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2013-01-11 08:27:21 AM  
"I was in my tolerance stage or the 'I don't give a damn if someone is gay, just as long as they don't bother me' stage. I was well trained in my tolerance," Booker began his piece. "I stopped telling gay jokes. F*gs, flamers, and d*kes became homosexuals and people of differing sexual orientation and, of course, I had a gay friend."

The _______ friend.  I love that old cliche.  I wonder what made him change his behavior?  Probably deciding to become a politician.

Booker also wrote about how he tried to hide his feelings a lot of the time, but when around gays could not help himself.

When around them?  That's almost farking pathological right there.
 
2013-01-11 08:28:31 AM  
Woohoo, a totally trolling headline with a completely unrelated slam against Republicans.  This is why I pay my $5 a month.

It sure it neat to part of the cool kids club.
 
2013-01-11 08:36:24 AM  

BillCo: Woohoo, a totally trolling headline with a completely unrelated slam against Republicans.  This is why I pay my $5 a month.

It sure it neat to part of the cool kids club.


I get this crap for free.

Neener.
 
2013-01-11 08:37:39 AM  

Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior? Probably deciding to become a politician.


Yes, no one ever changes their behavior as a result of introspection and changes in viewpoint.

Never happens.
 
2013-01-11 08:38:37 AM  

Cyclometh: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior? Probably deciding to become a politician.

Yes, no one ever changes their behavior as a result of introspection and changes in viewpoint.

Never happens.


No one also ever decides to sanitize their opinions because they decide to go into politics.

Never happens.
 
mhd
2013-01-11 08:38:43 AM  
Confirmed bachelor Cory Booker?
 
2013-01-11 08:38:44 AM  
Cory Booker sucked and farked a man in 1990.
 
2013-01-11 08:40:26 AM  

Cyclometh: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior? Probably deciding to become a politician.

Yes, no one ever changes their behavior as a result of introspection and changes in viewpoint.

Never happens.


Here is a Venn diagram with the sets "People capable of introspection," and "career politicians": O O
 
2013-01-11 08:41:50 AM  
Hipster cynics make me chuckle.
 
2013-01-11 08:42:37 AM  
1. I'm still jealous of any city or state that has Corey Booker working for it.

2. You're allowed to hate whoever you like within the privacy of your own head.
 
2013-01-11 08:43:56 AM  
Naive morons make me chuckle.
 
2013-01-11 08:46:00 AM  

BillCo: Woohoo, a totally trolling headline with a completely unrelated slam against Republicans.


New Jersey is legendary for its rest areas, I'll have you know.
 
2013-01-11 08:46:15 AM  

Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior?


According to his op-ed he spoke to a gay counselor in college, who explained what it was like to be gay in America, and it reminded him of the stories he heard from his grandparents about prejudice against black people.  Could be bullsh*t, but it's a pretty good story.
 
2013-01-11 08:46:25 AM  

sendtodave: Cyclometh: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior? Probably deciding to become a politician.

Yes, no one ever changes their behavior as a result of introspection and changes in viewpoint.

Never happens.

Here is a Venn diagram with the sets "People capable of introspection," and "career politicians": O O


They're capable of introspection, it just takes a different form. Instead of asking themselves, "Should I change my view in order to make myself a better person?" career politicians ask themselves, "How can I change my views in order to gain more votes?"
 
2013-01-11 08:49:55 AM  
Subby forgot to mention airport mens rooms as well...

a57.foxnews.com

Wide stancin' and I'm thinkin' of you....
 
2013-01-11 08:50:48 AM  

imontheinternet: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior?

According to his op-ed he spoke to a gay counselor in college, who explained what it was like to be gay in America, and it reminded him of the stories he heard from his grandparents about prejudice against black people.  Could be bullsh*t, but it's a pretty good story.


When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage. That just stunned me. I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays. And no, it's not a defense to say "but they're just doing it because they believe in the bible", because the bible was used to justify slavery & racism, too. Stuff like that makes me a raging cynic about humanity.
 
