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(Talking Points Memo)   Today, on "Republicans Reach Out to Gays," Texas GOP blocks Log Cabin Republicans from hosting booth at state convention   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 49
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2014-05-29 06:35:42 PM  
13 votes:
Um, subby? Maybe you could try studying American history before you make stupid comments? Look at black people in America. For centuries, white people enslaved black people, then segregated them, then denied them voting rights, and what happened as a result? Black people rose up and achieved greatness and equality. It's a similar story with women...for a long time, they were basically the property of men. They suffered abuse, they couldn't vote. But their adversities gave them strength, and now they have jobs and earn almost as much as men.

Would black people and women have been able to achieve these goals, win despite all the various adversities in their path, if things had simply been handed to them from the beginning? If they'd been like spoiled rich children born with silver spoons in their mouths?

That right there is the basic divide between Right and Left in America. The Right says, "I believe in your ability to overcome." The Left says, "I don't believe you can succeed without my handouts and concern." Which is truly the more enlightened view? I ask you that.
2014-05-29 06:54:17 PM  
6 votes:

Ambivalence: They think gays should go fark themselves,


I'm pretty sure Republicans are against that, too.
2014-05-29 06:29:12 PM  
6 votes:
And yet they're still Republicans. "But I love him! I believe in him. He'll change!"

 

Ambivalence: No no no, subby, you're mistaken.  Republicans are trying to reach out to women and minorities, not gays.  They think gays should go fark themselves, which is only marginally worse than what they say to women and minorities.


Their gay outreach only makes it as far as the nearest public restroom.
2014-05-29 06:37:21 PM  
5 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: Texas GOP blocks Log Cabin Republicans

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Is it because there's no high-fructose corn syrup?


Some of them prefer syrup.
I prefer jelly.
2014-05-29 06:03:51 PM  
5 votes:
So does that mean they will have to go be gay somewhere else?
2014-05-29 06:06:02 PM  
4 votes:
No no no, subby, you're mistaken.  Republicans are trying to reach out to women and minorities, not gays.  They think gays should go fark themselves, which is only marginally worse than what they say to women and minorities.
2014-05-29 08:32:05 PM  
3 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

/Hot.
2014-05-29 07:29:12 PM  
3 votes:

SkinnyHead: RedPhoenix122: SkinnyHead: But what about people who believe that marriage is between a man and woman, based on their religious views?

You mean bigots? Probably not, just as I doubt they have booths for white supremacists.

But isn't that ironic?


global3.memecdn.com

/seemed really appropriate for this thread
2014-05-29 06:32:48 PM  
3 votes:
If the democrat communist party is so inclusive, why doesn't it have booths for pedophiles, human traffickers,  Republicans and American Hero Cliven Bundy, huh? Huh? Huh?
2014-05-29 11:17:26 PM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: i honestly think he does it because these threads would be so much more boring if we didn't have a village idiot with a crazy viewpoint to talk to.


Yes.  He does the lard's work.
ecl
2014-05-29 11:03:25 PM  
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Um, subby? Maybe you could try studying American history before you make stupid comments? Look at black people in America. For centuries, white people enslaved black people, then segregated them, then denied them voting rights, and what happened as a result? Black people rose up and achieved greatness and equality. It's a similar story with women...for a long time, they were basically the property of men. They suffered abuse, they couldn't vote. But their adversities gave them strength, and now they have jobs and earn almost as much as men.

Would black people and women have been able to achieve these goals, win despite all the various adversities in their path, if things had simply been handed to them from the beginning? If they'd been like spoiled rich children born with silver spoons in their mouths?

That right there is the basic divide between Right and Left in America. The Right says, "I believe in your ability to overcome." The Left says, "I don't believe you can succeed without my handouts and concern." Which is truly the more enlightened view? I ask you that.


People have had strokes and died from reading PN... IMO he's a murderer.
2014-05-29 08:40:17 PM  
2 votes:

Zeppelininthesky: I am now wondering what a gay cake would be like. Is it fabulous?


Taste the rainbow.
2014-05-29 08:13:53 PM  
2 votes:
The booth design they submitted

i57.tinypic.com
2014-05-29 07:57:25 PM  
2 votes:

Corvus: You know "gay-marriage" doesn't force man and woman married couples to get divorced.


