Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

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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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Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210900 Aug 19, 2013
1.Com paq is considering changing the command “Press Any Key” to “Press Return Key” because of the flood of calls asking where the “Any” key is.
2.AST technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on. The cover turned out to be the plastic bag the mouse was packaged in.
3.Another Compaq technician received a call from a man complaining that the system wouldn’t read word processing files from his old diskettes. After trouble-shooting for magnets and heat failed to diagnose the problem, it was found that the customer had labeled the diskettes, then rolled them into the typewriter to type the labels.
4.Another AST customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies of the floppies.
5.A Dell technician advised his customer to put his troubled floppy back in the drive and close the door. The customer asked the tech to hold on, and was heard putting the phone down, getting up and crossing the room to close the door to his room.
6.Another Dell customer called to say he couldn’t get his computer to fax anything. After 40 minutes of trouble-shooting, the technician discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the “send” key.
7.Yet another Dell customer called to complain that his keyboard no longer worked. He had cleaned it by filling up his tub with soap and water and soaking the keyboard for a day, then removing all the keys and washing them individually.
8.A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was “bad and an invalid”. The tech explained that the computer’s “bad command” and “invalid” responses shouldn’t be taken personally.
9.A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents. He told the technician that the computer had said it “couldn’t find printer”. The user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer – but that his computer still couldn’t “see” the printer.
10.An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn’t get her new Dell Computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response,“I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing happens.” The “foot pedal” turned out to be the computer’s mouse.
11.Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn’t work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked “What power switch?”
12.True story from a Novell NetWire SysOp:
Caller:“Hello, is this Tech Support?”
Tech:“Yes, it is. How may I help you?”
Caller:“The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?”
Tech:“I’m sorry, but did you say a cup holder?”
Caller:“Yes, it’s attached to the front of my computer.”
Tech:“Please excuse me if I seem a bit stumped, It’s because I am. Did you receive this as part of a promotional, at a trade show? How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?”
Caller:“It came with my computer, I don’t know anything about a promotional. It just has ’4X’ on it.” At this point the Tech Rep had to mute the caller, because he couldn’t stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder, and snapped it off the drive!
13.Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support.“I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second disk, and had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk – I couldn’t even fit it in…” The user hadn’t realized that “Insert Disk 2″ meant to remove Disk 1 first.

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210901 Aug 19, 2013
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to determined who is Christian and who isn't and the only way I know that if the person who I am talking to is not obeying God's Commandments.
YOU have to determine?? Wow. Your hubris is unbelievable.

Hey, if not obeying your god's commandments is what determines if one is not a Christian, they you are not a Christian.

You have been told your message is not wanted here. Several times in fact. Jesus instructed his followers that once they have been told their message is not wanted, they are to MOVE ON.(Luke 9:3-5) Yet here you stay. Disobeying the direct instruction of Jesus.

