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(Wisconsin Gazette)   Illinois State Fair features first-ever gay rights booth as well as the traditional butter cow   (wisconsingazette.com ) divider line
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2012-08-09 08:51:57 PM  
dtdstudios.com
 
2012-08-09 08:52:54 PM  
Until we Niners are granted equal rights I shant give up our fight!

Sisko forever!
 
2012-08-09 09:09:16 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com

Go, get the butter
 
2012-08-09 11:31:24 PM  
I wanna marry the cow.
Love is a cattle-field, MOO
 
2012-08-09 11:32:14 PM  
Since when do we have a state fair? And also why does wisco care?
 
2012-08-09 11:32:24 PM  
I could stare at the butter cow for hours.
 
2012-08-09 11:37:35 PM  
A project of Equality Illinois and Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?
 
2012-08-09 11:38:02 PM  
I thought the butter cow belonged to Iowa, not Illinois. Don't really know, just sorta assumed it.
 
2012-08-09 11:38:30 PM  

derwoodcrash: Since when do we have a state fair? And also why does wisco care?


Stop fibbin', they serve 12-inch corn dogs at the Iowa Fair.
 
2012-08-09 11:40:30 PM  

FuturePastNow: I could stare at the butter cow for hours.



I bet you do...

www.utahdairycouncil.com
 
2012-08-09 11:40:30 PM  
Do they have a guess-my-weight glory hole?
 
2012-08-09 11:40:39 PM  
That's just great. Everybody knows cows are the traditional mascot for Chick-Fil-A and that Chick-Fil-A and the gays are mortal enemies. You put the two together in the same vicinity like that -- just imagine the slippery anuses and missing butter cow limbs.
 
2012-08-09 11:43:16 PM  

andyofne: I thought the butter cow belonged to Iowa, not Illinois. Don't really know, just sorta assumed it.


There are approximately 900 Illinois dairy farms. There is more to Illinois than Chicago.
 
2012-08-09 11:43:58 PM  
CSB time:

The wife and I went to the NY State Fair last year when we were living in Syracuse. The NY State Fair always has a butter sculpture, and it is something different every year.

That year's was a butter sculpture dedicated to making healthy eating choices. I found the whole thing ridiculous.
 
2012-08-09 11:44:19 PM  

derwoodcrash: Since when do we have a state fair? And also why does wisco care?


That was my first question. Why is this in some Wisconsin publication? Why should we care about FIBs?

Because we shouldn't.

F*ckers.
 
2012-08-09 11:45:32 PM  

smitty04: They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?


Because for a while mainstream America thought AIDS was a disease that only gay people got.
 
2012-08-09 11:46:58 PM  

Molavian: derwoodcrash: Since when do we have a state fair? And also why does wisco care?

That was my first question. Why is this in some Wisconsin publication? Why should we care about FIBs?

Because we shouldn't.

F*ckers.


Maybe it's not about geography but rather the target demographic of the website?
 
2012-08-09 11:53:51 PM  
They do put on a flashy show.
www.christopherstevens.cc
 
2012-08-09 11:53:52 PM  

smitty04: Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?


1) you associated them, they used "and". There is a large number of people that are not gay.
2) is there a larger population here in the US affected by AIDS other than gay men?
3) Nice troll btw.
 
2012-08-09 11:55:29 PM  
But the Yak Lady sure was a good cook!
 
2012-08-09 11:56:25 PM  
Kind of a weird forum for this, but nothing inappropriate about it. Why is this news now?
 
2012-08-09 11:59:04 PM  
media.tumblr.com
/oblig
 
2012-08-09 11:59:27 PM  
Do they have a blueberry pie eating contest?

www.causticsodapodcast.com
 
2012-08-10 12:00:02 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: smitty04: Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

1) you associated them, they used "and". There is a large number of people that are not gay.
2) is there a larger population here in the US affected by AIDS other than gay men?
3) Nice troll btw.


Depending on the age bracket and part of the county black women and hispanic men have higher rates of infection then gay men.
 
2012-08-10 12:03:08 AM  

smitty04: They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?


Because Reagan.
 
2012-08-10 12:06:57 AM  

cardex: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: smitty04: Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

1) you associated them, they used "and". There is a large number of people that are not gay.
2) is there a larger population here in the US affected by AIDS other than gay men?
3) Nice troll btw.

Depending on the age bracket and part of the county black women and hispanic men have higher rates of infection then gay men.


I am not saying you are wrong but I have a problem with comparing a sex demographic (Hispanic male) versus a sexual preference. There is too much potential for overlap.
 
