Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 | Posted by: Topix | Full story: www.cnn.com

A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

Comments (Page 7,346)

Showing posts 146,901 - 146,920 of199,073
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
NonPsycho Mike DiRucci

Los Angeles, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167394
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

6

6

6

Mike DiRucci wrote:
<quoted text>
He didn't help you with yours. They seem to have flared up even worse.
Now SCRAM Troll!
You angry, bro?
TopThisWillard

San Dimas, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167395
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

6

6

6

President Barack Obama takes California for the votes and is launched 120,000 feet above the earth, November 5, 2012.

“No Allah: know peace”

Since: Jun 07

A sacred grove in Tujunga, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167396
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

7

7

7

From pg 7264...
R Hudson wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice critique, but the fact remains that you have focused on nothing except that facile view that you wish us to focus on, thus ignoring the more complete description that I have previously stated. 2 men or 2 women cannot possibly substitute for the complete upbringing provided by a balanced and natural biological set of parents.
Not true. To the point of being dangerously false, in fact.

IF the child has the option of living with loving parents who will nurture and care for the child and provide a stable home life, THAT is what is the best for the child. And it does not matter at all what the gender mix of the parents is, if they fulfill that duty.

It is in fact FAR better for a kid to be raised by a pair of loving and nurturing same sex parents than to be raised by both of their biological parents if those parents are abusive or neglectful.
R Hudson wrote:
These children would be denied the access to one or the other parent, and the result is that these children will be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with them.
Any time there are step parents involved, there is the risk that that step parent will not be as good as a biological parent.

On the other hand, given how many hurdles there are for a gay couple to become parents, that is an indicator that they really want to raise the child, that it was not just an accident.
R Hudson wrote:
They will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role model. Same-sex “marriage” ignores a child’s best interests. Period.
And this last is just dumb. It MIGHT be a valid point IF the parents were the ONLY adults that they child would ever come in contact with while they were growing up, but that is not the case. Just like ALL other children, the children of a same sex couple will have MANY people in their lives. What matters FAR more for the development of the child is that the parents be able to model how a supporting family operates, and how to treat one's partner with love and respect.
Winston Smith

Brookeville, MD

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167397
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

6

6

6

ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh good gawd....Sexual crap is a private issue.. Bush destroyed this nation seconomy sunk us into 7 trillion worth of wars.....And you attack a guy for having sex...Weird.
Bush didn't do it all alone. This was a bipartisan path we were headed down for yeeeeaaars before he got in office. His actions certainly didn't help. Or I guess I should say they did help with the crash. Wars and tax cuts don't go hand in hand. If he'd have pushed for the money to pay for the war it wouldn't have happened though. Too few would have chewed on the bait.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167401
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

7

7

6

Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
IKYABWAI?
LOL, and then you call me childish.
Rose Tactic #1
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
LOL. What an arrogant little prick you are.
And you always have been, you started out that way.
Rose Tactic #4
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you claim it's my fault that you can't have an adult conversation.
Rose Tactic # 2
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
What's wrong with pointing out bigotry?
You've made racist comments against me. I'm not supposed to point that out?
Rose Tactic #5 and 7
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Again, you are just a hypocritical prick. You just make personal attacks against me. Anybody looking at your posts can see that.
Why bother to lie?
Rose Tactic #2 and 5
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Making racist comments against me, then acting innocent is not an argument.
Rose Tactic # 2 and 7

Poor little Rose, so terribly wants to be taken seriously.

Rose tactic #1- Act stupid-(not so sure it is an act)
Rose Tactic #2- Misdirect
Rose Tactic #3- Make stupid comments until opposition is tired of replying then claim victory
Rose Tactic #4- Attack the poster
Rose Tactic #5 scream Racist, Bigot, Homophobe
Rose Tactic #6- Act intelligent by making silly statistical references such as- Most people who have anal sex are straight-
Rose Tactic #7- Falsely accuse others of lies- when proven wrong through links to previous posts revert back to tactics 2,4 and 5.
NoHairTrump

San Dimas, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167403
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

5

5

5

NO HAIR - Donald Trump calls Obama’s 2012 re-election a ‘total sham’ of course after taking one look at Donald Trump

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167404
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

