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2003-08-14 03:55:02 PM  
I'm the first :p
2003-08-14 03:55:11 PM  
Crispy-fried thread
2003-08-14 03:55:35 PM  
Let's ship this guy out to the middle east where they are fond of theocracies.
2003-08-14 03:55:41 PM  
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You were serious about that?
2003-08-14 03:55:49 PM  
Moore pledged to ask the Supreme Court to overrule Thompson and said the promised fines would add to the approximate $125 million the state has already spent defending the monument's place. The state is spending $25,000 a day of taxpayers' money on the case, Moore said.

Moore accused Thompson of a "callous disregard for the people of Alabama" and their tax dollars

If you care so much about the citizens and their tax money, take down your damn monument and stop wasting taxpayer money defending it! Jackass.
2003-08-14 03:55:51 PM  
<--- Jesus, she's ugly
2003-08-14 03:55:58 PM  
2003-08-14 03:56:08 PM  
Should be a hero tag...
2003-08-14 03:56:30 PM  
Do I even need to read the thread to know just how bad a flamewar this will become?

/goes back to Olsen Twins thread
2003-08-14 03:56:59 PM  
The basis of our justice system?

commandment numero UNO
thou shalt have no other god.

Ammendment numero UNO
...freedom of religion........
2003-08-14 03:57:37 PM  
I live in AL and I don't even wanna touch this one.
2003-08-14 03:57:39 PM  
I think we should have the right to vote whether it stays or goes.
2003-08-14 03:57:39 PM  

What must I do!

/submitted with better headline
2003-08-14 03:58:49 PM  
I give you these fifteen, crash...ten commandments.
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2003-08-14 03:58:55 PM  
Those damn commandments are always getting me in trouble.

Especially that one about coveting your neighbour's wife. Phooey on that I say.

/Has a sweeeet neighbour
2003-08-14 03:58:58 PM  
Judge upholds the law of the land, except for when he does not like it.

2003-08-14 03:59:21 PM  
The state is spending $25,000 a day of taxpayers' money on the case, Moore said.

I wonder how many of them actually give a wet turd about this guy's moral crusade.
2003-08-14 03:59:36 PM  
Let's kill Jesus again, and again, and again, until we get it right!
2003-08-14 03:59:49 PM  
Man it is going to get hot in this thread. Turn on the Ted Williams Cryogenic Air Conditioner for the freakin flamewar that is about to erupt. I am all for religion, but the 10 commandments has no place near a courtroom.

Ever hear of SEPERATION of church and state? ANYONE?!?!?
2003-08-14 03:59:54 PM  
Maybe I'm wrong, but not only were Hammurabi's laws first, they were written by actual entities and not the fanatsy of a sun-baked nomad.
2003-08-14 04:00:06 PM  
Yay a vote! Lets spend more taxes. Super.
2003-08-14 04:00:27 PM  
Spending $125 million of the taxpayers money on a personal religious crusade sounds awful close to violating commandment number 8: "You shall not steal."
2003-08-14 04:00:30 PM  
I submitted this with a crappier headline.
2003-08-14 04:00:31 PM  
"They have the audacity to come into our court and say we have to remove the foundation of our law, which is the Ten Commandments."

Really? I thought it was Hammurabi's code and Cesare Beccaria's theory on criminal justice...

but thats just me.
2003-08-14 04:00:45 PM  
I betcha the Judge would take it down fast if someone defaced it with an 11th Commandment to it: "Thou shalt allow gay marriages with full acknowledgement of all people and without interference."
2003-08-14 04:01:20 PM  
Sleepy Giant beat me to it... i'll read the thread first before posting next time.. heh.
2003-08-14 04:01:24 PM  
Make that just you and me then, Smookyfufu.
2003-08-14 04:01:35 PM  
About that headline, the Ten Commandments are pre-Jesus.

Remember, ignorance is bliss, not a virtue.
2003-08-14 04:01:42 PM  
This guy also took a child away from a loving lesbian mother and put him into the custody of the previously convicted and repeatedly abusive father. His sole reasoning was that she was a lesbian. Right now, I'm so proud to be an Alabamian.

/hangs head in shame
2003-08-14 04:02:03 PM  
Look, this is a state that voted down the lottery on "moral grounds." That move cost thousands of students a free education like the ones Georgia gives out.
2003-08-14 04:02:08 PM  
I'd kill Jesus myself, if someone would just point him out to me!

