobic for saying it.  It just means I'm insensitive


or accurate.

cltampa.com
2014-02-26 04:22:55 PM
3 votes:

Hobodeluxe: lets just get this to the SCOTUS and get it over with already.


No shiat. I'm Texan, conservative and straight and have no idea why it is such big deal to let same sex couples get married. It doesn't have any negative impact on anyone. You might as well be making abitrary laws about people who like cabbage can't get married to each other.

One a side note, i'd never enter the home of 2 people who eat a lot cabbage.
2014-02-26 04:17:51 PM
3 votes:
From behind the Ironside Curtain in Freeperville, my comments in bold:

Why does Texas have to listen to a Federal Judge?

Why do the rest of us have to listen to Texas piss and moan all the time? I'll tell you why: sometimes you put up with your mentally challenged Uncle Kermit, even though he keeps trying to touch Cindy, because he's family.


"A federal judge"
ie, a constitution-loathing Marxist judge.


You know how those damn communists just love homosexuality


Our constitution is being usurped each and every damn day! This president, and all the damn libs in San Antonio need to be arrested

You and your fancy 'law degree', 'years of experience', 'education' and 'general human deceny' found something unconstitutional? Must mean it is, in fact, so constitutional that you can't take it anymore!

Texas needs to secede. This is tyranny, top down. I will gladly come to Texas and join secessionist forces. We do not need to remain beholden to the Barack Stalin thugs.

"I will gladly come to Texas and lend my fighting expertise. Texas does have a handicap ramp and hoveround parking, correct?"

One gets the distinct impression that these people have set this up long ago and just waited for "their day"...Like Soviet sleeper cells... called to activation..Just sayin'.....Nah.... couldn't be - they're just good, "loyal opposition" democrats after all...

I'd say, "Don't worry, you'll be safe in your mom's basement," but I don't think most double wides have basements.

His was appointed by Clinton.  He supports gay marriage.And his name is Orlando.

His name was Robert Paulsen. His name was Robert Paulsen. His name was Robert Paulsen.
2014-02-26 03:55:46 PM
3 votes:

Texian: Part of Garcia's ruling: "Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration it is a constitutional mandate."

Out-Farking-Standing, Judge! Sound off like you got a pair!


I like you Judge Garcia, Hell I think I'll let you come home and fark my sister
2014-02-26 03:54:07 PM
3 votes:
Among those defending the Texas ban is state Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is the leading Republican candidate for governor asshole in the state.

// we have a Blazing Saddles thing going in another thread
2014-02-26 06:25:44 PM
2 votes:

eraser8: Maul555: That is the most important thing, because you know that the feds wont ever stop pushing for more regulation over Texas

You mean regulations like keeping a fertilizer plant from killing a town?  Those kinds of regulations?

Are those the kinds of regulations you're talking about?  You want to see what lack of regulations looks like? Looks like this:

[abcnews.go.com image 478x269]

[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]

[www.bradblog.com image 252x343]

[www.dallasnews.com image 620x408]

But, if I'm mistaken and you're talking about something completely different, what are the regulations you're referring to?

And, explain, specifically, why the regulations are bad.

/full disclosure requires me to admit that I worked in the agency that oversees the Code of Federal Regulations and I understand how regulations actually work


This needs to be on some kind of "comment of the forever" contest similar to HOTY.
2014-02-26 04:54:22 PM
2 votes:

CountryClubRepublican: riverwalk barfly: CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.

Tell that to my gay friend that fathered a child with a  woman (on purpose) and proceeded to raise his daughter with his gay partner over the last eighteen  years.

/Expanding your views is important.

I think that's great your friend started a family.  Procreation, however, is the genetic material of both parties to the marriage, so this would not be procreation inside a marriage.

Some of the other posters misunderstand the meaning of procreation.  Every heterosexual married couple has the potential for procreation.  Yes, this ability is lost in some people due to age or pathology.  However, there is no reliable test for fertility, and it would be too invasive to make it a requirement for marriage.  There are also Constitutional protections for reproductive privacy, so we could not force people to procreate or proscribe contraception.

Procreation is the primary purpose of marriage, but it is not a testable requirement.  Since it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, there is no purpose for them marrying.  All the other reasons for marrying like inheritance, etc., can be handled legally outside of marriage.

