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(Columbus Dispatch)   Ohio mayor resigns because she's old fashioned. Old fashioned as in harassing an openly gay police officer, discussing his sexuality with other city employees and wanting to run his partner out of town   (dispatch.com) divider line 36
    More: Dumbass, Ohio, police officers, Kyle Calendine, going to bed, Ohio mayor, Ohio River, Police Chief Mark E. Proffitt  
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2013-02-09 07:59:38 PM  
6 votes:
"Kyle Calendine would lay down his life for anyone in need," said Proffitt, who has been police chief since 2000 in Pomeroy, about 100 miles southeast of Columbus. "This is a win for Kyle, for our department and for the gay community. It lets people know that no matter what, we're all in this together."

On the other hand, the police chief sounds kind of awesome.
2013-02-09 08:01:58 PM  
5 votes:
If she were really so old-fashioned, wouldn't being the mayor be a man's job?
2013-02-09 08:40:24 PM  
4 votes:
It says a lot for this southwestern Ohio town that the POLICE CHIEF is more tolerant of gays in his department than the MAYOR.
2013-02-09 08:45:40 PM  
3 votes:

fugeeface: Bottom line is be respectful and kind to people. Should have just said that.  She should have figured that out by now.


You're right about that. It's just you need to be careful when you refer to being homosexual as a "lifestyle" or a "choice". No one in their right mind in the United States would ever choose to be gay given the climate of hatred and persecution they experience, and there is plenty of scientific evidence that it's an inborn trait.

Sexual orientation is not culture. They're two different things.
2013-02-09 08:22:09 PM  
3 votes:

fugeeface: What part of you don't have to like a particular lifestyle but be respectful and kind to people does she not understand?


The fact that people still think that sexual orientation is a "lifestyle" and don't realize that sexual orientation is a lot more complex and biologically oriented than people who want to cherry pick certain aspects of gay culture are willing or able to understand.
2013-02-09 07:22:29 PM  
3 votes:
They're dying off and that's a good thing.
2013-02-09 10:33:58 PM  
2 votes:

CallMeGomer: kimwim: Nasty old biddy. She needs to either get with the times, or stay home crocheting sweaters for great grandchildren.

Get with the times? So this whole "Yea for the Gays" is just a trendy thing? Whew, glad to hear that.


The idea behind the term "progressive" is that there is a "forward" and a "backwards" to history.  Societies move forward, for the most part, though sometimes progress is slower and sometimes it's faster, and sometimes there is backwards movement.  But the general idea is that the whole world is, on average more enlightened, tolerant, peaceful, and free today than it was 500 years ago,  and 500 years from now our world will be, on average, more enlightened, tolerant, peaceful, and free than it is today.

Conversely, the meaning behind the name "Conservative" is that the past was better than the present, and all efforts must be made to slow this decline into decadence.

In short, Progressives look to the future with hope, while Conservatives look to the future with dread.

So from a Progressive point of view, accepting homosexuality as normal, nothing to be ashamed of, is progress, a sign that society is moving forward to where it ought to be, and while it is POSSIBLE that society could reverse this change, it is neither likely nor desirable.

From a socially Conservative point of view, accepting homosexuality as normal, nothing to be ashamed of, is  decay, a loss of something good and vital we once had but are losing.  And while it is possible that we could "recover" or "restore" our moral values (e.g., that homosexuality is depraved), it is sadly unlikely.

Neither side really sees societies evolving acceptance of homosexuality as a "fad," but rather as nigh inexorable change.  It's just a question or whether you cheer this change on or deplore it.
2013-02-09 08:50:03 PM  
2 votes:

CavalierEternal: Speaker2Animals: CavalierEternal: Southern Ohio?

:reads article:

YYYUP.

Not a difficult guess, since "southern Ohio" starts about U.S. 224.

You're confusing 224 with I-70.


You're confusing I-70 with the McDonald's parking lot in Lancaster, OH. It's almost an immediate change from the descendants of German immigrant farmers and urbanised former Amish farmland straight to Scots-Irish Westbygod Virginia. Everything past the glaciation line is dirt-poor Appalaicha, everything north and west is Ohio. Think about this for a minute: the 2008 financial crisis barely put a dent in our "economy", because we had nearly no investment in Wall St or a housing bubble. There's a mid-sized university in Athens, a large and successful community college in Nelsonville, and a booming polymer industry in Belpre. Everything else is Walmarts, McDonalds, and trailers as far as the eye can see.
2013-02-09 08:25:47 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds like my grandmother.

Very few people cried when my grandmother died. I believe my reaction was "well, bye".
2013-02-09 08:19:23 PM  
2 votes:
What part of you don't have to like a particular lifestyle but be respectful and kind to people does she not understand?
2013-02-09 08:11:33 PM  
2 votes:
He is not so naïve, however, as to believe this is the end of it. In fact, he said he's long been a victim of discrimination himself; his wife is Filipino.

