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The head of the anti gay marriage Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, has long maintained that God dishes out natural disasters to show his disapproval of certain political causes….

God dumped 32 inches of rain upon his house……
Dude You Are On The Wrong Side Of God

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A fellow blog (DelawarePolitics.Net) put up a piece decrying why no outrage developed over Takei’s remarks, yet Duck Dynasty and Chick-Fil-A each got pummeled for their remarks.

I thought it a good question.

It boils down to what was said by Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court…

“Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them.”

What?

Did a black man just say that?

One loses their dignity just being locked up in jail for one night.. Otherwise our jails would be full every night because no one would care.  Plus we see Guantanamo photos.  We see propaganda showing prisoners of  ISIS.  Being locked up even briefly is very damaging to ones dignity. So how is it that one can not lose their dignity or humanity over being locked up for their whole life?

Really, did a black man just say that?

To this date from Clarence Thomas there has been no clarification over this remark.  It stands naked in all its glory just as you read it.

But one has to wonder…. seriously…  What non-human sits on our supreme court?   His statement makes as much sense as if someone said the sun never gave off radiation.

To this Takei replied:

“Justice Thomas was a clown in black face and a disgrace to America who does not belong on the Court.”

So… is there any question that Thomas is a clown?  After that remark by him, there isn’t… Thomas is a clown just like Duck Dynasty was a clown (and still is (has he shaved yet?)) … Chick Fil A owner wasn’t a clown as his actions later proved.  He was simply misinformed prior to his speaking from the heart… Upon being correctly informed he promptly changed his entire attitude to the question in hand…..

So Takei got the clown part right….

Is Clarence Thomas’s face black… In all the photos I’ve seen it is…  He is rather dark even by most African standards

So the remark comes across as true by most people’s standards… We have a clown… with a black face … (most clowns have faces painted white)…

Therefore:  there should be no outrage against Takei (there isn’t) because everything he said was true, quite unlike what was uttered by Chick Fil A’s CEO and Duck Dynasty’s errant head of household….

Case dismissed.

To all those married on the first of July last year, including Sen. Karen Peterson…. Happy Anniversary…

I heard that Patty Blevins stopped the Senate at midnight (July 1) and a cake was brought out and dished out to legislators… I heard Patty prefers chocolate… over yellow…

And Delaware doubled the single sex marriages predicted for its first year…   And while at it, though early, happy anniversary also to those two 80+ year old men who waited 50 years, and got married last July 3….  As one of them told the clerk through tear filled eyes: “you don’t understand.  For the first time in my life, I am free.  I’m like everyone else….”

And what’s up with Greg Lavelle and Gary Simpson not clapping along with the entire General Assembly in congratulating Karen Petersen?  Looked like they were pouting.  Greg wasn’t even going to eat the cake, till McBride allegedly came over and yelled at him!

Douche bags…. Another reason to never vote Republican….

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Standard file footage of Ridiculous Republican c/o Google

I woke up.  The sun was shining.  Birds were chirping as normal.  I had electricity, … and most importantly… internet access.  I skimmed the news.  No catastrophic events.  No rioting in the streets.  The biggest news was that Rick Perry was still a dick.  But, we already knew that…  I checked social media.  Nothing happening. Everything was normal…  The Dow Jones even opened this morning with a 100 point jump!

(Sigh of relief)….

I guess the world doesn’t end the night after DOMA gets repealed…  Gee!  Who would have thunk?

A regular Delawarean visitor and sometime blogger put the best comment post legalization so far…. From Delaware Libertarian.

Duffy:   I keep hearing that gay marriage will destroy traditional marriage. Do you know how long that takes? Can I just marry the same woman again or is it like permanent?

The internet will be abuzz with posts shortly.  The excitement was great.  No one knew if it would pass. It did.

Melanie _____.______. Smith (lol)  Girl you did it.  Hats off to a rather well crafted bill designed to make it through.  You earned your bottle of wine tonight.

Bryan Townsend is amazing.. A Patrick Henry when it comes to what is just.  I kept seeing Tony Deluca in that position, knowing full well we would have an entirely different outcome had it been so.

Patty Blevins as should be, worked the background brilliantly.  Knowing what must take place to do these things, she gets a shout, because the quiet ones, are the ones you have to watch… It takes a lot of structure to put on a pageant such as this…

Clothier, Marshall and Bushweiller had tough choices.. out of  a thousand voices in their ear, they chose to hear the right ones.  We are so small standing next to them.

Karen Peterson rocked the house.  “If my happiness somehow demeans or diminishes your marriage, you need to work on your marriage”  certainly seems like it would apply to Senator Venables. That dude has some work to do…..