And, since it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, or have the potential for procreation, they are not equal to heterosexuals in marriage.


thesupacoowackiestblogintheuniverse.files.wordpress.com

All I can say is you're a goddamn moron. And now I have you farkied as such.

/Please tell me how two gays getting married will affect your life
2014-02-26 04:21:40 PM
2 votes:
And from that wonderful source of unabated derp known as free republic -- Texas should secede if it intends to remain American.
2014-02-26 04:18:21 PM
2 votes:

vygramul: sno man: This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?
[img.fark.net image 599x388]

[0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x358]


img.fark.net
2014-02-26 04:16:09 PM
2 votes:

nakago: QueenMamaBee: Geoff Peterson: I'm happy about the ruling, but I feel the headline is in poor taste and not up to FARK standards. Although a headline celebrating outlawing discrimination that refers to a derogatory epithet for said oppressed minority is pretty snarky.

I'm gonna give this one a pass.

LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

Q = Questioning, not Queer.


Sometimes it's both.  But then too many people gloss their eyes over when you say LGBTQQ, LGBTQQIA, or (heaven forbid) LGBTQQIA2SAPH.
2014-02-26 04:02:59 PM
2 votes:

Tenga: It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.


Bareefer Obonghit: However, number of queers coming in Texas skyrockets.

/Off I go to Freeper Land to watch the schadenfreude unfold in real time



Because I have a man crush on R. Lee Earmy

s1.ibtimes.com

"I bet you're the kinda guy that would fark a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach around. I'll be watching you!"
2014-02-26 04:00:38 PM
2 votes:

moeburn: What standards are those?


American Standards. I believe they make toilets.
2014-02-26 04:00:12 PM
2 votes:
It's over reactionary conservatives.

You lost.

Again.
2014-02-26 03:59:29 PM
2 votes:

Antimatter: mercator_psi: Hopefully Jan Brewer will look at this and think, "Well, okay, I guess I'll veto it."

Oh, who am I kidding? I used the words "Jan Brewer" and "think" in the same sentence.

If anything, I expect an Arizona type law introduced by the end of the week, and quickly passed in Texas.  the conservatives here cannot stand gays for some reason, and love to use them as a scapegoat.


...For what?

*sigh* I wish conservatives would explain this incredible power I apparently have to affect every aspect of everyones' life. I'd like to weild it.

/For the glory of my lord Satan, of course.
2014-02-26 03:58:20 PM
2 votes:

rockforever: Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...


Stack waits in antici ...

...

... -pation.

www.hghhelp.com
2014-02-26 03:57:26 PM
2 votes:

Tenga: It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.


Wait.
No: They can do that thanks to another Texass case.

This one is about marriage, which the Supreme Court has called a fundamental, basic civil right over and over.
2014-02-26 03:55:16 PM
2 votes:

Geoff Peterson: I'm happy about the ruling, but I feel the headline is in poor taste and not up to FARK standards. Although a headline celebrating outlawing discrimination that refers to a derogatory epithet for said oppressed minority is pretty snarky.

I'm gonna give this one a pass.


I see we have the Studman69 of headlines here today.
2014-02-26 03:54:16 PM
2 votes:

'It is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens.' - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on same-sex marriage ruling

- Dan Linden (@DanLinden) February 26, 2014


www.quickmeme.com
2014-02-26 03:53:24 PM
2 votes:
I have a dream that one day "Judge affirms basic civil right" will not be a Fark newsflash worthy headline.
2014-02-26 03:53:24 PM
2 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Man.

Live in Texas.  Derpers in my office are going to go all herp and derp when they find out about this.


Just give them a comforting pat on the butt.
2014-02-26 03:52:03 PM
2 votes:

Sharksfan: Judge Orlando Garcia, based in San Antonio, stayed enforcement of his decision pending appeal, meaning homosexual couples in Texas for the time being cannot get married.

Doesn't exactly sound like a "Good ole boy" out of Texas...


Garcias have probably been in Texas since they arrived with the Conquistadors. And he might even be a Jew, since they arrived with the Conquistadors too. Sephardic Jews that got out of the way of the century or so of tortured conversion to the Catholic church.

