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6/27/2013 11:06:00 AM
Letter: Both sides are miserable thanks to the not-so-Supreme Court


I hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth from Republicans because of the not-so-Supreme Court decision knocking down their cherished, Christian Defense of Marriage Act.

The world will surely end, now.

For the Conservative, further proof of the moral decline and rampant debauchery in the American culture is neither necessary nor possible.

Conversely, Democrats cheer the 'its about time!' personal freedom granted by the decision.

However, Democrats are angered by the not-so-Supreme Court decision knocking down provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), gasping with the knowledge that Republican states can now proceed to marginalize minorities implementing their ready jump-through-our-white-man's-hoops-so-we-can-limit-your-vote requirements heretofore prevented by the VRA.

Dems, too, think that the world, or, at least Democracy, as we know it, will surely end.

It is my opinion that there is one difference between the two decisions and people's reactions to them: combined with the Republican gerrymandered Congressional districts and the demise of the VRA, the Democrats are closer to being correct.

Nothing like minority rule.

Phil Falbo


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Jane

I've just realized, after re-reading all your impotent responses, that the real problem is with your use of 'pronouns'.

If one swaps all your second person pronouns with first person pronouns and vice versa your posts make absolute sense! I may have just discovered a key for making sense of most Liberal positions, a kind of Liberal Rosetta Stone!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nuff said...

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Article comment by: @ Mary Jane

It probably has less to do with "Liberal Hypocrisy" and more to do with an effective technique on how one can respond to a fool.

Madam, you qualify.

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Jane


Of course you would laugh and walk away, what else could you do without any way to justify YOUR liberal HYPOCRISY?

Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Article comment by: @ Mary Jane

Been re-reading a little Orwell, have ye?

Were we conversing, listening to you, of all people, accuse another of, "bias, prejudice and double-speak," I would laugh in your face and walk away.

'Hypocrite,' comes to mind as an apt description of you. Note the capitol "H.'

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Jane

WoW Phil,

Pretty weak! I guess there is just no justifying Liberal bias, prejudice and double-speak, eh?

Big Brother would be so proud of you!

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Article comment by: P F

@ Mary

Please don't choke on the nits you pick.

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Jane


Just so we know, when you said, "Research discloses that it isn't, as you so forcefully state, the "Christian/ Buddhist/ Muslim/ Sikh/ Hindu/ Jainism/ Anyone with common sense Defense of Marriage Act," either.

It is simply, The Defense of Marriage Act'"

after first writing, "Christian Defense of Marriage Act"

Was that your way of apologizing for your weak attempt to impugn Christianity or was it simply your Big Brother attempt to cloud the issue so no one would notice your Double-Speak?

If you can't bring yourself to answer the question directly, we'll understand.

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Article comment by: Anon knee moose

You just can't stop yourself, m j, from continuously proving that point, can you?


Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Article comment by: Seems M J is right

The Liberals can't defend their positions so they attack and whine and cry and project their weaknesses on the opposition.

Funny watching them come apart at the seams!

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Article comment by: M J

Re: @ Mary Jane The smartest and
Said, "You, m j, and Danny are gluttons for punishment."

Stop disagreeing wit' me
Stop it
Stop it... it hurts my feelings!!!
sniff sniff

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Article comment by: @ Mary Jane The smartest and

... most accurate thing you will ever say, is, as you note in your last spewing of tripe, "...I really don't understand..."

That is the perfect description of your presented intellectual capacity, in so many ways.

Most folks would just shut up after that self-realization.

You, m j, and Danny are gluttons for punishment.

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Jane

So, anyone who disagrees with Homosexual Marriage is making extremely irrational, thoughtless, and emotional attacks on others, as you so proudly do? Sounds like Homosexual Jihad to me!!!!

Your first sentence above says it all, "Christian Defense of Marriage Act". That is what you wrote, is it not? The disdain and hatred sure seems to be coming from your side.

I guess what I really don't understand is the Liberal antipathy towards God. Is your atheism solely a response to religion's condemnation of the homosexual lifestyle or is there more to it? I would truly like to know.

You know, being against the redefinition of society does not = religious nut job

P.S. Slater(2) may just have the right idea!

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Article comment by: @ Mary Jane

Okay, we can see you are not wise at all and the obvious escapes you.

There is a strategy in one keeping anonymous while making extremely irrational, thoughtless, and emotional attacks on others, as you so proudly do. That way, as you well know, people of reason cannot put your face with the bigotry and particularly ignorant statements you make regarding other peoples life styles.

Remaining anonymous, your friend and associates can still erroneously think of you as 'nice.'

For that purpose, "wise,' it may be.

Here is a link to a site you will love, Westboro Baptist Church: http://www.godhatesfags.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

That doe's it I'm calling the Reveran Al.

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Article comment by: Bill Bassett

Pagan agenda? Hmmm, the only self proclaimed pagan that I know of is NuxMan and he isn't even posting.

As far as veiled threats go, that one doesn't even rise to the level of threat. You want to see threats? Head on over to The Bugle. Those Camp Verde guys can really put the fear of Yaway (sp) into ya.

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