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2020-04-09 8:36:54 PM  
Cool idea for many reasons, especially hope & love.
 
2020-04-09 8:45:37 PM  

AirForceVet: Cool idea for many reasons, especially hope & love.


I get that. I really do.

I also remember the gold stars in the windows.
 
2020-04-09 10:57:18 PM  
I put up my Christmas lights a couple of weeks ago
 
2020-04-10 12:54:27 AM  
Rainbows are for gays.

Use bees 🐝 instead.

Clan Crozier has bees on its crest.

And it can represent all the people still working.
 
2020-04-10 1:36:00 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Rainbows are for gays.

Use bees 🐝 instead.

Clan Crozier has bees on its crest.

And it can represent all the people still working.


Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.
 
2020-04-10 2:18:49 AM  
Did anyone ask the gays?
 
2020-04-10 2:19:45 AM  

Notabunny: I put up my Christmas lights a couple of weeks ago


My daughter's been doing chalk drawings and messages on the sidewalks.

/lots of rainbows
 
2020-04-10 2:22:54 AM  
Hey, no, fark you. We gays stole it from Christians fair and square. It's ours now. Come up with your own hope thing, or I won't know who's safe to hit on.
 
2020-04-10 2:22:57 AM  
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/kidding
//rainbows were a very Christian thing (especially in the 70s) until they got crazy about gay people
 
2020-04-10 2:26:47 AM  
Ok I missed something here......
 
2020-04-10 2:31:19 AM  
Uh, guys, what about Hawaiians with those driver's licenses with rainbows?

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!!!!
 
2020-04-10 2:32:11 AM  
Back in the 2nd gulf war/we're farking tired of gwot, there were a ton of rainbow flags with "PACE" printed on them hanging from balconies in Italy. I bought one back then. Gonna have to find it. Seems appropriate
 
2020-04-10 2:33:54 AM  
Black Sabbath / Children of the Grave / 1974 California Jam
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2020-04-10 2:34:59 AM  
"I'm in a weird situation 'cause I like rainbows, but I'm not gay.
So I wear a rainbow on my shirt, but then under it, I gotta put 'Not Gay.'
But I'm not against gay people, so then under that I gotta put 'But Supportive.'
I just think it's weird that one group took refracted light.
Pretty greedy, gays."
- Demetri Martin
 
2020-04-10 2:36:23 AM  
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2020-04-10 2:41:19 AM  
Is that a symbol of god's promise it's the last time he will smite us with a pandemy?
 
2020-04-10 2:45:06 AM  
Interesting article.
 
2020-04-10 2:46:20 AM  
"where leprechauns have buried a pot of the gold they stole from the Vikings."

OMFG!  I didn't know about the last bit.  And why did it never occur to me to ask where that pot of gold came from in the first place?

I have some Irish and Viking in my ancestry, so my ancestors stole from my ancestors.

Sounds about right.  Don't expect any better of us today.
 
2020-04-10 2:47:54 AM  

koder: Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.


No.  Rainbows have been hijacked by gays decades ago.  It may have been intended to symbolize that we are all people or whatever the heck you meant by "we're part of the same people," but it does not in reality.  I found this out in the 1990s when I rented a dive apartment that did not include a shade for the ceiling light in the living room.  Not liking that, I suspended a rainbow kite from the fixture that I found in the park in front of my parent's house.  In short order I found drunken gay guys knocking on my door.

Be honest with yourself.  When have you last seen a rainbow that did not represent gays?  You may call me homophobic, but I really am not.  What the hell does someone's sexual preferences concern me?  Not at all.  I just do not care, but do not try to claim that rainbows do not symbolize gays.
 
2020-04-10 2:53:32 AM  
You can't own a farking rainbow.
What it may mean to you does not mean that it has to mean that to someone else.
There is no argument. Period. Full stop.

Rainbows are beautiful, awesome, amazing and for everyone who observes them.
 
2020-04-10 2:54:02 AM  
Double rainbows, now those are gay.
 
