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(Talking Points Memo)   Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GAy) doesn't support marriage equality for one simple reason: he isn't gay. Though with a name like "Saxby Chambliss," he's well on his way   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 111
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2013-03-21 12:15:50 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Dude's as queer as a three dollar bill.


i'm guessing he "roughhoused with the fellas" in college but doesn't consider it gay.
 
2013-03-21 12:18:48 PM  

scrumpox: That means very few people on the other side of that lovely little waist-high hole...


It'd have to be a very little hole.
 
2013-03-21 12:21:22 PM  

thurstonxhowell: It's interesting. He could have said virtually the same thing in order to voice his support for gay marriage.

"I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one."
"Don't like gay marriage? Don't have one."

What's the difference between these two expressions, really? Isn't the one just the first person version of the other? Yet, apparently, Saxby used his version to say he does not support gay marriage.

Interesting.


The difference is that most republicans don't use either of those expressions.  This is the one they use:
"I don't like gays, so they shouldn't be able to marry, have civil unions, adopt children, teach in public schools, run for office ........."
 
2013-03-21 12:22:00 PM  
50% of kids being born to single mothers. Let's destroy the family unit completely. Obama will provide.
 
2013-03-21 12:22:01 PM  

Cletus C.: DammitIForgotMyLogin: He's not a woman either, but that didn't stop him marrying one of them

Brilliant.

On another note, this is the second political story in a row where a TPM aggregation of another site's story has been greenlit. Good for TPM, not so good for the people who actually did the reporting.


Well, you could blame subby for being a lazy Farker by not linking to TOFA, or praise him for figuring out that some sources are more equal than others. After all, someone has to pay for Drew's liquor bill.

Today's "journalism" is basically ten people linking to the same story, but adding nothing of value to the coverage by actually reporting, or even adding context. It's all about volume and "Likes"; quality only comes into the discussion as an afterthought and is quickly dismissed because it's time to go check out the new truck that serves North Korean-style kimchee.
 
2013-03-21 12:24:13 PM  
GO HOME CHART! YOUR DRUNK!

//Sorry I can't link the chart image from here.
 
2013-03-21 12:26:08 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: scrumpox: That means very few people on the other side of that lovely little waist-high hole...

It'd have to be a very little hole.


because small penises can't fit through big holes?
 
2013-03-21 12:27:37 PM  
Just wanted to post in this thread to let you all know I'm totally not gay. I am in fact completely hetero. Just in case you were wondering.

/straight
 
2013-03-21 12:29:21 PM  
"I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one."

I'm finding myself confused by this.

Is he saying that since he's not gay, he won't be marrying a man ("I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one." [which makes no sense given the context]) or does he mean that since he's not gay he won't be working to pass legislation that allows homosexuals to marry ("I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one." [which makes more sense given the context])?
 
2013-03-21 12:30:31 PM  
CSS:

I've been planning my wedding and when I told my mom that I would prefer to work with vendors that were LGBT friendly or have openly worked with gay clientele (we're in NoVA but our nearby neighbors, Maryland and DC, are pro gay marriage) her reaction to that was "Why? You're not gay."

filmcrithulk.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-21 12:31:19 PM  

thurstonxhowell: It's interesting. He could have said virtually the same thing in order to voice his support for gay marriage.

"I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one."
"Don't like gay marriage? Don't have one."

What's the difference between these two expressions, really? Isn't the one just the first person version of the other? Yet, apparently, Saxby used his version to say he does not support gay marriage.

Interesting.


The difference seems to be that the GOP version is "I'm not gay, so YOU aren't allowed to marry one."
 
2013-03-21 12:32:58 PM  
Fast Moon:

That's certainly what it looks like.
 
2013-03-21 12:34:21 PM  

skullkrusher: First one is quite literally saying "I don't favor gay marriage because I am not gay and it doesn't not affect me therefore I don't care but I care enough to actively oppose it because."


That's only because Saxby Chambliss is saying it, though. If I used the exact same words, it would mean something entirely different.
 
2013-03-21 12:39:43 PM  

mongbiohazard: Hey Saxby... I got news for you: you weren't elected to write laws for yourself, you were elected to write laws for EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. That includes people who aren't like you and don't share your beliefs. You know, being that this is a free country and all.

