Shotgun-wedding

anonymous asked:

I just want to say that I'm not a Sophie Hater, I also can't stand the fake belly crap. I do think it's a shotgun wedding & BC is just doing what he thinks is the right thing. Please don't judge us based on a few crazy fans.

*shrug* Who am I to judge you? If anyone wants to quietly hold that opinion…that’s your right. In my personal opinion, there’s ample evidence that they love each other and that’s the actual foundation of their marriage. But I’m not going to spend all day blogging about that either. Because at the end of the day, they’re strangers…period. 

If Benedict Cumberbatch marched into your social media profiles and started commenting and forming opinions based on those pictures and your few written words, that wouldn’t be ok. Because he doesn’t really know you, and isn’t part of your life. Neither is it ok for fans of his to take the little snippets of his life that we get to see (which is probably about 1% of his life) and build an entire story and conspiracy theory around it.

I’ll say again, I’m not judging you for your opinion, because it’s your right to have it. What I take issue with is the spreading of a negative opinion. It’s not your right, or the right of anyone else. If you’re not one of the “few crazy fans” then I hope you keep it to yourself. Because no good comes from spreading hurtful rumors.

Widespread support for gay marriage is a powerful weapon against bigotry and spells potential suicide for the GOP. A good cartoon.

Now that that’s out of the way, cartoonist Michael Ramirez wrote the following to accompany this cartoon:

To listen to the mainstream media, the issue of same-sex marriage is now resolved because popular culture endorses it, Hollywood advocates it, the general public narrowly favors it (except in state elections) and 70% of “Millennials” (18-32 year olds) support it.

A majority of “Millennials” probably love Justin Bieber and listen to rap music, watch reality shows and care what Snooki does on a Friday afternoon. It doesn’t mean the Federal Government should endorse them.

Putting aside the long term consequences of a decision to have government sanction issues of private sexuality, and the impact these important decisions have on society’s structural longevity and success, since when is the Supreme Court’s job to rule by national consensus rather than by weighing an issue’s constitutionality?

More often these days, you’re better off listening to Justin Bieber than listening to the mainstream media.


So SA forum user FaradayCage hopped into his time machine to bring back this rendition, which puts it all into perspective:

1960’s Ramirez posted:
To listen to the mainstream media, the issue of desegregation is now resolved because popular culture endorses it, Hollywood advocates it, the general public narrowly favors it (except in Mississippi elections) and 70% of “African Americans” (niggers) support it.

A majority of “African Americans” probably love Malcolm X and listen to rap music, watch Star Trek on stolen televisions and don’t wake up before noon. It doesn’t mean the Federal Government should endorse them.

Putting aside the long term consequences of a decision to have federal government trample over state’s rights, and the impact these important decisions have on society’s structural longevity and success, since when is the Supreme Court’s job to rule by national consensus rather than by weighing an issue’s constitutionality?