8 definitions by Like it is

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Something annoyingly referenced by religious extremists to justify in their narrow minds all the irrational, illogical, vicious and malicious things they do to other people. It is abused as a free pass like the race card to legitimize the actions of such extremists.
My faith as a good christian invokes upon me to bomb the abortion clinics in America and kill all the living inside them to save the lives of the unborn.

As a muslim, my faith requires that I suicide bomb and kill innocent people to further my righteous causes.

My faith as a nazi requires that I wage a racial holy war to subjugate the non-white masses and execute the Jews.

America needs to wake up to the fact that in a society governed by secular laws, we cannot allow religious extremists to invoke faith as a means to bypass such laws and impose their views upon the rest of us!

Intelligent design is a matter of faith and not science. It should only be taught at Sunday schools not public schools funded by tax dollars.

The christian preacher called upon the US President to assasinate the leftist Venezuelan President and justified it as a matter of defending his faith from communism and America from terrorism.

The christian uses the premise of faith to manipulate and scare everyone into denying gay Americans their civil rights so they can oppress and discriminate against them.
by Like it is November 18, 2005
1. A legal union of 2 human beings REGARDLESS OF GENDER that provides security and stability for that relationship and promotes health and longevity for people in that union as reported through studies. Despite the ranting of religious fanatics who insist otherwise, marriage is not a religious institution. The concept of marriage existed way long before christianity itself. The marriage license is issued by a civil authority not a religious one. It is a civil court, not the church, that enforces the rights of those in the union during the marriage. As it is a group of lawyers through a civil court that dissolves the union and not the church. As such, it is a civil invention that does not require religious rituals to make it legal. People do not need a church to be married but they do need a license from the state for it to be legally recognized and valid! Marriage is not specifically about rearing children either. If it was, heterosexual couples would be required by the state to have a fertility test before getting a license and those that didn't pass it would be denied. That's not the case anywhere. Further, not all married people want children.

The definition of marriage is no longer restricted to one man and woman. It was redefined NOT by "activist" judges in Massachusetts but rather in Europe by the Netherlands which has extended marriage rights to same-sex couples. That definition has been accepted by other first world countries such as Belgium, Spain and Canada. The genie is out of the bottle and no rantings by thick-headed religious extremists will ever put it back! We live in a global economy and by extention also live in a global society. We do not live in a vacuum! Sticking your head in the sand or up your ass to deny that truth won't change it either or make it go away. Isolationism ended for the USA after WWI. Only fools live as if it hasn't.

All these countries have had legalized gay marriage for years and all the predictions of chaos and the destruction of civilzation have not come to pass. In Massachusetts, where gay marriage has been legal since May 2004, the sky hasn't fallen and heterosexual marriage is as strong as ever. The lies and illogical exaggerations of extremists have proven themselves to be just that. Nothing but lies meant to promote hysteria, prejudice and hatred. Extremist groups try to come up with trumped up statistics from abroad to prove otherwise, but no legitimate source can prove a direct link between their claims and the effect of gay marriage on society. In fact, gay people who are legally married to each other in Massachusetts or those countries that recognize such marriages are transparent to heterosexual couples. You wouldn't even realize you're standing next to a couple that is legally recognized as married somewhere in the world. As such, how can that impact your marriage?

Massachusetts has one of the lowest levels of divorce in the nation while many states that enacted constitional amendments against gay marriage have the highest divorce rates!

The allegations that chaos would ensue if gay marriage were allowed to spread to other states that don't recognize it is also another bunch of bullshit! Currently 26 states recognize marriage between first cousins. Some of those states only do so if the couple doesn't have children. But that isn't causing chaos in the 24 states that don't recognize such marriages or making the children in such marriages illegitimate is it? Further, 16 states recognize common-law marriage between heterosexual couples while 34 states do not. Yet none of these non-traditional forms of marriage have devalued heterosexual marriage in anyway despite their recognition in only a handful of states. Neither have they caused chaos. They are in fact, transparent to most people who are in traditional heterosexual marriages as are those who are in gay marriages or civil unions.

As for saying that a gay person can currently get married to someone as long as it's someone of the opposite sex... that is about as hollow, callous and useless an alternative to a gay person as saying to a christian that they can worship freely as long as they only worship allah or buddah instead of Jesus!

2. A civil right unfairly denied to two people of the same gender in most places in the United States. Even if you call it a civil union, it would still lack protections at the Federal Level because of DOMA (So-called Defense of Marriage Act) which won't allow recognition of same-sex marriage or the benefits of marriage. A fair compromise would be to pass a federal bill recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples across the USA that grants all the rights, responsibilities and benefits of marriage allowing people that don't like using the word marriage for gay couples to keep it. But of course irrational right-wing extremists will have none of it thinking they can force the issue to go away by forcing through Constitutional Amendments that would deny gay people the right to any form of legal recognition of their relationships.