But therein lies the problem.... Theocratic statists don't like freedom. Saxby, and the rest of the GOP schmucks standing in the way of civil rights again, use freedom as a rhetorical tool with their words and stomp all over freedom as a real principle with their actions.

The GOP of today hates freedom.


Among others, his job is to vote for the people of his state in a way that is consistent with their desires... I'm pretty sure his view on this represents Georgia pretty darn well.

/just sayin
 
2013-03-21 12:39:50 PM  

thurstonxhowell: skullkrusher: First one is quite literally saying "I don't favor gay marriage because I am not gay and it doesn't not affect me therefore I don't care but I care enough to actively oppose it because."

That's only because Saxby Chambliss is saying it, though. If I used the exact same words, it would mean something entirely different.


Thurston, Saxby... what's the difference? :)
 
2013-03-21 12:41:10 PM  
I'm not a republican, so I don't think they should be allowed to run for office.
 
2013-03-21 12:41:48 PM  

Karac: thurstonxhowell: It's interesting. He could have said virtually the same thing in order to voice his support for gay marriage.

"I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one."
"Don't like gay marriage? Don't have one."

What's the difference between these two expressions, really? Isn't the one just the first person version of the other? Yet, apparently, Saxby used his version to say he does not support gay marriage.

Interesting.

The difference is that most republicans don't use either of those expressions.  This is the one they use:
"I don't like gays, so they shouldn't be able to marry, have civil unions, adopt children, teach in public schools, run for office ........."


And the implication is that if not for "political correctness gone mad" the end of that last sentence would be "exist"
 
2013-03-21 12:45:23 PM  

ariseatex: Shadowknight: Like this, I guess.  "Oh, I do declare this heat to be unsustainable.  This here flower is  wilting."

I read that in Leslie Jordan's voice.


I heard it in Val-Kilmer-playing-Doc-Holliday's voice.
 
2013-03-21 12:46:36 PM  
Fast Moon:
gay marriage (if un-banned, will then necessarily be mandatory)

Canadian here.  We un-banned gay marriage, and frankly, I've had dicks in my mouth ever since.  Like, dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick.

i.imgur.com
"How many dicks is that?"

A couple of cops showed up at my house and made me marry all of them too, just to square it up.  Not sure what my wife thinks of it all, she was dragged off by two women in a Volvo a while back.
 
2013-03-21 12:48:57 PM  

George Walker Bush: 50% of kids being born to single mothers. Let's destroy the family unit completely. Obama will provide.



Troll aside, how will gay marriage keep heterosexuals from marrying eachother?
b) If you're concerned about single motherhood, perhaps we should expand sex education beyond abstinence-only and distribute free condoms. Or even stop limiting abortion. Do you think that will help?
 
2013-03-21 12:50:29 PM  

No Such Agency: Canadian here. We un-banned gay marriage, and frankly, I've had dicks in my mouth ever since. Like, dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick.


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2013-03-21 12:59:33 PM  

VarmintCong: Voiceofreason01: What do you call it when you feel the need to go on national TV and make an unsolicited, unprovoked comment that you're not gay?

Suspiciously Specific Denial. (There would be a tvtropes link here, but the site is down, saving everyone several hours of productivity.)


I'd have gone with "Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?"
 
2013-03-21 01:02:31 PM  
Fluorescent Testicle:
No Such Agency: Canadian here. We un-banned gay marriage, and frankly, I've had dicks in my mouth ever since. Like, dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick.

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2013-03-21 01:05:27 PM  

lisaann1961: ariseatex: Shadowknight: Like this, I guess.  "Oh, I do declare this heat to be unsustainable.  This here flower is  wilting."

I read that in Leslie Jordan's voice.

I heard it in Val-Kilmer-playing-Doc-Holliday's voice.


I could go either way on it, honestly.  But Doc Holiday had it as a purposeful mask.  He did it as a sign of menace, that he didn't have to sound like a thug to be a badass.  I was thinking much more Leslie Jordan-ish.
 
2013-03-21 01:10:09 PM  

KatjaMouse: CSS:

I've been planning my wedding and when I told my mom that I would prefer to work with vendors that were LGBT friendly or have openly worked with gay clientele (we're in NoVA but our nearby neighbors, Maryland and DC, are pro gay marriage) her reaction to that was "Why? You're not gay."

