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6.23.2008

This, They Believe


The Texas Republican Party has released its platform. (25 page pdf file here.) But some good stuff is above (click to enlarge.)

Eliminate no-fault divorce?

And they deal with sodomy in an interesting manner (although there's a little irony in them caring.) If I can interpret the above paragraph, it means: "The Texas courts found the law criminalizing sodomy to be legal even under the U.S. Constitution. But since it was the federal courts that subsequently interpreted the law to be in violation of that very same constitution, what Congress should do is to prevent the federal courts from hearing sodomy cases. That way, Texas courts would be the exclusive forum and they can interpret the federal constitution the way we want."

51 comments:

Denney Crane said...

What... nothing else to comment on?

Aren't you gonna givem hell for acting like conservative Neocon hypocrites bent on destroying the Constitution and society in general?

Where is Madeline Murray O'Hare when you need her? Oh, that's right, she's burning in hell... sorry Madeline, please accept my apologies!

Anonymous said...

Texas Republicans need to keep their noses out of my bedroom. I'll enjoy my husband any way I want and it's none of their business. Sodomy isn't just for gay couples you know. I can't believe I said that- Geez, I've invaded my own privacy.
But think about it people! Do you really want Repubs telling you what is legal to do in your bedroom, even after the US Supreme Court has told them that they have gone too far?

Anonymous said...

I cried through the whole movie.

Anonymous said...

The one that always makes me chuckle is the move to have English declared as the official State Language. So in another 15 to 20 years when the Hispanic Population takes over the voting in Texas, no one is going to have a problem with the voting majority changing the official language to Spanish? You might want to just stay away from that one Repubs while you are saving the world for us.

RPM said...

4:15, they haven't though it out that far yet. Besides, have you ever seen anyone who needs a blowjob worse than a conservative republican?

Anonymous said...

Baron:
George Carlin said had this comment that might fit in with the law and order Republicans:
'Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she's behind bars. O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard , and they haul her f anny off to jail.'

Anonymous said...

So, does the sodomy statute include oral sex between a man and woman? If so, I can see why your Republicans are so uptight.

Anonymous said...

Please, please fellow Republicans, let's not take extreme pointless stands that do advance what we are supposed to represent including limited government, lower taxes and a strong national defense. If we continue to crater to each demand of the religous right, we can look forward to losing a lot of elections.

Jarhead said...

4:15,

Sound's like more than your privacy is being invaded.

Here's my serenade to you, you wonderful woman.

"Sweet Lucy was a dancer
But none of us would chance her
Because she was a samurai
She made electric shadows
Beyond our fingertips
But none of us could reach that high
She came on like a teaser
I had to touch and please her
Enjoy a little paradise
The log was in my pocket
When lucy met the rocket
And she never knew the reason why

I cant deny it
With that smile on her face
Its not the kill
Its the thrill of the chase

Feel it coming
Its knocking at the door
You know its no good running
Its not against the law (although it might be in Texas ~ JH)
The point of no return
And now you know the score
And now youre learning
Whats knockin at your back door

Sweet Nancy was so fancy
To get into her pants
We had to be the aristocracy
The members that she toyed with
At her city club
Were something in diplomacy
So we put her on the hit list
Of a common cunning linguist
A master of many tongues
And now she eases gently
From her Austin to her Bentley
Suddenly she feels so young"

~ Deep Purple

Anonymous said...

There are Democrats out here who will tell you they agree with the platform. Why are Repubs getting their balls busted? The far left is the problem with Society, hell, even a lot of Demos are not as far left as Obammy and Clinton. It's typical though, whats O.K. for the Liberals is not for the Repubs. Uncle Bill started that crap. Hey, I wasn't aware the "Poot-Shoot" thing was against the law in your own home, ain't that the same as pulling your mattress tag off in your own home or if a tree falls in the forest does it make a noise?

Anonymous said...

This just in The Republican Party platform would
(1)Ban all Donald Duck comic books from being distributed in Kindergarten and Public schools because Donald is not wearing pants.
(2) Anyone who commits dare we say it "sodomy" gets a Scarlet Letter "S" tatooed on their forehead!
Hallelujah…..amen……and pass the offering plate around again!!!

Anonymous said...

Sodomy and marijuana laws: the fact they are essentially universally ignored should tell you something.

Anonymous said...

speaking of sodomy, how are your clients today BG...??

Anonymous said...

Republican don't know or care what their state party platform says (most don't even know there is a party platform). Some who do know parts just ignore them because they think the other guys' platform must be worse. Platforms just don't really matter (except to pointy headed party junkies). Candidates define themselves and their own positions.

Anonymous said...