Well it just lost my support!
2014-05-29 07:26:45 PM  
2 votes:

RedPhoenix122: SkinnyHead: But what about people who believe that marriage is between a man and woman, based on their religious views?

You mean bigots?  Probably not, just as I doubt they have booths for white supremacists.


But isn't that ironic?  Democrats are proud to be the "party of inclusion, the party of all people," unless you just happen to be the wrong religion.  Then they call you dirty names and tell you to get lost.
2014-05-29 07:19:39 PM  
2 votes:

RedPhoenix122: SkinnyHead: But what about people who believe that marriage is between a man and woman, based on their religious views?

You mean bigots?  Probably not, just as I doubt they have booths for white supremacists.


That just proves Democrats are the real racists.
2014-05-29 07:10:56 PM  
2 votes:

SkinnyHead: But what about people who believe that marriage is between a man and woman, based on their religious views?


You mean bigots?  Probably not, just as I doubt they have booths for white supremacists.
2014-05-29 06:36:13 PM  
2 votes:
Texas GOP blocks Log Cabin Republicans

c1.soap.com

Is it because there's no high-fructose corn syrup?
2014-05-29 06:25:06 PM  
2 votes:

SkinnyHead: "The Texas Democratic Party has always been proud to be the party of inclusion, the party of all people,"

So does that mean there will be a pro-marriage booth at the democrat convention?


Being for same-sex marriage IS pro-marriage, but nice try.
2014-05-30 01:10:54 PM  
1 votes:

SkinnyHead: Karac: The Democratic party does not care about your choice of religious. Christian, Jew, Muslim, atheist - they don't care. What they do get worked up about is when you try to take your religious views and write them into secular law.

We kind of have a thing about that whole 'separation of church and state' bit in the First Amendment.

I understand.  That's why the Democrat party is not a "the party of inclusion, the party of all people," as they claim.  They believe that religious people should not be entitled to have a voice in deciding such things as the definition of marriage.  They don't believe that the issue should be determined democratically, by the vote of the people of each state.  Instead, they think that the issue should be determined undemocratically.  That's why they're called the Democrat party, not the "Democratic" Party.


I hereby bequeath unto you your new handle:  PotatoHead. Go forth and Potato!
2014-05-30 10:06:21 AM  
1 votes:
i116.photobucket.com
2014-05-30 04:48:05 AM  
1 votes:

Corvus: SkinnyHead: But what about people who believe that marriage is between a man and woman, based on their religious views? Will the "party of inclusion, the party of all people" allow them to set up a booth at their convention?

Umm they can still have there marriage. You know "gay-marriage" doesn't force man and woman married couples to get divorced. Did you not know this?

"Gay Marriage" legislation is not MANDATORY gay marriage. You get that?


How can a man truly be free unless he can force everyone else to follow his version of morality?
2014-05-30 04:07:42 AM  
1 votes:
They need to change their name and reapply for a booth.

Ocean front property villa, 10+ bed, 6 bath, marble floors, coffered ceilings, 3 car garage, heated pool and elevator corporate retreat vacation home republicans.
2014-05-30 03:28:16 AM  
1 votes:
I'm not trying to be a bigot or a troll


static4.businessinsider.com
2014-05-30 02:02:47 AM  
1 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: cameroncrazy1984: i honestly think he does it because these threads would be so much more boring if we didn't have a village idiot with a crazy viewpoint to talk to.

Yes.  He does the lard's work.


It's not wrong.

Without those stupid conservatrolls, a lot of the fark politics threads would be either
"Well, that guy's an idiot"
"Yup.  Beer?"
"Fark yeah"

or

"You know, this democratic plan could be a little better if we did x"
"I think y would help"
"Let's combine them and do z, best of both worlds?"
"OK!  Now we drink!"

But only four or five posts a thread means nobody would get any ad money.  If SkinnyHead didn't exist, Fark would have to create him.

/Who knows, maybe they did
//I'm sure he pays for himself
2014-05-30 01:45:32 AM  
1 votes:

BMFPitt: They are more accustomed to reaching around for them.


Please. Like the GOP would ever show any goddamn common courtesy.
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
2014-05-30 12:34:40 AM  
1 votes:
assets.amuniversal.com
So very sad...
2014-05-30 12:07:27 AM  
1 votes:

Paris1127: I bet at their gatherings they play both kinds of music, country and western.


