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2014-04-01 11:34:48 AM  
I get it.  Nice one you Admin folks!
 
2014-04-01 11:39:21 AM  
Y'know, looking back over the past 10 years, it's amazing how close things were. 33 states passed constitutional amendments banning same sex marriage - only 38 are needed to ratify a federal constitutional amendment.
 
2014-04-01 11:58:58 AM  

Theaetetus: Y'know, looking back over the past 10 years, it's amazing how close things were. 33 states passed constitutional amendments banning same sex marriage - only 38 are needed to ratify a federal constitutional amendment.

But they would also have (potentially) needed 67 votes in the Senate and 290 in the House in order to get it passed for ratification. I don't think they ever had close to that.
 
2014-04-01 12:04:54 PM  
Goddamn Bush was a fool.
 
2014-04-01 12:14:39 PM  

Confabulat: Goddamn Bush was a fool.


Why do you hate America? Stand by your President, traitor! Love it or leave it!
 
2014-04-01 12:29:07 PM  
As someone who lives in Mass can tell you, the effects of this thing were horrorendous. Businesses profited, houses were bought, dogs and cats found homes, homosexuals joined churches, some even stayed with them. Look at the neverending Hellscape that is Northampton and Provincetown and Boston: straight people hounded for simply being hetero, interior designers just owning the streets with vicious gangs of musical theater casts, and folk singers holding hostages at open mics with their wives and husbands in tow. Truly, since this has come to pass, the world must weep for Massachusetts and the tanking of her economy while nothing could be done to alleviate the massive cuddly that came with this so called "marriage equality"...
 
2014-04-01 12:31:18 PM  
This is an interesting April Fool's Fark Day.  I like it.
 
2014-04-01 12:43:17 PM  

exick: Theaetetus: Y'know, looking back over the past 10 years, it's amazing how close things were. 33 states passed constitutional amendments banning same sex marriage - only 38 are needed to ratify a federal constitutional amendment.
But they would also have (potentially) needed 67 votes in the Senate and 290 in the House in order to get it passed for ratification. I don't think they ever had close to that.


Problem is reversed today.  Nowhere near enough to get a constitutional amendment to ban it, but also nowhere near enough to get one assuring the right.  Seeing it nationwide any time in the next few decades can only come from the courts, which given some recent decisions is looking more promising than ever.
 
2014-04-01 01:04:25 PM  

huWIEstubert: As someone who lives in Mass can tell you, the effects of this thing were horrorendous. Businesses profited, houses were bought, dogs and cats found homes, homosexuals joined churches, some even stayed with them. Look at the neverending Hellscape that is Northampton and Provincetown and Boston: straight people hounded for simply being hetero, interior designers just owning the streets with vicious gangs of musical theater casts, and folk singers holding hostages at open mics with their wives and husbands in tow. Truly, since this has come to pass, the world must weep for Massachusetts and the tanking of her economy while nothing could be done to alleviate the massive cuddly that came with this so called "marriage equality"...


Tell him about the Twinkie Ray

/Or does the joke work better with Twink?
 
2014-04-01 01:13:30 PM  
President Bush reissues 'urgent' call for ban

Who cares about this really? Seems like a lame political stunt. I don't think anyone really cares about this to get them off the couch and vote.
 
2014-04-01 01:15:32 PM  
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2014-04-01 01:22:58 PM  
Bush can go fark himself.
 
2014-04-01 02:39:27 PM  
Thanks, Taft.
 
2014-04-01 03:21:08 PM  

SilentStrider: Bush can go fark himself.



What, like scissoring?
 
2014-04-01 03:25:03 PM  
Ennuipoet: huWIEstubert: As someone who lives in Mass can tell you, the effects of this thing were horrorendous. Businesses profited, houses were bought, dogs and cats found homes, homosexuals joined churches, some even stayed with them. Look at the neverending Hellscape that is Northampton and Provincetown and Boston: straight people hounded for simply being hetero, interior designers just owning the streets with vicious gangs of musical theater casts, and folk singers holding hostages at open mics with their wives and husbands in tow. Truly, since this has come to pass, the world must weep for Massachusetts and the tanking of her economy while nothing could be done to alleviate the massive cuddly that came with this so called "marriage equality"...

Tell him about the Twinkie Ray

/Or does the joke work better with Twink?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!
 
2014-04-01 04:28:08 PM  
what_now:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!

nice catch
 
2014-04-01 04:35:06 PM  

God-is-a-cubano: what_now:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!

nice catch


This should also have some interesting filter effects.
 