7

6

6

Winston Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
I attended public schools (I even put up protest when my parents wanted to move me to a private school). Some of us learned, some of us didn't. The school really can't be blamed for that, parenting, and other at home influences were, IMHO, to blame. The mess that we currently see with our schools is multifaceted and cannot be blamed on the left or the right. Blame falls across the board. All the teaching methods are different as kids are taught to pass tests rather than taught to learn things in the fashion you state. Memorize some facts, vomit them out on paper, move on to the next act. My receptionist's oldest daughter graduated high school with reasonably decent marks. Upon entering college she floundered with some very basic maths and required tutoring to get through it. Now she's doing fairly well since actually learning some things. NCLB, what a waste.
The school system may be in shambles, but our parents aren't doing much better, especially with regard to their kid's educations. I have several clients that are teachers, retired and active, and a sister that is a retired teacher. Without fail all of them point to a difference in the dynamics between parents, teachers, the school board, principals, and kids. When I was a kid (you too probably) and I got into trouble in school, there was going to be a coalition of opposition for me. It included my parents, my teacher, and my principal (and the rest of the staff at the school depending upon the nature of the infraction). Now, I as the kid, have at my side, my parents (their little darling would never do that), and possibly a lawyer, while the teacher is hung out to dry.
Throwing more money at it won't fix it. Having committee meetings to discuss new programs won't fix it. Privatization of public schools won't fix it. Vouchers for private schools won't fix it. Turning the dynamic around so kids can experience immediate consequences for being a fuck up instead of being waved on through the system (god forbid little Johnny know the sting of a failing grade AND, oh noes, have to repeat a grade) where they find themselves total failures because they haven't learned a damn thing.
I don't disagree with anything you said here aside from the vouchers. People given the choice will migrate towards better schools, with that migration that schools will be better funded and hire more and better teachers expanding their programs. Other schools will then have to compete or fail. When they fail, just like anything else, that void will be filled. Another school which is profiting from it's successful model, will expand into that void providing better education to those people as well.

The free market does work.

But I still think critical thinking is the key, we need to start teaching it again, and stop teaching regurgitation just to pass a test and make the school look good.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167406
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

6

6

6

R Hudson wrote:
<quoted text>
Having sex, breaking his oath of fidelity to his wife, lying about it.....what's so weird about trying to throw out the trash ?
The sex was cool. Breaking the oath of fidelity to his wife worrisome, but really just between them. The lying about it was his only crime to me.

Hard not to like Slick Willy, he sure has charisma and times were good when he was pres. but I don't know how much credit he should get for that, they were generally good all he had to do was not F*** it up.

He was impeached on Dec 19, 1998.
RiccardoFire

Elk Grove, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167410
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

6

6

6

ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton was the best President we ahve had since FDR....Only thing Clinton did was bend and submit to the GOP and sign the evil vile NAFTA bill the GOP pushed through....Yes Clinton to save face said he supported it. But the Democrats had been fighting the GOP againt NAFTA since Reagan started trying to push it though...
We got stuck with Bush because Jeb Bush cheated in Florida in 2000....Then Bush and his buddy told swift boat lies to win in 2004....
GO CLinton, his bombs were good bombs when he killed all those civilians in Serbia. The Liberal bombs with the "D" on them are good ones. It kind of seems like your idol was caught lying about Libya to cover up his mistake.

“The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow.”— Bill Clinton in 1998

“I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force – if necessary – to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”— John F. Kerry, Oct 2002

There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein’s regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed.”— Ted Kennedy, Sept 27, 2002

“As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”— Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998

“I am absolutely convinced that there are weapons…I saw evidence back in 1998 when we would see the inspectors being barred from gaining entry into a warehouse for three hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out.”— Clinton’s Secretary of Defense William Cohen in April of 2003

“Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people.”— Tom Daschle in 1998
RiccardoFire

Elk Grove, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167412
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

6

6

6

The Real Butchers Of Serbia: Clinton, Clark, NATO

It was Bill Clinton who turned Serbia into a DU ridden hellhole and it was Bill Clinton who initiated sanctions in Iraq that killed 500,000 children, a "price worth paying," according to his Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

, in February 2007, the International Court of Justice formally cleared Serbia of any charges of genocide. Of course, the decision came a year too late for Milosevic.

President Clinton actually placed our military side-by-side with terrorists. The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) was made up of mercenaries and foreign nationals mostly from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Afghanistan.

In Feb. of 1999, Sen. Bob Smith (R-NH) said:“We are in essence becoming the Air Force for the KLA.”

Serbia did not pose any threat to the U.S. and the actions taken by Milosevic were an internal security matter. The Serbian military was fighting against Muslim the KLA. However, the liberal media never once questioned Clinton’s motives nor do they to this day.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167417
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

6

6

6

R Hudson wrote:
<quoted text>
Shit, your sister IS my daughter, son.........think about it. Ask your mom why she kept my picture in her room......
Last one was a good one, now you're getting great!

TOO Funny!

P.S. I try to remember to tell that particular punk ass troll to SCRAM!
NoHairTrump

San Dimas, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167418
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

5

5

5

Where has the hairless wonder gone?

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167419
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

5

5

5

Zen Master Uno wrote:
<quoted text>You're stupid and you do not need a legal contract in order to be stupid.
You are still into sadism, necrophilia and bestiality, because you only like beating dead horses. It gets you around the consent thing.
Speaking of stupid...
That was a JOKE!
Sadism, necrophilia and bestiality...beating a dead horse...
Get it?

