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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#202465 Jul 14, 2013
Hey! Look, you guys...I'm being invited to join the community.
Nice of them to make me feel so welcome....
#202466 Jul 14, 2013
WOO~HOOO! Another day of mind rotting toxic waste dump Topix!
#202467 Jul 14, 2013
A post of yours I was responding to disappeared. I looked back, all your posts were gone. We know the drill by now. But what I don't understand is why they pick on only one person at a time. I seem to be getting a pass so far today. Looks like you're it today. Ah good times! Shows they love us.
#202468 Jul 14, 2013
Simple is a concept that eludes him. It's why I think a trip to Knowville will help him/her out.
#202469 Jul 14, 2013
"Join the community".
I'm up to 7, now...
#202471 Jul 14, 2013
I love it, when they show us the love...
It gives me a warm fuzzy....
#202472 Jul 14, 2013
I think I'm being shown the door next. When I try to post anything at all I get big red warnings to be nice.
Ah good times!
#202473 Jul 14, 2013
If you don't mind, I'll borrow that a time or two.
#202474 Jul 14, 2013
Actually, you're the steaming pile of fecal matter.
That you have to run to a former fry cook for help speaks volumes about your mental health.
You people claim to be normal and you're everything but...
Since: Dec 09
#202475 Jul 14, 2013
--Oh God... Here we go again... "Marriage is the basic unit of our society! There has never been and will never be a more important and key idea with regards to the entire human race." Please, you drama queen... Marriage is a manmade construct. Any two people can fall on top of one another and spit out a child. That's been happening since the beginning of time.
Spare me the histrionics.
--LGBT people were not enslaved, unless they were gay slaves. But neither were women, religious minorities, or the disabled. Yet we extend civil and equal rights to each one of these populations.
--Stop playing with semantics... Marriage has always been and will always be a manmade social and legal union between two or more people; depending on when your lived and where you lived. The way it has looked has varied widely over the eons. Allowing same-sex partners to benefit from the laws that protect married couples in this country is yet another rendition of marriage. Denial of marriage between same-sex partners has been based on the false and long held belief that homosexuals are disordered. We no longer hold those beliefs--at least those in the medical, psychiatric, biological, and other scientific communities.
Laws are based on facts. And the facts clearly show that openly gay individuals do not suffer "personal angst or social disability"--the basis for determining if a human characteristic is a mental or physical disorder.
#202476 Jul 14, 2013
I hear tell that Knoxville smells like Crisco this time of year.
#202477 Jul 14, 2013
Ah, ya sound like some kind of bottomless racists, take turns and shut up.
#202478 Jul 14, 2013
f you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!
English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité
#202480 Jul 14, 2013
While you're getting spit roasted by Sharpton & Jackson
#202481 Jul 14, 2013
Such irony. I absolutely loathe the sound of French speakers, and the Chinese are a close second, with their 72 thousand variations of "how".
And then there's Lisping Brucie with "rathist" and "thivil rigthths"...
#202482 Jul 14, 2013
#202483 Jul 14, 2013
Why would you call me "bottomless"?
#202484 Jul 14, 2013
Feel free. Joanie Baloney is a particularly nasty little piece of work who needs all the tough love we can give him.
#202485 Jul 14, 2013
You probably shouldn't ask.
#202486 Jul 14, 2013
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