Further, it is unprecedented in the history of civil rights that such social issues be voted upon at the ballot box as a way to bypass court decisions or legislative and executive actions that would legalize gay unions. It is a bullshit premise to call such a vote democracy. People did not have a direct vote to decide who would be granted freedom of religion. If they had, christianity may have been the only religion permitted in this country today. Jews, Muslims and Hindus would have no such rights.

The racist white majorities of past centuries did not have a vote on slavery, racial integregation or extending civil rights to racial minorities through a direct ballot vote. Yet why wasn't that a democratic right given how profoudly these issue impacted society then? The right of Rosa Parks to ride the bus and sit where she wanted was not decided by a direct democratic vote of the people of Alabama but by what was then labeled an "activist" court of judges on the Supreme Court. An end to school segregation was also decided by the Supreme Court and not put to a direct vote by a white majority that was highly against it.

Interracial marriage was also declared a constitutional right by the Supreme Court of the US despite the fact that states had laws prohibiting it and many people were against it and some still are. It wasn't put up to a democratic vote by the people despite how radical a concept that was back then to most people.

It is therefore obnoxious, unprecedented, condescending and insulting to gay Americans that they should be treated as children or animals and have their civil rights provided or denied by the whims of an often prejudiced majority. Courts were setup to protect the rights of the minority from such prejudices and whims and establish an equal playing field for all. To abandon those principles now weakens our democracy and what makes America better than most countries in the world.

Further, if you allow the masses to decide the issue of who can get legally married through a ballot initiative you open the Pandra's box to have the general public vote on all social issues from now on. That includes abortion, your right to privacy, your right to die, your right to bear arms and so forth. Voters and not a spouse would decide whether someone like Terri Schiavo's husband could let her die. A private family matter becomes the business of everyone. There is no end to it and prevailing social prejudices will impact your lives in all such matters.
Marriage is a civil right not an exclusive religious right.

Loud-mouth right-wing extremists consistently make up lies about gay marriage that are proven false everyday such marriages are legal.

Right-Wing extremists relentlessly try to destroy the marriages of gay couples through constitutional amendments. Try waking up one day after being legally married for several years to find out people have voted to dissolve your marriage and see how you feel about it! Real people, real lives, real impact on them!

Christians care more about preventing the recongition of all gay relationships and the security and stability that recognition provides such couples than they care about defining marriage or the truth.
by Like It Is November 16, 2005
Describes an office employee typically in a cubicle setup that always sticks his or her head out of the cubicle and listens to your conversations and makes comments about what you say when you aren't talking to that person. They like to stare at you for no reason and people that are walking by their cubicles. The employee is just plain nosey and frequently sucks up a pay check but has little if anything to do all day long. They are often overpaid and unfairly frequently paid more than harder working more competent employees who have to cover their asses constantly in what some employers snow-ball you with as "team work".

They usually only have their jobs because they know someone who is willing to give them what amounts to corporate welfare or charity and suck up to that person and others in power frequently. They are good about showing up to work everday on time but are generally incompetent and contribute nothing. They like to knock government welfare programs to the poor but are blind to the fact that that is exactly what they are getting from the company.

They annoy hard working employees in the office with stupid jokes or questions. They have the obnoxious habit of rudely interrupting your work related conversations to make stupid comments without excusing themselves or apologizing. Since they have nothing to do all day long and really don't want to learn to do anything, they frequently bother you while you are tring to do your own work because they are bored.
Doug is a deadwood gopher. Anytime 2 people are having a private conversation he not only listens to it, but chimes in unvited with his 2 cents.

Dave was a really dumb-ass deadwood gopher. It's bad enough he didn't have anything to do all day long and bothered people because he was bored, but he wandered about the building into other departments making it obvious that he had nothing to do. That is what got him canned.

Shortly after her boss' retirement, Diane was laid off for incompetence. Like a typical deadwood gopher, she was clueless about finding work. She would call people and tell them to find her a job. She would also tell potential employers to hire her because she had bills to pay instead of trying to sell herself on what she could do for them.
by Like it is November 09, 2005
A. Any right-wing conservative pushing their extremist agenda in your face.
B. In America, typically a right-wing member of the GOP.
C. In America, An in-your-face christian extremist.
D. On the radio, Rush Limbaugh

Henry: He's a right-wing conserative.
John: You mean he's an asshole?
Henry: You got that right.

by Like it is October 24, 2005
1. A legal union of 2 human beings REGARDLESS OF GENDER that provides security and stability for that relationship and promotes health and longevity for people in that union as reported through studies. Despite the ranting of religious fanatics who insist otherwise, marriage is not a religious institution. The concept of marriage existed way long before christianity itself. The marriage license is issued by a civil authority not a religious one. It is a civil court, not the church, that enforces the rights of those in the union during the marriage. As it is a group of lawyers through a civil court that dissolves the union and not the church. As such, it is a civil invention that does not require religious rituals to make it legal. People do not need a church to be married but they do need a license from the state for it to be legally recognized and valid! Marriage is not specifically about rearing children either. If it was, heterosexual couples would be required by the state to have a fertility test before getting a license and those that didn't pass it would be denied. That's not the case anywhere.