Besides, if he had been new blood, he would have had 5 names, 3 hyphens and an arriba.
2014-02-26 03:49:14 PM
2 votes:
Man.

Live in Texas.  Derpers in my office are going to go all herp and derp when they find out about this.
2014-02-26 03:48:57 PM
2 votes:
Maybe you can come over later and fark my sister!
2014-02-26 03:47:40 PM
2 votes:
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if silence  was suddenly drowned out by a million derp. I fear something fabulous has happened.
2014-02-26 03:47:31 PM
2 votes:

Bareefer Obonghit: However, number of queers coming in Texas skyrockets.

/Off I go to Freeper Land to watch the schadenfreude unfold in real time


My soul is refreshed by the tears of impotent fury of bigots and bullies.  Today is a 'good' day.
2014-02-26 03:45:49 PM
2 votes:
I eagerly await the flood of butthurt Facebook friends plotting their move to Australia, since they don't have gay marriage or national healthcare
2014-02-26 03:45:24 PM
2 votes:
It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.
2014-02-26 03:44:28 PM
2 votes:
Part of Garcia's ruling: "Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration it is a constitutional mandate."

Out-Farking-Standing, Judge! Sound off like you got a pair!
2014-02-26 03:43:26 PM
2 votes:
I was going to submit this as "Texas ban on same-sex marriage to become more powerful than you can possibly imagine" but I like this too.
2014-02-26 03:41:18 PM
2 votes:
__________//||||||||||||||

Add another one to the pile.
2014-02-27 11:45:31 AM
1 votes:

ciberido: The "Q" can represent either "Queer" or "Questioning."

"Questioning" folks are people who think they might be gay (or some other variety of LBGT-what-have-you), but aren't sure.

"Queer" is a catch-all term that includes LBGT (so at first it seems redundant), but also includes a few more groups, such as the asexual folk (who don't want to have sex with anybody).


So, it covers a whole continuum of people... A Q Continuum, if you will...
2014-02-26 10:18:47 PM
1 votes:

tylerdurden217: Infernalist: Texas should secede if it intends to remain American. ~ Random Derper

Let that peculate for a while.

I live in Houston. I recently saw a truck with exactly 2 bumper stickers. One old faded one that said "United We Stand" emblazoned with the American Flag. There was another apparently Newer bumper sticker that read "Secede" with the Lone Flag of Texas. So his viewpoint changed and he couldn't even be bothered to remove the contradictory sticker.

9/11 happens, God Bless Merca
Obama happens, secede.

I'm so embarrassed to live next door to people like this. (not literally, my next door neighbors are both well educated, liberal, and open minded.


Long story short: When the Iraq War (no, the first one) started ground operations, I went to a "Support The Troops" rally just in hopes of hearing the other side of the argument. I witnessed many things, but what still sticks with me was an old Lincoln Towncar painted with a DIY American Flag motif, being driven around and around the square by a scowling elderly couple. The wife of the pair, with huge magenta colored hair, would lean out and shout at the counter-protesters something like "STOP THE VIOLENCE OF THE PEACE MOVEMENT!!" and then roll the window up furiously.

The back of the car was plastered with bumper-stickers, evenly divided in two themes, of which these are two actual honest-to-Christ examples;

"Abortion stops a beating heart"

and

"Nuke Baghdad."


That was the day I finally gave up any pretext of being moderately Conservative.
2014-02-26 09:28:11 PM
1 votes:
And another tasteful pastel domino falls...
While I would like the Supreme Court to step in and end this, I do admit it's satisfying to watch the inevitable slowly play out in stubborn hold-out states.
The 14th Amendment...it's just as important as the 2nd!
2014-02-26 08:45:53 PM
1 votes:
Just so everyone knows Brewer vetoed that shait sandwich in the AZ legislature about half an hour ago. Man its a raw day to be a sisterfarker.
2014-02-26 08:10:33 PM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: Alright I've found the comment thread. If I'm not back within the hour tell my wife I love her very much.


Ground Control to Major Bottles
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Bottles?
Can you hear me, Major Bottles?
Can you hear me, Major Bottles?
2014-02-26 07:28:03 PM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: Alright I've found the comment thread. If I'm not back within the hour tell my wife I love her very much.


