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Obama urges Supreme Court to overturn California same-sex marriage ban

There are 1525 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 28, 2013, titled Obama urges Supreme Court to overturn California same-sex marriage ban. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Thursday that California's ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection, a position that could also cast doubt on prohibitions in other states.

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d pants

United States

#1045 Mar 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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So those that prefer little girls are heterosexuals, Samatha?
it would be a heterosexual preference would it not. Reminds me of a joke.
A man is at the shrink and they are talking about how his wife caught him having sex with the family dog. "Was it a female dog?" The shrink asked. "Hell no I'm not gay what's wrong with you!" The man replied.
Some Never Came Home

Tempe, AZ

#1046 Mar 19, 2013
Sparkle wrote:
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ooh boo hooo wittle Some Never Came Home can't handle reality?
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P.S.S. What you probably smell is the backside of your gay lover.
hahahahahah LIVE WITH IT .... > lololololololololol
LMAO @ YOU ... hahahahah ... HAH HAH HAH AHHHHH hahahahah WOW hahah hahhhhhhhh ha heheh hahah WOW roflmao
I will live with it oh great clueless one! I will live with the reality of marriage equality that's coming down the road that you are powerless to stop and in the end will have to live with it! You will also have to live with DOMA falling by the wayside also! So just who isn't who isn't facing up to the reality you psychotic putz! That would be you! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Yes indeed,LMFingAOAYOU!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Friend of Bill

United States

#1047 Mar 19, 2013
Some Never Came Home wrote:
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I will live with it oh great clueless one! I will live with the reality of marriage equality that's coming down the road that you are powerless to stop and in the end will have to live with it! You will also have to live with DOMA falling by the wayside also! So just who isn't who isn't facing up to the reality you psychotic putz! That would be you! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Yes indeed,LMFingAOAYOU!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Irregardless of whether queer marriage is legal or not, Normal and Decent people will never accept Homoperverts as anything other than sick-freaks!!!
Some Never Came Home

Tempe, AZ

#1049 Mar 19, 2013
Friend of Bill wrote:
<quoted text>Irregardless of whether queer marriage is legal or not, Normal and Decent people will never accept Homoperverts as anything other than sick-freaks!!!
And there you go with that reality problem again! The truly only sick freak I see around here and most other decent people see would be you! And who cares what you think about marriage equality,your opinion is meaningless and inconsequential! You couldn't even make a good pimple on the azz of humanity! YOU are the sick and perverted one! YOU are on the losing side of history!
Xavier Breath

West New York, NJ

#1050 Mar 19, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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True. I don't disagree. However, a previous statement was made that heterosexuals significantly out number homosexuals in HIV cases. Which as I pointed out is not the case. Nothing more, nothing less. Not my intention to stir the pot or cause an argument :)
Peace!
Globally, there are more heterosexuals with HIV. Period. Sexual orientation has NOTHING to do with viruses.
Xavier Breath

West New York, NJ

#1051 Mar 19, 2013
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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Why yes dear it does but he is a lame duck already.
No he isn't. You are too stupid to understand what the phrase "lame duck" means.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#1054 Mar 19, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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And yet Obama voted Yea to TARP.
btw, it was Timmy Geithner and Obama who extended TARP to bailout AIG and the union workers of GM and the auto industry.
Notice the date of the Headline of the article below??????? Sept 17, 2008

Again, the Republicans are attempting to rewrite history where it concerns their policies to deal with the George Bush Economic disaster from the policies the Republican majority fostered onto America and the world.

AIG bailout upsets Republican lawmakers
September 17, 2008|From Ted Barrett, Deirdre Walsh and Brianna Keilar CNN

Key Republicans on Capitol Hill blasted the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve on Wednesday for orchestrating an $85 billion bailout of insurance giant American International Group, and the White House for not informing them of the plan.

The $85 Billion Bush approved for AIG began the ball rolling toward Nationalizing the Financial Industry in mid September 2008. From that point America saw an alvalance of nationalizing the Financial Industry, and in Nov duplicated the process with the Automobile Industry.

AIG Bailout Timeline Summary:

Sept 9 | Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:25am IST
(Reuters)- The U.S. Treasury on Sunday said it would sell $18 billion in American International Group stock, reducing its stake in the insurer to just over 20 percent.

The sale comes about four years after the government first rescued the company with a bailout that eventually soared to $182 billion. Following is a timeline of key events:

2008

Sept. 16: The government rescues AIG with an $85 billion bailout, as the company was minutes from bankruptcy.

Sept. 17: The government removes Robert Willumstad as AIG's chief executive and names former Allstate CEO Edward Liddy to replace him.

Oct. 8: AIG and the Fed reach a deal for another $37.8 billion in liquidity.

Nov. 10: AIG bailout is restructured to include the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the creation of the Maiden Lane facilities.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#1055 Mar 19, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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And yet Obama voted Yea to TARP.
btw, it was Timmy Geithner and Obama who extended TARP to bailout AIG and the union workers of GM and the auto industry.
Here is more help with the truth for your convenience....... ROFLMAO

Timeline of the Big Three bailout
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday - Chrysler and General Motors each get $4 billion in loans.