2013-01-11 08:54:00 AM  

Cythraul: Naive morons make me chuckle.


Just to be clear, are you suggesting that Cory Booker is lying about his opinion on gay rights because it is such a universally popular position, vital to being elected mayor of Newark?

This Cory Booker?

People's opinions on things evolve with their life experiences.
 
2013-01-11 08:55:22 AM  

Koalaesq: imontheinternet: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior?

According to his op-ed he spoke to a gay counselor in college, who explained what it was like to be gay in America, and it reminded him of the stories he heard from his grandparents about prejudice against black people.  Could be bullsh*t, but it's a pretty good story.

When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage. That just stunned me. I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays. And no, it's not a defense to say "but they're just doing it because they believe in the bible", because the bible was used to justify slavery & racism, too. Stuff like that makes me a raging cynic about humanity.


I imagine religion helps to justify their bigotry to themselves.  It might not be the true motive for many African Americans who vote against gay rights, but it's a convenient excuse.

As for formerly persecuted humans who then later persecute others, there are plenty of philosophers who have said time and time again that this is a very common thing.

Who knows.  Maybe decades from now it'll be gay people voting against some other minority.
 
2013-01-11 08:56:21 AM  
If Cory Booker learned by 1990 that he should try to overcome his prejudice toward gay people, he was way ahead of the curve.
 
2013-01-11 08:56:59 AM  
I've got a feeling there are a LOT of people who now support LGBT rights who, at one time or another, held views similar to Mayor Booker. I can count myself among that group. Until I went to college and was exposed to people who had different sexual orientations than myself, the idea of it freaked me out a bit. I had been told all my life that it was unnatural, sinful, etc., but once I saw that they were really no different than me in any way, all of that thinking began to disappear. It started out by making the obligatory "gay friend" and grew out of that. I have no reason to doubt that Mayor Booker is sincere in what he is saying. I also don't think he changed his views to score political points. People that do things to score political points generally come across as shallow pricks (a la Romney's Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts and Paul Ryan's photo-op at the soup kitchen). If Mayor Booker isn't genuine, he's done a really good job of hiding it.
 
2013-01-11 08:57:34 AM  

Cythraul: Who knows.  Maybe decades from now it'll be gay people voting against some other minority.


My money's on Republicans. Though, that already happens.
 
2013-01-11 08:57:41 AM  

Cythraul: Cyclometh: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior? Probably deciding to become a politician.

Yes, no one ever changes their behavior as a result of introspection and changes in viewpoint.

Never happens.

No one also ever decides to sanitize their opinions because they decide to go into politics.

Never happens.


So why didn't Chris Christie support gay marriage? He went into politics, didn't he?

I also changed my mind on gays over the years, yet I didn't decide go into politics. Now why would I do that?

/No I didn't get my dick sucked.
 
2013-01-11 08:57:59 AM  

MisterLoki: Cythraul: Naive morons make me chuckle.

Just to be clear, are you suggesting that Cory Booker is lying about his opinion on gay rights because it is such a universally popular position, vital to being elected mayor of Newark?

This Cory Booker?

People's opinions on things evolve with their life experiences.


He trips my gaydar.  Hmmm...
 
2013-01-11 09:01:59 AM  

Cythraul: Koalaesq: imontheinternet: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior?

According to his op-ed he spoke to a gay counselor in college, who explained what it was like to be gay in America, and it reminded him of the stories he heard from his grandparents about prejudice against black people.  Could be bullsh*t, but it's a pretty good story.

When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage. That just stunned me. I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays. And no, it's not a defense to say "but they're just doing it because they believe in the bible", because the bible was used to justify slavery & racism, too. Stuff like that makes me a raging cynic about humanity.

I imagine religion helps to justify their bigotry to themselves.  It might not be the true motive for many African Americans who vote against gay rights, but it's a convenient excuse.