She knows!


/Bowie
2014-02-26 06:45:34 PM
1 votes:

Trik: and it's just wrong to force people to act against their beliefs
even if you don't agree with those beliefs


I have a very strongly held belief that all fundies need to be pitilessly tortured and then set on fire - but people tell me everyday that I am forced to act like they are citizens deserving of not being tortured and flambed.  Where is the consideration for my beliefs?
2014-02-26 06:37:57 PM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-02-26 06:15:24 PM
1 votes:

CountryClubRepublican: Procreation is the primary purpose of marriage


No it is not.  Marriage is not at all required for two consenting humans to engage in sexual relations or to procreate.

As to the rest of your post, I'll just sum it up thusly:  lolwut?
2014-02-26 06:12:46 PM
1 votes:

ontariolightning: Shouldn't Ontario rub off on Michigan? It seems like the two jurisdictions are nothing like each other when it comes to politics. Michigan is really conservative.


Nobody cares about western Ontario.
2014-02-26 06:08:18 PM
1 votes:

tlars699: cameroncrazy1984: Lt. Cheese Weasel: cameroncrazy1984: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I live in Texas and this gets about a  -1 on my give-a-shiat meter.  I think gays should have the same equal rights as the rest of us to be miserable if that is what they want. Your bedroom is your business.

/but please, do keep the stereotypes up, Drew loves the clicks.

Stereotypes? You guys elected Louis Gohmert and Ted Cruz. Fark off.

[img.fark.net image 247x204]

Here ya go.  Even an idiot can use them.

You realize that a roller isn't a brush in any sense of the word, right?

Seriously, Cameron? You're totally trollin' now.


Oh, I'm trolling that for sure, cause he could've at least used a brush. That's just laziness on his part.
2014-02-26 06:08:02 PM
1 votes:

CountryClubRepublican: riverwalk barfly: CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.

Tell that to my gay friend that fathered a child with a  woman (on purpose) and proceeded to raise his daughter with his gay partner over the last eighteen  years.

/Expanding your views is important.

I think that's great your friend started a family.  Procreation, however, is the genetic material of both parties to the marriage, so this would not be procreation inside a marriage.

Some of the other posters misunderstand the meaning of procreation.  Every heterosexual married couple has the potential for procreation.  Yes, this ability is lost in some people due to age or pathology.  However, there is no reliable test for fertility, and it would be too invasive to make it a requirement for marriage.  There are also Constitutional protections for reproductive privacy, so we could not force people to procreate or proscribe contraception.

Procreation is the primary purpose of marriage, but it is not a testable requirement.  Since it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, there is no purpose for them marrying.  All the other reasons for marrying like inheritance, etc., can be handled legally outside of marriage.

And, since it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, or have the potential for procreation, they are not equal to heterosexuals in marriage.


Ah, this would have been true. Except the laws are written revolving around marriage. Getting married is not a strictly religious thing anymore, it is now a civil thing too. You're free to go make up some other religious ceremony that means the same thing but is specifically only for man+woman.

Funny thing is, that pesky separation of church & state would have prevented the whole mess in FAVOR of religion. If anyone on the religion side had ever bothered to say 'whoa now, these are supposed to be separate boxes!'  Too late now. So sad. They get to go on complaining about how that rule is persecution instead of a two-way deal. Maybe if the religious side stopped trying to shove its dick in the legislative side at every opportunity, then the law wouldn't have chopped it off and kept it.
2014-02-26 06:06:49 PM
1 votes:

eraser8: Maul555: eraser8: Maul555: That is the most important thing, because you know that the feds wont ever stop pushing for more regulation over Texas

You mean regulations like keeping a fertilizer plant from killing a town?  Those kinds of regulations?

Are those the kinds of regulations you're talking about?  You want to see what lack of regulations looks like? Looks like this:

[abcnews.go.com image 478x269]

[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]

[www.bradblog.com image 252x343]

[www.dallasnews.com image 620x408]

But, if I'm mistaken and you're talking about something completely different, what are the regulations you're referring to?

And, explain, specifically, why the regulations are bad.

/full disclosure requires me to admit that I worked in the agency that oversees the Code of Federal Regulations and I understand how regulations actually work

fark off jackass... I am mostly talking about the EPA bullshiat...