Turn in your Christian badge dearie, you don't qualify.
suzanne henderson

El Dorado Hills, CA

#210902 Aug 19, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>An anti-gay rights group has purchased hourly radio spots to urge parents to keep their children home from school on Harvey Milk Day, which honors the gay rights pioneer. Randy Thomasson, president of the SaveCalifornia.com , said the group bought more than 100 time slots for a radio ad in Los Angeles and Sacramento. It urges parents to "protect your children from Harvey Milk indoctrination," by keeping them home from school on Wednesday. "This is harmful to children," In 2011 Save California head Randy Thomasson claimed that Harvey Milk Day would "unleash a tsunami of perversity" that would include "mock gay weddings" at public schools. In 2010 Thomasson claimed that Harvey Milk Day would include "cross-dressing contests" and that Milk endorsed pedophilia.
I think what is harmful is not letting our children know about different people. I think what is harmful is putting false fear into our schools. My son had a gay teacher, okay guess what subject..English...LOL...but he was a great teacher and even brought his partner into class one time, I don't think the students decided to be gay after that experience. Most kids know of all the 'normal' gays out there: entertainers, CEOs, neighbors, politicians, religious leaders, etc. Why would anyone send money to them to buy radio time to air its bigotry? Seems like your money to them is not turning anyone towards Christ, I would say it's more like turning them further away. What a shame!
I agree 100% with Randy and you do not know him at all and you are making a arguement that is not correct at all. He is trying his best to protect children and I am to. I have written to supervisors, county clerks & Jerry Brown who by the way, his father was very good friends of my father, and Jerry Brown is nothing like Pat Brown was when he was Governor way back when. We are here to help children and I really think you had better Study more of the Scripures because Jesus said in Matthew Chapter 18 verse 6 and I quote: "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drownded in the depth of the sea." My husband and I watched a video on the internet a few weeks back on this subject of being taught that homosexuality is normal and it made us sick. They showed very small children on the classroom floor listening to their teacher read a book on mommies and mommies or daddys or daddys and this was normal. What ever happened to reading, writing or arithmetic? This is going to hurt our children, for I know that children that are vunerable and have tendencies to go to the same sex will now feel that it is normal when if they had counselors, they would know that it is not normal and they could be changed. How shameful for you to want a gay teacher to teach your children. Thank God my children are raised up and have Christ in their lives, for if I had small children, they would be home schooled. I think it is time to say goodby, for you and I are arguing and I will not go there anymore with you. Have a good life and may God continue to work in your life. Please do not respond to us anymore, for we believe in God's Word and we do not agree with you on much of the subjects we are talking about and I have much to do in my life and I feel as though God is telling me that it is a waste of time to discuss with you any longer. Thank you.

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210903 Aug 19, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I said marriage is a necessary constraint for mating behavior.
Nope. Mating behavior happens just fine without marriage. Your necessity is completely made up.

Today's fairytale hour has been brought to you by Gregory Kirschmann, everyone's favorite nincompoop!

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210904 Aug 19, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
In fact, I asked THREE colleagues for validation.
Give our best to Larry, Moe and Shemp when you talk to them again.
suzanne henderson

El Dorado Hills, CA

#210905 Aug 19, 2013
Jonah1 wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU have to determine?? Wow. Your hubris is unbelievable.
Hey, if not obeying your god's commandments is what determines if one is not a Christian, they you are not a Christian.
You have been told your message is not wanted here. Several times in fact. Jesus instructed his followers that once they have been told their message is not wanted, they are to MOVE ON.(Luke 9:3-5) Yet here you stay. Disobeying the direct instruction of Jesus.
Turn in your Christian badge dearie, you don't qualify.
Your comments also do not belong on this forum, so please do not read my post for they are not directed to people like you. You quote from Scripture, but do you really Study the Scriptures?
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#210906 Aug 19, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
when they stop bringing it up as a reason to not allow same sex marriage, I will stop reminding them. I don’t give a crap what you want.
Too funny!

I didn't say I wanted anything. If I ever do want any sh!t from you, I'll just squeeze your head.

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210907 Aug 19, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the bottom line to that post?
LOL
It only shows you have no idea what marriage is.
No dear, the bottom line is that you don't know what reality is.

LOL
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210908 Aug 19, 2013
Let the new jam boo re begin!
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#210909 Aug 19, 2013
Popess wrote:
What does the Pope and McDonald's have in common?
They both stick meat in ten year old buns.
There is no evidence the pope has buggered any 10 year olds.
Brian

Pardeeville, WI

#210910 Aug 19, 2013
WHY VOTE wrote:
Ok, I don't really care if same sex people get married or are together in any capacity. I am for equal rights BUT.......... I am very annoyed that peoples votes don't mean anything anymore. What happened to a majority vote rules? What happened to the peoples voice?
My stance on this has nothing to do with same sex couples. This is just the latest thing a court has overturned or blocked that THE PEOPLE voted for. Look at AZ., look back at prop. 187 which would have saved is billions in illegal immigrant funding. The people of the USA are trying to make changes to better our country and the few judges are effectively disenfranchising us.
Again this is not directed at same sex couples it is major frustration over the majority loosing there voice.
WHY VOTE????
If it were left to 'the voters' most civil right laws would not have been enacted when they were. Do you think Lincoln's Emancipation Act would have been approved by popular vote? Leaders sometimes have to do what is 'right' not what the public think is right due to misinformation, ignorance and/or prejudice.
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210911 Aug 19, 2013
This Thing Called PSP
What's this thing called PSP?
I pondered and I wondered...
I hit this key and that key..
Oh gosh how I blundered!