In this hearing and vote, it becomes very clear.  If you look straight into the heart of America,  each and all the values we grew up under, the Democrats embody.

The evil that also lies in America, is Republican to the core… Never in my lifetime did I expect to see people use God to promote bigotry.  For as the vote was failing, as the house of sticks was crumbling around them, as they worked themselves into a fever pitch to make one last gasp to undo the damage, the clear, unadulterated hatred, the pure crystal of evil burned from underneath their skin.  Hatred. Hatred at all these people was their fuel.

I now know what those brave souls walking across the bridge at Selma saw in the eyes looking back.  I now know what those women in children sleeping in Wounded Knee saw when their tents were slashed open.  I now know what those female slaves in Alabama saw in their overseer’s eyes… I now know what every Southern black African American man saw, when he heard the phrase… Boy, better move a long now, you know you don’t belong here.”

Because I saw it staring back at me on the floor of the Delaware Senate. It was in each of those Republican’s eyes as they got up and tried to embarrass, put down, demonize an innocent  group of people they deemed inferior, beneath them, slovenly, trash.  It was in the eyes of every fake pastor or priest to got up to twist God’s word in such a way as to demean the very one whose words they praise on Sunday.

This is the undercurrent of America we don’t like to talk about. This is the sewage that come with building a society.  This is America’s most horrible accomplishment.  The underbelly of our just laws and our freedom to say or do what we please.  There are people who only gain worth by putting others down, and because they are Americans, they have every right to do so.  Prejudice will continue.

Seeing it in person was unnerving. Seeing it for real made one sick.  We have a real problem in our country, One that must be put down like a poisonous snake… Sure we can live with it.  But one day it will bite us, or even worse. Our children….

But today, we beat them.  Like George Wallace in the schoolyard doorway, they showed America the stinkin oafs they truly are….

The only reason they voted no… was to fuel their hate.  Delaware and America can and need to do much better…

And lastly. Bethany Hall- Long….. Oh my…   it takes great courage to stand up to one’s enemies… It takes even greater courage… to stand up to one’s friends….

I have to go now. I cannot fight back the tears…

Today at 2:00 the vote will begin on House Bill 75. .  It will replace Delaware’s Civil Union law with that of marriage.  For gays it is the end of a long hard fight to gain respectability; after all the jeers, self-loathing, insults, hurled their way, they are human in every regard known to man. The last distinction will be dropped.

This moment will also determine the future of the Republican Party.  Those that vote no against this proposition, will wear it around their necks indefinitely.  Times are changing and Republicans have only two options left…. They can be known as being one who opened the door, or as one on the other side, trying to block it and keep it shut.

History is not kind to those on the wrong side. The Herbert Hoovers.  The Richard Nixons.  The George W. Bushs… That is the side on which you will be.  Particularly if you staked your vote on doom and gloom arriving at our doorstep, and nothing happens,  Your past words will get thrown back at you every time it helps someone else get ahead….

But what if Republicans voted for it unanimously?  What would happen if the Republican Party also said Yes to HB 75?  it would electrify the party.  Republicans would no longer be the footstool that gets kicked around because it is always in the wrong part of the room.

If Republicans voted yes to HB 75, there would be no reason NOT to vote for Republicans in 2014.  All the stereotypes would shatter as if in a thousand pieces of glass… All that old baggage that hits you squarely on the head every single time you campaign, wouldn’t be there…

People for the first time since the 90’s, would see you as human beings who are individuals and have the thoughts they do, not because the are injected with a chemical, but because those conservative thoughts make real good sense…

Once you get a reputation, small changes don’t change it.  It takes something really big, huge, to shatter an old reputation and be seen in truth for what you are….

This is that opportunity for the Republican Caucus.  You are Senators.  You vote for your constituents as well as your state.   What is morally right is unquestionable here.  Single sex marriage hurts no one and is the only fair vote possible.  What is questionable, is your courage to accept it.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but all of you have staff or friends of family who are gay.  You KNOW the stuff being said against gay marriage is crap…

Do you have the courage to do the right thing?  Of course you do.  You are Republicans in a Democratic state… You have tons of courage.  But do you have the will to unite in solidarity and have the entire Republican caucus vote Yes to single sex marriage?

If you don’t, it will haunt you till the end of your days….

Does anyone remember Senator Robert Byrd, longest serving US senator in history?   Well, every time he was introduced on television while alive and even at death, it was always accompanied by the acknowledgement he was once a Grand Dragon of the Klu Klux Klan…  He long ago apologized he was wrong, but that option had made great sense to him at the time.

