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Comment by Hunter on December 23, 2013 at 9:47am

Why Bill Sharer, and the Governor, think voter approved mandates are final is beyond me.  The same day the Sharer story appeared there was a report that a Federal judge in Utah overturned a "voter approved" restriction on same sex marriage.  Earlier this year the U S Supreme Court overturned DOMA and California's Prop 8.  Nice to know our State Legislature has resolved all our last in the nation rankings and has time for more court battles.

Comment by Phil_0 on December 23, 2013 at 10:07am

Hunter: Yup. Making the most of our 30-day legislative sessions. I wonder what "official state" neckwear/handshakes/facial scrubs they will successfully proclaim this year? Amazing how they always find the time...

Comment by once banned twice shy on December 23, 2013 at 11:57am

The governor is an attorney--you'd think she'd get the futility of putting gay marriage to a vote.  What stupidity.

Comment by RunLikeADog on December 23, 2013 at 2:03pm
Well, I was going to make the cliche remark of "would you like some cheese with your whine?" Then I realized that today was Festivus, so carry on.
Comment by once banned twice shy on December 23, 2013 at 4:08pm

Well, I was going to make the cliche remark of "would you like some cheese with your whine?"  Then I realized that today was Festivus, so carry on.

?  'Splain, Lucy.

Comment by RunLikeADog on December 23, 2013 at 4:19pm
From Wiki but originally from Seinfeld.

Festivus, a well-celebrated parody, has become a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 which serves as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas holiday season.[1] Originally a family tradition of scriptwriter Dan O'Keefe, who worked on the American sitcom Seinfeld, the holiday entered popular culture after it was made the focus of a 1997 episode of the program.[1][2] The holiday's celebration, as it was shown on Seinfeld, includes a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum Festivus pole, practices such as the "Airing of Grievances" and "Feats of Strength," and the labeling of easily explainable events as "Festivus miracles."
The episode refers to it as "a Festivus for the rest of us", referencing its non-commercial aspect. It has also been described as a "parody holiday festival" and as a form of playful consumer resistance.[3]
Some atheists advocate Festivus because of its lack of religious significance,[4] and have joined other celebrants in erecting Festivus poles alongside public displays of the crèche of Christmas and the menorah of Hanukkah.[5]


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