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Hard News: Gaying Out

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  • Emma Hart,

    I have to admit, I was going to get all "Aw, I didn't get to play with the fluffy-wuffy trolly-wolly", because "Scalia" as a user name? Please.

    However. He's really real, and he really does want you to vote for the hottest Kiwi Female blogger of 2011. What a guy.

    Who has, nonetheless, come here and vehemently demonstrated that there is no argument against same-sex marriage. Well done.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    Hmm, is that a male or a female pig?

    Is it important? After all, if gay marriage is the slippery slope to legalised bestiality I don't think the anatomical configuration of the pig matters.

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3731 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Kracklite,

    Until as late as the early 1980s, in England IIRC, a husband could not be convicted of raping his wife

    NZ did away with the spousal rape loophole in the 70's. So England's not alone in having an unworthy history on the subject.

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3731 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Emma Hart,

    However. He’s really real, and he really does want you to vote for the hottest Kiwi Female blogger of 2011. What a guy.

    I must apologise for my ad hominem ripostes. Actually, must I?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Kracklite, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    Thanks.

    The Library of Babel • Since Nov 2007 • 955 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    bestiality

    That's such a loaded term. I believe interspecies erotica better expresses your love for your

    uncle’s cousin’s aunt’s daughter’s husband’s pet pig

    Lower Grey Lynn • Since Jul 2009 • 782 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Also, the Family First survey is back up. That means we're dealing with a daily bandwidth cap. So, those of you who missed out yesterday...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Emma Hart,

    I thought he was channeling John Goodman in The Big Lebowski. "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!" <smashes up the wrong car, the owner comes out, enraged, and retaliates on Lebowski's car>

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Kracklite,

    Until as late as the early 1980s, in England IIRC, a husband could not be convicted of raping his wife because, logically, consistently, he could not steal his own property.

    Try a lot closer to home – IIRC, martial rape was not criminalized in New Zealand until 1985.

    BTW, a little more fun with Scalia “logic”: I don’t believe landing a 16 year-old with a statutory rape jacket for having consensual, non-violent sex with his (or her) 15 year old boy/girlfriend serves no public good. Does that mean I’m “inconsistent” and hypocritical for having no qualms about the possibility of this chap [WARNING: Link SFW but may be triggering for sexual/physical abuse survivors] spending a very long time in prison. Slippery slopes and all that, because teenage sexual experimentation is just like violent predation and sexual abuse..

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11614 posts Report Reply

  • Kracklite, in reply to BenWilson,

    No, it's what happens when you meet a stranger in the alps. Which version were you watching?

    The Library of Babel • Since Nov 2007 • 955 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    BTW, a little more fun with Scalia “logic”

    If one must. How about the fact that the objection would also apply to the time when the instution of marriage was created? Couldn't somebody have said back then well, so long as we're somehow into marrying men and women now, why not men and trees, or dogs are and houses? Amirite?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    You are right, we must prohibit marriage.

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    “Polygamy” refers only to having multiple wives, while “polyandry” denotes multiple husbands.

    Not sure if anyone got in here first, but, ObPedant: polygamy refers to having multiple spouses, polygyny is multiple wives, and polyandry is multiple husbands. Polygamy and polygyny are usually conflated, but it’s worth remembering that polygamy is the umbrella term for spouses per se, not just wives.

    ETA Good to see the FF survey back up. I was laughing merrily away yesterday, clicking “Strongly Disagree” with gay abandon, when I came up short at a couple of questions that I had to click “Strongly Agree” to. It shook me. It shook me hard.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 707 posts Report Reply

  • Kracklite, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Now I’m thinking of Mister Universe’s marriage to his lovebot in __Serenity__…

    How about this: make a pass in the Turing Test a mandatory prerequisite for a marriage license.

    Jack, thanks.

    The Library of Babel • Since Nov 2007 • 955 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to JackElder,

    clicking “Strongly Disagree” with gay abandon, when I came up short at a couple of questions that I had to click “Strongly Agree” to. It shook me. It shook me hard.

    It was a bit like that. “Oh look, a picture of a nanna bra”. ‘Strongly Disagree’. Wait, was that right?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Also, the Family First survey is back up.

    Recommended. A concise insight into their mindset.

    Curbing emissions must be the work o the devil. Or it's just a fad if you listen to Bill English.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15711 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JackElder,

    with gay abandon

    see, that was your problem

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15711 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to DeepRed,

    “I love my dog but that doesn’t mean I should be allowed to marry it.” – Stephen Franks

    Typical Franks. He doesn't care about whether the dog loves him...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1701 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    But since you went there, I wasn’t inclined to bitch Helen Clark for not wanting to have a second go at being opposition leader. Nor was I that surprised that, as it turned out, she repeatedly (and understandably) lied about her intentions to the media in the last weeks of the campaign when a Labour defeat was looking likely.

    Clark served her country for 28 years, Key less than ten. Please don't compare their level of commitment or propensity to lie. There is no comparison.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Emma Hart,

    However. He’s really real, and he really does want you to vote for the hottest Kiwi Female blogger of 2011. What a guy.

    Hmmm Blogspot seems unable to deliver scalianz any more. I wonder why?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1701 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to nzlemming,

    Hmmm Blogspot seems unable to deliver scalianz any more. I wonder why?

    Emma's link doesn't seem to work, but this does.

    My favourite so far on that page:
    "Tiger Woods to Convert to Islam

    Obama’s plan for Sharia Law may benefit someone. [...]"

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to sally jones,

    Clark served her country for 28 years, Key less than ten. Please don’t compare their level of commitment or propensity to lie. There is no comparison.

    Was there a point there, Sally, beyond you like Clark and despise Key? And I certainly hope you're not saying there's a long-service pass for politicians being economical with the truth, however understandable that "truthiness" may be.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11614 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Curse the time difference:

    Damn it. Going +4 is a bit like saying ‘me too’. Yeah, me too.

    +5.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2185 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Now given the entirely reasonable closure of Keith's thread, where might we discuss PM Gillard's visit to NZ? I'd very much like to discuss the risk that she'll return with her luggage stuffed with kiwi talent.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2185 posts Report Reply

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