Withholding Window, Here I Come!

[Latest… Live, Local and DEVELOPING HARDER: We got two houses of the Maine Legislature (that would be all of the houses there are) on board with gay marriage.  House vote is 89:57.  Goes back to the Senate for one last check in the mirror before presentation to Governor, probably later this week.  Bean suppah!]

D.C. recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, may sanction weddings in its own right.

Morning Line — Odds on who decides, first, to hold D.C. appropriations hostage over this

Sens. Inhofe / Coburn (Oklahoma Entry) — 4:5
Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo., on subcommittee) — even
Sen. Bitch McConnell (R-Ky., on committee) — 3:1
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo., ranking on subcomm.) — 4:1
Sen. Dick Shelby (R-Ala., on committee) — 6:1
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska, on subcomm.) — 10:1
Field — 12:1


Miss McConnell, no question. Why hasn’t someone outed that pasty fuck?

Late update per same WaPo article:

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Section Ward 8) has now asked that the gay marriage bill be reconsidered. He didn’t realize what he was voting on before.

He just gave a speech saying he is going to vote against it so it won’t be unanimous vote. The council is now debating the bill.

Gee whiz. We can’t have it be unanimous. That would be just plain wrong.

[Insert “bitch set him up” joke here.]

@blogenfreude: Maybe cuz teh gheyz don’t want to claim him anymore than the strayts.

@chicago bureau: If you weren’t a long-time Stinquer and thus inherently reliable, I’d say you were making this shit up. Marion Barry?

@Jamie Sommers: Damn. For so many years, I always wished I could be there, a fly on the wall for one of those big blowout parties he and Burt Reynolds used to have.

Dodgerblue: Yeah. He’s still around, and he’s still nuts.

Speaking of GOP fuckwads, Slight TJ: Red Stater Erick Erickson — pot, meet kettle.

@chicago bureau: Near as anyone can figure he supported the bill in good faith until a big donor (i.e., some churchie who fled DC for PG County decades ago but still holds sway in District politics) called in a favor. But the backtracking is ridiculous, even for Barry.

Speaking of teh gheyz, this article is the first I’ve seen that takes note of the sexual orientation of two of the women on the SCOTUS short list.

Not a secret at all on The Farm, but just was something that was never made a big deal. Now I fear it will derail their candidacies.

@SanFranLefty: Nah, the only drugs Barry’s doing these days are immunosuppressants. The batshit craziness is, I fear, residual.

SanFranLefty: Kathleen Sullivan intrigues me. Mainly because she looks like (at least: vaguely resembles) Tilda Swinton from Michael Clayton.

My guess is that Gerhard Casper might have her ear on a few things, which would push her to the right more than one would imagine possible. An anti-Souter, if you will. But no matter — if you want to jack up GOP fundraising to stratospheric levels, nominating one who has caught teh ghey would probably be the thing to do it. If Barry has a death wish, this would be the pick.

@SanFranLefty: Mrs RML read an article this week that said a lesbian will get on the court sooner than someone that didn’t go to Harvard or Yale.

@chicago bureau: I agree, esp. with the gay marriage cases percolating across the country – something could pop up to SCOTUS in the next five or ten years. Re: Tilda Swinton – I do see the physical resemblance, though totally different personality. Even though she’s buddies with Casper, I think she’s a solidly dependable progressive on the social issues, I don’t agree with her position on the campaign fund cases. She might be more libertarian on money/tax sorts of things. She’s scarily brilliant and an excellent teacher. Same with Karlan.

@redmanlaw: These two are HLS and YLS grads.

@redmanlaw: Well, here’s the roster (listed with undergrad – J.D.)

Roberts: Hahvid – Hahvid
Stevens: U of C – N’Western
Scalia: G’town – Hahvid
Kennedy: Stanford – Hahvid
Souter: Hahvid – Hahvid (pit stop at Magdalen, brainiac that he is)
Thomas: Holy Cross – Yale
Ginsburg: Cornell – Columbia (dropped out of Hahvid due to hubby)
Breyer: Stanford – Hahvid (Magdalen too)
Alito: Princeton – Yale

So only the two-time winner of the Chicago Body Building Championships, J.P. Stevens, J., has zero connection to an Eastern College. But anyways.

Note: Nabisco has on another thread posted a link to Miss California’s past. Let us just say the whole clothing bit that one would find in the first few parts of Genesis was half-read by our mutual friend, who is now planning to retire from her careeer as a Christian role-model.

(Link NSFW. Also: not safe for lunch.)

A Lesbian on the Supreme Court? Oh, god, please, yes. The wingnuts would drive themselves over cliffs like lemmings in pure, impotent rage.

@SanFranLefty: If only we could get both of them on there. They could probably get Thomas to switch his vote on important cases by promising to make out. And of course, Souter’s retirement does leave teh ghey seat open.

@Tommmcatt the Wet Sprocket: I’m sure that plot line will work its way into “Nailin’ Palin Part 2″ or its own spinoff, ” Justice for All: Disrobed”.

@Mistress Cynica: I think they should insist that Thomas and Scalia make out first.


AAaaannnd up comes breakfast. Thanks a lot, Nojo.

Justice Wanda Sykes for the triple-play!

Re the update: I would say that Prop 8 is looking more like a pyrrhic victory, but its supporters would think I was making a dick joke.

@nojo: Eeeewww. I just threw up a little bit of my lunch in my mouth.

And since CB likes to cover fishwrap news, Copley family sells Sandy Eggo’s daily to a turnaround firm after eighty years of ownership.

@Mistress Cynica: BTW – never in 500 million fucking years would the making out session ever happen – even if you offered to pay them or put Roe v. Wade‘s future in contention.


Lots of drama in a teacup that shouldn’t be aired off the Farm. JNOV could give me an Amen on this and just leave it at that.

@SanFranLefty: 500 million BCE – That was about the time the bony armored fishes came along as the first vertebrates. A fossil of the bark of a Lepidodendron, a really tall palm looking tree I have on my desk, dates to the Pennsylvanian Era, approx. 300-320 million years ago. Found it deer hunting on the inlaws’ ranch one day. Which is to say we don’t know what will happen in 500 million years.


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