It scared me to death
the things what were in there,
the tools were all taunting...
Click on me if you dare!

I clicked on the browser
and things went a'flyin...
scared me to death
and left me a'cryin!

I hit the wrong key
and the toolbar went 'Poof!'
I thought "Oh my goodness,
did I ever goof!

It said 'open an image'
an image? What could that be?
This button, that button...
This thing's a'pickin on me!!

But the more I went in there
and the more things I tried,
I no longer feared it,
I no longer cried.

I learned it and learned it
and learned it some more,
Now the rest of my life
I just plain ignore!

So don't bother callin
I won't answer the phone...
I'm a PSP'er....
Just leave me alone!!!
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210912 Aug 19, 2013
This is a Flame
THIS IS A FLAME

Dear

[x] dork [] dummy [] ignorant snot [] stupid [] nerd [] Elvis
[x] idiot[] computer geek [] retard [] sycophant [] Samuel Stoddard

You are being flamed because

[x] you continued a boring useless stupid thread
[x] you repeatedly posted to the same thread that you just posted to
[] you posted a "test"
[] you used vi and left a whole bunch of editing garbage on the screen
[] you posted a request for an article which was posted three times in the
past week
[] you claimed to have the original GGBJ
[] you posted some sort of religious junk that doesn't belong in this group
[x] you posted an article that was not funny, unoriginal and very boring
[x] your mother dresses you funny

To recant, you must

[x] actually post a humorous article
[] give up all your worldly possessions and become a Tibetan monk
[] hang yourself by the big toe for 72 hours
[x] abstain from sex for a month (shouldn't be too hard for you)
[] shave your head, paint a target on it, and go to Iraq
[] give your MP (Congressman in U.S.A., I guess) a donation of three hemp
plants to decorate his office
[] become politically correct and demand that manholes be renamed to
peroffspringopenings
[] cut your testicles (or breasts, if you're a woman) off
[]________

Thank you for the time you have taken to read this, and please detest from
the offending behavior that led to this flame. Also, GO AWAY!

END FLAME
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#210913 Aug 19, 2013
Mikey wrote:
<quoted text>
Hold a mirror to your a$$ if you can, because that's exactly what you are.
No. Not a moron.

How did yours look though? Just like your face, right?
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210914 Aug 19, 2013
Things You Don't Want Your Sysadmin To Say
1. Uh-oh...

