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(Talking Points Memo)   Rep. Steve King believes gays should not get equal protection because that could allow them to trick businesses into committing hate crimes   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 82
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2014-03-03 06:26:27 PM
9 votes:
Couldn't businesses get around the cunning plans of the gays by....  Not discriminating against them?
2014-03-03 06:42:11 PM
7 votes:
Steve King is a bigot. Plain and simple. If you do not want to extend the same rights given to every other American, you are a bigot. Period.
2014-03-03 06:20:14 PM
6 votes:
Just like those shifty Negroes did when they got equal protection.
2014-03-03 09:00:46 PM
5 votes:
Hey Republicans - Want to know why the vast majority of people think you're bigoted homophobes? It's because you speak, act and legislate like bigoted homophobes.
2014-03-03 06:48:51 PM
5 votes:

DrPainMD: Zeppelininthesky: Steve King is a bigot. Plain and simple. If you do not want to extend the same rights given to every other American, you are a bigot. Period.

Unless you want to extend the right to freedom of association to every American. In that case, you're a bigot if you DO want to extend rights to everybody.

Doublethink, how does it work?


Why would gays not get the exact same protections under the law that straight people enjoy?
2014-03-03 06:25:10 PM
5 votes:
The tortured logic of justifying your hate.  On display for all to see.
2014-03-03 08:12:35 PM
4 votes:
demaL-demaL-yeH: ". . . how do you know who to discriminate against?" he said.

I think the real question is: "Why do you need to discriminate against anyone?"

I wonder if that's part of a business's start-up plan. "Okay, we're going be fixing cars, so we'll need a garage with tools and maybe one of those car lifting things. We'll prob'ly need an office to write bills and get money and stuff and maybe a place for customers to sit while we change their oil. Anything else? Yes, Roger? Oh right, I forgot . . . who should we plan on discriminating against. We're in Iowa so we'll need to chose carefully."
2014-03-03 06:53:51 PM
4 votes:
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2014-03-03 06:26:51 PM
4 votes:
2014-03-03 08:20:07 PM
3 votes:
How many of these self-professed Christian businesses are doing business on the Sabbath?
2014-03-03 08:06:22 PM
3 votes:
King said LGBT individuals are trying to "perfect special rights for self-professed behavior." He added that their rights aren't covered under equal protection because sexual orientation can be "willfully changed" and cannot be "independently verified."

Even ignoring the stupidity of the whole "homosexuality is a choice," I'm curious why he thinks religion qualifies for protection against discrimination and homosexuality does not.
2014-03-03 07:40:28 PM
3 votes:
"When you're in the private sector, and you're an individual entrepreneur with God-given rights that our founding founders defined in the Declaration [of Independence]," he said. "You should be able to make your own decisions with what you do in that private business."

Holy fark, that was stupid for five separate Fark politics thread troll-worthy reasons.
2014-03-03 06:51:43 PM
3 votes:

Bondith: It should be painful to be this stupid.  Like, pounding headaches everytime you thought something as profoundly moronic as this line of reasoning.


When King talks, he's not talking to you or me or anyone who's sane. No. These comments are meant for the ears of the inbred Teahadists that keep voting for him. He knows he's running a HUGE scam on America by being a politician with all the perks that such a position brings. As long as there are stupid people in the country, King will have this job for as long as he damn well likes.
2014-03-03 06:50:13 PM
3 votes:
FTFA
King said LGBT individuals are trying to "perfect special rights for self-professed behavior."

Like religion?

"And the one thing I referenced when I say 'self-professed,' how do you know who to discriminate against?" he said.

Indeed. Against whom should you discriminate?
2014-03-03 06:44:05 PM
3 votes:
"When we get into the area of even hate crimes legislation, I've opposed that, because you're punishing people for what you think went on in their head at the time they perpetuated a crime," he later added.

I think he just invalidated all Stand Your Ground laws.
2014-03-03 06:34:08 PM
3 votes:
We really have to relitigate the civil rights era?