The definition of marriage is no longer restricted to one man or woman. It was redefined NOT by judges in Massachusetts but rather in Europe by the Netherlands which has extended marriage rights to same-sex couples. That definition has been accepted by other first world countries such as Belgium, Spain and Canada. The genie is out of the bottle and no rantings by thick-headed religious extremists will ever put it back! We live in a global economy and by extention also live in a global society. We do not live in a vacuum! Sticking your head in the sand or up your ass to deny that truth won't change it either or make it go away. Isolationism ended for the USA after WWI. Only fools live as if it hasn't.

All these countries have had legalized gay marriage for years and all the predications of chaos and the destruction of civilzation have not come to pass. In Massachusetts, where gay marriage has been legal since May 2004, the sky hasn't fallen and heterosexual marriage is as strong as ever. The lies and illogical exaggerations of extremists have proven themselves to be just that. Nothing but lies meant to promote hysteria, prejudices and hatred. Extremist groups try to come up with trumped up statistics from abroad to prove otherwise, but no legitimate source can prove a direct link between their claims and the effect of gay marriage on society. In fact, gay people who are legally married to each other in Massachusetts or those countries that recognize such marriages are transparent to heterosexual couples. You wouldn't even realize you're standing next to a couple that is legally recognized as married somewhere although maybe not your state. As such, how can that impact your marriage?

Massachusetts has one of the lowest levels of divorce in the nation while many states that enacted constitional amendments against gay marriage have the highest divorce rates!

The allegations that chaos would ensue if gay marriage were allowed to spread to other states that don't recognize it is also another bunch of bullshit! Currently 26 states recognize marriage between first cousins. Some of those states only do so if the couple doesn't have children. But that isn't causing chaos in the 24 states that don't recognize such marriages or making the children in such marriages illegitimate is it? Further, 16 states recognize common-law marriage between heterosexual couples while 34 states do not. Yet none of these non-traditional forms of marriage have devalued heterosexual marriage in anyway despite their recognition in only a handful of states. Neither have they caused chaos. They are in fact, transparent to most people who are in traditional heterosexual marriages as are those who are in gay marriages or civil unions.

As for saying that a gay person can currently get married to someone as long as it's someone of the opposite sex... that is about as hollow, callous and useless an alternative as saying to a christian that they can worship freely as long as they only worship allah or buddah instead of Jesus!

2. A civil right unfairly denied to two people of the same gender in most places in the United States. Even if you call it a civil union, it would still lack protections at the Federal Level because of DOMA (So-called Defense of Marriage Act) which won't allow recognition of same-sex marriage or the benefits of marriage. A fair compromise would be to pass a federal bill recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples across the USA that grants all the rights, responsibilities and benefits of marriage allowing people that don't like using the word marriage for gay couples to keep it. But of course irrational right-wing extremists will have none of it thinking they can force the issue to go away by raming through Constitutional Amendments that would deny gay people the right to any form of legal recognition of their relationships.

Further, it is unprecedented in the history of civil rights that such social issues be voted upon at the ballot box as a way to bypass court decisions or legislative and executive actions that would legalize gay unions. It is a bullshit premise to call such a vote democracy. People did not have a direct vote to decide who would be granted freedom of religion. If they had, christianity may have been the only religion permitted in this country today. Jews, Muslims and Hindus would have no such rights.

The racist white majorities of past centuries did not have a vote on slavery, racial integregation or extending civil rights to racial minorities through a direct ballot vote. Yet why wasn't that a democratic right given how profoudly these issue impacted society then? The right of Rosa Parks to ride the bus and sit where she wanted was not decided by a direct democratic vote of the people of Alabama but by what was then labeled an activist court of judges on the Supreme Court. An end to school segregation was also decided by the Supreme Court and not put to a direct vote by a white majority that was highly against it.

Interracial marriage was also declared a constitutional right by the Supreme Court of the US despite the fact that states had laws prohibiting it and many people were against it and some still are. It wasn't put up to a democratic vote by the people despite how radical a concept that was back then to most people.