Remember this, as you vote.  History is fickle if it doesn’t go your way….

My friends, we are gathered here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth and beauty of committed marital love, and to add our best wishes to the words which shall unite these two people in marriage.  In the words of our Creator, what God hath brought together, let no one cut asunder.

The commitment that the two of you are about to make, is the most important commitment that two people can make; you are about to create something new, the marriage relationship, an entity that never ends.

As you stand here today, are you now prepared to begin this commitment to one another? (I am)

Have you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage? (I have)

I would ask that you both remember to treat yourself and each other with dignity and respect; to remind yourself often of what brought you together today. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your marriage deserves. When frustration and difficulty assail your marriage – as these do to every relationship at one time or another – focus on what still seems right between you, not only the part that seems wrong. This way, when clouds of trouble hide the sun in your lives and you lose sight of it for a moment, you can remember that the sun is still there. And if each of you will take responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight. 

Will you have this person to be your wedded partner? (I will)

Will you love and comfort then, honor and keep them, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto them as long  as you both shall live? (I will)

Will you have this person to be your wedded partner? (I will)

Will you love and comfort them, honor and keep them, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto them as long as you both shall live? (I will)

Since it is your intention to enter into marriage, join your right-hands, and declare your consent (before these witnesses) by  repeating after me: 

I, take you to be my partner, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live. Take this ring as a sign of my commitment and fidelity to you. …

I, take you to be my partner, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live.  Take this ring as a sign of my commitment and fidelity to you. 

In so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have promised your commitment to each other by these vows, (and) the joining of your hands (and the giving of these rings), by the authority vested in me by the State of  Delaware, I now pronounce you a married couple.  Congratulations, you may now kiss as a married couple….

Ladies and Gentlemen here who are witnesses.  May I present to you the world’s newest couple…. 

Awwwww.  How can anyone vote against something as wonderful as that?

When you discuss single sex marriage with Conservatives you discover early on that they really don’t have a problem with single sexes marrying and living together over a lifetime in a relationship of trust; they just don’t like gay sex.

For them, as soon as sodomy laws went off the books, society went to hell…

Not every one is going to enjoy gay sex.  Just like everyone is not going to enjoy heterosexual sex. People are different. People want different things.

But Gay Marriage is not about gay sex.  Just like heterosexual marriage is not all about vaginal sex.  How do we know this? Because before Viagra, heterosexual marriages still lasted till the end of a partner’s lifetime, way long after sex was a distant memory.

Marriage has nothing to do with sex. Never has. Never will.  Marriage is about the pursuit of happiness.  It is a) about being wanted, b) about showing your love, and c) about taking care of the one you love after you’ve passed on.

Conservatives have big misconceptions when it comes to what marriage is… It is not about family.  Large numbers of heterosexual couples do not have children.  It is not about the particular God of their ancestors;  marriage stretches across all religions.  It is not about sharing lives together till the end;  that doesn’t happen very often these days. Divorce does.

And Marriage is not about wholesomeness.  I could meet someone of the opposite sex and walk into a courthouse somewhere, get married and that document would be honored anywhere in the world.  It makes no difference to anyone if I just met a perfect stranger and tied the knot on a whim.  All that matters to them is that I have a document…

For you see, because I’m heterosexual and because Conservatives even though they dispise women still don’t hate heterosexuals, as one, I can marry…. and so can you.

So in essence, the sole reason boiling down to having a sanction as to why gays cannot marry, is because if we do allow them to do so, then they are no longer subservient to us.  They are not a “caste” beneath us.   They are equal and can then heaven forbid, be free to climb up the status ladder to levels even above us. Yep. that is the only Conservative argument still standing as to why gays should not get married….

The way they say it when they’re stone-ass drunk?  You can’t get married because I’m a bitter old fart and my life sucks so you are going to have to be more miserable than I am… , so suffer bitch….

I couldn’t have characterized conservatives any better myself….

Whereas that characterization may have been perfectly fine if we lived in Idi Amin’s Uganda all the way back in the 70’s, it doesn’t represent the values within our Declaration of Independence.  Nor does it reflect the principles of our Constitution.

All men are created equal.  It does say “all”, correct?

Granted.  It took America too long to realize that people with melanin in their skin were people too.  It took America too long to realize that people with estrogen and breasts, were people too.  It has likewise taken too long for America to understand that people who like people who happen to be of the same gender as themselves,  are people too….

It is simply time, ladies and gentlemen.

(And who says they have to have sex?  You?  Who probably haven’t gotten “the good stuff”  in your marriage for… how long?)

It is simply time.