2.bp.blogspot.com
2014-03-03 06:33:35 PM
3 votes:
So, these folks are OK with businesses denying services to people because their religion is against gays/Muslims/what ever. Does that mean he would back up a business denying services to certain Christians because they are bigoted assholes?
2014-03-03 06:33:34 PM
3 votes:
For a "straight" man, the representative seems awfully obsessive about man-on-man butt sex.
2014-03-03 06:31:42 PM
3 votes:
Sooooo then...Christianity is a self professed behavior..hey does anyone have a slice of cake!?!
2014-03-03 06:30:20 PM
3 votes:
"And the one thing I referenced when I say 'self-professed,' how do you know who to discriminate against?" he said. "They about have to tell you. And are they then setting up a case, is this about bringing a grievance or is it actually about a service that they'd like to have?"

'Seriously,' he continued, 'Do you know how tough it is for a bigot out here these days? Used to be you could just look. That that is not a white fella, boys, we got us some discrimination to do right here. Listen, that fella's talking' Spanish, there you go. But these gays, now, who the hell knows whether you got one of them on your hands? I mean ho-lee shiat there's some gotdamn homosexuals in the N-F-L these days. Or so they say. So what am I s'posed to do, ask 'em? The WHOLE POINT is not to have to deal with 'em and now I got to have a gotdamn conversation just to FIND OUT if I should be not servicin' them or, I don't even know. This here shiat is confusing. Why cain't everyone be straight like before. We all like a little sex with men now and again but nobody had to run around "I'm gay! I'm gay!" about it, trying to trick folks into discriminating against the wrong folks. It just ain't right.'
2014-03-03 06:20:15 PM
3 votes:
It should be painful to be this stupid.  Like, pounding headaches everytime you thought something as profoundly moronic as this line of reasoning.

/I know I'd do a lot fewer dumb things
2014-03-04 03:24:39 AM
2 votes:

cchris_39: Like the gays need a reason to file a lawsuit.


Here.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net

This might help.
2014-03-04 02:54:34 AM
2 votes:

Zeppelininthesky: DrPainMD: Zeppelininthesky: Steve King is a bigot. Plain and simple. If you do not want to extend the same rights given to every other American, you are a bigot. Period.

Unless you want to extend the right to freedom of association to every American. In that case, you're a bigot if you DO want to extend rights to everybody.

Doublethink, how does it work?

Why would gays not get the exact same protections under the law that straight people enjoy?


I should warn you that the "pain" in his handle refers to what happens to your brain when you engage him.
2014-03-04 12:49:26 AM
2 votes:

Quasar: King said LGBT individuals are trying to "perfect special rights for self-professed behavior." He added that their rights aren't covered under equal protection because sexual orientation can be "willfully changed" and cannot be "independently verified."

Even ignoring the stupidity of the whole "homosexuality is a choice," I'm curious why he thinks religion qualifies for protection against discrimination and homosexuality does not.


I'm guessing he doesn't.  Think.
2014-03-03 11:18:31 PM
2 votes:

ariseatex: Dammit!  How did he get a hold of the latest addition to the Gay AgendaTM?

We'll just have to go back to demonic possession of girl scout cookies, my Fellow Fabulous Americans.


I now wish being gay was a choice so I could belong.
2014-03-03 11:13:45 PM
2 votes:

meatofmystery: how do these f*ckheads get jobs outside of shoveling sh*t on a pig farm?


img.fark.net
2014-03-03 09:36:43 PM
2 votes:

shtychkn: Deathfrogg: p51d007: Ok...what if a "gay bar" had a bunch of idiot KKK members, Hell's Angels etc come in there place of
business.  Would be ok if the owner of the bar kicked them out because he doesn't like them?
What's the difference?
Personally, I don't think it is the governments business whom a PRIVATE business does or does
not do business with.

You cannot be a "private business" if you do business with the public.

You can refuse service, but only within certain parameters. Speculations about who diddles their winky isn't a qualifier.

