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2022-01-22 10:52:31 AM  
Remember when Jesus singled out people for persecution?
 
2022-01-22 11:02:02 AM  
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Pennsyltucky, the "T"
 
2022-01-22 11:02:29 AM  
In all fairness, every state has their "Alabama" part, except for Alabama.
 
2022-01-22 11:36:29 AM  
Pennnnnnsyltucky.
 
2022-01-22 11:46:21 AM  
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am
Stuck in a shiathole with you
 
2022-01-22 12:20:47 PM  
Just a reminder to all the straight who like to try to argue that we have equal rights now:

No we do not.
 
2022-01-22 12:21:12 PM  
If you can't hate the gays then this just ain't Merica.
 
2022-01-22 12:21:22 PM  
Start the bulldozers in Monroeville and stop when you hit Pottstown.

Then set everything on fire in between them that is still flammable.
 
2022-01-22 12:21:44 PM  
Magneto was right.
 
2022-01-22 12:24:30 PM  
The political makeup of the council, however, changed with the November municipal election, which ushered in a 7-3 Republican majority.

So they're getting exactly what they voted for.  No surprise there.
 
2022-01-22 12:25:25 PM  

dababler: Magneto was right.


This seems like an appropriate time to point out that I have you farkied for the quote "I have completed my evolution from a Magneto gay to an Apocalypse gay."
 
2022-01-22 12:26:20 PM  
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/went to school in the middle of the state
 
2022-01-22 12:26:22 PM  
The ordinance, which extends protections against discrimination to gay, transgender or genderqueer people in employment, housing and public accommodations, was passed in October by the then-Democratic majority council.
The political makeup of the council, however, changed with the November municipal election, which ushered in a 7-3 Republican majority.


Must've been some pretty uninspiring borough council candidates. Nancy Pelosi probably parachuted a bunch of milquetoast centrist candidates in there and discouraged everyone from voting. Oh well, no one to blame here except Nancy, the DNC, and possibly Chuck Schumer or other suitable boogeyman.

No other lessons to take away here. The voters did everything they could in the face of not having everything be perfect. A 7-3 Republican majority is almost certainly preferable to the horrors of an underachieving Democratic majority.
 
2022-01-22 12:27:12 PM  

Summoner101: The political makeup of the council, however, changed with the November municipal election, which ushered in a 7-3 Republican majority.

So they're getting exactly what they voted for.  No surprise there.


I'd bet you money the gays did not vote for this, but we're the ones who suffer for it.

This is why human rights shouldn't be up to a vote--minorities categorically cannot win votes for their own rights.
 
2022-01-22 12:27:43 PM  
"I don't know of any reasons for repealing it other than a political move," said Alice Elia, a Democrat and the former Chambersburg borough council president. "This issue should not be politicized. It's an issue of justice and having equal protection for everybody in our community. It shouldn't be a political or a Democratic or Republican issue. This should be something we are all concerned about."


News flash: Republicans do not want equal protection for everybody.  It's directly in the language they use, and it probably won't be too long before they outright put it in writing, like literally.  Not coded language or some asinine "no one needs protections except christians therefore everybody is equal" type statement.  Like flat-out "<minority> excluded from <legal right>" language.

Actually, they basically did that with gay marriage, so like that, but again and more intense.
 
2022-01-22 12:32:05 PM  
Right because freedom means you're telling people what to do.
 
2022-01-22 12:32:41 PM  
Sending reinforcements

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2022-01-22 12:33:04 PM  
People that are afraid of an invisible grandfather in the sky should not be allowed to make government policy.

Seriously, keep your stupid shiat in church and stop forcing your medieval bullshiat, fears and anxieties on the rest of us.
 
2022-01-22 12:33:39 PM  

LurkLongAndProsper: The ordinance, which extends protections against discrimination to gay, transgender or genderqueer people in employment, housing and public accommodations, was passed in October by the then-Democratic majority council.
The political makeup of the council, however, changed with the November municipal election, which ushered in a 7-3 Republican majority.

Must've been some pretty uninspiring borough council candidates. Nancy Pelosi probably parachuted a bunch of milquetoast centrist candidates in there and discouraged everyone from voting. Oh well, no one to blame here except Nancy, the DNC, and possibly Chuck Schumer or other suitable boogeyman.