This sounds like a great place to live never ever go.
2013-02-09 08:07:34 PM  
2 votes:

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: If she were really so old-fashioned, wouldn't being the mayor be a man's job?


Ohio mayor resigns because she's old fashioned. Old fashioned as in hanging out in the kitchen making an open-faced sandwich for her police officer husband, discussing her recipes with other local wives and wanting to run the PTA.
2013-02-09 08:07:07 PM  
2 votes:

JerseyTim: If your mayor looks like that and you don't move, it's your own damn fault.


Southeastern Ohio is the poorest part of Ohio - most of them don't have a choice.  Example: Athens County (home of Ohio University) is the poorest county in Ohio.  As a NE Ohio with 2 sisters who went to OU, let me tell you - it's a whole 'nother world.  Everything outside the university in Athens proper is just desolate.  It's like telling the 8 mile residents, "Why don't you just move?!?"
2013-02-09 08:04:37 PM  
2 votes:

""She stated 'I don't like a Queer working for the Village, I might be old-fashioned, but I don't like it.'" Proffitt wrote in the statement. "


But is she fine with transsexuals, bisexuals, BDSMs, homo sapiens and furries working for the Village?

2013-02-09 08:04:19 PM  
2 votes:
Oh come on. The old biddie has to be about 103. You can't expect her to be all up with the times.

That said, who the hell elected her mayor?

No one else wanted the job, I bet.
2013-02-09 07:58:35 PM  
2 votes:
A little like Marge Schott, without the fortune.
2013-02-09 06:18:36 PM  
2 votes:
Nasty old biddy. She needs to either get with the times, or stay home crocheting sweaters for great grandchildren.
2013-02-09 06:12:48 PM  
2 votes:
She's just jealous because no man wants to g near her fugliness.
i.imgur.com
2013-02-10 12:01:29 AM  
1 votes:

WordyGrrl: Omnivorous: She can commit seppuku.  That would be absolution.

I'd rather see her spend her last days in a nursing home being cared for by a 6'5" tall black drag queen from Jamaica.


No, I want her to live.

I want the last year of her life to be the year that gay marriage is legalized in the United States.
2013-02-09 10:56:17 PM  
1 votes:

Musikslayer: stevejovi: Speaker2Animals: CavalierEternal: Southern Ohio?

:reads article:

YYYUP.

Not a difficult guess, since "southern Ohio" starts about U.S. 224.

Don't kid yourself. It starts at OH-82 across southern Cuyahoga county.

I spent my teen years living near 224 (1/2 mile north) and currently live  a block from 82. I'm gonna go with 82. There are a few exceptions, Hudson is one. Ravenna however is Southern Ohio, no matter how north it is.


Um, how about no? Come on down here. We'll grab something to eat, stop off at the bar, and then I'll take you on a tour. I know you're thinking that the Cincy-style conservative suburbs are "Southern Ohio". That's a reasonable thing to think, if you've never left the glaciated parts of the state. Come on down here to the foothills.
2013-02-09 10:52:19 PM  
1 votes:

TopoGigo: CavalierEternal: Speaker2Animals: CavalierEternal: Southern Ohio?

:reads article:

YYYUP.

Not a difficult guess, since "southern Ohio" starts about U.S. 224.

You're confusing 224 with I-70.

You're confusing I-70 with the McDonald's parking lot in Lancaster, OH. It's almost an immediate change from the descendants of German immigrant farmers and urbanised former Amish farmland straight to Scots-Irish Westbygod Virginia. Everything past the glaciation line is dirt-poor Appalaicha, everything north and west is Ohio. Think about this for a minute: the 2008 financial crisis barely put a dent in our "economy", because we had nearly no investment in Wall St or a housing bubble. There's a mid-sized university in Athens, a large and successful community college in Nelsonville, and a booming polymer industry in Belpre. Everything else is Walmarts, McDonalds, and trailers as far as the eye can see.


Your comments bring me back. Went to OU from 01-04. Have family in Nelsonville, and  managed the Radio Shack in Belpre afterwards until it closed, then went on to one in Charlestown WV before moving back to west of cleveland. Really is a great place down there.
2013-02-09 10:22:56 PM  
1 votes:

stevejovi: Speaker2Animals: CavalierEternal: Southern Ohio?

:reads article:

YYYUP.

Not a difficult guess, since "southern Ohio" starts about U.S. 224.

Don't kid yourself. It starts at OH-82 across southern Cuyahoga county.


