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Ruth Bader Ginsburg eviscerates same-sex marriage opponents in court

At 82, the supreme court justice cut through the question of gay marriage’s constitutionality in a way that seemed to move even her most conservative peers


“Marriage today is not what it was under the common law tradition, under the civil law tradition,” said Ginsburg when Justices Roberts and Kennedy began to fret about whether the court had a right to challenge centuries of tradition.

“Marriage was a relationship of a dominant male to a subordinate female,” she explained. “That ended as a result of this court’s decision in 1982 when Louisiana’s Head and Master Rule was struck down … Would that be a choice that state should (still) be allowed to have? To cling to marriage the way it once was?”

“No,” replied John Bursch, the somewhat chastised lawyer for the states who are seeking to preserve their ban on gay marriage.


In the end, her bottom line – rejecting the notion that extending marriage rights would somehow weaken the institution – was persuasive enough that even chief justice Roberts appeared sympathetic.

“All of the incentives, all of the benefits that marriage affords would still be available,” said Ginsburg. “So you’re not taking away anything from heterosexual couples. They would have the very same incentive to marry, all the benefits that come with marriage that they do now.”

Crips & Bloods DISPUTE Police Claims Regarding Baltimore

PROPS TO WBAL for this interview!!!!!

at this point, i believe gang members over cops,

USA's Policy "Debate" On Race

And so the policy "debate" becomes limited to:

"Black men: Should we let the cops kill them or not?"


signing off for a few hours
will try to screw my brain back on to my head,
lost it with today's news
out to the garden
peace for us all,

you mean this rock-throwing savage?


LOL: "A Leader Among Us"


Rand Paul jokes about Baltimore protests and riots.

"I came through the train on Baltimore (sic) last night, I'm glad the train didn't stop," he said,
laughing, during an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

lucky he came away UNSCATHED poor fellow

Late Night Clip: Obama, Bush Star in Letterman’s Top Ten ‘Top Ten List’ Entries

For last night’s show, Letterman dug through the archives to find his 10 favorite entries from celebrity-read lists, including lines from President Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Snoop Dogg and more.




Read & Share: A teacher from Baltimore telling us what REALLY happened in Baltimore.


"more concerned about shattered windows than shattered spines?"


Charles Pierce Asks: "How does one reason in the face of brutalized futility?"

Alas, in reality, this leaves us with a paradox best summed up by paraphrasing Jack Nicholson's line from Prizzi's Honor: if Dr. King was so fkin' unifying, how come he's so fking dead?

Non-violent resistance requires a kind of implicit reason on both sides. It requires that both sides see an end to matters, that they acknowledge, even tacitly, that there is a level of violent repression that is unsupportable in a civil society. But how does one reason in the face of brutalized futility? How does one reason in the face of repeated injustices, of unacknowledged crimes, and of injuries blamed not on the perpetrators, but on the victims? The logic of non-violent resistance breaks down in the face of that, when official violence fails to acknowledge any limits at all, when it does not recognize any possible point at which official violence becomes intolerable to the public at large. At that point, there is no telling what comes next.

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