January - GM gets another $5.4 billion in loans.

All the decision on funding the Automobile and Financial Industry were initiated and conducted by the George Bush Administration... he handed over to Obama in late January 2009, a Nationalized Financial and Automobile Manufacturing Industry.....

To paint these activities as Obama's initiatives is a outright lie in an attempt to rewrite the Historical context of these occurrences...

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1056 Mar 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Not in the slightest, Dumbo.
Happy to flag all your posts since so far... in 2013... you have yet to post on topic... as far as I can see.
Say hello to Au Dumbo for me!
Of course your lies are weak and meaningless as your post normally are. Keep up the good work, the low information voters are cheering for you.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#1057 Mar 19, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
<quoted text>What's The difference? A state run ANYTHING is bad. What would you expect? You are wrong on one point. The Marxist' s control the masses through the press and the confiscation of guns. Sound familiar?
Much in the same way Murdoch controls the Press in Europe and what's distributed there as he's attempting to influence with his America brand, Fox News and a number of his tabloid publications which are equally popular at check out counters in America.

You're trying to change the dynamics of America in our history, there was a point up until 40 years ago that a large segment of our population were not allowed to banish fire-arms.

Groups meeting banishing weapons in America at their gatherings is a pretty new phenomenon.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1058 Mar 19, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Here is more help with the truth for your convenience....... ROFLMAO
Timeline of the Big Three bailout
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday - Chrysler and General Motors each get $4 billion in loans.
January - GM gets another $5.4 billion in loans.
All the decision on funding the Automobile and Financial Industry were initiated and conducted by the George Bush Administration... he handed over to Obama in late January 2009, a Nationalized Financial and Automobile Manufacturing Industry.....
To paint these activities as Obama's initiatives is a outright lie in an attempt to rewrite the Historical context of these occurrences...
Loans were not ownership which is what nationalizations requires moon beam. When Obama gave GM and the unions 43 billion, took over stock and stole equited from bond holders..........then it became a socialistic ownership. You need to learn boy if your going to continue to banter words about.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#1059 Mar 19, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Here is more help with the truth for your convenience....... ROFLMAO
Timeline of the Big Three bailout
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday - Chrysler and General Motors each get $4 billion in loans.
January - GM gets another $5.4 billion in loans.
All the decision on funding the Automobile and Financial Industry were initiated and conducted by the George Bush Administration... he handed over to Obama in late January 2009, a Nationalized Financial and Automobile Manufacturing Industry.....
To paint these activities as Obama's initiatives is a outright lie in an attempt to rewrite the Historical context of these occurrences...
http://timeline.stlouisfed.org/index.cfm...

gives you the complete timeline of events that transpired to cause the financial meltdown mess in 2008 / 2009. lots of reading and press releases and public statements that show the linkage of the cause and effect of the whole mess.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#1060 Mar 19, 2013
Friend of Bill wrote:
<quoted text>Irregardless of whether queer marriage is legal or not, Normal and Decent people will never accept Homoperverts as anything other than sick-freaks!!!
I suppose you like to think of yourself and normal and decent?

U R neither.

Nice rant though.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1061 Mar 19, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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And yet Obama voted Yea to TARP.
btw, it was Timmy Geithner and Obama who extended TARP to bailout AIG and the union workers of GM and the auto industry.
You are incredibly stupid.

Henry Paulson along with Bush came up with TARP, a 3 page document initially, that had no specifics as to terms of repayment. You need help on this I see;

http://www.businessinsider.com/uncovered-tarp...

Auto bailout was already put in place by Bush dimwit;

"The only problem with Biden’s history lesson is that the “man with steel in his spine” he referred to should have been George W. Bush, not Barack Obama. Lest we forget, it was Bush rather than Obama who initiated the government rescue of the auto companies.

On December 19, 2008, a week after Republicans in the Senate had killed a bailout bill proposed by Democrats, saying it didn’t impose big enough wage cuts on the U.A.W., Bush unilaterally agreed to lend $17.4 billion of taxpayers’ money to General Motors and Chrysler, of which $13.4 billion was to be extended immediately. He had to twist the law to get the money. Deprived of congressional funding, he diverted cash from the loathed TARP program, which Congress had already passed, but which was supposed to be restricted to rescuing the banks.“I didn’t want there to twenty-one-per-cent unemployment,” he said to a meeting of the National Automobile Dealers Association in Las Vegas last month, explaining why he acted as he did.“I didn’t want history to look back and say,‘Bush could have done something but chose not to do it.’

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncas...

So republicans killed the auto bailout, and Bush took TARP money and gave it to them anyway!

Feeling a bit stupid yet?
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#1062 Mar 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Loans were not ownership which is what nationalizations requires moon beam. When Obama gave GM and the unions 43 billion, took over stock and stole equited from bond holders..........then it became a socialistic ownership. You need to learn boy if your going to continue to banter words about.
"Obama gave", you would have to assume anyone reading your post is illiterate and didn't know that the Automobile Loans were made before Obama won the Election and Took Office at the White House.

