26 June 2015

It's been a good week

A long-overdue awakening of decency.....

.....a farcical embarrassment for the bad guys.....

.....a win for basic justice.....

.....and today -- yes! -- marriage equality nationwide!

OK, we got bad news on TPA, but not even that can spoil a week like this.

[Sorry for light posting lately -- tendonitis again.]

Update:  ZOMGLOL RedState is going bonkers -- see here and here -- it's as if aliens had invaded.  More agitation, and a bit of real debate, here.


Blogger Ahab said...

I was overjoyed when I learned about the Supreme Court decision this morning. America has joined the 21st century as far as marriage equality is concerned.

There was another victory for LGBTQ rights this morning, but it hasn't been getting as much media attention: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e8e72ceb3e45491aa45818ad27d5ea95/deliberations-begin-new-jersey-gay-conversion-trial

26 June, 2015 08:11  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

The rabid righties are having a major melt down and predicting the end of America AS THEY KNOW IT. And there's the rub. Any change that upsets their idea of what America should be is a change that will bring calamity and destruction. It won't, of course, but that's how they roll.

Here in Massachusetts, where we've had equality of marriage for 11 years, nothing catastrophic has happened to hetero marriage. In fact, as I've noted many times, Massachusetts has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. But you can't argue facts with the fringe right, because facts are unable to break through their wall of ignorance. That's why they're having a horrible, terrible very bad week. Reality has come and hit them between the eyes. And man, that hurts.

26 June, 2015 08:19  
Blogger Jono said...

It's good to have something to smile about.

26 June, 2015 08:31  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Red State: "They're coming for the Christians now, folks."

Will "they" come after the Christians who've embraced and celebrated the Supreme Court decision? Because there are Christians and other religionists who've done so.

Why do these nutcases describe in apocalyptic terms what will happen to the country every time they lose a case, especially cases involving civil rights that conflict with their religion?

Already the dumbasses (see Louis Gohmert) in their party are predicting god's punishment on the US because of this ruling. Before this ruling on marriage equality, and for the past decades, thousands of Americans who live in godly red states have suffered from all sorts of natural disasters. I'd ask those who believe natural disasters are god's retribution for doing things the religious right disapproves of what was god punishing these Americans who live in red states for?

Yes, it's a silly question, but the candidates in the presidential clown car and all the indignant religionists will continue to spread this sort of fear and nonsense every time a law they don't like is passed.

BTW, have any of these mutton heads ever explained why god would double-dip, vis-a-vis judgement and punishment? Afterall, they believe that on judgement day god will send the wicked to the everlasting punishment they deserve. So god's going to do it before (via some sort of disaster) AND after (in a lake of fire)? Seems a bit melodramatic, doesn't it?

27 June, 2015 08:29  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

It has indeed been a good week, as I noted in Good news from the Supreme Court this week, where I linked back to this post. From President Obama's perspective, it's been a better week for him than for progressives, as TPA was something he wanted.

Also, thanks for linking to me from Crooks and Liars. The traffic has been amazing!

27 June, 2015 11:29  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ahab: All the better that we seem to be beating back that "conversion therapy" nonsense as well.

Jono: And even better to have plenty!

Shaw: Yes, it does represent the beginning of the end of the kind of society where they were dominant. That's why they fight so vociferously against mainstream acceptance of homosexuality -- because it's an outward sign of something much deeper and more existentially significant.

And by the same token, to them, only God-hates-fags Christians are true Christians -- those who accept gays are "corrupted by the world" and so forth.

They're ranting about God's judgment in an effort to scare people. They claim they're going to be persecuted, but what's actually going to happen is what they really fear most -- they'll be ignored.

Pinku: Thanks -- and yes, even Obama is sometimes on the wrong side.

27 June, 2015 15:11  

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