Actually the az law was meaningless. You can ddiscriminate against guys if you want. They are not protected under the Civil rights act


Not in Tucson and several other jurisdictions. The state law would have overridden those ordinances.

The Republicans in the state legislature keep chipping away at the city's rights and powers under the city charter.
2014-03-03 08:37:17 PM
2 votes:
WTF did I just read?  This man is insane.

Speaking as a white man, we all know that white privilege does exist in some ways, to one extent or another, so why doesn't EVERYONE choose to be white?  And they say it's a man's world, so I'm sure glad I chose to be a male.  Why did all those women, especially in ones where women are suppressed and subservient, choose to be women?  That sure was a dumb choice on their part!

Snark aside, my wife is bi-sexual, and has previously been in serious, comitted relationships with other women.  She has told me that there's been many times in her life when she wished she was straight, because why would anyone choose to be the target of bigotry?  We live in Kansas, so that probably says a lot right there.  One of the last relationships she was in before me was with another woman, and she said they'd be walking down the sidewalk merely holding hands, and complete strangers would come up to them to call them names or to tell them they're going to hell.  I'm glad times are changing, but people like Steve King are not disappearing fast enough for my tastes.
2014-03-03 08:29:35 PM
2 votes:

DrPainMD: Zeppelininthesky: DrPainMD: Zeppelininthesky: Steve King is a bigot. Plain and simple. If you do not want to extend the same rights given to every other American, you are a bigot. Period.

Unless you want to extend the right to freedom of association to every American. In that case, you're a bigot if you DO want to extend rights to everybody.

Doublethink, how does it work?

Why would gays not get the exact same protections under the law that straight people enjoy?

I don't know. Why wouldn't they? Everybody had the same rights (the right to freedom of association) before the Anti-Civil Rights Act of 1964, yet everybody was whining about equal rights.


Here, have a nice milk shake and a cold drink:
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2014-03-03 08:07:51 PM
2 votes:
Dear politicians,

Stop. Talking.
2014-03-03 07:51:04 PM
2 votes:
@ Unobtanium:

My first piano lessons when I was a little kid were this guy's music. Once I'd learned the scales and such.

My mother was so proud.
2014-03-03 07:49:24 PM
2 votes:

Bloody William: "When you're in the private sector, and you're an individual entrepreneur with God-given rights that our founding founders defined in the Declaration [of Independence]," he said. "You should be able to make your own decisions with what you do in that private business."

Holy fark, that was stupid for five separate Fark politics thread troll-worthy reasons.


But Red Bill, just when you think it can't get worse, somebody comes along and posts something even more painfully stupid.
/Like the comment under yours.
//It floors me that there are people in America in 2014 who are advocating the return of Jim Crow.
///And insist that they are not racist, sexist, homophobic, ignorant, hateful assholes.
2014-03-03 07:46:37 PM
2 votes:

p51d007: Ok...what if a "gay bar" had a bunch of idiot KKK members, Hell's Angels etc come in there place of
business.  Would be ok if the owner of the bar kicked them out because he doesn't like them?
What's the difference?
Personally, I don't think it is the governments business whom a PRIVATE business does or does
not do business with.


You cannot be a "private business" if you do business with the public.

You can refuse service, but only within certain parameters. Speculations about who diddles their winky isn't a qualifier.
2014-03-03 07:45:18 PM
2 votes:
I've tried to get my brain around the reasoning for this latest round of legislative twaddle. I will admit to not reading the bills, but do the authors actually think this won't backfire in ways they haven't thought all the way through?

Am I supposed to be able to claim discrimination because a Jewish bakery closes for a week during Passover? Are they supposed to be able to throw me out because I am not Jewish?

How far does this go before they realize, "oopsie?"

