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Colm Buckley
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Victory for the US over Japan in the Women's World Cup turns into a Twitter row as social media users call it
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Wow. Once you see it in this light, it becomes so ridiculously obvious. Of course, there are plenty of people who just Hate the Gays; but I never thought there were enough of them to justify the scale of opposition we saw. This is a pretty convincing accounting for much of the rest.
 
So what kind of "traditional marriage" does gay marriage undermine?

An interesting consideration of part of what's behind the "marriage equality threatens traditional marriage" argument.

'It’s not because straight people won’t want to get married if gays are doing it, too. It’s because it redefines marriage as an institution of love instead of oppression.'

I.e., the traditional part that is threatened is less the "man and woman" aspect as much as the "man as husband, breadwinning and heading the house, and woman as wife, bearing and rearing children and getting dinner on the table every night" model.  It's positing that being Ward and June Cleaver (or some darker version of same) is not the way things ought to, let alone have to, be. If we say, as a society, that marriage between two men or two women is actually marriage, then those traditional and binding and biologically "natural" roles for men and women in marriage are not inevitable, not the norm, not what we're teaching the next generation to line up to be.

Some people think that's not a good thing. Personally, I think it's a positive for couples both gay and straight, now and in the future.
Of all the sour grapes conservatives chewed this past weekend over the same-sex marriage ruling, perhaps Ross Douthat’s was the sourest. While other conservatives moved on to incoherent babbling about “religious liberty”, Douthat used his New York Times column to dig his heels into the argument soundly rejected by Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges: that same-sex marriage is somehow an assault on traditional marriage.
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+Robyn Maguire+Rose Rhiannon Murphy+Caroline Rasmussen​ this is the article I was talking about earlier.
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The twins suddenly look much more grown-up. Chara is showing off that she's now lost two teeth. 
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One thing I learned as a parent is that there's a reason those old cliches are old cliches. They really do grow up so fast.
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These are really awesome; some of the best #deepdream pictures I've seen.
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"These wings are nice, but … can’t you make them any bigger? And possibly salmon-colored?"
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Read this; it's incredible and you won't regret it.

To be black in the Baltimore of my youth was to be naked before the elements of the world, before all the guns, fists, knives, crack, rape, and disease. The law did not protect us. And now, in your time, the law has become an excuse for stopping and frisking you, which is to say, for furthering the assault on your body. But a society that protects some people through a safety net of schools, government-backed home loans, and ancestral wealth but can only protect you with the club of criminal justice has either failed at enforcing its good intentions or has succeeded at something much darker.

What a voice. What a conscience.
“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”
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+Claire Hayes If so, their adult form is the sasquatch.
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Hmm. The rain that we've not been having for the past week or two has decided to arrive all at once. #theregoestheweekend
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I'd trade some rain for the insane heat we have here. Alas melting and hibernating instead. ;-)
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I am Jim-Bob's complete lack of surprise.
 
Surveyed Confederate flag supporters didn't know much about the actual Confederacy.

They tended to get basic questions about the Civil War wrong. They also tended towards highly racist views.
A study of white Southerners has very bad news for the "heritage, not hate" slogan.
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Oh, I see your point now +Andrew Smith-Thomas. Thanks for the clarification!
I think the story above is still relevant given how rabidly supporters of the Confederate flag defend their supposed rights to fly it. Also note that the study is specifically the "heritage, not hate" argument from Confederate proponents.
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Paddy McGinty's Goat was my party piece when I was about 6. RIP Val.
Genial crooner who was touted as Ireland's answer to Bing Crosby.
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surely it is true that some of the things people come to realize d at old age or later in life ,so don't worry.
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Sing it, Fin. My jaw literally dropped open when I heard what our glorious Leader had said.
Fintan O'Toole: Myths about Ireland as Europe’s best behaved state are not harmless lies
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Sigh.  the comments are too depressing.
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  • Google
    Systems Engineering Manager, 2003 - present
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    Systems Architect, 2000 - 2003
  • Trinity College Dublin
    Systems Administrator, 1998 - 2000
  • TCD Graduate Students Union
    Union President, 1995 - 1998
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RAISE HELL: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins by Janice Engel — Kickst...
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Janice Engel is raising funds for RAISE HELL: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins on Kickstarter! Maverick columnist Molly Ivins lampooned “poli

The Most Metal Deaths in Middle-earth, Ranked - The Toast
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Like Mary Poppins, this piece is practically perfect in every way.

Google treats staff to festival weekend
www.independent.ie

Google has thrown a vast music festival-themed party to reward its Irish staff, with a budget thought to exceed €100,000.

Church wants to continue solemnising weddings
www.rte.ie

The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has said that as far as he can see, the church would like to continue

Love and Joy: The Metamorphosis of a Friendship - The Toast
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Ginny Brown on the narrative of her best friendship, and the storms of faith and sexuality they weathered along the way.

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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Come over for dinner, it'll be fun.

Tell the world - help get Letters of Note: Vol II to 100% | Unbound
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Apologies for my radio silence, I've been hard at work writing so that we can get the new book out in time for Christmas. I want to wish a h

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hey girl: you can use my shoulder as a rifle stand, as you're the better shot of the two of us

Fintan O’Toole: Marriage was nothing to be proud of in 1983
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Legal changes over the years profoundly altered the state of marriage for the better

Free Ubers To The Polls
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Uber is a passionate supporter of equal rights for everyone in our community. This Friday we have the opportunity to make history in Ireland

Chairman Mao: The real inventor of “traditional Chinese medicine”
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Most, if not virtually all, of what is now referred to as “traditional Chinese medicine” is quackery. I realize that it’s considered “intole

South Wales 'Ride me' bus advert sparks online backlash - BBC News
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A south Wales bus company says it will withdraw an advertising campaign showing a partly dressed woman following an online backlash.

Memo to Twitter trolls: Do not fuck with J. K. Rowling
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Her response to a misogynistic tweet was perfect.

107 Eaton Wood Grove, Shankill, Co Dublin
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Offers residential and commercial properties; includes listings, company profile, glossary of terminologies, office locator, and country hom

Very pleasant restaurant in Cupertino; extremely friendly and engaging staff with a lot of hands-on customer service from the owner. The food was delicious - roti with a fresh curry dip (delicious), one of the best chicken satay appetizers I've ever had, and a really spicy, flavoursome curry entree. Numerous flavors of shaved ice desserts; try the mango especially!
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One of the best Indian restaurants in Dublin. Don't let the location fool you.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
Unfortunately it was overcast and raining when I was here, which is a pity as I think that the view is one of Doyle's main attractions. Still; the food was excellent and the service efficient, friendly and polite.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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Really, really delicious seafood, right next to the beach. Great selection of beers, wines and cocktails also. Highly recommended.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
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Quality: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Excellent
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Excellent, perfectionist close shave. Friendly and welcoming staff.
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New hotel in Zürich. Very interesting and cool décor. Very helpful staff.
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