*looks up at the podium in the House*

.... Chicken wire!??
2014-05-29 11:43:45 PM  
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: Then again, the booth's design included three walls with 3" holes drilled in various places in the walls.


Kind of like a county fair kissing booth but....different.
2014-05-29 11:36:30 PM  
1 votes:

xanadian: /also, I live in the f#*%ing County.  Northern Deliverance country.  I think people up here are *born* Republican


Being a Republican is a Learned Behavior.

Benevolent Misanthrope: SkinnyHead: RedPhoenix122: SkinnyHead: "The Texas Democratic Party has always been proud to be the party of inclusion, the party of all people,"

So does that mean there will be a pro-marriage booth at the democrat convention?

Being for same-sex marriage IS pro-marriage, but nice try.

But what about people who believe that marriage is between a man and woman, based on their religious views?  Will the "party of inclusion, the party of all people" allow them to set up a booth at their convention?

Hell - in Washington State, the Dems run them for office until they turn their coats.


Actual quotation:
Today, it's the Republican Party that offers a big tent, welcoming different views, from moderates like Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Senator Steve Litzow, to conservatives in Eastern Washington

I bet at their gatherings they play both kinds of music, country and western.
2014-05-29 11:34:31 PM  
1 votes:
Then again, the booth's design included three walls with 3" holes drilled in various places in the walls.
2014-05-29 11:09:18 PM  
1 votes:

pueblonative: Pocket Ninja: Um, subby? Maybe you could try studying American history before you make stupid comments? Look at black people in America. For centuries, white people enslaved black people, then segregated them, then denied them voting rights, and what happened as a result? Black people rose up and achieved greatness and equality. It's a similar story with women...for a long time, they were basically the property of men. They suffered abuse, they couldn't vote. But their adversities gave them strength, and now they have jobs and earn almost as much as men.

Would black people and women have been able to achieve these goals, win despite all the various adversities in their path, if things had simply been handed to them from the beginning? If they'd been like spoiled rich children born with silver spoons in their mouths?

That right there is the basic divide between Right and Left in America. The Right says, "I believe in your ability to overcome." The Left says, "I don't believe you can succeed without my handouts and concern." Which is truly the more enlightened view? I ask you that.

Christ that is some concentrated stupid right there.


That's funny, your profile doesn't say you're new here...
2014-05-29 09:40:33 PM  
1 votes:
They probably didn't want the competition on Craigslist.
2014-05-29 09:08:51 PM  
1 votes:
Munisteri pointed out that pro-gambling and pro-marijuana legalization groups have also been denied booths in the past under that policy.

The Party of FREEDOM!
2014-05-29 08:39:52 PM  
1 votes:
Being a gay republican is like being a Jew who wants to join the Aryan Nations.
2014-05-29 08:19:55 PM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Noam Chimpsky: To be fair, they don't have a "Republicans who sodomize the opposite sex booth" either. Not that they don't like to do it, it's just that they don't feel there should be a booth for it.

That's a legal issue? Huh.


With the chimpster, it's all about the buttf**kin'.
2014-05-29 08:19:48 PM  
1 votes:
If you're a Log Cabin Republican, getting a booth at the Texas state GOP convention is the least of your problems.
2014-05-29 08:13:06 PM  
1 votes:
To be fair, they don't have a "Republicans who sodomize the opposite sex booth" either. Not that they don't like to do it, it's just that they don't feel there should be a booth for it.
2014-05-29 08:11:39 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-05-29 07:59:32 PM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Corvus: You know "gay-marriage" doesn't force man and woman married couples to get divorced.

Well it just lost my support!


I was hoping it was BOTH. I could get a man woman marriage AND a GAY marriage.
2014-05-29 07:57:10 PM  
1 votes:
Dear Log Cabin Republicans:

You are not really Republicans.  The Republican party, in none of it's forms - establishment, Tea Party, or Libertarian - will ever stop trying to curtail the rights of homosexuals.  Just look at how they treat African-Americans.  Decades after the end of segregation and Jim Crow and they're still trying to take away their right to vote.

You can cheer on cutting taxes for job creators.  You can cheer on deregulation for industry and allowing them to pollute as they will.  You can cheer on demonizing the poor and other minorities.  You can cheer on Birtherism, Agenda 21ers, gun nuts, and tough-on-crime types.