Somebody link to the Tom Lehrer song, "National Brotherhood Week."
2014-03-03 07:42:24 PM
2 votes:
Ok...what if a "gay bar" had a bunch of idiot KKK members, Hell's Angels etc come in there place of
business.  Would be ok if the owner of the bar kicked them out because he doesn't like them?
What's the difference?
Personally, I don't think it is the governments business whom a PRIVATE business does or does
not do business with.
2014-03-03 07:40:24 PM
2 votes:
Obligatory. (Sorta NSFWish)

Oh dear Mister Congrezzman, is this what keeps you up at night?
2014-03-03 07:12:18 PM
2 votes:
"And the one thing I referenced when I say 'self-professed,' how do you know who to discriminate against?" he said. "They about have to tell you. And are they then setting up a case, is this about bringing a grievance or is it actually about a service that they'd like to have?"

Wait, is he talking about discriminating against Christians? Cuz that could also apply.
2014-03-03 07:06:28 PM
2 votes:
"how do you know who to discriminate against?"

I guess "nobody" isn't on the table.
2014-03-03 06:57:31 PM
2 votes:
Like the gays need a reason to file a lawsuit.
2014-03-03 06:50:01 PM
2 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Couldn't businesses get around the cunning plans of the gays by....  Not discriminating against them?


Oh, please, like they could do that!  All successful business owners are good Christians. You can tell because if their business is successful, it's because Jesus - the good, anti-gay Jesus - wanted it that way.

In all seriousness, though, the various bills that have come up recently make me wonder if we need this much fuss to defend the supposed religious rights of a few bigoted assholes?  I'm sure the vast majority of business owners don't give a crap about what their customers do in the bedroom. This is not a huge problem.  Well, okay - it's not a real problem at all. But even the jerkoffs having a "problem" have got to be far and few between.
2014-03-03 06:23:29 PM
2 votes:
how do these f*ckheads get jobs outside of shoveling sh*t on a pig farm?
2014-03-03 06:21:03 PM
2 votes:
Well, to be fair, people usually enjoy it when this guy comes up with scary fiction.
2014-03-03 06:19:38 PM
2 votes:
i wish i could start a recall on this guy, but i doubt anyone would listen.

/he does represent me
//just not what i or anyone else believes.
2014-03-04 02:30:54 PM
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: hubiestubert: demaL-demaL-yeH: hubiestubert: What in the chocolate covered f*ck

Do you use a choux, filo, or puff pastry for yours?
I've experimented with choux, but it's too eggy.
Filo is just too brittle.
Puff pastry turns into a battered, soggy mess.

Any suggestions?

Don't f*ck pastries, man. Just don't.

Funny story, from another Farker* who is no longer with us. Back in the day, he worked at a local supermarket, and worked with a special person named Dookie. Dookie would disappear every day, about the same time, and the crew could never figure out where he went. So, one day, they decided to follow him when he went on his daily sojourn. In a back storeroom they found him, in an act unclean, with a bavarian filled, and slowly crooning the name "Jennifer" who happened to be a rather attractive cashier. Once the manager spoke, and the unpleasantness of him getting his pants up, the manager asked Dookie how long he'd been engaged in this peculiar habit, and he answered, "Since I got here." And when asked what he did with the pastries afterward, "I put them back..."

Don't get the pastries from the Westfield Stop 'N Shop. Just. Don't.

*Dookie Does Donuts, if you ever get to hear the full poem and song associated with this tale, stay and listen to the whole dang thing. Tim--if you ever get back on to Fark, we miss you, man.

Took a while to catch my breath.
1. A chocolate covered fark has to be a pastry. Figured it might be a nickname for one of your specialties.
2. Cooking guys have warped senses of humor. I think it has something to do with the heat, humidity, booze, and noise.
3. That wasn't just a gag in American Pie? I'm floored. Rule 34 in real life is just sick. And funny.
4. That Jenny sure gets around.
5. I bake pastries - used to own a bakery and don't like other people's baking. Now I have another reason to keep on keepin' on.


Tim told us that story about 1990 or so--my third year of college--and he wrote the poem/song while he was in high school, so, yeah, nearly a decade before American Pie. Yeah: no pastries from the Westfield Stop 'N Shop. Ever.
2014-03-04 11:00:35 AM
1 votes:

mofa: Pattuq: One theme in this discussion page is that only stupid people vote for republicans, but I think the reality is that only stupid people don't realize there's almost no difference between the Republican and Democratic parties anymore. Elections consist of conservative asshole A vs marginally more conservative asshole B. That isn't much of a choice.