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I imagine you're not having too hard of a time with that where you are. It's not like you're out in Culpeper or something...

martissimo: Among others, his job is to vote for the people of his state in a way that is consistent with their desires... I'm pretty sure his view on this represents Georgia pretty darn well.

/just sayin


I'm not saying you're wrong about how the folks in GA on the whole feel about it... but I'm saying he's ALSO supposed to be representing all the other folks in GA too. As a federal legislator he should in no way be curtailing the rights of minorities just because the majority want it. Same as with any other civil rights struggle of the past.

He's actually there to represent ALL Georgians, not just those who want theocracy or the oppression of minority groups based on their farked up interpretation of religious teachings.
 
2013-03-21 01:10:30 PM  

No Such Agency: Fast Moon:
gay marriage (if un-banned, will then necessarily be mandatory)

Canadian here.  We un-banned gay marriage, and frankly, I've had dicks in my mouth ever since.  Like, dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick.

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"How many dicks is that?"

A couple of cops showed up at my house and made me marry all of them too, just to square it up.  Not sure what my wife thinks of it all, she was dragged off by two women in a Volvo a while back.


There's a song in Naked Boys Singing that sounds just like that.
 
2013-03-21 01:11:08 PM  

martissimo: Among others, his job is to vote for the people of his state in a way that is consistent with their desires... I'm pretty sure his view on this represents Georgia pretty darn well.

/just sayin


NOPE
 
2013-03-21 01:22:13 PM  
Different century, different fight, same issue

"I'm not gay Black, so I'm not going to marry/be one."
"Don't like gay marriage Blacks? Don't have one."
 
2013-03-21 01:24:37 PM  
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"That was Saxby."

"Saxby Chambliss?! Tell him he's fired!"

/Got nothing.
 
2013-03-21 01:26:44 PM  

No Such Agency: Fluorescent Testicle:
No Such Agency: Canadian here. We un-banned gay marriage, and frankly, I've had dicks in my mouth ever since. Like, dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick.

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2013-03-21 02:17:10 PM  
They never give a shiat about others until it becomes personal.
 
2013-03-21 02:31:10 PM  
Then why should men in the GOP care about abortion? They can't get pregnant or have an abortion.
 
2013-03-21 02:34:02 PM  

Cletus C.: DammitIForgotMyLogin: He's not a woman either, but that didn't stop him marrying one of them

Brilliant.

On another note, this is the second political story in a row where a TPM aggregation of another site's story has been greenlit. Good for TPM, not so good for the people who actually did the reporting.


And one little click-through was all it would have taken for the correct link.
 
2013-03-21 02:44:38 PM  

Bermuda59: Then why should men in the GOP care about abortion? They can't get pregnant or have an abortion.


Right, which means they'll never need to have one, so why should anyone else have access to them either?
 
2013-03-21 03:02:53 PM  

KatjaMouse: CSS:

I've been planning my wedding and when I told my mom that I would prefer to work with vendors that were LGBT friendly or have openly worked with gay clientele (we're in NoVA but our nearby neighbors, Maryland and DC, are pro gay marriage) her reaction to that was "Why? You're not gay."

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It's nice to get some support from the straight side. I mean, I'm not black or a woman, but I surely wouldn't patronize a business that discriminated against either group. Ultimately though, it's selfish of me... I just don't want to be surrounded by dicks, bigots, and sexists, regardless of whether or not they're fans of me.
 
2013-03-21 03:14:20 PM  
What a not-gay Republican may or may not look like:

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2013-03-21 03:34:05 PM  
The problem, Saxby, is your complete lack of empathy, right up to the moment the balls hit your chin.
Just like Portman.
The balls hit his chin, and then he Got It.
You have to lookk beyong where you are right now.
See the balls coming.
And stop sucking before they hit your chin.
That is wisdom.
That is representing your constituents.
That, Saxby, is Good Government.
 
2013-03-21 03:39:36 PM  

Lord_Baull: George Walker Bush: 50% of kids being born to single mothers. Let's destroy the family unit completely. Obama will provide.


