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2013-02-02 08:44:21 AM
10 votes:
He's just angling to get his own cake-baking reality show on the Glenn Beck Network: "White Flour"
2013-02-02 08:34:27 AM
3 votes:
I like the direction this thread is facing

i.imgur.com

And the other direction it's facing too


/My icing is everywhere now
2013-02-02 07:49:36 AM
3 votes:
There are straight people working in the wedding business?
2013-02-02 12:07:40 AM
3 votes:
Had one of these in Lakewood, Colorado, a while back.  The baker felt the Internet's wrath.  IDK if any legal consequences ensued.

Why is it always the bakers?  Are there no Christian butchers or candlestick makers?
2013-02-02 10:53:03 AM
2 votes:
Spooky old book of myths dictates actions of someone devoid of critical thinking.
Film at 11.
2013-02-02 09:31:29 AM
2 votes:

PonceAlyosha: Doctor Funkenstein: Mugato: shotglasss: How many whites are in the Congressional Black Caucus? Zero, because those CBC racists won't let them in. When the CBC is disbanded, we'll have a good stating point to have a chat about bigotry.

Yeah! And I have yet to see one male Hooters waitress!

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Saddam Hussein in a Hooters outfit serving wings?  Why the fark not?

Actually, they have those now.

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Yeah, but that guy looks like he sucks at genocide.  Nobody can top Saddam's mustard wings.
2013-02-02 08:14:24 AM
2 votes:

jso2897: It's kind of hilarious that these 12 year old jackasses think anti-discrimination law is some radical idea that's on the table for debate.


12 year old jackasses such as Senator Rand Paul.
2013-02-02 08:10:42 AM
2 votes:

eiger: Why didn't blacks in the South in the '50s and '60s realize your insight


Or the ones who who were denied seats on trains even though they had they purchased legally, or those who got turned away from a reserved hotel room because they neglected to send notice of their negrocity ahead of time.
2013-02-02 08:05:34 AM
2 votes:

BronyMedic: jso2897: No. Prosecute the lawbreaking criminal - just like if he was an illegal alien, or a gang-banger, or somebody else you don't like.

Isn't it a civil matter, not criminal?


OK, then: "Litigate against the tort-committer." Is your inner pedant satisfied now?
2013-02-02 07:50:55 AM
2 votes:
img708.imageshack.us

I opened this article thinking that he was going to have a No Fear or Tapout shirt.

My powers of prediction are a tad off this morning, it would seem.
2013-02-02 12:10:10 AM
2 votes:
Especially a baker named "Sweet Cakes".
2013-02-03 12:34:59 AM
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: We see liberals fighting to strip basic gun rights out of our constitution, we see them limiting our religious free speech, and of course we see them pushing their immoral values on the right of us.


You see a lot of things that aren't there.  You either need an eye doctor or a head doctor.
2013-02-02 08:06:00 PM
1 votes:
BraveNewCheneyWorld

Look, I see what you're trying to do. When you say absurd stuff like "The rest of the world doesn't desperately seek such approval, why do you?", you're evoking bigoted arguments that hold gay people to be uniquely bad for wanting the same kind of equality and respect that black people sought in the 60 - arguments that even mainstream conservatives stopped making decades ago. And when you claim that gay people are crazy as a result of that perceived uppity-ness, the implication is that black people are also mentally ill too for valuing those very things. This leaves the reader to wonder whether the speaker is actually racist, or merely too stupid to see the logical implications of his own argument.

It's classic material and, at least in theory, can be the basis of a very engaging shtick. The only problem is, your delivery is incredibly indecisive. It's like you're not sure whether you want to do a thoughtful satirical critique of social conservatism, or whether you simply want to get a rise out of people to the point where they respond. You veer between approaches with no sense of direction - each of your posts bears little to no narrative connection with the one that preceded it. There's no overall arc, no subplots, and for the sheer number of comments you make, there's never any sense that there's some specific thing you want to convey (beyond your half-hearted impression of a simpleton can't comprehend analogies and other matters of basic logic - something that gets old fairly quickly).

Don't get me wrong; I don't enjoy being this harsh because I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into this craft, but at the same time I'd be doing you an immense disservice if I didn't offer an honest evaluation of your work. I can only hope that you at the very least keep it in mind as you continue with future efforts.
2013-02-02 06:05:06 PM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: I agree that eventually sexual orientation will be covered by the Civil Rights Act, but at the moment it does not. That is why I suggested a local ordinance fix that would effectively solve the problem in this particular instance. It's quick, it's easy, and if the baker truly did stand by his beliefs, he wouldn't have a problem with it (which I actually doubt, but it's fun to fark with douches).


