Caturday Open Thread

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: One of the sound bites you had earlier, someone saying this is a kind of intolerance entering into the culture. I think it’s narrower than that. This is the culture of the left not being satisfied with making an argument or even prevailing in an argument, but in destroying personally and marginalizing people who oppose it, in the same way that proponents of climate change declare the issue closed. It’s over. There’s no debate. It is settled science.

    Therefore, anybody who is skeptical of that is considered anti-science and is called a denier, a conscious way to echo that there’s some kind of moral or intellectual equivalent of a denier of the Holocaust. In the same way, people are now declaring the national debate we have had for a decade or two on gay marriage is closed, and anybody who opposes gay marriage is a bigot and should be written out of polite society, ostracized and lose their jobs.

    And I think Andrew Sullivan, who not only is a gay activist but is the intellectual father of gay marriage, he wrote a book proposing it 15 years ago or so when it was considered weird, and he’s argued for the normalization of gay life. That’s been his cause. He calls it disgusting. He’s absolutely right. This is totalitarian discourse, and it shows a level of intolerance, it should be unacceptable, and people ought to be — ought to get what they’re giving out and feel a counter boycott.

    Video:

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  3. simofish says:

    I’m a lesbian and the Gay community DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME. They disgust me.

    • WMCB says:

      Honk! I know several gay or lesbian people who are shaking their heads, saying “this is just bullying and intolerance.”

    • DeniseVB says:

      You’re in good company ❤

    • threewickets says:

      Obama Prog activists have turned the Democratic Party into organized hate marketing 24/7. It’s depressing to watch. Might as well be the Middle East.

      • lyn says:

        Obama killed the Democratic Party with thunderous applause. Idiots. Obama is on the golf course today for the 165th time during his presidency.

        • DeniseVB says:

          And that “Boo’ing God” at their convention was disturbing and creepy too. Today’s Booker T. Washington’s birthday (I put a link to a tribute on the TCH FB page), haven’t seen a sign from the race card crowd yet. Maybe because ole Book manage to leave the REAL plantation in the late 19th century? Here’s a direct link to BOB’s blog if you’re not on FB…..http://bluebirdofbitterness.com/2014/04/05/happy-birthday-to-a-great-american-2/

        • threewickets says:

          Someday Obots and Prog activists will understand that hateful shark jumping propaganda = bullshit and lying which ultimately kills their credibility. Once you lose credibility, it takes forever to earn it back.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    With all due respect to Hillary’s supporters here, I’m just not sure she’s going to run. Stuff like this is going to haunt her, but she is selling a book, so I guess we have to buy it to read about her accomplishments as SoS ? This and a missing 6 billion$ at State? There’s a video and partial transcript at the link:

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/04/126809-think-youre-trouble-naming-hillary-accomplishment-wait-til-see-hard/

  5. Just some of what I see around Yellowstone. Sorry about the people crossing in front of me in the wolf video- some of the big time, big lens photographers have no consideration for those of us with point and shoots.
    http://retreattowonderland.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/random-photos-from-the-park/

  6. Gonna hop in the car and drive around in the Park. Maybe I can find one of the elusive big cats to fit in with the theme of the day lol.(The big cats are rarely seen- but they exist- Mountain Lions, Lynx and Bobcats- I have not been lucky enough to see one – Yet!

  7. Monster from the Id says:

    I can’t blame him. I used to live in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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  10. DeniseVB says:

    😀

  11. helenk3 says:

    hope this works

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    Post by The Amazing Wild Nature.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m on AOL/InternetExploder, how can I help? 😉

    • elliesmom says:

      When I was designing online curriculum, I used Firefox because it was the only browser I could design in that the pages could be seen without distortion on all of the other browsers. For example, anything created to look the way I wanted it to in IE had all kinds of formatting glitches when it was viewed in Safari. It just became habit when I stopped working to continue using Firefox. When the gaystapo went after Eich, I switched to Chrome. It was already.installed on my machine, it imported all of my bookmarks from Firefox in a second, and other than retraining the muscle memory about where on the screen to click, the move has been seamless. Why not ask how many of your regulars would be affected if you stopped accepting clicks from Firefox? And if it wouldn’t leave any crawdadders with no hole to hang in, and you want to make the statement, go for it?