Hey, jackass:  regulations of chemicals (as in fertilizers) comes under the joint jurisdiction of the EPA and OSHA.

So, explain -- IF YOU CAN -- why regulations that, if followed, would have kept a Texas town from being blown off the map are, somehow, bullshiat.

Explain why regulations are less preferable than this:

[global.fncstatic.com image 640x360]

[media.oregonlive.com image 850x582]

[www.solidarity-us.org image 654x368]

[media.lehighvalleylive.com image 850x610]

[baylorlariat.com image 850x536]


Maul, you've been pwned.
2014-02-26 06:04:09 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: jst3p: Trik: the decision is counter intuitive
the nation was founded on freedom or religious belief
the photographer was forced to violate his

No he wasn't. He could have shut down his business. No one is forced to run a business and open their doors to the public. Once you do, you have to follow the rules.

The funny part is that if the photographer really did render services rather than shut down his business, his religious beliefs must not be all that important to him.

"I am not going to take your picture because it violates my faith"
"You have to if you want to stay in business"
"OK, I guess money is a good enough reason to take actions that violate my deeply held religious beliefs."


The Bible promises that you will not be able to do business without taking the mark.

Not saying that this is it, but it is a prophetic certainty that Christians will be forced to set aside their faith.

/wrap your heads around that, atheists
2014-02-26 06:03:46 PM
1 votes:

ariseatex: drumhellar: ariseatex: My partner and I keep trying, but it's just not working!

/if at first you don't succeed...

A FB acquaintance honestly thought that California's update of laws regarding fertility treatment coverage to get rid of certain language that was gender specific or might discriminate against gay people (Which is designed to cover only those that can't conceive naturally) would mean that women having lesbian sex could be construed as honest attempts to conceive naturally.

Hey, this is America, land of innovation.  If two women can work out a way to get one of them pregnant from lesbian sex, more power to them.


www.smbc-comics.com

Be careful what you wish for.
2014-02-26 05:59:08 PM
1 votes:

soporific: CountryClubRepublican: Procreation is the primary purpose of marriage, but it is not a testable requirement. Since it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, there is no purpose for them marrying. All the other reasons for marrying like inheritance, etc., can be handled legally outside of marriage.

There are 1138 reasons why you are wrong. Marriage provides a huge list of benefits that have nothing to do with children, and there is absolutely no reason except for ignorance and bigotry to deny those to any couple. My wife and I don't have children. We may never have children. We didn't get married for children, we got married for each other.

Couples who are infertile get married all the time, and preventing infertile couples from marrying is clearly unconstitutional. The lawyer arguing in favor of Prop 8 admitted that fact during the Supreme Court case, thus nullifying the idea that marriage and having children are inexorably linked.

And just as infertile couples can "procreate" via adoption, in-vitro, or a surrogate, gay couples can do the same thing. We don't object to straight couples using those means to start a family, so why would gay couples be any different? Because the biological parents of a child are far less important than the parents who raise the child. I know plenty of people who would have been better off with zero contact from their biological parents and instead raised by a loving gay couple. And I'm talking about people raised in conservative, Christian homes.

Your ideas are as valid as the anti-miscegenation rhetoric that surrounded Loving v. Virginia. You have all the credibility of a 9/11 truther or someone who believes the moon landings were a hoax. There is more credible evidence that supports the existence of ghosts than there is that supports your ideas.

I hope you and people like you live a long, long life and watch how society doesn't crumble with gay marriage. I hope, in fact, that you see the benefits of gay marriage, how we the ...


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2014-02-26 05:51:23 PM
1 votes:

Maud Dib: Looks like the tard fled the thread.


Hey now! I'm pretty sure tards would take offense to you lumping him with them.
2014-02-26 05:32:07 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: Trik: the decision is counter intuitive
the nation was founded on freedom or religious belief
the photographer was forced to violate his

No he wasn't. He could have shut down his business. No one is forced to run a business and open their doors to the public. Once you do, you have to follow the rules.


The funny part is that if the photographer really did render services rather than shut down his business, his religious beliefs must not be all that important to him.