4:15, It sounds like your husband has been invading your privacy. As the great Clayton Williams said, " Just lie back and enjoy it."

Anonymous said...

What exactly does sodomy mean? I'm so confused, and have apparently been breaking the law for a long, long time.

RPM said...

4:35, Here's Webster's definition:

sodomy




Main Entry: sod·omy
Pronunciation: \ˈsä-də-mē\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French sodomie, from Late Latin Sodoma Sodom; from the homosexual proclivities of the men of the city in Genesis 19:1–11
Date: 13th century
: anal or oral copulation with a member of the same or opposite sex; also : copulation with an animal


Your political milage may vary...

Anonymous said...

4;49 - Repubs are getting their "balls blasted" because it's their platform; you won't see anything like that on the Dems. The Texas law was not against sodomy on the street corner, doofus. Indecent exposure, among other things, apply to that. The Texas sodomy law was indeed about PRIVATE ACTS.

wordkyle said...

Apologies if this duplicates.

Lots to disagree with in the Republcian platform. I certainly don't agree with all of it.

On the other hand, I actively disagree with most of the Democrat platform.

It encourages illegal voting by non-citizens.
It gives unions power over business - even mom and pop, privately-owned businesses.
It embraces UN mandates on the "global warming" [theory] that would kill the economy.

Worst of all, in typical Liberal fashion, Texas Democrats say race and color should not be a factor in decisions - other than to award addtional taxpayer-provided healthcare benefits and preferential government economic assistance -- while using race as a criteria in jury selection.

I'm not for Republicans, per se, as much as I'm against Libeal Democrats.

Anonymous said...

So Republicans want to reinstate the law making heterosexual oral sex a crime?

The Democrats should distribute that platform. It might swing some votes.

Anonymous said...

The human digestive tract is designed for processing food not for sexual gratification. God created the human body and gave us laws for taking care of it. I do not believe that his laws are an obstacle cource to prove that you are Jew or Christian but they are based on his superior knowlege of human health and human bahavior. Until recent times in American history our laws making sodomy a crime were based on the laws of God. But now our laws inspired by the laws of God are voided by the United States Supreme Court. How can any Jew or Christian believe that God was wrong or changed his mind. I do know that a verse or a part of a verse in the Bible can be taken out of its setting and be made to appear to teach the opposite of what it really means. It is easy to misquote almost anything to produce a desired effect or opinion. Misstating God's word, however, is morally wrong. I don't know what will happen to this country. Maybe the Muslim nations will take us out with a few HE uranium devices they walk across our southern border or maybe it will be a more vicious strain of the aids virus. I do believe that a hard rain is going to fall.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the police state that Dumbya and his minions created, folks.

And, I just saw a video on faux news talking about how credit card companies are looking at where you swipe your credit card, and are then lowering your credit score based on what and and from where you charge. Y'all need to watch the liquor store, the place where you get your sex toys, massage therapy and marriage counseling charges (among a shiateload of other places) you pay with your credit card....you wouldn't want your perfect credit score to become blemished now would you?

Anonymous said...

so if i'm a democrat and i have sex with my dog is this ok for me to do?

Roger said...

Barry, It's our right to write our own laws in this state and any other state. WE DON"T NEED THE FEDS DO IT FOR US. I don't care if it's sodomy or dog licensing.

Anonymous said...

I become more Libertarian every day...

wordkyle said...

735 - Please explain a) What "police state" you are talking about, and b) How "dubya and his minions" created it.

Also, please connect the dots between "dubya" and the credit card companies for those of us too slow to see your point.

Anonymous said...

8:00, Your dog would probably not think it's OK.

Anonymous said...

7:23PM, the Bible also states that sex is for procreation only. Have you had sex with your wife and not procreated?

Well, SINNER?!?!

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to get involved in a religious argument here but, anything a husband and wife do together sexually is A OK with God. Look it up, the third chapter of Moses deals with this issue in detail. Lighten up 7:23 your husband will love you for it. And if you are a dude you need to man up, you sound like an uptight church lady.

Anonymous said...

4:15 the world needs more women like you! You madam are a true American hero!
Something I've learned in life now that we are on the subject. Ever noticed how I don't care if it's the 500th chick doin it for the first time or the first chick doin it for the 500th time, every time you get "sodomized" by a woman it's like winning the lottery!?! God bless all you ladies that are willing to go the extra mile for that special man in your life.

Anonymous said...

Yes 8OH and if I am Republican and have sex with my sister, daughter, and mother-in-law, it is ok to.

Anonymous said...