2020-04-10 2:56:17 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: koder: Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.

No.  Rainbows have been hijacked by gays decades ago.  It may have been intended to symbolize that we are all people or whatever the heck you meant by "we're part of the same people," but it does not in reality.  I found this out in the 1990s when I rented a dive apartment that did not include a shade for the ceiling light in the living room.  Not liking that, I suspended a rainbow kite from the fixture that I found in the park in front of my parent's house.  In short order I found drunken gay guys knocking on my door.

Be honest with yourself.  When have you last seen a rainbow that did not represent gays?  You may call me homophobic, but I really am not.  What the hell does someone's sexual preferences concern me?  Not at all.  I just do not care, but do not try to claim that rainbows do not symbolize gays.


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2020-04-10 2:57:11 AM  
42nd Infantry..the rainbow
 
2020-04-10 2:59:26 AM  
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If democracy was a 300-year flash-in-tha pan and it is the ultimate destiny of nations to be ruled by monarch, far better to be ruled by a mentally-competent monarch who recognizes Her constitutional limitations, as opposed to, say, a mad king.
 
2020-04-10 3:03:28 AM  
So that's why those stickers have been showing up all over my hospital.  A rainbow with a word at either end, I think hope and joy for most of them.  I find them annoying.  They're the randomly placed sticker version of a Che Guevara t-shirt.

Give me a damn cat in space picture or something, not a brightly colored frown with two "feels" I'm sorely lacking at the moment.  Here's a cat in space:

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I'll take and post a pic of one of the stupid rainbow things when I get to work in a few hours.  Fark can judge which is better.
 
2020-04-10 3:04:03 AM  
The PACE flag does look something like the gay flag, but it's upside down and some of the colors are different.
 
2020-04-10 3:05:48 AM  

padraig: Is that a symbol of god's promise it's the last time he will smite us with a pandemy?


God never made such a promise.
 
2020-04-10 3:07:38 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Rainbows have been hijacked by gays decades ago.  It may have been intended to symbolize that we are all people or whatever the heck you meant by "we're part of the same people," but it does not in reality.  I found this out in the 1990s when I rented a dive apartment that did not include a shade for the ceiling light in the living room.  Not liking that, I suspended a rainbow kite from the fixture that I found in the park in front of my parent's house.  In short order I found drunken gay guys knocking on my door.

Be honest with yourself.  When have you last seen a rainbow that did not represent gays?  You may call me homophobic, but I really am not.  What the hell does someone's sexual preferences concern me?  Not at all.  I just do not care, but do not try to claim that rainbows do not symbolize gays.


And have you seen what they're doing to the soil?
 
2020-04-10 3:09:32 AM  
If you find a pot of gold, then every little thing is gonna work out fine.
 
2020-04-10 3:14:54 AM  

koder: GreatGlavinsGhost: Rainbows are for gays.

Use bees 🐝 instead.

Clan Crozier has bees on its crest.

And it can represent all the people still working.

Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.


I agree, but rainbows in this context seem naively optimistic. Almost like what Donnie Pandemic-Profiteer is doing. He wants to skip all the destruction he's causing and jump right to the pot of gold.

fark him, we're strong enough to stand up for the people who don't have the luxury to daydream.
🐝
 
2020-04-10 3:16:07 AM  

Wyalt Derp: And have you seen what they're doing to the soil?


Rainbows?  Moistening it probably as they are a natural prism caused by water in the air.

/not sure what you are getting at
//not sure why people jump to the conclusion that I am not gay or bi
///all I pointed out was that rainbows represent gays
 
2020-04-10 3:21:25 AM  

ProdigalSigh: So that's why those stickers have been showing up all over my hospital.  A rainbow with a word at either end, I think hope and joy for most of them.  I find them annoying.  They're the randomly placed sticker version of a Che Guevara t-shirt.