I don't think there's really any point in introducing new requirements that will be made redundant as soon as Federal law is updated to fully acknowledge sexual orientation as a protected class. The current law is the simplest approach - it solves the problem at hand, and in being similar to what will eventually be the law of the country (and what already is the law of the country for other classes), it ensures that there won't be any serious transition issues in that state when Federal anti-discrimination laws finally catch up with the times.
2013-02-02 03:18:45 PM
1 votes:

foreman3: wyltoknow: Mrtraveler01: But if you just report it to the media and the media reports on it, the business will get bad press and will either cave or go out of business.

But then you deal with the nasty business of Republicans complaining about the damn librul media destroying businesses because they didn't bow to the whims of the gay agenda. Can't win when it comes to crazies and haters.

Yeah, just like how you destroyed Chik-fil-a


Yes, I can see a line of cars going down the street in suburban Portland defending a baker who doesn't like gays.

/sarcasm
2013-02-02 03:10:52 PM
1 votes:

wyltoknow: Mrtraveler01: But if you just report it to the media and the media reports on it, the business will get bad press and will either cave or go out of business.

But then you deal with the nasty business of Republicans complaining about the damn librul media destroying businesses because they didn't bow to the whims of the gay agenda. Can't win when it comes to crazies and haters.


Yeah, just like how you destroyed Chik-fil-a
2013-02-02 10:10:28 AM
1 votes:

here to help: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: shotglasss: Like the sign says, "We have the right to refuse service to anyone".

He refused service based on religious beliefs. Now you libs want the state to attack him and his business for that religious belief? What ever happened to the separation of church and state?

ZING!

This is what Republicans actually believe think is clever.


well, since I'm not a Republican, you need to re-think that out.
2013-02-02 09:46:17 AM
1 votes:

You Idiots: So what.

I would suggest you libtards start your own business to serve these folks, but you'd rather rant and demand a government agency force businesses to provide politically correct services.

Put your money where your mouth is, instead of a foot for once.

You idiots.


That's actually a great idea. Hire a really competent head baker and staff. Pay over scale to attract and keep the best. Name it something like "GLBT Bakeries." Advertise as THE place to go for alternative lifestyle couples. Hire both tolerant straights and tolerant gays.

The reasoning: how many bakeries are there in a random large metropolitan area? Probably at least 30 or 40, including both chains and mom-and-pop shops. That means, on the average, any store gets maybe 3% of the total business. But the percentage of GLBT people in the population is probably 3.4% to 3.8%. http://gaylife.about.com/od/comingout/a/population.htm, http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/10/19/how_many_americans_ a re_gay_or_lesbian_gallup_survey_says_3_4_percent.html. If you offer quality product and huge service, you will have a definite competitive edge.
2013-02-02 09:28:50 AM
1 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: shotglasss: Like the sign says, "We have the right to refuse service to anyone".

He refused service based on religious beliefs. Now you libs want the state to attack him and his business for that religious belief? What ever happened to the separation of church and state?

ZING!


This is what Republicans actually believe think is clever.
2013-02-02 09:17:36 AM
1 votes:

shotglasss: How many whites are in the Congressional Black Caucus? Zero, because those CBC racists won't let them in. When the CBC is disbanded, we'll have a good stating point to have a chat about bigotry.


Yeah! And I have yet to see one male Hooters waitress!
2013-02-02 09:08:05 AM
1 votes:

You Idiots: jso2897: You Idiots: jso2897: You Idiots: So what.

I would suggest you libtards start your own business to serve these folks, but you'd rather rant and demand a government agency force businesses to provide politically correct services.

Put your money where your mouth is, instead of a foot for once.

You idiots.

1962 called - it wants it's then-relevant "debate" back.

You probably cry about cops being bullies, too.

I don't cry about anything. I'm an old and happy man, and quite pleased with the civilized direction society is moving in.
How about you?

You know who else was happy about the direction his society was moving?


Steve Jobs?
2013-02-02 08:49:25 AM
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: PonceAlyosha: Sexual Orientation and the size of the anterior commissure of the human brain. Warning PDF. Secret physical attributes FTW.

Because he looked at their brain scan with his hidden mri machine.

Serious Black: Poe's Law alert, especially given the political compass posted in your profile.

Libertarian means that I don't think the government should be telling you who you work for/with, so no, not a Poe's law alert.  I'm not even sure why you'd think that.

PonceAlyosha: The First Amendment has nothing to do with this case. The First Amendment doesn't say "anything remotely religious a free for all justification." Since no one is establishing a religion through legislature, it's apparent you don't have any idea what the fark you're talking about.

Sure it does.  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.If your religious beliefs suggest that you shouldn't cooperate with people who do certain types of things, then by forcing a person to cooperate, you're prohibiting free exercise of their religious tenets.


So Quakers should be exempt from paying the portion of their Federal taxes that go to defense?
2013-02-02 08:41:45 AM
1 votes:
Subby: That is NOT being pretentious, that is called standing up for your beliefs and I happen to agree with him. I would not service gay couples either!
2013-02-02 08:36:11 AM
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: PonceAlyosha: Fuggin Bizzy: World's most pretentious same-sex couple refuses to find a different bakery.

