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  • Loren Miller

    Joseph, if I understand correctly, the lower court ruling UPHELD the law, so a 4-4 decision would have been disastrous.  Justice Kennedy was the key factor here, and I can't help but notice that Larry, Curly and Moe wrote some rather "sour-grapes" dissents!

    Still, this is a VERY BIG DEAL and I for one and glad of it!

  • Joseph P

    Oh yeah, that fucking district.  I don't know how it slipped my mind, but of course that district is the one that includes Texas.  Duh.

    Yeah, that's the federal district court that forced a Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, since every other district court ruled in favor of gay marriage.

  • Grinning Cat

    From comments at Joe.My.God.:

    Schrodinger's douchebag: A guy who says offensive things & decides whether he was joking based upon the reaction of people around himOriginally in reference to tRump's second recent "joke" about assassinating Hillary Clinton, but applicable to a lot of situations!

    Many misogynists claim that their outrageous putdowns of women are "just joking"... but jokes in fact serve a social function. People in the in-group, who share the joke-teller's worldview, will find a joke funny (and thinkable at some level); if you find it offensive, you're not in the intended in-group.

    More, including Jason Steed's Twitter lecture, at the Vox article http://www.vox.com/2016/8/9/12417100/donald-trump-assassinate-hilla... .