As for formerly persecuted humans who then later persecute others, there are plenty of philosophers who have said time and time again that this is a very common thing.

Who knows.  Maybe decades from now it'll be gay people voting against some other minority.


Who's currently hated more than the gheys? Furries?
 
2013-01-11 09:02:54 AM  

Koalaesq: Cythraul: Koalaesq: imontheinternet: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior?

According to his op-ed he spoke to a gay counselor in college, who explained what it was like to be gay in America, and it reminded him of the stories he heard from his grandparents about prejudice against black people.  Could be bullsh*t, but it's a pretty good story.

When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage. That just stunned me. I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays. And no, it's not a defense to say "but they're just doing it because they believe in the bible", because the bible was used to justify slavery & racism, too. Stuff like that makes me a raging cynic about humanity.

I imagine religion helps to justify their bigotry to themselves.  It might not be the true motive for many African Americans who vote against gay rights, but it's a convenient excuse.

As for formerly persecuted humans who then later persecute others, there are plenty of philosophers who have said time and time again that this is a very common thing.

Who knows.  Maybe decades from now it'll be gay people voting against some other minority.

Who's currently hated more than the gheys? Furries?


Muslims.
 
2013-01-11 09:03:47 AM  

Koalaesq: Cythraul: Koalaesq: imontheinternet: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior?

According to his op-ed he spoke to a gay counselor in college, who explained what it was like to be gay in America, and it reminded him of the stories he heard from his grandparents about prejudice against black people.  Could be bullsh*t, but it's a pretty good story.

When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage. That just stunned me. I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays. And no, it's not a defense to say "but they're just doing it because they believe in the bible", because the bible was used to justify slavery & racism, too. Stuff like that makes me a raging cynic about humanity.

I imagine religion helps to justify their bigotry to themselves.  It might not be the true motive for many African Americans who vote against gay rights, but it's a convenient excuse.

As for formerly persecuted humans who then later persecute others, there are plenty of philosophers who have said time and time again that this is a very common thing.

Who knows.  Maybe decades from now it'll be gay people voting against some other minority.

Who's currently hated more than the gheys? Furries?


What other group of adults who are hated for a behavioral or biological characteristic beyond their control that arguably does no harm to others?  I can't think of one.

Looks like we may not get the chance to legislatively hate on some other group.
 
2013-01-11 09:05:07 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Koalaesq: Cythraul: Koalaesq: imontheinternet: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior?

According to his op-ed he spoke to a gay counselor in college, who explained what it was like to be gay in America, and it reminded him of the stories he heard from his grandparents about prejudice against black people.  Could be bullsh*t, but it's a pretty good story.

When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage. That just stunned me. I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays. And no, it's not a defense to say "but they're just doing it because they believe in the bible", because the bible was used to justify slavery & racism, too. Stuff like that makes me a raging cynic about humanity.

I imagine religion helps to justify their bigotry to themselves.  It might not be the true motive for many African Americans who vote against gay rights, but it's a convenient excuse.

As for formerly persecuted humans who then later persecute others, there are plenty of philosophers who have said time and time again that this is a very common thing.

Who knows.  Maybe decades from now it'll be gay people voting against some other minority.

Who's currently hated more than the gheys? Furries?

Muslims.


That's a good answer.  Although I'd hope that the rights of Muslims would be secure by now.
 
2013-01-11 09:05:48 AM  

Granny_Panties: Cory Booker sucked and farked a man in 1990.


You did not read the article. He said he used to be disgusted, now he thinks they are FABULOUS
 
2013-01-11 09:07:02 AM  

NobleHam: Cythraul: Who knows.  Maybe decades from now it'll be gay people voting against some other minority.

My money's on Republicans. Though, that already happens.


"Kids, you have to stop picking on Little Billy.  I know he and his family seem strange to you, but Republicans are people too, and you shouldn't make fun of them for being who they are."
 
2013-01-11 09:07:58 AM  

monoski: Granny_Panties: Cory Booker sucked and farked a man in 1990.

