View Poll Results: My marriage

Voters
49. You may not vote on this poll
  • changed

    3 6.12%
  • is exactly the same

    35 71.43%
  • is better thanks to SCOTUS ruling

    4 8.16%
  • is completely worthless thanks to SCOTUS ruling

    2 4.08%
  • has been ruined thanks to SCOTUS ruling

    2 4.08%
  • I'm divorcing because of SCOTUS ruling

    2 4.08%
  • what ruling? Who's SCOTUS?

    1 2.04%
Page 25 of 32 FirstFirst ... 152324252627 ... LastLast
Results 241 to 250 of 318

Thread: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

  1. #241
    Sage
    Caine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    22,683

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    An impressive demonstration of his talent for using ridiculously large numbers of words to say nothing of any substance.
    Oh, trust me....

    The Cap'n is the real deal....

    And I am sure that his posts were definitely something of substance.....

    I just don't have the time or care to read all of that...

  2. #242
    Electrician
    Bob Blaylock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    North 38°28′ West 121°26′
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    13,745

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Oh, trust me....

    The Cap'n is the real deal....

    And I am sure that his posts were definitely something of substance.....

    I just don't have the time or care to read all of that...
    I have, on occasion, taken the time to read his posts. It's not easy, and I think he intentionally writes it to not be easy. His style is such that it suggests a much higher intellect and degree of education than is backed up by any of the actual content—a wall of text that is very off-putting to try to read, but has a look that makes you think that if you did take the effort to read it and understand it, that you'd find some substantial meaning therein.

    Well, on a number of occasions, I have taken the time and effort to try to read his posts. The heavy-handed pseudo-intellectual style belies the abject vapidity of the content of his posts. Once you get past the meaningless psychobabble, the pompous declarations of his own nonexistent expertise and authority, and the grade-school-level insults against those with whom he disagrees, there's really very little left. It's all fluff. But you'd have to take the time and effort to actually read his posts, and I think he's counting on most readers not to do so, to just judge him by the superficial pseudo-intellectual packaging, and on that basis, to assume that he has some idea what he is talking about.
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

  3. #243
    Sage
    DA60's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Where I am now
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    13,585

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's stupid questions like this that trivialize the real problem with recent Supreme Court rulings. The problem is, many of them have little to do with law and everything to do with a Supreme Court that's lost its way. It no longer sees itself as an interpreter of the law under the confines of the constitution. It now sees itself as social engineers, charged with making the hard decisions that a divided America is too fractured to make politically. That's wrong.

    And if Chief Justice Roberts wasn't so tragically conflicted and idiotic, he'd be comical. He's spent two years ignoring the constitution and the letter of the law to manufacture two majority decisions related to the ACA and he has the gall to criticize the majority in the same sex marriage ruling for making a decision that has nothing to do with the constitution and is just a feel good move. The man should resign or be impeached before he can do any more harm.
    Oh, come on now...talk about sour grapes.

    Do you go on about the SCOTUS this much when they rule on other things (other then Obamacare) or when they do something you like?

    I highly doubt it.

    It's obvious that you just don't like the idea of gay marriage.
    'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
    'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
    "Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."

  4. #244
    Canadian Conservative
    CanadaJohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:34 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,183

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Oh, come on now...talk about sour grapes.

    Do you go on about the SCOTUS this much when they rule on other things (other then Obamacare) or when they do something you like?

    I highly doubt it.

    It's obvious that you just don't like the idea of gay marriage.
    You should never assume anything. I don't support government being in the marriage business, but if they persist then I support everyone in any combination they choose having their relationships sanctioned by the state. We've had gay marriage here in Canada for over 10 years and it's a non-issue here.

    My comments, as stated above, are related to the Supreme Courts' contortions, ignoring the constitution they swore to uphold and legislating social policy from the bench. If you read Robert's two opinions related to the ACA and SSM, you see how inconsistent and tortured he is. He has no business being the Chief Justice of your highest court and should resign.