9:29 and 9:42 are in possession of a Bible that I have never seen. Both of their statements are 100% false. God forbids sodomy. This is as clear as the sky on a cloudless day. He does not forbid normal sex for pleasure between married couples (read 1 Corinthians 7). In what bible can the book of Moses be found?

Anonymous said...

Some guy wrote a book about having sex with his cat. It was Claude Balls, I think. All this legal and Biblical jargon about sodomy is a pain in the butt!!

Anonymous said...

Natural death must include executions, according to the Republicans

Anonymous said...

Sodomy sucks if you axed me.

Anonymous said...

I hate sodomy!!!..HRC

Denney Crane said...

5:05 PM

I give you a standing ovation for your comment...although, I will not bend over!

Anonymous said...

sodomy is illegal in most states, it's called crime against nature.

Anonymous said...

2:19 - You're wrong. Texas and about 10 other states had law that made sodomy illegal, and in 2003 the SCOTUS ruled the TX law was unconstitutional. THe laws were used against gays, but as duly noted here, sodomy is a sex act that gays and straights may enjoy in the privacy of their homes and since 2003, need not be afraid of breaking an archaic law.

THat is, unless, the Texas Repbulican party gets their way.

Anonymous said...

To those who believe that God created the digestive system for food only, do you also realize there are over 4,000 species (not individual but actually species) of organisms living in your gut? Did God bling into existence each of these species just so we could digest the food we eat. BTW, did Jesus have 4,000 types of things living in his gut, too?

Anonymous said...

I would assume a typo in 6:42's argument but it appears twice. There are approximately 400 species of microrgamisms in the human digestive tract of a healthy person, not 4,000. Those species that are acid tolerant live in the upper sections and those that are not as tolerant live in the colon. Homosexual activity introduces many more, frequently pathogenic. Yes, God put good bacteria there to help digest food, just as he put them in the soil where they help break down organic material that can then be taken up as nutrients by plants. Even the lowley termite has them in its digestive tract. They break down the wood that this genera ingests. Bacteria are everywhere and without them we die. On the other hand, if you put them where they don't belong, you might die also. So 6:42, when you get your bachelors degree in microbiology, I will be happy to discuss this in more detail. In the mean time you might sit on your butt and keep your mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

This thread if freaking awesome. Keep it going dudes! Freakin' awesome!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a song awhile back by the group 2 Live Crew...goes something like...Suck my d** and I'll eat your p*** or another one by Weird Al Yankovic..Just Eat It (to the tune of Michael Jackson's Beat It)

Anonymous said...

i love sodomy...HRC

Anonymous said...

1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means:

(A) any contact between any part of the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person; or

(B) the penetration of the genitals or the anus of another person with an object.

(2) "Sexual contact" means any touching of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.

(3) "Sexual intercourse" means any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ.

Anonymous said...

9:53 - Chill - you're much too angry. WWJD? You don't sound a bit Christian in your treatment of your fellow man (or woman).

You sure have invested a lot to lecture every one here that God created everything for a reason and you use science to back up your arguement.
So what about the science that shows gays are biologically different than straights & therefore God made them that way. I'll bet you my next paycheck you'll find a way to say that's not good science, even though that's accepted science in the scientific community.

Anonymous said...

OK, 3:53AM, yes AM - we know what you're NOT doing in the middle of the night - having "deviate sexual intercourse."

So enjoy the missionary position, when you can get it....... or when you'll allow it. I bet you don't allow it too often. Just my guess.

Anonymous said...

Women who allow their mates to sodomize them have a higher risk for bladder infections. Yes, if you put bacteria in the wrong place, you might get sick. You might also look at the risk of cancer of the colon. God said don't do it. He knew the health risks before there was ever a doctor.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if people are googling "deviant sex" or "sodomy" and being led to this blog to find.....nothing but a discussion.

I feel like there are some people here who aren't regulars on "Liberally Lean", like maybe 10:53....... too funny!
Welcome to Wise County, Texas, 10:53.

Anonymous said...

Okay you church types. If there is so much sexual prohibition then why are so many families affected by sexual abuse in the home? One of the ten commandments says thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife, so what? Screw your children instead? This is freakin sick and horrifying, but sadly, it's a disgusting cycle that repeats itself from generation to generation. This is a much bigger problem than 'deviate sex'. Maybe if some of y'all weren't so repressed sexually this issue MIGHT not be such an epidemic. Maybe this is closer to the root of the problem. Why not introduce some legislation that offers mandatory castration or permanent genetalia disfigurement by sex crimes perpetrators and quit worrying about what acts couples enjoy in the privacy of their own homes?

Anonymous said...

Castration has little or no effect on sex drive and ability of offenders.
I'm intrigued by "permanent genitalia disfigurement" though. Do tell.