Lot of caterwauling out there on the conservative side like gay marriage is the end of the world, and particularly, because it would bode the end of judicial restraint or textualism. Meh. The ruling is harmonious with a certain logic that says, government doesn’t manage the marriage business. But if we’re to notarize marriages, we’re going to notarize them for any two people that ask… Other thing – the slippery slope leads to polygamy, I guess. And marrying your horse. I doubt it. Such that legalized gay marriage is a bit a function of public acceptance, I really pity the justice that writes an opinion that legalizes polygamy and horse marriage. The public’s enforcement of the normative is a powerful thing. Horse marriage is not going to be accepted.
The important question: what do the gun people think…. I don’t get much sense they are very aggravated. I think I’ve said before, the Venn overlap between the fundies and the gun people isn’t very big, with the gunny people not being much ever inconsistent on their innate libertarianism. There is an immediate observation out there by the gunnies that if gay marriage is to be recognized interstate, then carry permits are going to have to be also. Could be…
Jots w/ dots 6/29
This is true, individualism vs collectivism is the crux of the biscuit: http://theweek.com/articles/562715/what-liberals-always-miss-about-gun-rights And I think it’s right and proper to be selfish in retaining the individual right and in doing so allowing for some oblique and rare violence externalities.
Overly dour: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/06/north-dakota-oil-boom-bust/396620/ You see these gleeful articles reporting on the inevitable maturation of the Bakken… There’s an ulterior implication there, as if the whole business is supposed to be thus invalidated because its slowing down and there’s a bit of dislocation. Ba-loney. They have a guarantee of basically vibrant commerce up there for a long time.
Hey ya know where I got an offer recently? Rhymes with NinnCure http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-hospitals-praise-aca-ruling-unitedhealth-stock-rises/309835401/ I didn’t take that offer, but hadn’t contemplated that the future of the project might be in question. And I doubt it is. It’s a perverse staple of a Minnesota exceptionalism that would make state government here want to plow ahead with its own exchange. But that’s what will happen.
World Champion Twins…. http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/06/29/phillies-to-announce-the-hiring-of-andy-macphail-at-230-today/ You go to McPhail’s Wikipedia page, and it’s says “graduated with a degree in American Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and a somewhat decent player on an otherwise undistinguished Division III baseball team” So he was about as good as the typical competitive player that makes up the local amateur leagues. Better than me, but not astoundingly so. I like that.
I meant to get to this, but may not. http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_bills/2015/06/new_york_times_op_ed_on_why_the_poor_won_t_rise_up_give_credit_to_our_culture.html