“And why is DOMA not unconstitutional according to the 14th Amendment?????????”
rugbymom on Mar 27, 2013 at 21:13:45
“Because not everyone agrees that the 14th Amendment prohibits discrimination on grounds other than race. It's perfectly clear that when Congress and the states passed the 14th Amendment, no one was thinking about equal treatment for homosexuals, and only a few were hoping to someday get it to grant equal treatment to women.”
exxman on Mar 27, 2013 at 20:06:56
“It is. But the justices seem to be reluctant about going that way because it legalizes same sex marriage nationally. Eventually it will come down to the 14th amendment, hopefully sooner rather than later.”
EscherEnigma on Mar 27, 2013 at 19:24:01
“That would the "equal protection clause" that was mentioned.”
Goldman will pay off Congress, the media will ignore this as soon as Tiger Woods has a new mistress or Ben Roethlisberger rapes another woman.
Nothing will change or be fixed...ever. Get used to it d00d: Nothing will get fixed. EVER.”
“Black people who make mistakes are always mistreated heavily by the white mainstream press.
I challenge you to find me a black person who is or was treated less harshly for something than a white person.”
hp blogger Dexter Rogers on Apr 20, 2010 at 12:55:23
“In all honesty you'd have to look long and hard to find one. Botom line: the rules for African-Americans are different. Time to be honest about what's going on. Those who know different should use their platforms to ignite change.”
“Doesn't matter. Republicans will exonerate Goldman. Life goes on, Main Street suffers, Wall Street prospers. Listen to The Who's song "Won't Get Fooled Again," remember Santayana's famous comment about history, kkeep on plugging, start growing your own food, prepare for the worst....”
fishdude on Apr 16, 2010 at 16:06:52
“Actually in this case, there are as many Democratic senators/congressman that fall under the spell of Wall Street's money. Remember, the large bulk of this deregulation came during the Clinton years.
If the Republicans are crying about the reform bill not going far enough (ie: keeping too big to fail)...I say we give them what they want. Can you say repeal the Gramm-Leach bill?????”
Harry Tuttle on Apr 16, 2010 at 15:52:31
“It is all about those Republicans. It is a good thing that we have Larry Summers and Tim Geithner (both Rubin's proteges) in charge
(In case you did not know. Rubin was CEO of GS).”
naturallight on Apr 16, 2010 at 15:50:03
“This ain't a :Left v. Right thing dude! This is THEM vs. us!!”
“Total bullshit smoke and mirrors to make John Q. Public, aka SHEEP/LEMMINGS, forget about how Wall Street screws Main Street for Wall Street's gain. Congress has already been paid off by Wall Street to let Goldman go scot free. Nothing will happen once the media frenzy moves on to the next fad in a few days or weeks. Goldman doesn't care. They don't have to care. Congress will let them go free, regardless of what Obama or any talking head or sane person says. It's all a racket, and all of Main Street suffers as a result.”
“Many Americans are sheep who don't possess enough brainpower to even understand why all Americans should do the same thing. The credit card companies know they have all Americans as hostages to themselves.
Something like this will only work when thousands and millions of people participate in this effort.
There will never be another American Revolution. :(”
“As a gay man, I notice in this brief summary that Mr. Brooks apparently did not do the first thing a straight man would do -- REMOVE the hand or react in some other way!!
He must have enjoyed the attention!! Is Mr. Brooks gay??”
probo on Jul 10, 2009 at 23:07:41
“Didn't you recieve your gaydar, you should be telling us!”
shades3 on Jul 10, 2009 at 22:52:23
“Exactly, tom12010. Unwanted attention by either sex, such as Mr. Brooks described, is easily dealt with by removing the offending hand and going on with your conversation or whatever.
Women do that without getting all bent out of shape, unless they don't mind the intimacy being offered.
Metro135 on Jul 10, 2009 at 22:50:41
“I don't know if Mr. Brooks is gay, but the other guy must be desperate.”
rumblingspire on Jul 10, 2009 at 22:45:44
“I suspect Mr. Brooks is what is known as a coward. either that or you are correct.”
FebM on Jul 10, 2009 at 22:45:28
“We wont be fighting over love or affection between grown ups. Let the GOP drop their hypocrisy and live in the freedom they cry about”