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(Columbia Daily Tribune)   Missouri's GOP-controlled Legislature: we want to pass a "Don't say gay" bill. MO Republican lawmaker: Then can I say "I AM gay" instead? Because I just did   (columbiatribune.com) divider line 28
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2012-05-02 04:47:58 PM
3 votes:
Many fundamentalists and teabaggers advocate:

- Taking away women's rights
- Targeting religious and ethnic minorities
- Targeting homosexuals
- Policies that ruin our economy
- Policies that destroy our environment
- Using violence as a means of solving problems

More than ever I'm beginning to think we were so distracted by the terrorists in the Middle East, we forgot about the millions of terrorists who live on our soil.
2012-05-02 04:15:52 PM
3 votes:

Theaetetus: The bill is misunderstood, said Rep. Steve Cookson...


That's the line of argument when people don't buy into the bullshiat. "Don't pay attention to the letter of the bill or the obvious consequences for specific communities. Pay attention to to what you tell you the bill is really about."

Thanks, Mr. Cookson. I can read and think fine on my own.
2012-05-02 03:19:32 PM
3 votes:

Cyberluddite: Cagey B: WTF? Where has this guy been? Did he not realize that the party he joined is instutionally discriminatory against gay people? Congrats on coming out as you're leaving office, I guess. Maybe consider not lending cover to a party that hates you next time.

Sounds like, according to the snipped I quoted above, he was lying not only to the public, but also to himself about his sexuality, and only recently came to grips with it. Or, as the official fundie GOP position would phrase it, he only recently chose to start living a gay lifestyle.


Or the middle ground of denial.

I knew I was gay. I just refused to acknowledge it, act on it, or even really think about it until I was about 24. I didn't want it to be true. So I did everything I could to make it not be true. Of course, that's a huge FAIL, but your psyche can make you do some weird things.

I'm not saying that's where this guy was. Just providing another possible suggestion.
2012-05-02 05:04:42 PM
2 votes:

verbaltoxin: vernonFL: verbaltoxin: I don't think he qualifies as Republican anymore. He's being drummed out of the corps as we speak

So he's a military small business low taxes guy who hates welfare and loves farmers, but the Republican Party has no place for him? Nice.

He might have a future as the "token gay" i.e. Log Cabin Republican, but TFA states he's leaving after his term expires to study marine biology.

I don't know this guy, but I know his friends, and I know his background. A lot of this small business/low taxes stuff is due to background (Rep. Wyatt is from a very rural part of Missouri, plus a veteran), and a reaction to having worked for big government (It doesn't get much bigger or f*cked up than the Dept. of Defense).

In kinder words, he's a dumbass. But as far his homosexuality goes, I understand it was probably a long, emotional struggle for him. He's come out, he finally did one thing right, so he gets that much credit. He's also leaving politics. But being gay? Yeah he won't be in the MO GOP club anymore. Missouri derp is a special kind of derp all it's own.


I remember the election for State Representative back in 2010 between him and Rebecca McClanahan who was the incumbent Democrat. Wyatt's main thing he touted was his small business experience which really resonated in his district, as well as the fact he was a Republican.

Look at the local Kirksville news sites, people seem to be taking it well. Although most people are apathetic about the whole announcement. It still shows that we've come a long way and makes me respect Kirksville even more
2012-05-02 04:58:52 PM
2 votes:
You know, I was going to say it in the thread earlier when you were accusing Obama of getting the SEAL Team 6 helicopter shot down, but I guess I'll just do it here:

Shut the fark up, colon_pow, you irredeemable piece of human garbage.
2012-05-02 04:55:42 PM
2 votes:
Why are people in this thread attacking him for being Republican?

The guy's just in his 20s, was in the Air Force until 2010, and I can buy that he repressed the gayness until recently. Repressed homosexuality probably drew him to the GOP in the first place, because how can you get more straight-laced than the GOP in the late 2000s? There's a lot of homos in the GOP and instead of sitting tight and backing their anti-gay agenda to collect a paycheck, he's decided to take the spotlight to oppose GOP bigotry - and get out of politics a little like this: "Fark you, fark you, I'm gay, fark you GOP bigots, I'M OUT. SEE YOU IN HAWAII I'LL BE SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS"

Good exit. I think he'll have a much happier life.
2012-05-02 04:55:13 PM
2 votes:

vernonFL: verbaltoxin: I don't think he qualifies as Republican anymore. He's being drummed out of the corps as we speak

So he's a military small business low taxes guy who hates welfare and loves farmers, but the Republican Party has no place for him? Nice.