2012-08-10 12:14:54 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: cardex: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: smitty04: Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

1) you associated them, they used "and". There is a large number of people that are not gay.
2) is there a larger population here in the US affected by AIDS other than gay men?
3) Nice troll btw.

Depending on the age bracket and part of the county black women and hispanic men have higher rates of infection then gay men.

I am not saying you are wrong but I have a problem with comparing a sex demographic (Hispanic male) versus a sexual preference. There is too much potential for overlap.

Estimated HIV diagnoses in 2009 by race/ethnicity
www.avert.org
 
2012-08-10 12:25:05 AM  

smitty04: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: cardex: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: smitty04: Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

1) you associated them, they used "and". There is a large number of people that are not gay.
2) is there a larger population here in the US affected by AIDS other than gay men?
3) Nice troll btw.

Depending on the age bracket and part of the county black women and hispanic men have higher rates of infection then gay men.

I am not saying you are wrong but I have a problem with comparing a sex demographic (Hispanic male) versus a sexual preference. There is too much potential for overlap.
Estimated HIV diagnoses in 2009 by race/ethnicity
[www.avert.org image 614x213]


Again, all I said was the greatest population affected by AIDS would be gay males. That is not a racial issue.
 
2012-08-10 12:40:37 AM  

smitty04: A project of Equality Illinois and Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?


Because gay guys in the closet due to asshats like you are the biggest spreaders of AIDS.
 
2012-08-10 12:48:33 AM  
WAtched the state fair parade tonight, the gay-sponsored float blaring lady gaga won top prize from the parade marshals. Right behind it came the "red-neck weekend" floats, featuring hillbilly-looking guys wearing git r done type shirts and pushing the butch thing a tad too far. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just the sequencing of the floats makes you wonder....

TheIllinois State fair is 160 years old in illinois this year, and it is fun if you've never hopped the Amtrak down from Chicago for an overnighter. Lots of good music this year at the grandstand, heavy on country, but some rock is represented as well. Looking forward to Cheap Trick, Train, and Steve (Guitar) Miller. Also, the pork chop on a stick is heavenly. That's a bigass grilled pork chop, cut to leave a long bone on one end that makes a perfect handle. The butter cow is on a webcam, you can go see it yourself via intertubes.
 
2012-08-10 12:53:41 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: 2) is there a larger population here in the US affected by AIDS other than gay men?.


No, although one demographic equals it. The incidence for HIV+ in the US is a roughly even split between gay men and intravenous drug users, with an additional overlap category of 10% comprised of drug using gay men. Everything else is basically a rounding error.
 
2012-08-10 01:09:59 AM  
Gayer, I read that as gayer.

ga hey.

NTTAWWT
 
2012-08-10 01:10:39 AM  
This article was boring.
 
2012-08-10 01:22:01 AM  

Any Pie Left: WAtched the state fair parade tonight, the gay-sponsored float blaring lady gaga won top prize from the parade marshals. Right behind it came the "red-neck weekend" floats, featuring hillbilly-looking guys wearing git r done type shirts and pushing the butch thing a tad too far. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just the sequencing of the floats makes you wonder....

TheIllinois State fair is 160 years old in illinois this year, and it is fun if you've never hopped the Amtrak down from Chicago for an overnighter. Lots of good music this year at the grandstand, heavy on country, but some rock is represented as well. Looking forward to Cheap Trick, Train, and Steve (Guitar) Miller. Also, the pork chop on a stick is heavenly. That's a bigass grilled pork chop, cut to leave a long bone on one end that makes a perfect handle. The butter cow is on a webcam, you can go see it yourself via intertubes.


The odd thing for me is that the Illinois State Fair is much closer to St. Louis (90 miles away) than the Missouri State Fair is (160 miles away near KC). So I go to the Illinois State Fair much more often.

It's always a good time and definitely some good eats.
 
2012-08-10 01:30:52 AM  
I only live half an hour from the fairgrounds, but I haven't been in years because I just don't really see any reason to subject myself to the kind of people that go to state fairs.

/that, and the deep-fried foods would ruin me
 
2012-08-10 02:08:16 AM  

smitty04: andyofne: I thought the butter cow belonged to Iowa, not Illinois. Don't really know, just sorta assumed it.

There are approximately 900 Illinois dairy farms. There is more to Illinois than Chicago.


Not really. I've been many times.
 
2012-08-10 02:17:57 AM  

12349876: smitty04: A project of Equality Illinois and Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

Because gay guys in the closet due to asshats like you are the biggest spreaders of AIDS.


What, gay dudes all of a sudden start wearing condoms when they're out of the closet? No more shiatdick? That seems likely.
 