If Obama wasn't president in Office how was it remotely possible he had any authority to approve George Bush's legislation and amendment to include Chrysler and General Motors; in the TARP funding scheme?

The Nationalizing of the Financial and Automobile Industry happen before the Nov 2008 elections. You are trying to change the historic dynamics of those facts....... ROFLMAO.

Bottom Line, at the very core of Republicanism lays a lying Marxist

Here is more help for your convenience....... ROFLMAO

((((((( Timeline of the Big Three bailout )))))))
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday - Chrysler and General Motors each get $4 billion in loans.

January - GM gets another $5.4 billion in loans.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#1063 Mar 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Loans were not ownership which is what nationalizations requires moon beam. When Obama gave GM and the unions 43 billion, took over stock and stole equited from bond holders..........then it became a socialistic ownership. You need to learn boy if your going to continue to banter words about.
October 28, 2008 | Treasury Department CPP Transaction Report
The U.S. Treasury Department purchases a total of $125 billion in preferred stock in nine U.S. banks under the Capital Purchase Program.

Otherwise known as Nationalizing the American Financial Industry an event undertaken by George Bush in October 2008 a week before the Elections that saw President Obama win the campaign.

You knew this already, you are lying to save some mythical dignity that doesn't or didn't exist, right?

You and the other Marxist Republicans are basically embarrassed and are only attempting to deflect accountability of your Hugo Chavez Venezuela like market grab...... ROFLMAO
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#1064 Mar 19, 2013
heartandmind wrote:
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http://timeline.stlouisfed.org/index.cfm...
gives you the complete timeline of events that transpired to cause the financial meltdown mess in 2008 / 2009. lots of reading and press releases and public statements that show the linkage of the cause and effect of the whole mess.
Outstanding post!!!!!!!!

http://timeline.stlouisfed.org/index.cfm...

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1065 Mar 19, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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You are incredibly stupid.
Henry Paulson along with Bush came up with TARP, a 3 page document initially, that had no specifics as to terms of repayment. You need help on this I see;
http://www.businessinsider.com/uncovered-tarp...
Auto bailout was already put in place by Bush dimwit;
"The only problem with Biden’s history lesson is that the “man with steel in his spine” he referred to should have been George W. Bush, not Barack Obama. Lest we forget, it was Bush rather than Obama who initiated the government rescue of the auto companies.
On December 19, 2008, a week after Republicans in the Senate had killed a bailout bill proposed by Democrats, saying it didn’t impose big enough wage cuts on the U.A.W., Bush unilaterally agreed to lend $17.4 billion of taxpayers’ money to General Motors and Chrysler, of which $13.4 billion was to be extended immediately. He had to twist the law to get the money. Deprived of congressional funding, he diverted cash from the loathed TARP program, which Congress had already passed, but which was supposed to be restricted to rescuing the banks.“I didn’t want there to twenty-one-per-cent unemployment,” he said to a meeting of the National Automobile Dealers Association in Las Vegas last month, explaining why he acted as he did.“I didn’t want history to look back and say,‘Bush could have done something but chose not to do it.’
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncas...
So republicans killed the auto bailout, and Bush took TARP money and gave it to them anyway!
Feeling a bit stupid yet?
This article is about the Treasury fund. For the legislative bill and subsequent law, see Public Law 110-343. For the legislative history and the events leading to the law, see Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is a program of the United States government to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions to strengthen its financial sector that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008. It was a component of the government's measures in 2008 to address the subprime mortgage crisis.

The TARP program originally authorized expenditures of $700 billion. The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act reduced the amount authorized to $475 billion. By October 11, 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated that total disbursements would be $431 billion and estimated the total cost, including grants for mortgage programs that have not yet been made,
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#1066 Mar 19, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Outstanding post!!!!!!!!
http://timeline.stlouisfed.org/index.cfm...
what's interesting (and many want to whine about) is that the facts presented there show us that the decline began in 2007, and possibly prior since Freddie Mac stated they would no longer fund high risk home loans. that's because of the issues that were brought to light with the high-risk loans and the stock market and so forth....perpetrated by the banks.

oh wait....now who was president back in 2005, 2006, 2007?

don't answer that, one Eric. you'll just make them howl in agony.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#1067 Mar 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>This article is about the Treasury fund. For the legislative bill and subsequent law, see Public Law 110-343. For the legislative history and the events leading to the law, see Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is a program of the United States government to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions to strengthen its financial sector that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008. It was a component of the government's measures in 2008 to address the subprime mortgage crisis.
The TARP program originally authorized expenditures of $700 billion. The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act reduced the amount authorized to $475 billion. By October 11, 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated that total disbursements would be $431 billion and estimated the total cost, including grants for mortgage programs that have not yet been made,
for a more complete picture of the events that caused the crash, see the link posted prior in post number 1059

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