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Old 05-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #561
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it's gotta be a performance art piece

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For me it's not page 37, but page 19. I have the setting on 30 posts/page.
Some more posts and I can access the thread properly again.

ok, I see it is page 55 on my mobile,

I did not know we could change number of posts


sometimes when I post something exceptionally brilliant, and it is the last post on the page,
I feel bad that others may not get the same benefit of reading it as when it is at the top of the page and has the longer view time.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #562
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Sometimes I think the same thing, deep. But considering that my setting is on the aforementioned 30 posts/page, I have those thoughts only 1/3rd of the time you have them.
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Re that Nebraska lady. I can only hope that a) this is the result of mental illness and not her actual beliefs; and, if not, that b) she has no children that she has passed this hatefulness on to, and her special brand of hate will die with her.
If a God exists, I believe there's a special place reserved in Hell for people like this.
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relax
it's a performance art piece, inspired by Westboro Baptist Church and Bevis & Butthead
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Did I now break the thread too?
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Re that Nebraska lady. I can only hope that a) this is the result of mental illness and not her actual beliefs; and, if not, that b) she has no children that she has passed this hatefulness on to, and her special brand of hate will die with her.
Watching that video, she did actually look kind of mentally disturbed to me, and i actually ended up just feeling bad for her...
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Feeling bad? She's old enough to have gained some knowledge, but chose for ignorance and stupidity.
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Oh man, the dude behind her with the glasses he speaks for us all
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Now that I can see the posts again (as long as I don't go to the previous page), let's go on topic again.
This was an interesting thing I saw yesterday:
Bush '04 pollster: Change in attitudes on gay marriage across the board - POLITICO.com
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Former President George W. Bush's pollster for his 2004 re-election, Jan van Lohuizen, has put out a memo to Republican operatives suggesting a shift in the way the GOP discusses same-sex marriage
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“As people who promote personal responsibility, family values, commitment and stability, and emphasize freedom and limited government we have to recognize that freedom means freedom for everyone. This includes the freedom to decide how you live and to enter into relationships of your choosing, the freedom to live without excessive interference of the regulatory force of government."
But it looks like Romney didn't get that memo. Romney seeks evangelical votes; opposes gay marriage | Reuters
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Romney went right at the latest hot-button issue, bringing much of the audience to its feet in cheers by declaring: "Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman."
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Feeling bad? She's old enough to have gained some knowledge, but chose for ignorance and stupidity.
Yeah, you're right. But even if it is wilful ignorance and hatred, that's still something to pity - that someone would decide to focus on hatred and not tolerance. What a sad existence that must be!
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I wonder how most Republican people would look at the change Romney made from the Bush administration. Would they claim he's being ignorant, or that Bush was too soft?
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Polygamy is a choice. Wanting to marry your brother is a choice. Wanting to marry your pet goat is a choice.

Being gay is not.
Of course being gay is a choice - no one is forcing you to love someone of your own sex, you do it because you want to - that's what a free choice is.

Take me for example, I have a lot of attractive female co-workers in my office and the fact that I don't sleep with anyone of them is because I choose not to, nor am I inclined to - BUT if I wanted to I would......because that's my choice.
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Of course being gay is a choice - no one is forcing you to love someone of your own sex, you do it because you want to - that's what a free choice is.

Take me for example, I have a lot of attractive female co-workers in my office and the fact that I don't sleep with anyone of them is because I choose not to, nor am I inclined to - BUT if I wanted to I would......because that's my choice.
How is that comparable? Being gay or not being gay has nothing to do with practicing it. For your example, you have a lot of attractive females, that said, you are attracted to them. Do you have a choice in that? No. You either are attracted to someone or not. The CHOICE of not doing anything with that is yours.

Nobody who is gay or who is straight does this because they WANT to. It's because they are.
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Are you serious? How did you get that from what I said? I was just showing how flawed your line of reasoning was.

As far as the polygamy argument, that doesn't even warrant a response. You are smarter than that, much smarter.
Well, I said that the president shouldn' have said anything that would alienate certain segments of the population and you interjected slavery into the equation - which really isn't the same thing.

As for Polygamists - why should they be discriminated against? Why should gay marriage be legal while polygamy isn't?

btw - thanks for the compliment - I think that you're very smart yourself....
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Of course being gay is a choice - no one is forcing you to love someone of your own sex, you do it because you want to - that's what a free choice is.

Take me for example, I have a lot of attractive female co-workers in my office and the fact that I don't sleep with anyone of them is because I choose not to, nor am I inclined to - BUT if I wanted to I would......because that's my choice.

So you're bisexual?
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Of course being gay is a choice
Quite possibly the most ignorant thing I've read on these boards. I don't mean ignorant as in rude, I mean uninformed and unintelligent
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Take me for example, I have a lot of attractive female co-workers in my office and the fact that I don't sleep with anyone of them is because I choose not to, nor am I inclined to - BUT if I wanted to I would......because that's my choice.
The fact that you are not inclined to means that you are not sexually attracted to them.

It's not that I have only slept with men by choice, it's because I feel no sexual attraction towards women.

Jeez, who in this day and age still thinks that homosexuality is a choice?
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