      • The Klown says:

        That’s basically what I was thinking.

      • I gave up firefox a while back. Been using Chrome for a while- seems to load faster on my computer.

        • Somebody says:

          I’m still using FF, but I have chrome on my computer so I just have to do the mental think Elliesmom spoke of……..and move over my bookmarks or have my hubby do that for me.

          I avoid chrome because I don’t like bi brother er um google. People are talking about some other browsers like opera I may look into some of those.

          • Somebody says:

            Sheesh I haven’t even had a drink bi brother, LOL I meant big brother. Also, thing instead of think.
            In my defense I’m sick, I’ve been sick for 3 weeks. I have bronchitis, sinusitis and an ear infection. I kept thinking I’d kick it, but I guess I was getting worse so my husband made me a doctor appointment. He told me we were going out for lunch and shopping, but he drove me to the doctor instead. I know, I know he loves me…..but it was still trickery! The worst part was that he told them he was certain I had bronchitis and sure enough I did so now he thinks he’s a medical genius, argh.

        • cynic says:

          My son-in-law is a computer geek, and he convinced us to go from firefox to Chrome, months ago.

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  14. mothy67 says:

    As a gay man I want to sream from my roof top these people do not speak for me. EVER. Iam great uncle I am son I am brother I am friend I am coworker. All of those identities are more important to me than who I have sex with. I have been getting angrier by the day with the gay gestapo. . Pardon the pun but my sexual preference has dick to do with who I am as a human being. Life sucks and it can be cruelly unfair. But you grow up and you move forward. Take stock of what you do have. Celebrate what you have. My urchin has some issues about being raised wierdly but she has a future. The pity party was overbooked and left the dock I tell her hours before she was even a thought. Rightous indignation I get but poor me is dull. Paid the crud 20 bucks to write an essey on what Frozen was about. She may have an odd gay uncle sharing her life but she also gets to wake up to this freak in a tux singing Sinatra’s Under My Skin. Baby girl has created an affinity within more for lemonade.

    • votermom says:

      I think your little girl has the best uncle in the world.

      • mothy67 says:

        Thanks. Think I would be the worst parent ever. Will there ever come a day when I am not afraid for her? Never stops at first it was sudden infant death syndrome that had me terrified then it was toilet seats and bathtubs and outlets. I get cray cray. Then I get worried about worrying. Am i too controlling does she need more control. Hell. Why anyone would choose to get on this crazy train befuddles me(7 and she does have a healthy respect for Black Sabbath and for some reason Coltrane. Think iwas 30 before I had thd ability to lixten to him.

    • DeniseVB says:

      ❤ to Mothy !

  15. votermom says:

    Check out these cuties!!!!!

  16. mothy67 says:

    By the way being gay was never easy for me. I remember being 16 years old and having a bunch of guys jump on me and kick me senseless while they pissed on my face. I had just gotten off a dishwasher shift and was buying my mother a pack of Virginia. Slims ultra light one hundreds. 1983 the cost was 1.25 a pack. I will never forget because I went numb. WAlked into the store covered in urine the girls that were with the boys came in and laughed at me. I got the smokes placed them on the kitchen counter went back outside kicked in a cellar wiindow and cried myself to sleep on the cold hard cement. I would take that times infinity and a day to be blessed with my Hermoine Granger obsessed little brat.

      • mothy67 says:

        Sometimes I watch people and I get angry. I have nevet known what it is like to just exist. Born with a bum ticker. Had two holes in my heart and a bunch of faulty valves. Needless to say my childhood was not picture perfect. My family was outhouse dirt poor. Areal outhouse. Less than pleasant things happen to poor gay kids. But I gef to sit on my roof and hear the JOY in my little girl’s voice as she sings Let it Go. No way I would trade that. And I probably wouldn’t be tha man who appreciates it if I had not had my life.

        • leslie says:

          I know, mothy, when I hear my 3yr old grand baby (above) say,”D’eanna hear me sing Let it Go?” and then belt it out, it makes every bad thing in the world disappear. There are blessings in our lives.
          {{0}}

          • mothy67 says:

            Frozen is also a decent movie. I am one of those annoying great gay uncles who insists on a discussion after a film. She can shape her own thoughts but I want to make sure nothing is passive in her life. The movie is pretty much a how to guide to talk to your kids.

