Our illegitimate supreme court (it doesn’t deserve to be capitalized anymore), denied the writ of certiorari to Kim Davis who was appealing a lower court decision. From the original suit:
When Kim Davis was County Clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky, the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. One of Davis’s duties as County Clerk was to issue marriage licenses. But she believed same- sex marriage was immoral, so she stopped issuing them. Plaintiffs, two couples who sought licenses and were rebuffed, sued her for depriving them of their right to marry.
So, Kim Davis appealed all the way to the supreme court which denied her appeal today. But Thomas and Alito indicated that this is not over and the court will need to address this with a better “cleaner” case. You can read the entire text here: https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/19a0209p-06.pdf
The closing paragraph from Thomas:
This petition implicates important questions about the scope of our decision in Obergefell, but it does not cleanly present them. For that reason, I concur in the denial of certiorari. Nevertheless, this petition provides a stark reminder of the consequences of Obergefell. By choosing to privilege a novel constitutional right over the religious liberty interests explicitly protected in the First Amendment, and by doing so undemocratically, the Court has created a problem that only it can fix. Until then, Obergefell will continue to have “ruinous consequences for religious liberty.” 576 U. S., at 734 (THOMAS, J., dissenting).
Thomas is saying that same-sex marriage violates religious freedom. Bring us a good case and we’ll overturn it or, at the very least, allow you to discriminate against same-sex couples. You know what also violates some people’s religious beliefs, Clarence? Inter-racial marriage. Because it’s the same goddamn reasoning. Let’s see you overturn Loving vs Virginia. Let’s see your marriage become null and void – you piece of shit.
Not only did McConnell and the GOP refuse to even give a hearing for Obama’s pick Merrick Garland, they’re ramming through (because they like to fuck the American people) Trump’s nominee ACB.
Hate is a strong emotion but I’m feeling it.
Not on your life. Remember Trump mocking Hillary when she had pneumonia? Karma is a bitch.
As a loyal reader, you know my thoughts on religion, particularly, organized religion. I support everyone being able to have their faith. I don’t support forcing me to live under the beliefs of that faith.
So, many evangelicals, particularly white evangelicals continue to support Trump because he’s “pro-life”. Of course, he’s not. But he knows to get those critical votes he’s going to claim pro-life.
The video below is from an evangelical pastor who lays out the reasons why any evangelical christian should NOT vote for Trump. He doesn’t say who to vote for – just says NOT FOR TRUMP.
Although, I still believe that a woman must have the power to control her own body, I respect his very well thought out argument. It’s a shame more christians aren’t like him.
The video is long – over an hour. I listened to every second of it and it was well worth my time. I hope you will watch and listen.
I was praying for intubation…but soon to be President Biden is a better person than I am.
Or, so they say. Of course, given the mendacity of this president and his administration one has to question if this is even true and a way to get out of the last two debates.
On the other hand, if true, then this president knowingly exposed people to the virus after he KNEW he was exposed. Instead of quarantining immediately, he attended a fundraiser in New Jersey where he DID NOT wear a mask. He has no regard for anyone except himself. I’m not willing to die for him…are you?
He is not fit to serve. Period.
VOTE HIM OUT!
No, I did not watch the so-called Presidential Debate. I was not going to subject myself to abuse from the current President. But I did read some reactions and musings afterwards…
“It was the Trump age in bleak, exhausting miniature, a presidency stripped to its studs: a furious bid to fill the minutes with as much chaos, volume and outright fiction as necessary to impose his will on the proceedings.”
“Trump said that “80 million” mail-in ballots will overwhelm the system. In fact, the USPS delivers twice that amount of First Class mail a day, and they deliver 2.5 billion pieces of mail during Christmas week.”
“Let Tuesday night have been Trump’s final, disreputable appearance on a nationally televised stage. Let him conduct the rest of his campaign desperately yelling to crowds of true believers as his defeat grows ever nearer.”
“Let’s not fall into the trap of fake even-handedness. Tuesday’s debate was a disgrace because of the behavior of one man, Donald Trump. The interrupting and the bullying, the absence of decency and dignity—those were Trump’s distinctive contributions.”
“Is there anything less wise than the world-weary wisdom of commentators telling us, in the presence of a sociopathic liar and authoritarian as our president, not to be too alarmed?”
“On the global stage, in front of my children, in front of everybody’s families, and he was given the opportunity to condemn white supremacy and he gave a wink and a nod to a racist, Nazi, murderous organization that is now celebrating online!”
“Near the end of the televised event, Trump implied ominously that the violence and tumult in American streets, and the deep divisions in the nation, that were discussed at the debate were just a sample of what was to come on and after Election Day.
“This is not going to end well,” Trump vowed. “This is not going to end well.”
It’s time people — VOTE HIM OUT.
Not sure if Covid-19 related but Scarlett is sick and needs treatment.
Her clutch broke and needs repair.
Thoughts and prayers for Scarlett.