No other lessons to take away here. The voters did everything they could in the face of not having everything be perfect. A 7-3 Republican majority is almost certainly preferable to the horrors of an underachieving Democratic majority.


Will be interesting when a discrimination lawsuit blows a $1m hole in the budget 3 years from now (when it is finally settled).
 
2022-01-22 12:33:59 PM  
You know who else repealed equal rights for LGBT?  What, are Jewish people next on the list or do you gotta go after "gypsies" first?
 
2022-01-22 12:36:00 PM  
I grew up in Pittsburgh and went to college in Philly.

We referred to the wasteland in between as "The Hole."
 
2022-01-22 12:39:59 PM  
"It was kind of a take back Chambersburg and let's go back to the 1950s the way we all liked it," said Sandra Mailey, chairwoman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee. "Everybody in Chambersburg didn't feel that way."

Why stop at the 1950's?  Go back even further.
 
2022-01-22 12:40:01 PM  
The one in the middle looks like Willie Nelson.
 
2022-01-22 12:41:39 PM  
The council Pres was rebuked for sending racist E-mails to constituents?  But he is definitely not racist or bigoted.
 
2022-01-22 12:41:56 PM  
I used to play a lot of paintball when I was younger.  Once or twice a year we would go play the huge scenario games in the Poconos, such as D-Day, Stalingrad, Battle of the Bulge, etc.

It was quite disturbing how many players on the German side were wearing full SS uniforms.
 
2022-01-22 12:42:32 PM  
So now you can deny a straight couple an apartment and explain to them directly that it's because they're not gay.  I doubt if any gay apartment owners will try to evict any straight couples, but it sounds like they could.  It wouldn't go over very well in that community of evil bastards.
 
2022-01-22 12:43:59 PM  

BMFPitt: I grew up in Pittsburgh and went to college in Philly.

We referred to the wasteland in between as "The Hole."


Have an ex who lived right outside Pittsburgh, I spent a lot of time out there. We occasionally traveled into Pennsyltucky to visit her grandma.

I agree entirely with that name. It's a farking wasteland befitting the name "The Hole."
 
2022-01-22 12:44:54 PM  
IIRC Chambersburg is the site of one of two Confederate memorials in PA (outside of those in Gettysburg).
 
2022-01-22 12:45:06 PM  
Southeast USA and International Rednecks
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2022-01-22 12:45:48 PM  

kdawg7736: [upload.wikimedia.org image 722x454]

Pennsyltucky, the "T"


Would remove Lehigh (suburbs of North Philly) and Centre (Penn State, Altoona, gay-friendly Bellefonte and Boalsburg) from the "T," but this is pretty damn accurate.
 
2022-01-22 12:45:58 PM  
Once again a reminder to never skip local elections. They affect your daily life much more than Trump or Biden, and the GOP will be focused on them in November - or whenever your local elections are held. City council, school board, library board. Research all of them and don't leave anything blank. You don't want to be watching you local library board burning books a year from now and realize it was because you couldn't be bothered to research the candidates and vote for the not-burning books candidate.
 
2022-01-22 12:50:18 PM  
Anything about 30 miles away from Philly or Pittsburg is usually a bunch of racist white knuckle draggers

Glad I live in the "blue" zone!

The people of Quakertown PA have William Penn rolling in his grave!
 
2022-01-22 12:51:24 PM  

sleze: LurkLongAndProsper: The ordinance, which extends protections against discrimination to gay, transgender or genderqueer people in employment, housing and public accommodations, was passed in October by the then-Democratic majority council.
The political makeup of the council, however, changed with the November municipal election, which ushered in a 7-3 Republican majority.

Must've been some pretty uninspiring borough council candidates. Nancy Pelosi probably parachuted a bunch of milquetoast centrist candidates in there and discouraged everyone from voting. Oh well, no one to blame here except Nancy, the DNC, and possibly Chuck Schumer or other suitable boogeyman.

No other lessons to take away here. The voters did everything they could in the face of not having everything be perfect. A 7-3 Republican majority is almost certainly preferable to the horrors of an underachieving Democratic majority.