"I am not going to take your picture because it violates my faith"
"You have to if you want to stay in business"
"OK, I guess money is a good enough reason to take actions that violate my deeply held religious beliefs."
2014-02-26 05:31:34 PM
1 votes:
As one of the minority of Texas who voted against this amendment, I am glad to see it struck down. The even better news is that Texas will probably appeal, meaning that the standing issue won't come up this time. I would absolutely love it if Texas is the state that brings gay marriage to everyone. (Especially since Texas is the state that made it possible in the first place thanks to Lawrence v. Texas.)
2014-02-26 05:16:49 PM
1 votes:

ciberido: "Queer" is an umbrella term that can mean many different things.


That's odd.
2014-02-26 05:15:51 PM
1 votes:

Trik: goody, another state where gays can bully people who don't want anything to do with them into catering, photographing, etc, etc their weddings and provide and service other aspects of their lives


I can almost hear the slow, stupid drawl.
2014-02-26 05:10:23 PM
1 votes:

Maud Dib: PolyHatSnake: I read subby's headline, didn't RTFA, and came to the thread, thinking it was just a snarky reference to the continuing decline in the Texas beef industry. This is not the thread I thought I was walking into.
Granted, the continuing killer drought (going on 5-6 years now) has a lot to do with the decline.
It's raining today, thank goodness.


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2014-02-26 05:09:19 PM
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I live in Texas and this gets about a  -1 on my give-a-shiat meter.  I think gays should have the same equal rights as the rest of us to be miserable if that is what they want. Your bedroom is your business.

/but please, do keep the stereotypes up, Drew loves the clicks.


After reading this thread, I did NOT read "clicks" at first.
2014-02-26 05:02:45 PM
1 votes:

Ostman: Antimatter: mercator_psi: Hopefully Jan Brewer will look at this and think, "Well, okay, I guess I'll veto it."

Oh, who am I kidding? I used the words "Jan Brewer" and "think" in the same sentence.

If anything, I expect an Arizona type law introduced by the end of the week, and quickly passed in Texas.  the conservatives here cannot stand gays for some reason, and love to use them as a scapegoat.

...For what?

*sigh* I wish conservatives would explain this incredible power I apparently have to affect every aspect of everyones' life. I'd like to weild it.


Don't lie.  We already know all about the Gay Bandidos.  (NSFW language)
2014-02-26 04:58:31 PM
1 votes:
I read subby's headline, didn't RTFA, and came to the thread, thinking it was just a snarky reference to the continuing decline in the Texas beef industry. This is not the thread I thought I was walking into.

So, uh, congrats, I guess. I would identify myself as a hetero Christian, but I remain baffled as to why the government needs to be involved in marriage legality in the first place. Let consenting adults do whatever they want with whoever they want.
2014-02-26 04:57:57 PM
1 votes:

Ostman: Antimatter: mercator_psi: Hopefully Jan Brewer will look at this and think, "Well, okay, I guess I'll veto it."

Oh, who am I kidding? I used the words "Jan Brewer" and "think" in the same sentence.

If anything, I expect an Arizona type law introduced by the end of the week, and quickly passed in Texas.  the conservatives here cannot stand gays for some reason, and love to use them as a scapegoat.

...For what?

*sigh* I wish conservatives would explain this incredible power I apparently have to affect every aspect of everyones' life. I'd like to weild it.

/For the glory of my lord Satan, of course.


Farked if I know... I am a Texan Libertarian Conservative, and I have never heard anyone blaming "x" on the gays with a straight face...
2014-02-26 04:55:04 PM
1 votes:

rkiller1: Let's assume in a few years, all 50 states sanction gay marriage.  I wonder where the next manufactured outrage du jour will emerge?  Back to the abortion debate? The Black-on-Black violence in Africa? Immigration amnesty? The White minority in California demands restitution?

The effort and resources put into getting (re)elected is astonishing.


Republicans are still actively fighting against desegregation and the voting rights act. No reason to think near unanimous oposition to their opinions would stop them on this issue either.
2014-02-26 04:51:51 PM
1 votes:

eraser8: Will someone -- ANYONE -- explain to me why marriage equality is such a bad thing that it causes such apoplexy?


Because then Republicans get off on breaking the rules, and if marriage equality is a thing, sneaking out on the wife to get a handie at a rest stop loses its allure.

