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Gay marriage to resume…

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Judge Nathan Walker’s latest ruling on gay marriage is based on the insane proposition that Prop 8 proponents may not even have standing to appeal.   If that were true,  how could they intervene as defendants to present the defense of Prop 8?

Read Ed Whelan’s full comments  here.

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Written by timeforthorns

August 12, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Boiling over…

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Peggy Noonan thinks we are  at risk of boiling over.   She makes a number of good points,  as she usually does,  but I know very few people who are fearful, and very many who are mad as hell.   Yeah,  I’m one of them,  and I’m angrier than most because I’ve lived long enough,  and even spent enough time in D. C.,   to know that  politicians at every level are hogs at the trough.   There are damned few exceptions.

I submit that America is already boiling over.   His Oneness would be quite pleased if the fury took to the streets and behaved like his buddies at S.E.I.U. and ACORN,  but the Tea Party is composed mostly of sensible,  mature citizens who value civility.   They are also not stupid,  and as countless homemade signs attest,  they wield  a powerful sense of humor.

Written by timeforthorns

August 12, 2010 at 7:58 am