Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Supreme Court Takes Up Fight of Same Sex Marriage

Acceptable Government Intrusion

It's quite an understatement that there is apprehension among same sex and heterosexual's across the country, due to the Supreme Court's decision to take up the Prop 8 case. Both sides are taking up a unified front but for completely different reasons. Legal experts expected that the court would hear a challenge to the rulings that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, and most LGBT activists have been relatively comfortable that they'll prevail on that case. However, few legal experts thought that the court would hear the Prop 8 case. The Ninth Circuit Court had narrowed the ruling to apply solely to California, giving the Supreme Court a perfect out to leave the issue of whether marriage is a constitutional right or not to another day, when there would be more acceptance of marriage equality and the court wouldn't be getting too far out front. But the court defied the experts yet again.

Is the fear warranted? That's a tricky question and depends on what it is you're afraid of. Is it quite possible that the court will hand down a sweeping decision upholding marriage bans in over 30 other states, ruling that marriage is not a fundamental right for gays? Absolutely, and if that's what you're afraid of, then be very afraid. Such a ruling could have a broad and enduring impact. It's a possible outcome, but not likely.

Alternatively, there's the issue of standing, which the Supreme Court is taking up again. Do the Prop 8 proponents even have legal standing to challenge Judge Walker's ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, given that the attorney general and the governor didn't file a challenge? If the Supreme Court thinks not, then the case goes back to Walker's ruling and would not apply beyond California.

But none of us has any idea why the Supreme Court took up this case. It only takes four justices to decide to take a case. Did the four most conservative justices believe they could get Justice Kennedy's swing vote? Or did the four liberal-leaning justices decide to take it up, thinking they'd in fact get Kennedy? Or did all nine justices believe they needed to take up the case for various reasons? We don't know, and the legal experts have been wrong on this issue and many others, so don't put much stock in speculation. What we do know is The Supreme Court is putting its own integrity on the line. Should they attempt to turn back the clock or enforce religious doctrine as law they will lose all credibility, at least to those of us that still respect the rule of law, logic, reason and equality for all.
Knocked up & Single, How Dainty

Conservatives, Bible thumpers, bigots, or people that love to quote the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as an argument against homosexuality, should hope and pray that same sex marriage passes nation wide so we can move on to a new topic of conversation. Clearly, this is a fight they will lose no matter how many soggy chicken sandwiches they buy or the fight for marriage equality will go on for another 5 to 10 years and it passes anyway. Politically, this is a fight that conservatives cannot sustain and win on in future elections. This is only winnable in red states, and we know they are the most ignorant and resistant to change. Not to mention the most religious while simultaneously being the most violent, the poorest, maintaining the highest teen pregnancies, and the highest rates of incarceration. That's the Bible belt for you.

Bringing Down Society?!

What we all have to understand and accept that in a few years, is that our kids PTA will look a little different, there will be people with different families with different experiences and it's time to accept it. The argument that God will reign down judgment is absolutely disgusting and here's why. 

So Only Gays Get God's Wrath?

There has been untold death and destruction since the beginning of time and God has allegedly intervened once with the flood. However, he has sat idly by with wars, the holocaust, genocides, the enslavement of generations of people, child molestation, mass suicides, child murders, untold suffering, famine, terrorism, assassinations, ethnic cleansing and yet somehow THIS, same sex marriage will be the one thing, the tipping point, that will cause God to act. These are the same people that picket and yell about smaller government unless it's about who to have sex with or what's going on in my uterus, then the government knows what is best. These are the only people that have the direct line to God, they must take sacred poops.

For some strange reason the concept of the right to pursue happiness is foreign to them unless they are black, male, female, straight, Christian and white. Everyone else can piss off. The pursuit of happiness is the fundamental underpinning of the American collective psyche. How in any way can a marriage between two of the same sex harm anybody else's right to pursue happiness? Therefore, how can any fair minded human being deny two of the same sex to pursue their desire for happiness? Oh right, there will be the plagues and locusts and frogs, let's not forget the plagues, locusts and frogs.

The Church has tried desperately to convince us that America was founded on Christianity just beccause we have "In God We Trust" splashed across our money, even though our founding fathers have made many statements against Christianity:
1. "Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man"- Thomas Jefferson

2. "The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs." -Thomas Jefferson

3. "And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this the most venerated reformer of human errors."- Thomas Jefferson

4. "There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity. It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites."- Thomas Jefferson

5. "Lighthouses are more useful than churches."- Ben Franklin

6. "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."- Ben Franklin

7. "I looked around for God's judgments, but saw no signs of them."- Ben Franklin

8. "In the affairs of the world, men are saved not by faith, but by the lack of it."-Ben Franklin

9. "This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it"- John Adams

10. "Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionally or invented absurdities, or of downright lies."- Thomas Paine

11. "Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."- James Madison

Doesn't sound like they intended this to be a "Christian Nation". It sounded like they intended for individual freedoms where one could chose whatever God they wanted to serve, who they wanted to associate with, what they wanted to say without fear of recriminations. If the Supreme Court holds back progress and denies gay Americans their basic human rights, then their decision would have the same moral force as Dredd Scott v. Sandford or Plessy v. Ferguson, and the Justices who voted for it will leave a legacy of shame. Either way, the movement for full equality will be galvanized. The rationality however won't be for crackpot religious reasons.

