Obama's Argument for Gay Marriage

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President Obama today strongly suggested that his interpretation of the Constitution does support a fundamental right to same-sex marriage, even if he didn't put that argument in writing before the Supreme Court in a legal brief against California's Proposition 8. "What we've said is that same-sex couples are a group, a class that deserves ... (more)
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The Jerk-In-Chief also believes that the US Constitution fails to give him enough power to tax the hell out of us.

Thank God for the US Constitution's failures.
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shinningelectr0n wrote:
The Jerk-In-Chief also believes that the US Constitution fails to give him enough power to tax the hell out of us.
Thank God for the US Constitution's failures.
Guess you weren't around when the highest tax rate in this country was 90%. That was in the 1950s.

What is it now? 35%. And with loopholes such as the capital gains tax (15%) that advantage corporations and the ultra rich who end up paying less than half that.

Sorry you don't like our president, but enough people voted for him to give him the office. You may have preferred ol' Mitt, whose only year of tax returns he would release paid 15%. A lot less than I pay, and I'm as middle class as they come.

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Qwerty26 wrote:
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Guess you weren't around when the highest tax rate in this country was 90%. That was in the 1950s.
What is it now? 35%. And with loopholes such as the capital gains tax (15%) that advantage corporations and the ultra rich who end up paying less than half that.
Sorry you don't like our president, but enough people voted for him to give him the office. You may have preferred ol' Mitt, whose only year of tax returns he would release paid 15%. A lot less than I pay, and I'm as middle class as they come.
He probably also does not remember who was president in the 1950's: a Republican. To be fair, the high tax rate then was partly in place to retire the war debt and the cost of the Marshall Plan. But at least WWII was fought by the US for a just cause.
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If you notice, shinning has over 30000 comments...that's just about 450 comments a month....that's a lot of blah blah blah and very little listening and maybe learning something. Which is probably the reason he/she makes such asinine comments

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From the article:

" ...'What we’ve said is that same-sex couples are a group, a class that deserves heightened scrutiny, that the Supreme Court needs to ask the state why it’s doing it, and if the state doesn’t have a good reason it should be struck down,' Obama said ... "

As I've said, if we could win Suspect Classification, THAT would be ALL the marbles.

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snyper wrote:
From the article:
" ...'What we’ve said is that same-sex couples are a group, a class that deserves heightened scrutiny, that the Supreme Court needs to ask the state why it’s doing it, and if the state doesn’t have a good reason it should be struck down,' Obama said ... "
As I've said, if we could win Suspect Classification, THAT would be ALL the marbles.
Even an intermediate level of scrutiny would be beneficial at this point. I'm not entirely sure that this group of Justices is ready to take the quantum leap necessary to end official anti-gay animosity in this country, but they could just give the Romer decision a shove forwards in the meantime.

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Qwerty26 wrote:
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Guess you weren't around when the highest tax rate in this country was 90%. That was in the 1950s.
What is it now? 35%. And with loopholes such as the capital gains tax (15%) that advantage corporations and the ultra rich who end up paying less than half that.
Sorry you don't like our president, but enough people voted for him to give him the office. You may have preferred ol' Mitt, whose only year of tax returns he would release paid 15%. A lot less than I pay, and I'm as middle class as they come.
As JohnInToronto mentions above, that tax rate was to cover war debt and recovery, a war larger than any other than the world had ever seen before.

Here, we have a Jerk-In-Chief who blows money that isn't his like it was urine down his toilet and you want to compare his cavalier stupidity with Eisenhower's era of war recovery?

I wasn't around during the 50's but I can tell that you clearly were born just yesterday.

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Mikey wrote:
If you notice, shinning has over 30000 comments...that's just about 450 comments a month....that's a lot of blah blah blah and very little listening and maybe learning something. Which is probably the reason he/she makes such asinine comments
If you'll notice, Mikey has no comment history at all listed. Mikey is a small-mouthed heel-nipping Chihuahua who only squeaks when he's hungry for din-din.

Does your wife with sewer-pipe arms and tatoos let you go online once or twice a month?

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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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As JohnInToronto mentions above, that tax rate was to cover war debt and recovery, a war larger than any other than the world had ever seen before.
Here, we have a Jerk-In-Chief who blows money that isn't his like it was urine down his toilet and you want to compare his cavalier stupidity with Eisenhower's era of war recovery?
I wasn't around during the 50's but I can tell that you clearly were born just yesterday.
The Executive is merely consolidating indebteness into the hands of the Federal Government. It's been standard Treasury procedure since the founding of the Nation. It looks startling to those who don't understand it.

Want to worry? Want to be angry? Want to actually be good for something?

Get your Congresspersons to re-implement Glass-Steagall and close the "Double Irish" loopholes.

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The Executive is merely consolidating indebteness into the hands of the Federal Government. It's been standard Treasury procedure since the founding of the Nation. It looks startling to those who don't understand it.
Want to worry? Want to be angry? Want to actually be good for something?
Get your Congresspersons to re-implement Glass-Steagall and close the "Double Irish" loopholes.
"The Executive is merely consolidating indebteness into the hands of the Federal Government. It's been standard Treasury procedure since the founding of the Nation. It looks startling to those who don't understand it."