2014-04-01 04:37:33 PM  

Confabulat: Goddamn Bush was a fool.


I'll bet that he still is.
 
2014-04-01 04:37:33 PM  
How's that working out for you so far?


durbnpoisn.comli.com
 
2014-04-01 04:37:35 PM  
Why does everyone think I'm a gay pirate?
 
2014-04-01 04:38:48 PM  
The thing about this that amuses me is that at some level it shows that conservatives have known for a very long time that any non-constitutional ban on gay marriage wouldn't pass judicial muster. Moreover, they knew back then that the tide was turning in favor of gay marriage, so if they were going to get an amendment, they'd have to do it immediately, or they'd never have a chance to get the votes for it again.

Of course, they framed it as "well, if Jesus-hating activist judges can legalize killing baWIEs to serve their father Molech, then of course they'll try to destroy America by marrying gay people." That, and the culture is getting corrupted, blah blah blah...

/ Of course, I was a social conservative back in 2004
// Religious upbringing
/// Got better
 
2014-04-01 04:39:54 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-01 04:41:44 PM  

God-is-a-cubano: what_now:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!



Tell him about the Twink-Ray.

/Don't taze me bro!
 
2014-04-01 04:42:55 PM  
10$ on the fact that when the same people that wanted to ban this start recognizing the truth in climate change they will then blame same sex marriage as the cause of it. God is punishing us!
 
2014-04-01 04:43:52 PM  
When did our President become a constitution respecting patriot hero?

And where did he find the time machine and skin whitening cream?
 
2014-04-01 04:44:49 PM  

nekom: exick: Theaetetus: Y'know, looking back over the past 10 years, it's amazing how close things were. 33 states passed constitutional amendments banning same sex marriage - only 38 are needed to ratify a federal constitutional amendment.
But they would also have (potentially) needed 67 votes in the Senate and 290 in the House in order to get it passed for ratification. I don't think they ever had close to that.

Problem is reversed today.  Nowhere near enough to get a constitutional amendment to ban it, but also nowhere near enough to get one assuring the right.  Seeing it nationwide any time in the next few decades can only come from the courts, which given some recent decisions is looking more promising than ever.


We already have one, the 14th.
 
2014-04-01 04:45:11 PM  
nyquil.org
 
2014-04-01 04:45:42 PM  

qorkfiend: God-is-a-cubano:
nice catch

This should also have some interesting filter effects.


what the fark is a cubano? Time to google.
 
2014-04-01 04:48:38 PM  
Well, although I'm a little annoyed trying to sort the 2004 stories from the current ones, it is also an interesting glance back at just how much has changed in such a short time, all thanks to our Heineken-swilling overlord, of course.
 
2014-04-01 04:52:02 PM  

exick: Theaetetus: Y'know, looking back over the past 10 years, it's amazing how close things were. 33 states passed constitutional amendments banning same sex marriage - only 38 are needed to ratify a federal constitutional amendment.

But they would also have (potentially) needed 67 votes in the Senate and 290 in the House in order to get it passed for ratification. I don't think they ever had close to that.


DOMA passed 85/14 and 342/67 in 1996.

I don't think we dodged the marriage amendment by that much.
 
2014-04-01 04:54:37 PM  
This is why I don't understand the appeal courts' stay orders in the utah, mich, va., etc. cases. We've had 10 years of same-sex marriage and at this point almost 1/2 the US population lives in a same-sex marriage permitting state and the world hasn't ended. although dogs & cats are living together. so there's that.
 
2014-04-01 04:56:19 PM  
Let's not forget that Taft was against it until a few years ago.
 
2014-04-01 04:57:14 PM  

huWIEstubert: As someone who lives in Mass can tell you, the effects of this thing were horrorendous. Businesses profited, houses were bought, dogs and cats found homes,



Dogs and cats living together?!   We were warned about this!
 
2014-04-01 04:57:28 PM  

Lawnchair: DOMA passed 85/14 and 342/67 in 1996.

I don't think we dodged the marriage amendment by that much.


In 2004?  No, there was no chance in the world of it passing any of the 3 hurdles it would have to.
 
2014-04-01 05:00:54 PM  

Theaetetus: Y'know, looking back over the past 10 years, it's amazing how close things were.


I'm amazed that some of the same Farkers are posting some of the same arguments in threads about gay marriage now that they were back then.  And some politicians and religious leaders are, too.

We'll probably see and hear most of the same arguments used in 2024.