A marriage is nothing but a legal contract between two adults. Don't believe me, just try to get a genuine divorce via a priest instead of going through the legal means, i.e. a judge. What people are trying to ban is the religious theater that is somehow needed to make people feel whole.

Charles Manson
I'm Too Sexy For My Shirt

Just know that Charles Manson can get married but "Adam and Steve" can't because they are a threat to society. Truly laughable...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nicki Minaj Majors in Victimology

Stupid Hoe

Nicki Minaj, or whatever voice that possess the massive ass who so famously made the most godawful song in existence mocking Lil Kim for being on the outs musically, is now blaming Walmart and Target for low album sales. (Eyes staring blankly into space)

In an interview with Power 105.1 the Harajuku retard was asked if it was hard to purchase "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up," Minaj responded, "It is hard to get the album because the stores basically said that the last few re-releases they had put out did not do well and they didn't want to take a chance. So, Target and Walmart is not selling the album. Target is actually my biggest retailer -- they've always been my biggest retailer. They've sold the most Nicki Minaj albums ever, so, thank you, Target. But I wish you could've sold this one."

Minaj continued, "Best Buy only took limited because they're like 'Oh no, we want to play it safe,' so it's very difficult and it kind of sets you up to fail." (Double take).

The "stupid hoe's" second album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," debuted at number one on Billboard with 253,000 copies sold in the album's first week, then it landed harder than bird turd on a windshield which may be a cautionary tale to all the Rihanna jubilation.

The re-release, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up" hit stores on Nov. 19.
Bar Queen

"At the end of the day, I was happy I was able to put the music out," Minaj said. Apparently Nicki, you and your 253,00 fans or maybe your label were the only one's on the edge of your seat in anticipation for this album.

Right Nicki, it's Walmart and Target's fault,  like people still get in their cars and physically drive to Walmart and Target and buy the album or cassette tape they want in 2012. They have this thing called Itunes or Amazon and maybe, just maybe, you are on minute 20 of your 15 and people have grown tired of your tourette syndrome flow. Let's be real, she can't sing, rap or dance and the notion that she is on a show judging the talent and taste level of others is nothing short of laughable. The idea that her lack of talent has never entered into her simple little mind is shocking. There just isn't enough dead or deaf people around to make your music listenable these days, no matter how much auto tune it's rinsed through. Just slapping on a wig, inflating your ass with silicone and raiding Jim Henson's Muppet shop is what we do these days to consider ourselves ready for prime time.

Fake Ass Barbie Is My New Voice

Steven Tyler recently read her for filth for her childish behavior on the show and she accuses him of racism. No...he said that she has no business judging people with talent and I and millions of others agree. How is that a racist statement? Maybe because he is a white male critiquing a black woman, but the comment is just as accurate no matter the race of the speaker. To think they made that movie about that deadbeat Ghandi and MLK when there is a story like this that is yet to be told. Maybe if she gave up the gimmicks and tried being real for once, she might have those albums fly off the shelves. Instead she rips off Gaga, comes off funky at a clown college and seems like she has bad breath along with a order of rotten fish. It's cold hard math. poor sales are equally related to a poor product.

I Don't Know Why They Accuse Me of Stealing from Gaga

No Nicki, you have been a wonderful entertainer. You have made people think that you are the black Lady Gaga. You have captured the eyes of many because of how colorful and interesting your Avatar-esque videos are. Sexiness does indeed sell.Yet.... you're trying to sell music, specifically CDs. Your songs aren't good in isolation.

Me Look Like Gaga?!

We need to see a gyrating booty and flashy colors if you want to capture our attention spans while you babble on every track, keep up with the Internet and advertise online. Let rock bands, country bands, and metal bands and R&B groups take care of the CD business, where quality sound, voice, and lyrical meanings are REQUIRED... and no, rhyming and witty lyrics that make you think of sex doesn't qualify. How dare you repackage the same album in less than a year? If only there was some other way to get your album out there without a brick and stone store...

Itunes you say? Amazon? Ebay? Your tour? Interesting approach. If only someone in your camp had gone to business school  or knew something about advertising or marketing. I mean you brag about being a brand and how much stuff you are selling in every song. This clearly shouldn't be a stumbling block, so stop playing victim or damsel in distress. Rihanna beat that victim trump card to death, snd it may not be that effective for you.

Whoops, The Shade of It All

Next time don't re-release the re-release that was released a few years ago and think we wont notice.