Give me a damn cat in space picture or something, not a brightly colored frown with two "feels" I'm sorely lacking at the moment.  Here's a cat in space:

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I'll take and post a pic of one of the stupid rainbow things when I get to work in a few hours.  Fark can judge which is better.


That kitten is really starting to bother me.
I prefer to keep space secular.
 
2020-04-10 3:39:27 AM  

koder: GreatGlavinsGhost: Rainbows are for gays.

Use bees 🐝 instead.

Clan Crozier has bees on its crest.

And it can represent all the people still working.

Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.


Maybe we need a circular rainbow image to show full inclusion.  Just a suggestion, not a directive, mind you.

https://earthsky.org/earth/can-you-ev​e​r-see-the-whole-circle-of-a-rainbow
 
2020-04-10 3:40:59 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Wyalt Derp: And have you seen what they're doing to the soil?

Rainbows?  Moistening it probably as they are a natural prism caused by water in the air.

/not sure what you are getting at
//not sure why people jump to the conclusion that I am not gay or bi
///all I pointed out was that rainbows represent gays


I've never seen a gay person spend time insisting they aren't homophobic.

That's why I would assume from your Boobies you aren't gay or bi.

Now that hinted you might be gay or bi as some kind of gotcha, your contribution to the thread is even stranger.
 
2020-04-10 3:56:27 AM  

Iggie: koder: GreatGlavinsGhost: Rainbows are for gays.

Use bees 🐝 instead.

Clan Crozier has bees on its crest.

And it can represent all the people still working.

Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.

Maybe we need a circular rainbow image to show full inclusion.  Just a suggestion, not a directive, mind you.

https://earthsky.org/earth/can-you-eve​r-see-the-whole-circle-of-a-rainbow


I just think using a rainbow makes it really easy for the kind of people who want to ignore the existence of gay people.

There are many symbols that can be used besides rainbows.

Bees are known for being busy. Using the bee would be a reminder for people that while a great many of us can safely quarantine in our homes, there are still thousands of people working and putting themselves in harm's way to deliver our food, drive trucks, buses, ambulances and garbage trucks and work at the grocery store. Not to mention the police, firefighters and yes, doctors and nurses working with very little protective gear.

Oh, and this might not be over by a long shot. A vaccine won't be available FOR MONTHS. I think it's a bit premature to dreaming about the end of this.

(Please take no offense; this is a comment meant for the thread.)
 
2020-04-10 3:57:17 AM  

Smackledorfer: Moniker o' Shame: Wyalt Derp: And have you seen what they're doing to the soil?

Rainbows?  Moistening it probably as they are a natural prism caused by water in the air.

/not sure what you are getting at
//not sure why people jump to the conclusion that I am not gay or bi
///all I pointed out was that rainbows represent gays

I've never seen a gay person spend time insisting they aren't homophobic.

That's why I would assume from your Boobies you aren't gay or bi.

Now that hinted you might be gay or bi as some kind of gotcha, your contribution to the thread is even stranger.


Relax guy.  It was an experiment with predictable results.  Nothing I posted was anti-gay but was assumed to be.  I do the same with pot-heads sometimes, but they are easier targets.
 
2020-04-10 4:00:55 AM  
Moniker o' Shame:

Relax guy.  It was an experiment with predictable results.  Nothing I posted was anti-gay but was assumed to be.  I do the same with pot-heads sometimes, but they are easier targets.

Right. Everything went according to plan, you're just a social scientist.

Also stop using double-spacing after periods. You're on a goddamn computer.
 
2020-04-10 4:09:48 AM  
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2020-04-10 4:34:46 AM  

koder: GreatGlavinsGhost: Rainbows are for gays.

Use bees 🐝 instead.

Clan Crozier has bees on its crest.

And it can represent all the people still working.

Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.


There was something I wanted to say, but I'm not sure how to say it...

/White, cis, male
 
2020-04-10 4:41:02 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: koder: Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.

