Re: The Bechdel Tempest

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I got to wonder if these Constitution fetishists keep a copy of it on their bedside tables, and read a few clauses every night before turning in.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 10:40 AM
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Didn't we establish that money is constitutionally protected speech? Or is that only for nonnegative values thereof?


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 10:44 AM
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1: Don't you think they're more likely to have never fully read the Constitution?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 10:47 AM
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Well, I don't blame them if they haevn't. Its tough reading with all the "thees" and "thous" and "begats."


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 11:03 AM
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...other key historical documents.

"Senator, 'The Harrad Experiment' is science from back before anybody got derailed by global warming."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 11:06 AM
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The schools should take the money and do a campus-wide discussion on the same-sex marriage cases (past and ongoing).


Posted by: widget | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 11:12 AM
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Emanations of penumbras! I guess C of C shouldn't troll the hand that feeds but oh the opportunities.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 11:26 AM
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These things always seem to have the same long-term dynamic: (a) the goobers get mad about sex talk and try to take over the educational institution; (b) the business people who control the goobers worry that the goobers taking over the educational institution makes everyone who lives in hick state x look like a total goober; (c) the business people quietly shut down the goobers and allow enough social liberalism back into the educational institution so that the rest of the world can see that the University of Hick State X is devoted to producing good global capitalist cosmopolitans; (d) the goobers get mad about sex talk and try to take over the educational institution. Repeat again and again for eternity.

I guess over the very long term the goobers lose and the liberal capitalist cosmopolitans slowly gain.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 11:38 AM
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hick state

Different state.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 11:44 AM
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Is it bad of me that when I read "historical documents," I thought "Galaxy Quest!"?


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 11:53 AM
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That was Alan Rickman's 10th best movie and Tim Allen's best. It's fine.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 11:55 AM
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Part of me also thinks, Ok, if the legislature wants them studying historical documents, maybe they can start with the "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union." Just in case any of those students are harboring doubts about what the Civil War was all about...


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 12:04 PM
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Maybe if we get enough college students studying the Constitution, one of them will find the bit where it mentions the doctrine of Equal Sovereignty of the States.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 1:02 PM
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Did South Carolina's legislative debate feature two or more female lawmakers talking to each other about a law not written by a man?


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 1:05 PM
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14: The South Carolina Senate currently contains one woman, so I doubt it.

(Yes, the people named "Clementa" and "Nikki" are men)


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 1:28 PM
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...other key historical documents.


Maybe start with the SCOTUS decision in Roth v. United States.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 1:51 PM
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Maybe if we get enough college students studying the Constitution, one of them will find the bit where it mentions the doctrine of Equal Sovereignty of the States.\I>

Dude, it's right there in plain text: "These ends it endeavored to accomplish by a Federal Government, in which each State was recognized as an equal, and had separate control over its own institutions."

Oh, wait, that's from the link in 12.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 2:00 PM
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I guess over the very long term the goobers lose and the liberal capitalist cosmopolitans slowly gain.

The goobers never lose. Umbrage is an infinitely renewable resource; they just move on to the next outrage.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 5:46 PM
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12: For related reasons, I favor the teaching of creationism in the schools.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 05-14-14 5:49 PM
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