2012-08-10 02:20:04 AM  
They should set up a kissing booth too to really get the self-loathing homophobes confused.


/"Lambda Legal"? Did Lamar go to law school after Adams College?
 
2012-08-10 02:59:24 AM  

CoysOdie: I wanna marry the cow.
Love is a cattle-field, MOO


[golfclap.gif]
 
2012-08-10 03:05:55 AM  

12349876: smitty04: A project of Equality Illinois and Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

Because gay guys in the closet due to asshats like you are the biggest spreaders of AIDS.


bears repeating.

"Guys on the DL" are the biggest cause of hiv spread in the US. They engage in the riskest behaviour because they're in the closet and see it as immoral so gotta do it anonymously and usually with no protection at all.

The rate of infection of "normal" self declared gay people is not much different than straight people.
 
2012-08-10 04:10:26 AM  
It's like there's nothing you can do about that joke. It's coming and you just have to stand there.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-10 04:20:35 AM  
So, did little bits of the butter cow keep disappearing over the course of the fair?
 
2012-08-10 05:27:55 AM  
Krieghund:
smitty04: They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

Because for a while mainstream America thought AIDS was a disease that only gay people got.


Sad facts time: among others, Isaac Asimov and Kevin Peter Hall (the super tall guy who played the Predator, and Harry in "Harry and the Hendersons") died of AIDS contracted from infected blood transfusions in the 80's. Asimov's widow hid the fact from the public for years because at the time people still had a huge stigma about HIV/AIDS and she didn't want it to overshadow his legacy.
 
2012-08-10 06:02:01 AM  
i898.photobucket.com
You have AIDS
 
2012-08-10 06:24:36 AM  

Launch Code: [i898.photobucket.com image 300x375]
You have AIDS


if that's cool. then WHY didn't mcburger get elected
 
2012-08-10 07:10:16 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: smitty04: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: cardex: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: smitty04: Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

1) you associated them, they used "and". There is a large number of people that are not gay.
2) is there a larger population here in the US affected by AIDS other than gay men?
3) Nice troll btw.

Depending on the age bracket and part of the county black women and hispanic men have higher rates of infection then gay men.

I am not saying you are wrong but I have a problem with comparing a sex demographic (Hispanic male) versus a sexual preference. There is too much potential for overlap.
Estimated HIV diagnoses in 2009 by race/ethnicity
[www.avert.org image 614x213]

Again, all I said was the greatest population affected by AIDS would be gay males. That is not a racial issue.


Suicide is also a big problem among gays. Can you guess why that is?

//Yeah, I know it's a troll. I just can't help it.
 
2012-08-10 07:57:02 AM  

ModernLuddite: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: smitty04: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: cardex: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: smitty04: Lambda Legal-The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

They seem to associate gay rights with AIDS, I wonder why?

1) you associated them, they used "and". There is a large number of people that are not gay.
2) is there a larger population here in the US affected by AIDS other than gay men?
3) Nice troll btw.

Depending on the age bracket and part of the county black women and hispanic men have higher rates of infection then gay men.

I am not saying you are wrong but I have a problem with comparing a sex demographic (Hispanic male) versus a sexual preference. There is too much potential for overlap.
Estimated HIV diagnoses in 2009 by race/ethnicity
[www.avert.org image 614x213]

Again, all I said was the greatest population affected by AIDS would be gay males. That is not a racial issue.

Suicide is also a big problem among gays. Can you guess why that is?

//Yeah, I know it's a troll. I just can't help it.


cause since everything they say is "frivolous" or gay. nothing they say (or) do has MEANING.
 
2012-08-10 08:12:20 AM  

smitty04: andyofne: I thought the butter cow belonged to Iowa, not Illinois. Don't really know, just sorta assumed it.

There are approximately 900 Illinois dairy farms. There is more to Illinois than Chicago.


Try telling anybody outside of that craphole that.

"You mean people actually live in OTHER parts of the state? What is this Peoria you speak of? Rockford? Moline?"

I'm convinced most Illinoians found out Springfield was the state's capital for the first time during that whole Rod Blagojevich scandal.
 
2012-08-10 12:15:29 PM  
Well, the Lake County (Illinois) State Fair will still have that pro-life booth complete with plastic statues of fetuses so there you go. (I'm guessing the IL State Fair has one too.) Fun for everyone! Come for the fliers with pictures of abortions, stay for the rainbow flags!

/whatever, it's friday
 
2012-08-10 12:54:11 PM  
Since when did being born with this mental illness become a protected class?
 
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