Category Archives: Historic!

More bullshit from the haters!

The Senate Is Very Unlikely To Confirm A Scalia Replacement This Year …Oh, Jesus Fucking Christ!

Again the Senate Republicans have vowed to block every single nomination our president might make just because they hate him. What the fuck is wrong with these people? They said that at the start of his presidency and they are still saying it at the end.

“The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement.

In my opinion, anyone who makes an obstructionist vow against Barack Obama while he is our president should be tried and convicted of treason. Found an article published in Newsweek a few years ago that addresses this…Talking Treason: Is Hatred of Obama Trumping Patriotism?

Some comments I’ve seen online regarding Republican obstructionism:

“We did. When we elected Barack Obama president 40 months ago.” (in reference to the McConnell statement)

“The Majority Leader of the Senate and two serving Senators who are currently running for President of the United States of America, all of whom swore an oath on the Bible to protect and defend the Constitution, have publicly advocated the subversion of said Constitution for purely partisan political posturing. Before searching for his nominee for the Supreme Court, President Obama should oversee the construction the gallows needed to hang these traitors.”

The vacancy should be filled as soon as possible. That’s the job of the President and Congress. If Congress refuses then they’re just playing the role of the Dead Beat Party and obstructing for the sake of obstructing once again. Do your jobs Republican assholes.

“He can recess appoint. He can apply pressure to the vulnerable GOP Senators up for re-election. This is a loser issue for Republicans.

I don’t remember hearing anything even close to this kind of obstructionism when the most stupid president ever was in office before him. And in his case, we probably should have been obstructing some of his craziness.

My favorite quote (this week)…

Nobody has to figure out where I stand on that hate-filled hypocritical bigot In Kentucky, US who has been married/divorced multiple times but believes in the born-again thumper bullshit about how marriage should only be between women and men. I am so glad she is jailed in contempt of court and I hope she loses her job.

So enough about my opinion. 🙂 I was reading comments on an article about her being jailed and read the best…comment…ever!

“Sacrifice for one’s belief must be made by oneself, not by everyone else at one’s insistence.”

Yes!

Today is fucking historic!

An excerpt from today’s Supreme Court of the United States decision on OBERGEFELL v. HODGES, Opinion of the Court as delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy:

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies  the  highest  ideals  of  love,  fidelity,  devotion,  sacrifice, and  family. In  forming  a  marital  union,  two  people  become something greater than once they were. As some of the  petitioners  in  these  cases  demonstrate, marriage
embodies  a  love  that  may  endure  even  past  death. It would  misunderstand  these  men  and  women  to  say  they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect  it,  respect  it  so  deeply  that  they  seek  to  find  its fulfillment  for  themselves. Their  hope  is  not  to  be  condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

The  judgment  of  the  Court  of  Appeals  for  the  Sixth Circuit is reversed.

It is so ordered.”

It is so ordered! I never thought this day would come during my lifetime. A co-worker IM’d me a link to the decision this morning and I sat there and cried. On my way home from work this afternoon I was listening to the radio and cried most of the drive home. I was crying tonight when I read photo captions like these: In Dallas, Jack Evans, 85, and George Harris, 82, were married after 54 years together; Tony Chiaro, 73, and Earnie Matheson, 65, have been together 26 years and were the first to receive their license in Arkansas; In Lancaster County Nebraska, Judith Gibson, 74, and Barbara DiBernard, 66,  of Lincoln got their license after 27 years together.

The straight people I know all assumed that this would be the ruling. The queers I know, just like me, were not so sure about it. We know how easy it is for people to refuse to consider us as equals and we don’t count our chickens before they hatch. My Pollyanna was hoping for the best, the reasonable and right outcome, but my Cynic was thinking “no fucking way”. I love it when Pollyanna wins, because when that happens we all win!

The Fab Five of the year are:

     Sotomayor                 Kagan               Ginsburg                Breyer                 Kennedy

p.s. My wife and I will celebrate our Silver Anniversary this summer…25 years together! (My parents weren’t together that long.) I’m not looking to get married…in 2003 after 13 years together, we were legally married in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. This decision makes me so happy for everyone else who is now able to have a legal and recognized marriage that I’m crying again!