Though I will say (as I noted in another thread a few days ago), the "It goes against nature!" argument seems to have died off, thankfully.
 
2014-04-01 05:01:14 PM  

nmrsnr: Confabulat: Goddamn Bush was a fool.

Why do you hate America? Stand by your President, traitor! Love it or leave it!


Sometimes it's hard, to be Amurcan.
Droppin' bombs all 'round
The lovin' globe...
 
2014-04-01 05:01:23 PM  

You_Really_Like_Me: Let's not forget that Taft was against it until a few years ago.


It's just as possible that he still is. Biden is the guy that took the risk.
 
2014-04-01 05:03:00 PM  
Thanks Taft, for allowing this guy to become president before you.
 
2014-04-01 05:03:42 PM  

Confabulat: Goddamn Bush was a fool.


With the passage of time he gets funnier and funnier. At least there's that.
 
2014-04-01 05:06:43 PM  

BMFPitt: In 2004?  No, there was no chance in the world of it passing any of the 3 hurdles it would have to.


In 2004, no.  1993-1997, yes (imho). If, hypothetically,  Baehr v. Miike had been argued and won on Federal 14th Amendment grounds in a circuit courts (there would have been a few judges to buy that reasoning, even in 1993), then we could very well have gotten more backlash for a federal marriage amendment.
 
2014-04-01 05:13:29 PM  
I was promised an apocalypse if gays were allowed to marry.  Where the fark is it?  I want my apocalypse.
 
2014-04-01 05:18:55 PM  

God-is-a-cubano: qorkfiend: God-is-a-cubano:
nice catch

This should also have some interesting filter effects.

what the fark is a cubano? Time to google.


media.npr.org

What a cubano might look like.

/They're delicious.
 
2014-04-01 05:21:24 PM  

God-is-a-cubano: You_Really_Like_Me: Let's not forget that Taft was against it until a few years ago.

It's just as possible that he still is. Biden is the guy that took the risk.


Also, why is the Fark filter messing with the word "cubano" and not any other delicious food items?
 
2014-04-01 05:22:14 PM  

BMFPitt: Lawnchair: DOMA passed 85/14 and 342/67 in 1996.

I don't think we dodged the marriage amendment by that much.

In 2004?  No, there was no chance in the world of it passing any of the 3 hurdles it would have to.


We know because it actually didn't.
 
2014-04-01 05:23:45 PM  

exick: Theaetetus: Y'know, looking back over the past 10 years, it's amazing how close things were. 33 states passed constitutional amendments banning same sex marriage - only 38 are needed to ratify a federal constitutional amendment.
But they would also have (potentially) needed 67 votes in the Senate and 290 in the House in order to get it passed for ratification. I don't think they ever had close to that.


Two more years of Taft and that won't be such a problem.
 
2014-04-01 05:23:54 PM  
Once a worthless POTUS, now just a worthless POS...
 
2014-04-01 05:28:27 PM  
ciberido:
Also, why is the Fark filter messing with the word "cubano" and not any other delicious food items?

Maybe because of that Palin Tac0 thing, although Mexican food is pretty awesome so that might be why.
nacho burrito
 
2014-04-01 05:30:55 PM  

ciberido: Also, why is the Fark filter messing with the word "cubano" and not any other delicious food items?


The filter is always difficult to understand or predict, but today that goes doubly so...

/I think "cubanos" are one of those weird TFDisms or something, so that's probably the reason...
 
2014-04-01 05:37:44 PM  
Thing is... Bush served the EXACT purpose he was intended to. The country (and the world) was slowly sliding into the soft loving arms of sanity, peace and financial stability which basically spelled the doom of hard right, warmongering, Jebus lovin', "job creatin'", minority bashin' dinosaurs. He made being a True Patriot whackaloon acceptable again and now what would have been considered abhorrent and repulsive behavior by most standards back in 2004 is propped up as perfectly reasonable political discourse in 2014.

As humorous as it has been revisiting that point in time today I recall having a very distinct and horrifying feeling that the world was being drug down into a lasting period of extreme regression and derptitude. I was hoping it would be fleeting but here we are.

F*ckers.
 
2014-04-01 05:38:44 PM  

God-is-a-cubano: ciberido:
Also, why is the Fark filter messing with the word "cubano" and not any other delicious food items?

Maybe because of that Palin Tac0 thing, although Mexican food is pretty awesome so that might be why.
nacho burrito


I thought maybe they were picking on you specifically.  Then I felt sad I wasn't important enough for my name to be made fun of :(
 
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