No.  Rainbows have been hijacked by gays decades ago.  It may have been intended to symbolize that we are all people or whatever the heck you meant by "we're part of the same people," but it does not in reality.  I found this out in the 1990s when I rented a dive apartment that did not include a shade for the ceiling light in the living room.  Not liking that, I suspended a rainbow kite from the fixture that I found in the park in front of my parent's house.  In short order I found drunken gay guys knocking on my door.

Be honest with yourself.  When have you last seen a rainbow that did not represent gays?  You may call me homophobic, but I really am not.  What the hell does someone's sexual preferences concern me?  Not at all.  I just do not care, but do not try to claim that rainbows do not symbolize gays.


I like to think of it as a symbol of acceptance. Sure, you have extremes in every group, but I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of folks who fly that flag are very accepting. Just don't be an asshole. Everyone gets their blood boiling when they're forced to confront an asshole. It's all about how you deal with it.
 
2020-04-10 4:45:06 AM  

NobleHam: Moniker o' Shame:

Relax guy.  It was an experiment with predictable results.  Nothing I posted was anti-gay but was assumed to be.  I do the same with pot-heads sometimes, but they are easier targets.

Right. Everything went according to plan, you're just a social scientist.

Also stop using double-spacing after periods. You're on a goddamn computer.


LoL. What's your opinion on the Oxford comma? It's a genuine question. I believe in one space after the period, and also the Oxford comma... But I won't hate on anyone over differing opinions.
 
2020-04-10 4:56:58 AM  
This is proof that this virus was created by the Gayluminati and is part of the gay agenda!
just one more sneaky way for the queer to creep in and pervert good, God fearing, straight, gender conforming folks. next thing you know these unsuspecting rubes will be buying Subaru outbacks and driving to brunch!

They have already claimed the high ground in San Diego!
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/transgender
//pansexual
///queer AF
 
2020-04-10 5:08:42 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: (Please take no offense; this is a comment meant for the thread.)


No offense taken, whatsoever.  Just making an observation while self-medicating for anxiety, if you know what I mean.  Just trying to figure out where I fit in to all of this.

/in the process of accepting that I'm non-binary
//wishing non-binary had been an option while still a teenager and struggling with these things
///feels guilty for looking at this through a personal lens, instead of being selfless
 
2020-04-10 5:14:07 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: koder: Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.

No.  Rainbows have been hijacked by gays decades ago.  It may have been intended to symbolize that we are all people or whatever the heck you meant by "we're part of the same people," but it does not in reality.  I found this out in the 1990s when I rented a dive apartment that did not include a shade for the ceiling light in the living room.  Not liking that, I suspended a rainbow kite from the fixture that I found in the park in front of my parent's house.  In short order I found drunken gay guys knocking on my door.

Be honest with yourself.  When have you last seen a rainbow that did not represent gays?  You may call me homophobic, but I really am not.  What the hell does someone's sexual preferences concern me?  Not at all.  I just do not care, but do not try to claim that rainbows do not symbolize gays.


I find the part that I bolded a little hard to believe.  Maybe one drunk gay guy saw it and hit on you?  I don't know.

A quick Google search suggests that the rainbow became a symbol for gay people  around 1978.  If that's wrong it certainly wasn't widely recognized as a symbol before then.  I remember hippies embracing rainbows before that.  I think Wavy Gravy told us to polish our rainbows in about 1972.

I think context matters.

This is a gay pride flag:

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This is a rainbow
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This is a peace sign:

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And this is a black man wearing a really bizarre rainbow suit.
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Is he gay?  I don't know.  He's probably being paid to wear that though.
 
2020-04-10 5:16:15 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: koder: Rainbows represent everyone; we gays just use them to remind everyone we're part of the same one.

No.  Rainbows have been hijacked by gays decades ago.  It may have been intended to symbolize that we are all people or whatever the heck you meant by "we're part of the same people," but it does not in reality.  I found this out in the 1990s when I rented a dive apartment that did not include a shade for the ceiling light in the living room.  Not liking that, I suspended a rainbow kite from the fixture that I found in the park in front of my parent's house.  In short order I found drunken gay guys knocking on my door.