I agree.  Stupid people vote for all parties.  However, one party has a lock on electing stupid politicians these days.  Ones who think that they have a constitutional right to violate others' constitutional rights. Or think that in legitimate rape, womens' bodies have ways of shutting that thing down.  Or that killing their citizens by denying them health care is an acceptable price to pay for trying to score points against a president who makes them feel inadequate by being tall, literate, intelligent and compassionate.  Or that ACORN still exists.  Or that we don't need an EPA.  Or that the best way of helping poor people is by letting them starve.


Indeed. Insane stuff like TFA usually comes from the same side. Other countries have small fringe parties that spout this kind of sewage, in the US it rules half the country.
2014-03-04 08:11:14 AM
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: hubiestubert: What in the chocolate covered f*ck

Do you use a choux, filo, or puff pastry for yours?
I've experimented with choux, but it's too eggy.
Filo is just too brittle.
Puff pastry turns into a battered, soggy mess.

Any suggestions?


Don't f*ck pastries, man. Just don't.

Funny story, from another Farker* who is no longer with us. Back in the day, he worked at a local supermarket, and worked with a special person named Dookie. Dookie would disappear every day, about the same time, and the crew could never figure out where he went. So, one day, they decided to follow him when he went on his daily sojourn. In a back storeroom they found him, in an act unclean, with a bavarian filled, and slowly crooning the name "Jennifer" who happened to be a rather attractive cashier. Once the manager spoke, and the unpleasantness of him getting his pants up, the manager asked Dookie how long he'd been engaged in this peculiar habit, and he answered, "Since I got here." And when asked what he did with the pastries afterward, "I put them back..."

Don't get the pastries from the Westfield Stop 'N Shop. Just. Don't.

*Dookie Does Donuts, if you ever get to hear the full poem and song associated with this tale, stay and listen to the whole dang thing. Tim--if you ever get back on to Fark, we miss you, man.
2014-03-04 04:00:54 AM
1 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: DeaH: King has a point. How could a business know you're gay if you don't tell them? I mean, sure, the requested two grooms at the top of the cake might mean your gay, but if you don't say anything, they won't know! When you order flowers for your wedding, it may be standard practice to include both parties' names for the order, but you could just use initials, and they'd never know. We just need to institute a Don't Ask; Don't Tell policy for gay weddings. It worked so well in the military!

King is going to institute a system of badges that different groups will be required to wear. I'm surprised no one had thought of it before.


I know!  We should use triangles!  Some groups will get ONE triangle, and other groups can get TWO triangles superimposed on each other!  It'll be great!  We could even make a chart of which group gets what symbol.
2014-03-04 02:55:23 AM
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: FTFA
King said LGBT individuals are trying to "perfect special rights for self-professed behavior."

Like religion?

"And the one thing I referenced when I say 'self-professed,' how do you know who to discriminate against?" he said.

Indeed. Against whom should you discriminate?


WWJD?  Whom Would Jesus Discriminate (against)?
2014-03-04 01:15:47 AM
1 votes:
So what's the difference between Steve King and Stephen King?

One is known to write voluminous amounts of nonsense, at times and in turn horrifying, perverse, revolting, and self-referencing.
The other lives in Maine.

/seriously, this sounds like the plot from Needful Things
//beware the walkin dude
2014-03-04 12:51:51 AM
1 votes:

zzrhardy: So, some person could claim to be gay so as to trick someone into treating them the same as everyone else...  wait, what?


The gays could trick employees into committing hate crimes instead of ordinary crimes. Employees can randomly shoot patrons and face attempted manslaughter or murder charges. But gay patrons who are shot will dramatically claim it was a hate crime. Banning them from businesses is the only practical solution. Plus, God. Not sure exactly how He fit in there, but He adds some gravitas to an argument.
2014-03-04 12:47:50 AM
1 votes:

Unobtanium: I've tried to get my brain around the reasoning for this latest round of legislative twaddle. I will admit to not reading the bills, but do the authors actually think this won't backfire in ways they haven't thought all the way through?