You did not read the article. He said he used to be disgusted, now he thinks they are FABULOUS


Not saying that Cory's gay - not seriously, anyway - but I have met gay men with a lot of self hatred who are disgusted by gay sex after the fact.  Doesn't stop them from seeking it out from time to time, though.
 
2013-01-11 09:11:13 AM  
I still remember how my brow would often unconsciously furrow when I was with gays, as thoughts would flash in my mind, 'What sinners I am amongst' or 'How unnatural these people are.'"

"...or 'I wonder what his @$#@ looks like', and then my pants would get tight, and I'd start praying...and praying...and praying...and fapping...and praying...."
 
2013-01-11 09:12:00 AM  

Koalaesq: When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage.


A black woman on the edge of my social circle got in an argument with me about this one night. Her view was that gays can hide who they are but she can't hide that she's black so that's why she deserves government protection and preferential treatment while gays don't need protection. She got rather mad when I told her she could work from home stuffing envelopes for three cents each and no one would have to know she's black or a woman. But it goes both ways. I know a couple of gay men who are insanely racist. And now that most of the rest of the people who are ok with gays have stopped socializing with them, they're totally isolated, listening to Rush all day but unable to even hang out with fellow Republicans because they think homosexuality is satan in sexual form.
 
2013-01-11 09:12:17 AM  

Koalaesq: I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays.


Last place aversion?

Would you expect a house servant to look down on the field hads? I would.
 
2013-01-11 09:13:22 AM  
Cythraul: As for formerly persecuted humans who then later persecute others, there are plenty of philosophers who have said time and time again that this is a very common thing.

Not saying your point is wrong, but why the fark would you cite it to philosophers instead of to people who have a professional responsibility to write about the world as it actually was -- like, say, historians -- instead of ones free to spin theories without any factual referent?
 
2013-01-11 09:13:46 AM  

sendtodave: hads


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2013-01-11 09:14:23 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Koalaesq: Cythraul: Koalaesq: imontheinternet: Cythraul: I wonder what made him change his behavior?

According to his op-ed he spoke to a gay counselor in college, who explained what it was like to be gay in America, and it reminded him of the stories he heard from his grandparents about prejudice against black people.  Could be bullsh*t, but it's a pretty good story.

When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage. That just stunned me. I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays. And no, it's not a defense to say "but they're just doing it because they believe in the bible", because the bible was used to justify slavery & racism, too. Stuff like that makes me a raging cynic about humanity.

I imagine religion helps to justify their bigotry to themselves.  It might not be the true motive for many African Americans who vote against gay rights, but it's a convenient excuse.

As for formerly persecuted humans who then later persecute others, there are plenty of philosophers who have said time and time again that this is a very common thing.

Who knows.  Maybe decades from now it'll be gay people voting against some other minority.

Who's currently hated more than the gheys? Furries?

Muslims.


atheists.
 
2013-01-11 09:14:41 AM  

Zagloba: Cythraul: As for formerly persecuted humans who then later persecute others, there are plenty of philosophers who have said time and time again that this is a very common thing.

Not saying your point is wrong, but why the fark would you cite it to philosophers instead of to people who have a professional responsibility to write about the world as it actually was -- like, say, historians -- instead of ones free to spin theories without any factual referent?


I imagine historians have documented that behavior before as well.
 
2013-01-11 09:15:01 AM  

monoski: Granny_Panties: Cory Booker sucked and farked a man in 1990.

You did not read the article. He said he used to be disgusted, now he thinks they are FABULOUS


He used to be disgusted but now he tries to be amused.
 
2013-01-11 09:16:26 AM  

Hagbardr: He used to be disgusted but now he tries to be amused.


Except in Newark you could still be shot for your red shoes.
 
2013-01-11 09:17:25 AM  

sendtodave: Koalaesq: I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays.

Last place aversion?

Would you expect a house servant to look down on the field hads? I would.


