1. Michael Heath says

    Related YouTube videos were few, here were two:

    1) Michelle Bachmann: Repeal Obamacare Before It Literally KILLS Children, KILLS

    2) Humping Dogs Photobomb Live Report From Helicopter – News Chopper

    The second one helps validate your observation was true.

  2. yazikus says

    The blathering helped the task I was doing be much more enjoyable, and went by really fast. So thank you for the blathering!

  3. slc1 says

    Interesting discussion on the two cases to be heard next week on same sex marriage. The consensus seems to be that Section 3 of DOMA

  4. slc1 says

    Re #6

    Hit the send button inadvertently prematurely. To continue from DOMA: will be given the heave ho and that the very narrow ruling from the 9th Circuit will be upheld. I still think that the court will attempt to find a way to punt in both cases and kick the can down the road. If Al Gore had been elected in 2000, we wouldn’t be having this conversation as neither Roberts or Alito would be on the court. The fuckken assholes in Florida and New Hampshire who voted for Nader have much to answer for.

  5. cholten99 says

    Nice round-up of the issues folks. How about doing at FTB AMA on Reddit?

    Also, someone should really send you the box set of the first series of Game of Thrones – you never know, you might like it :-).

  6. says

    It’s entirely possible that one or both cases will be punted by the court, slc. If they rule on the merits, I expect the result we mentioned. But I’m not sure I’d bet on that vs a procedural result that doesn’t reach the merits.

  7. slc1 says

    Actually, in addition to using standing to punt, the court could always decide to send the cases back to the appeals court for further consideration, which would amount to kicking the can down the road. It would also give the folks in California the chance to get a referendum on the 2014 ballot to overturn Prop. 8 which, if successful, would render the court decisions moot, as I understand it. That would get the SCOTUS off the hook, at least for the California case.

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