Not even close, I live just south of 82 and while some of my neighbors are of the rural republican persuasion they're absolutely not the same type of people that you find in southern Ohio. I'd agree that I70/270 is probably the best dividing line, it's when you leave Columbus that all of your radio stations disappear and suddenly it's all jesus and country.
2013-02-09 10:22:02 PM  
1 votes:

wellreadneck: Hey, I once drove through there returning  home from a gay campground, oddly enough


I went to a gay campground once. I wasn't able to pitch a tent.
2013-02-09 10:05:52 PM  
1 votes:

Glitchwerks: BronyMedic: Next thing you know, they'll be allowing them around children. Don't you people know that the AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, a group without reproach and of impeccable integrity, have found that GAys molest children at a rate one MILLION times that of Straight, God Fearing Americans?

Gay people do not have children.  They build landing strips for gay martians.  Get it right, Stuart.


Not everybody groks gay martians.
2013-02-09 10:04:27 PM  
1 votes:
He is not so naïve, however, as to believe this is the end of it. In fact, he said he's long been a victim of discrimination himself; his wife is Filipino.

Yes. I'm sure the chief of police has been horribly discriminated against by having what I'm going to go ahead and assume is an insanely hot wife.
2013-02-09 09:53:23 PM  
1 votes:

CallMeGomer: kimwim: Nasty old biddy. She needs to either get with the times, or stay home crocheting sweaters for great grandchildren.

Get with the times? So this whole "Yea for the Gays" is just a trendy thing? Whew, glad to hear that.


"Get with the times" means come out of the dark ages where your bullshiat homopobia belongs and into the present time where such things are an embarrassing throw back. Not "stop saying '23-Skidoo' and start saying 'Yolo'".
2013-02-09 09:36:54 PM  
1 votes:
I personally just laugh, since the Happy Naked Gay Pagan Festival I got to every year is in Pomeroy. (Well, Pomeroy address...the campground's a few miles out of town.) Also, fun to visit, since it's not that far to Point Pleasant WV and the Mothman Museum.
2013-02-09 09:09:14 PM  
1 votes:

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 302x271]

Does somebody actually have to FARK that woman?

Dear God...I wouldn't fark her with a Benghazi Troll's dick.


I guess the ol' gray mayor she ain't what she used to be...
2013-02-09 09:01:56 PM  
1 votes:

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 302x271]

Does somebody actually have to FARK that woman?

Dear God...I wouldn't fark her with a Benghazi Troll's dick.


"Benghazi Troll's Dick" will make a great name if I ever decide to make an alt.
2013-02-09 08:58:25 PM  
1 votes:

skinink: ""She stated 'I don't like a Queer working for the Village, I might be old-fashioned, but I don't like it.'" Proffitt wrote in the statement. "
But is she fine with transsexuals, bisexuals, BDSMs, homo sapiens and furries working for the Village?


Depending on who you talk to, "queer" can mean all of those.  It's also something of an insult, depending on who's using it.  Sort of like "attractive and successful."  Generally speaking, you're safer just not using the word at all, unless it's to describe yourself or someone who has told you it's ok to use it to refer to them.

/queer
2013-02-09 08:53:46 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: It says a lot for this southwestern Ohio town that the POLICE CHIEF is more tolerant of gays in his department than the MAYOR.


Yes, but he's suffered bigotry as his wife is Filipino,

He's just doing his bit to try and drag this community kicking and screaming into the attitudes we had in the 20th Century.
2013-02-09 08:49:37 PM  
1 votes:

TopoGigo: suburbanguy: JerseyTim: If your mayor looks like that and you don't move, it's your own damn fault.

Southeastern Ohio is the poorest part of Ohio - most of them don't have a choice.  Example: Athens County (home of Ohio University) is the poorest county in Ohio.  As a NE Ohio with 2 sisters who went to OU, let me tell you - it's a whole 'nother world.  Everything outside the university in Athens proper is just desolate.  It's like telling the 8 mile residents, "Why don't you just move?!?"

You're not wrong.

Also, as a resident of Athens County whose wife works in Pomeroy, I'm really getting a kick, etc.


Good luck to you down there.  I went to Penn State in central PA and saw the same, but not as bad, income disparaties.  Both towns are a traditional college gem, but nobody likes to think about the dozens of counties outside the corporation limit that have virtually no income.
2013-02-09 08:11:49 PM  
1 votes:
"He said that when he called Calendine earlier today to tell him the mayor had resigned, he tried to make his message clear: "His partner, Harold, is welcome to stop by our department and have lunch anytime." "

LOL. That midwestern courtesy.
2013-02-09 08:11:36 PM  
1 votes:
...Wow, some people are assholes.
2013-02-09 07:57:33 PM  
1 votes:

2wolves: They're dying off and that's a good thing.


the gays?
2013-02-09 07:49:24 PM  
1 votes:
If your mayor looks like that and you don't move, it's your own damn fault.
 
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