Will be interesting when a discrimination lawsuit blows a $1m hole in the budget 3 years from now (when it is finally settled).


They will blame it on the libs and take the money from the funds for homeless shelters and schools.
 
2022-01-22 12:51:35 PM  
"It was kind of a take back Chambersburg and let's go back to the 1950s the way we all liked it," said Sandra Mailey, chairwoman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee. "Everybody in Chambersburg didn't feel that way."

And that's the rub, is t it. These people want a mythical yesteryear that most of them didn't experience first hand as an adult. It was an extremely repressive, dangerous time if you were not a white male protestant.

See also: the lavender scare
And also: operation paper clip where the US in its infinite wisdom invited actual Nazis into its intelligence agencies ostensibly to fight communism and ended up on the greatest post World War II Jew hunt ever.
 
2022-01-22 12:52:35 PM  

runwiz: "It was kind of a take back Chambersburg and let's go back to the 1950s the way we all liked it," said Sandra Mailey, chairwoman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee. "Everybody in Chambersburg didn't feel that way."

Why stop at the 1950's?  Go back even further.


The thing is, the version of the 50's they want to go back to was only ever on television. According to a lot of my oldest family members and my 90 year old neighbor, the 50's sucked ass. Lots of crime went unreported, the decade started with the Korean War, the nuclear age brought the spectre of nuclear annihilation, and god forbid of you were a woman or minority.
 
2022-01-22 12:52:45 PM  
A Pennsylvania Alabamwich.
 
2022-01-22 12:53:44 PM  
I grew up in Schuylkill county and can concur.
 
2022-01-22 12:53:56 PM  

Kubo: kdawg7736: [upload.wikimedia.org image 722x454]

Pennsyltucky, the "T"

Would remove Lehigh (suburbs of North Philly) and Centre (Penn State, Altoona, gay-friendly Bellefonte and Boalsburg) from the "T," but this is pretty damn accurate.


I dunno. I have a very good friend who ran to DC from Altoona because it wasn't safe to be an out gay man there. But that was in the 90s. Perhaps the place has evolved.
 
2022-01-22 12:54:32 PM  

fuhfuhfuh: runwiz: "It was kind of a take back Chambersburg and let's go back to the 1950s the way we all liked it," said Sandra Mailey, chairwoman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee. "Everybody in Chambersburg didn't feel that way."

Why stop at the 1950's?  Go back even further.

The thing is, the version of the 50's they want to go back to was only ever on television. According to a lot of my oldest family members and my 90 year old neighbor, the 50's sucked ass. Lots of crime went unreported, the decade started with the Korean War, the nuclear age brought the spectre of nuclear annihilation, and god forbid of you were a woman or minority.


Like most all decades, it sucked for people who weren't white with money.
 
2022-01-22 12:55:03 PM  

BMFPitt: I used to play a lot of paintball when I was younger.  Once or twice a year we would go play the huge scenario games in the Poconos, such as D-Day, Stalingrad, Battle of the Bulge, etc.

It was quite disturbing how many players on the German side were wearing full SS uniforms.


I know exactly where you would go to do that.  Yes, you are correct there were plenty of people in their SS gear for some of those fights.  I do think some of it was for the cosplay factor, since there were people dressed as the Allies or Russians too.  However, there are some true believers in that bunch that wore the SS stuff.

It was the only time I'd get to shoot people dressed as Nazis so that part was a blast though.  I'd always try to get a little closer so it would hurt more.
 
2022-01-22 12:55:53 PM  

CheatCommando: Kubo: kdawg7736: [upload.wikimedia.org image 722x454]

Pennsyltucky, the "T"

Would remove Lehigh (suburbs of North Philly) and Centre (Penn State, Altoona, gay-friendly Bellefonte and Boalsburg) from the "T," but this is pretty damn accurate.

I dunno. I have a very good friend who ran to DC from Altoona because it wasn't safe to be an out gay man there. But that was in the 90s. Perhaps the place has evolved.


A bit... Altoona is still in Pennsyltucky, but it's as close to a mid-PA metro area that there can be. If I were gay, I would definitely rather live in Boalsburg or Bellefonte than Altoona; that's true.
 
