Roberts Rejected Marriage Equality In The Best Possible Way For Liberals

Roberts Rejected Marriage Equality In The Best Possible Way For Liberals – http://huff.to/1FK9S1S

That was my assessment, but in more detail.

Similar reasoning to the majority decision could be used to justify interference in religious or corporate matters.

One thing I don’t agree with is that he didn’t address the issue of using due process to protect a disadvantaged minority.

The right wingers consider their religious groups and entrepreneurs disadvantaged minorities. 

There’s an old saying from law school, hard cases make bad law.

That is, sometimes a case cries out for an outcome with a siren song that takes you in the wrong direction.  Change the law to save one outlier case and it can unsettle the law and develop further precedent in directions that were never intended.

This is a case where we’ll understand the impact in 20 years or so.  Roberts has been trying to discourage speculative litigation and he is likely annoyed that the Kennedy decision will encourage it, from both right and left.  Anybody that thinks something or other is unjust that has nothing else to argue and deep pockets, will start floating trial balloons to see how much slack there is on due process arguments.

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Texas Man Trapped Inside His Dream Car Dies Alongside His Dog

Texas Man Trapped Inside His Dream Car Dies Alongside His Dog – http://huff.to/1Qrwv6W

It would be nice to have a no-power-anything option.  I’d take it for safety reasons.  I once had an alternater fire that killed the engine and everything that was working on elecricity while the truck was in motion. 

So I went from power steering, power brakes and power windows to no steering, no brakes and fixed windows.

When you’re driving few things are more disconcerting than losing your brakes and steering.

Fortunatly I was moving slowly and retained just enough control without the electricity to get to the side.

The windows weren’t an issue because there wasn’t an accident, but if there were an accident or other problem the inability to open the windows without power could be fatal.

Why were car makers allowed to do that, add frills that make the vehicle inherently far more dangerous, charge extra for them, and in most cases eventually eliminate the safer options altogether.

 

Soon, Your Sex Doll Will Have An Intelligent Conversation With You

Soon, Your Sex Doll Will Have An Intelligent Conversation With You – http://huff.to/1QrQPFl

That’s a straight line for all kinds of comments I won’t touch.

Eventually women will be taking courses to remain competitive with the robots.  This could get catty.

There’s A Link Between Cat Ownership And Schizophrenia

There’s A Link Between Cat Ownership And Schizophrenia – http://huff.to/1KZceij

It may also be self selection and self de-selection.

People and families that are more aggressive and literal are more likely to get a dog.  Those that are more passive and abstract are more likely to get a cat than a dog.

There’s an important distinction to be made, between schizophrenia involving actual hallucinations versus only having dubious ideas.

Greater intellect and abstract thinking involve being able to connect dots so to speak that are further apart.  A genius is going to have good judgement about filling in the gaps to make a sensible figure.  A schizophrenic though makes leaps that lack support, and with too much certainty.

In other words, they jump to conclusions and lack the ability to duly weigh them and attach a probability. 

It’s a certain temperment and it probably affects what kinds of pets they prefer.

Barber Who Slashed Customer’s Throat Heads To Prison

Barber Who Slashed Customer’s Throat Heads To Prison – http://huff.to/1L0Ye7y

Sounds like some intrusive obsessive type thoughts. Something like Turettes but with actions.   When he gets out there’s a risk of more.

Doesn’t look like a result that served anybody in the long haul.

Sauerkraut Might Be The Secret To Curing Social Anxiety

Sauerkraut Might Be The Secret To Curing Social Anxiety – http://huff.to/1Qp5ilc

Or maybe eating something that tastes awful makes you to distracted to be anxious.

AIRPLANE EMISSIONS RULES CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF

AIRPLANE EMISSIONS RULES CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF – http://huff.to/1Qpftq9

The real issue is what this means in practice.

A carbon tax won’t actually reduce emissions unless fewer people fly.

And nobody is going on a solar powered plane.