Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,189

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.

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Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186493 Apr 4, 2013
Big D wrote:
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ROFLMAO!!!
Yeah it felt good, but it was stupid, and accomplished exactly what Bin Laden wanted, that we attack some random Islamic nation, and what did we do... attacked one that was an enemy of Bin Laden, he must have been laughing his ass off.( fortunately no longer )
I was pissed too after 9/11 but not at Iraq.
Now Afghanistan is a different story, personally I donít think we hit that one hard enough and certainly not fast enough.
As the towers went down on 911, my boss, a renowned geophysicist said to me, "Now you see Frankie, that's terrible but do you see what I mean by thinking outside the box?" This was before that expression became overused.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#186494 Apr 4, 2013
Big D wrote:
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If I recall we didnít see a drop, if he invaded for that reason it was a dismal failure
The reason he stated was for weapons of mass destruction as a direct threat to the US, which was also a dismal failure in finding any. I am not sure if this is the first time the US has launched a war over something that was not even true, but it has not happened often.
You donít understand sarcasm.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186496 Apr 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
As the towers went down on 911, my boss, a renowned geophysicist said to me, "Now you see Frankie, that's terrible but do you see what I mean by thinking outside the box?" This was before that expression became overused.
I wonít forget that morning, I set up a conference room with a huge TV watching CNN and the room was full all morning.

Then I told my staff to leave NY alone for the next week

That was a bad day, and it wonít be our only bad day.

I remember a few years before eating at a restaurant at the top of one of them... canít remember which one, it was strange up there looking down at skyscrapers.

I am a balloon pilot ( or was ) and so the altitude didnít bother me, but never over a city like that, it was very strange.

I wanted blood, but in the weeks that followed I could not understand why we were attacking Iraq, an enemy of the people that attacked us ( not our friend mind you )
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186498 Apr 4, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonít forget that morning, I set up a conference room with a huge TV watching CNN and the room was full all morning.
Then I told my staff to leave NY alone for the next week
That was a bad day, and it wonít be our only bad day.
I remember a few years before eating at a restaurant at the top of one of them... canít remember which one, it was strange up there looking down at skyscrapers.
I am a balloon pilot ( or was ) and so the altitude didnít bother me, but never over a city like that, it was very strange.
I wanted blood, but in the weeks that followed I could not understand why we were attacking Iraq, an enemy of the people that attacked us ( not our friend mind you )
I've been up on scaffolding instrumenting (seismic) many skyscrapers. And bridges. Creepy, I've got a more than a touch of acrophobia due to lifelong Meniere's disease. Milder and undiagnosed in my youth. The Navy put me in helicopters, my career put me on tall buildings and bridges often. Also inside creepy places like dams.

My brother works for Spider Staging, a company that installs scaffolding on tall structures. I have been "up" many times with him. He's fearless. He moves the same way up there as he does on the ground. He was stuck on a broken scaffold all night in NY winter before being rescued.

Pile on the off topic icons! You won't get them but I will.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186499 Apr 4, 2013
just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>Try to use both hands when searching for a clue.
Another great response Jizzybird58!

Can I get a "Are you stuck on Stoooooopid" That might prove I'm wrong and you're right!

What a dope! Too funny.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186500 Apr 4, 2013
JackassBird58 sticks his dopey 2 cents in. WOOO HOOO! Fun!

Hey what year were you born flash? 1958?

YUK!YUK!YUK!

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#186502 Apr 4, 2013
just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>Still pissing on your shoes. Hey Frankie its not raining, your feet are wet because you're, pisssing on them.
it is raining in NorCal, must be you pissing.
Dan Smoot

Sonoma, CA

#186503 Apr 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Saddam Hussein was the weapon of destruction. Mission Accomplished!
Soon as I heard we were going to Iraq I thought why? I still do. We shouldn't have.
But I won't lie and tell you it didn't feel good! Kick some random troublemaker's ass once in a while, keeps the rest of them in line.
The reason we invaded was to defeat the single oil provider (Iraq)irritant to Opec and to reduce the Iraqi output of oil. Mission accomplished alright; now Iraq produces a fraction of what it did pre-war and the price per barrel post-war has stayed at or above $100, where it was at $30 pre-war. The Bush Cheney oilmen do not want to produce more oil; they want to get more for what they sell. They are in business to profit not make anything. Destroy a country & kill a million for such reasons? Sure!
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186504 Apr 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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I've been up on scaffolding instrumenting (seismic) many skyscrapers. And bridges. Creepy, I've got a more than a touch of acrophobia due to lifelong Meniere's disease. Milder and undiagnosed in my youth. The Navy put me in helicopters, my career put me on tall buildings and bridges often. Also inside creepy places like dams.
My brother works for Spider Staging, a company that installs scaffolding on tall structures. I have been "up" many times with him. He's fearless. He moves the same way up there as he does on the ground. He was stuck on a broken scaffold all night in NY winter before being rescued.
Pile on the off topic icons! You won't get them but I will.
LOL I could care less about off topic icons, nothing will happen with SSM before June ( estimate )

One of my staff has Meniere's disease, so I am somewhat familiar with it.

