New forums are now live. Check it out for yourself.

How Romney could stop the Obama love wagon

Forum: Politics Page 2 of 3  1 2 3  
Author: [Politics] Topic: How Romney could stop the Obama love wagon
FriedShrimp PM FriedShrimp
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 20685
 
FriedShrimp
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/11/2012 9:03:39 PM

GOP is just not the most "aware" or "reasonable" group out there.

 

rick3117 PM rick3117
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 14715
 
rick3117
Participation Meter
All-Star
Posted: 5/11/2012 10:17:15 PM
You can start as many brain diarrhea threads you want shrimp, 
Dont Hijack mine. 
ClubDirt PM ClubDirt
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 27168
 
ClubDirt
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/11/2012 10:49:45 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rick3117:


Wrote this on Facebook earlier, in response to a religion hater who has been taking the recent happy news to Tee off on Christians. 

I do not like the Govt. telling me who or what I can marry. Isn't the idea to get the govt out of marriage all together? End tax benefits for married people, etc. The govt should not be in charge of a religious sacrament (from the religious standpoint), nor decide who can and can't get married (from a secular standpoint). Religious people arguing for the govt. to ban same sex marriage are in effect arguing for the govt to dictate the legal tenants of their religion. gays begging the govt for permission to marry are vindicating the government and their authority over the civil rights of gays. It is a sick cluster-F of a conundrum. Let's re-direct and take away the federal and state monopoly on matrimony and call it a day. That way I can go back to being a flat earth deity dummy, and atheists can go back to whatever it is atheists do when they are not calling me a moron.


i like what you wrote other than the fact that its fantasy.  the government is entrenched in this and so much else.  they get in but they never get out.  until something changes (i'm not holding my breath) we have to deal with the reality and the equalities and inequalities within the system.

and for the record, my criticisms are never with the idea of God, just with religion and certain people's self-serving interpretations. 
rick3117 PM rick3117
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 14715
 
rick3117
Participation Meter
All-Star
Posted: 5/11/2012 10:56:07 PM
The only way to fix everything , is to come to similar realizations and realize that piecemeal liberty will not work Freedom is absolute. 

 
TheGoldenGoose PM TheGoldenGoose
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 29871
 
TheGoldenGoose
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/11/2012 11:59:05 PM

I believe there is still a pending question...

Why in the world isn't Romney putting a stop to the Obama love wagon?" 

It is a losing proposition for the Romney campaign to even broach this subject.  He is about to lose his home State of Massachusetts.  Do you disagree?  If he has any chance at all to win in November, he needs to pick his fights.  This is not one he can win and his campaign is correct in not fighting this battle. 

Can you tell me who was the last candidate to win the Presidency of the United States without winning his home State?


AcerRubrum PM AcerRubrum
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 2098
 
AcerRubrum
Participation Meter
Veteran
Posted: 5/12/2012 12:37:37 AM
Obama.... I don't think Kenya got to vote!
don juan PM don juan
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 5471
 
don juan
Participation Meter
Captain
Posted: 5/12/2012 5:20:37 AM

My stance on happy marriage... If we are a country where all are created equal, then we must allow gays to marry, under the law. Let them go to Vegas, or a Justice of the peace and marry. However, it is a seperate law from the church and it has the right not to marry them.

Personally, I believe that it is wrong in God's eyes, and against his Word. It clearly states in the bible that .." Man shall not lie down with man, and woman shall not lie down with woman.".  And Sodom and Gomorrah.. Lot took his wife and two virgin daughters and left.  God said that he would not destroy the city if he could find only 10 righteous people ! He could not.

Jesus confirmed this in the new testament, Luke: 17:32 when he said, " Remember Lot's wife ?

rick3117 PM rick3117
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 14715
 
rick3117
Participation Meter
All-Star
Posted: 5/12/2012 6:58:58 PM
The point is that the Federal and state govt. do not have the right to preside over any marriage, happy or other.  Ceding that power to them seemed like a good idea at the time, but it looks as though they even fucked that up.  

The only logical step is to completely stop government interference in marriage.  Sure, it may lead to people marrying their Dog, but who really cares.  If they can find a church to wed them, more power to them, since there will be no tax incentive there should be no problem. 