And before the "not all Republicans are closet cases" armada arrives: when David Vitter was caught pooping himself to get off, the Republicans were incredulous that he was schtupping a woman; I have to assume they are actually aware of their own sexual preferences, and they were pretty unanimous that the woman part of the equation was the unbelievable element.
2014-02-26 04:50:37 PM
1 votes:

ariseatex: My partner and I keep trying, but it's just not working!

/if at first you don't succeed...


A FB acquaintance honestly thought that California's update of laws regarding fertility treatment coverage to get rid of certain language that was gender specific or might discriminate against gay people (Which is designed to cover only those that can't conceive naturally) would mean that women having lesbian sex could be construed as honest attempts to conceive naturally.
2014-02-26 04:37:20 PM
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AugieDoggyDaddy: Carn: AugieDoggyDaddy: obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.

Flamboyantly  Androgynous  Gay ?

Film Actor's Guild

What kind of films?  Never mind,  I'm scared of the answer.


The kind with long close ups of mustaches riding up and down glistening cocks.
2014-02-26 04:36:58 PM
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CountryClubRepublican: demaL-demaL-yeH: CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.

By that "reasoning", you can forbid the elderly and infertile from marrying.
Now with bonus bannination of contraceptives!

Marriage is a civil contract, einstien, and it's mostly about property, inheritance, with a side of financial and legal responsibility for the care of children.

Ask any doctor, there is no 100% reliable test for fertility.

Yes, marriage is a civil contract and is about the things you mention, but you would have none of those without procreation.


I assumed the first bit was tongue-in-cheek. Now it sounds like you're actually serious about the threat of zero procreation looming large. Don't worry, after the scary libs have forced all men to marry into a big gay santorum-leaking commune, all women will also be required to be unwed mothers of course.
2014-02-26 04:34:30 PM
1 votes:

AugieDoggyDaddy: Carn: AugieDoggyDaddy: obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.

Flamboyantly  Androgynous  Gay ?

Film Actor's Guild

What kind of films?  Never mind,  I'm scared of the answer.


Only one that I know of

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/Team America
//F*ck Yeah!
2014-02-26 04:29:03 PM
1 votes:

Chakat: And from that wonderful source of unabated derp known as free republic -- Texas should secede if it intends to remain American.


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2014-02-26 04:28:36 PM
1 votes:

Magorn: //insist I inquire what your "preferred gender pronoun is and I will make it a point never to need to know because I will never speak to you
/// Tell me your PGP is "cis" or "hir" or god help me "Xi" and I will rip out your lungs and show them to you before you die


Just out of curiosity, do you get all bent out of shape when "Daniel" prefers you call him "Dan" or "Danny"? Do you refuse to have any contact with "Katherine" if she insists you call her "Kate" or "Kathy"? And heaven forbid someone use their middle name as the name they go by.

// just curious how far your irrationality extends, or if it's only about gender
2014-02-26 04:27:07 PM
1 votes:
Oh, oh, Domino
Roll me over, Romeo, there you go
Lord have mercy, I said
Oh, oh, Domino
Roll me over, Romeo, there you go
Yeah alright, say it again
Oh, oh, Domino
I said oh, oh, Domino
2014-02-26 04:22:01 PM
1 votes:
Bareefer Obonghit: [Quoting bigots elsewhere]  His was appointed by Clinton.  He supports gay marriage.And his name is Orlando.

I'm not sure if this is racist or anti-Disney.

I know, I know...

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2014-02-26 04:19:26 PM
1 votes:
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2014-02-26 04:08:04 PM
1 votes:

GreatGlavinsGhost: rockforever: Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...

Stack waits in antici ...

...

... -pation.

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Okay, can't stand the man, but if that's the kind of guy Rick Perry is into, then he's got good taste.
2014-02-26 04:06:35 PM
1 votes:

Ostman: Antimatter: mercator_psi: Hopefully Jan Brewer will look at this and think, "Well, okay, I guess I'll veto it."

Oh, who am I kidding? I used the words "Jan Brewer" and "think" in the same sentence.

If anything, I expect an Arizona type law introduced by the end of the week, and quickly passed in Texas.  the conservatives here cannot stand gays for some reason, and love to use them as a scapegoat.