It is therefore obnoxious, unprecdented, condescending and insulting to gay Americans that they should be treated as children or animals and have their civil rights provided or denied by the whims of an often prejudiced majority. Courts were setup to protect the rights of the minority from such prejudices and whims and establish an equal playing field for all. To abandon those principals now weakens our democracy and what makes America better than most countries in the world.

Further, if you allow the masses to decide the issue of who can get legally married through a ballot initiative you open the Pandra's box to have the general public vote on all social issues from now. That includes abortion, your right to privacy, your right to die, your right to bear arms and so forth. Voters and not a spouse would decide whether someone like Terri Schiavo's husband could let her die. A private family matter becomes the business of everyone. There is no end to it and prevailing social prejudices will impact your lives in all such matters.

Marriage is a civl right not an exclusive religious right.

Loud-mouth christian extremists consistently make up lies about gay marriage that are proven false everyday such marriages are legal.

Right-Wing extremists relentless try to destroy the marriages of gay couples through constitutional amendments. Try waking up one day after being legally married for several years to find out people have voted to dissolve your marriage and see how you feel about it! Real people, real lives, real impact on them!

by Like it is October 27, 2005
A Puerto Rican Urban Professional. Well educated and financially comfortable if not affluent. Hard working, reliable and very intelligent. Quite accomplished and skilled at what he or she does. Most often able to speak both English and Spanish but may know more languages. Most likely has at least a bachelors degree and a professional career. May have advanced degrees or certifications. Likes to dress well and has cultured tastes in food and music and is intereted in the pursuit of the finer things in life. Often well traveled. May drive an upscale car. Contributes to the improvement of humankind whenever possible.
Carlos is a lawyer and his wife Marta is a doctor. They were born in Puerto Rico but grow up in New York. They are Pruppies.

Elba was born in the US but her parents are from Puerto Rico. She studied finance in college and now works as a stock broker while her brother Paul who went to the same school is now a Retirement Consultant serving the latino community. They are Pruppies settting a great example for their own kids!

Jaime is an engineer. He is such a Pruppie. He has season tickets to the opera, likes wine tasting and drives a BMW. He also is fluent in four foreign languages including French, Italian and Japanese which he learned while stationed in those countries while in the military.
by Like it is November 10, 2005
A derogatory term usually applied to Cubans but maybe used on a non-cuban if they are behaving like such a Cuban. It's like the N-word. It means someone who is brash, loud and annoying that talks alot of shit usually because they are perpetually full of shit. Such people put on airs mistakenly believing they are better than anyone else around them. Originates from the combination of cuban and linga for tongue (as in up the butt which is the source of their shit) much like what people in Spanish call a come mierda.

Such Cubans are typically materialistic, arrogant and have inflated egos, often bragging about how great they see themselves, their race and all they have much to the annoyance of everyone else around them who know better. Such Cubans are selfish, backstabbing and phony.

They hate you if you are non-cuban but more successful in the slightest way than they are. They only look at what you have that they don't have, but want, and hate you for that one thing. They are condescending to you and mean spirited. They often talk about you in a negative light especially if they think it's to their advantage.

They are callous and have no conscience or remorse. They like to put you down for no good reason but typically because they are insecure and just plain rotten. They won't hesitate to hurt you. They are only happy when you have troubles or worse off than they are!

If you happen to have a cuba-linga as a "friend", they like to dump all their problems on you and expect you to listen. They selfishly want you to be on call for their needs 24/7. They want you to act like a free pyschologist and solve their problems for them but are never around when you need them. They don't care about how much an imposition or inconvenience they are to you.

Hence they are talking an unlimited amount of shit since they are perpetually full of it.

Look at that arrogant Cuban swaggering down the street like he is something. Such an in your face cuba-linga.

That loud-mouth Cuban is shooting his mouth off to everyone like his shit doesn't stink. Shut up already you damn cuba-linga. Nobody cares!

Maria that cuba-linga bitch is always bragging about what she bought or what she has done with her husband, like non-cubans can't do cool stuff too. Go douche bitch!

Tony said that he hates me simply because I have a cool job that pays more than he makes. He believes he should make more simply because he is Cuban. What a selfish cuba-linga!

The Cuba-lingas have turned Miami into a Ghetto. Time for a one-way boat ride back to Habana!

That Cuba-linga had the nerve to correct my Spanish. How dare she!

Watch out! That cuba-linga is jealous of you and wants to get you fired! She's always talking shit about you to the boss.

Cuba-lingas are often jealous and hate you for your achievements. Although they will never admit it, their actions speak louder than their words.

Oye Cuba-lingas lavanse esos culos sucios y sus pingas!

by Like it is November 17, 2005

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