Radio Derb Is On The Air: Gay Marriage, Trump-Coulter 2016, Etc.
July 04, 2015, 07:17 AM
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Radio Derb is on the air.  To get the podcast, follow the instructions at Taki’s Magazine.   The transcript will be archived on my own website Tuesday morning.

In this week’s podcast I naturally cover the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling on homosexual marriage.  Justice Kennedy’s opinion for the majority excited my particular scorn.

Compare the crisp, measured reasoning of Justice Scalia with the breathless schoolgirl vaporings of Justice Kennedy, voting with the majority,quote:

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death."

End quote. All that may be true; but what does it have to do with the content of the Fourteenth Amendment? Perhaps Justice Kennedy is planning to retire to a career with the Hallmark Greeting Card Company.

He continues, quote:

"It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves."

End quote. Is that true?

Over the last four years, the General Social Survey has asked married respondents, categorized by sexual orientation, whether they have ever had sex with someone other than a spouse while married. Here are the percentages responding "yes," by sexual orientation.

  • Heterosexual couples: 15 percent.
  • Bisexual couples: 42 percent.
  • Homosexual couples: 51 percent.
So … would it really, quote, "misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage"?

And if Justice Kennedy can be so wrong in understanding an easily-checked point of fact — it took me less than a minute to find that source — what should we think of his understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment?

The full Radio Derb playbill:
  • Greeks bearing debts. (Will the scata hit the anemistyras?)
  • SCOTUS stamps out dissent. (And ignores the truth.)
  • The color of crime. (You may talk about it … for a while.)
  • Trump thumped. (But he don’t embarrass easy.)
  • A patriotic Democrat! (And an open-borders Republican.)
  • Trump-Coulter 2016! (A ticket to terrify the GOP.)
  • Puerto Rico today, Cuba tomorrow. (Let’s open our borders to another decrepit Caribbean slum.)
  • Exitgate.  (Suffix overload.)
  • Rent-a-Hasidic-mob. (¡Ay vey caramba!)
  • Gentry liberal hero. (Bernie pulls in the goodwhites.)
  • It starts … (First blood in the robo-wars.)
It’s all there at Taki’s Magazine.