He might have a future as the "token gay" i.e. Log Cabin Republican, but TFA states he's leaving after his term expires to study marine biology.

I don't know this guy, but I know his friends, and I know his background. A lot of this small business/low taxes stuff is due to background (Rep. Wyatt is from a very rural part of Missouri, plus a veteran), and a reaction to having worked for big government (It doesn't get much bigger or f*cked up than the Dept. of Defense).

In kinder words, he's a dumbass. But as far his homosexuality goes, I understand it was probably a long, emotional struggle for him. He's come out, he finally did one thing right, so he gets that much credit. He's also leaving politics. But being gay? Yeah he won't be in the MO GOP club anymore. Missouri derp is a special kind of derp all it's own.
2012-05-02 04:54:36 PM
2 votes:

Theaetetus: The bill is misunderstood, said Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Fairdealing, who said he would not withdraw the measure. Schools should focus on matters that will lead to success in life, such as math, science and reading, Cookson said.

Asked whether homosexuality was unwelcome in his home area, he said: "I didn't say it wasn't unwelcome, and I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with [Rep. Zach Wyatt] about this in private."

The bill has the support of many social conservative organizations. Abram Messer of the Missouri Family Network said homosexuality is a choice and not biologically determined. "Having made a conscious decision to choose heterosexuality, I simply cannot agree that one can be biologically drawn to sexy young men and their taut, firm bodies," he said.


Considering his district is in the middle of the Ozarks in what is the Missouri equivalent of "Deliverance Country", 100%.
2012-05-02 04:42:31 PM
2 votes:
colon_pow:

You are truly a repugnant creature.
2012-05-02 04:29:30 PM
2 votes:
In typical Republican fashion, someone is against something until they find out it affects them directly.
2012-05-02 04:14:55 PM
2 votes:
media.columbiatribune.com


Yeah, you don't need a fine tuned gaydar to see that he's homosexual.

/Good for him

//He's cute, too.
2012-05-03 12:20:36 AM
1 votes:

Marine1: "We have all this nice stuff and the Missouri side doesn't... we're superior."


Oh, and "nice stuff" = "box store burb clave that will collapse when Amazon drives all of the retailers out of business"
2012-05-02 08:21:14 PM
1 votes:
"Rep. Zach Wyatt, who is leaving the House after a single term to study marine biology,"

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Fabulous
2012-05-02 06:14:07 PM
1 votes:

BSABSVR: colon_pow: hero tag?

if you have to suck dick and take it in the butt to be a hero, i'll have to say no thanks.

no thanks.

Even if all it took to be a hero was to not be a waste of space, you would be incapable of earning the hero tag.


Hey! I resent that

Here colon_pow, this may help you feel better about yourself Link
2012-05-02 05:09:16 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: verbaltoxin: vernonFL: verbaltoxin: I don't think he qualifies as Republican anymore. He's being drummed out of the corps as we speak

So he's a military small business low taxes guy who hates welfare and loves farmers, but the Republican Party has no place for him? Nice.

He might have a future as the "token gay" i.e. Log Cabin Republican, but TFA states he's leaving after his term expires to study marine biology.

I don't know this guy, but I know his friends, and I know his background. A lot of this small business/low taxes stuff is due to background (Rep. Wyatt is from a very rural part of Missouri, plus a veteran), and a reaction to having worked for big government (It doesn't get much bigger or f*cked up than the Dept. of Defense).

In kinder words, he's a dumbass. But as far his homosexuality goes, I understand it was probably a long, emotional struggle for him. He's come out, he finally did one thing right, so he gets that much credit. He's also leaving politics. But being gay? Yeah he won't be in the MO GOP club anymore. Missouri derp is a special kind of derp all it's own.

I remember the election for State Representative back in 2010 between him and Rebecca McClanahan who was the incumbent Democrat. Wyatt's main thing he touted was his small business experience which really resonated in his district, as well as the fact he was a Republican.

Look at the local Kirksville news sites, people seem to be taking it well. Although most people are apathetic about the whole announcement. It still shows that we've come a long way and makes me respect Kirksville even more


I'm happy that his local community is being so open-minded. But to make sure I'm clear, when I say the Republican Party or the Missouri Republicans, I am talking about the political players and families in that party, and those in its state government. To them he will become persona non grata.
2012-05-02 05:05:24 PM
1 votes:

A Dark Evil Omen: Pincy: OK dude, you've taken the first step in coming out now finish the job and disavow the Republican party, unless of course you're self-hating or something?