WTF? Was this dictated using defective Voice Recognition software or is English you third language?

"The Executive is merely consolidating indebteness into the hands of the Federal Government."

Gee. You could get a Pulitzer for that gobbledygook!!
From Dr. Seuss.

"It's been standard Treasury procedure since the founding of the Nation."

Well, well! Confused and confounding nonsensical statements have been around a lot longer than that, Dood!

"It looks startling to those who don't understand it."

Well, you got something there, boy, but I am actually more amused than startled:}

"Want to worry? Want to be angry? Want to actually be good for something?"

Of course I do!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Now wipe yourself real good and go beddy-bye, OK?



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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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"The Executive is merely consolidating indebteness into the hands of the Federal Government. It's been standard Treasury procedure since the founding of the Nation. It looks startling to those who don't understand it."
WTF? Was this dictated using defective Voice Recognition software or is English you third language?
"The Executive is merely consolidating indebteness into the hands of the Federal Government."
Gee. You could get a Pulitzer for that gobbledygook!!
From Dr. Seuss.
"It's been standard Treasury procedure since the founding of the Nation."
Well, well! Confused and confounding nonsensical statements have been around a lot longer than that, Dood!
"It looks startling to those who don't understand it."
Well, you got something there, boy, but I am actually more amused than startled:}
"Want to worry? Want to be angry? Want to actually be good for something?"
Of course I do!!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Now wipe yourself real good and go beddy-bye, OK?
It wasn't that hard to understand. Why is it troubling you so?
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It wasn't that hard to understand. Why is it troubling you so?
'Cos he's a teabagger, that's why. Now can we please, please, PLEASE get this thread back on topic?
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The IDIOT just wants THEIR vote..he wllcater to any cause to get a vote...he knows he is going to make MEN so POOR

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On another thread, a poster suggested a fascinating possibility: After President Obama steps down in 2016, appoint him to the first SCOTUS seat that opens.

Personally, I would be all for Congress enlarging the SCOTUS to 13 Justices. A baker's dozen. I'm also strangely in favor of SCOTUS decisions requiring at least 3/4th agreement or the lower decision stands. Perhaps unanimous would be even better. I'm tired of all these 5-4's.

President Obama's reasoning that we deserve "heightened scrutiny" is sound.

Will the SCOTUS listen?

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It wasn't that hard to understand. Why is it troubling you so?
Birds of a feather...
Go ahead. Make my day. Explain to me what he just excreted.

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'Cos he's a teabagger, that's why. Now can we please, please, PLEASE get this thread back on topic?
A very typical Ultra Left Wingnut Progressive Socialist Democrat response. Nonsensical, off-topic and prepubescent.

"...he's a teabagger...".

Right out of the Sesame St. Manifesto. Cute but irrelevant.

Now can we please, please, PLEASE get this thread back on topic?

That last pompous azz jerk yanked it off to look down his long condescending nose trying to impress his girlfriend reading this.

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The IDIOT just wants THEIR vote..he wllcater to any cause to get a vote...he knows he is going to make MEN so POOR
He's a cock Weather-vane spinning atop a Socialist Cupola.
His political direction is ruled by the wind.

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On another thread, a poster suggested a fascinating possibility: After President Obama steps down in 2016, appoint him to the first SCOTUS seat that opens.
Personally, I would be all for Congress enlarging the SCOTUS to 13 Justices. A baker's dozen. I'm also strangely in favor of SCOTUS decisions requiring at least 3/4th agreement or the lower decision stands. Perhaps unanimous would be even better. I'm tired of all these 5-4's.
President Obama's reasoning that we deserve "heightened scrutiny" is sound.
Will the SCOTUS listen?
I've got no fingernails left.
You make suicide sound so pleasant!

I'll betcha you're a used car salesman, right?

Appliances?

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On another thread, a poster suggested a fascinating possibility: After President Obama steps down in 2016, appoint him to the first SCOTUS seat that opens.
Personally, I would be all for Congress enlarging the SCOTUS to 13 Justices. A baker's dozen. I'm also strangely in favor of SCOTUS decisions requiring at least 3/4th agreement or the lower decision stands. Perhaps unanimous would be even better. I'm tired of all these 5-4's.
President Obama's reasoning that we deserve "heightened scrutiny" is sound.
Will the SCOTUS listen?
I've got no fingernails left.
Keep those nails trimmed. Otherwise, they'll hurt like hell when you insert them.

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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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"The Executive is merely consolidating indebteness into the hands of the Federal Government. It's been standard Treasury procedure since the founding of the Nation. It looks startling to those who don't understand it."
WTF? Was this dictated using defective Voice Recognition software or is English you third language?
"The Executive is merely consolidating indebteness into the hands of the Federal Government."
Gee. You could get a Pulitzer for that gobbledygook!!
From Dr. Seuss.
"It's been standard Treasury procedure since the founding of the Nation."
Well, well! Confused and confounding nonsensical statements have been around a lot longer than that, Dood!
"It looks startling to those who don't understand it."
Well, you got something there, boy, but I am actually more amused than startled:}
"Want to worry? Want to be angry? Want to actually be good for something?"
Of course I do!!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Now wipe yourself real good and go beddy-bye, OK?
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