Troll aside, how will gay marriage keep heterosexuals from marrying eachother?
b) If you're concerned about single motherhood, perhaps we should expand sex education beyond abstinence-only and distribute free condoms. Or even stop limiting abortion. Do you think that will help?


Lets cut every newborns' neck with a pair of scissors. That will make up for the loss of humanity. So long as we stress F***ING is the most important part of life.
 
2013-03-21 04:07:45 PM  
www.memecreator.org
 
2013-03-21 04:26:41 PM  

ManateeGag: I support the military, but I'm not a soldier


Whoa whoa whoa there. Slow down, Poindexter.
 
2013-03-21 04:27:47 PM  
So does this mean that he thinks he's going to have to "marry one" when gay marriage is legal?
 
2013-03-21 04:52:34 PM  
Why does it matter if he is gay or not? If a person is AMERICAN they deserve to be treated like the rest of AMERICANS. It is the simplest of things to understand. I literally taught it to my dog.

Me to Hudson (my dog): "Listen Hudson! Eyes up here! This is a human. We don't bite any humans no matter what!"

And since then, my dog has treated all humans the same. Ta da!
 
2013-03-21 05:25:00 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Why does it matter if he is gay or not? If a person is AMERICAN they deserve to be treated like the rest of AMERICANS. It is the simplest of things to understand. I literally taught it to my dog.



Unless it's a child, then it has no rights until 18 and screwed up.
 
2013-03-21 07:21:26 PM  
George Walker Bush:
Unless it's a child, then it has no rights until 18 and screwed up.

Do you think children and teenagers have the critical thinking skills and experience necessary to sign contracts, drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, fight in wars and vote on laws that effect all of us? I do not.
 
2013-03-21 07:22:59 PM  
Remember, kids - Republicans can't walk a mile in your shoes. They have to be personally involved, invested, or investigated before they can even consider laws for you. Republicans can only consider legalizing gay marriage, apparently, if either they're gay or their kids are gay. Republicans can only consider legalizing abortion, apparently, if either they're pregnant or they've inconveniently knocked somebody else up. And so on, and so on.

Unless, of course, you're a wealthy right-wing conservative white male. At that point, they're pretty sure they can help you, because, hey, they know what you're going through.
 
2013-03-21 07:51:47 PM  

Sgt Otter: ManateeGag: I support the military, but I'm not a soldier

That puts you ahead of Saxby Chambliss.


Chambliss doesn't even do that.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/11/13/32286/chambliss-cleland -t ruthful/
 
2013-03-21 07:54:21 PM  

skullkrusher: thurstonxhowell: It's interesting. He could have said virtually the same thing in order to voice his support for gay marriage.

"I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one."
"Don't like gay marriage? Don't have one."

What's the difference between these two expressions, really? Isn't the one just the first person version of the other? Yet, apparently, Saxby used his version to say he does not support gay marriage.

Interesting.

First one is quite literally saying "I don't favor gay marriage because I am not gay and it doesn't not affect me therefore I don't care but I care enough to actively oppose it because."


I gots mine!
 
2013-03-21 09:20:38 PM  
This is the guy who groped his granddaughter in a TV ad, right?
 
2013-03-21 10:59:51 PM  
Dik-diks in two threads today.  The elusive dik-dik trifecta is in play.
 
2013-03-21 11:45:03 PM  

machodonkeywrestler: Sgt Otter: ManateeGag: I support the military, but I'm not a soldier

That puts you ahead of Saxby Chambliss.

Chambliss doesn't even do that.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/11/13/32286/chambliss-cleland -t ruthful/


As an active duty vet/current Air National Guardsman married to an active duty airman living in Georgia, I have a lot of military friends. It's been clear to me for a long time that the GOP's idea of "supporting the troops" is throwing money at defense contractors and voting to shaft flesh and blood troops. I studiously avoid politics with people I otherwise really enjoy knowing, but couldn't help but share the Congressional Report Card done by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America in 2010 (on my phone, not even gonna try to link). Across the board, Republicans have a dismal record concerning any veteran related issues. I think Chambliss got a D. I hope they publish an updated one soon. It was eye opening to a couple military types I know who just assumed that the GOP cared about them. A couple others tried to make excuses like "Well there was probably pork buried in it! They probably had a good reason to shoot down an increase in VA funding for traumatic brain injury!"
 
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