The only issue I would have is if there were discrimination suits against churches that would not marry gays. 

Churches should have the autonomy to deny anyone for any reason.  Not very Christian of them, but they should have that right. 
depeche2 PM depeche2
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 67006
 
depeche2
Participation Meter
Legend
Posted: 5/13/2012 12:49:47 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rick3117:

The point is that the Federal and state govt. do not have the right to preside over any marriage, happy or other.  Ceding that power to them seemed like a good idea at the time, but it looks as though they even fucked that up.  

The only logical step is to completely stop government interference in marriage.  Sure, it may lead to people marrying their Dog, but who really cares.  If they can find a church to wed them, more power to them, since there will be no tax incentive there should be no problem. 

The only issue I would have is if there were discrimination suits against churches that would not marry gays. 

Churches should have the autonomy to deny anyone for any reason.  Not very Christian of them, but they should have that right. 


So if marriage is not recognized by the law, then how does society settle issues relating to property between couples and things relating to children, like custody, etc.  Doesn't there need to be a set of rules?  Just use common law rules of contracts?
depeche2 PM depeche2
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 67006
 
depeche2
Participation Meter
Legend
Posted: 5/13/2012 1:15:57 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by depeche2:



So if marriage is not recognized by the law, then how does society settle issues relating to property between couples and things relating to children, like custody, etc.  Doesn't there need to be a set of rules?  Just use common law rules of contracts?


To follow up on this, having marriage and the sets of rules and precedent that attaches is very helpful to dealing with these domestic property and child issues.  And to follow on that, there appears to me no logical reason why it would not be helpful to have this apply to those happy couples who choose to enter into the same system.

The people against it are almost increasingly and almost uniformly people who think homosexuals are deviant or immoral.
rick3117 PM rick3117
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 14715
 
rick3117
Participation Meter
All-Star
Posted: 5/13/2012 2:36:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by depeche2:



So if marriage is not recognized by the law, then how does society settle issues relating to property between couples and things relating to children, like custody, etc.  Doesn't there need to be a set of rules?  Just use common law rules of contracts?

Nope. How about letting people deal with their own garbage.  


FriedShrimp PM FriedShrimp
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 20685
 
FriedShrimp
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/13/2012 2:42:40 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rick3117:


Nope. How about letting people deal with their own garbage.  


Depeche just said that.

Common Contract Law = letting people deal with their own garbage.

FriedShrimp PM FriedShrimp
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 20685
 
FriedShrimp
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/13/2012 2:47:09 PM

Interesting debate.............. lot of contracts require "escrows".............. maybe incorporate that into Marriage contracts?

rick3117 PM rick3117
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 14715
 
rick3117
Participation Meter
All-Star
Posted: 5/13/2012 2:51:02 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FriedShrimp:

Depeche just said that.

Common Contract Law = letting people deal with their own garbage.


Fair enough.  Makes sense.  


FriedShrimp PM FriedShrimp
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 20685
 
FriedShrimp
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/13/2012 2:54:51 PM

There is no perfect contract....... and lot of variables involved with child custody but the outcome is always the same...... Arbitration or a Judge.

FriedShrimp PM FriedShrimp
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 20685
 
FriedShrimp
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/13/2012 2:55:35 PM
If the NFL can get along using contract law..... you'd think married couples could.
FriedShrimp PM FriedShrimp
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 20685
 
FriedShrimp
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/13/2012 3:19:02 PM

Escrows, appraisals, draws, vestings, body weight weigh ins, etc...... sure, why not?

"Honey, it's time for your quarterly weigh in.  Does 2:00 work?"

 

ClubDirt PM ClubDirt
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 27168
 
ClubDirt
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/13/2012 4:03:58 PM
this isn't making sense to me.  before two people have sex, they are supposed to iron out a contract covering all the different variables that are critical when you have a child?
FriedShrimp PM FriedShrimp
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 20685
 
FriedShrimp
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/13/2012 4:14:37 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

this isn't making sense to me.  before two people have sex, they are supposed to iron out a contract covering all the different variables that are critical when you have a child?

Sure......... just post a generic contract template on line.

Page 1 says......... "who is going to get the kids to school on time?"