...For what?

*sigh* I wish conservatives would explain this incredible power I apparently have to affect every aspect of everyones' life. I'd like to weild it.

/For the glory of my lord Satan, of course.


Hold onto your britches, but I've had a conservative argue with me that the problem isn't what gays do, but that what they do becomes normalized, leading to more people indulging in their perversions, including perversions no one would defend.
2014-02-26 04:05:02 PM
1 votes:
Activist judges trying to keep small government from condemning types of sexuality I don't understand... grrr

I just divided by derp.
2014-02-26 04:02:47 PM
1 votes:

rockforever: Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...


Omit unnecessary words.
2014-02-26 04:02:12 PM
1 votes:
i1.ytimg.com

"Not like that numbnuts! I said put your wiener in my hand and let me choke it!"

OR

"Who the fark just said that?!? I will cornhole you until your assholes are shiatting buttermilk!"
2014-02-26 04:01:13 PM
1 votes:

KAVORKA: I thought steers and queers was Oklahoma.


1.bp.blogspot.com

/ agrees
2014-02-26 04:01:06 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: Texas should secede if it intends to remain American. ~ Random Derper

Let that peculate for a while.


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2014-02-26 04:00:26 PM
1 votes:

JerseyTim: 'It is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens.' - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on same-sex marriage ruling- Dan Linden (@DanLinden) February 26, 2014

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Except when it comes to shiat you don't like that the citizenry backs right Governor Goodhair Knownothing?
2014-02-26 03:59:32 PM
1 votes:
"no rational relation" to legitimate government

Is that legalspeak for "Your law is bad and you should FEEL bad"?
2014-02-26 03:59:14 PM
1 votes:
Geoff Peterson: I feel the headline is in poor taste and not up to FARK standards.

Are you new here?  What standards are those?
2014-02-26 03:59:08 PM
1 votes:
Something something thought this was 'Merica
2014-02-26 03:57:35 PM
1 votes:

Bareefer Obonghit: However, number of queers coming in Texas skyrockets.

/Off I go to Freeper Land to watch the schadenfreude unfold in real time


I'm saving my one excursion into Freeper Land for when a TP darling is nominated as the Republican candidate for President and loses by at least 10 points in the election.
2014-02-26 03:57:10 PM
1 votes:

Last Man on Earth: HaywoodJablonski: I honestly thought we'd be 49th out of 50

What was 50, Louisiana?


Mississippi. Louisiana has NOLA, so I figured they'd go soooner
2014-02-26 03:54:55 PM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: I honestly thought we'd be 49th out of 50


What was 50, Louisiana?
2014-02-26 03:54:20 PM
1 votes:
cbswzlx2.files.wordpress.com

Hold still maggot, while I knit you a sweater!
2014-02-26 03:51:44 PM
1 votes:
When are these people going to learn that their religious hate is not constitutionally sound??
2014-02-26 03:48:21 PM
1 votes:
Giddy up
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2014-02-26 03:44:29 PM
1 votes:
Taking bets on the next state to overturn their bans.
Mine are Ohio and North Carolina
2014-02-26 03:44:07 PM
1 votes:

mercator_psi: Hopefully Jan Brewer will look at this and think, "Well, okay, I guess I'll veto it."

Oh, who am I kidding? I used the words "Jan Brewer" and "think" in the same sentence.


She bucked her own party and gave the go-ahead for a Medicaid expansion for Arizona.  I think she's smart enough to see the foolishness in that obscene law.
2014-02-26 03:43:36 PM
1 votes:
Texas is probably too busy hooking up their next zombie turducken to notice.
2014-02-26 03:43:33 PM
1 votes:
Well played, subby.  *toasts a Shiner Bock*
2014-02-26 03:43:19 PM
1 votes:
I thought steers and queers was Oklahoma.
2014-02-26 03:41:12 PM
1 votes:
Smitings are imminent!
2014-02-26 03:40:26 PM
1 votes:
Judge Orlando Garcia, based in San Antonio, stayed enforcement of his decision pending appeal, meaning homosexual couples in Texas for the time being cannot get married.

Doesn't exactly sound like a "Good ole boy" out of Texas...
 
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