But no matter what you do, the rest of the Republican party will never, ever, ever fark you.
At least not in public.  They'll probably still let you suck them off through a gloryhole at the next convention.  You'll have to buy a ticket though to come in like the rest of the hoi palloi - they won't give you a backstage pass either.
2014-05-29 07:56:46 PM  
1 votes:

SkinnyHead: But what about people who believe that marriage is between a man and woman, based on their religious views? Will the "party of inclusion, the party of all people" allow them to set up a booth at their convention?


Umm they can still have there marriage. You know "gay-marriage" doesn't force man and woman married couples to get divorced. Did you not know this?

"Gay Marriage" legislation is not MANDATORY gay marriage. You get that?
2014-05-29 07:53:19 PM  
1 votes:
briansalmi.files.wordpress.com

Sorry but I have zero sympathy for the Uncle Tom's log cabin republicans.
2014-05-29 07:42:39 PM  
1 votes:

SkinnyHead: unless you just happen to be the wrong religion


Funny, I know quite a lot of pro-gay Christians. Actually, I'm not sure I know a single anti-gay Christian. Someone should tell them that they're apparently the wrong religion.
2014-05-29 07:31:45 PM  
1 votes:

xanadian: Ambivalence: Being gay is just one facet of any person's personality. There is always something more, and sometimes it's that more that leads them to think the republican party is pretty awesome.

I know several gay Republicans.  No, I haven't been hanging out at airport bathrooms. :P

/they're mostly under 25 for some reason


gay
under 25
republican

let me guess,
rich and white and going to inherit a ton of money ?
2014-05-29 07:27:52 PM  
1 votes:

Ambivalence: Being gay is just one facet of any person's personality. There is always something more, and sometimes it's that more that leads them to think the republican party is pretty awesome.


I know several gay Republicans.  No, I haven't been hanging out at airport bathrooms. :P

/they're mostly under 25 for some reason
2014-05-29 07:25:42 PM  
1 votes:

nmrsnr: RedPhoenix122: You mean bigots?

I'm sure that you are probably correct more than you are incorrect, but it is possible for someone to say "listen, if I created the universe, I'd want people to be happy in any way they can, but I fully, truly, and honestly believe that the Bible is the true and immutable word of God, and He says it's not cool. I didn't make the rule, and I don't like the rule, but who am I to countermand God?"

If you truly believe in God, this would not be a hypocritical position, just a sad one.


If they honestly truly believe that the Bible is the true and immutable word of God, then they should be fighting equally as hard against divorce.
2014-05-29 07:20:39 PM  
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Ambivalence: Benevolent Misanthrope: I simply cannot fathom why any gay person would ever even consider voting Republican.  Honestly.

Because they don't want lazy poors to get welfare? Because they hate taxes? Because they buy into the whole free market Randian crap many republicans do? Because they're gun nuts and want to protect their rights to carry assault rifles?

Being gay is just one facet of any person's personality.  There is always something more, and sometimes it's that more that leads them to think the republican party is pretty awesome.

Wow.  Just... wow.

Being gay is more than just a part of my personality.  That's like saying being Black is just a part of a person's personality.  As long as the Republican Party tells gay people we should be ashamed for being who we are and we should not have the same rights as the rest of the populace, why in hell would any gay person seek to further that?  And don't say it's only a small part of Republicanism - one look at the news will tell you it's the goddamn centrepiece of their social agenda.


On the other side of the coin, a few of my gay friends and acquaintances are ultra-conservative (especially economically), wealthy, country-club types who basically you could almost confuse with Mitt Romney (if Mittens finally ever came out of the closet).  They line up with the Dems on no issues, and line up exactly with the GOP on virtually every issue except gay issues.

Guess how many Republicans they vote for?  Approximately the same number I vote for--zero.  They hold their noses and vote for Dems or third party candidates even though they disagree with 90% of their platforms.  And, let's face it, they would have to be idiots to vote for a party that essentially views them as evil scum that are should be denied the basic rights enjoyed by any other citizen.  So I guess we can kinda thank the "big tent" GOP for turning away votes (and lots of campaign cash) that they would otherwise reap, and instead driving them into the opposition's camp.
2014-05-29 06:06:24 PM  
1 votes:
It's like the GOP *wants* to become irrelevant.
 
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