The GOP is still morally corrupt, even if Discourse breaks


#544

Secede already, you fucking mouthbreathers.


#545

Funnily enough, West Virginia exists because the folks there refused to secede along with the rest of their state.


#546

As the offspring of two people born and raised in WV, once again I ask: WTF is wrong with West Virginians?


#547

How to get dragged by several thousand people for being an idiot:


#548

#549

My favorite new word: “pedistool”

“He’s a fool, but I’m still voting for him.”


#550

Is there a Liberal analog to this?

-xtien


#551

I know we talked privately, but this is a good article. It might clarify a few things, so it should be shared.


#552

Ew.


#553

This is an area where states’ rights are insane. The Federal government has an obligation here, and they should meet it.


#554

Marrying children to own the libs.


#555

So - yes to Ewww. But this is not an ‘Idaho - ewww’ issue. At all. per wikipedia:

In the 50 states

The general age of marriage is 18 in every state, with the exception of Nebraska (19) and Mississippi (21).

However, every state except Delaware and New Jersey allows exceptions to their general age of marriage in one or more of the following cases:

  • Consent of a court clerk or judge (sometimes the consent of a superior court judge, rather than a local judge, is required)
  • Consent of the parents or legal guardians of the minor
  • If one of the parties is pregnant
  • If the minor has given birth to a child
  • If the minor is emancipated

So, given one or more of these exceptions, as of January 2019:

  • 17 states have no minimum age of marriage in some cases.
  • 2 states have a minimum age of 14.
  • 5 states have a minimum age of 15.
  • 19 states have a minimum age of 16.
  • 7 states have a minimum age of 17.

From 2017[13][14] to 2019[7][15][16][17][18][19][20][21] several states changed their law to set a minimum age, or to raise their minimum age higher. In 2018, Delaware and New Jersey banned child marriage with no exceptions. For more detailed information on recent changes in state marriage laws, see the section below.


#556

It can still be an “Idaho - Eww” issue. Just throw it on the pile with all our others.


#557

Who says that Republicans have lost their way on Family Values?


#558

They had some jackass GOP rep from Kentucky last night saying that Trump HAD to pay the porn star out of his own pocket, because it would have been illegal to do otherwise!

He was only doing the morally correct thing, in paying off the porn star that he cheated on his third wife with!


#559

Wait a second, is he talking about the rumors that Trump paid hush money about an alleged affair? On Fox this morning, I believe a member of Congress referred to these rumors. Never mind that I thought it was a proven fact by now, even among his most idiotic supporters.


#560

Jesus. Do they even know how words work?


#561

Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.

Trump is an imperfect vessel with which to do the Lord’s work, but who among us is clean as the driven snow?

– Gordon, right-wing pundit in training


#562

He loves his family enough to hate the idea of getting caught banging a porn star. That’s still family values, right?


#563