It’s about time that everyone learned their damn homophones. If you slept your way through the fourth grade or just skipped all of the grammar lectures because you were too busy sucking off that dude in the locker room, then maybe this table will help clear up some of the fucking confusion.
Wyoming and nine other states will file a legal brief today saying a federal court “exceeded its judicial authority” when it ruled that the U.S. Constitution requires legal marriage to include same-sex couples.
In the amicus brief, which will be filed late this afternoon in the case of Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the states disagree with the court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right.
The brief also asserts that individual states, not the federal court system, have final say in decisions about whether to allow same-sex marriages.
In August, a federal district judge ruled in the case that California’s Proposition 8, a voter-passed ban on same-sex marriage, was illegal on federal constitutional grounds. All previous court cases on gay marriage cited state constitutions.
The case is currently on appeal; both sides have said they expect the case to ultimately reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
Besides Wyoming, the other nine states joining the brief are Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia.
The brief doesn’t mean the states will join the lawsuit; amicus briefs are often submitted in court cases by outside parties to volunteer their opinions on the case.
This from “The Equality State.” I propose a new state motto:
"The Equality State"*
*Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. Equal status may be revoked by the tyranny of the majority since, hey, that’s our right.
Today taxpayer money was spent training me on something I already know how to do. It marks the 12th day taxpayer money was spent to pay for a hotel room and time to train me on other stuff I already know how to do.
Are you military? Because I completely get what you’re saying here. I was in the Navy and we had that kind of crap happen all the time - the best was a 1 hour class on STD prevention that emphasized abstinence. It was more simplified than high school health class.
That’s just frustrating whether it’s taxpayer dollars or not - you’re “learning” how to do shit you know how to do.
I hope life gets more interesting and that we don’t have to pay more money on training you to do stuff if you know how do it.
“The United States has always maintained a white underclass — citizens whose role in the greater scheme of things has been to cushion national economic shocks through the disposability of their labor, with occasional time off to serve as bullet magnets in defense of the Empire. Until the post-World War II era, the existence of such an underclass was widely acknowledged. During the U.S. Civil War, for instance, many northern abolitionists also called for the liberation of ‘four million miserable white southerners held in bondage by the wealthy planter class’. Planter elites, who often held several large plantations which, together, constituted much or most of a county’s economy, saw to it that poor whites got no schools, money, or political power. Poll taxes and literacy requirements kept white subsistence farmers and poor laborers from entering voting booths. Often accounting for up to 70 per cent of many deep-southern counties, they could not vote, and thus could never challenge the status quo. Today, almost nobody in the social sciences seems willing to touch the subject of America’s large white underclass; or, being firmly placed in the true middle class themselves, can even agree that such a thing exists. Apparently, you can’t smell the rabble from the putting green.”—
I spent my morning in an intro philosophy course where the prof spent the ENTIRE TIME belaboring two points: 1) your senses can be misleading and 2) this could all be a dream. BUT NOT LIKE THE MATRIX GUYS, THAT WAS AN AMATEUR PHILOSOPHICAL FILM. IT'S MORE LIKE INCEPTION. /facepalm
How's the weather in Wyoming right now?
That’s fantastic…. I think I would have used my best stoner voice and said, “So, like, should we take the red pill or the blue pill?” Either that, or asked the prof about advice on selecting a totem.
The weather in Wyoming is beautiful, at least in Laramie. We et about two weeks of fall, where it’s around 65 or so with a breeze, sunny and no humility. Then it starts blizzarding. The joke is that for Halloween, every kid is an Eskimo of some sort.
I’m not joking about the snow. Three weeks into fall semester of 2009, we got about 6 inches of snow. There are no snow days in Wyoming though.
When Jason Grodensky bought his modest Fort Lauderdale home in December, he paid cash. But seven months later, he was surprised to learn that Bank of America had foreclosed on the house, even though Grodensky did not have a mortgage.
Grodensky knew nothing about the foreclosure until July, when he learned that the title to his home had been transferred to a government-backed lender. “I feel like I’m hanging in the wind and I’m scared to death,” said Grodensky. “How did some attorney put through a foreclosure illegally?”
How does this even happen? Is it like sitting down to eat one cookie and knocking off the whole bag? Only instead of cookies it’s PEOPLE’S FUCKING HOUSES?!
“I should say the vast majority of the military personnel understand their oath to the Constitution and understand why they’re there and their duty. But there is a very significant movement within [the military] which sees the military as a Christian institution. They seem themselves as Christian warriors. They see themselves as responsible for protecting and defending America’s tradition as a Christian nation and representing that overseas. For a lot of them personally, it just meshed well with their personal beliefs because they didn’t have to engage in these kind of culture war issues and the military just decided for them. That decision comes down on terms that are very comfortable for religious conservatism.”—
Or, as we call it where I come from: “pouring gasoline on a fire”.
Are they really this stupid? Rhetorical question….
This is a complete fabrication and pandering to the fear of voters. I say fabrication because, seriously, how many times have they made a pledge or contract with America, then screwed us? We’re just going back to the same people that abused us before if we vote them back into office.