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167420
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

5

5

5

akpilot wrote:
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic #1
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic #4
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic # 2
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic #5 and 7
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic #2 and 5
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic # 2 and 7
Poor little Rose, so terribly wants to be taken seriously.
Rose tactic #1- Act stupid-(not so sure it is an act)
Rose Tactic #2- Misdirect
Rose Tactic #3- Make stupid comments until opposition is tired of replying then claim victory
Rose Tactic #4- Attack the poster
Rose Tactic #5 scream Racist, Bigot, Homophobe
Rose Tactic #6- Act intelligent by making silly statistical references such as- Most people who have anal sex are straight-
Rose Tactic #7- Falsely accuse others of lies- when proven wrong through links to previous posts revert back to tactics 2,4 and 5.
Akpilot tactic #1 - avoid discussion by posting his silly list lies and personal attacks, then blame me for the fact he can't have an adult discussion.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167421
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

5

5

5

Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of stupid...
That was a JOKE!
Sadism, necrophilia and bestiality...beating a dead horse...
Get it?
No.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167422
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

4

4

4

Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
Akpilot tactic #1 - avoid discussion by posting his silly list lies and personal attacks, then blame me for the fact he can't have an adult discussion.
Rose_NoHo tactic #1 - avoid Mike DiRucci!

Too Funny!

Since: Sep 08

.

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167423
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

5

5

4

akpilot wrote:
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic #1
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic #4
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic # 2
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic #5 and 7
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic #2 and 5
<quoted text>
Rose Tactic # 2 and 7
Poor little Rose, so terribly wants to be taken seriously.
Rose tactic #1- Act stupid-(not so sure it is an act)
Rose Tactic #2- Misdirect
Rose Tactic #3- Make stupid comments until opposition is tired of replying then claim victory
Rose Tactic #4- Attack the poster
Rose Tactic #5 scream Racist, Bigot, Homophobe
Rose Tactic #6- Act intelligent by making silly statistical references such as- Most people who have anal sex are straight-
Rose Tactic #7- Falsely accuse others of lies- when proven wrong through links to previous posts revert back to tactics 2,4 and 5.
Gloop.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167424
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

6

6

6

akpilot wrote:
People given the choice will migrate towards better schools, with that migration that schools will be better funded and hire more and better teachers expanding their programs. Other schools will then have to compete or fail. When they fail, just like anything else, that void will be filled. Another school which is profiting from it's successful model, will expand into that void providing better education to those people as well.
The free market does work.
So when all the low end students who are dragging down the poor performing schools use their vouchers to transfer over to the good schools, how does that not drag the good schools down?

The free market works because someone wins and someone loses. With vouchers, the losers get to go to the same place as the winners and poison the well.

Your model leads to all the bad schools closing and the good schools getting less money per student, because now they have to pay for the infrastructure to transport them. The closed bad schools won't be replaced because nobody is going to take their kid out of the good school to give the new school a try. Not to mention, who's going to pay startup costs?

Vouchers work to help get a limited number of good students out of a bad school, but it just doesn't work in a universal application.

The answer lies in finding something to do with the bad students who are ruining it for everyone else. They divert so much time and resources.
Teaching to the test is nonsense.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167425
Nov 8, 2012
 

Judged:

8

7

7

Frisbee wrote:
<quoted text>
So when all the low end students who are dragging down the poor performing schools use their vouchers to transfer over to the good schools, how does that not drag the good schools down?
The free market works because someone wins and someone loses. With vouchers, the losers get to go to the same place as the winners and poison the well.
Your model leads to all the bad schools closing and the good schools getting less money per student, because now they have to pay for the infrastructure to transport them. The closed bad schools won't be replaced because nobody is going to take their kid out of the good school to give the new school a try. Not to mention, who's going to pay startup costs?
Vouchers work to help get a limited number of good students out of a bad school, but it just doesn't work in a universal application.
The answer lies in finding something to do with the bad students who are ruining it for everyone else. They divert so much time and resources.
Teaching to the test is nonsense.
Oh boy. Look who's back!

Yeah, yeah it's nonsense. bla bla bla.

What a dope!

Fun!
TEAtards left behind

Anderson, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#167426
Nov 9, 2012
 

Judged:

2

2

2

akpilot wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't disagree with anything you said here aside from the vouchers. People given the choice will migrate towards better schools, with that migration that schools will be better funded and hire more and better teachers expanding their programs. Other schools will then have to compete or fail. When they fail, just like anything else, that void will be filled. Another school which is profiting from it's successful model, will expand into that void providing better education to those people as well.
The free market does work.
But I still think critical thinking is the key, we need to start teaching it again, and stop teaching regurgitation just to pass a test and make the school look good.
hey sky pilot....

you seem to be a bit blearly eyed....

the free markets work fine for those of means....

we cant all be people of means......other wise there wouldnt be anyone to do the actual work.

Ill bet you own some stock....OIL STOCK??

so the system works fine does it?? then why do real wages keep declining?? while CEO saleries are now at roughly 350 times the the average worker..??

sound like you live in cloud city....

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 146,901 - 146,920 of199,073
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••
•••
•••

Monterey Jobs

•••
•••
•••

Monterey People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••