Am I supposed to be able to claim discrimination because a Jewish bakery closes for a week during Passover? Are they supposed to be able to throw me out because I am not Jewish?

How far does this go before they realize, "oopsie?"

Somebody link to the Tom Lehrer song, "National Brotherhood Week."


If I must.
2014-03-04 12:12:49 AM
1 votes:

06Wahoo: Unoriginal_Username: So, these folks are OK with businesses denying services to people because their religion is against gays/Muslims/what ever. Does that mean he would back up a business denying services to certain Christians because they are bigoted assholes?

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/03/03/arizona_fallout_mr_sulu _d oesn_t_like_me_gay_hairdresser_refuses_service_to_nm_gov

Funny, you complain that you think the Right couldn't handle having the tables turned, all while the left is showing their own hypocrisy.

So, let's turn this back around.  A gay activist denied service to someone who disagrees with their lifestyle (and some no doubt take no issue with this).  Does this mean that they would back up a business denying services to gays because of their views?

/Clearly, the answer is obvious.
//And the hypocrisy is galling.
///Quite frankly, I believe that anyone should be able to deny service to anyone else as they see fit.
////But whining about someone else doing it, then doing it yourself, does not serve your cause.
//And I know he is supposed to be "making a point".
//The only point I got is that this activist is a first class douchebag.


I'm guessing Rush was just as butthurt about this too:

s3.amazonaws.com
2014-03-03 11:09:18 PM
1 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: DeaH: King has a point. How could a business know you're gay if you don't tell them? I mean, sure, the requested two grooms at the top of the cake might mean your gay, but if you don't say anything, they won't know! When you order flowers for your wedding, it may be standard practice to include both parties' names for the order, but you could just use initials, and they'd never know. We just need to institute a Don't Ask; Don't Tell policy for gay weddings. It worked so well in the military!

King is going to institute a system of badges that different groups will be required to wear. I'm surprised no one had thought of it before.


Well, I heard he wants to set aside a special night for gay people to shop for tableware and bar ware, a Crystal Night, if you will.
2014-03-03 11:08:30 PM
1 votes:

meatofmystery: how do these f*ckheads get jobs outside of shoveling sh*t on a pig farm?


By appealing to people even stupider than they.
2014-03-03 10:58:13 PM
1 votes:

Circusdog320: Sooooo then...Christianity is a self professed behavior..hey does anyone have a slice of cake!?!


Self professed Christians are likely not Christian at all. Yes I will have some cake.
2014-03-03 10:50:51 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: What in the chocolate covered f*ck


Do you use a choux, filo, or puff pastry for yours?
I've experimented with choux, but it's too eggy.
Filo is just too brittle.
Puff pastry turns into a battered, soggy mess.

Any suggestions?
2014-03-03 10:22:35 PM
1 votes:
What in the chocolate covered f*ck did I just read?

And I've read some pants on head retarded crap fair often here...
2014-03-03 09:40:50 PM
1 votes:

Unobtanium: do the authors actually think this won't backfire in ways they haven't thought all the way through?


Yes. They're counting on the fact that we're not all assholes like they are.
2014-03-03 09:39:28 PM
1 votes:

WraithSama: Snark aside, my wife is bi-sexual,


Pics or it didn't happen.
2014-03-03 09:26:19 PM
1 votes:

rattchett: Mr. King seems to suggest that being gay is a choice.  Which is great - choice is what makes us human.  We get to determine, ignoring all other factors, our path in life.   That said, what does that choice mean?  I will forego happiness in this life for contentment in the next?

Every thinking person knows this train of thought is complete and utter bullshiat.  A gay person does not choose to be gay.  That's hard work.  They are being who they are and they are worthy of respect or derision because of who they are as people, not who they love.


