An overwhelming majority of americans feel what is going on in SF is wrong, and will likely side with politicians they agree with.
It doesn't matter what people feel, it's illegal for two people of the same sex to marry in the state of California. Did the mayor forget to mention that? posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 10:23 AM on February 21, 2004
the state constitution of CA forbids discrimination
If enough people in California feel that not allowing same-sex "marriage" is "discrimination", then wouldn't it make sense to amend the state Constitution, rather than flagrantly violating the law?
Or maybe we should all just stop obeying the laws we don't like. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 10:47 AM on February 21, 2004
Family.Code Section 300-310.
"Californians spoke on the issue of same-sex marriage when they overwhelmingly approved California's law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman." - Schwarzenegger
Objectivism is a rational, coherent philosophy that ennobles humanity. Not perfect -- but better than any other religion/philosophy/worldview, largely because it is correct and acknowledges humanity's strengths, weaknesses, and motivations.
It also stresses the importance of morality. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 8:07 PM on February 19, 2004
Nobody used the word "terrorist" except the guy himself.
His presence is: "detrimental to the interest of the United States".
Last I checked, commie Cubans are a detriment to the United States. Try to convince Castro otherwise.
Any communist is a detriment to the United States, but we certainly have no business giving visas to foreign ones of any stripe. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 12:13 PM on February 8, 2004
No doubt you and yours are ready to deport those who came up with Medicare, Social Security, Head Start, taxes, unions....and probably the dirty pinko who puts those little prizes in boxes of Cracker Jack.
Taxpayer funded social(ist) programs are a sand-pounding, resounding and repeated failure everywhere they have been attempted, not to mention that they are immorality manifest. As for deportation; the disciples of socialist quasi-religious... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 7:37 PM on February 8, 2004
Now, once again, which was the outrage of you and yours reserved for?
Since you might have otherwise overlooked it, perhaps you'd like to browse the brief yet concise preamble to the Constitution of the United States, which is an introduction to the responsibilities and limits of government. To "provide for the common defense" is indeed one of the few duties that the U.S. government is constitutionally required to perform. Sorry.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 4:24 AM on February 9, 2004
When you spout this kind of asinine shit I just want to grab you by the neck and squeeze
You simply further make my point. It just makes you feel like a little purge, doesn't it? posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 5:41 AM on February 10, 2004
the founding fathers designed our government in such a way that would allow it to change with the people's needs.
Priceless. I will partially forego a rather obvious comment on the results of socialized education.
The U.S. Constitution does not change, regardless of fluctuations in the political climate. Here is the amendment process, and more information on Constitutional Amendments.
Scalia's and... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 6:09 AM on February 10, 2004
"There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide." - A. Rand posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 7:03 AM on February 10, 2004
The difference between the Rand and Hemingway quotes is that Rand is right, and Hemingway is not.
Also, I have never seen anything like that quote attributed to Hemingway, though he did have a penchant for supporting immoral communist causes. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 9:50 AM on February 10, 2004
Isn't it indisputable that as we sit in our own homes at our computers using the internet, that we are enjoying the very material and intellectual fruits of capitalism? Have you consdered that the money used to buy a single one of our computers might feed, clothe and house a family for an entire year in a communist country like China, Cuba or the former Soviet republics?
Moral, free-market exchange of goods and services, which has led to the world's greatest... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 6:45 AM on February 18, 2004
It's up to the citizens of Afghanistan. That beacon of newsworthiness, the Zoviet Times, might verily carp and whine until the dead goat comes home, but the import here is that the United States is somehow to blame for backwater tribal intransigence, theocracy and criminal activity. No money? 11 billion dollars?
Not buying it.
Welcome to the thirteenth century, via the twentieth or so.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 8:16 PM on February 17, 2004
We didn't think Bill Clinton's manipulating the draft regs to avoid service 30 years ago was particularly relevant to his ability to lead the Republic, and we don't think that the fact that George Bush may or may not have completed his ANG service relevant, either.
Well that's not true. Clinton openly and publically loathed the military both before and during his term of office, wrote letters to that effect, and went overseas to avoid the draft,... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 6:46 AM on February 5, 2004
Despite the fact that there is a sentence on the posting page explicitly requesting that MetaFilter users not post anything about Iraq, obviously some of the lofty, sneering, socialist variety consider themselves above the rules of the website that they abuse. How unsurprising.