Be honest with yourself.  When have you last seen a rainbow that did not represent gays?  You may call me homophobic, but I really am not.  What the hell does someone's sexual preferences concern me?  Not at all.  I just do not care, but do not try to claim that rainbows do not symbolize gays.


There are rainbows everywhere that don't symbolize gays, girls clothing, shoes, children's day car centers, car washes, pretty much anywhere someone wants to express happiness, freshness, breakthroughs, or water, you see them there. Either you are not seeing them, or you are making some really strange assumptions about the business and products using them.

But you are not alone, there was a story a couple of months ago about a young girl who was kicked out of her private school for violating their no gay policy because she wore a little girls top with a rainbow on it and her  birthday cake was rainbow stripped. Shockingly young girls like rainbows. her school saw the video of her birthday on Facebook and cried out that she had fallen in with the Sinister Gay Cabal TM, and booted her.

Am I saying you are homophobic? Not at all. but something in your perspective is kind of off if every rainbow you see makes you think of the gays.
 
2020-04-10 5:17:54 AM  

valenumr: LoL. What's your opinion on the Oxford comma? It's a genuine question. I believe in one space after the period, and also the Oxford comma... But I won't hate on anyone over differing opinions.


Pro, though I can't say I always remember to use it.
 
2020-04-10 5:20:56 AM  

NobleHam: valenumr: LoL. What's your opinion on the Oxford comma? It's a genuine question. I believe in one space after the period, and also the Oxford comma... But I won't hate on anyone over differing opinions.

Pro, though I can't say I always remember to use it.


Hehe, just in fun. I'm pretty sure I left an extra comma in that last post due to poor, drunk editing.
 
2020-04-10 5:23:55 AM  

Iggie: GreatGlavinsGhost: (Please take no offense; this is a comment meant for the thread.)

/in the process of accepting that I'm non-binary
//wishing non-binary had been an option while still a teenager and struggling with these things
///feels guilty for looking at this through a personal lens, instead of being selfless


Sending a virtual and corona free hug your way.
Accepting yourself, and then putting yourself out there can be terrifying steps. I wish you nothing but happines and love.

We queers may not have hijacked the flag, but we totally hijacked this thread.
(this does NOT qualify us for our free toaster though)
 
2020-04-10 5:27:33 AM  

Smackledorfer: Moniker o' Shame: Wyalt Derp: And have you seen what they're doing to the soil?

Rainbows?  Moistening it probably as they are a natural prism caused by water in the air.

/not sure what you are getting at
//not sure why people jump to the conclusion that I am not gay or bi
///all I pointed out was that rainbows represent gays

I've never seen a gay person spend time insisting they aren't homophobic.

That's why I would assume from your Boobies you aren't gay or bi.

Now that hinted you might be gay or bi as some kind of gotcha, your contribution to the thread is even stranger.


Stories like his happen all the time.

You find a kite in the park, take it home, and almost immediately after you got people knocking at your door. As soon as you answer they are like "Hi, my name is Keith. I couldn't help but noticing that you have a gay kite, and since I myself am gay, I thought I would stop by."

Nothing strange at all. It really happens.
 
2020-04-10 5:28:04 AM  

Stepqhen: Iggie: GreatGlavinsGhost: (Please take no offense; this is a comment meant for the thread.)

/in the process of accepting that I'm non-binary
//wishing non-binary had been an option while still a teenager and struggling with these things
///feels guilty for looking at this through a personal lens, instead of being selfless

Sending a virtual and corona free hug your way.
Accepting yourself, and then putting yourself out there can be terrifying steps. I wish you nothing but happines and love.

We queers may not have hijacked the flag, but we totally hijacked this thread.
(this does NOT qualify us for our free toaster though)


damnit I meant rainbow, this is what I get when I should be working from home instead of farking.

/ will now go sit in the box and feel shame
 
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