Yep. Just ask them when they chose to be straight.
2014-03-03 09:25:27 PM
1 votes:

06Wahoo: Unoriginal_Username: So, these folks are OK with businesses denying services to people because their religion is against gays/Muslims/what ever. Does that mean he would back up a business denying services to certain Christians because they are bigoted assholes?

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/03/03/arizona_fallout_mr_sulu _d oesn_t_like_me_gay_hairdresser_refuses_service_to_nm_gov

Funny, you complain that you think the Right couldn't handle having the tables turned, all while the left is showing their own hypocrisy.

So, let's turn this back around.  A gay activist denied service to someone who disagrees with their lifestyle (and some no doubt take no issue with this).  Does this mean that they would back up a business denying services to gays because of their views?

/Clearly, the answer is obvious.
//And the hypocrisy is galling.
///Quite frankly, I believe that anyone should be able to deny service to anyone else as they see fit.
////But whining about someone else doing it, then doing it yourself, does not serve your cause.
//And I know he is supposed to be "making a point".
//The only point I got is that this activist is a first class douchebag.


It isn't hypocrisy; it's a shiatty example and you know it. The fact that you can't tell the difference between "I don't want to do business w
2014-03-03 09:16:05 PM
1 votes:

DeaH: King has a point. How could a business know you're gay if you don't tell them? I mean, sure, the requested two grooms at the top of the cake might mean your gay, but if you don't say anything, they won't know! When you order flowers for your wedding, it may be standard practice to include both parties' names for the order, but you could just use initials, and they'd never know. We just need to institute a Don't Ask; Don't Tell policy for gay weddings. It worked so well in the military!


King is going to institute a system of badges that different groups will be required to wear. I'm surprised no one had thought of it before.
2014-03-03 08:58:15 PM
1 votes:

trappedspirit: ifarkthereforiam: How many of these self-professed Christian businesses are doing business on the Sabbath?

So Chick-fil-a gets a thumbs up from you.  Great.


Not from me, though: They're open between Friday sunset and Saturday sunset.
Stone 'em.

/No, not really.
//Still won't eat hate chicken.
///It's treif.
2014-03-03 08:55:08 PM
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Mr. King, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
2014-03-03 08:38:54 PM
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Unoriginal_Username: So, these folks are OK with businesses denying services to people because their religion is against gays/Muslims/what ever. Does that mean he would back up a business denying services to certain Christians because they are bigoted assholes?


http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/03/03/arizona_fallout_mr_sulu _d oesn_t_like_me_gay_hairdresser_refuses_service_to_nm_gov

Funny, you complain that you think the Right couldn't handle having the tables turned, all while the left is showing their own hypocrisy.

So, let's turn this back around.  A gay activist denied service to someone who disagrees with their lifestyle (and some no doubt take no issue with this).  Does this mean that they would back up a business denying services to gays because of their views?

/Clearly, the answer is obvious.
//And the hypocrisy is galling.
///Quite frankly, I believe that anyone should be able to deny service to anyone else as they see fit.
////But whining about someone else doing it, then doing it yourself, does not serve your cause.
//And I know he is supposed to be "making a point".
//The only point I got is that this activist is a first class douchebag.
2014-03-03 08:29:49 PM
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Circusdog320: [img.photobucket.com image 586x449]


*applause.gif*
2014-03-03 08:28:26 PM
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FTA:  "And the one thing I referenced when I say 'self-professed,' how do you know who to discriminate against?"

How about NO FARKING DISCRIMINATION?   NONE?  Ya see, then the gheys can't "trick" you into hate crimes!!!
2014-03-03 08:19:37 PM
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Zeppelininthesky: DrPainMD: Zeppelininthesky: Steve King is a bigot. Plain and simple. If you do not want to extend the same rights given to every other American, you are a bigot. Period.

Unless you want to extend the right to freedom of association to every American. In that case, you're a bigot if you DO want to extend rights to everybody.

Doublethink, how does it work?

Why would gays not get the exact same protections under the law that straight people enjoy?