Though it is likely different in each school, I do remember at my high school it wasn't the kids who were at the top of the social pyramid who were jerks, it was those who were on the edge of the in-crowd. The head cheerleader was nice, the alternate cheerleaders were total witches. Worst though was probably the upper lower class kids who were just total farkheads to the really poor kids.
 
2013-01-11 09:23:21 AM  
The actual op-ed was amazing. TFA's hack job, not so much. Follow the link.
 
2013-01-11 09:35:21 AM  
Remember kids, gay-bashing is wrong unless it's a Republican.
 
2013-01-11 09:39:28 AM  
Remember that hatred is giving them free rent in your mind.

Complete indifference keeps space free in your mind for things you like. Instead of hate or dislike my mind if full of porn.
 
2013-01-11 09:43:11 AM  

Gulper Eel: Hagbardr: He used to be disgusted but now he tries to be amused.

Except in Newark you could still be shot for your red shoes.


25.media.tumblr.com

Approves
 
2013-01-11 09:45:39 AM  

wildcardjack: Instead of hate or dislike my mind if full of porn.


I once told a friend that I'd like to know what goes on inside his head.  He said, "No, you wouldn't.  It's a constant hurricane of perversion."
 
2013-01-11 09:47:04 AM  

Utter Genius: Remember kids, gay-bashing is wrong unless it's a Republican.


You're responding to a guy who wrote an op-ed in a college newspaper in 1990 about letting go of his disgust for gay people and learning to embrace them. He made a public apology to the gay community at a time when virtually no one would have faulted him for being openly homophobic.

Editorial is here.
"It was chilling to find that so much of the testimony he shared with me was almost identical to stories my grandparents told me about growing up Black. People found it revolting to share a meal with them and often felt it to be their duty to beat them so that they would learn proper living. Well, it didn't take me long to realize that the root of my hatred did not lie with gays but with myself. It was my problem. A problem I dealt with by ceasing to tolerate gays and instead seeking to embrace them. In these efforts I have found another community with which I feel akin and from which I draw strength. The gay people with whom I am close are some of the strongest, most passionate and caring people I know and their demands for justice are no less imperative than those of any other community."
 
2013-01-11 09:48:49 AM  

Koalaesq: When Prop 8 was struck down in Cali, I remember there was a woman on TV saying how proud she was "as a black woman" to be able to vote down gay marriage. That just stunned me. I can't believe that a people who have been sh*t upon by America for so long would so willingly and happily do the same to gays.


they don't get too many chances to say "fark you, i got mine".
 
2013-01-11 09:50:14 AM  

Utter Genius: Remember kids, gay-bashing is wrong unless it's a Republican.



The gayness isn't being bashed, the hypocrisy is. You fruitcake, you.
 
2013-01-11 09:51:46 AM  

Cythraul: "I was in my tolerance stage or the 'I don't give a damn if someone is gay, just as long as they don't bother me' stage. I was well trained in my tolerance," Booker began his piece. "I stopped telling gay jokes. F*gs, flamers, and d*kes became homosexuals and people of differing sexual orientation and, of course, I had a gay friend."

The _______ friend.  I love that old cliche.  I wonder what made him change his behavior?  Probably deciding to become a politician.

Booker also wrote about how he tried to hide his feelings a lot of the time, but when around gays could not help himself.

When around them?  That's almost farking pathological right there.


Sorry your idea of sex is both gross, hilarious, and the subject of every great insult. Here, have some rights.
 
2013-01-11 09:58:54 AM  

Utter Genius: Remember kids, gay-bashing is wrong unless it's a Republican.


Naw, lets not do that. How about we try to look at something without picking a side first. Everyone agrees that gay-bashing is wrong no matter who does it. If there is evidence that Booker had an epiphany, or that he has governed in a way that is favorable to gays regarding their civil rights, then have that discussion. But I don't think we should dismiss it because "both sides are bad". We give Republicans the blues when they try that stuff.
 
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