I had the usual fear of heights until I took a ride in a balloon, my second ride was in my own balloon with an instructor... I loved it that much.

but it isnít the same, in a building or scaffolding you are connected to the ground, in a balloon you feel... separated... you are moving with the wind so it is as if you are still and the world is slowly ( hopefully ) moving under you. I am not sure I could do what your brother does easily, but I can fly, and skim the treetops while my customers gasp, and take it up to 12,000 feet and down again with no fear at all.

Still though, not the same as a building or scaffolding or even a helicopter, it has been a LOOOOOONG time since I was in a copter, not since the south pole in 76

If you ever get the chance to ride in a balloon ... try it, it is a one of a kind experience, there is no flying quite like it.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186510 Apr 4, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>it is raining in NorCal, must be you pissing.
What a problem the guy has huh? Then he thinks other people are so stupid they piss on their shoes and think it's raining too!

Too funny! But that's our jizzybirdy58. Feels the need to inject a dopey comment thinking it's pure genius.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186511 Apr 4, 2013
just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>Try Sky Diving.
I did. But I didn't have a parachute. Many years later I'm in a wheel chair because of it.

Got scared jumped out of a helicopter too soon all hyped up on adrenaline.

Was 6 foot tall. Now 5' 10 1/2" after a few surgeries.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#186512 Apr 4, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
I never said I think marriage has anything to do with procreation. I know plenty of married people with no children.
We're discussing same sex marriage laws and Jar wrote: "Incest laws come from not wanting children with a third eye or some other defect. Gays and lesbians can't reproduce as a couple so nothing to worry about there." It seems to me, this argues procreation and marriage are related.

Now, we get another story where marriage has nothing to do with procretion.

I'd contend, the reason people support same sex marriage are emotional, not rational.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186513 Apr 4, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>We're discussing same sex marriage laws and Jar wrote: "Incest laws come from not wanting children with a third eye or some other defect. Gays and lesbians can't reproduce as a couple so nothing to worry about there." It seems to me, this argues procreation and marriage are related.
Now, we get another story where marriage has nothing to do with procretion.
I'd contend, the reason people support same sex marriage are emotional, not rational.
No, in no law in any state is ability or intent to have children any kind of requirement for a marriage license.

I donít know how many times you will need to have this pointed out to you, but I can continue as long as you can.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186514 Apr 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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I did. But I didn't have a parachute. Many years later I'm in a wheel chair because of it.
Got scared jumped out of a helicopter too soon all hyped up on adrenaline.
Was 6 foot tall. Now 5' 10 1/2" after a few surgeries.
Ouch.. I can see that happening though, particularly when I was younger.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#186515 Apr 4, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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I thought I was just pointing out how idiotic it is to equate an ever only duplicated sterile half to the gender diversity of marriage.
Most people don't know I'm a lesbian trapped in a straight man until I tell them.
Kind of messes up your gay twirl, doesn't it.
Smirk.
Most people know that is a tired old juvenile joke. Funny if you're a teenager, yawn provoking if you're mature.
Kind of messes up your validity, doesn't it?
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#186516 Apr 4, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>We're discussing same sex marriage laws and Jar wrote: "Incest laws come from not wanting children with a third eye or some other defect. Gays and lesbians can't reproduce as a couple so nothing to worry about there." It seems to me, this argues procreation and marriage are related.
Now, we get another story where marriage has nothing to do with procretion.
I'd contend, the reason people support same sex marriage are emotional, not rational.
some do get emotional about it - on both sides of the debate.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186517 Apr 4, 2013
just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Lucy, go wait in the truck
Maybe your old lady shakes in fear when you order her around like that, but no one else will you dopey jackass!
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186518 Apr 4, 2013
Big D wrote:
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No, in no law in any state is ability or intent to have children any kind of requirement for a marriage license.
I donít know how many times you will need to have this pointed out to you, but I can continue as long as you can.
I don't think he ever said that procreation is a requirement for marriage, only that procreation is closely related to marriage. And of course it is.
Anonymous

Hadley, MA

#186519 Apr 4, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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The vast majority of women who do try it don't.
Hence the difference in screams coming from gay bedrooms and hetero bedrooms...
Smile.
EWE, THAT's gross!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#186520 Apr 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Pelosi photo shoot.
http://www.freakingnews.com/Nancy-Pelosi-Pict...
Caution! This may be disturbing!
Yikes! Disturbing and amusing at the same time.

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