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dixiegrrrrl

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Seattle, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 41,558

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Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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Dear DU...want a free copy of the historic SCOTUS decision?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/269769098/U-S-Supreme-Court-Gay-Marriage-ruling

Full text of President Obama's eulogy for Clementa Pinckney

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMAS_EULOGY_TEXT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Mobile County, Ala., issues its first same-sex marriage license to 2 women after months of refusing

to sell marriage licenses to anyone.

But the county in Alabama where To Kill A Mockingbird was written, and the movie filmed..
is refusing to perform civil marriages for anyone.
You can buy a license, and you can get married if you can find a pastor, etc to do it, but no civil marriages any longer by the Probate Judge.

US military just made a smart decision re: the ruling

US Military on SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling: 'Today's Supreme Court decision will now permit same sex weddings in military chapels in all 50 states.
Any military chaplain or clergy can refuse to perform a same sex marriage 'if it is not in line with the tenets of their faith.' - @NBCNews

Thus neatly removing the opportunity for the fundies to paint themselves as martyrs and victims of a
coercive godless Gov't.
Dire threats of same are already in full flower over at Freeperville.

Excellent clip of our President being real

I remember that look and that tone and that attitude from his campaigns, esp. in 2008.

Here is where gay marriage is legal in this country



The South shall rise again!

Tis a new day:

RE: that TPP vote. Does THIS sound familiar?

"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with the President, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

"This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter."


http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/511928.html

Huckabee: if elected president, I would ignore a Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

“Presidents have understood that the Supreme Court cannot make a law, they cannot make it, the legislature has to make it, the executive branch has to sign it and enforce it,” Huckabee told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “And the notion that the Supreme Court comes up with the ruling and that automatically subjects the two other branches to following it defies everything there is about the three equal branches of government.”

Huckabee is one of several of the major contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, are darkly warning that they will not "honor" an adverse Supreme Court decision.
Santorum is also among the signers of the anti-gay marriage pledge being circulated by a group associated with the website DefendMarriage.Org. The group recently placed a full-page ad in The Washington Post with an open letter to the Supreme Court promising civil disobedience if the court struck down bans on gay marriage.


See comments by the other Repubs. here:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/who-will-fight-supreme-court-on-marriage

How "quaint" of them to declare they will pick and choose which laws they will follow, no matter what courts say.

Alabama Gov. Bentley removes Confederate flags from Capitol grounds

Not just the so called Rebel flag, but 3 other Confederate flags.

On the order of Gov. Robert Bentley, the Confederate battle flag which stands at the foot of the confederate memorial on the state Capitol grounds was taken down this morning.

Asked his reasons for taking it down and if it included what happened in Charleston last week, the governor said, "Yes, partially this is about that. This is the right thing to do. We are facing some major issues in this state regarding the budget and other matters that we need to deal with. This had the potential to become a major distraction as we go forward. I have taxes to raise, we have work to do. And it was my decision that the flag needed to come down."

After the battle flag – which is at the center of the controversy – was gone, workers began removing three other Civil War era flags.

They are the First National Confederate Flag, commonly preferred to as the "Stars and Bars;" the second flag is the Second National Confederate Flag, more commonly known as the "Stainless Banner;" and the last flag standing is the Third National Confederate Flag.
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/06/confederate_flag_removed_from.html
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