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    The SFGiants have three Brandons in their line-up: Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt and Brandon Hicks.

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  21. DeniseVB says:

    Watching My Best Friend’s Wedding for the 50th time (or more), such a great lesson of love and loss because Feminist. So sad.

  22. mothy67 says:

    votermom
    this is for you. I confess I know it is god awful but I love Ozzy and Guns n’ Roses. Dealing with a kid how can you not love this song

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    There is some serious disconnect going on at Hullabaloney.

  25. mothy67 says:

    votermom
    1989 or maybe 1990 drunk off my ass at Mcglintchys or Dirty Franks or J C Dobbs in the middle of the afternoon got front row seats for Guns and Roses. Funny cause I had just transferred from Purdue to Temple and Axel Rose was a “townie’ in Lafayette Indiana. Not a rock star. how can you not like Sweet Child o mine?

  26. The Klown says:

    #SFGiants are up 7-1 over the hated Dodgers in the 7th in Chavez Ravine. #BeatLA

  27. The Klown says:

    Spend eternity sharing a room in Hell with Fred Phelps.

    I say put all the haters in one big pit and let them spend eternity gnawing on each other.

  28. The Klown says:

    Legal Insurrection:

    Prop. 8 enshrined in the California constitution the definition of marriage as being one man, one woman, after the California Supreme Court held that limiting marriages to one man, one woman violated the California Constitution. The voters passed Prop. 8 to overrule the California Court’s interpretation.

    We covered the legal and political issues extensively here. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court never ruled on the substance of the issue, as the defenders of the Proposition were held not to have standing to protect the law after the California Attorney General (and now Governor) Jerry Brown refused to do so. That left standing a federal trial court ruling that Proposition 8 violated the U.S. Constitution.

    Back in 2008, of course, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and a clear majority of the nation accepted one man, one woman as the definition of marriage. Prop. 8 passed in large part because of strong support from Black and Latino churches and voters.

    The fury of those opposed to Prop. 8 was not directed at those Democratic politicians and Black and Latino groups, but at Mormons, who were influential in the proposition drive.

    […]

    The Mormon boycott never went far, though not for lack of trying, because Democrats and gay rights activists had a political problem. So long as major Democratic candidates supported what Prop. 8 enshrined, there was only so far they could go in demonizing supporters of traditional marriage.

    But the template was created that support for traditional marriage was a hate crime and pure bigotry, just waiting for the right political time to pounce.

    In April 2011, the law firm of King & Spalding came under an boycott threat when it agreed to represent the U.S. House of Representatives in a lawsuit defending the Defense of Marriage Act (signed into law by Bill Clinton).

    Not only was King & Spalding threatened with direct boycott and being kicked off law school recruiting calendars, its clients unrelated to the dispute were threatened with picketing and boycotts. Coca Cola, the largest client of King & Spalding, had nothing whatsoever to do with DOMA, yet it was threatened and reportedly pressured the law firm as a result. The specter of a law firm’s clients unrelated to a dispute being threatened with boycott for using the law firm on unrelated matters was unprecedented, as far as I know. King & Spalding dropped the representations, causing its attorney Paul Clement to leave and take the House as a client with him.

    The watershed event, however, was Barack Obama’s mid-campaign evolution in support of gay marriage in May 2012. That evolution was not much of an evolution; it’s pretty clear that Obama always supported gay marriage but chose political expediency for the 2008 campaign.

    Nonetheless, Obama’s evolution set free the demonization of anyone who supported traditional marriage as not merely incorrect, but beyond worthiness to participate even in private business activities.

  29. leslie says:

    “… it’s pretty clear that Obama always supported gay marriage but chose political expediency for the 2008 campaign.”
    I often agree with LI, but not this time. It’s clear to me that Barack Obama always supports whatever will garner him the most votes at the time – every time.

    • DandyTIger says:

      The fact that Obama in his books hinted that being gay was a lifestyle, and that his nearly lifelong senior advisors and friends, e.g., Jarrett, openly said being gay was a lifestyle choice, I tend to think those were and probably still are Obama’s true feelings on the matter. That is, assuming he really has any thoughts, on most any matter, other than recreation.

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