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Son of a bitch, this would be in my home state of Ohio. Stay classy, Ohio, and don’t give Wyoming any ideas.
omg… My life is now complete. I can cook elaborate meals of epic proportions, but after class, I feel like cooking nothing. Plus, it’s hard to cook for one or two people. I felt lame because I’m apparently a wicked good cook.
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Wait - Wal-Mart has a community action network? This explains so much…
Side note: In Wyoming, we have drive-thru liquor stores where you can buy single bottles of beer. But you can’t buy it at Wal-Mart. Coincidentally (or not), we have one of the highest DUI rates in the nation…
America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing. America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17, 1956. I can’t stand my own mind. America when will we end the human war? Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb I don’t feel good don’t bother me. I won’t write my poem till I’m in my right mind. America when will you be angelic? When will you take off your clothes? When will you look at yourself through the grave? When will you be worthy of your million Trotskyites? America why are your libraries full of tears? America when will you send your eggs to India? I’m sick of your insane demands. When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I need with my good looks? America after all it is you and I who are perfect not the next world. Your machinery is too much for me. You made me want to be a saint. There must be some other way to settle this argument. Burroughs is in Tangiers I don’t think he’ll come back it’s sinister. Are you being sinister or is this some form of practical joke? I’m trying to come to the point. I refuse to give up my obsession. America stop pushing I know what I’m doing. America the plum blossoms are falling. I haven’t read the newspapers for months, everyday somebody goes on trial for murder. America I feel sentimental about the Wobblies. America I used to be a communist when I was a kid and I’m not sorry. I smoke marijuana every chance I get. I sit in my house for days on end and stare at the roses in the closet. When I go to Chinatown I get drunk and never get laid. My mind is made up there’s going to be trouble. You should have seen me reading Marx. My psychoanalyst thinks I’m perfectly right. I won’t say the Lord’s Prayer. I have mystical visions and cosmic vibrations. America I still haven’t told you what you did to Uncle Max after he came over from Russia.
I’m addressing you. Are you going to let our emotional life be run by Time Magazine? I’m obsessed by Time Magazine. I read it every week. Its cover stares at me every time I slink past the corner candystore. I read it in the basement of the Berkeley Public Library. It’s always telling me about responsibility. Businessmen are serious. Movie producers are serious. Everybody’s serious but me. It occurs to me that I am America. I am talking to myself again.
Asia is rising against me. I haven’t got a chinaman’s chance. I’d better consider my national resources. My national resources consist of two joints of marijuana millions of genitals an unpublishable private literature that goes 1400 miles and hour and twentyfivethousand mental institutions. I say nothing about my prisons nor the millions of underpriviliged who live in my flowerpots under the light of five hundred suns. I have abolished the whorehouses of France, Tangiers is the next to go. My ambition is to be President despite the fact that I’m a Catholic.
America how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood? I will continue like Henry Ford my strophes are as individual as his automobiles more so they’re all different sexes America I will sell you strophes $2500 apiece $500 down on your old strophe America free Tom Mooney America save the Spanish Loyalists America Sacco & Vanzetti must not die America I am the Scottsboro boys. America when I was seven momma took me to Communist Cell meetings they sold us garbanzos a handful per ticket a ticket costs a nickel and the speeches were free everybody was angelic and sentimental about the workers it was all so sincere you have no idea what a good thing the party was in 1835 Scott Nearing was a grand old man a real mensch Mother Bloor made me cry I once saw Israel Amter plain. Everybody must have been a spy. America you don’re really want to go to war. America it’s them bad Russians. Them Russians them Russians and them Chinamen. And them Russians. The Russia wants to eat us alive. The Russia’s power mad. She wants to take our cars from out our garages. Her wants to grab Chicago. Her needs a Red Reader’s Digest. her wants our auto plants in Siberia. Him big bureaucracy running our fillingstations. That no good. Ugh. Him makes Indians learn read. Him need big black niggers. Hah. Her make us all work sixteen hours a day. Help. America this is quite serious. America this is the impression I get from looking in the television set. America is this correct? I’d better get right down to the job. It’s true I don’t want to join the Army or turn lathes in precision parts factories, I’m nearsighted and psychopathic anyway. America I’m putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
Hi! Thanks for the follow. :3 I'm new around here, but as a fellow Senior Undergrad Psychologist, I'm digging most everything you tumbl. Especially the drunk Robin histories, which has nothing to do with psychology, it's just fucking awesome. I guess I should ask something, too, soooo.... What are your future plans with your Psych degree? ^_^
Hey, thanks! I dig questions about anything. Glad you dig my Tumblr - it’s stuff that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else.
As for my psych degree, I’m looking into a Clinical Forensic Psychology PhD with a JD as well. I believe the way our current criminal justice system treats people is criminal in itself and inherently dysfunctional.
Essentially, we take people, especially drug offenders, who we deem socially maladjusted, throw them into a tiny cage with others we’ve deemed socially maladjusted, then *poof* expect rehabilitation. It doesn’t work.
I believe counseling, especially cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce recidivism and crime, along with a focus on vocational and addiction rehabilitation. We can pay more upfront to attempt to rehab the person, or we can kick the can down the road and pay even more in the long run to house a now career criminal.
So I’m not sure what exactly or how exactly I’m going to use my degree, but I have things I want to accomplish besides being dangerously over-educated.