    The outcomes mean nothing to me - I'm not impacted by them - so there's no sour grapes. Just an outside observer offering an opinion.
    A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.

  5. #245
    Global Moderator
    I'm a Jedi Master, Yo
    CaptainCourtesy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    137,276

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    An impressive demonstration of his talent for using ridiculously large numbers of words to say nothing of any substance.
    Nothing that you could ever hope to refute or prove invalid. The above is your standard response when your position is shown to be worthless... a typical occurrence.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

    Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.

    ====||:-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

  6. #246
    Global Moderator
    I'm a Jedi Master, Yo
    CaptainCourtesy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    137,276

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    I have, on occasion, taken the time to read his posts. It's not easy, and I think he intentionally writes it to not be easy. His style is such that it suggests a much higher intellect and degree of education than is backed up by any of the actual content—a wall of text that is very off-putting to try to read, but has a look that makes you think that if you did take the effort to read it and understand it, that you'd find some substantial meaning therein.

    Well, on a number of occasions, I have taken the time and effort to try to read his posts. The heavy-handed pseudo-intellectual style belies the abject vapidity of the content of his posts. Once you get past the meaningless psychobabble, the pompous declarations of his own nonexistent expertise and authority, and the grade-school-level insults against those with whom he disagrees, there's really very little left. It's all fluff. But you'd have to take the time and effort to actually read his posts, and I think he's counting on most readers not to do so, to just judge him by the superficial pseudo-intellectual packaging, and on that basis, to assume that he has some idea what he is talking about.
    And yet, Bob. you have never once been able to refute a thing I have ever said. Now, there are two possible reasons for this: 1) You do not have the education to understand what I discuss, or 2) You are completely incapable to refute what I say. Personally, I think it's both. What we always learn from these little exchanges between you and I is just how much more knowledgeable on this topic I am than you, how poorly you debate this topic, and how annoyed you get when I shred everything you say. I suspect I will be demonstrating these things about you for quite some time.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

    Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.

    ====||:-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

  7. #247
    Maquis Admiral
    maquiscat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    6,682

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    Yes.
    This concept of marriage has been twisted beyond recognition and it is time to end the government involvement in the bedroom.
    Since the government does not require the consummation of a marriage or does anything to determine whether or not sex is occurring within a marriage they are hardly in the bedroom in any current involvement in marriage. Red Herring Fail.
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

  8. #248
    Professor

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Last Seen
    11-26-16 @ 02:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,367

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Since the government does not require the consummation of a marriage or does anything to determine whether or not sex is occurring within a marriage they are hardly in the bedroom in any current involvement in marriage. Red Herring Fail.
    Then why laws preventing siblings from marrying? Don't you think that government is expecting sex and procreation to take place in marriage? Why exactly do you think that government gives marriage benefits if not for some family assistance assumption?

  9. #249
    Global Moderator
    I'm a Jedi Master, Yo
    CaptainCourtesy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    137,276

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    Then why laws preventing siblings from marrying? Don't you think that government is expecting sex and procreation to take place in marriage? Why exactly do you think that government gives marriage benefits if not for some family assistance assumption?
    Sex and procreation are irrelevant to the government sanctioning marriage. Unless you can prove that there is a clause that unless someone agrees to have sex and to procreate, they may not get married, you have no argument.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

    Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.

    ====||:-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

  10. #250
    Professor

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Last Seen
    11-26-16 @ 02:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,367

    Re: Has your marriage changed since SCOTUS ruling?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Sex and procreation are irrelevant to the government sanctioning marriage. Unless you can prove that there is a clause that unless someone agrees to have sex and to procreate, they may not get married, you have no argument.
    Well, I really don't believe that anyone would think that marriage benefits were not established as an aid to families and would not have existed if not for the strong possibility that marriage and sex/child were interrelated. And I don't believe that many countries in Eastern Asia, suffering from declining populations, are not extensively investing in special benefits for couples to get married in the hopes that they will procreate.

Page 25 of 32 FirstFirst ... 152324252627 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •