furtech: (Thenardier)
Very happy for many of my friends with regards to the Supreme Court decisions regarding marriage. Mazel tov!

However...when I read who was on the majority of the Prop. 8 decision, my brain exploded.

Scalia and Roberts helping to strike down Prop. 8??!WTF?

Kennedy and Sotomayor dissenting??!?

If there were a betting pool, I SO would have lost money with any combination of judges I would have thought possible.

Now, the HuffPost did explain:
If March's oral arguments were any indication, the justices' unusual alliances on Wednesday -- Scalia and Roberts with three liberals in the majority and Sotomayor joining Kennedy and two conservatives in dissent -- would have realigned to their usual ideological divides had they at all even noted Proposition 8's constitutional merits in their opinions.

Still...if anyone has a *simple* explanation for this juxtaposition of judges, I'd love to hear it.
furtech: (R0ndo SHOCKED!)
I'm counting down the days until a number of my ordinarily tolerant, balanced and moderate friends go back to what passes as normal. I do not enjoy seeing people I care for turn into rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth politicians. All you people posting political rhetoric? That IS what you are-- politicians. Look it up. The prions of society.
furtech: (R0ndo SHOCKED!)
I'm counting down the days until a number of my ordinarily tolerant, balanced and moderate friends go back to what passes as normal. I do not enjoy seeing people I care for turn into rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth politicians. All you people posting political rhetoric? That IS what you are-- politicians. Look it up. The prions of society.
furtech: (R0ndo SHOCKED!)
I'm counting down the days until a number of my ordinarily tolerant, balanced and moderate friends go back to what passes as normal. I do not enjoy seeing people I care for turn into rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth politicians. All you people posting political rhetoric? That IS what you are-- politicians. Look it up. The prions of society.

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