 

FriedShrimp PM FriedShrimp
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 20685
 
FriedShrimp
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Posted: 5/13/2012 4:25:22 PM

Have like a "touch screen" auto contract on internet terminals.

At a bar and say........... "You are smoking hot and look like a nice person, let's initiate the paperwork just in case"

Electronic signatures and no paperwork.

depeche2 PM depeche2
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 67006
 
depeche2
Participation Meter
Legend
Posted: 5/14/2012 1:41:35 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rick3117:


Nope. How about letting people deal with their own garbage.  




Legal self-help?  Just take the kid with you and tell the other parent to go to hell?  No need for courts?

Americans take our disputes to the justice system.  Kind of a tradition here.  I'm not sure what country you're familiar with.
rick3117 PM rick3117
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 14715
 
rick3117
Participation Meter
All-Star
Posted: 5/14/2012 8:05:31 AM
I just don't get where marriage plays into that, we are delving into an entirely different issue.  

I believe we are too litigious as a country.  
be easy PM be easy
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 15432
 
be easy
Participation Meter
MVP
Posted: 5/14/2012 8:36:04 AM
rick, the laws are for the kids

why do you GOP'ers hate the kids?,,,,,,
MoneySRH PM MoneySRH
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 8473
 
MoneySRH
Participation Meter
Captain
Posted: 5/14/2012 9:45:20 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by don juan:

My stance on happy marriage... If we are a country where all are created equal, then we must allow gays to marry, under the law. Let them go to Vegas, or a Justice of the peace and marry. However, it is a seperate law from the church and it has the right not to marry them.

Personally, I believe that it is wrong in God's eyes, and against his Word. It clearly states in the bible that .." Man shall not lie down with man, and woman shall not lie down with woman.".  And Sodom and Gomorrah.. Lot took his wife and two virgin daughters and left.  God said that he would not destroy the city if he could find only 10 righteous people ! He could not.

Jesus confirmed this in the new testament, Luke: 17:32 when he said, " Remember Lot's wife ?

The bible has been changed 500+ times.

The bible was written 400 years after yeshua’s death and was heavily edited by a group of men with an agenda, who had never met yeshua.

It was written in Unicode character and numbers and letters are almost one in the same in Hebrew. So, it could be one giant numerical code.

Jesus can’t be his first name because there is no letter J in Hebrew, Greek or Latin Aramaic.

If Jesus Christ was a person, who was Mithra, Krishna? (Look’em up)

Who was the first to be baptized, crucified, resurrected, betrayed and made into a martyr for someone else's redemption?

Who were Odysseus, Romulus, Dionysus, Heracles, Glycon, Zoroaster/Zarathustra, and Attis of Phrygia?

These are examples of Gods that came before Jesus with similar stories.

Any god that creates plagues, sacrifices people, hates gays, preaches hate, preaches fear, preaches torture, preaches burning people alive, preaches abuse, preaches death destruction and armageddon. I don’t want to be apart of.

Democrats, republicans, christians, person, and muslims don’t know anything about what they associate themselves with. You sheep blindly except things without question.

HutchEmAll PM HutchEmAll
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 38704
 
HutchEmAll
Participation Meter
Legend
Posted: 5/14/2012 1:00:13 PM
Think about it, folks. There were hard core lefties (and still are) that were and are PISSED at Obama for not being hard core enough on some things.  You know what, where are they going to go?  Vote for McCain or now Romney?  

What Romney needs to do (and he won't) is (in not so many words, but by his action) tell the 5-10% hard core righties that he doesn't give a crap about happy marriage....or stem cell research....etc.
The game has ALWAYS been won in the middle.  Why not just admit it and move on?  This will be Romney's downfall....guarantee it.

Wouldn't it be refreshing to have a candidate say, "you know what, I care more about the majority of the people in this country....not the 10-20% of the hard core rights and left.  You're in a minority and if you want to find a candidate to represent your views, then so be it.  We have energy issues....we have economic issues.....we have foreign affairs issues.  I'm tired of catering to the minority at the expense of handling the issues facing the majority."  
Forum: Politics Page 2 of 3  1 2 3  
You have entered the forum as a GUEST. 
You must login/register to post or reply.
Desktop View: Switch to Mobile View