And don't de a wiseass and start pointing out Puerto Ricans!
2003-08-14 04:02:51 PM  
Why the hell are the far right and the ACLU allowed to waste so much money yelling at one another? Just drill a hole in the base, insert C-4, crank the ignitor, and let God decide if he wants to intervene to save it. :-D

/Devout christian
2003-08-14 04:02:54 PM  
The ten commandments are just hints as to not get your ass kicked.

Dont Covet thy neighbors wife or the husband will kick your ass.

Don't kill anybody or someone will kick your ass.

Disobey your parents and get your ass kicked.

Cheat on your wife, get your ass kicked.

And finally, take the lords name in vain, worship a different god, or work on the sabbath and some redneck alabama judge will come to your house and kick your ass.
2003-08-14 04:02:58 PM  
"They have the audacity to come into our court and say we have to remove the foundation of our law, which is the Ten Commandments."

uh, no.

If that were true, then swearing and adultery would be criminal acts. as would taking those lustful looks at your neighbours wife.

or making the Ten Commandment monument itself in the first place.
2003-08-14 04:03:22 PM  
The 10 Commandments is the basis for our justice system?

Um, no.

The only Commandment that is a law in this country is Thou Shalt Not Kill* (*may not apply if you are wealthy).

Our justice system is based on Roman Law (Justinian's Code) and English law.

And this guy is a judge...
2003-08-14 04:03:29 PM  
Cripes, them puertoricans, sheez around my town, on any given day, it looks like the puerto rican day parade, they are everwhere...
2003-08-14 04:03:36 PM  
2003-08-14 03:55:41 PM DrunkenLimeyBastard

Stop it! Youre killing me. I laughed heartily, thank you.
2003-08-14 04:04:14 PM  
The scary thing is that this is controversial; that religious people actually believe they are being "patriots" by supporting a theocratic device like this one.

Wake up. We don't care which Grandpappy in the sky you worship!!! Just stop doing it with taxpayers' money!

Why is this so hard to understand?

Let's review:

1) You can believe whatever myth/religion/lack of religion you want.
2) You can not take public money from taxpayers to do it, or to proselytize, evangelize, promote, endorse, or exclude.

Can some other farker help me teach this in another way? I don't think I'm getting through to them...

To clarify: This is not "christian-bashing." If you understand the constitution, and you understand the rules above, you then must understand that government should be secular. (This means that the president, etc can BE religious, but they cannot USE money or their position to promote their religion or endorse one religion over the other).

So Texasbiker et.al., perhaps you can explain whether you thought this person was a patriotic or unpatriotic hero...?
2003-08-14 04:04:23 PM  
And it was such a relatively quiet day on Fark today.
2003-08-14 04:05:03 PM  
Yay a vote! Lets spend more taxes. Super.

Yeah, it would cost way too much to stick it on the September 9th tax referendum.
2003-08-14 04:05:38 PM  
The state is spending $25,000 a day of taxpayers' money on the case, Moore said.

They're spending more money in a day defending this crap than I make in a year. WTF?
2003-08-14 04:05:50 PM  
Young_Fart: And the Code of Hammurabi had both testaments beat.

The moral principles represented by the 10 commandments can be found in so many other cultures. He's advocating one implementation of those principles.
2003-08-14 04:06:09 PM  
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2003-08-14 04:06:09 PM  
nothinyet .. hadn't heard that.. show me where it is
2003-08-14 04:06:19 PM  
On behalf of the people of the Great State of Alabama. Sorry.
/I didn't vote for this asshat.
2003-08-14 04:06:33 PM  
This judge also goes by JamieD77.
2003-08-14 04:06:52 PM  
Does the idea of a "Ten Commandment" monument not seem a bit ironic ?

Given the Fourth commandment and all.

Is honouring the Sabbath part of the law these days ?
2003-08-14 04:06:58 PM  
"They're spending more money in a day defending this crap than I make in a year. WTF?"

get a technical degree.
2003-08-14 04:07:23 PM  
It's way too late to add to sept9 ballot.
2003-08-14 04:09:41 PM  
This judge also goes by JamieD77.

Haha, I was just waiting for that.
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