2. Oh S***!

3. What the heck?!?

4. Go get your backup tape.(You DO have a backup tape?)

5. That's SOOOOO bizarre.

6. Wow!! Look at this...

7. Hey!! The Suns don't do this.

8. Terminated?!?

9. What software license?!?

10. Well, it's doing SOMETHING...

11. Wow...that seemed fast...

12. I got a better job at Lockheed...

13. Management says...

14. Sorry, the new equipment didn't get budgeted.

15. What do you mean that wasn't a copy?

16. It didn't do that a minute ago...

17. Where's the GUI on this thing?

18. Damn, and I just bought that Coke...

19. Where's the DIR command?

20. The drive ate the tape but that's OK, I brought my screwdriver.

21. I cleaned up the root partition and now there's LOTS of free space.

22. What's this "any" key I'm supposed to press?

23. Do you smell something?

24. What's that grinding sound?

25. I have never seen it do THAT before...

26. I don't think it should be doing that...

27. I remember the last time I saw it do that...

28. You might as well all go home early today...

29. My leave starts tomorrow.

30. Oops!(said in a quiet, almost surprised voice)

31. Hmm, maybe if I do this...

32. Why is my "rm -R *" taking so long?"

33. Hmmm, curious...

34. Well, MY files were backed up.

35. What do you mean you needed that directory?

36. What do you mean /home was on that disk? I umounted it!

37. Do you really need your home directory to do any work?

38. I didn't think anybody would be doing any work at 2am, so I killed your job.

39. Yes, I chowned all the files to belong to pvcs. Is that a problem to you?

40. We're standardizing on AIX.

41. Wonder what THIS command does?

42. What did you say your (1)user name was...? ;-)
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210915 Aug 19, 2013
Things To Do When Your Isp Is Down
1. Dial 911 immediately.

2. Open the curtains to see if anything has changed over the past 2 years.

3. You mean there's something else to do?

4. Threaten your ISP with an impeachment vote.

5. Work.

6. Re-introduce yourself to your immediate family.

7. Get that kidney transplant you've been putting off.
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210916 Aug 19, 2013
The 12 bugs of Christmas
For the first bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

See if they can do it again.

For the second bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the third bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the fourth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the fifth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the sixth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the seventh bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the eighth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the ninth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the tenth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the eleventh bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Say it's not supported
Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

For the twelfth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me

Tell them it's a feature
Say it's not supported
Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210917 Aug 19, 2013
The Top Internet Commandments
12. Thou shalt not downloadeth porn on thine work computer, lest ye be cast out.

11. Thou shalt *** EARN *** REDEMPTION *** FAST!!!!***

10. Thou shalt not make for yourself a graven image of that which is copyrighted.

9. Thou shalt not pop up any unwanted windows before me, for I shall smite them immediately with a hasty click and read them not.

8. Thou shalt use no browser other than Internet Explorer, for thy Gates is a jealous Gates.

7. Thou shalt not forward chain letters. Instead, send these commandments to ten friends, and help save the life of a small child in Bogota!

6. Thou shalt not act like a hot 18-year chick in a chat room when thou art a pudgy, pimply-faced Trekkie.

5. Spam not, lest ye be spammed tenfold.

4. Thou shalt not spill your kinky guts and then click "Reply to all."

3. Thou shall not call thyself "Richard P. Smith" online when "Chesty LaRue" sounds so much better.

2. Remember thou the Neimann-Marcus cookie recipe and keep it holy.

1. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife - and thou shalt rejoice in the loophole that Tommy Lee is technically not thy neighbor.
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210918 Aug 19, 2013
The Programmer and the Engineer
A Programmer and an Engineer were sitting next to each other on an airplane. The Programmer leans over to the Engineer and asks if he wants to play a fun game. The Engineer just wants to sleep so he politely declines, turns away and tries to sleep. The Programmer persists and explains that it's a real easy game. He explains, "I ask a question and if you don't know the answer you pay me $5. Then you ask a question and if I don't know the answer I'll pay you $5." Again the Engineer politely declines and tries to sleep.

The Programmer, now somewhat agitated, says, "O.K., if you don't know the answer you pay me $5 and if I don't know the answer I pay you $50! " Now, that got the Engineer's attention, so he agrees to the game. The Programmer asks the first question, "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" Then Engineer doesn't say a word and just hands the Programmer $5.

Now, its the Engineer's turn. He asks the Programmer, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down on four?" The Programmer looks at him with a puzzled look, takes out his laptop computer, looks through all his references and after about an hour wakes the Engineer and hands the Engineer $50. The Engineer politely takes the $50 turns away and tries to return to sleep.

The Programmer, a little miffed, asks, "Well what's the answer to the question?" Without a word, the Engineer reaches into his wallet, hands $5 to the Programmer, turns away and returns to sleep.

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210919 Aug 19, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
You jump in on Suzanne's posts, but whine when I correct your lies and deceptions ~ ON A DISCUSSION SITE?
You've spent the morning declaring I have no right to voice my opinion on here while you lie, slander and distort God and man.
Wave your arms, it goes along with the insanity you are spouting.
Wow. hysterical much?

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