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March 28, 2013

Mother-in-Law Jokes Sully 2nd Day of Supreme Court Gay Marriage Hearings

What’s the definition of mixed emotions?” Justice Ginsberg asked. “Watching your mother-in-law drive over a steep cliff in your brand new car.” The raucous laughter of the courtroom began to dissipate as Chief Justice Roberts playfully pounded his gavel and called for a 15 minute recess. Moments later outside the courtroom a lawyer for the plaintiffs summed up the feelings of his colleagues and clients: “What the f*ck was that?” -- Day's Rash

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Scalia has demonstrated that he does not respect what the court is being asked to decide, so Ginsburg feels free in taking that cue but with entirely different motives in mind. That is why even when Scalia sees correctly all things ends property of the left--heads I win tails you lose.

Posted by: james wilson at March 28, 2013 11:24 AM


James, I know it's sometimes hard to distinguish these days, but don't take this too seriously.

Posted by: mushroom at March 28, 2013 1:42 PM

I can see that Scalia isn't taking it seriously. Hope he knows what he is doing. Maybe he gave up taking anything seriously after Roberts crossed him.

Posted by: james wilson at March 28, 2013 1:48 PM

I think it means they like teh Gays!

Posted by: Daphne at March 28, 2013 2:00 PM

I was watching an episode of the Fabulous Beekman Boys, but only because of a First World Problem in not having long enough arms and ambition to change the channel. In that episode, mommy and daddy pay one of their fabulous "boys" a visit. He and his husband are there, and mummy has accepted the wedded and fabulous bliss of their son, whilst papa remains somewhat squeamish. So mummy says to them, "When are you going to give us a grandchild?"
After recovering from my coughing jag, I had a good laugh followed by a cleansing cry. The lesson from that episode was this: locally grown arugula is better for sustainable development, and delicious. And totally gay, of course, like our president.

Posted by: Jewel at March 28, 2013 2:37 PM

I haven't spoken to my mother-in-law for two years. We haven't quarreled. I just don't like to interrupt her.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at March 28, 2013 3:07 PM

I was out shopping the other day when I saw six women beating up my mother in law. As I stood there and watched, her neighbor, who knew me, said, "Well, aren't you going to help?"

I replied, "No. Those six guys are doing fine on their own."

Posted by: Donald Sensing at March 28, 2013 3:09 PM

My father in law was driving down the road and was pulled over by a policeman. Walking up to the car, the policeman said, "Your wife fell out of the car five miles back." My father in law replied, "Thank heavens for that! I thought I'd gone deaf!"

Posted by: Donald Sensing at March 28, 2013 3:11 PM

George went on a vacation to the Middle East with most of his family, including his mother-in-law. During their vacation, and while they were visiting Jerusalem, George's mother-in-law died. With the death certificate in hand, George went to the American Consulate Office to make arrangements to send the body back to the States for proper burial.

The Consul, after hearing of the death of the mother-in-law, told George, "My friend, the sending of a body back to the States for burial is very, very expensive. It could cost as much as $5,000 dollars." The Consul continued, "In most of these cases, the person responsible for the remains normally decides to bury the body here. This would only cost $150 dollars".

George thinks for some time, and answers the Consul, "I don't care how much it will cost to send the body back. That's what I want to do."

The Consul, after hearing this says, "You must have loved your mother-in-law very much, considering the difference in price between $5,000 and $150 dollars."

"No, it's not that," says George. "You see, I know of a case many, many years ago of a person that was buried here in Jerusalem, and on the third day he was seen alive again. I', not taking that chance!"

Posted by: Donald Sensing at March 28, 2013 3:14 PM

For the love of God, leave Sully out of this.

That Beekman Boys thing reminds me of something I've suspected for a while: No matter how liberal people are, no matter how cool they are with gay marriage, no matter how cool they are with the concept of having gay kids, no matter how loving they are toward their actual gay kids, they still want grandkids. You know, real grandkids.

Which leads me into my running joke about the practical problem with same-sex marriage, at least the male kind, which is that I'm pretty sure inseminating feces is how politicians are made. Do we really need any more of those?

Posted by: Rich Fader at March 28, 2013 3:14 PM

Q: Who was the happiest couple in human history?

A: Adam and Eve. Neither had a mother in law.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at March 28, 2013 3:18 PM

I got a million of 'em . . .

Posted by: DOnald Sensing at March 28, 2013 3:20 PM

iri - I'm sure the people who worked for Margaret Thatcher would agree with you. /sarc

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at March 28, 2013 3:53 PM

Seems to me that the supreme court has lost its lofty objectivity and is too eager to court popular opinion. Maybe judges have always been worried about it, but when Justice Kennedy just wishes the case would go away so he doesn't have to make an unpopular decision and the Chief Justice was swayed to choose on Obamacare based on what he was convinced his legacy would be, the court has lost all value and use to us.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 28, 2013 8:34 PM

"...the court has lost all value and use to us."

Aye that. We're like the passengers on the Titanic, just waiting to go down.

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