I don't need your blessing...


State supreme court judges are bad when they OK gay marriage, but good when they hand Presidential elections to the Republican party.

Sen. John McCain's campaign said the Arizona Republican "supports the right of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution sanctioning the union between a man and a woman."

McCain, who last week decried judicial activism, "doesn't believe judges should be making these decisions," a spokesman added.

Someone should tell the Rethuglicans that the judicial system is there to interpret the law, and if the law runs counter to the Constitution, it's their job to right that wrong. That doesn't make them "activist judges", that makes them GOOD judges.

And another thing. Justice Marvin Baxter, in a dissenting opinion said:

The court "does not have the right to erase, then recast, the age-old definition of marriage, as virtually all societies have understood it, in order to satisfy its own contemporary notions of equality and justice."

Two things:
1) Marriage, as we define it currently, is NOT the age-old definition, nor necessarily the same as other societies have understood it, nor should it be. Marriage in the past was used to trade family wealth, produce offspring to carry on the family name and to keep women as penniless, property-less possessions.

Since I am now allowed to keep my own cows should I choose to hetero-marry, I would say the definition of marriage has changed continuously throughout human history.

2) California was also the first state to allow interracial marriages in 1948, but I suppose we should stick with anti-miscegenation as the law of the land too, since that's how it was done before, right? Those damn notions of equality and justice. They just fuck everything up, don't they?

Ah, how I long for the day when we could just be assholes and keep being assholes, for no other reason than because we had been assholes for years. Tradition is important, you know...

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Short term memory loss


So it seems cameras may not steal the soul, but their ability to save past moments to watch years later certainly seems to cause a lot of problems for Republicans these days. Countless times we have seen Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and just about everyone else forget that they have been recorded saying things that, several years later, they completely contradict seemingly without a second thought.

Add John McCain to the list of Rethuglicans with a memory leak. In one of NUMEROUS blunders McCain has made in the last few weeks, McCain has smeared Obama for his willingness to talk to Hamas (and like them or not, they were elected into power by the people of Palestine). Lo and behold, McCain said he would do JUST THAT, on camera two years ago.

Chalk it up to another long line of things that McCain was for, but now is against. Maybe he's only against talking to Hamas on Thursdays? Does that mean on Friday he will decide to pull out of Iraq? Ooops. Probably not.

Seriously. I considered asking the rhetorical question of whether these guys believe their own bullshit, but then I remembered: THEY DON'T CARE! They know the mainstream media will eat up their lies and never bother to dig any deeper to find out the truth. And they believe the American people have 30 second commercial break memories and don't care about anything except celebrity weddings and Miley Cyrus photoshoots. Oh wait. Awkward.

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