They weren't interested in a cake, they were interested in a court case/news story. By all means, boycott the bakery with friends and sympathizers, ruin his reputation on Yelp or whatever, but running and tattling to the state is douchelordish.

World's most pretentious woman refuses to get in the back of the bus.

Behavior and physical attributes are not the same thing.


Poe's Law alert, especially given the political compass posted in your profile.
2013-02-02 08:24:09 AM
1 votes:

Lenny and Carl: They weren't interested in a cake, they were interested in a court case/news story. By all means, boycott the bakery with friends and sympathizers, ruin his reputation on Yelp or whatever, but running and tattling to the state is douchelordish.

Actually the lawsuit is what makes it newsworthy, thus is the best way to generate publicity, launch a boycott, and ruin the guy.  It's far more potent than Yelp.


Why can't a guy break the law with impunity? Waaaaaaaah!
2013-02-02 08:22:37 AM
1 votes:
I'm actually in favor of gay marriage, but if this baker's smart he'll apologize, take their money, and make them a cake that's misshapen, has mismatched colors, etc.

/"What? I made them a cake!"
2013-02-02 08:19:51 AM
1 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: World's most pretentious same-sex couple refuses to find a different bakery.

They weren't interested in a cake, they were interested in a court case/news story. By all means, boycott the bakery with friends and sympathizers, ruin his reputation on Yelp or whatever, but running and tattling to the state is douchelordish.


Given they had previously used the company for a parent's wedding cake, it seems that they're regular customers until he found out they were lesbians.

So it looks like you're wittering nonsense out your arse-flap.
2013-02-02 08:17:47 AM
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: shotglasss: What ever happened to the separation of church and state?

You may want to request a refund on that Constitutional Law GED.


I hear lefties with the same Constitutional Law GED scream about separation of church and state all the time. Go be a douchbag over with them, junior.
2013-02-02 08:17:31 AM
1 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: World's most pretentious same-sex couple refuses to find a different bakery.

They weren't interested in a cake, they were interested in a court case/news story. By all means, boycott the bakery with friends and sympathizers, ruin his reputation on Yelp or whatever, but running and tattling to the state is douchelordish.


World's most pretentious woman refuses to get in the back of the bus.
2013-02-02 08:16:17 AM
1 votes:

PonceAlyosha: jso2897: It's kind of hilarious that these 12 year old jackasses think anti-discrimination law is some radical idea that's on the table for debate.

12 year old jackasses such as Senator Rand Paul.


A perfect example of a (mentally and emotionally) 12 year old jackass.
2013-02-02 08:12:33 AM
1 votes:

jso2897: BronyMedic: jso2897: No. Prosecute the lawbreaking criminal - just like if he was an illegal alien, or a gang-banger, or somebody else you don't like.

Isn't it a civil matter, not criminal?

OK, then: "Litigate against the tort-committer." Is your inner pedant satisfied now?


I know I can be a bit of a pedant sometimes, but damn, there are some farking pedantic ass mongoloids in the world today. As an example, America is not a democracy. It is a democratically-elected representative Constitutionally-limited federal bicameral presidential republic. Or so I was told about a week ago.
2013-02-02 08:08:02 AM
1 votes:
shotglasss: Why do I have to pretend he's something other than a guy trying to make a living and honor his God? You want to turn him into something he's not for what reason?

And if you don't like the way he runs his business, go somewhere else.


Why didn't blacks in the South in the '50s and '60s realize your insight! They could have just gone elsewhere with their business rather than attempting to change the law to force business owners to serve them. I'm sure that would have worked.
2013-02-02 08:07:07 AM
1 votes:

SpdrJay: Go
To
A
Different
Bakery


Yes. Absolutely. Free market answer. Doesn't mean the guy's not a complete assbanana, though.
2013-02-02 08:03:43 AM
1 votes:

shotglasss: What ever happened to the separation of church and state?


You may want to request a refund on that Constitutional Law GED.
2013-02-02 07:57:42 AM
1 votes:

shotglasss: Like the sign says, "We have the right to refuse service to anyone".

He refused service based on religious beliefs. Now you libs want the state to attack him and his business for that religious belief? What ever happened to the separation of church and state?


Whatever happened to the "conservative" viewpoint that lawbreaking should be prosecuted? Just think of him as an illegal alien - you know, a person who is breaking the law. Then you'll feel better.
2013-02-02 07:55:03 AM
1 votes:
Like the sign says, "We have the right to refuse service to anyone".

He refused service based on religious beliefs. Now you libs want the state to attack him and his business for that religious belief? What ever happened to the separation of church and state?
2013-02-02 07:50:46 AM
1 votes:

SpdrJay: Go
To
A
Different
Bakery


Your previous incarnation told Rosa Parks to walk.
2013-02-02 07:49:39 AM
1 votes:

mr_a: Especially a baker named "Sweet Cakes Cheeks".


Camped that up for you.
 
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