No Joke Here, No Sirree!

08 Jul

Opponents of gay marriage in Hawaii celebrate the Governor’s decision to veto a bill legalizing same sex unions by getting on their knees, opening their mouths and emitting a “roar”.

True story.


Posted by on July 8, 2010 in News, Politics


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8 responses to “No Joke Here, No Sirree!

  1. memsaab

    July 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    morons, please make it stop and what is wrong with you are PERFECT tags for this post 🙂

  2. Row (over) Ring

    July 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Whoa, peepuls. Why y’all so hung up on this thing called marriage?, asks the much married woman, yes sirree! 😀

    I’m almost tempted to agree with that commenter named “None S” (on the original post) in that it’s not really a civil “right” but more a civil annoyance, if you ask me. Like the quota system in education, back in India, I vote that we do away with it altogether, what say memsaab who’s been happily unmarried all these years? Wait is that Gemma I hear, who wants to chime in with a whop and a “woof”? Clearly, we’ve had enough of the “roar”. 😛

    • memsaab

      July 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm

      I certainly don’t understand the rush to get married (Gemma doesn’t either) but as long as it is a right for some people it should be a right for all. I don’t see why men who have been together for 18 years can’t get married but two drunk teenagers (as long as one is a boy and one a girl) can get married in a few minutes in Vegas.

      Doing away with marriage altogether is another issue, and I would certainly be tempted to endorse it 😉 but on the other hand…different strokes for different folks!

      • RR

        July 8, 2010 at 9:54 pm

        Oh I’m ever on Team Memsaab coz every word you say rings true.

        Unrelated note: I just read all about your April “adventure” (only for lack of a better word) in taxicab playing shrink to driver Joe (such a sob story, his). And LOL’d @ Shalini’s invitational to meet the homicidal cabbies of D.C. Never a dull moment in the lives of Amrita’s royal (er, loyal) readers! 😀

        • memsaab

          July 9, 2010 at 10:13 am

          Ah yes, Joe. I think HE wants to get married. Lord save us all.

  3. sachita

    July 8, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    “by getting on their knees, opening their mouths and emitting a “roar”.” – this – their clapping eqvt. isnt the problem you know. just in case:)

  4. Banno

    July 8, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    What a shame.

  5. memsaab

    July 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

    On a happier note, yesterday in Boston a Massachusetts judge ruled that same-sex couples here (who are legally allowed to get married here by state law—not civil unions, but marriage) should have the same rights to the benefits which “regular” marriage allows no matter who provides those benefits. In other words, the federal government (which has given states the right to control marriage laws—age of consent, etc.) cannot deny same-sex couples in Massachusetts the same rights that opposite-sex couples enjoy. In this case it was a woman who worked for the postal service whose health insurance coverage was not allowed for her wife suing, and the judge ruled that the postal service (a federal agency) will have to provide coverage for her wife as well. Hooray!!!! Baby steps but still steps.

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