Unlikely. I'm guessing he's still an evil motherfarker, just based on his campaign platforms. He's just a gay evil motherfarker.


So I guess I'm questioning the hero tag then. Don't we have a martyr tag instead?
2012-05-02 04:48:16 PM
1 votes:

Fubini: Bravo. I spent a few years of my life in Kirksville, and it does not surprise me at all when they produce kind and courageous people.


Yeah bravo for Wyatt.

Kirksville is pretty quirky in that it has a real odd mix of open-minded people and close-minded people in a town of 13,000. Truman has a big role in that obviously.

/Truman Grad
//Class of 2010
///Kirksville had its pluses and minuses...will not miss the weather though
2012-05-02 04:44:12 PM
1 votes:

colon_pow: hero tag?

if you have to suck dick and take it in the butt to be a hero, i'll have to say no thanks.

no thanks.


You're obviously not as brave as Rep. Wyatt.
2012-05-02 04:43:30 PM
1 votes:

colon_pow: hero tag?

if you have to suck dick and take it in the butt to be a hero, i'll have to say no thanks.

no thanks.


colon pow
colon... pow...
"take it in the butt"

Someone's fixated.
2012-05-02 04:40:06 PM
1 votes:

jaylectricity: Seems like a young age to go around acting gay, looking for a "boyfriend" and carrying on as such. Who knows, maybe he is gay. But sometimes I just think that maybe he was brought up in such an open-minded environment that they coddled his sexuality.

It'll be interesting to see how it all turns out. I just hope if he turns out to be straight he doesn't struggle to come out as straight after having lived a lie for so long.



The world isn't divided into straight/gay. There are many, MANY people in the grey area. I'm glad to see his parents aren't being so judgmental.
2012-05-02 04:35:02 PM
1 votes:
hero tag?

if you have to suck dick and take it in the butt to be a hero, i'll have to say no thanks.

no thanks.
2012-05-02 04:34:00 PM
1 votes:
The desperation of old white bigots is sure strong lately.
2012-05-02 04:27:03 PM
1 votes:
Gay Republicans are nearly as inscrutable as Jewish Klansmen.
2012-05-02 04:27:02 PM
1 votes:

kbronsito: The bill has the support of many social conservative organizations. Abram Messer of the Missouri Family Network said homosexuality is a choice and not biologically determined. The bill is an attempt to stop "social engineering" in the schools, he said.

"We want you to teach biology," he said.

What are the odds that this person wants creationism intelligent design taught in schools?


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There's biology. And biology!
2012-05-02 03:23:45 PM
1 votes:
This is just an onion of idiocy right here: Asked whether homosexuality was unwelcome in his home area, he said: "I didn't say it wasn't unwelcome; we just don't want - I don't think the majority of the people in my area want it taught in our public schools, any kind of sexuality."

So many layers, each more ignorant than the last
2012-05-02 03:20:39 PM
1 votes:
Asked whether homosexuality was unwelcome in his home area, he said: "I didn't say it wasn't unwelcome; we just don't want - I don't think the majority of the people in my area want it taught in our public schools, any kind of sexuality."

The bill would make it far more difficult for young people to deal with their emerging sexuality, A.J. Bockelman of PROMO said. "It only serves to further alienate students at a vulnerable time," he said.


I have friends with a 10-year-old child who is "gay." I mean, he's been gay since he was 10. I don't know how old he is right now. Anyway, his parents are cool, progressive alternative-type people and I'm glad they can support their child in his life choices, but it just seems odd to me.

Seems like a young age to go around acting gay, looking for a "boyfriend" and carrying on as such. Who knows, maybe he is gay. But sometimes I just think that maybe he was brought up in such an open-minded environment that they coddled his sexuality.

It'll be interesting to see how it all turns out. I just hope if he turns out to be straight he doesn't struggle to come out as straight after having lived a lie for so long.
2012-05-02 03:12:39 PM
1 votes:

Cagey B: WTF? Where has this guy been? Did he not realize that the party he joined is instutionally discriminatory against gay people? Congrats on coming out as you're leaving office, I guess. Maybe consider not lending cover to a party that hates you next time.


So he supported a hateful selfish group and their agenda untill he realized he wanted some penis? I don't know if I should applaud or be appalled it took him so long to wake up.
2012-05-02 02:55:30 PM
1 votes:
Hero tag indeed. I'm just wondering how he managed to stay a Republican as long as he had. I get that he's a fiscally conservative-minded guy, but really, how can you stay with a party that actively hates who you are?
 
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