I don't know. Why wouldn't they? Everybody had the same rights (the right to freedom of association) before the Anti-Civil Rights Act of 1964, yet everybody was whining about equal rights.
2014-03-03 08:14:41 PM
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Quasar: King said LGBT individuals are trying to "perfect special rights for self-professed behavior." He added that their rights aren't covered under equal protection because sexual orientation can be "willfully changed" and cannot be "independently verified."

Even ignoring the stupidity of the whole "homosexuality is a choice," I'm curious why he thinks religion qualifies for protection against discrimination and homosexuality does not.


No, he believes that religion should be a legal justification for business owners who provide public accommodations to discriminate against groups of people.
2014-03-03 07:31:03 PM
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meatofmystery: how do these f*ckheads get jobs outside of shoveling sh*t on a pig farm?


They didn't qualify. They couldn't pass the intelligence tests.
2014-03-03 07:11:38 PM
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Satanic_Hamster: Couldn't businesses get around the cunning plans of the gays by....  Not discriminating against them?


Well now you're just being silly. Everyone knows the whole point of owning a business is to enforce your personal code of morality.
2014-03-03 07:09:54 PM
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thornhill: I kinda want to troll the GOP and run for office in Alabama on the platform of separate drinking fountains for gays, creating a Department of Jewish, Gypsy of Homosexual Affairs that they'd all have to register with, force them to wear a pink triangle, etc. to see if I can force my opponents in the GOP primary to move to the left of me.


They'd probably think it was a good idea and move to the right of your position.
2014-03-03 07:02:54 PM
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blacknite: i wish i could start a recall on this guy, but i doubt anyone would listen.

/he does represent me
//just not what i or anyone else believes.


i left a month before the last election, part of me wanted to stay to vote against him one last time, the other part was happy to not be disappointed anymore.

i worked with a guy who thought he was the greatest thing ever. "he's REAL, he gets us and he is who WE ARE"

i was filled with a sadness that day, that people who take pride in ignorance and hold dim views of aspiring for actual betterment.
2014-03-03 06:59:30 PM
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meatofmystery: how do these f*ckheads get jobs outside of shoveling sh*t on a pig farm?


You know the average person? Half of voters are stupider than that.
2014-03-03 06:49:11 PM
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blacknite: i wish i could start a recall on this guy, but i doubt anyone would listen.

/he does represent me
//just not what i or anyone else believes.


Me neither. My only relief is that he no longer represents my home town, thanks to redistricting.

Now, if only the limpdicks at the IA Democratic Party would wage a decent campaign and candidate against him.
2014-03-03 06:39:30 PM
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I kinda want to troll the GOP and run for office in Alabama on the platform of separate drinking fountains for gays, creating a Department of Jewish, Gypsy of Homosexual Affairs that they'd all have to register with, force them to wear a pink triangle, etc. to see if I can force my opponents in the GOP primary to move to the left of me.
2014-03-03 06:37:51 PM
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Boo_Guy: meatofmystery: how do these f*ckheads get jobs outside of shoveling sh*t on a pig farm?

They slowly worked their way up from the farms,  now they shovel it for their constituents

ALEC.

Slight correction there.
2014-03-03 06:35:55 PM
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All I got out of the article is that Rep King is interested in turning gay tricks... or something like that.
2014-03-03 06:31:47 PM
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nmrsnr: Remember, Steve King also thinks that a "sexual predator can pick that girl off the playground at the middle school and haul her across the state line and force her to get an abortion to eradicate the evidence of his crime, and bring her back and drop her off at the swing set, and that's not against the law in the United States of America."

So... yeah.


He also thinks that because humans box dogfighting is OK.

Seriously, f*ck Steve King with a rusty chainsaw.
2014-03-03 06:30:08 PM
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"perfect special rights for self-professed behavior."


This is inter-galactic grade derp.
2014-03-03 06:29:02 PM
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2014-03-03 06:20:50 PM
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So, some person could claim to be gay so as to trick someone into treating them the same as everyone else...  wait, what?
 
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