nytmare: Who would you rather sleep in a tent with -- a fundamentalist teen, or a gay teen?
Mr. Coffee Nerves: Ahh, yes, yet another nerves-of-steel True American who'll shoulder Paw's trusty Remington 860 and face down the ChiComs and the brainwashed armies of the lesbian liberal atheist Islamofascisocialisticommunists in the name of Reagan who instantly starts shrieking "Unfair! UNFAIR!" when the media doesn't do what he wants.
Rincewind53: Calmamity: Uhm, if they really were doing a slow hand lowering thing like he says (as though the flag is lowering, I assume), then he really has a point.I think those kids are being exploited in a much crueler way by being indoctrinated with Christian bigotry, but that picture was bullshiat.Yeah, I'm a flaming liberal and even I agree that this was a breach of journalistic ethics.
lockers: "It really misrepresented what was going on," Stemberger told me. "There are children involved and that made it more outrageous. They were exploited and misunderstood."You adults told them to do it. Is it unfair to mention nazi's? It was your f*cking picture. How did you fail to see it as opposed to everyone else who caught it immediately? We both know you didn't you just wanted to call yourself a victim of this obvious thing so you can to the heat off of your homophobia.
Calmamity: Uhm, if they really were doing a slow hand lowering thing like he says (as though the flag is lowering, I assume), then he really has a point.I think those kids are being exploited in a much crueler way by being indoctrinated with Christian bigotry, but that picture was bullshiat.
HairBolus: if the point of this was just singing taps with an arm lowering gesture as opposed to doing a salute while maybe singing taps, then1) why do few if any kids look like they are singing.2) I count at least 4 kids who are doing the curled-in little finger salute.A reverse google image search shows all news-sites seem to have pulled the photo, however they may have just told google not to index it. For example it is still here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/image/correction-trail-life - boy-scoutsjpeg-081bfjpg/best resolution (click for new window)[extras.mnginteractive.com image 645x417]
Pitabred: just_intonation: Langston: Why? Because wingnuts can only be right-leaning? Or is that just your definition?I don't disagree that Limbaugh will probably have a field day with it. But what if the tables were turned and Rachel Maddow was lambasting these boys for something taken out of context. *She* would then be a wingnut as well, right? Or would she get a pass due to being non-right leaning?Wingnuts can most definitely be left leaning. But they don't typically get syndicated radio shows, elected to office, etc., they just get ignored by the "liberals" in the US here (most of us are actually pretty centrist by any sane definition).
squirrelflavoredyogurt: Wow, I was a boy scout and hadn't a clue that taps actually had lyrics. Sure somebody played it on the trumpet while we saluted the lowering of the flag each night at scout camp, but I actually had to google the lyrics because we never sang them. Also never heard of a slow lowering of the arm, but I suppose it's plausible.
rikkidoxx: It's pure MSM BS - the arms are raised at the beginning of Taps and slowly lowered during the playing so that at the end the arm is down beside their leg. The f**king MSM lies constantly.
just_intonation: Why? Because wingnuts can only be right-leaning? Or is that just your definition?I don't disagree that Limbaugh will probably have a field day with it. But what if the tables were turned and Rachel Maddow was lambasting these boys for something taken out of context. *She* would then be a wingnut as well, right? Or would she get a pass due to being non-right leaning?
just_intonation: I think this describes any group with any agenda, meaning that we're all (yes, we, and yes, all) wingnuts, and we should all hate each other because we don't think the way you think, even if we have a reasonable philosophy.But this is Fark, and there's no such thing as reasonable, right?
tfudtuckerpucker: It's true Tail Life USA bans gays, but did you know they also exclude... wait for it... JEWS. And MORMONS...
Nabb1: If they had a bunch of pictures of those kids and they were moving their arms around and that's the one they picked, yes, that is pretty low to run a picture of kids to make it look like they are giving a Nazi salute, even if they are being put into some sort of Boy Scouts knock off because their parents think the Boy Scouts are too liberal (Really?) or whatever. Those kids have enough problems.
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