2022-01-22 12:58:57 PM  

CheatCommando: Kubo: kdawg7736: [upload.wikimedia.org image 722x454]

Pennsyltucky, the "T"

Would remove Lehigh (suburbs of North Philly) and Centre (Penn State, Altoona, gay-friendly Bellefonte and Boalsburg) from the "T," but this is pretty damn accurate.

I dunno. I have a very good friend who ran to DC from Altoona because it wasn't safe to be an out gay man there. But that was in the 90s. Perhaps the place has evolved.


"Why did you move to DC?"
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2022-01-22 12:58:58 PM  

edmo: Remember when Jesus singled out people for persecution?


The moneychangers?
 
2022-01-22 12:59:42 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: CheatCommando: Kubo: kdawg7736: [upload.wikimedia.org image 722x454]

Pennsyltucky, the "T"

Would remove Lehigh (suburbs of North Philly) and Centre (Penn State, Altoona, gay-friendly Bellefonte and Boalsburg) from the "T," but this is pretty damn accurate.

I dunno. I have a very good friend who ran to DC from Altoona because it wasn't safe to be an out gay man there. But that was in the 90s. Perhaps the place has evolved.

"Why did you move to DC?"
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Lol
 
2022-01-22 1:00:19 PM  
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2022-01-22 1:04:25 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: CheatCommando: Kubo: kdawg7736: [upload.wikimedia.org image 722x454]

Pennsyltucky, the "T"

Would remove Lehigh (suburbs of North Philly) and Centre (Penn State, Altoona, gay-friendly Bellefonte and Boalsburg) from the "T," but this is pretty damn accurate.

I dunno. I have a very good friend who ran to DC from Altoona because it wasn't safe to be an out gay man there. But that was in the 90s. Perhaps the place has evolved.

"Why did you move to DC?"
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2022-01-22 1:06:50 PM  

austerity101: fuhfuhfuh: runwiz: "It was kind of a take back Chambersburg and let's go back to the 1950s the way we all liked it," said Sandra Mailey, chairwoman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee. "Everybody in Chambersburg didn't feel that way."

Why stop at the 1950's?  Go back even further.

The thing is, the version of the 50's they want to go back to was only ever on television. According to a lot of my oldest family members and my 90 year old neighbor, the 50's sucked ass. Lots of crime went unreported, the decade started with the Korean War, the nuclear age brought the spectre of nuclear annihilation, and god forbid of you were a woman or minority.

Like most all decades, it sucked for people who weren't white men  with money.


FTFY
 
2022-01-22 1:11:09 PM  

sleze: LurkLongAndProsper: The ordinance, which extends protections against discrimination to gay, transgender or genderqueer people in employment, housing and public accommodations, was passed in October by the then-Democratic majority council.
The political makeup of the council, however, changed with the November municipal election, which ushered in a 7-3 Republican majority.

Must've been some pretty uninspiring borough council candidates. Nancy Pelosi probably parachuted a bunch of milquetoast centrist candidates in there and discouraged everyone from voting. Oh well, no one to blame here except Nancy, the DNC, and possibly Chuck Schumer or other suitable boogeyman.

No other lessons to take away here. The voters did everything they could in the face of not having everything be perfect. A 7-3 Republican majority is almost certainly preferable to the horrors of an underachieving Democratic majority.

Will be interesting when a discrimination lawsuit blows a $1m hole in the budget 3 years from now (when it is finally settled).


To which the people will vote in more republicans because they know how to fix the economy.
 
2022-01-22 1:14:06 PM  

sxacho: I grew up in Schuylkill county and can concur.


I live in Dauphin and concur.
 
2022-01-22 1:14:16 PM  

Aquapope: So now you can deny a straight couple an apartment and explain to them directly that it's because they're not gay.  I doubt if any gay apartment owners will try to evict any straight couples, but it sounds like they could.  It wouldn't go over very well in that community of evil bastards.


They should. They should just refuse service to Christians and Republicans. Got a cross necklace? No coffee. Got  GOP bumper sticker? Go buy cakes elsewhere.
 
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